Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King



The D-Team and their dinosaurs

The members of the D-Team (Dキッズ D Kids) are the main protagonists in every iteration of the franchise (arcade, manga, anime, DS game, and TCG). The main three in the team are Max Taylor, Rex Owen, and Zoe Drake. Their three primary dinosaurs are Chomp the Triceratops, Ace the Carnotaurus, and Paris the Parasaurolophus.


Along with the main three members who go on expeditions to collect the Element Stones and to reclaim the dinosaur cards, the two supporting members of the team are Dr. Reese Drake (Zoe's older sister) and Dr. Spike Taylor (Max's dad), both of whom run the D-Lab, the D-Team's base of operations in the first series. During their adventures, the D-Team gain some allies that helped them with claiming the dinosaur cards, including a member of the Wildlife Protection Team, a young caddy, a Scottish delinquent, two young princesses, and several others (though only one of them was ever given their own D-Team badge).

During their expeditions they save other dinosaurs, and in episodes 10 and 13, Rex uses the Ceratosaurus they acquired. Their enemies are the Alpha Gang (Team ACT), who aim to use the dinosaurs to build a dinosaur kingdom. In the finale, they team up with the Alpha Gang to stop its rogue member Seth (out to evolve dinosaurs who could survive their extinction and rewrite time), using Maiasaura, Ceratosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Megaraptor, Fukuisaurus, Allosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Saurophaganax, Ampelosaurus, Stegosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Deinonychus, and Megalosaurus in the battle against the Black T. rex.

During Mesozoic Meltdown, the D-Team allies once again with the Alpha Gang to defeat the Spectral Space Pirates after the aliens kidnap their parents. Once again, they go on expeditions not only to reclaim the Pirates' dinosaur cards, but also to acquire the Cosmos Stones and protect the universe from being destroyed and/or replaced.

Due to the Stones in their possession, they are also able to summon any Lightning, Wind, and Grass Dinosaurs.

Name Meaning[]

The initial "D" stands for "Dinosaur", the main theme of everything the D-Team does. However, the English dub also has Max proclaim it to mean "Danger" in the first episode.


Primary Members[]

Associated Members[]

Supporting Members[]


Saved Dinosaurs[]

Main article: D-Team Dinosaurs


TCG Stats[]

The D-Team DKAA

The D-Team TCG card (DKAA)

  • Name: The D-Team
  • Team: D-Team
  • Card Code: DKAA-073/100, SAS-066/100, JCL-065/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare (DKAA), Silver Rare (SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Image From (DKAA): Ep. 2 anime scene
  • Image From (SAS): Ep. 68 anime scene
  • Image From (JCL): Ep. 73 anime scene
  • Abilities:
(DKAA) If you have "Chomp (Battle Mode)," "Ace (Battle Mode)," and "Paris (Battle Mode)" in play, this turn each of them has 2000 Power and gains the ability [Twin Talons]. (When this Dinosaur attacks directly, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point.) You can include "Chomp," "Ace," and "Paris" in your deck if you are using this Character.
(SAS) Take a "Chomp," "Ace," or "Paris" card from your deck and put it into your hand. If your opponent has a Special Dinosaur in play, you can take an extra "Chomp," "Ace," or "Paris" card from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. You can include "Chomp," "Ace," and "Paris" in your deck if you are using this Character.
(JCL) {translation uncertain} {Reveal 1 each of cards in your hand named "Chomp", "Ace" and "Paris". Put 2 Special Dinosaur cards from your deck into your hand then shuffle your deck.} You can include "Chomp", "Ace" and "Paris" in your deck if you are using this Character.

Appearances in Other Media[]

They appear regularly in Kyoryu-King.com's 4komas. Notable omake segements are:

  1. The D-Team works at McDonalds. This was made during the time McDonalds was selling Dinosaur King toys in Japan.

In the Dinosaur King manga and initial arcade, the team only included Max and Rex, with no presence of Zoe whatsoever; she was introduced in the anime to add a female protagonist, and the manga was made prior to the anime release. Zoe became a playable character in the arcade, along with many other characters, and is a supporting non-playable character in the DS Game.

DS Game-only[]



p · e · t Main Characters
D-Team: Max Taylor · Rex Owen · Zoe Drake · Spike Taylor · Reese Drake
Alpha Gang: Dr. Z · Ursula · Zander · Ed · Rod · Laura · Seth (former) · Helga
Spectral Space Pirates: Spectre · Gabbro · Foolscap · Shear · Seth (former) · Goma