Named for the Roman messenger god, the Mercury Dragon has long been a carrier of messages from island to Dragon Island. While this is a noble and useful purpose, many dragons consider Mercury Dragons to be a bit gossipy, and they are rarely trusted with intimate secrets.
Mercury Dragons are excellent messengers - but only for a one-time purpose. Very rarely will a Mercury Dragon return to its original roost, choosing instead to continue delivering messages to anyone in need.
Evolved Mercury Dragons are relied upon to deliver messages to any dragon at any time. Some are even called upon to deliver letters to destinations in space; none have been successful, of course, but not for lack of trying.
Mercury Dragons are able to deliver messages at amazing speeds.While in route to a delivery, they are even able to break the sound barrier, often delivering a message before recipients can hear them coming.
By breeding two dragons that collectively contribute Diamond and Blue 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 Mercury 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 Mercury 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 a breeding pair contains a total of two types - Diamond and a non-minor type - you can get any breedable pure dragon of that type or any corresponding Diamond hybrid that is currently available.
When a breeding pair contains Diamond and at least two other different types, Diamond is then treated as its own type under normal rules and any possible offspring using that pair of parents can emerge. To check the list of possible dragons using a particular pair of parents, use the Breeding Calculator.
The Mercury Dragon is the fifth hybrid dragon with the Diamond type.
The Mercury Dragon's design is based upon the Forest Dragon's, although there are differences between the two.
The Mercury Dragon has the shortest incubation time of the Diamond type dragons.
Evolution Time for the Mercury Dragon is 3 hours, different from the 1 hour Breeding and Incubation.