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Kovos Pygmies were released on May 21, 2019 as part of the Dragon Cave's 13th Birthday release. They were released alongside Aeria Gloris Dragons, Geminae Dragons, Vremya Drakes, Lihnseyre Dragons and Galvanic Wyverns. Like all pygmies, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons and they can only breed with other pygmies. Kovos eggs have a unique cracking sequence.

Official descriptions[]


This tiny, dark egg fills you with existential dread.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It glares at you from a haze of malevolent-seeming mists.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It glares at you from a haze of malevolent-seeming mists.

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


Kovos Pygmies cast terror into the hearts of those unfortunate enough to encounter one. As solitary hunters, they avoid contact with most other dragons. Tendrils of nearly-condensed liquid mana swirl about them at all times, bringing a sense of dread—and slow corruption after prolonged contact. They will attack prey even when well-fed, sometimes solely for the entertainment of the kill.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Kovos Pygmy Kovos egg Kovos hatchling Kovos mature hatchling Kovos adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2020 Kovos adult AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022 Kovos adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • They are on the large side for a pygmy.
  • Their bodies are snake-like, fluid and agile.
  • Dark red in color, with dark gray scutes and deeper red markings, they appear menacing and powerful.
  • Have powerful flight muscles, similar to birds of prey.
  • Though legless, they use their dexterous tails as a perch and to grip tree branches.
  • When on the ground will keep their wings folded tightly to their bodies to minimize interference with underbrush.
  • Tendrils of various mists made up of death or dark mana encricle them at all times, never mixing.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Kovos hatchlings are territorial and hard to get along with.
  • Snake-like, they will hiss threateningly whenever other creatures get near.
  • They see poorly in bright light, and shun the daytime.
  • Because newly-hatched Kovos dragons are limbless, they can be mistaken for snakes, though they are naturally much more dangerous.
  • Maturing hatchlings learn early to use the claws on their small wings as weapons.

Adult Behavior

  • Nocturnal, find tunnels or rocks to burrow under to escape daylight.
  • Contact with their mists brings a deep sense of dread. Prolonged contact will gradually cause mana corruption.
  • Kovos are solitary, savage hunters, attacking prey even when they’ve no desire to feed.
  • Keenly intelligent, once they’ve chosen a target they are difficult to escape.


  • Kovos tend to be found near bodies of water, often preferring areas pockmarked with sandstone formations.
  • Will nest in small caves and beneath rocks, excavating a hole in the ground if there are no natural formations that allow them to escape exposure to sunlight.
  • Extremely territorial, will kill or chase away from their area even larger dragons when they can.


  • Carnivorous, Kovos will eat whatever they can kill, preferring their meat fresh and bloody.
  • When fresh prey is scarce in their area they will range outside their recognized territory to steal kills from other predators.
  • Only when desperate will dragons eat carrion.
  • Will not eat vegetation even when starving.