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June 2024 release

Two new dragon breeds have been released for the month of June! Check out our current release article for the latest.

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Before Dragon Cave had the user made sprites it has now, all the sprites came from various video games across the web. This led to some copyright issues, and TJ09 was forced to replace them with the help of various Dragon Cave fans, resulting in the Replacement Project (also knows as "The Great Fog"). Many of the replacement sprites added were heavily influenced by the previous ones, and some artists critiqued the initial replacements as having anatomy problems, most notably the initial Gold Dragons and Split hatchlings. These critiques would later lead on to the occasional sprite updates that the Cave still sees today.

Previously, all the hatchling sprites (except the Dinos, Two-Headed dragons and chickens) were recolors of the same sprite. The sprites for Yoshi were used as Dinos, which presented a major copyright infringement. The replacements continue to pay tribute to Yoshi, having a cartoon-themed art directions and keeping their shoes.

The last of these listed "original sprites" to have been updated were the Paper and Holly Dragons, due to having started out as original concepts rather than initially using copyrighted material. It is unknown when the Paper adult sprite was updated; this was done so to help bring it down to the same or similar size as other adult dragons. Holly dragons received updates to their adults and hatchlings on October 7, 2015; this was done so based on long standing critique of anatomy issues, and to help raise the standard of art presented on the site.

The Sprites[]

The image below was one of the last compiled images that included as many of the original sprites as could be recovered then. The wiki has since been able to recover a few more, although many are still incomplete. The sprites available are listed below with their corresponding original breed name (some differ to the current breed names).

Originals

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Black Dragon

Black egg original Black hatchling original Black mature hatchling original Black adult original
Egg Sequence

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Chicken

Chicken egg original - - Chicken adult original
Egg Sequence

Chicken egg original Chicken crack 1 original Chicken crack 3 original Chicken crack 4 original Chicken crack 5 original Chicken dead egg original
Dark Green Dragon

Dark Green egg original Dark Green hatchling original - Dark Green adult original
Egg Sequence

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Gold Dragon

Gold egg original Gold hatchling original - Gold adult original
Egg Sequence

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Gray Dragon

Storm egg original Storm hatchling original - Storm adult original
Egg Sequence

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Green Dragon

Green egg original Green hatchling original Green mature hatchling original Green egg retired
Egg Sequence

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Light Blue
Dragon

Water egg original Water hatchling original - Water adult original
Egg Sequence

Water egg original Water crack 5 original
Light Green
Dragon

Mint egg original Mint hatchling original - Mint adult original
Egg Sequence

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Orange Dragon

Magi egg original Magi hatchling original Magi mature hatchling original Magi adult original
Egg Sequence

Magi egg original Magi crack 1 original Magi crack 2 original Magi crack 3 original Magi crack 4 original Magi crack 5 original
Sick Dragon

- Neglected hatchling original - Neglected adult original
Egg Sequence

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Paper Dragon

Paper egg original - - Paper adult original
Egg Sequence

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Pink Dragon
(Female only)

Bright Pink egg original Bright Pink hatchling original - Bright Pink adult original
Egg Sequence

Bright Pink egg original Bright Pink crack 1 original Bright Pink crack 5 original Bright Pink dead egg retired
Purple Dragon
(Female only)

Purple egg original Purple hatchling original Purple mature hatchling original Purple adult original
Egg Sequence

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Red Dragon

Red egg original Red hatchling original Red mature hatchling original Red adult original
Egg Sequence

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Silver Dragon
Female

Silver egg original Silver hatchling original - Silver adult female original
Silver Dragon
Male

- Silver adult male original
Egg Sequence

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Stone Dragon

Stone egg original Stone hatchling original - Stone adult original
Egg Sequence

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Two-Headed Dragon

Split egg original Split hatchling original Split hatchling original Split adult original
Egg Sequence

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Undead Dragon

- Undead hatchling original - Undead adult original
White Dragon

Original White egg - Original White mature hatchi Original White adult
Egg Sequence

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Yoshi Blue

Original Blue Dino egg Original Blue Dino hatchi Original Blue Dino hatchi Original Blue Dino adult
Egg Sequence

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Yoshi Green

Green Dino egg original Green Dino hatchling original Green Dino hatchling original Green Dino adult original
Egg Sequence

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Yoshi Red

Red Dino egg original Red Dino hatchling original Red Dino hatchling original Red Dino adult original
Egg Sequence

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Yoshi Yellow

Original Yellow Dino egg Original Yellow Dino hatchi Original Yellow Dino hatchi Original Yellow Dino adult
Egg Sequence

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