Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]

Ampelosaurus (full view)

full-sized Ampelosaurus

  • Name: Ampelosaurus atacis
  • Name Meaning: Vine Lizard
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 15-16 meters (50-53 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (72-71 MYA)
  • Classification: Titanosauria --> Lithostrotia --> Lirainosaurinae(?)
  • Place Found: France
  • Describer: Le Loeuff, 1995

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Ampelosaurus card

Ampelosaurus arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 1st Edition)

  • Attribute: Water
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 2000
  • Technique: 400
    • Compatibility: Tab 1
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 700
    • Rock/Paper: 500
  • Types:
    • Hunter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Counter Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Tie Recovery Type (Japanese Kakushin series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 難攻不落の巨躯
    • English: The Unbeatable Hulk
    • Taiwanese: 難攻不落的巨軀
  • Card Rarity: Gold


Anime Stats[]

Ampelosaurus card 1

Ampelosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Aqua Vortex
Ampelosaurus rears up and raises a spinning tube of water around itself, a swirling column of water rising around its opponent and spinning them off their feet before letting them drop!

DS Stats[]

Ampelosaurus HQ

Ampelosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]


Ampelosaurus TCG Card 1-Gold 1a

Ampelosaurus TCG card (DKTB)

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTB-008/100, DKTB-093/100, DKP2-012/016
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare (DKTB), Colossal Rare (DKTB), Common (DKP2)
  • Image From: Ep. 42 anime scene
  • Abilities:

[Overflow] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, draw 2 cards.

Fearless Ampelosaurus[]

Ampelosaurus-Brave TCG Card (French)

Fearless Ampelosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTA-009/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 42 anime scene
  • Abilities:

[Spring of Hope: 2] When this Dinosaur loses a battle, draw 2 cards.


Dinosaur King[]

Before the main events of the series, it was one of the very first dinosaurs summoned and used to battle by Dr. Z, others being TerryAcrocanthosaurus, and Spinosaurus.

His card was, along with his Move Card, activated in Planes, Trains and Dinosaurs during a snowball fight in Russia when his Card Capsule was accidentally thrown into an ice fisherman's hole on a frozen lake. He slept in a train car on the Trans-Siberian Railway that the D-Team was trapped in, once getting lulled back to sleep by Paris' singing. After the train was stopped and he woke up, Chomp, Ace, and Paris were summoned to fight him, but they were interrupted by Terry. He used Volcano Burst against Ampelosaurus, but Ampelosaurus used his tail to trip him, deflecting the attack. He then used Aqua Vortex to defeat Terry, but Chomp weakened him with Electric Charge. Seth then appeared and defeated Ampelosaurus with Tank using Dino Swing, claiming his cards for the Alpha Gang.

Later in Tricks of the Traitor, Rod summoned him to help aid Tank in a fight with the recent traitor Seth's Saurophaganax, using Aqua Vortex, but Saurophaganax defeated them in one hit with Fire Scorcher. After Ursula grabbed his card, along with Tank's, the Alpha Gang fled to the D-Lab, where his card and Move Card were added to the D-Team's collection.

In the finale, Zoe again gave the cards to Rod, who summoned Ampelosaurus to help battle the Black T. rex, using Aqua Vortex as part of the Super Fusion Move that defeated it after three hits.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

A recolored wild Ampelosaurus also appeared in Alien Parent Trap when the Backlander crashed in the Cretaceous Period. It helped Chomp defeat Terry by ramming him to stop him using Volcano Burst again.

The Space Pirates are shown to have one on their ship in the Ancient Persia Arc. It was likely freed when the Space Pirates were defeated.

Character Design[]


Ampelosaurus is a powerful fighter, but also a peaceful dinosaur, as he simply wandered through the city to find a place to sleep. But he can also be easily irritated, like when the D-Team accidentally woke him up, even if he could easily be reassured by Paris singing. Later, when he was woken up by the brakes on the railroad, he tried to flee the D-Team's three main dinosaurs instead of fighting them and only fought back when he was attacked by Terry. He was also smart, hitting Terry to deflect Volcano Burst before the attack could be launched, maybe because he saw he couldn't dodge the Move otherwise.

Later when Rod summoned him in Tricks of the Traitor, he unhesitatingly helped Tank fight Seth's Saurophaganax even though she was the dinosaur who had defeated him in his debut episode. This either shows that due to his peaceful character he had no resentment against those who had inflicted him harm, or was simply willing to follow orders as a controlled dinosaur.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 首からせなかにかけてトゲのよろいを身につけた草食恐竜で、ティタノサウルスのなかまだ。
    • English: A herbivore with spiked armor in its back. It is related to the Titanosaurus.
    • Taiwanese: 從脖子到背的部份有著刺野的草食恐龍,是巨龍的同類。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A herbivore with spiked armor on its back. It is related to the Titanosaurus.
  • It is the second gold rarity Water Dinosaur Card in the arcade.
  • Along with Spinosaurus, Camarasaurus, Patagosaurus, Opisthocoelicaudia, Baryonyx, Suchomimus, Saltasaurus, Amargasaurus, and Irritator, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Water Egg Card.
  • Along with Baryonyx, Iguanodon, Dacentrurus, Eustreptospondylus, and Camptosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale European Egg card.
  • Along with Pachyrhinosaurus, Altirhinus, Jobaria, Deltadromeus, Allosaurus, Brachylophosaurus, Irritator, Gorgosaurus, and Talarurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Blue Egg Card.
  • In the DS Game, the spines on its back are shown as white, but everywhere else they are yellow.
    • Its head is also more elongated in the DS game.
  • It was the only Water Dinosaur in Season 1 whose card was activated with a Move Card (Spiny's Moves were recreated by Dr. Z).
  • Ampelosaurus is the only caught dinosaur that the Alpha Gang summoned before he went to the D-Team that wasn't altered (in behavior or strength) or whose card was not put under the Alpha Controller (since he is a Water Dinosaur, the Alpha Gang was able to summon him with their Water Stone). Stegosaurus, by contrast, went to the D-Team before the Alpha Gang could summon him.
  • Ampelosaurus is seen in both the Jurassic Period (Tricks of the Traitor) and in the Cretaceous Period (Alien Parent Trap) even though it only truly lived in the Cretaceous, though it being in the Jurassic may have been a result of Dr. Z and the Ancients bringing it there.




Dinosaur King Arcade Game 恐竜キング - Ampelosaurus VS the Alpha Fortress Hard

Shockwave Production's Ampelosaurus arcade gameplay (Alpha Fortress Hard Mode)


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