The Prime Controllers are weapons that the Ninja, along with the Whack Rats used while in Prime Empire. They appear to summon any kind of weapon, as Jay has his Prime Controller as a kusarigama, while Richie has his as a Double-Bladed Spear.


The Glitch

The Ninja use their Prime Controllers to deflects attacks from the Thorns of Discontent and are able to destroy the bushes.

Later, Lloyd uses his Prime Controller to cut down what is thought to be Strangler Vines, but it turns out not to be. When the Whack Rats ambush the Ninja, they use their Prime Controllers to defend themselves.

When they enter the glitched room, the Ninja use their Prime Controllers to defend themselves from the Red Visors.

The Cliffs of Hysteria

While the Red Visors are chasing the Ninja up the Cliffs of Hysteria, they use their Prime Controllers to deflect the lasers from the Red Visors and Aerial Drones. Kai evens uses his weapon to take control of one of the Aerial Drones which helps defeat most of the Red Visors.

The Maze of the Red Dragon

Inside the maze, the Ninja use their Prime Controllers to destroy the statues with lasers.

When they awakened the Red Dragon, the Ninja use sword beam attacks, but it proves to be useless. However, Okino shows them the weakness of the dragon and the Ninja take turns hitting the weak spot.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

When the Ninja are surrounded by the Red Visors, they use their Prime Controllers to defend themselves. While fighting, Jay is forced to upgrade his weapon after it breaks.

During the dance competition, Cole, Lloyd, and Kai use their Prime Controllers to ward off the Red Visors from disrupting the competition.

Stop, Drop and Side Scroll

Lloyd uses his Prime Controller to fight Avatar Harumi.

The Temple of Madness

Nya and Jay use their Prime Controllers to fight Sushimi's Sushi Chefs, the Sushi Waitress, and the Monster Sushi. Later, Jay uses his weapon to fight Unagami.


LEGO Ninjago

Season 12: Prime Empire


  • The weapons' handles have the form of a gaming controller.
  • If make a sharp blow, the prime controllers will release a compressed direct energy wave, so they can be used for long-range attacks.
  • Zane's Prime Controller is different from the other Ninja.
  • They are similar to bayards from the Netflix Original Series Voltron: Legendary Defender.
  • While the color of the Ninja controllers is white, the Whack Rats have their controllers in black.
    • Jay, Kai, and Lloyd have gold controllers in their Avatar Pod sets.
    • Neither the black nor the gold variants appeared in the show.
  • They can be upgraded by spending a certain amount of credits.
  • The Merchant Jay Polybag released in 2020 features Jay disguised as a merchant selling many different Prime Controller weapons.
  • The Prime Controller resembles the Playstation controllers.



Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Ninja Major Weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime Controllers

Jadeblade Weapons

Jadeblade Double-Bladed Sword · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Serpentine Staffs

Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff

Ninja Weapons

Golden Katana · Blacksmith's Hammer · Bowie Knives · Double-Bladed Dagger · Katana · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · Silver Sword · Nin-Jô · Ninja Bow · Spear · The Icicle · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Little Striker · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · Butterfly Sword · Spear of Fire · The Golden Point · Super Bolt · Shurikens · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Silver Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe · Explosive Shurikens · Elemental Ice Shurikens · Hammer · Cole's Golden Hammer · Nunchucks · Scythe · Jay's Flail · Jay's Golden Kusarigama · Lloyd's Sword · Lloyd's Golden Sword · Nya's Spear · Nya's Golden Spear · Zane's Golden Shurikens · Kai's Golden Katana

Skulkin Weapons

Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Battle Mace · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Grim Pick Axe · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Golden Bone Axe · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins

Serpentine Weapons

Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Sided Axe
Mini Snakes: Hypno Viper · Golden Viper · Sly Viper · Red Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Purple Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Blue Viper

Other Weapons

Sword of Souls · Yin Blade · Departed Blades · Sword of Sanctuary · Ghost Blades · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Staff of Elements · Anacondrai Blades · Vermillion Sword · Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Dragon Blade · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory Blade of Deliverance · Shadow Blade of Deliverance) · Korgran's Axe

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