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Xocoatl Dragons were a female-only breed released on February 14, 2023 as part of the 2023 Valentine's Day event. As a limited-release dragon, they can only produce more Xocoatl eggs during a short window before the Valentine's Day holiday. While still capable of breeding throughout the year, they will always produce eggs of their mate's breed outside the holiday season. Xocoatl Dragons are limited to 2 cave-born dragons per scroll.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

Colorful swirls decorate the surface of this glossy egg.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is incredibly shy, but can be bribed with sweet treats.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is incredibly shy, but can be bribed with sweet treats.

And look! It’s gotten bigger and more energetic. It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Xocoatl Dragons are an incredibly shy and reclusive breed, preferring the company of small family units or solitude far from the watchful eye of outsiders throughout most of the year. However, Xocoatl Dragons welcome the approaching spring with an unusual giddiness, celebrating the shift towards warmer weather by warming the hearts of strangers and loved ones alike. A Xocoatl Dragon during this time will go to great lengths to perform acts of kindness and offer gifts for any that may encounter them, be they dragon, human, or other. This infectious joy is hard to resist by even the darkest of hearts, and individuals report finding themselves paying these kind acts forward. Villages and settlements with the fortune to experience the presence of a Xocoatl Dragon will often celebrate with festivals and music, providing opportunity for all manner of friends, family, and couples to celebrate. During this time, many leave chocolate offerings for Xocoatls as an expression of gratitude, which has led to the sharing of chocolate as a custom conveying love and friendship.

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Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Xocoatl Dragon Xocoatl egg Xocoatl hatchling Xocoatl mature hatchling Xocoatl adult
Spriter's Alt
Schenanigans's alternate Xocoatl SA Schenanigans adult

Egg sequence[]

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

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Trivia[]

  • Dragon Cave's administrator TJ09 secured dragons with the codes Candy and Dlvry in reference to the Candy Delivery mini-game.

Additional information[]

I'm so excited to finally be able to share these guys with everyone!
I wish I could say I was the creative one who came up with their name, but sadly I cannot - I was discussing the history of chocolate with some dear friends and one shared a fun fact that "xocoatl/xocolatl" (the x pronounced with a sh sound) was mesoamerican hot chocolate, and I knew immediately what their name needed to be! Though as Lantean_Pegasus originally pointed out, the drink was not sweet - it was brewed with additives such as chili peppers, and was actually quite bitter. It could also be enjoyed hot OR cold!

These fellas were actually originally inspired by the Resplendent Quetzal. I have always wanted to see a green Valentine dragon, and the beautiful iridescent emerald coloration of these birds alongside their brilliant red chests were fundamental elements I wanted to add to the original design. The heart chest mark is admittedly quite on the nose, but that was an intended design element from the start. Graceful long feathers and extravagant tails were the final design element I borrowed from these gorgeous birds.

And of course, I couldn't make something quetzal-like without taking inspiration from Quetzalcoatl, too :) Lantean_Pegasus also hit the nail on the head with this one!

Now some fun facts!

» These dragons are absolute chocolate fiends. Hatchlings prefer the sweeter varieties, but as they age their tastes also change, and adults often enjoy the more bitter variations of this treat
» They are absolutely useless in the romance department. If you ask a Xocoatl for advice on love affairs, they're just going to give you a quizzical look and tell you something along the lines of just follow your heart or some other generic nonsense
» Their plumage is often seen as a sign of a good spring to come, and not only are their presences welcomed in settlements, they are also welcomed by farmers, with feathers being a good luck charm
» They are easily frightened but hard to anger; if you anger one you will know it, though, as they make the most horrendous shrieking sound when you do. For the sake of your neighbors, please don't do... that.
» Though shy and are typically quite introverted, they most definitely enjoy their spring time spotlight. But this likely contributes to their reclusiveness for the rest of the year...
Schenanigans (Forum Post)

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