Purple Dino
Purple Dino adult
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Purple Dino egg
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Release Date July 15, 2009
Elemental Affinity Unknown
Morphology Non-Dragon
Base Rarity Rare
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Purple, white
Nicknames None
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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. Dinos are a special release of creatures as opposed to the traditional dragons found on the site; they do not possess genders and cannot breed. They also cannot be revived if killed.

Dinos come in 5 colors: Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple. Purple Dinos are the only color not considered an original species of Dragon Cave, having been introduced onto the site much later than all the others.

Adult Dinos used to originally possess genders, with all of them gendering male (and later female, shortly before the change to remove genders entirely). Despite having genders though, they still could not breed. The current sprites were based loosely on the sprites of Yoshi, which were the Dinos' original sprites before the Great Fog. It is because of this that they have a different art direction than the rest of the dragons on-site, opting for a more light-hearted and cartoonish style. Another theory for this art direction however, is that they're not considered entirely serious in terms of the game's lore, and are seen as more of an on-site joke like the Chickens.

Under the old Breed sort, these creatures sorted as "Yoshi Purple" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name with other non-dragons at the bottom of users' scrolls.

Official Creature DescriptionsEdit


"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 HatchlingEdit

"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."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit


Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult Special
Purple Dino

Purple Dino egg Purple Dino hatchi Purple Dino mature hatchi Purple Dino adult No gender, can't breed.

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Temporary Holiday Sprites

- Purple Dino hatchi Christmas 2011 Purple Dino mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Purple Dino adult Christmas 2011

- - - Purple Dino adult Halloween 2015
Old Sprites
Old Sprites

Old Purple Dino egg - - Old Purple Dino adult
Old Dead Egg

Old Purple Dino dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

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

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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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.

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