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Red Dragons were released on August 5, 2007, and are part of the original set of species that founded Dragon Cave. They were often called "Fire Dragons", a nickname that isn't used anymore. Red dragons have a Breed Specific Action called Incubate, which allows them to take a day off the time an egg has left.

Official descriptions[]


This egg is rather warm.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It occasionally shoots small puffs of smoke from its nose, like it’s trying to breathe fire.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It occasionally shoots small puffs of smoke from its nose, like it’s trying to breathe fire.

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


Red Dragons are similar to typical story book dragons. They shoot flames, can fly, etc. However, they aren’t evil creatures as depicted in myths and won’t go around raiding castles, killing knights, or kidnapping princesses. They live in a variety of habitats, from forests to coastlines to abandoned castles, usually in warm climates, and eat whatever living creatures they can find.

Sprite artists[]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Red Dragon Red egg Red hatchling Red mature hatchling Red adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Halloween 2012 Red adult Halloween 2012
Halloween'15 Red adult Halloween 2015
April Fools' Day 2018 Red adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Red adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original sprites Red egg original Red hatchling original Red mature hatchling original Red adult original
Replacement sprites Red hatchling retired Red mature hatchling retired Red adult retired
Retired egg sequence Red egg retired Red crack 1 retired Red crack 5 retired
Retired dead egg Red dead egg retired


  • Before their sprite update in 2018, Reds shared the same base hatchling sprite with the Bright Pink and Dark Green dragons as well as the old Holly Dragons.
  • The original adult sprite is a recolored Red Dragon from Final Fantasy VI.

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Heavy, ridged, plate-like scales, especially along the spine.
  • Hard, smooth belly scales; few soft vulnerable areas on the underside of the body.
  • Sharp spur-like projection off the hocks, ending in a large claw.
  • Teeth replaced continuously throughout their lifetime.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Typically fearless and inquisitive, quick to learn but slow to obey.
  • Hatchlings lack the hardened scales of their older counterparts.
  • Beg shamelessly in a manner similar to young birds when small, though this behavior will continue into sub-adulthood if it is encouraged.
  • Frequently bully smaller, weaker hatchlings in order to monopolize access to the best food, water, and shelter.
  • Begin trying to breathe fire from a young age.

Adult Behavior

  • Very territorial. Both sexes establish well-defined borders around their hunting grounds.
  • Both parents guard the eggs and care for the young. The offspring are ignored once they grow wings and will eventually disperse to search for food.
  • Often attack humans that venture into their lairs; this aggression is motivated by territoriality and is usually not related to predation, though the interloper is often eaten.
  • In social situations tend to be assertive and very reactive.
  • Primarily diurnal, though occasionally active at night.
  • Fire-breathing is fueled by mana, rather than being a biological process.


  • Live anywhere with sufficient prey and shelter.
  • Very hardy; in arid environments can survive on only the water contained in their prey.
  • Adapt to colder climates by using fire-breathing to create warmth.


  • Are notorious for eating livestock.
  • Carnivorous, though vegetation is occasionally consumed.
  • Will prey on smaller breeds of dragon.