The Skrill

The Skrill is an elusive dragon appearing in the film adaption of How to Train Your Dragon. It is seen in the Dragon Manual while Hiccup looks for more information on Night Furies. The Skrill was also seen in the Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk series premiere commercial.


This elusive dragon has large wings, a spiked back and tail, and a large mouth. The spikes on the Skrill's back and tail are sharp enough to cut with the slightest abrasion, and it is an excellent flyer. It apparently resembles a Night Fury in flight and rivals its speed, being slightly slower. Like the Monstrous Nightmare, its locomotion on land resembles that of a pterosaur, using the large claws on its wings to walk and run on land.

As with most of the dragons in the manual, it is listed as being "extremely dangerous" and the manual instructs readers to "kill on sight". It slightly resembles a Thunder Drum, and its head also resembles to that of a Deadly Nadder. When a Skrill is riding lightning it seems to wrap itself in its wings and dive down.

This dragon is 10 meters (32 feet) in length.


The Skrill electrifies itself when hunting. It also rides lightning bolts to reach supersonic speed. They only appear during lightning storms.

In the Book of DragonsEdit

The Skrill is featured in Book of Dragons. It is said to be highly secretive and is known to ride lightning bolts like air torpedos to reach supersonic speeds, and usually only comes out during electrical storms. It can shoot jets of white fire, and its entire body crackles with static electricity. Just being close to a Skrill is enough to make one's hair stand on end.

In the TV SeriesEdit

The Skrill has not appeared in Season 1 "Dragons: Riders of Berk", though it was featured in the TV commercials. It is possible that it will make an appearance in Defenders of Berk.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Edit

As a leaked How To Train Your Dragon 2 picture was released online, it revealed to have a Skrill meaning it might appear in the sequel.