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Grimm’s Hatchery is such a uniquely deep game we asked the folks at Amaranth Games to create a Strategy Guide and Walkthrough for us. Thank you Amanda at Amaranth Games and all the fans and players who helped create this extensive Grimm’s Hatchery Tips and Tricks.
When To Hatch, When to Sell
Each pet and egg is different. Some pets are worth a lot, some are worth very little. Some eggs are worth a lot, some are worth very little. Some pets lay eggs quickly, some pets require lots of time to lay eggs. The following chart will help you determine whether or not you should try to hatch an egg or sell it.
- Tip: Each egg has a 1 in 6 chance of hatching.
Egg NameEgg PricePet Price (Easy Mode)Best Deal (Eggs)Green Dragonfly2 gold7 goldSellGoose3 gold14 goldSellGryphonette4 gold28 goldHatch or SellRascal12 gold105 goldHatchGolden Goose10 gold56 goldSellBlue Dragonfly30 gold210 goldHatch or SellGryphon40 gold350 goldHatchGreen Dragon80 gold490 goldSellRed Dragonfly150 gold1050 goldHatch or SellIcebird210 gold2170 goldHatchPurple Dragon440 gold2940 goldSellMagic Goose100 gold630 goldSellRuby Gryphon490 gold3500 goldHatch or SellGolden Dragonfly1200 gold8400 goldHatch or SellIce Gryphon2500 gold14000 goldSellBlack Dragon3000 gold28700 goldHatchFirebird5300 gold43400 goldHatch
High and Low Maintenance Pets
Each pet you own requires a different amount of maintenance to survive on your farm. Some pets are often hungry and some pets are weak against monsters. Although it may seem silly to purchase high maintenance pets, they usually reward you with oodles of eggs. The following chart shows you which pets require lots of attention.
PetLifeHungerEgg TimeMaintenance RatingGreen Dragonfly1040 marks10 marksHigh MaintenanceGoose1550 marks15 marksAverageGryphonette2060 marks20 marksLow MaintenanceRascal2560 marks20 marksHigh MaintenanceGolden Goose4560 marksAverageBlue Dragonfly2550 marks15 marksHigh MaintenanceGryphon3570 marks30 marksAverageGreen Dragon5070 marks30 marksAverageRed Dragonfly6040 marks20 marksHigh MaintenanceIcebird7070 marks30 marksAveragePurple Dragon8090 marks40 marksLow MaintenanceMagic Goose9060 marks35 marksAverageRuby Gryphon10080 marks50 marksLow MaintenanceGolden Dragonfly6550 marks30 marksHigh MaintenanceIce Gryphon12070 marks40 marksAverageBlack Dragon13090 marks45 marksLow MaintenanceFirebird14080 marks55 marksLow Maintenance
Save Your Dragonflies & Create New Eggs
In Greenwich Square, there is an apothecary who has an egg lab. You can use this egg lab to create new types of eggs. One important thing to note is that dragonfly eggs are magical. Therefore, when you mix and match eggs, make sure that you always include a Green, Blue, Red, or Gold Dragonfly egg. With the right egg combinations, you can create:
- Green Dragon eggs
As you get farther into the game and your herd of pets swells, it is difficult to make sure that all of your pets are fed, every eggs is collected, and that the monsters don’t take over. To help you manage the load, there are several goodies in the game to keep you on track.
- The Tractor–Make sure to collect all of the tractor parts. You can get them in Grimm’s Farm, Hobbs Cottage, and Rosewood Manor. Once you have all of the tractor parts, take them to Wimbeldy, who lives in the Backlands. He will make a tractor for you. Once the tractor is built, you can use it in each farm to help you collect eggs.
If you play the game in medium or insane mode, your pets will lay magical easter eggs once in a while. Unlike regular eggs, magical eggs glitter. Some magic eggs will help you, and some will hurt you. Be very careful when you see a magical egg on the ground. If it’s a bad magical egg, don’t pick it up! The following magical eggs are available for you:
- Blue/White Egg–Feeds all pets, cures all poisoned pets.
In this section, I have added lots of helpful hints from the citizens of Amaranthia Kingdom, the official Amaranth Games community. These hints come directly from the guides that the citizens have created for other players. If you would like to see the full hint guides, you will need to visit www.amaranthia.com. Also, if you find any of these hints helpful, you should send a PM to the people who created them.
- I found it beneficial to save money and sell eggs from my one dragonfly until I had enough to buy a gryphonette straight away (at the end of day 2 or 3) and enough grain to feed both pets.
- Don’t buy more than three Green Dragonflies.
- Zap a Green Dragonfly Egg and Blue Dragonfly Egg to create a Green Dragon, sell the Green Dragon Egg for 10 coins more than if you sold the Green Dragonfly and Blue Dragonfly eggs.
- The Lightning Rod is a secret weapon that is not available in any store. The Lighting Rod is so powerful that it will kill a monster with one click. If you perform some good deeds for a merchant’s sisters, he will sell the Lightning Rod to you.
- Blue dragonfly Egg + Green dragonfly egg = Green dragon egg
Just farm little dragonfly’s, then get (after 4 dragonfly’s) 6 gryphonettes. after you have enough for hobb’s, take 5 days at grimm’s, selling your 6 gryphonettes for 6 more dragonfly’s. after you SAVE all those eggs, go to hobb’s. after selling all your pets from grimm’s, buy blue dragonfly’s. farm eggs for 10 days with (5) blue dragonfly’s, mix all the eggs. after you get all the eggs, talk to the alchemist. mix your blue and green eggs of dragonflies first, creating tons of green dragon eggs. hatch ALL of those eggs, then use the dragons as a quick-fix. use the eggs, to make more DRAGONS. after you have 10 green dragons (its a reasonable number to take care of) just keep hatching the eggs till you make more dragons. sell those extra ones for TONS of money. repeat till u can get rosewood, AND purple dragons, =) this should get you through the game quite easily.