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Chen lives like a king. Here, he's totally self-sufficient. The only way on or off this island is with his permission, which you have to earn.

Chen's Island is located off the west coast of Ninjago.[1] It served as the hideout of the Anacondrai Cultists and the location of the Tournament of Elements.

Following the Serpentine War, Chen and his disciple Clouse were exiled to the island. While there, Clouse cloaked the island with his Dark Magic[2] and Chen secretly began building up his criminal empire while also starting a chain of noodle houses in Ninjago. Many years later, Chen would launch a second attempt to divide the Elemental Masters, this time through the Tournament of Elements, an event which was held on the island.

After receiving the invitation to compete in the tournament, the ninja entered Chen's ferry along with Garmadon. Upon arriving at the island, the ninja discovered they weren't the only ones with elemental powers. The ninja would compete against the other Elemental Masters throughout the Tournament, before Chen's true plans were unveiled, prompting the competitors to unite and fight him and his army.

The ninja gained control of the island after overwhelming Chen's cultists, but after the Anacondrai transformation spell was completed, the cultists regained control of the island and left the ninja there by taking the remaining Blade-Copters. Despite this, the ninja and their allies managed to escape using their Elemental Dragons.

After the Second Serpentine War, the island was deserted, save for the Kabuki, after Chen and his cultists were banished to the Cursed Realm.


Tree Arena

This arena was used on the second day of the tournament for the duel between Gravis and Griffin Turner. A Jadeblade was placed at the top of the cherry tree, evenly matching the power of Gravity against Speed. A stand was constructed nearby where Chen and the other spectators can observe the duel.

Rock Arena

This arena includes a boulder in the middle of a small hill. It was once used in the battle between Neuro and Bolobo.

Lava Arena

This arena was used for the second round during the battle between Kai and Ash. It was comprised in a rocky area of the island where a flimsy wooden bridge was placed precariously over a pool of lava. A small stand was constructed nearby, which was filled with the Elemental Masters during the fight.

During the battle, Kai destroyed the bridge and the Jadeblade fell onto one of the rocks.

Grand Arena

Main article: Chen's Coliseum

Other locations

Underground Caverns

Below the island is a series of underground tunnels connecting the palace, dungeons, noodle factories, and Anacondrai Temple. Due to their maze-like nature, it is easy for one lacking knowledge of the way to become lost. The tunnels are filled with booby-traps including giant swinging axes. Clouse's pet serpent lurks in the caverns.

Anacondrai Temple

Main article: Anacondrai Temple

Noodle factory

Main article: Noodle factory

Crystal Caves

Main article: Crystal Caves description

Chen's Island

Located off the west coast of NINJAGO Island, this is the secret headquarters of Master Chen’s operation. When Chen was exiled to this island after the Serpentine War, Garmadon and Wu were not aware until very late that Chen was building a criminal empire. During his reign here, the entire island was cloaked by Clouse’s magic and visits were by invitation only. Chen’s army of Anacondrai worshippers was located here, as well as his tournament arena. Geographically diverse, with a volcano, mountains and waterfalls, those allowed to visit here soon discovered they could never leave without Chen’s permission. The infamous Tournament of Elements was held here.[1]

Chen's Coliseum

Chen’s Coliseum was a large arena designed to host gladiatorial-style matches. It was located near Chen’s Palace and was the site of the battle between Jay and Cole.[3]


Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

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In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

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Abandoned village · Anacondrai Tomb · Arctic (non-canon) · Birchwood Forest · Black River · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Cemetery of Souls · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Coastal village · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Farmers' village · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle courthouse · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Graveyard of ships · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hollow's Trench · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Island of the Keepers · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Lightning Lagoon · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · The Mechanic's headquarters · The Mechanic's warehouse · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Merlopia · Metalonia · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce arena · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Park · Ninjago wharfs · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid (Sea of Sand) · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Serpentine village · Shadow Bay · Shintaro Mountain · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Storm belt · Story cave · Strangler's Path · Squawk Island · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · Tartarus Trench · Temporal vortex · The Teeth · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Village in the valley · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Cell one · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Royal Arena · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Fire Temple · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garbage depot · Garmadon's monastery · Gas station · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hero's Suite · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Temple · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lighthouse · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninja Dojo Temple · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Palace (Merlopia) · Palace (Shintaro) · Ronin's pawn shop · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine library · Serpentine's underground fortress · Sewers · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of the Crystal King · Temple of Wojira · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Twitchy Tim's shop · Vast Industries · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Vlad Tutu's dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina


Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Ninjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld


Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations · Wu's temple