Cole used the Dragon to return to Ninjago with his friends only to find that Chen had invaded. He later used his dragon to travel to Kryptarium Prison to visit Pythor and presumably use it to leave the area.
During the pursuit of noodle trucks, Cole had his dragon to hunt down a truck traveling through the forest and the dragon shot roars resembling earth that made obstacles for the truck. Very soon, Cole was able to stop the truck and defeat the driver but found the truck empty which was part of Chen's plan. The discovery that so many people are in danger caused Cole to lose control of his dragon and leave him stranded.
Cole used his Elemental Dragon to help the other Ninja capture a Fangfish that had been terrorizing a coastal village. He later used it to ride back to Wu's new tea shop, Steep Wisdom. Unfortunately, when Morro took control of Lloyd, the Ninja lost their elemental abilities, and thus their dragons.
- It resembles the Earth Dragon, which is a possible reference to how close Cole was to Rocky.