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Dusk Pygmies are a hybrid breed released on June 25, 2017, alongside Setsong and Risensong Dragons. They were the first hybrid pygmy breed to be released on Dragon Cave.

Dusk Pygmies are produced by cross-breeding Crimson Flare Pygmies and Nilia Pygmies. Like all pygmies, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons and they can only breed with other pygmies.

Official descriptions[]


This tiny egg is cold to the touch.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It seems to be active around dusk.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It seems to be active around dusk.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.


Dusk Pygmies, as their name may suggest, are crepuscular dragons. When the sun sets, they are most active and are commonly seen darting across the sky, the fading sunlight catching and reflecting off of their wings in brilliant patterns. Living in small, tight-knit groups, these pygmies spend many of their waking hours stretching their wings by fetching food for group members. The young, elderly, disabled, and injured are all diligently and lovingly cared for by all of the group. Though rather intelligent, they are easily distracted. Some Dusk Pygmies are prone to hoarding objects that may distract them; others may return late to their roost, long after most of their other group members are already sleeping.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Dusk egg Dusk hatchling Dusk mature hatchling female Dusk adult female
Male Dusk mature hatchling male Dusk adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Dusk Pygmy egg Dusk Pygmy crack 1 Dusk Pygmy crack 2 Dusk Pygmy crack 3 Dusk Pygmy crack 4 Dusk Pygmy crack 5 Dusk Pygmy dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018
Dusk adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Dusk adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2020
Dusk adult female AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2020
Dusk adult male AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Dusk adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Dusk adult male AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Bodies are purple set against the bright golden colors of their wings, which reflect off the sunlight.
  • Similar to their Nilia heritage, females are larger than the males and have long, protruding horns.
  • Dusk Pygmies are western-type dragons that are usually quadrupedal but are capable of rearing.
  • Male Dusks have small, stubby horns, which they appear to have inherited from the Crimson Flare Pygmies.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Dusk hatchlings are very curious, trusting, and friendly.
  • Quickly become distracted by the smallest thing—a bug flying by or a leaf blowing in the wind—and disappear to go exploring.
  • A sure way to help keep Dusk hatchlings’ attention is storytelling.
  • Hatchlings can be eager to please, so once it’s time for them to start flying, they can spend hours practicing, working up endurance, and learning tricks.
  • Although adults are adept magic users, hatchling’s magic seems to be subtle and uncontrolled–if seen at all.

Adult Behavior

  • As they get older, Dusk Pygmies grow a little more cautious–particularly the females, whose trust can take a long time to earn, while males will be quite clingy soon after their trust is gained (a task which does not take long).
  • A Dusk’s innate magical capabilities become stronger as they age; full grown adults are more than capable of a wide variety of magic, such as creating mirages, levitating objects, and transforming rocks into gems.
  • They can be easily distracted and thus prone to hoarding–anything from feathers, dead bugs, dragon scales, human books and toys, sticks, and rocks (which will likely be transformed into gems).
  • They live in small, tight-knit groups, where the young, injured, disabled, and elderly are all diligently cared for by other members.
  • Dusk Pygmies do care far more about their other group members than their hoards.
  • Injured, disabled, and elderly adults love weaving tales, and a good story is a sure way to keep any hatchling’s (or even adult’s) attention, at least for a little while.


  • Dusk Pygmies are well-adapted for any moderate environment. They can survive both the heat and cold (and in-between), but are rarely found in extreme heat or extreme cold.
  • Can be found in the flatlands, but prefer living at higher elevations. In the flatlands, they are more commonly found near the shore than dry land.
  • In environments with more predators, Dusk Pygmy groups may take up residence in shallow caves or on cliff faces.


  • Scavengers who will eat anything and everything, from small animals to bugs to leaves to fruits to rocks.
  • Prefer fruits and berries.
  • As a crepuscular species, bugs do tend to make up a large portion of their diet, as they are easy to catch.

Additional information[]

Many thanks to Sock for writing the descriptions on these!

I don't have so much extra info for these, but here's what do I have


Dusk Pygmies were not a naturally occurring breed. They were first bred as a designer breed, much like a labradoodle, until some escaped captivity - so now they can also be found in the wild. As such it is considered a status symbol to keep a dusk Pygmy

Dimorphic Differences

As seen with the sprites, females are larger (a trait they get from the Nilia female) and the male has stub horns (by way of the Crimson Flare). Personality wise males tend to be more clingy while it can take longer to earn the females trust. As to why a hybrid of Crimson and Nilia? Why not!? :D


Dusk Pygmies are skilled with magic. Their magic is mostly harmless like creating mirages or levitating objects. They are also great at transforming rocks into gems, a honed skill of the Nilia.


Dusk Pygmies will eat anything and everything. They have a special fondness for fruits and berries.
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