Spyro: Year of the Dragon features a well-known method of completing a given level in 100%. This time, however, instead of dragons, you have to retrieve dragon eggs, which is not always easy. Finding them often requires you to complete tasks assigned by encountered characters. This chapter describes locations of all eggs in the game along with the description of how to obtain them.
- Sunrise Spring
- Sheila's Alp
- Sunny Villa
- Cloud Spires
- Molten Crater
- Seashell Shore
- Midday Gardens
- Sgt Byrd's Base
- Enchanted Towers
- Icy Peak
- Spooky Swamp
- Bamboo Terrace
- Evening Lake
- Bentley's Outpost
- Fireworks Factory
- Charmed Ridge
- Frozen Altars
- Midnight Mountain
- Agent 9's Lab
- Crystal Islands
- Desert Ruins
- Haunted Tomb
In Sunrise Spring - the first location you visit in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, there are 5 eggs to be found:
1. The egg by the stream
This egg can be found next to the starting place. It is in a small glade between your current position and the passage to the level...
2. Learning how to jump
You receive the egg from the Hunter upon finishing the jumping tutorial.
3. Fly through the cave
After you finish the jumping tutorial, you will find yourself on a ledge opposite the entrance to Cloud Spires. There, you will find the entrance to the turbo flight cave. Fly through it to get to a small ledge at the end of the cave.
4. Smash the stones
By the entrance to the Molten Crater location, you will find a stone that can be smashed with a headbash. After that, you will find an egg.
5. The bottom of the lake
Jump into the lake and dive to find the egg at the bottom.
There are only three eggs in this location, all of which are related to the same task.
1. Help Billy get home
Billy's house can be found at the beginning of this location. Just use the mega jump ability.
2. Help Pete get home
Pete's house is located inside the cave. Reaching it requires beating Rhynocs. Additionally, you have to smash the rock blocking entrance to the house.
3. Help Bobby get home
Bobby lives at the end of this location. In order to reach that place, you have to get break way through Rhynocs's houses. You can destroy them with a stomp smash. Otherwise, the enemies will keep coming.
This location has six eggs. One of them requires you to cooperate with Sheila. The eggs can be found in the following locations:
1. The egg by the building
Upon reaching the cluster of buildings with large Rhynocs, you will encounter stairs. The egg is on the first step.
2. Hop to Rapunzel
Using the stairs on which you found the previous egg, you will reach the tower. You can jump from it into a niche with a portal. Go through it and you will get to the tower. To get the egg, you have to reach the top.
3. Glide to the stream.
You can reach the columns by jumping from the same tower you climbed to get the previous egg. This will get you to a small glade, in which you will find an egg.
4. Rescue the Mayor
Reaching the Mayor requires you to go through the corridor near the stairs you have climbed earlier.
5. and 6. Lizard Skating
Behind the Mayor, there is a corridor leading to a portal. Go through it to reach a skateboarding field. The Hunter will ask you to eliminate 15 lizards (twice). In the second challenge, you have only 3 minutes to do this, and you cannot fall off the skateboard.
This location has 6 eggs. All of them are collected by Spyro. The eggs are in the following locations:
1. Run along the wall
A small niche is in the area with three platforms. Inside it, you will find a Rhynoc - the egg is right behind him.
2. Turn on the cloud generator
You get the egg on the platform at the end of this level, from which you can enter a portal and a teleport.
3. Plant the sun seeds
Go through the portal on the aforementioned platform. There, you have to lead three sun seeds to a kettle. To do this, you have to breathe fire at them constantly so that they don't shrink.
4. Bell tower spirits
Go inside the teleport on the platform at the end of this level. Use the Superfly Powerup gate and burn all the ghosts living in the tower bells.
5.Bell tower thief
A thief is in the same place where you eliminated the ghosts. Catch the thief to get the egg.
6. Glide to the island
There is only one platform protruding out of this map. Jump on it from the roof of the temple - you will find the last egg.
There are six eggs in Molten Crater. You will not be able to get them during a single run. Two of these eggs can only be collected by Sgt. James Byrd.
1. The egg by the lava river
This is the first egg in this location. There is a huge rock on the glade divided by two lava streams. Go around the rock to find the egg.
2. Go to the Tiki Lodge
Upon reaching the last area in this level you will find a stone building. Talk to the statue standing inside it.
3. Catch the thief
The last area has two portals. Moneybags is standing next to one of them. If you pay him, he will open the portal for you. Go through the portal and you will find the thief - catch him to get the egg.
4. Supercharge after the Thief
This task is available in the same spot as the last one, only this time, the acceleration ramp is active.
5. Replace Idol Heads
This task can be completed by Sgt. Byrd. He has to collect 5 idol heads inside the volcano and then put them back on the statues' bodies. Each head is hidden in one of the volcano chambers.
6. Sgt. Byrd blows up a wall
After attaching all the heads, Sgt. Byrd will be asked to destroy one of the walls located in the main hall. This wall is cracked. Behind it, you will find a room with an egg.
This level requires you to cooperate with Sheila again. Similarly to most levels you have completed so far, this one also has six eggs. Their locations are described below.
1. Under the docks
After you leave the underwater cave, you will encounter a pool with a pier - a Rhynoc, accompanied with several barrels, is standing on it. The egg is inside this water body.
2. Free the seals
Upon reaching the second underwater pool, you will find a seashell with a barricaded entrance. Smash the barricade and release the seal to get an egg.
3. Clear out the pipe
The second pool also hides a portal. The egg can be found at the end of the channel.
4. Secret Cave
When playing as Sheila, stop by the water body and jump over it. Hop and look towards the rocks - this is where you will find the cave with an egg.
5. Destroy the Sand Castle
As Sheila, you have to destroy all cannons surrounding the castle.
6. Destroy the shark
Inside the second underwater cave, go towards the ceiling. You will emerge on an arena. This is where you have to defeat the shark. Do that and you will receive an egg.
There are 5 eggs to be found throughout this stage. All can be found by Spyro. Their location has is described below:
1. Underwater egg
You can find it in the water body in front of the starting location.
2. Secret Ice Cave
The cave entrance is located right behind the water pool mentioned above. A hole is in the rock, through which the snow is falling out.
3. Catch the thief
There is a thief running around the building where Sgt. Byrd is. Catch him.
4. Superflame the flowerpots
A Superflame gate is the opposite of the entrance to Bamboo Terrace level. Go through it and burn 4 flowerpots to get an egg.
5. Climb to the ledge
There is a ladder near one of the flowerpots you destroy. Climb it to get another egg.
Sgt Byrd's Base
There are three eggs in this level - their locations are described below:
1. Clear the building
You receive it upon reaching the caves.
2. Clear the caves
Similarly to the previous one, you receive this egg for clearing the caves.
3. Rescue 5 Hummingbirds
This level has 5 cages with hummingbirds. You have to open all of them. Their locations are listed below:
- Cave to the right of the starting area.
- Inside the room that can be accessed by the secret corridor. In order to open it, drop a torpedo inside the room with a rugged chest.
- Inside the first cave.
- The last location near the passage that you used to get here.
- In a small chamber on the opposite side of the last location.
There are 6 eggs in Enchanted Towers. One of them can be acquired only by Sgt. Byrd. Their locations are described below.
1. Glide to the small island
After jumping from the first room right behind the bridge, you will reach a nearly identical room. A small island and an egg are both in front of where you landed.
2. Destroy the sorceress statue
There is a huge sorceress statue on the second island. Use the three nearby rockets to destroy it.
3. and 4. Trick skater
After destroying the statue, you encounter a portal that will take you on a track. There, you have to complete two tasks for the Hunter. The first task is to repeat the tricks he is performing. The second task involves beating his score on this track.
5. Rescue the lost wolf
On the third island, you will find a creature who lost a dog. You have to bring it back. Use the wolf's ball to lure it on the pressure plates that open the doors.
6. Collect the bones
Sgt. Byrd will meet a caveman known from the previous installment. He once again asks you to retrieve a few bones. The lizards who have them can be found on the roofs or in towers. Collect all the bones to receive an egg.
There are 6 eggs in this level. All of them are found by Spyro. Their locations are described below.
1. On top of a ledge
Jump on the stairs near the third large location. There, you will find the egg.
2. Protect Nancy the Skater
There is a cannon on the yard in front of the gate. Use it to destroy the block of ice. Then, pay Moneybags for unlocking the passage. After you enter the arena, you need to protect the skater from the attacks.
3. Find Doug the polar bear
After getting through the gate, go forward and talk to the polar bear standing there.
4. Glide to the Sky Island
Clear the platform in the second location using the cannon. Then, you can reach the building and turn left. You will find a path there that will lead you to the platform and then to the island with the egg.
5. and 6. Speedy Thieves
If you continue moving right, you will reach a portal. Go through it and catch two egg thieves.
There are 6 eggs in the Spooky Swamp. Four of them can be found by Spyro, the remaining two by Sheila. Their locations are described below.
1. Jump to the island
The egg is on the island which you can access by reaching the edge of the glade (the one where the second house is).
2. Find Shiny the firefly
Once you reach the small area with the door and partially flooded tunnel, go through the latter. Shiny is on that glade.
3. and 4. Escort the twins
Playing as Sheila, you have to help the twins to get to the egg cages. Destroy every stone and stomp on every mushroom on their way.
5. Across the treetops
In one of the houses in which you light the candle, there is a passage leading to the trees. Jump from one to another to reach the egg.
6. Defeat Sleepyhead
Light all of the candles to open the door leading to the Sleepyhead. Use the bombs he throws to defeat him. After that, you will get the egg.
There are 6 eggs in the Bamboo Terrace. All but one can be found by Spyro. Their locations are described below.
1. Glide to the small island
Right next to the entrance to the second location, you will find a small island with the first egg.
2. Glide to the hidden cave
You will find stairs behind the rock at the edge of this area. From the top of these stairs, you can glide into the cave, in which you will find an egg.
3. Clear the Pandas' path
In order to receive this egg, you have to talk to the panda standing by the building in the last location.
4. Catch the thief
A thief will appear on the map after you open the bridge. Catch him.
5. Shoot from the boat
You will be able to reach a portal after the bridge opens. Go through it and shoot all Rhynocs while in a boat.
6. Smash to the mountain top
Upon unlocking Bentley, enter his dedicated portal. Next, make your way through the Rhynocs straight to the egg.
There are 5 eggs in this level. Their locations are described below.
1. Belly of the whale
This egg is inside the whale swimming in the lake. Swim inside it when it opens its jaws.
2. Break the tower wall
The part of the tower that is under water has part of its wall damaged. Destroy it to get an egg.
3. I'm invincible!
On the other side of the lake, there is an Invincibility gate. Fly through it and jump on the next few platforms to find the egg.
4. On the bridge
Jump from the same platform on which you have found the previous egg to another ledge. There, you will find a ladder leading to the wall with another egg.
5. Glide to the tower
There is a building at the end of the starting glade. Use the tower peeking from the lake to jump onto the roof of that building.
There are 3 eggs in this level. Their locations are described below.
1. The Gong Show
You find the egg after hitting the first gong.
2. Snowball's chance
You find the egg after hitting the second gong.
3. Help Bartholomew home
Finish this level.
There are 6 eggs in this level - 4 by Spyro and 2 by Agent 9. Their locations are described below.
1. Hidden in an alcove
This egg can be found on a small island to the right of the first bridge.
2. Ninja HQ
You can reach the Ninja HQ by using the portal to the left of the second bridge. Make your way through it to get the egg.
3. Bad Dragon!
Use the portal to the right of the second bridge to reach the location with two dragons. Eliminate them.
4. Destroy the Wocket
Go forward from the second bridge - talk to the girl to get the egg.
5. and 6. You're Doomed! & You're still Doomed!
After you unlock Agent 9, return to this map and use his portal. You will have to make your way through the Ninja HQ twice.
There are 6 eggs in this level (most of them can be found by Spyro). One has can only be found by Sgt. Byrd. Their locations can be found below.
1. Egg in the cave
This egg can be found by the cave entrance (the cave is located by the platforms). This location is behind the escalator.
2. Glide to the tower
At the end of the cave, you will find a passage from which you can jump to the egg.
3. and 4. Jack and the Beanstalk
A portal is inside the cave on the other side of the river. Use it to reach specific places. To do this, you will need to use special beans.
5. Rescue the Fairy Princess
To get this egg, you need to go straight from the castle's courtyard.
6. Cat Witch Chaos
You can reach a portal from the castle. There, Sgt. Byrd has to eliminate three waves of cats.
There are 6 eggs in this level. 4 of them are collected by Spyro, the remaining 2 by Bentley. This is where you can find them.
1. Glide from the Temple Roof
Freeze the penguin standing by the second defense tower. This allows you to get to the roof of the tower and then to the isle with the egg.
2. Across the rooftops
Jump from the temple's stairs on the roof to the right. Thanks to that you can jump on another rooftop - this one has an egg.
3. and 4. Box the Yeti
Playing as Bentley, defeat Yeti twice.
5. Catch the Ice Cats
In the last building, pay the Moneybags to access the arena. You have to score 5 goals before your opponent does that.
6. Melt the snowmen
Talk to the penguin standing inside the last building.
There are 6 eggs in this level. One of them can be found only after you defeat the Sorceress.
1. Glide to the island
You will find the stairs to the left from the starting location. Climb them and jump on the island nearby.
2. Shhh, it's a secret
Next, to the entrance to the Desert Ruins level, you will find a cracked wall. Charge at it.
3. Catch the thief
Behind the bridge opposite the starting location, you will find a thief. Catch him.
4. At the top of the waterfall
This egg is in front of the entrance to the arena with the Sorceress.
5. Stomp the floor
An ice alley is near the entrance to the Sorceress's castle. Use headbash on its floor.
6. Egg for sale
Moneybags will appear on the map after you defeat the Sorceress. Chase him to get an egg and crystals.
Agent 9's Lab
This area has 3 eggs. Their locations are described below.
1. This place has gone to the birds
Complete this task by shooting down all the birds inside the generators room.
2. Snipe the boats
You can see boats from the glade you reach after you destroy the gate with a bomb. Shoot all of those boats.
3. Blast and bomb the Rhynocs
To get this egg, you have to talk to the professor at the end of this level.
There are 6 eggs in this level. 5 of them can be found by Spyro and 1 by Bentley. Their locations are described below.
1. Glide to the island
After you leave the building, turn right to find the island with the egg.
2. Reach the Crystal Tower
Reach a giant building. A wizard is standing in front of it. Talk to him and you will get the egg.
3. Ride the Slide
There is a portal in the tower's left wall. Go through it and complete the whole slide without falling off.
4. Whack a mole
On the right of the tower you can see small islands leading to Bentley's portal. Go through it and eliminate 20 moles.
5. Catch the flying thief
A Superfly gate is next to Bentley's portal. Use it to catch the flying thief.
6. Fly to the hidden egg
Using Superfly Powerup, reach the roof of the building that you enter after jumping off the starting location. There, you will find an egg.
There are 6 eggs in this area. Their locations are described below.
1. and 2. Krash Kangaroo
As Sheila, go through all the platforms.
3. Give me a hand
After jumping off the platform in the third location and landing on the hand, you will reach a ledge with an egg.
4. Sink or singe
A cave is opposite the hand. Jump inside. The egg is on one of the platforms.
5. Shark shootin'
Reach the opening by using the ladder inside the building - go through it to meet Hunter. He will ask you to eliminate sharks. Do this and you will get an egg.
6. Raid the tomb
Upon entering the building, you encounter Tara, the archeologist. She will give you an egg.
There are 6 eggs to collect here - 5 of them by Spyro and 1 by Agent 9. You can find them in these locations:
1. Climb the wall
After the first pit with falling rocks, you will reach a room with a ladder. Climb it to find an egg.
2. and 3. Tank blast
Go through the first portal and you will reach a hovercraft fighting arena. Choose this answer: 12 years. Then, win the competition twice. For doing this, you receive an egg.
4. Release the temple dweller
To get this egg, you need to talk to the dog in the last location and answer his riddle. The right answer is - an egg.
5. Snake slide
A ladder is next to the dog. It leads to a slide. Slide down without falling off to get an egg.
6. Clear the caves
An Agent 9s portal is also next to the dog. He tells you another riddle. Choose "footprints". After that, you must go through all the arenas.