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I'm rocked and loaded. [src]
  — Burple  

Burple is a male Rockspitter and one of the main protagonists in Dragons: Rescue Riders. He is a member of the group known as the Rescue Riders..


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Physical Appearance

Burple is a purple, stout, four legged dragon, with a pale purple underbelly. He has two teeth in his lower jaw that stick out when his mouth is closed. He has small wings and bumps all over his body.


Burple is a big, loveable, easy going guy!
  — DreamWorks Jr.  

Easily the most sensitive of the group, Burple is peaceful and difficult to anger. Burple may see Winger as a role model, due to his high speed flying. His infectiously pleasant attitude often endears him to others, and he returns the affection in return.

Due to his sensitivity, he is also prone to fear and anxiety, and often feels isolated and inferior because he is physically slower than the others. He can also be at times smart and clever.

Abilities and Skills

Rock spitting: As a Rockspitter, Burple uses the rocks and various items in his stomach for launching them at high speed as a means of defense. He can even use different size rocks for different purposes as he ricochet a small pebble to free himself and friends his from the belzium magnet in the "Hunt for the Golden Dragon".

Barrel Roll: Burple is able to roll into a ball shape and roll along the ground. He can get up to high speed and power, enough to even break through a rock wall.

Item Storage: As a Rockspitter dragon, Burple has four stomachs, three of which are used for storage. He typically stores rocks of various sizes, but can also store other items such as tools or apples. The stomachs are soft enough to house eggs safely without cracking them.

Fire-Starting: Burple has devised a trick to spit a rock out and hit another rock near flammable material such as wood. This creates a spark to light the material and start a fire.

Back Burp: Burple calls his passing of gas from the rear a 'back burp'. While not a particularly extraordinary ability, he is able to start utilizing it as a source of propulsion, as seen in "Slobber Power.

Thick Skin: According to Leyla in "Hot, Hot, Hot", Burple has the thickest skin which makes him temporarily restraint to high temperatures.

Magnetism: If Burple eats iron ore and when close to belzium his body will become magnetic.

Strength: Like the rest of the group, Burple has proven himself to be very strong carrying from barrels to riders and baby dragons on back with ease.



Burple is close to Leyla, who is kind and encouraging to Burple, assuring him when he is in doubt or afraid, and Burple always looks out for Leyla when Summer is preoccupied.


Burple is good friends with Dak and gladly follows his (and Leyla and Winger's) lead.


Burple and Summer share a good friendship, similar to the one Burple has with Leyla


Aggro is the newest member of the Rescue Riders and Burple was very welcoming to her and glad to have her as a new friend. They become good friends and teammates though had their own conflicts and issues with each other at first, until they worked together along with Cutter to save some dragon eggs from the Slinkwings.


Burple looks up to and admires Winger, sometimes wishing he could fly like the Swiftwing even though he is a Rockspitter and an entirely different kind of dragon. But after a certain adventure that forced them to rely on each other to fly, they learned how to adapt and make use of their respective flying abilities to their true capabilities.


Burple and Cutter are best friends. They are often seen together.



  • In the episode "Crash Course", Burple reveals that his right wing is slightly smaller than his left.
  • Burple indicated that his third stomach is sensitive to copper ore.
  • When DreamWorks first introduced Burple on social media, he was called a Gronckle. This was a error, however, since in the series itself he's confirmed to be a Rockspitter, not a Gronckle.
  • According to Winger in "Sick Day", Burple hates surprise parties.
  • Burple goes on occasional trips to the rock quarry, as mentioned in "Bad Egg".

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