The earliest game where Spyro had a breath attack that wasn’t fire or super flame was Ripto’s Rage. In Cloud Temples, there was a power-up that gave Spyro ice breath for a limited time. In the final battle, the green orbs gave him that green plasma breath.
Enter the Dragonfly and A Hero’s Tail are the two home console games where Spyro actually keeps the different breaths throughout.
Do you like Skylanders?
Would you get rid of Skylanders if it meant bringing back classic or legend spyro?
Classic, yes. LoS, no.