In DragonVale for the Android and iOS systems (iPhone and iPad, etc.) dragon breeding is the name of the game. You breed dragons with other types of dragons, and you’ll get new types of dragons. This dragon breeding guide will help you in your long journey of breeding the different dragons in the game.
In order to breed the different dragons, you need a Breeding Cave which unlocks at level 7, or an Epic Breeding Island which can be purchased for 125 gems at level 13. The Epic Breeding Island gives you a higher chance at breeding the rare hybrid dragons like the rainbow dragon, and also allows you to breed another set of dragons at the same time as your regular Breeding Cave.
Below, I have created a table outlining the basic year round dragon breeding combinations you can perform. The blank boxes mean they can’t (typically) be bred together.
|Air||Air||Blizzard, Snow||Blazing, Smoke||Sonic, Thunder||Chrome, Meteor||Pollen, Willow||Fog, Rain|
|Cold||Blizzard, Snow||Cold||Glacier, Mountain||Hail, Storm||Mine, Steel||Evergreen, Lichen||Ice, Iceberg|
|Earth||Glacier, Mountain||Earth||Lava, Obsidian||Crystal, Quake||Iron, Scoria||Moss, Tree||Mud, River|
|Fire||Blazing, Smoke||Lava||Fire||Firefly, Scorch||Brass, Forge||Flower, Poison||Air, Coral, Salamander|
|Lighting||Sonic, Thunder||Hail, Storm||Crystal, Quake||Firefly, Scorch||Lightning||Copper, Magnetic||Cactus, Ash|
|Metal||Chrome, Meteor||Mine, Steel||Iron, Scoria||Brass, Forge||Copper, Magnetic||Metal||Quicksilver, Rust|
|Plant||Pollen, Willow||Evergreen, Lichen||Moss, Tree||Flower, Poison||Cactus, Ash||Plant||Seaweed, Swamp|
|Water||Fog, Rain||Ice, Iceberg||Mud, River||Air, Coral, Salamander||Quicksilver, Rust||Seaweed, Swamp||Water|
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Opposite Element Dragons
Most opposite element dragons can’t breed, like the Lightning and Water, or Earth and Air, however some of these can breed if one of the dragons is a hybrid dragon. For example, the Sandstorm Dragon can be created by breeding an Air Dragon with an Earth hybrid like a Crystal Dragon or Mud Dragon.
Blue Fire Dragon - Breed a Fire Dragon with a Cold hybrid. Fire + Storm is a popular combination.
Current Dragon - Breed a Water Dragon with a Lightning hybrid. Water + Storm, Water + Magnetic, etc.
Dodo Dragon – Breed an Earth Dragon with an Air hybrid. Earth + Chrome, and Earth + Blazing are popular combinations.
Ironwood Dragon – Breed a Plant Dragon with a Metal hybrid. Plant + Chrome is a popular combination.
Malachite Dragon – Breed a Metal Dragon with a Plant hybrid. Metal + Cactus is a popular combination.
Plasma Dragon - Breed a Lightning Dragon with a Water hybrid. Lightning + Fog, Lightning + Rust, etc.
Frostfire Dragon - Breed a Cold Dragon with a Fire hybrid. Cold + Firefly is a popular combination.
Sandstorm Dragon – Breed an Air Dragon with an Earth hybrid. Mud + Air is a popular combination.
Epic Dragons are rare hybrid dragons with very low chances of success.
Cyclops Dragon – Breed dragons with Metal, Water, and Lightning. Copper + Seaweed or Magnetic + Swamp or good examples.
Gold Dragon - Breed a fire type with a metal type. Plain Fire + Metal or Flower + Metal are popular combinations.
Leap Year Dragon - Both limited and rare, since it is only available for a few days on a leap year. Breed dragons with a total of four different attributes. Love + Plant seems to be a popular choice.
Platinum Dragon – Breed a metal type with a water type. Metal + Water, or Metal + Seaweed are common combinations.
Rainbow Dragon – Fairly random. Small percentage of success on nearly any combination. There are theories out there that the odds seem to go up slightly when breeding rare, limited, and hybrid dragons, but it’s hard to confirm these.
Seasonal Dragon – The only dragon so far that is meant to change appearance over time, as the seasons change. Breed dragons with a total of air, fire, and plant attributes, like Blazing + Plant, Blazing + Tree, etc.
Silver Dragon - Breed a metal type with a cold type. Metal + Cold or Metal + Evergreen are popular combinations.
Solstice Dragon - Both limited and rare. Available during the summer and winter solstices (later part of June and December in the northern hemisphere). Breed an earth type with a Blazing Dragon during the summer or winter solstice.
Limited dragons are dragons that aren’t available all year long, and usually related to a holiday or some other seasonal event.
Apocalypse Dragon – The Mayan end of days are upon us, so get this extremely limited dragon while you can! (December 2012 if you’ve been in a cave) Breed dragons totaling elements of plant, lightning, metal, and cold. Copper + Evergreen, Cactus + Mine, Steel + Ash, etc. It has a 20 hour and 12 minute incubation time.
Bloom Dragon - Available in the spring time. Breed dragons with plant, cold, and lightning attributes. One of these will have to be a hybrid dragon. Storm + Plant seem to be the best mix to get this dragon.
Blue Moon Dragon – Availability is somewhat unknown, since blue moons (two full moons in one month) happen around the globe at different times. Keep an eye on the market, and if you see it available to purchase then you should be able to breed it. Breed a lightning type with a cold type.
Bone Dragon – Available around Halloween. Breed earth and fire types.
Butterfly Dragon – Available around the last half of spring. Breed an air type with a Firefly Dragon.
Century Dragon – The 100th dragon to be released, starting in February of 2013. This dragon will likely not be available again, but it is unknown when it will be taken off the market. Breed dragons with attributes of cold, earth, and water. Cold + Mud or Snow + River seem to be good combinations.
Clover Dragon - Available around St. Patrick’s Day. You need to breed a plant type with a moss type.
Equinox Dragon – Available during the spring and fall equinoxes. Breed a water type with a Blazing Dragon.
Ghost Dragon – Available around Halloween. Breed a cold type with an earth type.
Gift Dragon – Available around Christmas time to about the middle of January. Breed dragons with total attributes of cold, fire, and plant.
Leap Year Dragon - Both limited, and rare. Available only for a few days on a leap year. Breed dragons with a total of four different attributes. Love + Plant seems to be a popular choice.
Love Dragon – Available around Valentine’s Day. Breed dragons with fire, plant, and lightning attributes. Firefly + Plant seems to be a good combination for this dragon.
Lunar Eclipse Dragon – Availability is somewhat unknown, since lunar eclipses happen around the globe quite often. Keep an eye on the market, and if you see it available to purchase then you should be able to breed it. Breed dragons with attributes of air, cold, and earth. Sandstorm + Cold seems to be a popular combination.
Motley Dragon – First available on March 28, 2013 for an unknown duration. Reports say that it can be bred with any two dragons, but others say you breed dragons with fire and plant attributes.
Panlong Dragon - Available around Chinese New Year. Breed dragons with a total of all four basic elements of fire, water, air, and earth. Blazing + Mud, or Fog + Lava are good for this combination.
Paper Dragon – Available at the first anniversary of DragonVale, which ran from Sept. 13 2012 to Sept. 24 2012. Was bred by mixing two dragons with a total of all four elements of cold, plant, fire, and earth.
Reindeer Dragon - Available around Christmas. Breed cold and plant types.
Rose Dragon – Available around Valentines Day. Breed a Flower Dragon with any dragon that has the air attribute.
Sakura Dragon - Available in the spring time. Breed dragons with plant, earth, and fire attributes. One of these will have to be a hybrid dragon. Tree + Flower seems to be the only successful mix at the moment.
Solar Eclipse Dragon – Availability is somewhat unknown, since a solar eclipse can happen around the globe at any time. Keep an eye on the market, and if you see it available to purchase then you should be able to breed it. Breed dragons with attributes of air, earth, and fire. Blazing + Earth or Smoke + Earth seem to be popular combinations.
Solstice Dragon – Both limited and rare. Available during the summer and winter solstices (later part of June and December in the northern hemisphere). Breed an earth type with a Blazing Dragon during the summer or winter solstice.
Spring Dragon – Seasonal dragon available during the spring season in the northern hemisphere. Breed dragons with cold, fire, and lightning. Hail + Fire or Storm + Fire are popular combinations.
Terradiem Dragon – Limited dragon that represents harmony. Breed dragons with air, earth, and water elements. Mud + Air or River + Air are popular combinations.
The Olympic Dragons are another set of limited dragons that are only available during the Olympics. There are three naturally, named according to the winning medals in the Olympics.
Gold Olympus Dragon - Limited dragon only available during the Olympics. Mix an Air hybrid with a Lightning hybrid, like Blazing + Storm
Silver Olympus Dragon - Limited dragon only available during the Olympics. Mix an Air hybrid with a Lightning hybrid, like Willow + Quake
Bronze Olympus Dragon - Limited dragon only available during the Olympics. Mix an Air hybrid with a Lightning hybrid, like Blazing + Crystal
Gemstone Dragons were first introduced in May 2012, the first being the Emerald Dragon. All Gemstone Dragons earn gems instead of gold when kept in their habitats, and they aren’t able to breed at all.
Emerald Dragon - Only available during the month of May. Breed a Crystal Dragon with a Lichen Dragon.
Pearl Dragon - Only available during the month of June. Breed a Seaweed Dragon with a Snow Dragon.
Ruby Dragon - Only available during the month of July. Breed a Chrome Dragon with a Scorch Dragon.
Peridot Dragon - Only available during the month of August. Breed a Crystal Dragon with a Cactus Dragon.
Sapphire Dragon - Only available during the month of September. Breed a Rain Dragon with a Mountain Dragon.
Opal Dragon - Only available during the month of October. Breed a Lava Dragon with a Mud Dragon.
Topaz Dragon - Only available during the month of November. Breed a Cactus Dragon with a Firefly Dragon.
Turquoise Dragon - Only available during the month of December. Breed a Poison Dragon with a Swamp Dragon.
Garnet Dragon - Only available during the month of January. Breed a Smoke Dragon with an Obsidian Dragon.
Amethyst Dragon - Only available during the month of February. Breed a Hail Dragon with a Sonic Dragon.
Aquamarine Dragon - Only available during the month of March. Breed an Iceberg Dragon with a River Dragon.
Diamond Dragon - Only available during the month of April. Breed an Ice Dragon with a Mine Dragon.