Dragons crafted from Gemstones, like the Emerald Dragon, have many aspects that are unfamiliar to Dragon Keepers. For example, the Emerald Dragon often sticks out its tongue in what was thought to be a playful manner. However, this is sensory reaction; Emerald Dragons can only hear clearly when their tongue outside it's mouth, making them appear to be constantly teasing one another.
Since Emerald Dragons are somewhat hard of hearing, they often are not able to roar to each other over large distances. However, they make up for this shortcoming by communicating with a language based on light reflected from their shimmering wings. Naturally, they are not as talkative at night.
By the time they reach adulthood, Emerald Dragons already have massive wings, but they do not stop growing. Their wings are made of a natural mineral, which continues to accumulate and bond with organic material so long as they continue to live in terrestrial areas.
Epic Emerald Dragons have a symbiotic relationship with the environment around them. The organic material from the nearby plants, rocks and earth helps to fortify Emerald Dragons' rocky exterior; meanwhile sunlight reflected off the wings of an Epic Emerald Dragon has properties that helps plant life grow at a rapid rate. Forests have been known to spring up seemingly overnight around Epic Emerald Dragons habitats.
By breeding two dragons that collectively contribute Gemstone and Green to the type pool. If a parent has the appropriate minor types, missing requirements may also be added to the pool, even if neither parent has the originally required types. Minor types that have been split from other minor types can also contribute their component types to the type pool.
DISCLAIMER: When attempting to breed the Emerald Dragon, you may get other offspring instead. Check the Breeding Calculator to view all of the possible results of combining a particular pair of parents.
The Emerald Dragon has special behavior when it is used as a breeding parent. Unlike dragons with only basic types, it will obey the following rules:
When the Gemstone type is alone in the pool, it will add pure dragons of its component types (Green and Blue) to the list of possible outcomes, but it will not split into its component types. When Gemstone is included in the pool along with one or more other types, the Gemstone type can split into Green and Blue. However, if it is split, then Gemstone is no longer in the pool for the duration. Thus, the presence of Gemstone in a pool will either add the Gemstone type if it does not split or the Green and Blue types if it does split. There is one exception to this rule, and that is when both parents possess the Gemstone type. In this case, Gemstone can contribute both itself and its split colors at the same time.
Although the Gemstone type can split into Green and Blue for breeding purposes, it still only counts as one type. This is important when considering the number of types for type-amount-dependent dragons such as the Diamond Dragon. Breeding an Air Dragon with an Emerald Dragon only counts as three types: Yellow, Gemstone, and Green.
On February 28, 2013, the Emerald Dragon and all other gemstone dragons gained the ability to be breeding parents.
On July 17, 2013 the Emerald Dragon and all other gemstone dragons became breedable.
The Emerald Dragon's design is based upon the Firestorm Dragon's, although there are differences between the two.