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See Table of Dragons for all the available hatching times and the Hatchery for the hatching options

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Hatching is the process through which Dragon eggs are moved from Inventory to the Hatchery to be incubated and then hatched into fully grown, adult Dragons. Incubating and hatching Dragons can only be done in the Hatchery.

In the Trainer's Inventory a  Hatch  button appears below the a Dragon's snapshot and is pressed to send its egg to the Hatchery. If the Hatchery is full, a Hatchery Full message appears prompting the Trainer to free up space before they can hatch another egg.


Incubation time depends on what Dragon will hatch, the higher the rarity and the more advanced its Elements, the longer incubate takes. Incubation times vary from instant for Boss Dragons to 4 days and 19 hours for Divine or Ancient Dragons, and are affected by VIP Status.

Once incubation is complete, selecting the Hatchery then Dragon's icon opens a window to hatch it. Swiping or repeatedly tapping the egg cracks it open. Afterwards, experience points are awarded, Dragons that take longer to breed give more experience.

First Hatching[edit]

A Dragon species hatched for the first time displays a New Icon.png icon, the Dragon's Dragon Collector Points value and the Ranking Button.png button on its right at (except for Clan Dragons) at hatching. After the new species is placed in a Habitat, the Codex fills in that Dragon's snapshot. If the Dragon is part of a Dragon Codex collection, its snapshot is filled in the Collections menu instead. If the Dragon is currently part of an ongoing Collection Event, its snapshot is filled in inside the collection screen. Finally, a secondary window appears, informing a new Dragon was collected.

If the Hatchery is full, the Trainer receives a notice that they must free a nest before being able to hatch the Dragon. If the Dragon is a duplicate of an already-housed Dragon, the Selling Icon.png button appears under it to sell for gold, though it is noteworthy that duplicates can be Ascended for Enchantment Materials.


A hatched Dragon can be placed in a Habitat or the Dragon Vault through the Place button. This option takes the Trainer to the Dragon Vault or the closest fitting Habitat if the Selling Icon.png Sell option is not used. If there are no empty, fitting Habitats or no free spots in the Dragon Vault, the Sell button is replaced by the Shop button, pressing it brings the Trainer to the Habitats tab of the Main Shop. However, if there are fitting Habitats that can be upgraded for additional spots, or a fitting Habitat just finished being built with a Yellow-Bordered Experience Icon.png shown above it, instead of the Shop button, an Upgrade button appears.

Egg Shell[edit]

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 incubate instantly when sent to the Hatchery and displayed directly in their adult form after hatching, as they do not have a baby form.

Community Hatching[edit]

Community Hatching is an exclusive method and the only way through which Clan Dragons can be incubated. This involves one or more members of a Clan incubating and hatching a certain number of eggs belonging to the same Dragon in order to fully hatch and use that Dragon.

See Clan Dragon and Clan Dragons for more information


See Hatching Events and Solo Events for more information, and for the individual events

  • 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 more information

Breeding is the primary way to obtain Dragon eggs. Pairing two adult Dragons in the Breeding Den produces a Dragon egg after the breeding period, which is then sent to the Hatchery to incubate and hatch.

Hatching Length Calculation[edit]

The time it takes for a Dragon to hatch is determined by its Elements and breeding time, while an active VIP Status of Level 2 or higher reduces the amount of time by 20%.

Time Required (in minutes) = (RoundUp(Breeding Time (in minutes) * (Sum Elemental Factors) / Number of Elements)) * VIP Factor

The rounding up applies only to the last digit.

Elemental Factor[edit]

This only applies to Elements of Dragons that do not require awakening. Thus, only the base Element applies to these Dragons because their secondary Elements need to be awoken. As such, all Dragons with that base Element have the same hatching time, regardless of their other Elements.

VIP Factor[edit]

  • Active VIP (VIP Level 2 or higher) = 0.8
  • Inactive VIP/VIP Level 1 = 1


First Example
The Storm Dragon possesses the Wind, Energy & Void Elements and has a breeding time of 1,320 minutes (22 hours).

  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(1320 * (1.6 + 1.2 + 1.2) / 3)) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(1320 * 4 / 3)) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(5280 / 3)) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(1760) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = 1760 * VIP Factor

Thus, without VIP, the hatching time is 1 day, 5 hours and 20 minutes (in the game, only the first two units of time are displayed) while with VIP, the hatching time is 23 hours and 28 minutes.

Second Example
The Titan Dragon possesses the Legendary Element and has a breeding time of 2,880 minutes (48 hours).

  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(2,880 * 1.2)) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = (RoundUp(3,456) * VIP Factor
  • Hatching Time = 3,460 * VIP Factor

Thus, without VIP, the hatching time is 2 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes while with VIP, the hatching time is 1 day, 22 hours and 8 minutes (in the game, only the first two units of time are displayed).


The following Dragons do not follow this formula and thus have their own hatching time.

Time Reduction[edit]

See Time Reduction for the Hatchery for more information

Aside from an active Level 2 VIP Status, which reduces the hatching and breeding time by 20% (except for Clan Dragons), any ongoing hatching time is also reduced by 40 to 80 minutes when the Clan Fortress's power is used (depending on its level), by 6 hours whenever Chronosian Seals are forged or Chronos's power is used, and by 5 minutes for each Timer Boost received from visiting Trainers. Additionally, any one individual hatching is reduced by 8 hours when a Relic of Hatching is used. The entire hatching time can also be sped up in exchange for Gems. Lastly, the Trainer might be offered videos to watch in order to reduce an ongoing hatching time whenever the Yellow-Bordered Time Reduction Icon.png icon appears above the Hatchery. The option reduces the time by 30 minutes for the individual hatching every time it is used.