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Water Dragons, or Light Blue Dragons, are one of the site's original species that were released in 2006. Water dragons can produce Shallow Water Dragons and Two-Finned Blunas if bred with Magi Dragons or Skywing Dragons respectively.

Water dragons were originally known as Light Blue dragons, and this name was used for Breed sort on scrolls until an update on August 16, 2016 changed them to sort under "Water Dragon". The alternative name "lake dragon" also exists, though their eggs now can only be found in the Coast; this nickname was used during a time when biomes did not exist on the site.

Official descriptions[]


This egg is sitting in a shallow puddle.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It enjoys swimming in a nearby pond.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It enjoys swimming in a nearby pond.

And look! Its fins and tail have gotten bigger, and you’ve moved it to a larger body of water to swim in. It must be close to maturing.


When Water Dragons mature, they lose the ability to survive on land, entering the water permanently. They are adept swimmers and eat whatever fish are in the lake they live in. They tend to inhabit the same lake for their entire lives, although a few live in the ocean and swim all over the world.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Water egg Water hatchling Water mature hatchling female Water adult female
Male Water mature hatchling male Water adult male

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011
Water adult female Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Water adult male Holiday 2011
Halloween 2012
Water adult female Halloween 2012
Halloween 2015 Water adult Halloween 2015
April Fools' Day 2018
Water adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Water adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2020
Water adult female AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2020
Water adult male AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Water adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Water adult male AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original series Water egg original Water hatchling original Water adult original
Initial replacement Water adult retired v1
Pre-dimorphism Water adult retired v2
Original egg sequence Water egg original Water crack 5 original
Old Egg
(2nd revision)
Water egg retired
Old Dead Egg
(3rd revision)
Water dead egg retired

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • One primary set of fins near the front of the dragon.
  • Barbels on the face help the dragon find food in deep or murky water.
  • A dorsal fin runs the entire length of the body.
  • Females have a forked tail fin, while males do not.
  • Eyes are similar to that of land dragons, but have more spherical lenses, like those of fish.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Slither around like snakes while on the ground.
  • Try to keep their scales moist when out of water.
  • Swimming skills are shaky at first, but they are quick learners.
  • Hatchlings rarely find their own food—they are usually led to (or given) fish by elders.
  • Born with lungs, capable of breathing on land.

Adult Behavior

  • Live in small groups, all adults take part in raising young.
  • Oceanic dragons are rarely bothered by other alpha predators (e.g. sharks).
  • Breed sparingly to prevent contention for food; if bred to a non-water-bound partner, the partner will often transport the egg to a different body of water.
  • Very loyal to their specific pack.


  • Can live in large fresh-water lakes.
  • Habitat seems to be a matter of community preference—groups will migrate.
  • Many make a habitat out of the oceans.
  • Fresh water dragons may leave a lake and travel to the ocean, but only in search of another fresh-water body.


  • Seem to particularly enjoy consuming sea-bees. Will eat the entire hive at once.
  • Primarily eat small- or medium-sized aquatic creatures, namely fish.


  • The original adult sprite is a recolored Sea Dragon from Final Fantasy II.
  • During the Dimorphism update on March 26, 2010, both genders received an update.
  • On Pokémon Night, Water dragons were changed to show the sprite of the Pokémon Gyarados, a Water/Flying type Pokémon that appears as a serpentine Chinese dragon.
  • It is unknown whether the Water dragon has the same appendages as the Deep Sea Dragon or if it looks more like a basic lindwyrm, but with fins instead of claws.

Additional information[]

  • Regarding their official name:
Water dragons are officially "Light Blue" dragons, actually.
TJ09 (Forum Post)