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“The Luck of the Claw!”
    —Scratch's official catchphrase

Scratch is a winged cat who is one of the Air Skylanders in Skylanders: Swap Force.

Background

Personality

Scratch is a natural explorer, having investigated the crystal mines of her mountain home for days on end. She's still adventurous to this day.[2]

Biography

High in the peaks of Cats Eye Mountain sits a towering city of crystal and gold that can only be reached by creatures of the Air Element. It was here that Scratch spent her youth soaring playfully in the clouds or exploring the endless number of crystal mines. One day, an army of Pirate Greebles arrived in a fleet of airships, looking to steal ancient magic crystals buried deep in the mountain. Donning specially made armour, Scratch led an epic battle against the pirates, using her incredible fighting skills to defend the crystals and the city. Tales of her heroism soon made their way to Jet-Vac, who traveled to Cats Eye Mountain and recruited Scratch to the Skylanders.

Story

History

Born in a city of crystal and gold atop Cats Eye Mountain, the young Scratch loved soaring through the sky and searching through the many gemstone mines. Her idyllic life was shattered when a band of Pirate Greebles invaded in their fleet of flying warships, plotting to steal the magical gems that lied deep inside the mountain. Donning her golden armor, some sharp claws and a nasty temper, Scratch led the counter-attack against the invaders for days on end. Although she was fast and powerful, the sheer number of the villains threatened to overwhelm her. Until that is, she realized their airships were built around enormous balloons. A few carefully aimed claw slashes later, and the pirates were sent plummeting back back down to earth. From that day to this, no Greeble has dared return to Cats Eye Mountain, and the city is safe once more. Scratch's heroic deed caught the eye of Jet-Vac, who invited her to join the Skylanders.

Skylanders: Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon

Scratch and Flashwing were assigned by Spyro to search for Master Eon at Molekin Mine when the old Portal Master was kidnapped by Squirmgrub, who was an agent of Kaos. However, without a Portal Master to operate the Portals, it took long for the two Skylanders to reach their destination.

Rift into Overdrive

Under Knight Light's command, Scratch participated with the other Skylanders in defending Skylanders Academy from Kaos and his aerial armada.

Gameplay

Scratch's golden suit of enchanted armor comes equipped with moveable lasers that come from the crystal atop of her mask. The crystal claws of her gauntlets are able to cut through virtually any substance, from solid rock to hardened steel, meaning there are few enemies who can stand up to a scratching from Scratch.[3] When further upgraded, Scratch can regain health by collecting treasure.

Stats

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

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 6 (max. 36)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 110
  • Defense: 65
  • Agility: 100
  • Luck: 65

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.

Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Fantasm Forest

Cat Scratch Playful Pounce

Gem Affinity

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to scratch at nearby enemies.

Scratchsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Hold Attack 2 to shoot a moveable laser onto the ground, release to pounce where the laser was pointing.

Scratchsoulgempower
Price: 4000
Gain health from collecting gems, coins and money.

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

Wing Spark Silver Claws Whirlwing Silver Mask

Price: 500
Press Attack 3 to dodge an attack and knock away all enemies in an area around you.

Scratchbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Gain new silver claws that deal increased damage!

Scratchbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Hold Attack 3 to pull enemies into a massive whirlwind and do damage to all of them caught inside.

Scratchbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Gain a new silver mask! Hold Attack 2 to shoot a powerful new laser at the ground, release to do a devastating pounce attack that does increased damage.


Ruby
View Sapphire
Rubies boosts damage done to enemies!!
Sharpened Rubies Ruby Rage Ruby Mask
Scratchpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Sharpened Rubies grant increased damage to critical hit.

Price: 2200
Claw damage is increased. Hold Attack 1 to charge a claw attack, release to slash through nearby enemies.

Price: 3000
Hold Attack 2 to shoot a laser at the ground that damages enemies in a larger area.

Sapphire
View Ruby
Sapphire boosts speed and wind abilities!
Speedy Sapphire Sapphire Slash Sapphire Mask

Price: 1700
Speed is increased. Sapphires infused with the speed of wind!

Price: 2200
Claw damage is increased. Hold Attack 1 to charge a wing attack, release to shoot a vortex that pulls enemies into it.

Price: 3000
Hold Attack 2 to shoot a laser at the ground that damages and slows enemies.



Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Claw Swipe (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to perform a claw swipe attack.
  • Laser Pounce (Secondary Attack): Hold (X) to shoot a laser that can be moved around and damage enemies. When (X) is released, Scratch will pounce to that location doing additional damage to nearby enemies.

Upgrades

  • Flying Tornado (requires level: 3): Hold (Y) to create a suction tornado. The tornado will pull enemies closer and damage them. When completed, Scratch will finish with a final explosion that damages nearby enemies.
  • Laser Pull (requires level: 6): The beam for Laser Pounce (X) will now pull enemies closer and deal increased damage.
  • Claw Dash (requires level: 9): Hold (A) while not moving to crouch into an attack stance. When fully crouched push the Circle Pad in any direction to start sprinting into a claw spin that damages enemies.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "The Luck of the Claw!"
  • "A curious place."
  • "The jewel of the skies!"
  • "Moving right along."
  • "Clawing my way through!"
  • "A purrfect victory!"
  • "Up and away!"
  • "Fight and flight!"
  • "Alright!"
  • "Success is mine!"
  • "Skyward!"
  • "More power!" - level up
  • "Good kitty!"
  • "Away we go!"
  • "I'll take it!" - treasure
  • "Just scratching the surface." - when seeing stats
  • "Clawing my way to the top!"
  • "A hat fit for a cat!" -  when putting on a hat
  • "I'll wear this with pride!" 

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • Scratch resembles Nefertimon, a Digivolution form of Gatomon from the Digimon franchise.
  • Her catchphrase is a pun on the saying "the luck of the draw".
  • Scratch's voice actress, Kathryn "Kat" Cressida, is also the voice actress of Dee Dee from Dexter's Laboratory during Seasons 2 and 4.
  • Scratch is one of the few Skylanders who are able to heal themselves without eating food (others include characters like Wrecking Ball, Stealth Elf, Camo and Slobber Tooth).
  • One of her upgrades, Whirlwing, alludes to whirlwinds.
    • It also happen to be a pun on another Air Skylander, Whirlwind.
  • Like Sunburn and Flashwing, Scratch doesn't possess a Flight upgrade despite having wings, although she does fly while performing her attacks.
  • In her magic moment, Scratch briefly chases after a moving laser pointer, a common trait shared by felines who love chasing after moving shiny objects.
  • Scratch and Swarm are currently the only Air Skylanders without a blue colour scheme.
  • She is currently the only quadruped female Skylander to have visible teeth.
  • She, Flameslinger, and Freeze Blade are the only Skylanders that wear masks over their eyes.

References

  1. Tail Character Part in Imaginators
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 15
  3. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Air & Earth, page 35
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