Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Daspletosaurus

  • Name: Daspletosaurus torosus
  • Name Meaning: Frightful Lizard
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 8-9 meters (26-30 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (77-75 MYA)
  • Classification: Tyrannosauroidea --> Tyrannosauridae --> Daspletosaurini
  • Place Found: Alberta, Canada; Montana, USA
  • Describer: Russell, 1970

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Daspletosaurus card

Daspletosaurus card (Japanese Gekizan 3rd Edition)

  • Attribute: Fire
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 1800
  • Technique: 500
    • Compatibility: Tab 2
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 840
    • Rock/Paper: 380
  • Types:
    • Blitz Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New series)
    • Defense Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 帝王の系譜 (Genealogy of the Emperor)
    • English: The Ancestor of the King
    • Taiwanese: 帝王系譜
  • Card Rarity: Silver
  • Altered Form: Super Daspletosaurus
  • Name: Daigo [Kanji: ダイゴ] (Dainason)


Anime Stats[]


Daspletosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Fire Bomb
Daspletosaurus jumps into the air with fire in his mouth, flies at his opponent, and releases a fiery blast upon biting them! Despite using it repeatedly, it was never used successfully.

DS Stats[]

  • Elemental Attribute: Fire
  • Critical Move: Scissors
  • Rarity: 5 star
  • Battle Type: Blitz Type
  • Fossil/Move Set: Mystery Fossil & Stone Circle (North American Normal Moves, LV31 Fire Bomb)
  • Users:
    • 2 static Red Super Alpha Droids (Headquarters, Antarctica)
    • Zander (2) (Headquarters, Antarctica)
      • LV52: Heat Strike, Critical Bomb, Explosion; Explosion (P)
    • random Red Super Alpha Droids (Secret Base, North America postgame)
      • LV62: Red Tail, Red Tackle, Red Swing; Fire Bomb (S)
    • 2 static Red Super Alpha Droids (Headquarters, Antarctica postgame)
      • LV62: Heat Strike, Critical Bomb, 8MP Fire P; ? Fire S
      • LV62: Heat Strike, Critical Bomb, Explosion; ? ? R/S
    • 1 static Red Super Alpha Droid (Alpha Gang Base, North America late postgame)
      • LV61: Heat Strike, Critical Bomb, 8MP Fire P; ? Fire S
  • Encyclopedia number: D09
  • Special Acquisition: For its Mystery Fossil, trade the Metasequoia to an NPC in East Gobi Plain when playing as Rex. For its LV1 card, enter into the Stone Circle Grass-Water-Lightning-Lightning-Earth-Earth-Water-Wind.
  • Other: It is one of the Mystery Fossil Dinosaurs which learns Normal Moves from a different continent than where it’s found, due to being available on a different continent than it is real-world native to. Daspletosaurus' Mystery Fossil is only available in the main story to players using Rex, but all players can access it through the Stone Circle in the postgame.

TCG Stats[]

Daspletosaurus (DKPM)[]

DKPM Daspletosaurus

Daspletosaurus TCG card (DKPM)

(Unnamed Figure Ability) When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put its figure on it. Instead of attacking with this Dinosaur, you can remove its figure to look at your opponent's hand.


Daspletosaurus TCG Card

Daspletosaurus TCG card (DKCG)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKCG-002/160
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 18 anime scene
  • Flavor Text:
This carnivore looked a lot like the Tyrannosaurus. It had a massive body and very powerful jaws.

Prowling Daspletosaurus[]

Prowling Daspletosaurus

Prowling Daspletosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTB-004/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 18 anime scene
  • Flavor Text:
The Daspletosaurus lived in the Cretaceous period in the same time and place as the Gorgosaurus. A carnivore, it preyed on dinosaurs like the Centrosaurus.

Wild Daspletosaurus[]

Daspletosaurus-Wild TCG Card

Wild Daspletosaurus TCG card

[Frenzy] At the end of your turn, you lose 1 Life Point.

Fiery Daspletosaurus[]


Fiery Daspletosaurus TCG card (French)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: SAS-004/100, SAS-091/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 18 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Spirited Bite] During your turn, you can discard 1 card. If you do, this Dinosaur gains [Bite] until the end of the turn (if this Dinosaur wins a battle during your turn, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point). You can only use this ability once per turn.


Dinosaur King[]

Daspletosaurus' card was activated along with his Move Card in a Bali resort hotel in Dance Evolution, eating all the food from the buffet table before retreating into the jungle. He soon returned to the hotel, where he was entranced by the Balinese music show for the tourists and started to dance, surprising but delighting the D-Team. This was interrupted by Tank's appearance, spurring him to attack with Fire Bomb, but it was blocked by Earth Barrier. Tank used her swinging tail attack, hitting Daspletosaurus, but he tossed her onto her back before going on a rampage, attacking Ace when he tried to stop him. He was calmed back down by Paris singing, after which he started dancing with the D-Team's dinosaurs. However, Tank was flipped back upright and used Earthquake from the sidelines, defeating him. His cards were picked up by Chomp and claimed by Max.

Another Daspletosaurus appeared in Carnival of Chaos as part of the Alpha Gang's dinosaur amusement park, standing inside an enclosure. Like the others, its control device malfunctioned due to its hunger. The Alpha Trio tried keeping it occupied with a sign featuring what was guessed to be French toast until its food arrived, but it took a bite of the sign before jumping over its enclosure's 1-foot-high railing. It was returned to its card when a pet-sized Paris knocked off its control chip and was retrieved by an Alpha Droid, never to be seen again. Presumably animatronic Daspletosaurus chibis were also seen in the boat tunnel ride.

In the finale, Rex gave Dr. Z the first Daspletosaurus to summon in the fight against the Black T. rex. He used Fire Bomb again, and the attack hit but had no effect and he was thrown off; it wasn't shown if this defeated him, but he didn't take part in the Super Fusion Move. It's quite possibly he was defeated when he was thrown off and reverted back into a card or a Fire Scorcher had hit him defeating him.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Yet another Daspletosaurus was one of the dinosaurs held on the Space Pirates' ship under Dr. Drake's care in Two Shoguns Are Better Than One. The D-Team's parents set it loose along with a number of other dinosaurs to distract the Gel Jarks so they could escape the ship in Desert Heat.

In an explanation of the Cosmos Stones by Seth in Bad Deal, a Daspletosaurus was among a crowd of dinosaurs watching the approaching meteor.

In the series finale, a Daspletosaurus (possibly the original) was seen dancing next to some other dinosaurs after being rescued from the Space Pirates' ship by Dr. Z.

Character Design[]


Unlike most Fire Dinosaurs in the anime, Daspletosaurus was not normally aggressive. He had an unusual penchant for dancing, though he reacted angrily when he was disturbed by Tank, attacking her and then Ace. However, he was easily calmed by Paris and Chomp with the diversion of getting back to dancing, and eventually danced with the three main D-Team dinosaurs, making him the only Series 1 Fire Dinosaur to befriended them instead of fighting them. However, his preference for dancing was a detriment because he was distracted, which allowed Tank to defeat him by surprise.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: ティラノサウルスににた肉食恐竜だ。がっしりした体で強力なあごを持っている。
    • English: A carnivore resembling Tyrannosaurus, with a powerful build and strong jaws.
    • Taiwanese: 貌似暴龍的肉食恐龍,有著強壯的身體和強力的顎。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A carnivore resembling the Tyrannosaurus, with a strong build and powerful jaws.
  • It is the second Silver rarity Fire Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Torvosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Alioramus, and Yangchuanosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Fire Egg card.
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Alioramus, and Albertosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Hot Tyrants Family card.
  • Daspletosaurus being a purple tyrannosaur and being portrayed as enjoying dancing in Dance Evolution is likely a reference to Barney the Dinosaur.
  • He is one of the dinosaurs that was defeated by the Alpha Gang but claimed by the D-Team. The other ones were Ceratosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Megaraptor, Anchiceratops, Torosaurus, Saurolophus, Deltadromeus, Iguanodon, Fukuisaurus, Jobaria, and the second Carcharodontosaurus.
  • When Earthquake defeats Daspletosaurus, you see his Dinosaur Card, but not his Move Card. Even when Chomp gives Max his card, the Fire Bomb card cannot be seen.
  • Despite being a Fire Dinosaur, he shares its anime roar with Ampelosaurus (Water) and Stegosaurus (Earth). This may have been a deliberate choice by the authors to emphasize Daspletosaurus' more peaceful personality compared to the other Fire Dinosaurs who appeared in the anime.
  • He and Euoplocephalus are the two dinosaurs to participate in the battle against the Black T. rex and have their fates unknown as it's never shown on-screen if they were defeated like their fellow dinosaurs (Maiasaura, Megaraptor and Ceratosaurus) or survived and won (every other dinosaur who battled against the Black T. rex). It's quite possible he was defeated when his Fire Bomb failed to defeat Black T. rex and was flung off or an off-screen Fire Scorcher defeated him.
  • Along with Terry, the Black T. rex, and Gigas, it is the only tyrannosaurid to appear in the anime.
    • Additionally, it is the only tyrannosaurid that appears in the anime that isn't a Tyrannosaurus variation.
  • The depiction of the chibi Daspletosaurus in Carnival of Chaos as a purple-colored Terry is probably accurate, as since Daspletosaurus is a tyrannosaurid, it is assumed that it chibi form would have a very close resemblance to Terry's. However, this may not true for the Carcharodontosaurus as it belongs to a different family of dinosaurs.
  • Daspletosaurus is the only species of Fire Dinosaur in the anime that was never defeated by the D-Team (or at least efforts including them, like the Black T. rex and Gigas), because he became friends with them instead, and since he was not captured by the Alpha Gang, he was never forced to fight against the D-Team later, like with Alpha Acrocanthosaurus and Saurophaganax. Only the second Carcharodontosaurus had no D-Team involvement in its defeat, though the first one did.



p · e · t Fire Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Terry · Carcharodontosaurus · Acrocanthosaurus · Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Daspletosaurus · Saurophaganax · Mapusaurus · Tyrannosaurus/Black
Season 2: Terry · Torvosaurus · Torvosaurus/Armor · Yangchuanosaurus · Yangchuanosaurus/Armor · Terry/Armor · Mapusaurus · Mapusaurus/Armor · Carcharodontosaurus · Carcharodontosaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus · Rajasaurus/Armor · Gigas/Armor
p · e · t Fire Dinosaurs
Normal: Abelisaurus · Acrocanthosaurus · Albertosaurus · Alioramus · Carcharodontosaurus · Daspletosaurus · Eocarcharia · Giganotosaurus · Gorgosaurus · Mapusaurus · Metriacanthosaurus · Rajasaurus · Saurophaganax · Siamotyrannus · Tarbosaurus · Torvosaurus · Tyrannosaurus · Yangchuanosaurus
Altered/Armored: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Alioramus/Super · Carcharodontosaurus/Armor · Daspletosaurus/Super · Eocarcharia/Armor · Eocarcharia/Super · Giganotosaurus/Alpha · Gigas · Gigas/Armor · Gorgosaurus/Alpha · Mapusaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus/Alpha · Rajasaurus/Armor · Rajasaurus/Super · Tarbosaurus/Super · Terry/Armor · Terry/Super · Torvosaurus/Armor · Torvosaurus/Super · Tyrannosaurus/Armor · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Tyrannosaurus/Super · Yangchuanosaurus/Armor
Main: Terry · Gigas

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