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“Nature Calls!”
    —Zoo Lou's official catchphrase

Zoo Lou is a bear shaman who is one of the new Life Core Skylanders that was released alongside Skylanders: Swap Force.



A wild and wooly warrior, Zoo Lou doesn't suffer fools gladly.[2]


Descended from a long line of shamans, Zoo Lou traveled far and wide to the Seven Strange Strongholds – ancient, mysterious sites of great wonder in Skylands – where he studied the wisdom and fighting styles of the Seven Strange Mages. After many years of traveling and studying, Zoo Lou returned to find an army of trolls had invaded his sacred homeland to mine its natural magic resources. Zoo Lou’s warrior heart burned with fury. And having now mastered the enchanted art of communicating with nature and summoning animals, he unleashed his great mojo – attacking the trolls and single handedly freeing his lands once again. It was this heroic feat that caught the eye of Double Trouble, who then brought Zoo Lou to Master Eon and the Skylanders.



A bear shaman with a warrior's heart, Zoo Lou spent many years studying the wisdom of the Seven Strange Mages, gaining the ability to summon mystical animals to his side. When his studies were complete, he returned home, only to find it had been invaded by trolls. Zoo Lou flew into a rage, put his newly-acquired skills into action, and the entire troll army had to grin and 'bear' the beating of their lives.[3] Double Trouble witnessed Zoo Lou's heroic deed and brought the shaman to Master Eon, who proceeded to make Zoo Lou a Skylander.

Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon

Zoo Lou and Lightning Rod were assigned by Spyro to search Fantasm Forest for Master Eon, who was kidnapped by Squirmgrub.



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

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 6 (max. 56)
  • 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: 65
  • Defense: 95
  • Agility: 30
  • Luck: 120


Several images are missing in Zoo Lou's upgrade list. If you have the high quality images of their respective upgrades from the game of Skylanders, please add them in the links that are on the list.

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Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mudwater Hollow

Bird Call Wolf Call Birds of Prey

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to summon birds that will attack nearby enemies.

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to summon a helpful wolf ally.

Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 to summon up to five birds, release to have them all swoop in on enemies doing a devastating amount of damage.

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

Piggyback Ride Raging Boar Swoop Re-loop Better Beaks

Price: 500
Press Attack 3 to ride around on a wild boar, dealing damage to all nearby enemies. There is a short wait before this ability can be used again.

Price: 700
Boar does increased damage. Riding on a raging boar doesn't seem safe...for enemies!

Price: 900
Press Attack 1 to shoot spirit birds that will seek out enemies and attack them twice before flying away.

Price: 1200
Bird attacks do increased damage. Caw caw caw!

The Bucking Boar
Improve the pig and unleash the thrashing terror upon enemies!

Rough Rider Thicker Pigskin Hog Wild
Zoo Loupath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Press Attack 3 to ride around on a wild boar that kicks up damaging dust and rocks at nearby enemies.

Zoo Loupath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Armor is increased. Thicker skin reduces damage taken from attacks and insults.

Zoo Loupath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Press Attack 3 to ride around on a wild boar. After jumping off, the boar will continue to trample nearby enemies for a short time.

The Wild Wolf
Strengthen the bond with the wolf and train it to dig up items and attack enemies!

Alpha Wolf Hunger of the Wolf Hunter and Gatherer
Zoo Loupath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Press Attack 2 to summon a more powerful wolf ally that does increased damage and has more health.

Zoo Loupath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Each time the wolf attacks it gains increased attack speed.

Zoo Loupath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
The wolf will dig up food when health is low. Such a good little spirit pet!

None None None

Price: 5000
This Skylander has no Wow Pow.

Price: 5000
This Skylander has no Wow Pow.

Price: 5000
This Skylander has no Wow Pow.

None None None

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

None None None

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

This Skylander has no Battlecast card.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Unknown (Primary Attack): (Add description here)
  • Unknown (Secondary Attack): (Add description here)


  • Unknown (requires level: 3): (Add description here)
  • Unknown (requires level: 6): Unknown
  • Unknown (requires level: 9): (Add description here)


Battle Cries

  • "Nature Calls."
  • "Growing Stronger."
  • "Ahead of the Pack."
  • "Super-natural." - When leveling up
  • "Feeling the power." - When leveling up
  • "A big offering."
  • "Precious stones."
  • "Nature always wins."
  • "Naturally."
  • "Coming through."
  • "The nature of the beast."
  • "Moving ahead."
  • "It's second nature."
  • "My victory was foretold."
  • "Nature took its course."
  • "Things could get wild in here."
  • "Wild and wooly."
  • "The call of the wild."
  • "A wild-looking head dress." - When wearing a hat
  • "I look beastly."

Character Trailers

See also



  • Zoo Lou's name is a play on Zulu.
  • He is named after Lou Studdert, Activision's Production Coordinator for Skylanders.
  • His mystical weapon slightly resembles the Green Lantern Corps' abilities to create things out of green light.
  • He speaks with an African accent.
  • If Zoo Lou chooses "The Wild Wolf", the spirit wolf becomes black with glowing green outlines.
  • He resembles the comic book character Usagi Yojimbo, best known for his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearances.
  • On his artwork, the spirit birds face looks like Free Ranger, only without the crest.
  • He, Double Trouble, Sonic Boom, and Sprocket are currently the only four Skylanders that can summon an ally as their secondary ability.
  • He is currently the only Life Skylander on the 3DS to glide.
  • He is similar to Banjo from Banjo-Kazooie. They are both bears who attack with the help of birds.
  • Zoo Lou doesn't jump high as the rest of the Skylanders.


  1. Skylanders SWAP FORCE - Newest Characters Rundown (Pop Thorn Deflated!) Interview
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 92
  3. Skylanders Official Sticker Book (2014), page 35
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