Shadow is an element in Ninjago. It's generally associated with the color black or very dark gray, corresponds with the Elemental Shadow Dragon, and had been passed on for generations, making Shade the current Shadow Master.

In the pilot episodes, Shadow was seen as a brief ability that Garmadon possessed since he was already a shadow himself as punishment for his banishment. However, in the fourth season, it's revealed to be an actual element with its own original user.

Users' Abilities

  • Shadow Mimicry - The user can turn him or herself into a shadow.
  • Umbraportation - The user can transport themselves through shadows and go virtually anywhere.
  • Shadow Camouflage - The user is able to become undetectable as long they are in shadows or darkness.


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The Symbol of Shadow

The Shadow symbol is a vague face of a wolf. This is one of the few Elemental Symbols that does not directly relate to the element.

Notable Users


Staff of Elements



  • Although Garmadon had appeared to have been using shadow, he could've have been using a similar dark power that comes with Destruction.
Elemental Powers of Ninjago

Main Elements

Earth · Fire · Ice · Lightning

Secondary Elements

Amber · Form · Gravity · Light · Metal · Mind · Nature · Poison · Shadow · Smoke · Sound · Speed · Time · Water · Wind · Imagination (non-canon)

Elemental Essences

Creation · Darkness · Destruction · Energy · Golden Power

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Creation · Earth · Fire · Green · Ice · Lightning · Surprise · Water