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The Prickleboggle is a Sharp Class dragon that first appeared in the DreamWorks franchise in School of Dragons. These dragons could range from small to large in size, and they were first discovered by Hiccup. It later became available in Dragons: Rise of Berk.

Official Description

"From the sidelines of the battlefield comes the Prickleboggle. There is more than meets the eye with this dragon; don’t be deceived by its lack of combative abilities, they are still an impressive addition to your stables. What they lack in a fight, they make up for in their calming and healing talents in some of the most chaotic of circumstances. These dragons have essential healing powers, powers that help them bond to some of the most ferocious of dragons, who are often very loyal to them after being healed.
To avoid attacks, Prickleboggles have defensive skin, which prevents them from being harmed while they tend to their fallen dragon friends. Not to say that they are impenetrable to fiery attacks, but they have evolved to thrive through quick attacks when aiding friends in battle.
While this dragon is known for being one of the more peaceful of creatures to fly across Berk, it is important to remember that it also has an essential function to heal and calm, making for the ultimate addition as you grow your fleet of winged companions.
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School of Dragons
"Like its icy blast, this serene Dragon remains cool under pressure. So cool, in fact, that a saddle-bag is recommended when riding this Dragon around the islands.
Fighting's not in the Prickleboggle's nature, but protecting others is. Its thick skin keeps this Dragon on the front lines.
"
Dragons: Rise of Berk

Physical Appearance

Egg

Prickleboggle eggs are oval, much like normal bird eggs. They are lime green with several brown spots on them.

Hatchling to Adult

Prickleboggles are green dragons with dark brown specks all over their back, neck and wings. Their snouts look similar to a Shivertooth's. They have two pairs of twisted horns, a long fin that runs down their back, and a large tail-fin that resembles the fin on their back. This dragon looks like a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Species in terms of appearance. While these dragons are generally extremely small, no bigger than the size of a Fireworm, giant ones approximately larger than the size of a Nadder have been discovered. The large ones can intimidate other creatures with their size, horns and fins.

Titan Wing

Titan Wing Prickleboggles are red with blue spots and blue frill on their back and have a white belly. Nothing else is changed.

Abilities

Healing Properties

Prickleboggles can inflict minor damage with their blast; however, their blasts are also known to have impressive healing properties. They use these abilities to cure other dragons, and those dragons, in return, stay loyal to the Prickleboggle. Prickleboggles are able to calm and relieve others in chaos. With these talents, Prickleboggles have many close allies and bonds with others.

Icy Blast

According to Dragons: Rise of Berk, Prickleboggles also have an icy blast and very cold scales.

Defensive Skin

These dragons have thick and strong skin that act as a defense. Although they can still be slightly harmed by a dragon's fire, its not enough to inflict significant damage. This skin helps keep them safe while they heal their injured dragon friends.

Behavior and Personality

Prickleboggles are compassionate creatures who are extremely protective. They are normally quite calm and sensitive dragons, though a giant one appeared to be distressed in School of Dragons when its friend and symbiotic partner, the Catastrophic Quaken, was taken by the Dragon Hunters. Injured dragons who have been healed by the Prickleboggle usually stay loyal to it and have a close bond. They appear to be able to form symbiotic relationships with other dragons, in which the companion dragon defends the Prickleboggle and then, in return, the Prickleboggle heals the injured companion.

Appearances

Games

School of Dragons

This dragon was first introduced in School of Dragons, originally adapted from the book series' version. Though they were known to be extremely tiny, the producers made a larger subspecies, with a size more fitting for players to ride on.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Rise of Berk then introduced this dragon and its Titan Wing form and gave it ice-blasting abilities.

Trivia

  • Considering they have icy breath, it is possible their healing breath is also cold to soothe the pain and inflammation of injuries, like putting an ice pack on the wound, along with being medicinal. But this is mere speculation.
  • Prickleboggle is the first book dragon to appear in School Of Dragons.
  • Normal Prickleboggles are very small, but there is a giant subspecies, which is very rare.
  • This dragon was originally going to be called "Nettlewing".[1]
  • The Prickleboggle bears a resemblance to the Thornridge.

References

  1. http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/really-needs-be-said#comment-312976

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