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This article is about the original character. For the character from the Legend of Spyro reboot, see Sparx (The Legend of Spyro). For his Skylanders counterpart, see here.

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Sparx's artwork for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Full name Sparx the Dragonfly
Species Dragonfly
Affiliation Spyro
First appearance Spyro the Dragon (1998)
Latest appearance Crash Team Rumble (2023)
Portrayed by Andre Sogliuzzo (Spyro series)

Sparx is a yellow dragonfly who is Spyro's constant companion throughout the Spyro the Dragon franchise. He serves as Spyro's health meter.


Sparx is a yellow-colored dragonfly whose voice is a high pitched buzz. In Spyro: A Hero's Tail he can communicate more fluently.


Sparx accompanies Spyro throughout his adventures. Since his debut in Spyro the Dragon, Sparx has appeared in nearly every Spyro game as Spyro's protector. Without Sparx, Spyro is susceptible to being defeated in one hit, but if Spyro is with Sparx, he can withstand a few more hits.

While Spyro and Sparx occasionally converse with each other, Sparx's focus in the Spyro series is more oriented towards gameplay than narrative: Sparx is the player's health meter personified. Whenever the player takes a hit, Sparx's body color changes, from gold, to blue, to green, and ultimately disappearing entirely, leaving Spyro vulnerable to defeat upon the next hit. The player can restore Sparx's (and, hence, Spyro's) health by defeating small creatures called "fodder" throughout each level. Doing so releases a butterfly, which Sparx devours, recovering one hit point in the process.

Aside from his function as a health meter, Sparx also assists by collecting nearby gems and treasure for Spyro. In later games Sparx's own abilities can be upgraded, including the ability to withstand an extra hit (first with a brighter shade of yellow to represent full health, but later with a shade of red to indicate low health), being able to retrieve treasure from a larger distance, or even the ability to retrieve gems directly from boxes without requiring Spyro to destroy them first. Sparx also points out the location of gems that Spyro has not collected yet.

Sparx also appears as a playable character in several mini-games throughout the later games in the Spyro series, such as several Gauntlet-style levels in Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Spyro: Season of Ice, and a rail shooter-style minigame in Spyro: A Hero's Tail.

Non-canon appearances[edit]

Crash Team Rumble[edit]

In Crash Team Rumble, Sparx is a living item that accompanies only Spyro. The yellow dragonfly also comes with his own set of customizable skins that can be unlocked through Spyro's character progression and challenges. During competitive matches, Sparx plays his original role by collecting nearby relics and wumpa fruit for Spyro. He also changes color depending on the amount of health Spyro has and disappears entirely if his health is low, but will return when Spyro regains health overtime.


“That's me! My job is to keep Spyro out of trouble. When Spyro takes a hit, I feel it, and I change color. I go from yellow (full health) to blue (medium health) to green (I'm losing it). One more hit and I'm a former dragonfly, and Spyro is on his own. You can help by making sure Spyro goes after plenty of fodder. That way I'll have all the butterflies I can eat - yum! - and keep my health up too!”
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! game manual

Voice portrayals[edit]

Voice Actor Appearance
André Sogliuzzo Spyro the Dragon (game), Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly,
Spyro: A Hero's Tail, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

Voice portrayals in other languages[edit]

Language Voice Actor
French Martial Le Minoux (2004)
Japanese Ai Satō (2000)


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


  • On the official Spyro the Dragon website, there is a web page where the Dragon News Network interviews Sparx. One question asks how he and Spyro met. According to Sparx, he used to crawl on Spyro's egg when he was a larvae and when Spyro had not yet hatched. Sparx described the outside world to Spyro, although they had little to relate to because Spyro had not yet experienced the world. One day, Spyro saved Sparx from being eaten by a bird, solidifying their friendship.[1]


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