Frilled Dragon
Frilled maleFrilled female
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Frilled egg
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Release Date February 10, 2009
May 21, 2016
Elemental Affinity Neutral
Morphology Western
Base Rarity Common
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Green, orange
Nicknames Frills, Frill Dragons
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Frilled Dragons, also known as Frills, were released alongside Geode Dragons on February 10, 2009. Their egg description is shared with Skywing and Horse Dragons as well as Ochredrakes, though they only share a biome with Horse dragons. These dragons were discontinued for almost 6 years, and on May 21, 2016, they were re-released into the cave with an entire updated set of sprites, as well as new dimorphic adult and hatchling sprites, to celebrate Dragon Cave's 10th birthday.

A while after their original release, the breed frequently received complaints for being too common and blocking both the cave and Abandoned Page. In one attempt to try and raise their appeal, the spriter of the dragon, Lythiaren, requested to TJ09 to consider implementing the BSA ability "Nurture" for the breed. No updates were given on the concept of this ability and eventually, after a large scale negative reaction against the breed developed, Lythiaren requested that the breed be discontinued. On May 4, 2010, TJ09 announced that the Frilled dragons were officially discontinued. While they were a discontinued breed, the breeding of this dragon was modified to be similar to a limited release dragon out of season; they could breed with other dragons except within their own species, and would only yield eggs of the other parent.

Lythiaren had made it clear numerous times that they would not return as an available breed. However, raffles in Christmas events gave a short availability for the breed and eggs were available as a raffle winner prize if users so desired. The very last natural Frilled egg confirmed by TJ09 was produced by TheAntimonyElement, found here. In May 2014, Lythiaren had stated that she was open to the idea of re-releasing the Frilled dragons and had stated her intention of getting them re-released as per TJ09's approval.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit


"This egg has strange markings on it."


"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has large frills on its head."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has large frills on its head.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."


"Frilled dragons are smaller than most other breeds, but when threatened, they stretch out their wings and frills to appear larger. They generally do not like to fight and prefer hiding to confrontation. Frilled dragons live in small groups and often band together to scare off potential threats. Males also use their frills as a way to attract mates, with those displaying the "best" frills being more likely to breed."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

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Old SpritesEdit


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult

Frilled egg Frilled hatchi Frilled female hatchi Frilled female

Frilled male hatchi Frilled male

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Temporary Holiday Sprites

- Frilled hatchi Christmas 2011 Frilled mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Frilled adult Christmas 2011
Old Sprites
Old Series

Old Frilled egg2 Old Frilled hatchi Old Frilled mature hatchi Old Frilled adult
Old Egg

Old Frilled egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Frilled egg Frilled crack 1 Frilled crack 2 Frilled crack 3 Frilled crack 4 Frilled crack 5 Frilled dead egg

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  • During the 2014 Christmas event, Frilled dragons made appearances in two chapters: Chapter 10 had a Frilled dragon acting as a governess for a flock of hatchlings gathered inside the Holiday dragons' weather wards, and Chapter 13 had an old Frilled dragon telling tales to the hatchlings of her clan.

Additional InformationEdit

Lythiaren has revealed that they make wonderful parents, and use their leg frills to amuse hatchlings. The males are also more decorative and colorful than the females; there was once a different male sprite planned, but this went uncompleted due to them being discontinued.[Citation needed]

  • Regarding their initial discontinuation:

*sigh* So much spritebashing. Very well guys, you've forced my hand.

TJ, if/when you read this:

Please retire the Frill dragon from the cave and render all specimens infertile. There's clearly enough hate out there to make this a reasonable decision, and this is NOT the first time I've clicked on a thread and found it degenerating into people whining about how much they hate the sprite. Even fellow spriters hate the sprite.

Have fun guys, you've murdered the male Frill.
- Lythiaren (Old Forum)

Not anymore. See above. I will not be convinced by puppy eyes and pleading this time. The male Frill is dead. I've dealt with enough spritebashing in the past few days, and tried to tolerate more than enough on the Frill alone ever since they first started clogging the AP months ago. I will not stand for it any longer.
- Lythiaren (Old Forum)

Speaking of frills, we found this while going through a researcher's notes.

Frilled concept art
- Lythiaren (Forum Post)

  • Lythiaren followed this post with a "translation" of the text:

Once considered pests, the prolific Frilled Dragon fell victim to cruel extermination programs in recent years. Farmers had made a habit of killing them on sight, and several wizards were called upon to assist. What they concocted was a terrible plague, which prevented natural reproduction. It spread rapidly to wild dragons, until predation and poaching led scholars to believe they had gone entirely extinct. We have recently found a small pack of survivors that appear to be immune to this plague. Samples have been taken in an effort to cure and innoculate our domesticated specimens. Preliminary tests appear to be promising.
- Lythiaren (Forum Post)


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