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“Gusts and Glory!”
    —Gusto's official catchphrase

Gusto is an Air element Trap Master in Skylanders: Trap Team. He is included in the Nintendo 3DS Starter Pack.

Background

Personality

Gusto is a big guy with heart of gold. Not actual gold, of course, but Gusto's heart is just as precious.[1]

Biography

Gusto was once a cloud wrangler in the peaceful Thunderclap Kingdom, where he learned to master the wind under the guidance of the mysterious Cloud Dragon. But a day came when a fleet of dragon hunters appeared on the horizon, seeking to capture the fabled creature. Despite the danger, Gusto stepped forward to defend it. The hunters could see that Gusto was not a soldier and didn’t even have a real weapon – just a "curved stick." However, he was no coward! And, throwing his large boomerang, Gusto hit his surprised opponents again and again – until the hunters surrendered and were forced to retreat. For standing up for himself and protecting the Cloud Dragon, Gusto was given a new Traptanium Boomerang and made part of the Trap Team!

Story

Light in the Dark

Gusto was one of the Skylanders lead by Gearshift in the fight against Pain-Yatta's army of candy warriors. He and several other Skylanders fought a group of Candy Soldiers to save three Mabu before retreating into an old castle fortress to hold out when the army began to grow in numbers.

As they were cornered by the candy army within the fortress, Gusto and the other Skylanders served as Skylands' last line of defense, battling Pain-Yatta's army with all of their might. The candy army soon fell to pieces just as the Skylanders were becoming overwhelmed (thanks to the actions of the Light and Dark Skylanders in their fight against Pain-Yatta), earning the heroes their victory.

Gameplay

Mastering the wind, Gusto can throw his Traptanium boomerang with great force, which, of course, comes right back. He can charge his boomerang up, which adds electricity to the impact. Gusto can suck in enormous amounts of air, taking in his enemies as well, and blow it back out in a powerful gust that damages foes in the process.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: ??? (max. 0)
  • Speed: ?? (max. 48)
  • Armor: ?? (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 130
  • Defense: 130
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 170

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Chompy Mountain
Traptanium Boomerang Inhaler
Boomerangs 4 Breakfast
Gustoprimarypower

Primary Ability
Throw a Traptanium Boomerang.

Gustosecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Inhale enemies then spit them out.

Gustosoulgempower
Price: 4000
Inhale a Traptainium Boomerang in the air for a super-powered attack.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

The Breath of Life Twistin' in the Wind Electro-Rang Lots of Lungpower
Gustobasicupgrade1
Price: 500

Regain HP by inhaling enemies

Gustobasicupgrade2
Price: 700

Spin around and whack enemies with the boomerang.

Gustobasicupgrade3
Price: 900

Hold Attack 1 to charge up the Traptainium Boomerang.

Gustobasicupgrade4
Price: 1200

Can inhale more enemies at a time.


Air Ace
View Dizzy Destroyer
Improves the Traptainium Boomerang attacks.
BOOM-erang Rang Me Like a Hurricane Boomerang Buddies
Gustopath1upgrade1
Price: 1700

Traptainum Boomerang and Electro-Rang do more damage.

Gustopath1upgrade2
Price: 2200

Traptainium Boomerang attacks create mini hurricanes.

Gustopath1upgrade3
Price: 3000

Boomerang attack releases additional rangs that orbit and protect Gusto.

Dizzy Destroyer
View Air Ace
Improves Twistin' in the Wind attacks.
Spin Like the Wind Shocking Twists Lightning Ball
Gustopath2upgrade1
Price: 1700

Can perform Twistin' in the Wind attack for longer and spawn mini hurricanes.

Gustopath2upgrade2
Price: 2200

Twistin' in the Wind attack electrocutes enemies.

Gustopath2upgrade3
Price: 3000

Turn into an unstoppable Lightning Ball.


Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Boomerang (Primary Attack): Press Y to throw a mighty boomerang that hits multiple enemies.
  • Gale Force (Secondary Attack): Hold X to inhale strongly and damage any enemy caught in the gust of wind. Then, with a belly full of air, press X again to expel a powerful blast of wind.

Upgrades

  • Belly Slide (requires level: unknown): Press A to slide on your belly, damaging everything on the way.
  • Charged Boomerang (requires level: unknown): Hold Y to charge up then release the input to shoot out 3 boomerangs with increased speed and damage.
  • Power Gale (requires level: unknown): Hold X to execute a Gale Force attack with increased range and damage.

Trap Attack Preview

Gustotrapattack
Trap Attack: Fill up the Trap Attack gauge by defeating enemies and collecting TRAPTANIUM shards.
Once the gauge is full, press [L] to unleash a devastating attack, unique to each Trap Master!

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Gusts and Glory!"
  • "All right!"
  • "In with the wind!"
  • "Storm roaming in!"
  • "Go time!"
  • "Away we go!"
  • "Up wind!"
  • "To the skies!"
  • "Cool."
  • "Alright!'
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Excellent!"
  • "Easy breezy!"
  • "Look at it go!"
  • "What a breeze!"
  • "Needs more salt."
  • "Mm, tasty!"
  • "Bring in the storm!"
  • "Breezing through!"
  • "A storm is coming!"
  • "Better take shelter!"
  • "Go for the Gusto!"
  • "Nature's fury!"
  • "Gale force!" - when leveled up
  • "Power storm!" - when leveled up
  • "A storm is brewing!" - when Traptanium Boomerang glows
  • "Rang-a-tang-tang!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "A real downpour!"
  • "Taking the world by storm!" - when checking stats
  • "The forecast calls for greatness! Every day! Literally!"
  • "Let's throw caution to the wind, and, this hat!" - when given a hat
  • "I'm on cloud nine with this new hat!"
  • "The winds of change are blowing through!" - when given a nickname
  • "This name is a breath of fresh air!"

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • His catchphrase is a pun on the saying “Guts and glory".
  • Gusto, Dino-Rang and Roller Brawl all wield boomerangs.
  • His name is a Spanish word that means "taste", which could refer to his ability to swallow enemies and to spit them out.
    • In addition to this, he is similar to a Nintendo character, Kirby, since they are both able to swallow enemies.
  • Gusto, Smolderdash and Trigger Happy have the word "glory" in their catchphrase.
  • One of his upgrades "The Breath of Life" is a song.
    • Another one of his upgrades, "Rang Me Like a Hurricane" is a pun on a song ("Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions).

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 9
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