The Small Shadow is a dragon species that is first introduced in Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 4.
- "Watch the skies, Vikings! These diminutive dive-bombers retreat to their larger dragon cousin's wings when they feel overpowered!
The Small Shadow might hunt in packs, but it's still a fearsome foe in 1-on-1 combat. It's agile, intelligent, and unerring in aim."
- ―Dragons: Rise of Berk
Small Shadows are medium-sized dragons with iridescent blue and purple scales and wings, as well as light undersides. They have rounded heads, triangular fin-like spines on their backs and tails, with long, black claws on their feet.
Small Shadows are pack hunters that are highly intelligent. One dragon pretends to be injured to attract any potential victims while the rest wait to ambush. They have formed a symbiotic relationship with the much larger Shadow Wing. The Small Shadows serve the Shadow Wing, and the Shadow Wing protects the Small Shadows in return.
Small Shadows are very agile flyers with exceptional maneuverability.
Small Shadows can shoot molten balls of orange lava that will explode like fireworks, and they can be very accurate in aiming their shots.
Small Shadows are highly intelligent dragons, especially when it comes to hunting. One individual pretends to be injured to attract any potential victims while the rest wait to ambush. They also know that other dragons cannot fly normally if they attach themselves onto their wings.
Small Shadows are very fast dragons, as they are able to catch up with a Night Fury in flight.
Small Shadows are able to climb any terrain such as cave walls.
In the episode The Longest Day Hiccup and Toothless are continously chased by Small Wings and later by a Shadow Wing.
Shortly before the fourth season came, the Small Wing along with its Titan Wing were introduced in this game misnamed as Shadow Wing. It was later renamed.