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That is a Prickleboggle, a brilliant Sharp Class dragon. He has a really unique ability to heal with his 'fireball'! [src]
  — Fishlegs  

The Prickleboggle is a Mystery Class[1] dragon that first appeared in School of Dragons as a Sharp Class dragon.

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.
  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


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Prickleboggle eggs are typically oval in shape, much like most avian eggs. They are lime green in color with several brown spots studding the surface. In Dragons: Rise of Berk, the brown spots are raised, almost appearing like stone nuggets embedded on the shell. In School of Dragons, the egg is similar but with smaller and more brown spots. It very much resembles a Terrible Terror egg.

Hatchling to Adult

Prickleboggles are green dragons with dark brown specks all over their back, neck and wings. Their snouts look similar to that of a Shivertooth. They have two pairs of twisted horns which sometimes appear to tangle together. They also have a long fin that runs down their back, and a large tail-fin that resembles the fin on their back. While these dragons are generally extremely small, no bigger than the size of a Fireworm, giant ones larger than the size of a Deadly Nadder have been discovered. This is most likely a nod to the original Prickleboggle seen in the Book series. The large ones can intimidate other creatures with their size, horns and fins.

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Titan Wing

Titan Wing Prickleboggles are reddish orange with blue spots and blue frill on their back, and sport a white colored belly.


Icy Blast

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Prickleboggles are capable of firing sparkly, mist-like ice not unlike that of the Flightmare, in either streams or blasts. The ice can contain the Prickleboggle's healing properties or not, depending on the purpose of its blast - to heal or damage. The ice blast can be either purple or blue in color, depending on the individual. A Prickleboggle is capable of firing its ice farther than most dragons can fire their own fire type, and its blast has a lingering effect on the target area.

Healing Properties

A Prickleboggle's ice contains impressive healing properties. Prickleboggles use these abilities to cure other dragons of their ailments and wounds, with the ice soothing the pain of the victim. In return, the dragons healed by Prickleboggles stay loyal to their healer, protecting the rather small and inoffensive dragon from harm. This forms a symbiosis between the two individuals. Prickleboggles are known to calm and relieve fellow dragons in the midst of battle.

Strength and Combat

Prickleboggles do not possess a great deal of strength and instead rely on their strength in numbers, larger individuals, and bonds with more powerful dragons to defend themselves.

The larger Prickleboggles possess average strength for a large dragon, similar to that of a Deadly Nader or Raincutter.

Speed and Agility

It remains unknown as to what speed or agility Prickleboggles possess, although it can be assumed they are about as fast and agile as most dragons their size.

Endurance and Stamina

Prickleboggles, are incredibly enduring, with dense scales coating their already thick fire-proof skin. They utilize their extreme endurance to resist most attacks while they heal their wounded comrades.

Likewise, Prickleboggless possess significant stamina, lasting for long periods in time in battle, healing their injured brothers-in-arms.


Pack Dependency

Because of their small size, Prickleboggles have great strength in combat and instead rely on their strength in numbers, larger individuals, and bonds with more powerful dragons to defend themselves.

Behavior and Personality

Prickleboggles are very 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 form 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.

Most Prickleboggles are tiny, being no larger than a Fireworm. They travel in packs, and are usually extremely skittish and shy.


Dragons: Rescue Riders, Season 1

The Prickleboggle is mentioned in the episode "Bad Egg" when Leyla tries to deduce what kind of dragon may have left claw marks on the wall of the Roost.


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

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


  • The Prickleboggle is the first book dragon to appear in School of Dragons.
  • According to texture images in School of Dragons' game files and discussion with game developers[2], the Prickleboggle was originally called the Nettlewing. Why it was later changed remains unknown, but it may have to do with the approval process at DreamWorks Animation.
  • The Prickleboggle bears a slight resemblance to the Thornridge. It also looks similar to an Unnamed Dragon Species from How to Train Your Dragon 2.
  • The Prickleboggle is one of the few dragons with a healing ability, the other being the Scauldron with its venom serving in the creation of an antidote for dragons affected by the Blue Oleander, the Buffalord's saliva along with specific plants and herbs forming the only known antidote for the Scourge of Odin, and the Tide Glider's saliva, which can heal almost any wound and illness.


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