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Concept art of a Gnorc for Spyro Reignited Trilogy
First appearance Spyro the Dragon (game) (1998)
Latest appearance Spyro Reignited Trilogy (2019)
Notable member(s)
Gnasty Gnorc
Showman Gnorc
“Something complex that those brainless Gnorcs would never figure out.”
Phil, Spyro: A Hero's Tail

Gnorcs are a recurring species in the Spyro franchise. They were created by Gnasty Gnorc and commonly serve as his foot soldiers.


Gnorcs are bipedal, orc-like creatures with pointy ears, crooked teeth, four fingers, three toes and dark tone spots. They appear in a variety of colors such as green, yellow, purple, blue, and pink. Like their master, Gnasty Gnorc, most Gnorcs have personalities that are combined the short temper of a gnome and the bad attitude of an orc.[1]

There are some types of Gnorcs who wear metal armor, which protects them from Spyro's flame attack, but they can still be defeated by his charge attack. Conversely, the larger Gnorcs cannot be defeated by Spyro's charge attack but only his flame attack. Large Gnorcs who wear metal armor cannot be defeated by either attack. Usually, when a Gnorc is defeated, they release gems unless Spyro has already collected them.


Spyro the Dragon[edit]

In Spyro the Dragon, their debut appearance, the majority of enemies are Gnorcs. Gnasty Gnorc created them from the gems that he stole from the Dragon Worlds. With his new warriors, Gnasty Gnorc would attempt to take over the Dragon Kingdom.

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage![edit]

In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Gnorcs do not appear as enemies. Instead, there is a non-hostile variant of Gnorcs, known as Showman Gnorcs, who run a theme park in Dragon Shores.

Spyro: A Hero's Tail[edit]

In Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Gnorcs with their leader, Gnasty Gnorc, reappear as enemies and are under the control of Red. This time there are 3 types of Gnorcs, for example: A huge pink Gnorc which attack with ax & hammer, a middle blue Gnorc that attack with a sword and a small green Gnorc that shoot arrows. In each realms, the Gnorcs have have different outfits depending on where they are. After Red lose the battle, the Gnorcs are transformed into robots in Volcanic Isle by Red as a way to gain potential armor.

List of Gnorcs[edit]

Spyro the Dragon[edit]

Name Description
Goon Harmless Gnorcs that wander the Artisans home world. They flee at the sight of Spyro.
Gem Thief Gnorcs that carry a handful of gems and need to be chased down.
Soldier Gnorcs armed with a sword and shield.
Gnorc Warrior Large Gnorcs that carry oversized chicken legs and use them as clubs.
Gnorc Sentry Large Gnorcs that patrol the halls of Dark Hollow. Their fronts are armored but their backs are not.
Toreador Gnorcs that are found running from bulls.
Train Gnorc Gnorcs that pilot the trains in Sunny Flight.
Plane Gnorc Gnorcs that pilot the planes in Sunny Flight.
Foot Soldier Gnorcs that are found in the Peace Keepers home world.
Cannon Patrol Gnorcs that man cannons and use them to fire at Spyro.
Bird Wrangler Gnorcs that swing around their tamed vultures and slam them on Spyro.
Gnorc Musketeer Gnorcs that are found sleeping around Dry Canyon, but wake up and fire their blunderbuss at Spyro when he is nearby.
Fat Lady Female Gnorcs that stand around pots. When Spyro is close, they slap their Pueblos/Kamikaze Tribesmen into action to attack the dragon.
Pueblo Gnorcs found in Cliff Town that wear armored cloaks.
Snowball Trooper Green gnorcs that throw snowballs at Spyro.
Snow Gnorc Large gnorcs that are found in Ice Cavern.
Armored Gnorc Large gnorcs that can only be defeated by charging them off the edge of chasms.
Ski Patrol Gnorcs on skis that throw snowballs at Spyro.
Ice Gnorc Gnorcs created from the magic of Elder Wizards.
Kamikaze Tribseman Amored Gnorcs that are coaxed by Fat Ladies into charging blindly at Spyro.
Doctor Shemp A large Gnorc that was put in charge of the Peace Keepers world. He is found in the realm named after him.
Electro Gnorc Gnorcs that electrify the panels they stand on.
Gunner Gnorcs that wear turrets that fire electrical bullets.
Laser Gnorc Purple Gnorcs that wield electrical batons.
Gnorc Dude Gnorcs that are armed with knives.
Boat Gnorc Gnorcs that ride boats in Wild Flight.
Gnorc Balloonist Gnorc Warriors that stay afloat by the balloons they carry.
Gnorc-Adier Gnorcs that throw grenades/bombs at Spyro.
Copter Gnorc Gnorcs that fly on gadgets resembling helicopters.
Gnorc Commando Gnorcs that fire ammunition at Spyro.
Machine Gunner Short Gnorcs that carry weapons that launch rapid fire ammunition.
Gnorc Survivalist Yellow Gnorcs in survival gear that throw grenads/explosive barrels.

Spyro: A Hero's Tail[edit]

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Image Name Description
Armored Gnorc Similar to Unarmored Gnorcs except they wear a metal armor for protection. After breaking the armor from a charge attack, Spyro can use his fire breath to defeat the Armored Gnorc.
Huge Gnorc (Cloudy Domain).png Balloon-a-rang A variant of Unarmored Gnorc that hangs from a balloon.
Small Gnorc.png Gnorc Archer These are small, light green Gnorcs that carry a crossbow, which they use to shoot at Spyro. Gnorc Archers can be defeated from any attack.
Mer-Gnorc.png Mer-gnorc These are a hybrid between a Gnorc and a fish, and serve as aquatic enemies.
Middle Gnorc.png Middle Gnorc These are muscular blue Gnorcs who wield a knife.
Huge Gnorc (robot).png Robo-gnorc These are Gnorcs that have been converted into robots by Red to serve in his personal army.
Huge Gnorc.png Unarmored Gnorc Large, pink Gnorc that serve as basic grunts and common enemies. They can be quickly defeated from Spyro's flame attack.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Gnorc.


  1. Spyro the Dragon Instruction Manual, page 6

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