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Purple Dinos, or Pterodactylus maximus, were secretly released on July 15, 2009, alongside Albino and Cheese Dragons, Ochredrakes and Common Pygmies. As they were not released until 2009, they are the only Dino that is not considered an "original" breed in the cave.

Dinos are "non-dragon" creatures which do not have genders, and therefore cannot be bred. They also cannot be revived if killed. They come in 5 colors: Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple.

Adult Dinos were originally all male. Female Dinos appeared for a period before all Dinos stopped displaying any gender. Even when Dinos were gendered, they were not able to breed. The current sprites are inspired by Yoshi, which was used as the Dinos' original sprites before the Replacement Project. This has resulted in the Dinos featuring a more cartoonish style than regular dragons.

Official descriptions[]


This egg looks like it doesn't belong; it is brightly colored with white spots. It's much lighter than the other eggs.


You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?

Mature hatchling[]

You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?

And look, it's gotten bigger! Maybe it will reach its full size soon.


Finally, after much feeding, your baby has grown into a full Dino! Dinos can eat almost anything, including things with spikes. In order to do so, they must have very tough stomachs. Purple dinos are the only breed of dinos that are capable of flight, thanks to their wings.



Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Purple Dino Purple Dino egg Purple Dino hatchling Purple Dino mature hatchling Purple Dino adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Purple Dino egg Purple Dino crack 1 Purple Dino crack 2 Purple Dino crack 3 Purple Dino crack 4 Purple Dino crack 5 Purple Dino dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011 Purple Dino hatchling Holiday 2011 Purple Dino mature hatchling Holiday 2011 Purple Dino adult Holiday 2011
Halloween 2015 Purple Dino adult Halloween 2015
April Fools' Day 2018 Purple Dino adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Purple Dino adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Retired sprites Purple Dino egg retired Purple Dino adult retired
Retired dead egg Purple Dino dead egg retired

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  • This Dino sorts as a "Yoshi" despite never having the original Yoshi sprites that the older Dinos had.
  • It is the only "Dino" breed to not be based on a dinosaur, as pterosaurs are a separate clade.
  • Under the legacy breed sort, these creatures sorted as "Yoshi Purple" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they sort using their Encyclopedia name.