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Gulp ETD model.png
A render of Gulp from Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
Species Dinosaur[1]
Affiliation Ripto
First appearance Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999)
Latest appearance Crash Team Rumble (2023)
Portrayed by Gregg Berger

Gulp is a large, green dinosaur-like character who serves as one of Ripto's two bodyguards, the other being Crush.

General information[edit]

Physical Appearance[edit]

Gulp resembles a green, hulking dinosaur with two large horns protruding from his head, metal anklets above each foot. Like Crush, Gulp has a large pointed tooth sticking out from his lower jaw. When in combat, Gulp is equipped two large laser guns attached to his back.


Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage![edit]

Spyro facing off against Gulp in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy remake of Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!

In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Gulp is the second boss, and he is fought at Gulp's Overlook in Autumn Plains. Like with Crush, Spyro needs to have collected every Talisman in Autumn Plains before he can fight Gulp. Gulp first appears in the intro alongside Ripto and Crush. Here, Gulp is not wearing his laser cannons, and Ripto is seen riding on his back. Zoe grabs Ripto's scepter, and Gulp tries to eat her but ends up eating the scepter by accident instead. Later, when Spyro enters Crush's Dungeon for the first time, Gulp is seen in a flashback scene where Elora tells Spyro about how Crush, Ripto, and Gulp ended up in Avalar. It shows that after Hunter entered his birthday as the coordinates for the Professor's Super Portal, Ripto enters Avalar, and both Crush and Gulp land on top of him. As the Fairies take off with the Orbs to scatter them throughout Avalar, Ripto commands Gulp and Crush to take the Orbs from them, but they are unsuccessful. When Spyro enters Gulp's Overlook for the first time, a scene is shown where Ripto is about to feed Zoe to Gulp as a reward, but Spyro arrives on time to rescue Zoe, and the boss fight begins. Gulp starts off with ten units of health. Throughout the battle, Gulp tries to charge into Spyro and land onto him. Gulp also tries to shoot light green laser balls at Spyro, and as Gulp takes more damage, he shoots out an increasing number of them at a quicker pace. To attack Gulp, Spyro must utilize various weapons that appear from eggs dropped by pterodactyls; this includes either charging a metal barrel at Gulp, using his flame attack on a bomb at him, or spitting out a small rocket at him. Gulp is capable of eating the weapons—if Gulp eats either a metal barrel or a bomb, he unleashes a wave of energy balls, but if Gulp eats a rocket he spits it out, and the rocket trails after Spyro around the arena. Eventually Spyro manages to defeat Gulp after hitting him ten times.

In the epilogue of the original PlayStation version, Gulp is shown living a new life at the Society for the Protection of Abused Zoo. The graphic shows a Gemcutter, a Hippo, and a Baby Turtle riding on his back.

Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly[edit]

Gulp in the intro cutscene of Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly

In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, Gulp makes an appearance in two different cutscenes. He first appears during the opening cutscene along with Ripto and Crush. When Spyro asks Ripto what he wants, Gulp repeats the question to Ripto, who then angrily tells Gulp that he was not hired to think. In his threat, Ripto reveals that he originally found Gulp and Crush at Molten Crater, unemployed. Later, after Spyro completes Cloud 9, another cutscene is shown with Gulp, Crush, and Ripto. In it, Gulp does not have any speaking lines, and Ripto zaps both Gulp and Crush when he discovers that the Dragonflies are missing.

Spyro 2: Season of Flame[edit]

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In Spyro 2: Season of Flame, Gulp is featured as the second boss, just like in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and is fought at the end of Celestial Plains. Gulp retains his rocket launchers, but they are now attached to a metal shell on his back. To battle Gulp, Spyro needs to have rescued at least 50 Fireflies and then enter the portal to Starry Plains. In doing so, Spyro is taken to a lava arena where he must fight Gulp.

Like Crush, Gulp retains the ability to speak in full sentences. Before the battle begins, Gulp acts satisfied with Crush's defeat so that Ripto can make him second in command of all the realms. When Gulp notices Spyro, he laughs at him and calls it a "big mistake" for Spyro to face off against him. Gulp boasts about his impenetrable armor but admits that it makes it difficult for him to move around.

During the battle, Gulp attacks by firing homing rockets at Spyro. Because of his armor, Gulp is unaffected by Spyro's usual attacks. The only way for Spyro to attack Gulp is by picking up a homing rocket after it runs out of fuel and then throwing it at Gulp. Spyro must do this a total of four times to defeat Gulp. When Gulp is defeated, his metal armor breaks, and he is upset that he lost to Spyro again. Similar to when Crush was defeated, Gulp tells Spyro that he is too late at stopping Ripto as he is nearly done with his volcanic lair. Gulp then vanishes within an explosion.

Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy[edit]

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In Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy, Gulp is fought as the second boss alongside Crush at the end of Arctic Cliffs. Throughout the entire battle, Gulp is hovering in midair by using his metallic armor, which he retains from Spyro 2: Season of Flame albeit with a different purpose, while utilizing two antennae to create blasts of electricity to throw at Spyro. Before Spyro can attack Gulp, he must hit Crush three times. After doing so, Crush begins to hold up his shield, and Spyro can attack Gulp by tricking him into shooting an electric blast onto Crush's shield, causing it to bounce back at him. Spyro wins the battle once Gulp has taken three hits.

Other appearances[edit]

Crash Team Rumble[edit]

In Crash Team Rumble, Gulp serves as one of the arena hazards for Artisans Arena. When activated, he assists the team who summoned him by firing laser blasts down on the opposing team and cause earthquakes that inflict damage when they're on the ground.


“Ripto's henchmen may not be bright, but they sure do pack a wallop. Gulp is a big, green quadraped with a couple of rockets on his back. Crush is a big blue toothless winged dinosaur who carries a big club.”
Spyro 2: Season of Flame manual, page 11


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


  1. Spyro 2: Season of Flame game manual, page 11