Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

This page is for the anime main dinosaur. For his species, see Triceratops. For his other forms, see also Chomp/Armor and Chomp/Super.

Chomp (ガブ Gabu) the Triceratops is the faithful companion of Max Taylor, and a main protagonist. He is voiced by Asuka Tanii in the Japanese version and Kether Donohue in the English version, and it's talking voice was done by Michael Reisz.


Arcade Stats

Chomp card

Chomp arcade combined card (Japanese McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition)

Chomp chibi roar from the DS game

Chomp chibi roar from the arcade game

Chomp chibi roar from the arcade game

Chomp chibi roar from the arcade game

Chomp chibi roar from the arcade game

Chomp chibi roar from the arcade game

  • Species: Triceratops
  • Name: Chomp (ガブ Gabu)
  • Meaning of Name: Always Biting, after his initial habit of biting Max (Japanese & English)
  • Owner: Max (D-Team)
  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 1600
  • Technique: 700
    • Compatibility: Tab 3
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 690
    • Rock/Paper: 430
  • Types:
    • Super Crisis Type (Japanese 2007 series & promo edition; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Strength Type (Japanese Happy Set Meal Edition combined card)
  • Card Rarity: Gold
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: リュウタだいすき (Love Max Most)
  • Altered/Armored Forms: Super Chomp, DinoTector Chomp


Like all anime dinosaurs except Black Tyrannosaurus, his card was only available in the Japanese and Taiwanese versions, but the cards can be used in the English machines.

Anime Stats


Chomp anime card

Move Cards

Electric Charge
A bolt of lightning hits Chomp from above, surging him with electricity, and he charges and rams his opponent with it! Contained in his Card Capsule, it was Chomp's first Move Card and was often used in season 1, but was not seen in season 2.
Lightning Spear
Chomp rams his opponent, pushing them into the air, when a burst of electricity shoots a spear of lighting through them! He sometimes uses it against opponents already airborne. It was found after Styracosaurus' defeat, having spilled out of its Card Capsule before the dinosaur activated.
Lightning Strike
Chomp charges a ball of electricity between his horns, then shoot a bolt of lightning at his opponent! After obtaining it, likely from the reclaimed card-folio, it quickly becomes Chomp's most commonly-used Move in both seasons.
Tag Team
Summon Pawpawsaurus, who will defend you from your opponent's attack! It was reclaimed after the Alpha Gang abandoned it for their own safety in Temple Tempest. Chomp only used it to call out Pawpawsaurus so the temple worshipers could honor it for saving their temple.
Thunder Bazooka
Chomp jumps into the air, then spins as lightning gathers around his body, and slams and drills into his opponent! It likely came from the reclaimed card-folio, though it didn't debut until quite a while after that event.
Thunder Storm Bazooka (Thunder Bazooka/Cyclone Fusion Move)
Chomp and Ace charge in a line as a wind tunnel forms around them; Chomp leaps and spins like in Thunder Bazooka, gathering electricity and wind around his body before slamming and drilling into their opponent! It was the first identified true Fusion Move, though not the first attack fusion. It defeated Seth's altered Saurophaganax and was the first attack to break Spectral Armor (Torvosaurus').
Plasma Anchor
Chomp tosses an anchor of electricity to snag his opponent, then pulls them up and around through the air before slamming them into the ground! It was created by Dr. Z to be strong enough to destroy Spectral Armor, and was first used against Majungasaurus.
Ultimate Thunder
While wearing DinoTector Armor, a series of lightning bolts frame Chomp's path with the final bolt stunning his opponent in place. Then, Chomp's tail armor glows and rockets him forward into his opponent, hitting them with a ball of electricity before tossing them away! Created by Dr. Z alongside the Element Boosters, it was Chomp's second season finishing move and used quite often; however, it can be dodged by very agile dinosaurs like Cryolophosaurus.
Gatling Spark
Chomp gets charged with electricity, then races up and pricks his opponent with horns, jolting them with electricity faster and faster until he slams them away with a final hit! It was likely provided by Dr. Z.
Thunder Driver
Chomp rams and tosses his opponent into the air, getting charged with electricity before leaping up above them and spinning to drill them into the ground! It was likely provided by Dr. Z.
Final Thunder
Chomp slams his opponent into the ground with his tail before flinging them into the air. He hits them with a bolt of lightning from his horns before an arc of seven electricity balls form over him and become pikes that shoot off and rapid-fire hit the opponent in midair. It was provided by Dr. Z specifically to defeat Cryolophosaurus after Ultimate Thunder failed, and was only used to do that.

DS Stats

Chomp-pet Gobi Plain 1

Chomp DS battle intro (chibi form)

Chomp Euro Plain A2

Chomp DS battle intro (battle form)

  • Elemental Attribute: Lightning
  • Critical Move: Scissors
  • Rarity: 4 star
  • Battle Type: Super Crisis Type
  • Fossil/Move Set: Stone Circle (European Normal Moves, LV28 Electric Charge)
  • Users:
    • (None, player only)
  • Encyclopedia number: Ex
  • Special Acquisition: For his LV1 card, enter at the Stone Circle Lightning-Grass-Fire-Earth-Water-Water-Lightning-Fire. The same code gives Chomp to Max players and Ace to Rex players.
  • Other: He is one of the Dinosaurs with the off-pattern stats shared between Anime and Secret Dinosaurs. Based on a text file listing dinosaur names in the DS game's programming, the model of Chomp's battle form is called "Morphed Chomp".

TCG Stats

Triceratops - Chomp TCG Card 1-DKCG

Chomp TCG card (DKCG)

Chomp TCG card

Chomp (Battle Mode) TCG card (DKCG)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 800 (700 in DKDS, SAS) (Chomp), 1500 (Battle Mode)
  • Level: 1 (Chomp), - (Battle Mode)
  • Life: 0 (Chomp), 3 (Battle Mode)
  • Card Codes (Chomp): DKPR-005, DKCG-152/160, DKTB-084/100, DKAA-083/100, DKBD-083/100, DKDS-083/100, DKTA-083/100, SAS-077/100, JCL-075/100
  • Card Rarities (Chomp): Common (DKPR-SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Card Codes (Battle Mode): DKCG-151/160, DKAA-084/100, DKBD-084/100, DKBD-099/100
  • Card Rarities (Battle Mode): Gold Rare (DKCG, DKAA), Silver Rare (DKBD), Colossal Rare (DKBD)
  • Other: Chomp was introduced alongside Terry in the Base Set before the other Special Dinosaurs, only having a Small form in Colossal Team Battle. While he continued having Small forms in every deck, Battle Mode was replaced by Dinotector starting in Dinotector Showdown. As a Special Dinosaur, his larger forms, Battle Mode and Dinotector, can only be summoned by being placed on his smaller form. A player can only include Chomp in their deck if their Character card is Max Taylor or The D-Team.
  • Abilities:
[D-Team Slash] (Chomp (DKPR, DKCG, DKTB, DKAA, DKBD, DKDS))
You can only Dino Slash "Chomp (Battle Mode)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Pinch Hitter] (Chomp (DKTB))
During your turn, when one of your other Dinosaurs battles, you can send this Dinosaur to your discard pile. If you do, use this Dinosaur's Rock-Paper-Scissors icon to decide which Dinosaur has to use a Move first.
[Assist] (Chomp (DKAA))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, all of your other Special Dinosaurs in play gain +200 Power until the end of the turn. (You can only use 1 [Assist] ability per turn.)
[Elemental Boost: Grass] (Chomp (DKBD))
If you have a Grass Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, draw 1 card.
[Dinotector On] (Chomp (DKDS, DKTA, SAS, JCL))
If your Turn Counter is 4 or higher, you can Dino Slash "Chomp (Dinotector)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Special Assist] (Chomp (DKTA))
Lightning Special Dinosaurs can use this card as a Super Move that gives +500 Power.
[D-Team Assist] (Chomp (SAS))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can reveal your hand. If you do and there are no Dinosaurs, choose a Special Dinosaur from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
[Team Tactics] (Chomp (JCL))
{translation uncertain} {When this Dinosaur is in a battle, you can search your deck for 1 Level 1 card with the name "Ace" or "Paris", put them into your hand, and shuffle your deck.}
[Lightning Master] (Battle Mode (DKCG, DKAA))
This Dinosaur can use all Lightning Super Moves.
[Shockwave] (Battle Mode (DKCG))
When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move, it gains an extra +500 Power for that battle.
[Loyal] (Battle Mode (DKAA))
While your Character is face up, this Dinosaur's Power is 1700 (from 1500).
[Fusion Master] (Battle Mode (DKBD))
When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move, it gains an extra +300 Power.


Dinosaur King

Debuting in Prehistory in the Making, Chomp was the first dinosaur to be activated onscreen, and likely the second to be activated in the present day. One night, while his soon-to-be master, Max Taylor, was sleeping, a meteor fell through the sky in a nearby forest, waking him up. The next morning, Max and his friends Rex Owen and Zoe Drake (the D-Team) went to the forest to investigate the crash site, each finding a Stone—Lightning (Max), Wind (Rex), Grass (Zoe)—and Max finding Chomp's card and the Electric Charge Move Card in an open Dinosaur Card Capsule. Max accidentally summons him with the Stone, scaring the kids, but soon learns how to summon Chomp's chibi mode, who quickly bites Max's nose, earning himself the name "Chomp". Later, Chomp is attacked by Terry and the Alpha Gang; Max uses Reese's new Dino Holder invention containing the Lightning Stone to summon Chomp full sized and defeats Terry with Electric Charge, Chomp then collapsing from exhaustion.

Chomp becomes the most commonly used main dinosaur for the D-Team, taking part in many battles and being summoned at least once in all but 3 episodes, having multiple victories over all the Alpha Gang's main dinosaurs (and several losses). He racks up and cycles between using 4 Super Moves, adding one from a fellow Lightning Dinosaur and two from the card-folio, and eventually taking part in the first true Fusion Move, Thunder Storm Bazooka; he also once uses Tag Team, the only Normal or Assist Move for the D-Team not used by Paris, but it wasn't in battle. Despite collapsing from exhaustion after several early battles, he soon becomes the strongest and sturdiest D-Team dinosaur, and perhaps main dinosaur overall, surviving hits that defeated other main dinosaurs; though at times only barely surviving, it sometimes allowed Paris to heal him with Nature's Blessing and re-enter the fight.

Throughout the season, he has the habit of befriending fellow Lightning Dinosaurs instead of fighting them, with only one exception; this, however, let Styracosaurus blindside him when it was put under Alpha Gang control. He also has a habit of getting distracted and wandering away from the D-Team while in chibi mode, getting lost in several episodes in city and jungle alike. Like Max, he has an affinity for food put on full display in Beast or Famine when he was denied a special meal, out of rage defeating Spiny and Tank at once with the first attack of the battle.

In the season finale, he is the only main dinosaur not to take part in the battle against the Black T. rex, Max instead pursuing Seth. Accidentally dropping his Dino Holder outside an electric cage while trying to summon Chomp outside of it, Max tosses Chomp's card at it, but summons his chibi form by accident. Chomp bites Seth's hand to stop him from fixing the malfunctioning time machine, letting a vortex open and pull Seth in, the rest of the D-Team and their allies arriving in time to help Max keep Chomp from falling in as well.

Having first been turned into a Dinosaur Card with the intention of preserving the species, he needed to be returned to the collection along with the other main dinosaurs. After sad goodbyes from Max and Zoe, he and the other dinosaurs are taken back to the future in the Backlander with Rex, the Ancients, and the Alpha Gang, elsewhere but not forgotten…

Mesozoic Meltdown

…but the timeship is quickly forced to return to the present by the attacking Spectral Space Pirates, reuniting Chomp and Max. As the timeship flies uncontrollably after the Pirates, who captured the D-Teams' parents, he briefly meets a herd of wild Triceratops in the Cretaceous Period, protecting them from Terry, but is forced by Max to retreat as the dinosaur-killing asteroid crashes into the Earth, having almost run off with the herd instead.

Chomp continues to be the D-Team's star player for the second season, being summoned in all but 1 episode and rarely being defeated, only falling to Lexovisaurus, once to Gigas, and being forced to retreat from Cryolophosaurus. He is the first dinosaur to use Dr. Z's new Element Boosters to become his DinoTector Armor form and use his Ultimate Move, even managing to help defeat two Spectral Armor Dinosaurs without armor himself, one with Thunder Storm Bazooka and one with a new Move strengthened to combat Spectral Armor. While re-using 3 of his old Super Moves, he also acquires a total of 5 new Super Moves from the "reformed" Dr. Z throughout the season, including the only Move Card designed to be better than an Ultimate Move.

With the other main dinosaurs, he takes part in the final battle against the Dark Pterosaur in his DinoTector Armor, using Lightning Strike in a 6-part Fusion Move to break through its outer layer and then again in a 3-part combo Move to defeat a powerered-up Armatus and Maximus, and using Ultimate Thunder in another 3-part combo Move to defeat a powered-up Brontikens. However, as he was summoned with Seth's copied Stones to take part, he was forever locked from being summoned as a chibi again, a condition begrudgingly agreed to. He and the other dinosaurs were again taken back to the future by Dr. Ancient, this time on the reclaimed Space Pirate Ship.

Character Design


Chomp's Japanese name, Gabu, is an allusion to the Japanese term "gabu gabu," which means to "chomp" or "nibble," in reference to Chomp's tendency to bite anything (especially Max's nose). The 4Kids translation kept the meaning of the name.


Chomp is a very friendly, but also a very strong dinosaur, to the point where he can be considered the most powerful of the six main dinosaurs. While Chomp is usually ready to obey orders, he can sometimes be curious about what has proven to be problematic in certain situations. An example of this can be seen in episode 4 when he gets lost in the jungle immediately upon arrival and was separated from Max for most of the episode; however, while separated, he pioneered a battle maneuver against an alligator that he later used to help defeat the wild Saltasaurus. But he is still an extremely loyal companion that Max can always rely on.

During season 1, Chomp had a habit of making friends with, rather than fighting, most of the Lightning Dinosaurs. The reason for this is probably in episode 3, where Max finds out that Chomp is missing his family, which makes it easy for him to connect with other ceratopsian dinosaurs. However, this turned out to be a disadvantage on the second encounter with Styracosaurus, whereby Chomp did not expect Styracosaurus to behave hostile, even when he was under the control of the Alpha Gang. However, Chomp seemed to learn from this mistake as he later fought Pentaceratops without hesitation when it proved unwilling to be pals, even goading it into recklessness to make it easier to beat. Chomp only fought the Lightning Dinosaurs of the Space Pirates because they were under their control, so he presumably fought them out of a desire to free them from the Pirates.

Relationship with Max

He and Max are perfect partners, similar in so many ways…including that time they both got enraged at well-fed opponents when their own lunches had been stepped on by a dinosaur to the point of defeating two enemies in one attack.


  • Max's arcade comments:
    • Original: 何でもガブガブかんじゃうイタズラ恐竜だけど、どんな恐竜にも負けないファイトを持ってるぜ!
    • Translation: Although he only knows to practical jokes and biting, his power cannot be look upon down!
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A mischievous dinosaur that snaps at just about anything but has heaps of fight. (Max)
  • Chomp's frill typically glows with a rainbow spectrum when he uses a Lightning Move. As Torosaurus's frill also did this, the trait may be held by all Lightning Dinosaurs, though this is unclear as these are the only two to use Lightning Super Moves in the anime.
  • Chomp is seen biting Max repeatedly in his debut, which is how his name was derived.
  • Chomp has run away several times for various reasons, oftentimes to chase after his ceratopsid cousins.
  • It appears that Chomp has a strong rivalry with Terry, since they are the Alpha Gang and the D-Team's primary main dinosaurs and end up fighting often.
  • Chomp's species is left ambiguous, although he may be based off the formerly recognized Triceratops species T. maximus. (Which would match with Max's full name of "Maximus", and also the Space Pirates' later altered Triceratops.)
  • Chomp's coloration is unusual, being orange while the arcade game Triceratops was gray. This change was probably present so his color could match his Element, as most of the other main dinosaurs' colorations at least vaguely match their Elements.
  • Chomp is one of the most notable dinosaurs in the show to meet and/or fight his cousins. Though he befriends all but one during season 1, in Mesozoic Meltdown he is the primary dinosaur to fight and/or defeat all but two ceratopsians, Diceratops being the only one he never directly faces (though still interacts with as a chibi).
  • In the English version, Chomp's chibi form's bark-like sounds are "voiced" by Kether Donohue, who also voices Zoe Drake.
  • Chomp is the only dinosaur to use all the Super Moves of their respective Element shown in the anime, and nearly the only one to use any of them, other Lightning Dinosaurs either using Normal or no Moves at all.
  • Chomp appears summoned out into his full-sized version at least once in every episode except four: episodes 9, 21, 47, and 67. He still appears as a chibi in these episodes, though.
  • His chibi form appears in every episode of the first season; Amazing Treasure Race! is the first time he only appears chibi during his summoning sequence (which occurs only once more), with The Third Cosmos Stone being his first episode appearing only in full size (which occurs only twice more).
    • Between these facts, Tricks of the Traitor is the episode featuring Chomp the least, as he only appears as a chibi and only in the prior episode's recap segment, arguably his only episode not truly appearing. The 39 Thieves follows second, also only featuring Chomp as a chibi, and only in the closing seconds for the cliffhanger.
    • All in all, he is easily the most featured dinosaur in the anime.
  • Chomp's anime dub roar (seemingly derived from a pig or wild boar) is used for several other Lightning Dinosaurs on the show, specifically Torosaurus (mixed with another stock roar), Diceratops, Achelousaurus, the second Pentaceratops, and Maximus (shortened and slightly altered).
    • Chomp's roar has also been used in other cartoons, such as El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (usually for giant monsters), Fanboy & Chum Chum in the episode "Little Glop of Horrors", and the Armored Lizard monster card of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series (also dubbed by 4Kids). Perfect Chaos in the Sonic X anime (from another SEGA franchise) also uses Chomp's roar in both the Japanese and English dubs.
    • The same roar was also reused for a T. rex in Prehistoric Park, a BBC documentary.
    • The same roar was also used for the Nestene Consciousness in the BBC series, Doctor Who (the episode "Rose").
  • As a chibi Chomp's eyes are darkish blue, but when he transforms into his full-size his eyes turn brown.
  • Chomp is the strongest dinosaur on the D-Team, as he has withstood attacks that even the Alpha Gang's strongest dinosaur, Terry, could not withstand (e.g. Moves from the Secret Dinosaurs). By this example, it shows Chomp's caliber and determination to be quite high. (Although there are some exceptions, like in Dueling Dinos, in which Chomp collapsed even though the Saurophaganax's attack had barely grazed him.)
  • Each and every dinosaur Chomp has defeated was aided by the use of Move Cards (Megalosaurus was only weakened by a Move before being defeated by a final hit). This may suggest that Chomp is a rather weak fighter without a Move Card (e.g. as observed in many fights with Terry, at least early on, he's always on the losing side before the use of a Move Card, like shown in Prehistory in the Making, Battle at the Pyramids, etc.).
  • Terry and Chomp are the only dinosaurs to be 'saved' by other dinosaurs from being defeated: Terry was saved by Spiny and Tank from Armatus's Spectral Stinger and Maximus's Spectral Punisher, and Chomp by Paris from Terry's Neck Crusher (cushioning his crash).
  • Chomp seems to be spiritually linked to his owner, Max Taylor, in their relationship and emotions. This has been shown frequent times in the series, as Chomp would seem to sense his owner in danger, and when Max gets enraged this highly motivates Chomp, highly increasing his strength and attacks to the point of taking down two opponents at once. This might be a parallel to the relation/partnership between Ash Ketchum and his partner Pokémon Pikachu from Pokémon, as the two main protagonists shared the same (initial) English dub voice actor (using basically the same voice) and own an electric type monster, as well as many other similarities (and other voices) between the shows.



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 Lightning Anime Dinosaurs
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

p · e · t   Gold Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Tyrannosaurus (1st) · Mapusaurus (2nd)
Water: Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)
Lightning: Styracosaurus (1st) · Pentaceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·
Grass: Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd) 
Wind: Carnotaurus (1st) · Megaraptor (2nd) · Allosaurus/atrox (3rd)
Other & Exclusive: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Chomp · Ace · Paris · Terry · Spiny · Tank · Saurophaganax · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Gojirasaurus · Eocarcharia
Armored: Chomp/Armor · Ace/Armor · Paris/Armor  Terry/Armor · Spiny/Armor · Tank/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor