|Release Date||July 15, 2009|
|Elemental Affinity||Information Needed|
|Spriters ||Marrionetta, |
Purple Dinos, or Pterodactylus maximus, were secretly released on July 15, 2009, alongside Albino and Cheese Dragons, Ochredrakes and Common Pygmies. Dinos are a special release of creatures as opposed to the traditional dragons found on the site; they do not possess genders and cannot breed. They also cannot be revived if killed.
Dinos come in 5 colors: Green, Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple. Purple Dinos are the only color not considered an original species of Dragon Cave, having been introduced onto the site much later than all the others.
Adult Dinos used to originally possess genders, with all of them gendering male (and later female, shortly before the change to remove genders entirely). Despite having genders though, they still could not breed. The current sprites were based loosely on the sprites of Yoshi, which were the Dinos' original sprites before the Great Fog. It is because of this that they have a different art direction than the rest of the dragons on-site, opting for a more light-hearted and cartoonish style. Another theory for this art direction however, is that they're not considered entirely serious in terms of the game's lore, and are seen as more of an on-site joke like the Chickens.
Under the old Breed sort, these creatures sorted as "Yoshi Purple" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name with other non-dragons at the bottom of users' scrolls.
Official Creature DescriptionsEdit
"This egg looks like it doesn't belong; it is brightly colored with white spots. It's much lighter than the other eggs."
"You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?"
"You were right, it's not the same species as the other eggs. So if it's not a dragon, what is it?
And look, it's gotten bigger! Maybe it will reach its full size soon."
"Finally, after much feeding, your baby has grown into a full Dino! Dinos can eat almost anything, including things with spikes. In order to do so, they must have very tough stomachs. Purple dinos are the only breed of dinos that are capable of flight, thanks to their wings."
|No gender, can't breed.|
Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit
|Temporary Holiday Sprites|
|Old Dead Egg
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|
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- This Dino sorts as a "Yoshi" despite never having the original Yoshi sprites that the older Dinos had.
- It is the only "Dino" breed to not be based on a dinosaur, as pterosaurs are a separate clade.