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Species: Drilla
Gender: Male
Element: Life
Role: Swap Force
World: Drilla Empire
Appears in: Skylanders: Swap Force
Attacks/Actions: Punchy Monkey
Planted Turret
Monkey Call
Explosive Growth
English Voice Actor: Chris Fries
First Release: Skylanders: Swap Force
"If There's a Drill, There's a Way!"
    —Grilla Drilla's official catchphrase

Grilla Drilla is a Drilla who is one of the SWAP Force Skylanders in Skylanders: Swap Force. He is of the Life element. His Swap Force Ability is Dig.



In the distant jungles of what was once the sprawling subterranean city of the Drilla Empire, Grilla Drilla served among the guards for the Drilla King. Every seven years, the king would select the bravest and strongest guard to become their leader. It was during the last selection ceremony that a troll mining operation broke through the ground above them and quickly snatched the king, wanting to know the location of the famed Drilla Diamond. Having never ventured above ground, Grilla Drilla risked everything to defeat the trolls and rescue the Drilla King. In return for his bravery, Grilla was selected as the new leader. But he instead decided to join the Skylanders, where he could protect even more residents of Skylands.



Top Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Iron Jaw Gulch

Punchy Monkey Rings of the Golden Monkey

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to punch at nearby enemies.

Price: 3500
Soul Gem
Arm Drills become shiny gold, making punch attacks do extra damage.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Power Pods.

Monkey Call Silverback Reaching Mandrill

Price: 300
Press Attack 3 to summon a pair of crazy monkeys!

Price: 800
Press Attack 1 to unleash punches that deal increased damage.

Price: 1000
Press Attack 1 to punch at a longer range.

Monkey Master
Call in more powerful monkeys that attack nearby enemies.

Team Monkey King of the Jungle

Price: 1500
Monkey Call summons four monkeys at once!

Price: 2000
Monkey Call does increased damage. They're going bananas

Drilling Punches
Use new drills to maximize punching power!

Double Punch Primate Power

Price: 1500
Press Attack 1 three times to attack with both drills.

Price: 2000
Double Punch does increased damage. POW!

Bottom Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Iron Jaw Gulch

Planted Turret Adaptive Nature

Primary Ability
Press Attack 2 to plant a coconut turret that attacks nearby enemies.

Price: 3500
Soul Gem
All plants gain thorns that damage and push back enemies that step on them.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Power Pods.

Explosive Growth Spreading Like Weeds Nature's Bounty

Price: 300
Hold Attack 2 to charge a turret, release to plant a bomb plant that explodes and damages enemies nearby.

Price: 800
Explosive Growth bomb plants will explode into three smaller bombs

Price: 1000
Press Attack 2 to plant a coconut turret that shoots at nearby enemies. Press Attack 2 again to plant another.

Coconut Caretaker
Grow all new coconut turrets that do damage to large groups of enemies!

This Is Coconuts! Coconut Mayhem

Price: 1500
Turret projectiles now explode, causing damage to enemies in a small area.

Price: 2000
Coconuts do increased damage. Go nuts for the new and improved Coconut Blaster!

Banana Blaster
Grow new banana turrets that rapidly fire bananas at enemies!

Banana Split Go Bananas!

Price: 1500
Coconut turret upgrades into a rapid shooting Banana turret.

Price: 2000
Bananas do increased damage. Delicious!

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • 3DSpower1 (Primary Attack): 3DSpower1desc
  • 3DSpower2 (Secondary Attack): 3DSpower2desc
  • SWAPpower (SWAP Force Power): SWAPpowerdesc


  • 3DSupgrade1 (requires level: 3DSupgrade1level): 3DSupgrade1desc
  • 3DSupgrade2 (requires level: 3DSupgrade2level): 3DSupgrade2desc
  • 3DSupgrade3 (requires level: 3DSupgrade3level): 3DSupgrade3desc


Battle Cries

  • "If There's a Drill, There's a Way!"
  • "Get'n it done!"
  • "Excellent!"
  • "Every bit counts!" - when collecting coins
  • "Nice try... Kinda... Not really!"
  • "I feel right at home here!"
  • "Sweet!"
  • "Monkey see, monkey do!"
  • "Success, BIG time!"
  • "Perfect!"
  • "No more monkey business!"
  • "The DRILL with SKILL!" - stats
  • "More impressive than I thought!" - stats
  • "Hat or no hat, I look AWESOME!" - hat
  • "A SMASHING new look!" - hat

Character Trailers

Skylanders Swap Force - Grilla Drilla Gameplay Vignette (If There's a Drill, There's a Way)(00:19)
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Skylanders Swap Force - Grilla Drilla Soul Gem Preview (If There's a Drill, There's a Way)(00:13)
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  • His base is unique, as it has a large amount of dirt on top of the leaves, compared to the standard Life base which only has leaves.
  • Grilla Drilla's name is a play on Gorilla and Driller.
  • He is the second Skylander to create turrets, the other being Sprocket.
  • He is one of the few Skylanders with drilling related abilities (others include Drill Sergeant and Rubble Rouser).
  • His catchphrase is based on the quote, "If there's a will, there's a way".
  • In the 3DS version of SWAP Force, his secondary attack is to throw barrels similar to Donkey Kong.
  • In his Soul Gem preview, he is shown to have golden teeth during the gameplay.
  • During one of his idle animations, he can be seen picking something from his chest and then eating it, presumably a bug.
  • Out of every Skylander, Grilla Drilla currently has the longest catchphrase.
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