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Draggadons are dragons first appearing in the game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Although in said game only Draggadon, the king of an isolated volcano called Pyropuff Peak, and Gold Draggadon, the king of the Golden Realm, were introduced, thus making it ambiguous whether Draggadon was the name of the character or of a species, in Paper Mario: Color Splash, some character dialogue revealed that Draggadons are indeed a species.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Two Draggadons appear as bosses in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. The first, named Draggadon, is fought in Episode 1-10: The King of Pyropuff Peak, Episode 2-9: Draggadon's Revenge, and Bonus Episode-11: Mummy-Me at Pyropuff Peak. When Captain Toad is chasing Wingo who kidnapped Toadette, he accidentally comes across Pyropuff Peak. Draggadon attacks him, thinking him to be an intruder, but after the fight realizes that he was innocent, and allows him to ride on his head as the two conquer hordes of enemies. Toadette in her pursuit of Wingo also ends up at Pyropuff Peak, which results in the same situation playing. Once again, Toadette befriends him, and they conquer even more enemies.
Unlike Wingo, Draggadon is not battled directly. Captain Toad and Toadette must avoid his attacks to the end of the level by hiding behind walls, and at the end, knock a pillar on his head. He is then knocked unconscious, and the Toads collect the Power Star.
As an ally, the player is able to control Draggadon in an interstitial page. Toadette will ride on him and command him to do various moves. By pressing , Draggadon will breathe fire that can break blocks and destroy enemies. He can also roar with that can shatter Used Blocks which are normally unaffected by flames. He raises and lowers by moving the left analog stick.
Another Draggadon, named Gold Draggadon, also appears in a later episode, as the king of the Golden Realm. Like Draggadon, Captain Toad must also fight Gold Draggadon as boss, although fireballs will move faster and the lava will rise quicker, and after defeating him, he lets Captain Toad ride him.
Paper Mario: Color Splash
A Draggadon is featured in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He appears as a fossil on a mountain in Marmalade Valley; however, after Mario retrieves the orange Big Paint Star from Larry, the fossil is covered with a coat of orange paint, causing it to come to life. It's found later in Redpepper Volcano, where the Basin Thing needs to be used in order to stop him being hostile. A bump comes out of his head, just like in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker after a rock falls on it. Before Mario can stun him, Draggadon tries to chase and eat him, then attack him with a massive fire breath. If Mario cannot dodge it hiding behind a column or leaving the level, the attack knocks him out in a single hit.
Like Captain Toad in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario is also able to ride and control the Draggadon over lava, this time by suspending a Magma Burger attached to a Fishing Pole in front of him as bait. While controlling him, he can destroy small platforms, and if Mario swings the rod upwards, he will leap up from the lava, allowing Mario to collect any items that are out of reach.
Just like Iggy and unlike most paper characters, the paper version of the Draggadon retains colored circle-like irises.
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