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Pseudodragon 5e

Pseudodragon 5e

The Wizard was working late again in her sanctum with only her familiar Coral to keep her company. The turquoise Pseudodragon sent a telepathic message as it lounged on a nearby stack of books, “Hungry…Food”. 

“Not now. I’m almost finished.” The wizard replied. The Pseudodragon uncurled itself from where it lay and flew over to the Wizard, knocking scrolls, parchment, and books to the ground in its wake. 

“Hungry…Food.” The Pesudodragon telepathically sent once more.

The Wizard sighed and went to feed her familiar. 

What is a Pseudodragon 5e?

Pseudodragon 5e

A Pseudodragon is a tiny draconic creature approximately the size of a cat. They are not strong enough or powerful enough to be considered true dragons.

They are elusive creatures that prefer to live in solitude and in the quiet, but they are highly prized by wizards and other magic users. 

Pseudodragon 5e Stats

  • Size: Tiny
  • AC: 13 (Natural Armor)
  • HP: 7 (2d4+2)
  • Speed: 15ft, fly 60ft
  • Skills: Perception +3, Stealth +4 
  • Senses: blindsight 10ft., darkvision 60ft., passive Perception 13
  • Languages: understands Common and Draconic but can’t speak
  • Challenge Rating: 1/4 (50 XP) 

Pseudodragon 5e Lore

Pseudodragons are not mere beasts. They cannot speak, but they have the intelligence of the average human. They have limited telepathy that can be used to transmit thoughts and ideas.

When bound as a familiar, the range of this telepathy is greatly increased. While bound to a master it can share its magical resistance when nearby. 

Pseudodragon 5e Actions

Keen Senses

The pseudodragon has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight, hearing, or smell. 

Magic Resistance 

The pseudodragon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. 

Limited Telepathy 

The pseudodragon can magically communicate simple ideas, emotions, and images telepathically with any creature within 100 feet of it that can understand a language. 


Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. 


Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. , one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 hour.

If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the target falls unconscious for the same duration, or until it takes damage or another creature uses an action to shake it awake. 

What Level Should I be to Fight Pseudodragon 5e?

Pseudodragons are weak creatures with a Challenge Rating of 1/4. Any level 1 adventurer will be able to fight a Pseudodragon, but it’s usually in their best interest to befriend them and have them as an ally.

How Do You Beat a Pseudodragon 5e?

Pseudodragons only have 7hp. A stray rock or a stick would be enough to win in a fight against a Pseudodragon. The only danger is if struck by their Sting attack and become unconscious. At that point, the Pseudodragon would most likely flee. 

Pseudodragon 5e FAQ

Is pseudodragon a good familiar?

The Pseudodragon is an excellent familiar. They are intelligent, have opposable thumbs, and limited telepathy. They won’t be able to do as much damage as some other familiars, but their high intelligence and versatility make them excellent companions in any DnD campaign.

What is a pseudodragon 5e?

A Pseudodragon is a tiny draconic creature. They typically find remote locations to live in and are often used as familiars by spellcasters. They look like miniature dragons but are not strong or powerful enough to be considered true dragons. 

Can you have a pseudodragon as a familiar 5e?

Yes. Warlocks with Pact of the Chain get the option to have a Pseudodragon familiar. There are also variant rules in the Monster Manual (Page 254) under the Pseudodragon’s entry for any other class to have a Pseudodragon familiar. 

How do you tame a pseudodragon 5e?

Warlocks with the Pact of the Chain will be able to tame a Pseudodragon as the rules are written. Other player classes will need to rely on the DM to tame a Pseudodragon.

They have an intelligence of 10 and the ability to communicate, so they can’t be tamed like wild beasts. Typically, being nice to a creature or hatching one and taking care of it from birth is the surest way to tame or gain a Pseudodragon ally in 5e. 

Can a pseudodragon fly?

Yes, Pseudodragons can fly.

Can a Druid turn into a pseudodragon? 

Druids cannot turn into a Pseudodragon using Wild Shape. They can turn into a Pseudodragon using the Shapeshift spell, but not using Wild Shape since it only allows forms of beasts and not dragons. 

Can a halfling ride a pseudodragon?

A halfling cannot ride a Pseudodragon naturally. Since the creature is Tiny and Halflings are Small they cannot ride them. If Growth is cast on the Pseudodragon and Reduce is cast on the Halfling, then they would be the appropriate sizes to ride. 

Pseudodragon 5e DnD Monster Creature