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The Tide Glider is a Tidal Class dragon introduced in Dragons: Rise of Berk. They later became available in School of Dragons.

Official Description

"This graceful Tidal class drifter doesn't "swim" through the water, it dances! Its saliva is said to have healing qualities... but it is too skittish for anyone to find out.

The Tide Glider coasts along the waves peacefully, until it spots an enemy in the distance and shoots an acid ball to clear a path!"

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Physical Appearance

Egg

They have a blue core and what seems to be a translucent blue shell that surrounds the core. There are specks of white in the egg.

Hatchling to Adult

The Tide Glider is light, faded blue in color. It has two coral shaped horns and a relatively long snout. It has three small fins set on its long neck. Its wings have wavy white patterns all over and it has a large tail fin. Instead of legs, the Tide Glider has two front flippers. In Dragons: Rise of Berk, this is a very thin-bodied dragon. In School of Dragons, it has a rounder belly and also possesses two hind limbs.

Titan Wing

The main difference in adult and titan Tide Gliders is their color. A titan Tide Glider has a darker, more vibrant shade of blue and pink wing edges that have swirly patterns. They have more frills on their crown and a larger tail fin. Apart from that, they are rather similar to adult Tide Gliders.

Abilities

Spraying Water

In School of Dragons, the Tide Glider sprays water.However, it is unknown if it changes the temperature of the water it fires like the others. Bubbles also form as the water is fired.

Acid

The Tide Glider is able to shoot acid at its opponents and it serves as a useful attack and defense.

Healing Properties

Its saliva is said to be able to heal people, making it similar to the Scauldron's venom, which can be used as an antidote for dragons that are poisoned by the Blue Oleander, or the Buffalord's saliva, which, when combined with its diet of grass, is the only known cure for the legendary Viking disease, the Scourge of Odin. This ability allows it to heal other animals, dragons and humans. Its saliva might also be in its water blast, which can be used to heal wounds by spraying them.

Agility

Tide Gliders can be inferred to be very agile and graceful as they are described to 'dance' through water instead of swimming. 

Behavior and Personality

Described to be 'skittish', this dragon is excitable and unpredictable. Also, this dragon is said to be peaceful, calm and graceful, in terms of motion and temperament.

Appearances

Games

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Tide Glider is the first original dragon from Rise of Berk. The game also introduced its Titan Wing form, exotic form and the battle Tide Glider.

School of Dragons

The Tide Glider also appeared in School of Dragons.

Trivia

  • According to Rise of Berk, Tide Glider eggs can be found in "Dark Deep," but when Hiccup and Fishlegs got there in "Quake, Rattle and Roll," or when Fishlegs was looking at the Dragon Eye with Meatlug's colored lava, the Tide Glider wasn't seen or even mentioned. It is possible that Tide Gliders were discovered only after the events of Race to The Edge.
  • Tide Gliders bear a strong resemblance to the weedy sea-dragon.
  • While the Tide Glider has hind legs in School of Dragons, it lacks them in Rise of Berk. In School of Dragons , all dragons walk around on land, and any animal needs legs to walk, which might explain the difference.
  • The Tide Glider was the first dragon to be released in School of Dragons in 2015.
  • Tide Glider is one of fewer dragons that have physical characteristics resembling dragons in eastern lore, as Tide Glider's head is rather similar to Asian dragons than European cousins.

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