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Burple is a Rockspitter dragon. He has four stomachs. One for food and the other three for, well, just about anything. [src]

The Rockspitter is a medium-sized Boulder Class dragon that first appeared in Dragons: Rescue Riders.

Physical Appearance

Hatchling to Adult

Young Rockspitters have already developed their stomachs - one for digestion and the other three for storage. They are very compact dragons with a single color on their bumpy hides and a pale underbelly. They have a very large mouth relative to the rest of their bodies, and extremely small wings. Their tail is very bludgeon-like, forming three distinct segments. Juvenile Rockspitters also have two enlarged fangs on their mandible.

Not much is known about Adult Rockspitters except that they are bigger.


Rock Spitting

Rockspitters are specialized in throwing projectiles from their mouths at high speed. They mostly use rocks of various sizes, but other materials can be used too.

In "Iced Out", Burple is seen spitting a rock that strikes against another rock at the edge of a campfire. The rocks colliding created sparks that lit the fire.

As seen by Burple in Huttsgalor Holiday, when he didn't have rocks he used snow converting them into snowballs launching them at high speed during a snowball fight or for defense against enemies.

Barrel Roll

Despite their portly build, Rockspitters are flexible enough to fold into a ball and roll over the ground, acting as a bowling ball and knocking things over. When rolling, they are strong enough to bash through a rock wall but not always if the wall is reinforced. They can also roll vertically up walls. They can even stop their barrel rolls, while in midair as seen by Burple in "The Search for the Golden Dragon".

Extra Stomachs

Rockspitters have four stomachs, one for food and the other for storing random things, or, as Leyla puts it, "Well, just about anything" and can spit out these random things at will despite their huge storage capacity they are soft enough to hold eggs. Also seen in "Treasure Riders", they can also rearrange things in their stomachs.

Also because of their four stomachs they can hold extra air allowing them breathe underwater about almost as long as Fastfin,

Wind Blocking

Thanks to their build and heavy weight, Rockspitters can make good wind blockers albeit temporarily and even hold off the wind blast of a Foreverhorn briefly.

Thick Skin

Due to their thick skin, Rockspitters are restraint to high temperatures albeit temporarily in the case with Burple according to Leyla in "Hot, Hot, Hot".


If Burple eats iron ore and when close to Belzium his body will become magnetic.

Tail Club

As seen in "The Nest", Burple can smash a large log to pieces with his tail as well as rocks.

Back Burp

In "Sick Day", Burple is seen doing back burps capable of forcefully pushing a dragon like Aggro against a cluster of barrels and knocking them over. In "Slobber Power", his back burp is seen powering Dak on the zipline, making him go extremely fast. These back burps can also propulse the dragon in the water, which in theory would be very useful because, as mentioned by Burple in "Divewings", Rockspitters don't swim as well compared to other dragons. During the rescue riders trip to Valantis in the city's library of stone tablets it's proven to be true.

Speed and Agility

Like the Gronckle and Hotburple, Rockspitters aren't the fastest dragons in the air but have proven themselves to be very agile as shown by Burple as he dodged the Mechno-dragon's attacks in "Charged Up". When using their Barrel Roll technique they are even faster on the ground than they are up in the air.

Crystal Immunity

In "Crystal Clear", when the rescue riders were searching for Elbone in the Crystal Caves, when near the red and blue crystals Burple was the only dragon who wasn't effective which could mean he has an immunity to all of them or due to the riders not testing them all yet it's still unclear which ones have an effect on Burple.


Physical Illness

As with most dragon species, Rockspitters are susceptible to the Dreaded Dragon Flu.

Due to a Rockspitter's ingestion of rocks and a variety of other objects, they can be prone to an upset stomach or other digestive issues. The problems can vary between material, individuals, and which of the four stomachs the material is in Burple indicated in "Crash Course" that copper ore was not good for his third stomach.


Using their barrel roll makes Rockspitters dizzy, leaving them vulnerable to attacks.

Storage Limitations

Despite being able to store a vast amount of things in their many stomachs, a Rockspitter's stomachs isn't endless because depending on how big the object is or how many objects they swallow, they can become full overtime as seen with Burple in "Boo to You". Also seen in "Divewings", after picking up all the trash in the ocean Aggro commented that Burple couldn't fix all of it into his stomachs.

Their Wings

Due to their small wings and prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures a Rockspitter's wings will freeze over leaving them unable to fly until their wings thaw out.

Behavior and Personality

Like Gronckles, Rockspitters seem to be gentle and friendly. As seen by Burple in "Boo to You" and "Huttsgalor Holiday", they are also very clever too.


Dragons: Rescue Riders

Season 1

Main article: Burple


  • Due to the size and appearance, Rockspitters bear a strong resemblance to Gronckles.
    • Unlike Gronckles, Rockspitters don't eat rocks, instead storing them for later use.
    • Like Gronckles and Hotburples, in "Summer Holiday" Rockspitters can also fly in their sleep.
  • Rockspitters having four stomachs is likely based on several species of ungulates.

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