Guide By: HamKet
There are 45 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
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|Complete Chapter 3|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Brock in the arena.
|Complete Chapter 4|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Dreadbeard in a game of Skystones.
|Complete Chapter 5|
Story related. You will get this after freeing the giant robot from the ice.
|Complete Chapter 6|
Story related. You will get this after opening the Arkeyan vault.
|Complete Chapter 7|
Story related. You will get this after defeating the Chompy Mage in battle.
|Complete Chapter 8|
Story related. You will get this after destroying the shield gun.
|King of the Castle||10|
|Complete Chapter 9|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Brute the arena master in the arena.
|Complete Chapter 10|
Story related. You will get this after destroying the purple orbs and sinking the dreadnaught.
|Complete Chapter 11||(1)|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Drill-X.
|Complete Chapter 12|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Pipsqueak in the arena.
|Complete Chapter 13|
Story related. You will get this after completing all three of the Oracle's trials.
|Complete Chapter 14|
Story related. You will get this after opening the door to the city of Arkus and making your way inside.
|Complete Chapter 15||(2)|
Story related. You will get this after opening the door and entering the palace.
|Savior of Skylands!||150|
|Complete the Story Mode by recovering the Iron Fist of Arkus and defeating Kaos on any difficulty||(1)|
Story related. You will get this after defeating Kaos and his giant robot in Chapter 16.
|Complete the Story Mode on Nightmare difficulty||(8)|
Nightmare difficulty is unlocked once you beat the game. After doing so, select a new save file, and set the difficulty to Nightmare. You cannot change the difficulty of your existing save to Nightmare, nor can you change the difficulty on your Nightmare save once you start it.
|Earn 3 Stars on any Adventure Level|
You can earn three stars on each chapter in the game. One star can be earned each for completing all the story objectives, one for finding all the treasure, and one for what the game calls "dares" (playing quickly, beating lots of enemies, not dying, etc.). You do not need to earn all three stars in one run of a stage. In fact, you will need two runs at a minimum, as finding all the treasures will likely cause you to go over your time goal.
|Unlock your first Elemental area|
The first chance you'll get for this achievement is just after the Chompy pit in Chapter 1. Place a Life Skylander on the portal, and use it to unlock the area.
|A New Hero||10|
|Complete 1 Heroic Challenge|
Heroic challenges are unlocked after completing Chapter 2. Talk to Cali on the ship, and complete any of the available challenges within the given time limit. A new challenge is unlocked with every Skylander you use in the game. You can also buy new challenges in Auric's shop. They vary in task and difficulty, so level up and try again later if you're having trouble. You'll get a stat boost for your Skylander for each challenge you complete.
|1 and 0||10|
|Complete your first arena challenge||(2)|
Arena challenges are unlocked after completing Chapter 3. Talk to Brock on the ship and complete any of the available arena challenges to unlock this achievement. See "Great Gladiator!" for more details.
|Complete all 21 Arena Challenges||(5)|
There are three arenas with seven challenges each. The first arena unlocks after Chapter 3, the others unlock after Chapter 9 and 12. Talk to Brock on the ship and complete any of the available arena challenges to unlock this achievement. Complete all 21 challenges to unlock this achievement.
|Chapter 1 - Open all the Elemental areas||(7)|
There are three elemental areas to find, and you will need a Life Skylander, an Air Skylander, and an Undead Skylander to unlock them all. (These are the three types included in the starter pack.)
|Chapter 2 - Complete the Chain Pull Feat of Strength|
The chain pull feat of strength is found after you are introduced to the Drow Lance Master. After the cut-scene, walk to back and left. Use a Giant Skylander to toss the boulder aside, and move to the giant chain and press until done.
|Chapter 3 - Complete the Log Lift Feat of Strength||(1)|
The log lift feat of strength is found toward the end of the stage after Brock destroys the bridge you're trying to cross. After the cut-scene, walk toward the screen and left, where you'll drop down to another area. Use a Giant Skylander to approach the stack of logs, and press until done.
|Chapter 4 - Collect all of the Skystones||(1)|
For this achievement, you'll need to defeat four opponents in a game of Skystones, and acquire the Skystone the give you for beating them. You do not need to buy any stones from the merchant in the stage.
|Chapter 5 - Destroy 7 snowmen||(1)|
In this snow stage, there are snowmen scattered about the background objects that you can destroy. Destroy seven of them to get this achievement.
|Chapter 6 - Destroy all the Arkeyan Autogyros||(6)|
In this stage you'll be walking around in a giant robot, and you'll need to destroy the large flying autogyros to get this achievement. You do not need to worry about the smaller ones. They move quickly, and it can be difficult to hit them with your shots, so it's best to tackle this once you've played the stage a few times so you know where to expect them.
|Talker in a Strange Land||40|
|Chapter 7 - Talk to all of the Wilikins||(2)|
You'll need to talk to 25 Wilikins throughout the stage to get this achievement. It can be easy to miss one, so be sure to be thorough, and try to talk to them in the order below.
|Chapter 8 - Complete the level without getting directly hit by a cannon|
During this stage, you'll attempt to take out the shield. As you approach, there will be three stand-alone cannons, which you must destroy to fulfill the "Take Out the Big Cannons" objective. At the end of the stage, you'll need to zig-zag in front of an emplacement of cannons as you approach the end of the stage. You cannot be hit by any of these cannons to get this achievement.
|Chapter 9 - Destroy 10 Kaos Bust Statues|
While exploring Kaos' castle, you'll find busts of Kaos mixed in the destructible background objects. Destroy ten of them before the end of the stage to earn this achievement. They're pretty easy to spot, so this shouldn't be too tough.
|Chapter 10 - Shoot down 10 mines|
While defending the Dread-Yacht from attackers, you'll jump into the ship's turret. While in the turret, you'll be given various tasks to complete, one of them being "Clear the Mines." After completing that objective, just shoot down seven more. Basically, shoot everything that comes on screen, and you'll easily get this.
|Chapter 11 - Damage Drill-X by throwing a pipe at him||(1)|
Drill-X is the boss of Chapter 11. There will be two pipes sticking out of the ground, which you can use as cover during the fight. At the start of the fight, switch to a Giant Skylander, and pull one of them out of the ground and toss it at Drill-X's drill when it gets stuck in the ground. Make sure to do this in the beginning of the battle, as the pipes will get destroyed during the fight requiring a replay if you don't get it.
|Chapter 12 - Destroy 3 enemy huts with boulders Giants can lift||(1)|
At two points during this stage, you'll have fights where enemies spawn from out of a nearby hut. Switch to a Giant Skylander, pull up one of the boulders in the area, and toss it at the hut to destroy it (preventing any more enemies from spawning there).
|Chapter 13 - Destroy all the columns in the second trial||(1)|
During the second trial, you'll enter a large arena with a half circle of six stone columns. Attack each of these to knock them down, and destroy their debris. Once you've destroyed them all, the achievement is yours.
|Pedal to the Metal||40|
|Chapter 14 - Collect all 16 speed boosts in "The Long Hall" section||(1)|
As you fly about in your stolen autogryo, you'll find magenta energy orbs. These are speed boosts, and each section has a set amount to get. As you collect them, a counter will appear in the top right showing your running total for the area. For this achievement, you need to get all 16 in The Long Hall section.
|Freebot Isn't Free||10|
|Chapter 15 - Defeat Freebot in a game of Skystones||(4)|
Freebot is located not too far into the stage. Just after the first gate, there will be two spike traps on the floor. Face the screen and drop down between them. You'll land on a ledge with a wall your Giant Skylander can smash. Freebot is behind this wall. Challenge him to a game of Skystones and win, and this achievement is yours.
|Chapter 16 - Complete the chapter without taking damage from fire traps|
In this chapter, there a many fire traps which you must pass through in order to progress. Take your time, and wait for it to be safe before you pass through them. It's pretty easy to avoid the fire as long as you are patient. The achievement will unlock at the start of the battle with Kaos if you are successful.
|SkyStones - Capture 2 stones with 1 single stone|
In the game of Skystones, you can capture your opponent's pieces if your piece has more arrows than theirs. To capture two stones with one, you'll need to be able to place your stone between theirs and have more arrows than them on each side. If you do, you'll get their piece and this achievement. It might take a few games before you have strong enough pieces and the opportunity to do this.
|Don’t take any damage from Kaos' rockets during the mini-game on the Dread-Yacht||(2)|
After completing Chapter 7, you'll be able to go downstairs to the ship's turret on the Gun Deck. When you jump into it, you'll have the chance to play of one of three randomly selected mini-games (shooting sheep, barrels, or artillery shells). For this achievement, you want the mini-game where you shoot artillery shells, so keep playing and completing the mini-games until it appears.
|Collect soul gems for Tree Rex and Jet-Vac||(6)|
There is a soul gem hidden in each chapter. When found it will unlock an additional ability for the Skylander featured on the gem. For this achievement, you'll need to find the gem for both Tree Rex and Jet-Vac.
|Collect 10 Legendary Ship Parts|
Legendary Ship Parts allow you to customize the appearance of the Dread-Yacht. Each stage has one Legendary Ship Part hidden in it. Find ten of the sixteen available in the game to unlock this achievement.
|Collect 10 Story Scrolls|
Story Scrolls expand on the games backstory and lore. Each stage has one Story Scroll hidden in it. Find ten of the sixteen available in the game to unlock this achievement.
|Collect 10 Hats||(1)|
Hats are wearable items for your Skylander, which give them stat boosts. Each stage has at least one Hat hidden within. You can also buy them at Auric's shop, or win them by completing challenges. Get ten to get this achievement.
|To the Max||40|
|Level up any Skylander to level 15||(2)|
The maximum level any Skylander can reach in Skylanders Giants is level 15. To reach it, play with the Skylander of your choice as much as possible, and only switch out when you need to. If you do this, you should get to 15 by the end of the game.
|Purchase all upgrades for any one Skylander||(5)|
You can purchase upgrades for your Skylanders from Persephone. Save your money to purchase only upgrades, and don't buy anything from the shops until your Skylander is maxed out. You should be able to buy all upgrades by level 12. See "Spend That Loot!" for a way to get potentially unlimited money.
|Spend That Loot!||40|
|Amass 65,000 Treasure with any one Skylander||(8)|
This achievement is earned by having 65,000 treasure on one Skylander at the one time. It does not count any money already spent. This will not likely happen during your normal playthrough, and will require additional runs. Fortunately, there is a wonderful way to get potentially infinite money once you beat the game.
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