The most popular pet species in Neopia is the Shoyru. As of November 2009, over 15 million Shoyrus have been created in Neopia, making nearly 6 1/2 percent of all Neopets. Shoyrus love to fly, spending a lot of time on the wing. They seem equally adept at flying by day and by night, although it seems young Shoyrus are not necessarily born with this ability and it has to be practiced. They make rewarding friends, but can show a fiery temper if mistreated.
Shoyru day is the 2nd of April (the month of Eating).
Site description: "The Shoyru is fiery little creature. Treat him right and you will have a friend for life, but if you are mean to him he will never forget it."
Shoyrus resemble a baby dragon. The first Shoyru design was actually based on the Pokémon Mew, but Nintendo claimed copyright, which caused Neopets to add dragon-like features in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, it now closely resembles a "chibi" version of another Pokémon, Dragonite .
Shoyrus can be the following styles;
- 8-Bit, Baby, Blue, Brown, Camouflage, Checkered, Chocolate, Christmas, Cloud, Darigan, Desert, Disco, Electric, Eventide , Faerie, Fire, Ghost, Glowing , Gold, Green, Grey, Halloween, Ice, Invisible, Island, Jelly, Magma , Maractite , Maraquan, Mutant, Marble, Orange, Origami, Pink, Pirate, Plushie, Purple, Pastel, Rainbow, Red, Relic , Robot, Royal, Shadow, Silver, Sketch, Skunk, Snot, Snow, Speckled, Split, Sponge, Spotted, Starry, Strawberry, Striped, Stealthy, Tyrannian, Toy, White, Woodland, Wraith, Yellow, and Zombie.
- The default Shoyru Avatar looks like this.
- If you watch a Yes Boy Ice-Cream Concert here, after buying a ticket, you will receive the Yes Boy Ice-Cream Avatar.
- If you win a one player battle with your Shoyru you will receive the Shoyru - Tough! Avatar.
- If you bless a Shoyru with a Bottled Faerie and your pet gains an ability, you wil receive the Bless You, Shoyru Avatar.
- If you visit Room 15 in Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy you wil receive the Pirate! - Shoyru Avatar.
- Torshac, Shoyru Scout
- Kelby, a Maraquan Shoyru is the hero in the Jubble Bubble game
- Sir Pollonaire Freidl, the goalie and team captain of the Meridell team in the Altador Cup
- Antikia Lighten
- Elbin Kroe
- Wesley Clearheart
- Yes Boy Ice-Cream
- Donna Williams' original job description, as listed in the first incarnation of the About Us page, included "making sure that your Shoyru has two eyes".
- Despite the species' popularity, no Shoyru has ever been one of the main protagonists (or antagonists) in a plot, though many have had minor supporting roles.
- It's speculated that the species name might originally have been connected to the Japanese word "ryu", meaning "dragon".
There are around 175 Items associated with the Shoyru. These include;
- 23 Books
- 20 Clothing Items
- 1 Collectable Card
- 2 Grooming Items
- 13 Plushies
- 24 Toys
- 4 Trading Cards (TCG)'s
- Neopet's article on Shoyrus
- There are 2 Neopedia Articles about Shoyrus: Shoyru Surprise, and Shoyru Scout.
- You can learn to draw the Shoyru here.
- You can see some fun Shoyru images here.
- There are 14 backgrounds with the Shoyru. You can see them here.
- 36 NeoGreetings show the Shoyru, just go here, to send one.
- There is a Shoyru smiley that you can use on the Neoboards, if you type *shoyru* this icon will come up.
Colors of Shoyru
The Shoyru was first createable by Neopian owners on April 20th, 2000.