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The Grapple Grounder is a Boulder Class dragon released on June 12th, 2015. It can be purchased for 750 gems (600 for members).

DescriptionEdit

From the How to Train Your Dragon Wiki:

"The Grapple Grounder is a very fast, springy, and dangerous Boulder Class dragon. It is snake-like in appearance, with four long skinny legs and a long body. The Grapple Grounder is ready to fight any dragon it meets, and it seems that this dragon shoots pulse blasts similar to those of a Night Fury."

For more information on the Grapple Grounder, click here.

The Panning Down of the Grapple GrounderEdit

The Grapple Grounder is a generally beloved dragon due to its uniqueness of being a serpent-esque dragon with a beautiful pattern around the whole body, the idea of how beautiful and wonderful it would've been for players flying in their serpent dragon, making waves during flight was that big. Essentially, the Grapple Grounder became one of the most requested and hyped dragons, possibly higher than the also most requested Stormcutter.

However, the Grapple Grounder people kept referring[1][2] to was from the How To Train your Dragon 360 game, where the Grapple Grounder actually looked like a serpent, with its own unique wingspan and desing, what people didn't knew of is that Dragons: Rise of Berk did released their own Grapple Grounder in December 4th, 2014 and given how School of Dragons' Team likes to take influence of Rise of Berk's dragon desing, it was safe to assume this dragon was going to be doomed from the start without people knowing of the future problem that was going to be released with it.

Grapple Grounder released in June 12th, 2015 and, for the first few hours, the annnouncement image didn't raised the good interest that SoD' Team expected, if any, it raised dread and horror. When in-game images, gifs of the animation and video showcases came in, the Grapple Grounder got critically panned down by almost everyone for simple, noticeable reasons:

  • The SoD' Team gave it the Night Fury model[1][3], resulting in the Grapple Grounder having a very out of model and wonky animation;
  • The flight felt stiff, restricting, the dragon barely moved and didn't even approached a more aerodynamic position to fly[4];
  • The neck was just broken, stiff, the dragon never displayed any form of indication that it's a serpent-esque dragon;
  • The usage of RoB's model as opposed to the highly requested HTTYD 360 game's model was quite possibly the biggest kicker of the reasons - Some players went as far as to admit they lvoed the dragon but calling it a "Grapple Grounder" was an insult.[1]

The dragon got panned down and hated for the lack of SoD' Team's effort and care for the dragons' appearance[5] as well as multiple requests to change the dragon to look like the HTTYD 360 game's model start popping in immensely[2]. SoD Team never updated the dragon nor improved its ever since it came out and it seems like any hopes for a fututre animation and model update are gone.

ReferencesEdit

Level Attack Power Fire Power Healing Power Health
1 7 7 2 135
2 14 15 4 170
3 21 22 6 205
4 28 29 8 240
5 35 37 10 275
6 42 44 12 310
7 49 51 14 345
8 56 58 16 380
9 63 66 18 415
10 70 73 20 450
11 77 80 22 485
12 84 88 24 520
13 91 95 26 555
14 98 102 28 590
15 105 110 30 625
16 112 117 32 660
17 119 124 34 695
18 126 131 36 730
19 133 139 38 765
20 140 146 40 800
21 147 153 42 835
22 154 161 44 870
23 161 168 46 905
24 168 175 48 940
25 175 183 50 975
26 182 190 52 1010
27 189 197 54 1045
28 196 204 56 1080
29 203 212 58 1115
30 210 219 60 1150
31 217 226 62 1185
32 224 234 64 1220
33 231 241 66 1255
34 238 248 68 1290
35 245 256 70 1325
36 252 263 72 1360
37 259 270 74 1395
38 266 277 76 1430
39 273 285 78 1465
40 280 292 80 1500
41 287 299 82 1535
42 294 307 84 1570
43 301 314 86 1605
44 308 321 88 1640
45 315 329 90 1675
46 322 336 92 1710
47 329 343 94 1745
48 336 350 96 1780
49 343 358 98 1815
50 350 365 100 1850

Broad icon Hatchling and AdulthoodEdit

The hidden world icon Bioluminescent PatternsEdit

Racing StripesEdit

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