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Nebula Dragons were released on the April 1st, 2010, alongside Bright-Breasted Wyverns, Hellfire Wyverns, Guardians of Nature and Sunsong Amphipteres. On April 1, 2011, a second set of Nebula variants were released to celebrate their anniversary. As of August 28, 2017, these dragons can produce Carina Dragons when bred to Ridgewing Dragons.

The second set of sprites act as a variation of the first, with the different colors corresponding to a particular gender. All colors can be obtained by catching them in the cave or through breeding, and are all equal to each other with regards to rarity.

These dragons sort by their Encyclopedia name, with the 4 colors split into two groups. Blue and purple variants sort above the green and red variants. There is no color sorting within those two groups, as the color depends on gender.

Official descriptions[]


This egg glows with a brilliant radiance.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Despite being as black as outer space, it has a few bright patterns on it.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Despite being as black as outer space, it has a few bright patterns on it.

And look! It has grown wings and its scales have gained beautiful patterns. It must be close to maturing.


Nebula Dragons are nocturnal creatures. With the best eyesight to be found, they are often seen staring into space. Each dragon tends to observe a particular nebula and will eventually change their colors and patterns to match it. As the nebula changes over time, the dragon changes with it. The more intricate the design of the nebula, the better chance an individual has of attracting a mate. It is said that the markings on no two Nebula Dragons will be exactly the same.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Nebula egg.gif Nebula hatchi.gif Nebula blue female hatchi.gif Nebula blue female.gif
Nebula red female hatchi.png Nebula red female.gif
Male Nebula purple male hatchi.gif Nebula purple male.gif
Nebula green male hatchi.gif Nebula green male.gif

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Nebula egg.gif Nebula crack 1.gif Nebula crack 2.png Nebula crack 3.gif Nebula crack 4.gif Nebula crack 5.png Nebula dead egg.gif

Retired sprites[]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Temporary event sprites
Holiday 2011
Nebula hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Nebula female hatchi blue Christmas 2011.gif Nebula female blue Christmas 2011.gif
Nebula female hatchi red Christmas 2011.gif Nebula female red Christmas 2011.gif
Holiday 2011
Nebula male hatchi purple Christmas 2011.gif Nebula male purple Christmas 2011.gif
Nebula male hatchi green Christmas 2011.gif Nebula male green Christmas 2011.gif
Retired sprites
Retired sprites Old Nebula dead egg.gif Old Nebula hatchi.gif

Encyclopedia entry[]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Females have one more wing finger than males. This does not appear to have any specific function.
  • It is entirely possible for a black and white patterned Nebula to exist, as a form of albinism via colour-blindness. This, however, is extremely rare.
  • Have yet to see two Nebula dragons with the exact same pattern, but several have similar patterns.
  • A Nebula dragon’s horns are often mistaken for ears.
  • When a nebula dragon dies or if it is killed, its scales lose their pattern in a matter of hours.

Hatchling Behavior

  • They can spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping when newly hatched. They slowly become more active as they age.
  • Their eyes are pale blue when they hatch, but seem to change color to match their wing patterns.
  • Hatchlings tend to be more restless during a double new moon, as this is the ideal time for them to observe the sky.
  • It is very easy to tell their genders apart at a young age, since female Nebula hatchlings have an extra wing finger.
  • Hatchlings will behave unpredictably during a full solar eclipse, as they do not yet understand what is going on and believe it is night time.
  • In their late adolescence years, female hatchlings will seek out high areas or deserts to make a nest for when they become adults and lay their first eggs.
  • Male nebula hatchlings during their late adolescence years prepare for adulthood by spending long hours staring at the sky, making sure their patterns are suitable for finding a mate.

Adult Behavior

  • Adults sleep during the day. They therefore dislike summer as days are longer, and are usually more active in winter.
  • Males who wish to mate display their wings to their fullest extent to their chosen female. If the female approves, she will imitate him. If she disapproves, she will fly off.
  • While they prefer to live solitary, peaceful lives, small groups can be found every now and then.
  • Nebula dragons do not mind temporary company of other breeds, and many have been found to bond closely with Royal Blue dragons, due to their shared love of starlight.


  • Nebula dragons love to travel and find new places to observe the night skies. They will sometimes travel as far as the other side of the planet to do so.
  • Since winter is often the best time to observe the skies, Nebula dragons seem to grow accustomed to cold weather.


  • Nebulas are omnivorous, and usually hunt large mammals.
  • Enjoy bitter fruits such as lemons and grapefruit.


  • It was noticed on May 23, 2017, that the egg description was changed, possibly done during the recent Dragon Cave 11th Birthday updates. The old egg description read:
"This egg has a brilliant radiance coming off of it."

Additional information[]

  • Regarding the Nebula's creation credits:
I did the sketches, Skinst did lines, I did black shading, Skinst did the nebula/star shading. Rosella helped with a few fixes on the male.
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