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
  • Classification: Tyrannosauroidea --> Tyrannosauridae --> Tyrannosaurinae
  • Place Found: Alberta, Canada; Montana, USA
  • Describer: Sternberg, 1921

Dinosaur King Statistics

Arcade Stats

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, Asian Super Moves)
    • Locations: East Gobi Plain (Mystery); South Euro Plain (Stone Circle)
  • Users:
    • 2 static Red Super Alpha Droids (Headquarters, Antarctica)
    • Zander (2) (Headquarters, Antarctica)
    • random Red Super Alpha Droids (Secret Base, North America)
  • Encyclopedia number: D09
  • Other: It is one of the Mystery Fossil Dinosaurs which learns Normal and Super Moves from different continents, due to being available on a different continent than it is 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 post-game.

TCG Stats

Daspletosaurus (DKPM)

Daspletosaurus TCG card (DKPM; obscured by Zoe Drake figure)

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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 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

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.




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