The ground shakes as it moves, the trees quiver when it roars, its breath can scorch the earth. Truly incredible and utterly terrible, and all the more desirable for it.
Finding a Dragonache (pronounced drae'gahn ahsh; rhymes with panache) egg is a matter of luck and patience! First, you will need a Mine in your garden. These are available from Willy Builder at level 26, for 16,500 chocolate coins. Second, you will need to hire one or more Diggerlings from Arfur's Inn. The Diggerlings are now able to unearth a Dragonache egg, however it may take a while. (See the Mine article for tips on improving production.) Each garden may have its own Dragonache, however, you will have to build a Mine and hire Diggerlings to unearth that garden's egg. There is only one Dragonache egg per garden, and the egg cannot be broken, or crated. Once obtained, the Dragonache egg won't hatch on its own, as other eggs do. Instead, you will need to purchase a Cluckles from Miss Petula's Paper Pets. Direct () the Cluckles to the egg to hatch it. The newly-hatched Dragonache will be a baby, but won't cocoon on its own. To mature it into an adult, you will need to feed the young Dragonache a bottle of milk, a snapdragon flower, a Dragumfly, a Reddhott, and a Salamango. Shortly after eating all five items, the Dragonache will cocoon, then emerge as a quite larger adult.
|Species variants for the Dragonache|
The Dragonache variants are uniquely obtained. Each has its own color, style of teeth, mane, ridges, wings, and tail. The terrain where you hatch its egg will affect the color of the Dragonache. The other features are completely random. It is estimated that there are over 20,000 Dragonache variants.
If hatched on cracked/dry earth, you will get a gold Dragonache.
If hatched on dirt/mud, you will get a brown Dragonache.
If hatched in water, you will get a blue Dragonache.
If hatched in short/long grass, you will get a green Dragonache.
The Dragonache is a very special piñata, and the focal point of the story. Its presence in your garden prevents any Sour from appearing regardless of the Tower of Sour, and it causes the screen to shake with each step.
It can be sent away at will by hovering the cursor over it and selecting the special "Dismiss" command. You’ll want to do this if you wish to attract Sours back, perhaps to convert them to regular piñatas. Once dismissed, you can recall the Dragonache for free through Gretchen Fetchem’s.
The Dragonache is invincible. That means no sickness, nothing can eat it, and you can’t beat the bejeezus out of it with your shovel no matter what the shovel is made of (although it’s fun to try).
The only award a Dragonache has is the Resident award.
If you decide that your Dragonache is getting in the way, you can dismiss it by selecting it, bringing up the menu, and selecting dismiss. When you want it back, Gretchen Fetchum is happy to fetch it for you, free of charge!
Gretchen will only fetch a dismissed Dragonache back into the same garden that it was dismissed from. Also, she cannot be hired to hunt for additional Dragonaches in the wild.
- Dragonache eggs cannot be broken, or crated.
- Dragonaches do not help in attracting other species to the garden,
- cannot be sold,
- cannot become sick,
- cannot break or be broken,
- cannot sleep in a house,
- cannot be romanced,
- cannot be packed in a crate,
- cannot be traded, and
- cannot wear accessories.
Showing off. But apart from that, they are useless.
Is there any point in keeping the Mine and Diggerling(s) once you have your Dragonache?Diggerlings can also dig up gems, chocolate coins, dirt piles, emeralds, giant seeds, gold flakes, gold nuggets, and sapphires from the Mine. Otherwise, they serve no purpose.
Are the prizes earned from the Mine valuable?Yes. Other players tend to buy gems and gold for a fairly good price. You can search the Trade over Xbox Live forum for Gems threads, if you have some gems or gold to sell.
My diggerlings haven't found a Dragonache egg yet. Any tips?I'd say wait a little while longer and it should come, and if it doesn't then try firing them and hiring new ones. Don't worry, you'll get it eventually.
My Cluckles won't hatch an egg. What is going on? Perhaps the Cluckles aren't happy. Try to lift their spirits and they should cooperate!