Riding pseudodragon

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A riding pseudodragon, D, is a type of monster that appears in dNetHack and notdNetHack. It is a carnivorous and domestic dragon-like creature that is the first type of pseudodragon to be usable as a steed. Riding pseudodragons have a tendency to wander, will pick up gold and gems, and can be seen via infravision.

A riding pseudodragon has a bite attack and a weak breath weapon similar to that of half-dragons.


Riding pseudodragons are not randomly generated. A pseudodragon can grow up into a riding pseudodragon, and a riding pseudodragon can grow up into a large pseudodragon.

Half-dragon Knights and male half-dragon Nobles start each game with a saddled riding pseudodragon.


Pseudodragons originate from Dungeons & Dragons, where they resemble true dragons in appearance but are usually far smaller and far more docile, which makes them suitable as familiars for wizards. They do not usually grow to the sizes shown in dNetHack and notdNetHack, which rivals that of the true dragons in those variants.

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