DragonVale: How to breed a PERIDOT Dragon

DragonVale PERIDOT Dragon

BUY-IT Price: 1,475 GEMS

HOW TO BREED: Cactus and Crystal

(Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Zodge for figuring this out for us!)

(This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here.
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DragonVale PERIDOT Dragon egg

The 1st Egg is the DragonVale PERIDOT Dragon egg

973 Responses to “DragonVale: How to breed a PERIDOT Dragon”
  1. RaDragon says:

    Anyone know if the amount of visitors has an impact on chances of breeding rare or gem dragons like the Peridot?

    It used to be “easy” for me to get a rare whilst my sis had trouble, but ever since my visitor count dipped under 100, it takes me longer to breed a rare dragon (whilst my sis seems to get it on every other try– she has maintained 150+ visitors by constantly changing her island decorations).

    Not sure if the game designers included that into the equation :/

    • Thomin8r says:

      I have never been over 120 visitors, at least not while I have been playing the game, but I have still managed to get all of the available dragons. Sometimes I am able to get more of the rare ones than other times, but I have still been able to get them all. I have 3 peridots on my gem island, and 3 on display on my Egg Island, and another one on the way. I thought that e number of visitors just helped you earn money faster, but you do raise an interesting point about better odds with more visitors. I don’t make too many changes to my islands anymore other than adding the newest dragon egg to my Egg Display Island (now up to 76 different Dragon Eggs). Not really sure if this truly answers your question though. Good luck, keep trying!

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      How do you add friends if youre not on Facebook?

  2. RaDragon says:

    Thanks for the response! Yeah, I figured that more visitors would help with earning money faster but knowing that you have at least over 120 wizards visiting sounds like it is helping your odds with the rare breeding… πŸ˜‰ at least that’s my non-scientific deduction from playing this game.

    When I first started, I was either lucky (or had better odds because of higher visitor amount) to get 3 rainbow dragons in succession, compared to a friend who had been playing for several more months ahead of me. His islands were sparsely decorated, though he did have all the decorations money could buy (but mostly one of each). One of the Dragonvale tips said that more decorations = more visitors, so I took it literally… Again, I wonder if others have success with rare breeding because of this (i.e., less than 20 tries)

    Anyway, let me stop there. I feel like I’m analyzing this game too much! lol Dragonvale geek. XD
    Back to real-life… Ok nvm, back to my dragons! ^_^

    • Thomin8r says:

      Lol.. I forgot to point out that I am USUALLY. Around 65-85 visitors at any given time. The 120 was the max I have ever seen on my game. I have about 150 friends now but even when I only had a handful, I was still in the same ranges.

    • Amber says:

      I got all my rare dragon ( sun, seasonal, Olympus) with 115 visitors or less. But I found that if you use the brick or marble paths it can increase the number of visitors quickly. Good luck.

  3. jmm22RULES says:

    Hi, I just bred cactus and crystal, in that order and got 31 hr time! That is my first gem dragon!!

  4. Katie says:

    Any tips to help get the Peridot? I recently started playing and this would be my first Gemstone dragon. But I just keep getting blocked with the Crystal for a day. Please help!! Add me :) soldier (:

  5. Naya says:

    Omg it’s taking me 4 ever 2 breed a jen dragon;(

  6. Thus Guy says:

    I spent the entirety of last month trying for a Ruby dragon with both the Cbe and the Island going non-stop, and I didn’t get one. I’ve done the same thing this month for the Peridot Dragon, and I still haven’t bred one yet. This makes me wonder if there’s something I’m not doing properly, or if I’m just really unlucky -__-

  7. Hilda says:

    I’ve tried about 40 times but still no Peridot! :(

    • Bobbie says:

      Read my last post it may workBobbie says:
      August 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm
      Found a little trick worked for me breed a new cactus dragon feed him to adult then breed him with a crystal worked for me 2 x’s good luck


  8. Gemgiver says:

    Add me for gems every day! (gem 4 gem) my ID is: leroux :) (including smily face)

  9. Kate says:

    Ahh I finally bred one πŸ˜€ level 10 crystal and cactus in regular breeding cave. It took me over 30 tries but yay! First gemstone. Good luck everyone!

  10. JOROYJO says:

    Hi add me. JOROYJO

  11. Caunertron says:

    I can’t get a Peridot dragon no matter what I do. I keep trying, but all that I get are moss dragons and various others. I even tried crystal + cactus instead of cactus + crystal, but I just got a quake dragon. Is there any other breeding recipes for this dragon?

    • Bobbie says:

      Read my last post it may work

      • Caunertron says:

        Nope it didn’t work I got the exact same dragons that I got before. I even tried it with another cactus, no result. I’m even using the epic breeding island. I hope I don’t get it on the last day of the month, like how I got my first (and only) Ruby dragon (which is the gem of my birthstone)

  12. Jules says:

    I can’t seem to get one what order does it have to be in cactus crystal or crystal cactus?

  13. Icy6264 says:

    Tried 38 times and can’t get it so mad

  14. EcKo-D says:

    I been trying to breed this damn dragon everyday this month and no luck :-(

  15. Bobbie says:

    Found a little trick worked for me breed a new cactus dragon feed him to adult then breed him with a crystal worked for me 2 x’s good luck

  16. dad*e*o says:

    Haven’t had trouble with gem dragons before now. I filled up my gem island to earn gems while waiting for new ones. Does anyone think that may be hindering my getting the peridot?

  17. jessjessmc says:

    Finally got one… bred crystal on left and cactus on right in the morning, around 11 am.

  18. Brandon says:

    My first try it said 6 hours so I used gems but then It said 31 hours! My first gemstone dragon!!!!

  19. Mooney 80 says:

    Hi add me please mooney 80

  20. Lammaz says:

    Hi, I play everyday and will give gems to first 3 people to give me a gem every day!!

    GameCenter ID: Lammaz

  21. Bobbie says:

    I found a little trick that worked for me try breeding a new cactus feeding him to adult then breeding him worked for me 2x’s I think the others get tired good luck

  22. stacey says:

    just got gem tree need 5 people to exchange gems with daily, gem for gem anyone interested? my game center name is stacey+black Thanks!!

  23. marvinboi says:

    Decorating the island to have higher visitors worked for me, i already have my peridot dragon. if anyone has a problem doing so, just try filling your island with lots of decorations to increase the number of visitors. just try it :)

  24. NP says:

    please add me Jynx86, I don’t have any friends yet!

  25. NP says:

    Going to try for ths one! Please add me, I don’t have any friends yet! Jynx86

  26. Rach says:

    Hi, I tried Level 10 Cactus on the left, Level 10 Crystal on the right at 8:30am and got a 6 hour breeding time, so I immediately paid 6 gens to hurry them up and put the L 10 Crystal on the left and the L 10 cactus on the right and got a 31 hour breeding time!! Wish me luck!!

    I need 2 more people to gem 4 gem if anyone wants to add me xxRaaxx I can only add 2 people

    • kitsy love says:

      it’s not the tiem or any of that balogna that matters, it’s if you speed up the first failed attempt, it’s rare that you will get a peridot if you don’t speed up the breeding then try again.

  27. Kevin says:

    After 22 days of continuous breeding, I finally got one. This guy was just so exhausting to get. I swear I got over 10 crystals and everything in between.

  28. Julius says:

    Does visit number increase chance of getting peridot?

  29. Rach says:

    I don’t think so – I only had 63 visitors when I bred mine

  30. RaDragon says:

    ZOMG. I finally got not one, but 2 Peridot dragons. I didn’t even know I got the first one ’til I began incubating the egg. By that time, I had already been overjoyed as I had just bred the Crystal and Cactus dragons and got 31 hrs. This has been the toughest dragon to breed to-date for me. >_<

    Oh, visitor count was around 124, and grew to 133 as I kept the game running. I know it mighn't have anything to do with breeding rares, but just thought of making a note about it.

  31. savage435635 says:

    Add me on gamecenter to trade gem for gem daily on dragonvale ID: savage435635

  32. Kathy says:

    I have spent a lot of money on this game. I have all the islands. who is running this game? A bunch of kids?
    Get some more brains and do it right. It is impossible to get the new dragons!!!!

    • RaDragon says:

      Not impossible, but fairly improbable. The developers werent kidding when they said it takes quite a bit of patience & luck! The game itself is somewhat clever in keeping you hooked; catering to the collectors in all of us πŸ˜‰

      And you don’t have to spend money if you have good Gamecenter friends who trade gem4gem with you. Best of luck.

  33. Kasi says:

    Congrats. Quite the accomplishment that. Can I ask at what time did you breed those dragons to get your peridots? I have tried the crystal/cactus method 25 times thus far and have yet to get a single peridot. My thinking is that perhaps there’s a time of the day to focus on like there supposedly is with the sun and moon dragons. This is driving me CRAZY as August is coming to an end and my time to get this dragon is limited so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • RaDragon says:

      I have read breeding hour doesn’t matter (except for Moon and Sun) but I took notice of another commenter here and attempted to breed around 8am (your time zone) and got 31hr breeding time (it’s now incubating and it is indeed a Peridot egg!) However, that’s after I unknowingly bred another Peridot at an unknown hour… The 8am-bred one was done at Breeding Island; the unknown was on Epic breeding cave. Hope that helps!

  34. Zombielord1966 says:

    Add Me one game Center my gamer tag is zombielord1966

  35. Yay says:

    So annoyed I’ve tried with lvl 10 cactus and crystal every single second of the month and I still haven’t gotten it :(

  36. Seth says:

    If u want a gem i always give back my name is MrWarren22
    If u give a gem u get a gem

  37. Michael says:

    add me for gem trading ^MIKEY_6^

  38. Dogusboy says:

    Hi guys of someone knows how to breed a silver epic dragon email me a yoyohogan@hotmail.com it will help alote guys thx

  39. Dogusboy says:

    Hi guys if someone knows how to breed a silver epic dragon please mail me at yoyohogan@hotmail.com

  40. Spaniard_1 says:

    Tried all the tricks been breeding both on Islam and cave around the clock since the 1st of the month can’t get one I’m about to throw my darn phone!! So aggravated. Please add I gem those who gem me back I’m on everyday my id is spaniard_1 thank u. Good luck everyone :)

  41. Chris says:

    Add me for gem trading on game center :Cyfor82

  42. Samir says:

    Add me on game center for gem trading: Cyfor82 is my name

  43. Jxng says:

    I need another 2 HONEST players to trade Gems with everyday. I’ve been adding frens n giving away gems but no return at all! Pls add me if u’re honest I’ll give gem in exchg for one too thks. My ID: jxng

  44. Anonymous says:

    Add me on dragonvale



  45. Eric Loh says:

    Tried countless times with crystal cactus, cactus crystal but kept getting 24hrs breeding time (crystal) =(

  46. kitsy love says:

    my gamecenter username is kitsy love
    ok, now that I have your ateention, you wnat a peridot dragon? well, here’s somethign that worked for me first try after relentlessly breeding and failing at it over and over.
    You’re ony going to get it through simple cactus and crystal if youre LUCKY. but if you’re impatient and un-lucky, here’s the solution for you (requires some gems)
    first: select a cactus and crystal (level 10 atleast, I did cactus right and crystal left) to breed in the EBI or cave (island works best)
    second: speed up the breeding (make sure you have room in your hatchery before you try this)
    third: re-breed the exact same dragons, exact same spots. You should get a 31 hour time c:

  47. Tyler says:

    Hey I’m having no luck at all but add me TYMCD

  48. Dusk26 says:

    I usually get mine towards the end of the time period that rare dragons are available and I’m starting to think that the # of visitors affects the chances of getting rare dragons if someone could please confirm this.

    Also my game enter ID: Dusk26

  49. Spaniard_1 says:

    I’ve been breeding both on updated breeding island and updating breeding cave breeding around the clock since August 1st and not getting anywhere just a bunch of crystals, I tried all the different tricks an tried one more trick by adding more marble paths getting my visitors up to over 130 and I finally got my peridot on my island breeding time showed 25 hrs. I must have bred over 100 times but it was so worth it to finally get my bday month dragon, I think the amount of visitors helped for anyone else have trouble

    Add me I give gem for gem spaniard_1

  50. Katiniuke says:

    Got peridot second try crystal and cactus in epic breeding den πŸ˜‰

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