Nearly identical to the Flight Petal, the Dragon Scale allows you to fly if you run without losing momentum, charging the P-Meter. The difference between these two Power-Ups is that the Dragon Scale will replace the Flight Petal once it is unlocked, following the dialogue: You have released the Great Andesine Dragon from eternal slumber. With gratitude, the dragon transforms Flight Petal into Dragon Scale.
Although the two Power-Ups are very much so the same, the Dragon Scale packs more power by granting:
- Shorter P-Meter charge time and longer flight duration, allowing for better aerial mobility.
- Spin attacks are capable of breaking bricks.
- The ability to transform into a Great Andesine Dragon Statue (Koopa), an 8-ton weight (Shy-Guy) or a Thwomp (Goomba) for defense and offense in a manner similar to the Tanooki Suit from the Super Mario franchise.
Great Andesine Dragon
The Great Andesine Dragon is a Wyrm, a limbless and wingless dragon with the power of flight. Named after the pinkish-red gemstone, the Great Andesine Dragon was subdued in an eternal hibernation before the events of A Koopa's Revenge II, until it was found as the Andesine P-Switch and freed from its never-ending slumber. Out of gratitude for it's newfound freedom, the Great Andesine Dragon soars high into the clouds and flies in a figure-8 shape, spreading it's scales throughout the valley and granting Koopa, Shy-Guy and Goomba its power.