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Egg hatches into a Sunbeam if it's cave-created or bred between 6:00 EST and 17:59 EST.

Sunbeam Drakes (previously Day Glory Drakes) were released on May 26, 2010, alongside Moonglow Drakes, Terrae Dragons, and Shallow Water Dragons. As drakes, they can only breed with other drake breeds, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

Sunbeams share the same egg as Moonglows. If the egg is bred, bought, or caught from the Forest between 6:00 EST and 17:59 EST, will hatch into a Sunbeam.

Official descriptions[]


This egg displays the colors of both dawn and dusk.


Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It has the colors of a bright summer day.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It has the colors of a bright summer day.

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


Sunbeam Drakes are the diurnal counterparts to Moonglow Drakes, their eggs having been laid during the daylight hours. They are around the size of a small dog, and while docile, can be flighty and easily startled. Most can be found high in treetops enjoying the bright sunlight, tucking themselves away at the first sign of a storm or impending nightfall. Sunbeam Drakes enjoy flying in the light of the sun, and their treetop dances are beautiful, dazzling, and serene.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Sunbeam Drake Sunbeam Moonglow egg Sunbeam hatchling Sunbeam mature hatchling Sunbeam adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Sunbeam Moonglow egg Sunbeam Moonglow crack 1 Sunbeam Moonglow crack 2 Sunbeam Moonglow crack 3 Sunbeam Moonglow crack 4 Sunbeam Moonglow crack 5 Sunbeam Moonglow dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Sunbeam adult AF 2022

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  • On May 21, 2016, Sunbeam Drakes received a major update to their egg sprites, as part of Dragon Cave's 10th Birthday. All drake eggs now use a smaller egg template than the standard dragon egg, reflecting the fact that drakes are smaller breeds (though larger than pygmies).

Breed replacement[]

Day Glory retired concept

Day Glory Drakes as seen in the Encyclopedia, prior to replacement.

The Sunbeam Drake replaced the Day Glory Drake on May 8, 2021. Citing detestable and discriminatory views and conduct by the original artist, Dragon Cave removed all dragon breeds created by the artist and replaced them with new concepts and art. A total of 10 breeds were replaced in this update. An official statement by site administrator TJ09 can be found on the forums.