The Senseis are a new group of Skylanders in Skylanders: Imaginators. The Sensei Skylanders are each masters of different fighting styles and secret battle techniques. For many years, it had been their mission to explore the furthest reaches of Skylands, searching for potential heroes to train in the fight against evil. However, with Kaos unleashing Mind Magic to create villainous DoomlandersMaster Eon has summoned the Senseis to return and lead a new generation of heroes into battle – the Imaginators.


Senseis help train Imaginators by offering a range of benefits, including unlocking Imaginator parts, providing access to special areas in the game, and well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits, including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. Regular Senseis are identified by having armor or accessories with a black and gold color scheme, as well as having the title of Master.

Some Doom Raiders and other notorious villains from Cloudcracker Prison became part of the Skylander Senseis after agreeing to teach Imaginators their formidable battle skills and steering clear of a life of crime.

Senseis are also the only characters that can unlock Sensei Shrines and activate Battle Gongs, by extension being the only ones able to take on Battle Gong challenges. Additionally, one of each element is required to unlock the Sensei Elemental Realms in the M.A.P.

List of Senseis

Master Senseis

Sensei Element Battle Class
Air Strike Icon Air Strike
Egg Bomber Air Strike Icon Egg Bomber Air Strike
AirSymbolSkylanders Brawler symbol
Ambush Icon Ambush LifeSymbolSkylanders Knight symbol
Aurora Icon Aurora
Solar Flare Aurora Icon Solar Flare Aurora
LightSymbolSkylanders Swashbuckler symbol
Barbella Icon Barbella EarthSymbolSkylanders Sentinel symbol
Boom Bloom Icon Boom Bloom LifeSymbolSkylanders Ninja symbol
Buckshot Icon Buckshot
Heartbreaker Buckshot Icon Heartbreaker Buckshot
MagicSymbolSkylanders Bowslinger symbol
Chain Reaction Icon Chain Reaction TechSymbolSkylanders Swashbuckler symbol
Chopscotch Icon Chopscotch
Candy-Coated Chopscotch Icon Candy-Coated Chopscotch
UndeadSymbolSkylanders Smasher symbol
Ember Icon Ember FireSymbolSkylanders Sentinel symbol
Flare Wolf Icon Flare Wolf
Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf Icon Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf
FireSymbolSkylanders Bazooker symbol
King Pen Icon King Pen
Dark King Pen Icon Dark King Pen
WaterSymbolSkylanders Brawler symbol
Mysticat Icon Mysticat MagicSymbolSkylanders Sorcerer symbol
Pit Boss Icon Pit Boss
Legendary Pit Boss Icon Legendary Pit Boss
UndeadSymbolSkylanders Sorcerer symbol
Ro-Bow Icon Ro-Bow TechSymbolSkylanders Bowslinger symbol
Starcast Icon Starcast DarkSymbolSkylanders Ninja symbol
Tidepool Icon Tidepool WaterSymbolSkylanders Quickshot symbol
Tri-Tip Icon Tri-Tip
Legendary Tri-Tip Icon Legendary Tri-Tip
EarthSymbolSkylanders Smasher symbol
Wild Storm Icon Wild Storm AirSymbolSkylanders Knight symbol

Villain Senseis

Sensei Element Battle Class
Bad Juju Icon Bad Juju
Mystical Bad Juju Icon Mystical Bad Juju
AirSymbolSkylanders Swashbuckler symbol
Blaster-Tron Icon Blaster-Tron LightSymbolSkylanders Knight symbol
Chompy Mage Icon Chompy Mage
Jingle Bell Chompy Mage Icon Jingle Bell Chompy Mage
LifeSymbolSkylanders Bazooker symbol
Dr. Krankcase Icon Dr. Krankcase TechSymbolSkylanders Quickshot symbol
Golden Queen Icon Golden Queen
Dark Golden Queen Icon Dark Golden Queen
EarthSymbolSkylanders Sorcerer symbol
Grave Clobber Icon Grave Clobber WaterSymbolSkylanders Brawler symbol
Hood Sickle Icon Hood Sickle
Steel Plated Hood Sickle Icon Steel Plated Hood Sickle
DarkSymbolSkylanders Sentinel symbol
Kaos Icon Kaos KaosSymbolSkylanders Kaos symbol
Pain-Yatta Icon Pain-Yatta MagicSymbolSkylanders Smasher symbol
Tae Kwon Crow Icon Tae Kwon Crow
Mystical Tae Kwon Crow Icon Mystical Tae Kwon Crow
FireSymbolSkylanders Ninja symbol
Wolfgang Icon Wolfgang
Dark Wolfgang Icon Dark Wolfgang
UndeadSymbolSkylanders Bowslinger symbol

Guest Star Senseis

Sensei Element Battle Class
Crash Bandicoot Icon Crash Bandicoot LifeSymbolSkylanders Brawler symbol
Dr. Neo Cortex Icon Dr. Neo Cortex TechSymbolSkylanders Sorcerer symbol


  • Songs played with Asian instruments play when Senseis enter the game or use their Sky-Chi, while villains play the start of their Trap Team Villain Themes, with the exception of Golden Queen, who only plays it during her Sky-Chi.
  • Three of the former Villains have changed elements between games (Grave Clobber, Hood Sickle, and Tae Kwon Crow).
  • The icon for Senseis is a stylized version of Ember's helmet lacking the fire symbol, known in real life as a type of Kabuto, a traditional helmet for Japanese warriors.
    • Ember awards the Sensei Helmet part for Imaginators, which is also identical to the icon with the addition of a metallic crest.
  • The Senseis have the most bird Skylanders out of all non-Core Skylander classifications, having King Pen, Tae Kwon Crow, and Birdie, Air Strike's partner.
    • They also have the most Undead creatures, having the 3 from the regular element, Hood Sickle, Bad Juju and Grave Clobber.
  • King Pen and Grave Clobber are both Brawler Senseis of the Water element.
  • Hood Sickle, Chain Reaction and Dr. Krankcase are the only male Senseis of their Battle Classes.
  • Tri-Tip and Blaster-Tron are the only male Senseis of their elements.
  • Barbella's element and class contain more female Senseis than males.
  • Neither Dark, Magic nor Tech have any female Senseis.
    • There are also no female Bazookers, Bowslingers, Brawlers or Knights.
  • Most Elements and Battle Classes have three Senseis each, with a few exceptions:
    • Kaos' clone is the only Sensei belonging to the Kaos Element and the Kaos Battle Class.
    • The Dark and Light elements each have two Senseis, while Tech and Life each have four.
    • There are two Quickshots and Bazookers, while there are four Brawlers and Sorcerers.
  • Tri-Tip and Pit Boss are the only reptilian Senseis.
    • Also, they are both male Heroes and have Legendary counterparts.
  • The Knights and Quickshots, as well as Kaos, are the only Battle Classes without any Alt Decos.
  • There are four Senseis which unlock Adventure Pack levels; Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex unlock Thumpin' Wumpa Islands, while Wild Storm and Ro-Bow unlock Cursed Tiki Temple and Lost Imaginite Mines respectively.
  • All Master Senseis wear a golden belt around their waists.
  • Senseis are currently the only Skylanders incapable of changing upgrade paths without resetting. Imaginators can change weapon powers, elemental powers and Secret Techniques, while a Portal Master power in Skylanders: SuperChargers grants all Skylanders playable in the game the ability to switch paths.
    • Additionally, Senseis are the only Skylanders who cannot wear hats.
  • The Chompy Mage is the only villain sensei not to originate from Trap Team (Kaos's Clone does not count). He first appeared in Skylanders: Giants.
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