Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Achelousaurus

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Achelousaurus card

Achelousaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition+)

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Technique: 1000
    • Compatibility: Tab 5
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 520
    • Rock/Paper: 465
  • Types:
    • Heroic Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New series)
    • Tie Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Warning Type (on the data of the Japanese version)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 武骨な戦槌 (Clumsy Sentsuchi)
    • English: The Crude War Hammer
    • Taiwanese: 武骨戰鎚


Anime Stats[]

Lightning Dinosaur Card back

Achelousaurus's anime card's front was never clearly seen

Move Cards[]

Attack Burst
Achelousaurus gets a boost from electricity, lightning bolts causing a sandstorm; it runs up and knocks its opponent into the air, where they are struck with bolts lightning, then it jumps up and slams into them from below before kicking them down from above!

TCG Stats[]


Achelousaurus TCG card

Achelousaurus TCG card

[Recharge] Instead of attacking with this Dinosaur, you can let 1 of your other Lightning Dinosaurs attack again this turn.

Beachcomber Achelousaurus[]

Achelousaurus-Beachcomber TCG Card

Beachcomber Achelousaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKBD-020/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: (new art)
  • Abilities:
[Super Bolt] When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, choose 1 of your opponent's Dinosaurs. It loses all abilities until the end of the turn.

Barking Achelousaurus[]

Achelousaurus-Barking TCG Card (German)

Barking Achelousaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKDS-020/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 61 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Team Up: +400] You can play this card as a Move that gives +400 Power.

Chinese Achelousaurs[]


Chinese Achelousaurus TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: JCL-020/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: Ep. 61 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Lightning Rod] {translation uncertain} {When your opponent chooses one of your Dinosaurs to receive any effect (or attack?), they must choose this Dinosaur first.}


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Achelousaurus was first summoned by Gabbro in Monk in the Middle in Ancient China to scare off a room full of villagers when they threw (at Ursula's order) "everything but the kitchen sink!" at him to save Dr. Z (who was then disguised as Sanzo Hoshi) from being captured. Ursula summoned Spiny to stop it, but Achelousaurus knocked him away, proceeding to easily speed around Spiny and hit him from behind, knocking him down for the count. He charged the Alpha trio, but was recalled as Gabbro left. Achelousaurus was summoned again to fight Chomp when Gabbro went after the real Sanzo Hoshi, getting its Spectral Armor form against Chomp's DinoTector form. It tackled Chomp and nearly beat him with Attack Burst, but Chomp managed to react fast enough and knocked Achelousaurus away with his tail on its next attack. Chomp then defeated Achelousaurus with Ultimate Thunder, destroying its Spectral Armor. Unfortunately, Gabbro reclaimed its card and escaped with it, though it was probably freed when the Space Pirates were ultimately defeated.

Character Design[]


Not much is known about the personality of Achelousaurus, since he was under Gabbro's control when he fought the Alpha Gang and D-Team. He seems to be a strong dinosaur for his size, matching Chomp and easily overpowering Spiny, although Spiny commonly has issues fighting small and fast dinosaurs he looks like he should have an advantage over.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade & anime comments:
    • Japanese: 目と鼻の上にギザギザしたコブがついた草食恐竜だ。えりかざりの後ろには長い角が2本ある。
    • English: A herbivore with rough raised areas above its eyes and on its nose, and two long horns on the end of its frill.
    • Taiwanese: 眼睛和鼻子上有著刺刺腫瘤的草食恐龍,領飾後面長著兩隻長角。
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Majungasaurus, Prosaurolophus, Tuojiangosaurus, Afrovenator, Diceratops, Albertosaurus, Muttaburrasaurus, and Opisthocoelicaudia, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Red Dinosaurs Egg card.
  • A non-Spectral Armor variant of its card was never clearly seen in the anime. It was only shown once from a distance behind a dust cloud, leaving it impossibly obscured.
  • Achelousaurus shares its anime dub roar (a shortened, guttural version of Chomp's) with several other Lightning Dinosaurs: Diceratops, the second Pentaceratops, and Maximus.
  • It was one of the few Space Pirate dinosaurs whose card was reclaimed by the Space Pirates after its defeat, the only others being the Deinonychus trio and their main dinosaurs.
    • It was also the only one reclaimed but never reused (potentially either because its Spectral Armor was destroyed, or because being defeated showed that he wouldn't be as effective as was needed).
    • It was the only one reclaimed after its Spectral Armor was destroyed (the unarmored Deinonychus trio had kept their armor when they were first defeated and after they were defeated again with their armor destroyed, their card was reclaimed by Rex).
    • Although it was reclaimed by Gabbro, it was probably freed in the finale.
  • It was the only low rank Lightning Dinosaur of the Space Pirates who used a Move Card that wasn't an Assist Move (Pachyrhinosaurus summoned Anhanguera, and the other Lightning Dinosaurs besides Maximus didn't have Move Cards).
  • It comes first alphabetically among the dinosaurs appearing in the anime.



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Season 1: Chomp · Styracosaurus · Anchiceratops · Torosaurus · Pentaceratops
Season 2: Chomp · Chomp/Armor · Diceratops · Diceratops/Armor · Achelousaurus · Achelousaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops · Anchiceratops/Armor · Maximus/Armor
p · e · t Lightning Dinosaurs
Normal: Achelousaurus · Albertaceratops · Anchiceratops · Arrhinoceratops · Brachyceratops · Centrosaurus · Chasmosaurus · Diceratops · Einiosaurus · Eucentrosaurus · Monoclonius · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pentaceratops · Styracosaurus · Torosaurus · Triceratops · Udanoceratops · Zuniceratops
Altered/Armored: Achelousaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops/Armor · Anchiceratops/Super · Arrhinoceratops/Alpha · Brachyceratops/Super · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Chomp/Armor · Chomp/Super · Diceratops/Armor · Diceratops/Super · Einiosaurus/Alpha · Eucentrosaurus/Super · Maximus · Maximus/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pentaceratops/Black · Torosaurus/Super · Triceratops/Alpha · Triceratops/Armor · Triceratops/Super
Main: Chomp · Maximus
Others: Mini-King