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UPGRADED to Dragon!
(You're amazing!)
Fly over everything, Hold W to shoot fire!

The Dragon is the 15th and one of the penultimate Animals in mope.io, and is the land equivalent of The Kraken and The Yeti.

Technical

The Dragon

  • Upgrades from the Elephant, Blue Whale, or Mammoth at 1m XP.
  • Evolves into the Black Dragon at 10m XP.
  • Can eat everything except Tier 5 animals and below, and (obviously) the Black Dragon.
  • Before the colossal (April 9) Update, it could not be eaten by anything; however, it can now be eaten by the Black Dragon, which was introduced in the Colossal Update.
  • Can fly over everything.
  • Weirdly, even though it is supposedly flying, it still gets slowed down by Lakes, Oceans, and Rivers, but very slightly.
  • All animals except The Kraken and The Yeti! can go through it, so it cannot push them.
  • Is immune to ink.
  • It can breathe fire.
  • It is immune to the River's effect.
  • After the Colossal(April 9th) update, it can now hide in large hiding holes. This was changed specifically to give it at least SOME protection from the Black Dragon.

Appearance

The Dragon is one of the largest animals in the game, dwarfed only by Black Dragons and advanced Krakens. The Dragon has a pale turquoise body and two wings that are a slighter darker shade of turquoise. It has thin, vertical ovals running down its back; those represent spikes. Its tail is small, and it has a trapezoid mouth with two dark nostrils.

Strategy

Your main ability is your fire-breath. You can shoot out a single fireball that when it hits an animal, slowly burns the victim over time. This fireball is extremely powerful and useful for hunting down fleeing prey. The Fireball's range is considerably far and its burn effect can take down prey that is out of range of your melee attack. After using its fireball ability once, you are slightly slowed down while the ability recharges, supposedly to give the prey a slight boost. Thus, spamming the fireball ability repeatedly is not a good idea; you should use your ability only when the prey is within the fireball's range.

You should also burn a black dragon when it reaches low hp. Make sure its distracted before you burn it. And DO NOT try to tailbite a low hp Black Dragon if you have low hp too.

You should go after Krakens and lone Elephants for quick XP. When attacking a Kraken, you should use your fireball on it whenever possible to prevent it from diving underwater. Then, sprint after it and bite it. Rinse and repeat until the Kraken is dead.

Elephants, even when alone, are deadly to you. An elephant's trunk can do major damage to you and, when not dealt with correctly, can even kill you. To kill an Elephant, go after it and set it on fire with your fireball ability. Attack it physically and make sure it does not escape into a hiding hole. Keep setting it on fire and attacking it until it is dead. If the Elephant makes it into a hiding hole, jump after it into the hiding hole so that it cannot leap out briefly and attack you with its trunk. Dragons can last longer in a hiding hole than an Elephant in most cases, so you should wait until the Elephant runs out of water and leaves the hiding hole. Then, jump out after it, set it on fire to drain its water supply even further, and attack it until it is dead. Elephants are a very good source of XP but can also be a dangerous opponent; their trunks are lethal.  You'll need to eat 10-20 Elephants to level up.

As for Blue Whales, avoid them at all costs (except when you find a Blue Whale at low HP). A Blue Whale's tail-slap ability is as deadly as an Elephant's trunk ability, and the Blue Whale has a mobility advantage in the water. As mentioned before, go after a Blue Whale ONLY when it has low HP, enough to kill it with one or two hits or enough for a single fireball (or two) to burn it to death. Blue Whales give a lot of XP, just like Elephants, when killed, but you should not rely on Blue Whales for a consistent, great source of XP. Once again, like Elephants, skilled Blue Whales can be considered a dangerous opponent.  If a Blue Whale sees you and is bold enough to go after you and try to attack and kill you with its tail-slap ability, attack it once to give it a warning, maybe set it on fire, and run away. It's not worth the risk trying to kill the Blue Whale when it is at full or high HP.

A very easy way to level up to Black Dragon is to find a friend and get him to elephant if he isn't already. Then kill him by biting him 4 times and then shooting fire to finish him off and get 2 times as much XP. Tell him to come back to you first. Then when he returns let him tailbite you until he's an elephant again. You'll gain more XP than you lose. Rinse and repeat until you're a black dragon. This also works for black dragons with dragons.

If you see a Black Dragon, run away as quickly as possible and hope that the Black Dragon did not see you. If the Black Dragon sees you and starts chasing you, do not go into a hiding hole. The Black Dragon can position itself above the hole to cover it up, and can easily outlive you (its lava supply runs out much more slowly than your water supply). Just keep running, preferably in the ocean so that you don't have to stop to replenish your water supply and so that the water will put out the flames from the Black Dragon's fireballs, until the Black Dragon drains most of its lava supply from pursuing you or until it becomes bored of chasing you and gives up. But there is still a high chance of dying, so if you die, you die.  Try to use your own fire, then retreat at top speed.

Gallery

Trivia

  • These were added on October 4th
    • They were initially added as "Dinosaurs."
  • An update from November 23rd, the "Flying over Rocks" one, made the Dragon able to hide in large holes. This was fixed two days later.
  • There was once a joke that did the following: when a Dragon attained 100m XP, they would automatically devolve into a Mouse that could not evolve anymore. Tail-biters would receive 10k XP from each bite, making any possible tail-biter go straight to Cheetah/Stingray. This "feature" has since been removed from the game because of the addition of the Black Dragon.
  • They are the only animal that can go over Rocks without diving, other than Seals, Crabs, Turtles, and Walruses.
  • Along with The Kraken and The Yeti!, it is the only animal that can bite other members of its own species.
  • Something that is shared with The Kraken and The Yeti! is that all are mythical creatures, and are the second-to-top predators of the food chain in their respective regions.
  • It is the only second-to-top predator NOT to have "The" in its name.
  • When the fireball ability was added, it could pull out victims from underwater, but one update later, the ability and the Dragon were nerfed.
  • Before the Dragon got the Shoot Fire ability, the upgrade notice said:

"Upgraded to DRAGON! (Wow, you're amazing!) Dominate the lands, fly over everything!"

  • After the fire ability but before the Black Dragon, the notice said:

"Upgraded to DRAGON! (Wow, you're amazing!) Fly over everything, press W to shoot fire!"

  • And after the black dragon was added, it was changed from (Wow, you're amazing!), to just, (You're amazing!)
  • Dragons can burn black dragons and they can burn you back and attack!
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