All games and activities have a certain degree of lingo or abbreviations made by the fans to help streamline discussion or to convey complicated thoughts more easily. Puzzle and Dragons is no exception and for players who have been playing for several years, the lingo and abbreviations are not too difficult to keep up with. However, if you are just venturing out of Departure Tower (the starting dungeon), you may be overwhelmed with information and unable to understand what is being said on the various forums or Facebook groups. The purpose of this article is to provide a handy reference guide to all Puzzle and Dragons (PAD) terminology and if I miss any abbreviations, please let me know in the comments below.
Puzzle and Dragons abbreviations
In order to streamline your search and reading experience, I have tried my best to categorize the various terms.
Magic Stone related
Magic Stones are the premium currency in Puzzle and Dragons. These are used to expand our box space, friends list, continue a failed dungeon, as well as rolling the Rare Egg Machine (REM). These can be acquired via clearing a dungeon for the first time, logging in every day, or by purchasing with real life money.
- Stones simply refers to Magic Stones. Sometimes used in the past tense (stoned) to imply you continued a failed dungeon
- IAP or In App Purchases is a term used to convey spending real life money for additional magic stones
- F2P / Non-IAP stands for someone who is Free to Play and does not purchase Magic Stones
- Whale or any other aquatic animal is a term used to describe someone who purchases a lot of magic stones. The larger the animal (with Whale being the largest), the more they spend.
- MP or Monster Points is a secondary currency that can be used to purchase various powerful monsters
- GF is a Godfest where certain monters are featured at increased rates. Often confused with Girlfriend.
- PCGF is the short form of Player’s Choice Godfest. This is a special Godfest in which the players vote for the featured monsters. I do not know when it will occur next
- GFE are Godfest Exclusives that are only able to be rolled during Godfests
- 4x GFE indicates that certain GFE are featured at 4x rates. This number can change/vary
- Pantheon is the featured non-GFE monsters
- Troll Gold is a monster that comes out as a gold egg, but is really just an evolved silver