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Pumpkin Dragons, or Halloween 2009 Dragons, are Halloween dragons released in 2009. Pumpkin Dragons are the first limited release breed that is not a standard dragon. Though they are a pygmy breed, Pumpkin eggs use the standard egg template.

Official descriptions[]


This egg smells like the autumn harvest.


Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It enjoys running through a nearby pumpkin patch.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It enjoys running through a nearby pumpkin patch.

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


Pumpkin Dragons are a very small breed, named after their affinity for pumpkins. They are always found living inside hollowed-out pumpkins, and are only seen during the harvest season. Young children often hollow out and decorate their pumpkins in the hope that a Pumpkin Dragon will make it his or her home.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Pumpkin Dragon Pumpkin egg Pumpkin hatchling Pumpkin mature hatchling Pumpkin adult
Spriter's Alt
Marrionetta's alternate Pumpkin SA Marrionetta mature hatchling Pumpkin SA Marrionetta adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011 Pumpkin adult Holiday 2011
April Fools' Day 2018 Pumpkin adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Pumpkin adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Marrionetta's alternate
Pumpkin SA Marrionetta adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original egg Pumpkin egg original

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Contrary to first appearance with their tiny wings, they’re fully capable of flight.
  • Small, fast, and exceedingly quiet.
  • Capable of breathing dragonfire from birth.
  • Two digits on every limb with a thumb on their forelimbs.
  • Appear to have a dark orange jack-o-lantern-like face markings on their dewlaps when inflated.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Curious and friendly.
  • Born in clutches, they are abandoned by their mother and left in the warmth of an abandoned, decomposing gourd/pumpkin.
  • Usually hatch in the late fall.
  • Will sometimes stay in their litter till maturity, functioning as a small group for the common good.
  • Do not hollow out gourds, but rather find other means of shelter.
  • Easily domesticated before adolesence.

Adult Behavior

  • Claim pumpkins that will snugly fit their body size by chipping away at pumpkin tops and eating the innards.
  • Will usually claim one pumpkin per season, two if the harvest is lengthy.
  • Roll pumpkins onto their sides to sleep in them, sometimes chipping ‘windows’ into the pumpkins.
  • Unknown where they sleep the rest of the year, though they have been spotted in hollow trees.
  • Usually live alone, though they are not bothered about having neighbors in the same patch.
  • Breathe fire as a defense mechanism.
  • Use dewlaps in their mating displays.


  • Gourd and root bearing plants.
  • Pumpkin patches in human inhabited areas.
  • A few reported individuals have been seen nesting in lightning trees and dead hollow oaks.
  • Found in geographic areas that have distinct seasons with brisk autumns.


  • Omnivorous.
  • With the exception of pumpkin guts, they eat almost all small insects and rodents.


  • Under legacy breed sort, these dragons sorted as "Halloween 2009 Dragon."
  • Originally, the Pumpkin Dragon, like other older Holiday dragons such as the Yulebuck and 2009 Valentine, didn't have a Spriter's Alt variation but was granted one in 2013.
  • Pumpkins were originally nicknamed "Harvest Dragons", but with the release of the actual Harvest Dragons in 2010, the use of the name for Pumpkins was abandoned.

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