Dragon Jokes and Puns

Most cultures have some sort of folklore about dragons. In Europe, during the Middle Ages, dragons were described as four legged, winged creatures. They are very similar to large lizards, but often are capable of breathing fire.

But stories of dragons are not just limited to Europe. They also appear in Asian folklore. In particular, they are often depicted in Chinese artwork. Other regions such as Russia and countries in Africa. The Egyptians believed that a giant serpent similar to a dragon lived in the underworld.

Today, books and movies are full of dragons. They appear in everything from the “Harry Potter” series, the “Earthsea” series, Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” and “The Lord of the Rings” series. They never really leave our imagination. For example, “Pete’s Dragon” was a 1977 film that included a cartoon dragon named Elliott. The film was remade in 2016 with digital effects.

For the most part, dragons are not considered funny. Elliott the dragon is one of the few exceptions. Many dragons in today’s culture are either depicted as dangerous, even if they are “tame.”

So if they’re not funny, why do we have dragon jokes? Sometimes it helps to laugh at something that can be scary. Plus as magical creatures that (we assume) do not really exist, we can make jokes without them being upset.

Dragon Jokes and Puns

What Are Dragon Puns?

A pun is a joke that often takes two (or more) different meanings of a word and turns things around to make it funny. An example of a basic pun:

I was trying to figure out how lightning works, then it struck me.

Funny Dragon Jokes and Clever Dragon Puns:

Why do you never want to hear a story from a dragon?

Because they tend to drag on.

How do you milk a dragon?

By making a four film series about him.

Why do dragons like knights?

Because they come in their own pan.

Why do you always tell the weight of a dragon?

Because they come with scales.

How many dragons does it take to change a light-bulb?

None. They can’t do it because they don’t have thumbs. But they’re great at lighting candles.

Why are dragons so good music?

Because they really know their scales.

What eats more tacos than one dragon?

Two dragons

I tried to read the book about dragons, but it just seemed to drag on.

A group of dragons started a hockey team. It ended up being a water polo team.

Why did the dragon retire from killing and eating knights?

He was tired of canned food.

Why did the dragon lose the race?

He was dragon his feet.

What do dragons eat for a snack?


What are dragons such good story-tellers?

They have long tales.

In the 1840’s a group of dragons got together to travel west.

They called it a dragon train.

Dragon models are never to scale.

Why don’t dragons go to church on Sunday?

They only prey on weak knights.

Dragon Jokes and Puns for All Occasions:

Be ready for a great (?) dragon pun at every occasion!

Birthday Dragon Jokes

Why do dragons hate birthdays?

Because they have problems blowing out just the candles on their cake.

We went to the dragon’s birthday party. He tried to blow out the candles on the cake. The party was a blast.

Valentine’s Day Dragon Jokes:

What do you get when you kiss your dragon on Valentine’s Day?

Burned lips.

Stop dragon your feet and be my Valentine.

Christmas Dragon Jokes and Puns:

A little girl asked Santa Claus for a dragon for Christmas. Santa told her that it was impossible.

So the little girl asked for peace on earth.

Santa said, “What color do you want your dragon to be?”

What is the difference between Santa Claus and a dragon?

One slays the dragon, the other drags the sleigh.

Santa was flying over medieval England and hit a dragon.

He sleighed it.

Dragon Jokes for Kids:

What do you call a dragon that drives a train?

An engineer

What is a dragon’s favorite day of the week?


Which side of a dragon has the most scales?

The outside

What do you call a dragon with a gun?


How do you know that there is a dragon under your bed?

Your head is touching the ceiling.

What do you do with a green dragon?

Wait until it ripens.

Why did the dragon cross the road?

It was the chickens day off.

Dragon Dad Jokes:

Two dragons walk into a bar. One says, “It’s hot in here.”

The other says, “Shut your mouth.”

What do you get when a dragon sneezes?

Out of the way.

I can’t believe they made “The Hobbit” into three movies.

They really made it dragon.

What do you call a dragon with no wings?


What has four legs, four wings, and a tail?

A dragon with spare parts.

What would you get if you crossed a dragon and a skunk?

I don’t know, but please don’t make it angry.

Why did the dinosaurs live longer than dragons?

They didn’t smoke

What sound do you hear when a dragon eats spicy food?

A fire alarm

What time is it when a dragon sits on your car?

Time to get a new car.

Dragon jokes are great. They never burn out.

Dragon Name Puns:

What do you call a cross between a dragon and a flamingo?

A flame-ingo

What kind of dragon do you usually find in your toilet?

Commodo dragon (Komodo Dragon)


Some people love puns. Other people… not so much. But you can always help convince people that puns are great when you are ready with a fantastic dragon pun. They are especially good when you know there is a dragon in a movie or TV show. Let them fly. And if someone doesn’t like them? Well, at least you had fun telling it.

That was our full list of animal jokes. You can also check out our posts on fantasy jokes, dad jokes, animal jokes or unicorn jokes and puns