|Ninjago City||Ninjago City (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)|
|“Always heard stories of this place.”|
“Biggest city in all of Ninjago. Always wanted to come here.”
“Yeah, I always dreamed of one day being on a billboard here.”
|— Kai, Jay, and Cole in "Can of Worms"|
The Golden Weapon/How to Build a Dragon (flashback)
The ninja first visited Ninjago City when they detected Serpentine activity in the area. Although amazed by the sheer size of the metropolis, they quickly tracked the snakes to the subway tunnels, where Pythor had gathered the tribes in an attempt to unite them.
During their hunt for the Blade Cup, which contained the second Fangblade, the ninja visited Cole's father, Lou, in the suburbs of Ninjago City. They subsequently went to the city's Concert Hall to participate in the annual "Ninjago Talent" show, where the Blade Cup was offered as the grand prize.
During a suspicious drought of Serpentine sightings, the Ninja discovered Spitta roaming the alleys of Ninjago City one night. They cornered the Venomari Soldier and grilled him for information about the whereabouts of Pythor and the final Fangblade, only to learn that the Anacondrai was already tracking the artifact halfway across the planet.
After the Great Devourer defeated the Ninjas' Ultra Sonic Raider at Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk, it headed for Ninjago City in search of more material to consume. Entering via the subway tunnels, the monster emerged in the city square, interrupting the "Take Back Ninjago" rally. An all-out battle erupted when the Ninja arrived, but the Great Devourer was too powerful for them to defeat.
After the Devourer defeated the Ultra Dragon, Lord Garmadon approached the Ninja, who told them that the only way to kill the Devourer was to combine the power of all four Golden Weapons—which, coincidentally, only he could do. Reluctantly, the Ninja agreed, giving Garmadon the weapons before distracting the Great Devourer with a mad chase around the city. Eventually, the Ninja successfully immobilized the beast by tricking it into winding its massive body through the streets and alleys of the city and biting its tail, allowing Garmadon to destroy it by plunging through the weak spot on top of its head.
After the pirates enter Ninjago City, the Ninja try to ward them off.
Following Lord Garmadon's orders, the Bizarro Ninja searched the city for any signs of the Ninja. Along the way, they trapped an elderly woman in a tree with her cat, caused a car accident, broke an ATM, and stole cotton candy from Nuckal. Eventually, they found Dareth's Dojo and tried to trick Wu.
The Ninja are training Lloyd in Dareth's dojo when a wrecking ball hits the window and the Ninja fall and when Dareth comes screaming in that it was meant for tomorrow, Nya comes in and tells the Ninja about Ninjaball Run. Then the Ninja start the race in Ninjago City and just beat Garmadon and the Serpentine to the finish line.
The Ninja traveled across the city to the Museum to deal with the Stone Army merchandise coming to life after the Great Devourer attack.
Ninjago City has been reported to have an earthquake but was just Constrictai digging up the earth in hopes to bury its citizens. Later, with the Stone Army freed, the citizens were forced to evacuate while the army wreaked havoc.
After infecting Jamanakai and Ignacia, the Overlord plans to take over Ninjago City next. He eventually created a portal to the city, leaving the Ninja trapped on the Dark Island.
The Overlord, now at Ninjago City, started to blast Dark Matter onto the city. Once Lloyd saved Ninjago, the city was destroyed, and the citizens started to repair it.
After the Final Battle
Much of the city was left in ruin after the Final Battle and Cyrus Borg spearheaded the effort to restore Ninjago City, upgrading it with futuristic technology, and it was renamed New Ninjago City. Borg Tower was constructed at the site of the Final Battle, becoming an icon as the city's tallest building. It was there that the Hover-car was invented, which became the most common mode of transportation around the city. Borg Industries also designed Security Mechs and Hover-Copters to protect the city and enforce the law.
New Ninjago City became a battleground once again when the Digital Overlord took control of all of Borg's security forces, turning them against the citizens. While the Ninja fended off the mechs and hover-copters, Master Wu helped evacuate a large majority of citizens from the city using the sewers.
Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
Ninjago City fell under attack by Nindroids once again after Ronin reactivated them. The Ninja, Nya, and Cyrus Borg were able to disable them, however, though not before one of the jets crashed into the fireworks factory.
The Sons of Garmadon, Garmadon, and Colossus prepared to wreak havoc in Ninjago City, to get them to bow before Garmadon as its new Emperor.
Under Garmadon's Rule
Garmadon has subjugated the city and has made a throne out of the tallest building which overlooks the city with the Colossus standing guard. The Sons of Garmadon continue to destroy the streets by harassing civilians or rounding up some of the Ninjas' allies.
Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Wu, return to Ninjago City and help their friends take down the Colossus. Lloyd faces Garmadon and regains his powers while the latter loses his. Ninjago City is freed and everyone celebrates and they thank the Ninja after in the aftermath.
Routing the Ninja
Ninjago City is comprised of many skyscrapers, featuring billboards for advertising businesses. Within the city are small shops, lively subway systems, small arcades, schools, large banks, parks, cafes, and a vast sewer system. On the streets are buses that drive around regularly, and many parked cars along the sidewalks.
- The title "New Ninjago City" was mostly dropped after Rebooted, only subsequently being used in "Versus" and some Ninjago: Decoded episodes.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, Ninjago City has malls, but none have been seen in the series so far.
- Between the end of Season 8 and the end of Season 9, Ninjago City was occupied and policed by the Sons of Garmadon with Lord Garmadon as its dictatorial ruler.
- The city has come under attack in several seasons.
- Seasons 5 and 13 are currently the only seasons where a villain didn't attack the city or terrorize it in any manner.
- In Seasons 4-11, the many dangers of the city are acknowledged.
- It has also been the site of many final battles against villains, for example, with the Great Devourer, the Overlord, and the Sons of Garmadon.
- The city has been attacked by the Serpentine, Great Devourer, Stone Army, Nindroids, Sky Pirates, Vermillion, Sons of Garmadon, Colossus, Oni, Pyro Vipers, The Preeminent, and Unagami's Army.
- During Season 8 to Season 10, the city has an updated appearance similar to its Movie counterpart. From Season 11 onwards, the city has a simpler, less detailed design.
- So far, Season 13 is the only season not to feature Ninjago City.
- Season 5 features Ninjago City the least of the seasons that feature it, only appearing in 3 episodes.
- Seasons 3, 9, and 10 are the only seasons that feature Ninjago City in every episode of the season.