10 Best Episodes of Dragons - Season 1

From the creators of "How to Train Your Dragon" comes a new series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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Dragons - S1E3

#15 - Animal House (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The dragons unintentionally reduce Berk's food productivity by still scaring the living daylights out of the local livestock, and with the first winter storm coming, the dragon-riding Viking youths of Berk must try and familiarize the local animals with their Dragon companions.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 348 votes.

Dragons - S1E16

#14 - Defiant One (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Caught in a waterspout, Toothless' prosthetic tail is damaged, rendering him unable to fly and thus leaving him, Hiccup and Snotlout stranded on Outcast Island. The three must work together to repair the damage, overcome the rivalry between Hiccup and Snotlout and return home to Berk before they are captured by Alvin and the Outcasts.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 203 votes.

Dragons - S1E10

#13 - Heather Report (1) (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The teens of Berk find a mysterious girl named Heather on Thor's Beach. While Hiccup and the other teens openly welcome the newcomer, Astrid's jealousy turns to suspicion when she notices Heather is taking an unusual interest in the Book of Dragons.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 229 votes.

Dragons - S1E12

#12 - Thawfest (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Berk's annual festive sporting competition, the Thawfest games, is underway and all the teens are participating with the dragons for the first time in Viking history. Hiccup is determined to finally best Snotlout, who constantly gloats about being the reigning Thawfest champion, but Hiccup's successes begin to make him arrogant and boastful, much to Astrid's displeasure and disappointment.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 238 votes.

Dragons - S1E18

#11 - Gem of a Different Color (Season 1 - Episode 18)

When Snotlout and the villagers mistake dragon eggs for gems that bring good fortune, Fishlegs, who is responsible for the eggs' discovery, must take a stand against Snotlout and reunite the eggs with their Changewing mothers before they destroy Berk.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 185 votes.

Dragons - S1E14

#10 - What Flies Beneath (Season 1 - Episode 14)


A rogue dragon: a Whispering Death, shows up in Berk, tearing up the village. He's on a mission to find Toothless and settle a score. Despite Hiccup's efforts to help, Toothless insists on facing the dragon alone. But unlike their past battle, Toothless's inability to fly may prove to be his undoing.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 215 votes.

Dragons - S1E11

#9 - Heather Report (2) (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Heather's betrayal to Berk caused the Book of Dragons to fall into Alvin the Treacherous' hands, and Heather's imprisonment on Berk. In order to get the book back from Alvin, Astrid disguises herself as Heather and goes into Outcast Territory. Towards the end of her mission, Astrid learns and confirms Heather's true motives for helping the Outcasts.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 220 votes.

Dragons - S1E17

#8 - Breakneck Bog (Season 1 - Episode 17)


When Hiccup discovers Trader Johann's ship was shipwrecked in a rumored haunted bog with a gift made for him by his mother, he will stop at nothing to retrieve it.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 198 votes.

Dragons - S1E15

#7 - Twinsanity (Season 1 - Episode 15)

Dagur the Deranged visits Berk to renew a peace treaty between the Berserkers and Berk, and the dragons are put into hiding to dispel rumours that Berk is training a dragon army. But when Ruffnut and Tuffnut begin to fight, their dragon, Barf and Belch, is left out of control. The Viking youths must bring the twins back together to control their dragon and avoid provoking Dagur to war.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 204 votes.

Dragons - S1E6

#6 - Alvin and the Outcasts (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Hiccup had discovered Mildew framed the dragons but has destroyed all evidence of it, therefore he must prove of their innocence in order to get them back. Meanwhile, Alvin the Treacherous of the Outcast Tribe are on the mission to raid the Isle of Berk in order to find and capture the "Dragon Conqueror".

The episode was rated 8.15 from 255 votes.

Dragons - S1E8

#5 - Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man (Season 1 - Episode 8)

After getting his picture painted with his father, Hiccup begins to fear that he is not Stoick's ideal son, so to prove himself, he and his friends set out on a treasure hunt that even Stoick had not been able to complete.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 265 votes.

Dragons - S1E7

#4 - How to Pick Your Dragon (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Stoick is in need of learning how to ride a dragon, and he quickly insists on riding Toothless all the time. Meanwhile, a mysterious dragon has been attacking fishing ships.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 268 votes.

Dragons - S1E13

#3 - When Lightning Strikes (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Sudden lightning storms are endangering the residents of Berk and it is believed Thor is angry at the island. Mildew leads the superstitious villagers into blaming Toothless, "the unholy offspring of lightning and death itself", for the lightning, leaving Hiccup to find the true answers for Thor's sudden destructive anger.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 206 votes.

Dragons - S1E20

#2 - We Are Family (2) (Season 1 - Episode 20)


Mildew has betrayed the Vikings of Berk and allowed Alvin the Treacherous to kidnap Hiccup and Toothless. Stoick and Hiccup's crew must rescue them before it's too late.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 186 votes.

Dragons - S1E19

#1 - We Are Family (1) (Season 1 - Episode 19)

During Berk's annual Bork week celebrations, Hiccup is granted access to Bork the Bold's private and personal archives. When he finds information and a map about an island inhabited by Night Furies within Bork's notes, Hiccup is determined to bring Toothless to his family.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 181 votes.

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