Dark Green Dragon
|Release date||June, 2006|
|Rarity||◾ Regular - Uncommon
◾ Alt - Rare
|Color||Green, yellow, red|
Dark Green Dragons (better known as Vine Dragons) are one of the original dragons in the cave. Dark Green dragons are one of only a few species (Black Dragons and Sweetlings being the others) with an alternate or 'alt' form of their sprite. It used to be possible to know if a Dark Green dragon would hatch an alt from the egg sprite; this is no longer possible, alt form now only becoming visible after hatching. There have been several rumors that float around (such as if you breed blacks to rares like golds you're more likely to get an alt or if you breed purebreds you're more likely to get an alt), but these are completely unfounded and ignore bias that comes in to these hypotheses. If you breed blacks to rares or to each other, you're more likely to get more black eggs than anything else, so you'll have more black eggs hatched and therefore more chances for an alt just because you have more black eggs. There isn't anyway to up your chances of getting an alt - just keep trying! It also has the same base hatchling sprite as the Bright Pink, Red and Holly dragons.
Normal Dark Green dragons are considered uncommon, while the alts are considered rare. They currently have no breed specific action. On scrolls where dragons are organized by species they are alphabetized under their real name of Dark Green dragon rather than "Vine dragon".
Official Dragon Description
"This egg is sitting in a patch of grass and small flowers even though there's no sun in the cave."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it..."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it... Now there are even more vines. Perhaps something is happening?"
"Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn't true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing."
|Temporary Holiday Sprites|
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|