“Whoa, I feel . . . different. Like, like, I can punch through . . . anything.”
Cole, "Day of the Departed"

The Earth Punch (also known as Lava Arm) is a special ability that Cole was able to unlock from his RX powers during Day of the Departed. When active, Cole's hands will glow bright orange, his arms will have orange magma running up them, and his scar will reappear and glow orange.

User's Abilities

  • Supernatural Strength - Gives the user superhuman strength, allowing the user to destroy most things with one punch. If the user is inexperienced, they may not be able to control it. Back in Season 7, Cole could activate his Earth Punch by using his mind. Later in Season 8, He can now activate his Earth Punch ability by punching his fists together.


Day of the Departed

During Cole's fight with Master Yang, Cole managed to gain vigor and courage once his friends arrived to try and help him. After knocking Yang back, Cole unlocks his Earth Punch powers. Dodging Yang once again, Cole is then able to smash the Yin Blade into pieces with his Earth Punch, freeing Yang's students from their imprisonment.

The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

While helping clean up the museum, Cole's hands turned orange, with Jay asking if he has gotten used to being human again.

Cole later uses the Earth Punch several times during the Ninja's fight with Acronix at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, and even uses them to grab and help up Master Wu before he fell to his death.

The Hatching

While fighting a Vermillion warrior outside the Borg Store, Cole uses his Earth Punch to shatter the warrior into its component snakes. Horrified about this, Cole says it was an accident before watching the Vermillion warrior reshape itself back to normal.

A Time of Traitors

On the way to help Kai and the museum, Cole and Jay bail from the Ultra Stealth Raider to rescue several people being escorted away by several Vermillion warriors. While Jay wishes that the rest of the team was here, Cole introduces his hands to him, introducing them as "righty" and "lefty." However, while using his punch to try and fight the Vermillion, Cole's hands began to become out of his control, making him unwillingly damage some of the nearby areas and allowing the Vermillion to escape with their prisoners.


While training with Jay at the Temple of Airjitzu, Cole, angered by Jay's silly conspiracies on where the people went, uses his Earth Punch to ground-pound the ground, knocking Jay back and causing the floating piece of land that the temple was on to slightly move.

Secrets Discovered

When Lloyd asks if Cole has his Earth Punch under control, Cole says he has before beginning to punch the air with his hands before accidentally punching a hole in a wall, which reveals Krux's secret breeding laboratory.

Pause and Effect

After Cole and Jay blow their cover after rescuing the workers, Cole uses his Earth Punch to clear a path to help escape. He also uses the Earth Punch to knock back a Vermillion warrior while defending the exit of the Vermillion Swamps.

Sons of Garmadon

Because of the design changes, Cole's Earth Punch was slightly changed. When active, it recreates an orange version of the scar he previously had. It also leaves behind a magma trail whenever Cole uses Spinjitzu while his punch is active.

The Jade Princess

While training with the other Ninja in the Royal Palace, Cole helps encourage Lloyd to "be tough" when asking out Harumi by demonstrating his Earth Punch and using his Spinjitzu with the Earth Punch.

Snake Jaguar

Cole attempts to use his Earth Punch to open his cell, but he cannot due to it being made of Vengestone, causing him to injure himself.

Dread on Arrival

Cole uses his Earth Punch to break the gears on the mechanism for the cages containing Lloyd and Misako at the Temple of Resurrection. He would soon use it to break open Lloyd's cage for him.

True Potential

Cole uses his Earth Punch to break the door to free him and the others after it was locked by Lloyd on the Destiny's Bounty.

Big Trouble, Little Ninjago

Cole uses his Earth Punch to create a hole in a street in Ninjago City, which causes Garmadon's Colossus to fall into it.



Cole used his Earth Punch to close a cave to save Wu and himself from Stormbringer.

March of the Oni


Cole used his Earth Punch to help barricade the door from the Oni.

Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Wasted True Potential

Cole used his Earth Punch during training with Master Wu but failed since he has been lazy lately.

The Belly of the Beast

When Cole was about to be attacked by one of the giant beetles, he used his Earth Punch to stop it.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

Cole used his Earth Punch to lift up a pillar while he and the others were exploring in the Ancient Pyramid.

Ninja vs Lava

Cole used his Earth Punch to move an obstacle in order to escape the Ancient Pyramid from the Lava.


Cole used his Earth Punch during a battle with the Pyro Vipers in Ninjago City and the Ninjago Museum of History.

Under Siege

Before they were getting to battle the Pyro Vipers, Cole helps encourage the others for their battle by demonstrating his Earth Punch to show how determined he is.

The Never-Realm

When the Ninja saw the frozen Formlings in the Never-Realm, Cole used his Earth Punch to try to break one of them free but failed.

Fire Maker

When the Blizzard Samurai attacked the Great Lake, Cole used his Earth Punch against most of the Samurai and Grimfax.

The Traveler's Tree

Cole uses Earth Punch to save Boma and Uthaug from falling off the mountain.

Krag's Lament

Cole uses Earth Punch to trap Krag underneath a stalactite, but upon learning what happened to his kind, he uses it again to free him.


Cole uses his Earth punch to free the Land Bounty in order to distract Boreal from catching up to Nya.


In "Day of the Departed" and Season 7, Cole's hands and the outer side of his arms would develop a bright orange magma appearance that would follow from his hands to his shoulders, as well as the scar on his head. Since season 8, the color has changed to more of a bright yellow rather than orange.



Landmarks, Vehicles, and more


Anacondrai Tomb · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Boiling Sea · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · The Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digiverse · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Mala Wujira · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Island · Ninjago Sky · Prime Empire · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · The Lost City of Ouroboros · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest


Ancient Library of Domu · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Temple of Madness · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Gamer's Market · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Master Wu's Academy · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Museum of History · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Yang Tavern


Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Clouse's Earth Mech · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Garmatron · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jay Walker One · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

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

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago High School · Ninjago City · Ninjago Island

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Fire Mech · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon


Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Lava Zombies · Manifestation Gate · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Realm Crystal · Route 23 · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · The Serpentine Book · Ultra Hunt · Vast Industries · Violet Berry Soup

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