Hatching is the process through which Dragon eggs are incubated in order for Dragons to come to life. The amount of time it takes to incubate an egg will depend on what Dragon will hatch. The higher the rarity and the more advanced the Elements, the longer it will take to incubate. Usually, the longer the time it takes to hatch, the rarer the Dragon will be. Hatching times vary from instant for Boss Dragons to 2 days and 9 hours for Legendary Dragons and are affected by the VIP Status.
Hatching Dragons can only be done in the Hatchery. Eggs need to be incubated there until they are ready to hatch. Once the incubation period is complete, the player can select the Hatchery and press the icon of the Dragon which will bring up a window with the Dragon's egg. The baby can hatch from its shell after repeatedly tapping it and cracking it open. After the Dragon is hatched, it will give an amount of experience to the player. Dragons that take longer to hatch will give more experience points. In the same window, its name will be shown above its image and its rarity in the top-left corner of the hatching window. The Dragon's Elements are shown in its left, along with the button and pressing it will bring up the base Codex entry of that Dragon. The hatched Dragon can then be placed into one of the Habitats through the option which will take the player to the closest, fitting Habitat, or the Dragon can be sold on the spot through the option. If there are no empty, fitting Habitats for the baby Dragon to be placed in, the Sell button will be replaced by the button and pressing it will take the player to the Habitats tab of the Main Shop. However, if the player has fitting Habitats that can be upgraded to receive additional spots, or if a fitting Habitat was just finished being built and the is shown atop it, instead of the Shop button, the player will receive the button. Pressing this button will take the player to the nearest fitting Habitat that can be upgraded, or to the one that was just built and is awaiting completion through being selected. Additionally, if this species of Dragon is hatched for the very first time, the icon will be displayed in its right, with the exception of Clan Dragons, signaling the player has obtained a new Dragon. Also, after the same, brand-new Dragon is placed in a Habitat, the Book of Dragons will appear and will color that Dragon's snapshot. If the Dragon is part of a Dragon Codex collection, its snapshot will be colored, instead, in the Collections menu.
The shell of the eggs are in concordance to the appearance of the Dragon. All Dragons have their very own egg, except Boss Dragons, whose eggs are that of their regular counterpart. These Dragons are incubated instantly after being sent to the Hatchery and are displayed directly in their adult form after their egg is cracked open, as they do not have a baby form.
See Clan Dragons for detailed information about them
Community hatching is the way through which Clan Dragons can be obtained and is a method exclusive to these. This involves one or more members of a Clan hatching a certain number of eggs belonging to the same Dragon in order to obtain and use that Dragon. Once a Clan Dragon is obtained by a Clan after its corresponding Dragon Pieces have been won from The Great Dragon Race, it will be stored under the Clan's Collection menu, instead of the inventory as with regular Dragons. From this menu, each member can send an egg to their Hatchery through the option.
Multiple eggs can be hatched simultaneously so long as there are nests available in the player's Hatchery. Each egg has a set hatching time which must be waited (unless a member chooses to speed up the process by paying with Gems) and this time is unaffected by the VIP Status, regardless of the player's VIP level. Once the hatching time has ended, selecting the Hatchery and choosing the Dragon's icon will bring up the window for cracking its egg open.
Once the Dragon is hatched, its rarity will be shown in the top-left corner of the window. No option for accessing its Codex entry will be shown, nor its Elements, as Clan Dragons have no entry in the Dragon Codex nor they possess any Element. Additionally, it will give no experience points and there will be no option to place or sell the egg, the only option available being to close the window. Any egg hatched by a member of the Clan is added to the collective count of hatched eggs until the total number of eggs needed is met. The counter is shown under the hatched Dragon and in the Collection menu. Any eggs that are hatched over the required number are discarded.
- Hatching Events are events whose sole objective is hatching Dragons in order to win the prizes offered. Points are given based on a Dragon's rarity, where the higher the rarity, the more points are given. Boss Dragons and Clan Dragons give no points.
- Solo Events require hatching Dragons as one of their objectives.
See Breeding for complete details
Breeding is the main way for obtaining Dragon eggs. Pairing two adult Dragons in the Breeding Den will produce a Dragon egg after a while which is then sent to the Hatchery in order to incubate and hatch.
Hatching Length Calculation
The amount of time it takes for a Dragon to be hatched is determined by its Elements and rarity while an active VIP Status of Level 2 or higher reduces the amount of time by 20%.
This only applies to the Elements of a Dragon that do not require awakening. Thus, only the Legendary Element applies to all Legendary Dragons because their secondary Elements need to be awoken. As such, all Legendary Dragons have the same hatching time, regardless of their Elements.
- Legendary = 48 hours
- Active VIP (VIP Level 2 or higher) = 0.8
- Inactive VIP/VIP Level 1 = 1
- Update 2.9 made the Dragon Codex collections screen pop up whenever a Dragon with an entry in it is being hatched for the very first time.
- Update 2.4 introduced community hatching.