Dragons are one of the native species of Skylands. They come in all shapes and sizes and are closely connected to the elements. Younger dragons are highly adaptive to their surroundings, making the way they are raised a key factor in determining their adult forms, powers and personalities. It is mentioned that dragons are pranksters.
Although the known trait for dragons is their ability to breathe fire, each dragon Skylander puts their own elemental twist on this talent.
The dragon's realm is called Dragon's Peak, also known as the Island of Scalos, where the oldest and largest of their kind reside. Since few dragons other than the Skylanders are encountered elsewhere, the dragons may very well be one of the rarest species in all of Skylands. It is mentioned in many of the Dragons' biographies that they tend to be outsiders. Despite being shunned by those around them, dragons do have a strong sense of responsibility or purpose.
Purple Dragons, like Spyro and Malefor, are a rare species of dragon who are associated with the Magic element. This allows them to harness the power of the other elements.