Dragonvale is a dragon breeding game developed by Backflip Studios, which is available for iOS and Android mobile platforms. The game does warn you ahead of time that “you may find yourself hopelessly addicted to hatching and caring for adorable dragons.” It’s described as an “enticing social experience” that promises dozens of dragons you can raise, an island you can build in the sky, custom habitats, different dragon races, and an original Renaissance music soundtrack, among other things. In terms of mechanics, there isn’t much to separate this game from the average dragon breeder, but there are some twists, particularly the use of cutesy graphics that you don’t see too often in these kinds of titles.
Gems, as you probably know by now, are the game’s premium currency, and if you use a gem, you can really speed certain things up in the game. But the last thing you want is to spend your hard-earned cash on gems you purchased in a mobile game. So with that in mind, our list of Dragonvale cheats and tips are geared towards helping you get some gems for free.
1. Redeem A Friend Code And Have Friends Use Yours
Your account is limited to one per account, and with that you get 25 free gems which can be used to buy any one of several interesting items. Simply tap on the Social button, then tap on Redeem Code – you will be prompted to enter a valid social code, and if you do, you can redeem your gems in the Gifts tab.
Your friend code can only be used once on your account, but fortunately, you can give your code to an unlimited number of users. That should also earn you some free gems when your friends start using a friend code that comes from you.
2. Give Gifts
Gifting is another very easy way to get some free ems for Dragonvale. You can only send three gems per day to your friends, and they can “pay it forward” and send them your way once again. This is where friends you know personally can be helpful. You can always ask an actual friend if he/she plays Dragonvale, and if they do, you can send friend codes back and forth to each other – you get more gems, and so does your friend, and neither of you has to pay a dime.
3. Win Gems At The Colosseum
Having one of your dragons fight at the Colosseum could be your ticket to a windfall of prizes, such as coins, experience points, and even gems. Silver medals will earn you two gems, while gold medals are good for five gems. Keep on heading to the Colosseum to fight and you’ll have a solid chance of earning more gems faster.
4. Go To The Dragonsai Tree
The Dragonsai Gem Tree is self-explanatory – thanks to this tree, you can gift three more gems per day. The tree, however, does cost a pretty penny in in-game currency – it’s worth 100 gems.
5. Keep In Mind That You Can Breed Two Gemstone Dragons Per Month
Last, but not the least, Gemstone Dragons offer you gems, instead of the usual dragons who reward you with coins. You can only breed a maximum of two Gemstone Dragon types, however, so do keep this limitation in mind.