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Valley of Unicorns is an adoptables site that takes place in the Celestial Vale universe. Like its now-defunct sister game, it revolves around collecting and breeding pets, but it lacks the competition system and complex genetics. While Celestial Vale contained a diverse array of species, the Valley is home only to equines. Well, mostly equines.

Valley of Unicorns provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: What little information there is on the Valley and its inhabitants has been revealed by Word of God on the forums, as opposed to being stated in the game itself.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The rule, rather than the exception. Six of the seven species have "natural" colors, but it's much more common to see a brightly-colored horse. Arguably justified, since they are fantasy species.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Last Minute Costume is a limited edition unicorn color.
  • Cats Are Mean: Not mean exactly, but Temple Cat cares about money above all else. It's implied that he steals eggs from their mothers in order to stock his shop.
  • Celestial Body: Mystic Void alicorns have blue fur and feathers patterned with stars and nebulae.
  • Cool Horse: Six of the seven species are horses, and they are indeed pretty cool.
  • Creature-Breeding Mechanic: Breeding results are usually semi-randomized, but some rare colors have unique inheritance behaviors that can encourage purebred lineages or breeding at specific times of the month.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Played for laughs in the S'mores Cookie description. "What magical magic is this?"
  • Eagleland: Flavor 1 was the focus of the Fourth of July 2013 event.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Rainbows are a popular running theme among the more exotic pet colors, especially for unicorns.
  • Fishing for Sole: Players were guaranteed to catch something during the 2013 fishing event, but more often than not, they got trash.
  • Fishing Minigame: This was the basis of the site's first special event.
  • Gem-Encrusted: Birthstone horses, most notably the Amethyst pegasus, have clusters of gems growing from their bodies and among their manes and feathers.
  • Green Thumb: Mystic Forest alicorns can make plants grow anywhere they want. Gardeners often keep them for this reason.
  • Hellish Horse: The Possessed pegasus has black, red and orange fur resembling fire.
  • Mechanical Horse: Silver Cyborg and Rusty Cyborg unicorns, contrary to the name, look like full-on robots as opposed to mere cyborgs.
  • Microtransactions: Users can spend real money on gold coins, which are used to buy special horses.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Spring fairies are horses with fairy wings. Their baby forms resemble caterpillars.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: There is a Gargoyle pegasus.
  • Our Hippocamps Are Different: Hippocampi are available pets. There's seven types of which four have two variants. Those four are based on the water-themed components of the Western Zodiac: Aquarius (Blue & Pink), Cancer (Red & Blue), Capricorn (Earth & Sea), and Pisces (Dawn & Dusk). There's also the Neptune Hippocampus, the Fire Forged Hippocampus (part of a Fire Forged quartet of mythical horses), and I Am Shark Hippocampus, which looks like a hippocampus dressed up as a shark.
  • Pegasus: As shown in the page image, this is an available species.
  • Rearing Horse: The most common pose of adult pegasi.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Mimicry, Duck Duck Goose, Starcatcher, and Heartstrings colorations are explicitly based on My Little Pony characters.
    • The Strawberry Avalanche coloration is named after an Owl City song.
  • Single-Gender Race: Paaefarin are all male, while heraldic unicorns and fakeicorns are all female.
  • Spin-Off: Of Celestial Vale.
  • The Tragic Rose: The Bearing Roses, Lost Love, and Granite and Roses horses have dark-colored roses adorning their bodies to evoke this trope.
  • Unicorn: Comes in regular and heraldic flavors, the former resembling regular horses with horns and the latter having short manes, long tails and fetlocks, and deer-like legs.
  • Winged Unicorn: Alicorns were one of the three original species, and were much more difficult to obtain in the site's early days.