Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Spectral Armor Armatus is an armored version of Armatus made by Seth, programmed into Armatus' card. It is an upgrade form in the arcade and TCG, but his default and only form in the anime.


Arcade Stats[]

Armatus Card

Spectral Armor Armatus arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 6th Edition)


Like all armored dinosaurs and his base form, he was only available in the Japanese version.

Anime Stats[]

Armatus card (best and only)

Armatus anime card (obscured, best single view available)

Move Cards[]

Spectral Stinger
Sharp spine sheaths grow from the Spectral Armor spikes on Armatus's sides and are then shot out at his opponent! It had no card, and was an ability of his upgraded Spectral Armor.

TCG Stats[]


Spectral Armor Armatus TCG card (SAS, French)

  • Element: Earth
  • Sign: Paper
  • Power: 2500
  • Level: -
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: SAS-088/100, SAS-099/100, JCL-086/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare (SAS), Colossal Rare (SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Image From (SAS): Ep. 73 anime scene
  • Image From (JCL): Ep. 76 anime scene
  • Other: As a Special Dinosaur, it can only be Dino Slashed by being placed on top of a regular Armatus, and can only be included in a player's deck if their Character card is select variants of Foolscap or The Space Pirates. Its Jurassic Clash variant decides to give it the [Spectral Armor] ability on top of this fact, though it plays no different.
  • Abilities:
[Earth Master] (all) This Dinosaur can use all Earth Super Moves.
[Spectral Quake] (SAS) At the end of each of your opponent's turns, they lose 2 Life Points.
[Spectral Armor] (JCL) You can only Dino Slash this Dinosaur by placing it on top of a Armatus.
[Metal Guard] (JCL) {translation uncertain} {If this Dinosaur loses a battle with a level 6 or higher Dinosaur, you can discard 2 cards. This Dinosaur will not be defeated (you will not lose Life Points from this battle).}


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Armatus was a Stegosaurus altered by Seth to withstand being equipped with his new stronger version of Spectral Armor, which is permanently affixed to him.

He was first summoned by Foolscap in All for One to assist Ankylosaurus against Ace. Even when Chomp and Paris joined the battle, he and Ankylosaurus were too strong. When Chomp, Ace, and Paris combined their Ultimate Moves, Foolscap recalled both his dinosaurs before the attack could hit them, having been told the location of the Green Cosmos Stone and choosing to abandon the fight. Armatus, Gigas, and Maximus later tried attacking the D-Team and Alpha Gang, but Jonathan rescued them after a cliffhanger.

Armatus and the others were summoned near the end of The Forestfire Effect to attack a Stone Age village and get the Black Cosmos Stone inside a volcano, but he ended up fighting Chomp, who outran Spectral Stinger. In the next episode, however, Brontikens accidentally caused the volcano to erupt, so everyone was recalled. They were later summoned to fight the defecting Seth's Cryolophosaurus, but Armatus was easily avoided and was frozen in place by Blizzard Smash along with Gigas and Maximus.

In Clash for the Cosmos Stones, they caught the D-Team and Alpha Gang in a surprise attack, Armatus using Spectral Stinger to defeat Tank, Spiny, and Ace and wreck the D-Lab. After merging the Cosmos Stones, they were supercharged by the Dark Pterosaur.

In the finale episode, they used their Spectral Moves to attack the D-Team's city. They were called into the Dark Pterosaur to attack the Backlander, Armatus trying to use Spectral Stinger to hit Terry but instead defeating Spiny for a second time when he jumped in the way. After the Pterosaur began protecting the Backlander, Armatus was defeated alongside Maximus by the combined power of Chomp's Lightning Strike, Ace's Sonic Blast, and Paris's Emerald Garden. What happened to his card after that is unclear, but it was probably reclaimed by the D-Team/Alpha Gang.


  • Similar to the other Spectral Dinosaurs, Armatus's name likely came from the first named species of Stegosaurus: S. armatus.
  • In his first episode in the dub (73), Armatus's roar is the same as Tuojiangosaurus's, but starting with episode 76, it is changed to a more generic roar used by many herbivorous dinosaurs like Fukuisaurus, Edmontonia, and Lexovisaurus.
  • Armatus is the only main dinosaur of the Space Pirate Trio's that doesn't have a "good counterpart" based on species, considering Chomp as Maximus' and Terry as Gigas'.
  • Armatus is the only main dinosaur of the Space Pirates that wasn't defeated by an Ultimate Move of the D-Team or the Alpha Gang.
  • Armatus is the last dinosaur to defeat Ace this season, in the Clash of the Cosmos Stones.
  • Armatus is the only dinosaur in the Space Pirate's trio who wasn't defeated twice.




Dinosaur King Arcade Game Battle Scene Armatus Jark Armer

Armatus Video


p · e · t Main Dinosaurs
D-Team: Chomp (Max) · Ace (Rex) · Paris (Zoe)
Alpha Gang: Terry · Spiny · Tank
Spectral Space Pirates: Brontikens (Spectre) · Gigas (Gabbro) · Armatus (Foolscap) · Maximus (Shear) · Eocarcharia (Goma)
Seth: Saurophaganax · Black Tyrannosaurus · Cryolophosaurus

p · e · t Earth Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Tank · Ankylosaurus · Euoplocephalus · Stegosaurus
Season 2: Edmontonia · Edmontonia/Armor · Tank · Tank/Armor · Tuojiangosaurus · Tuojiangosaurus/Armor · Lexovisaurus · Lexovisaurus/Armor · Ankylosaurus · Ankylosaurus/Armor · Armatus/Armor
p · e · t Earth Dinosaurs
Normal: Ankylosaurus · Dacentrurus · Edmontonia · Euoplocephalus · Gastonia · Gigantspinosaurus · Kentrosaurus · Lexovisaurus · Minmi · Nodosaurus · Panoplosaurus · Pinacosaurus · Polacanthus · Saichania · Sauropelta · Stegosaurus · Talarurus · Tarchia · Tuojiangosaurus · Wuerhosaurus
Altered/Armored: Ankylosaurus/Alpha · Ankylosaurus/Armor · Armatus · Armatus/Armor · Edmontonia/Armor · Edmontonia/Super · Euoplocephalus/Armor · Kentrosaurus/Alpha · Lexovisaurus/Armor · Nodosaurus/Super · Saichania/Armor · Saichania/Black · Saichania/Super · Sauropelta/Alpha · Sauropelta/Super · Talarurus/Super · Tank/Armor · Tank/Super · Tarchia/Super · Tuojiangosaurus/Armor · Wuerhosaurus/Alpha
Main: Tank · Armatus

p · e · t Spectral Armor Dinosaurs
Arcade: Gigas/Armor · Maximus/Armor · Armatus/Armor · Brontosaurus/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor
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Anime: Torvosaurus/Armor · Shunosaurus/Armor · Majungasaurus/Armor · Yangchuanosaurus/Armor · Edmontonia/Armor · Diceratops/Armor · Jobaria/Armor · Megaraptor/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Mapusaurus/Armor · Achelousaurus/Armor · Carcharodontosaurus/Armor · Lanzhousaurus/Armor · Gojirasaurus/Armor · Megalosaurus/Armor · Deinonychus/Armor · Baryonyx/Armor · Tuojiangosaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops/Armor · Afrovenator/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Lexovisaurus/Armor · Isisaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops/Armor · Gigas/Armor · Ankylosaurus/Armor · Armatus/Armor · Maximus/Armor · Brontosaurus/Armor
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TCG-only: Euoplocephalus/Armor · Iguanodon/Armor
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Manga-only: Amargasaurus/Armor

p · e · t   Silver Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Carcharodontosaurus (1st) · Daspletosaurus (2nd)
Water: Amargasaurus (1st) · Titanosaurus (2nd) · Agustinia (3rd)
Lightning: Pachyrhinosaurus (1st) · Anchiceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Stegosaurus (1st) · Tarchia (2nd) · Gigantspinosaurus (3rd)
Grass: Lambeosaurus (1st) · Altirhinus (2nd) · Charonosaurus (3rd)  · Prosaurolophus (4th) · Lanzhousaurus (5th)
Wind: Utahraptor (1st) · Majungasaurus (2nd)
Other: Jobaria · Gigas · Maximus · Armatus
Altered/Armor: Allosaurus/Alpha · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Kentrosaurus/Alpha · Gigas/Armor · Maximus/Armor · Armatus/Armor · Brontosaurus/Armor