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Frozen hatchlings screencap

Some frozen hatchlings

When someone chooses to stop their dragon hatchling from aging, they will perform an action called "Freezing". This will cause the dragon to stay in their hatchling phase permanently. This is often done in order to gather one of every sprite (or as many as possible, since there are limits on holiday dragons and Guardians of Nature). Some people also freeze for description and roleplaying purposes. To avoid abuse, this action cannot be reversed. Frozen hatchlings have a small snowflake symbol in parentheses next to the word "Hatchling" and their gender, if applicable.

Formerly, hatchlings that were frozen before growing wings could still mature to the second hatchling stage if they had a high enough view count. This is no longer the case, and any hatchlings frozen after the update that led to this will stay in whatever stage they were frozen in.

On the "Actions" page, freezing is specified only as an action that will "Permanently prevent the hatchling from maturing into an adult", leaving widespread confusion as to what exactly takes place with regard to the hatchling. Similarly vague is the text given when the Freeze action is taken, which says, "You cast a spell on the hatchling that stops any aging." Because of this, each user has a specific idea as to what freezing entails and how it affects the hatchling.

The amount of available Freeze actions depends on your trophy:

Trophy Limit
None 10
User trophy bronze


User trophy silver


User trophy gold


User trophy platinum



The Freeze action has a cool down time of 2 weeks.

Some users are against freezing because they believe it to be immoral, similar to killing and stuffing an animal, and therefore interpret the Freeze spell as something that either kills the hatchling or locks it in suspended animation, so it can no longer go about its life. Other users see it as giving their hatchlings eternal youth, and allowing them to continue living, just never reaching maturity. However, some don't care either way, preferring not to consider the hatchling as anything more than a picture.