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Zeppla is a Puffertail appearing in Dragons: Rescue Riders.


Adventure with the Rescue Riders

In "Puff Enuf", Zeppla ended up on Huttsgalor on her way home. She was attacked by wolves, so she hid inside the Maze Caves and eventually got lost. She was saved by the Rescue Riders, a group of dragons and humans that could talk to dragons. They brought her to their village, where they impressed her with various rescues. They then presented The Roost to her, which impressed her even more. She asked them if they could teach her how to save others, so that she could do it too on her own island. They agreed, and she started training with Winger. However, Zeppla kept inflating out of embarrassment, which slowed down her training. When Elbone went missing and the Rescue Riders decided to go look for him, Zeppla joined them, and accidentally got lost. She was found by Dak and Winger, who helped her search for Elbone. They managed to find him stuck in quicksand, and Zeppla's inflating also knocked Dak, Winger, and Cutter into the sand. However, she was able to get all of them out by inflating and shooting her flame, which propelled them through the sky. Returning to the Roost, Zeppla thanked the Rescue Riders for their efforts in teaching her and said goodbye as she departed to her island.

Hypnotised by Melodia

Zeppla was among the many dragons that fell under the hypnosis of a Songwing named Melodia. She was forced to sing alongside her on an island close to Huttsgalor. When the Rescue Riders temporarily stopped Melodia from singing using Dragon Pepper dust, Zeppla and the rest of the hypnotised dragons followed the group to Huttsgalor. Upon arriving, they started singing in unison as to help Melodia find them. After a sleepless night, the Songwing arrived on Huttsgalor and the dragons reunited with her. Zeppla and the rest of the group then proceeded to sing alongside Melodia, as she hypnotised the humans as well. After several attempts made by the Rescue Riders, Zeppla and everyone else that was hypnotised was freed from the Songwing's voice, when Leyla managed to sing more beautifully than Melodia.

Physical Appearance

Zeppla is dirty yellow with a pale underbelly. She has a light brown back and bumps, and dark brown claws. Her eyes are light blue.


Zeppla is very playful and full of energy. She claims to be an excellent dancer and singer, and also a fast learner. She gets excited about almost everything new, which causes her to inflate. She admires the Rescue Riders for helping those in need and tries to be like them as much as possible.

Abilities and Skills

Inflating: As a Puffertail, Zeppla has the ability to inflate at almost four times her size, in order to scare off predators. However, Zeppla also inflates when she gets excited, embarrassed, nervous or proud, which often cause those around her to be knocked over.

Firepower: Zeppla can breathe orange fire, in order to propel herself through the air while being inflated.

Strength: Zeppla can carry the weight of three dragons and two humans while being inflated, albeit she was helped by wind currents. She is also able to knock multiple targets with extreme ease.



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Rescue Riders

Zeppla admires the Rescue Riders a lot because of their actions of saving others and wishes to be like them. She decided to make her own team of rescuers on Puffertail Island, in honor of her friends.



  • Her name is likely based on the word Zeppelin, which is an airship named after Ferdinand von Zeppelin.

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