Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Diceratops is now officially named "Nedoceratops" (sometimes unofficially "Diceratus"), but it may instead be a species of Triceratops (or the only known skull may belong to a Triceratops individual with a bone growth defect that made it lose its nose horn). The genus name "Diceratops" was preoccupied by a type of hymenopteran insect.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Diceratops

  • Name: Diceratops hatcheri
  • Name Meaning: Two-Horned Face
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 8-9 meters (26-30 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (67-66 MYA)
  • Classification: Ceratopsidae --> Chasmosaurinae --> Triceratopsini
  • Place Found: Wyoming, USA
  • Describer: Hatcher, 1905

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Diceratops card

Diceratops arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)


It was only available in the Japanese version.

Anime Stats[]

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Diceratops anime card

TCG Stats[]


Diceratops TCG Card

Diceratops TCG card

[Super Bolt] When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, you can choose 1 of your opponent's Dinosaurs. It loses all abilities until the end of the turn.

Mighty Diceratops[]

Mighty Diceratops

Mighty Diceratops TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKAA-018/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: cropped Geki 2nd(+) arcade card
  • Flavor Text:
Little is known about this two-horned herbivore. It lived in what's now Wyoming during the late Cretaceous period.

Squall Line Diceratops[]

Diceratops-Squall Line TCG Card

Squall Line Diceratops TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1400
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKBD-019/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: cropped Geki 3rd arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Black Dino Battery] If you send this Dinosaur to your discard pile to Dino Slash a [Black Dinosaur], this Dinosaur counts as 2 Dinosaurs.

Enraged Diceratops[]

Diceratops-Enraged TCG Card (German)

Enraged Diceratops TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKDS-019/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 56 anime scene
  • Flavor Text:
Flowering plants were limited in the Diceratops's time, so it probably ate plants similar to today's ferns and pine trees. Its sharp beak was useful for breaking off tough plants like these.

Caribbean Diceratops[]


Caribbean Diceratops TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1300
  • Level: 3
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: JCL-019/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: Ep. 56 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Static Shock] {translation uncertain} {When a player uses a Move card, that player must discard 1 card.}


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Diceratops was first summoned in Dinosaurs of the Caribbean by Gabbro in his Spectral Armor form to back up Edmontonia in fighting against Ace, but then Terry showed up in his DinoTector form. The four battled, but after Edmontonia was defeated and reclaimed by the Alpha Gang, Ace knocked Diceratops to the ground, where it accidentally stepped on the map that chibi Chomp was holding, who tears it in half. Diceratops was then recalled and the second half of the map was snatched by Gabbro.

In the next episode, Diceratops was summoned to chase away a "sea monster" in front of Blackbeard's pirate ship (his weight nearly tipping it over until he jumped into the water), but it turned out to just be a rock, and he was recalled again. He was later summoned to fight against Paris on the beach in his Spectral Armor form, but she used her DinoTector form and, after an evenly-matched physical battle, Paris eventually defeated him with Ultimate Leaf, destroying his Spectral Armor and letting Zoe reclaim his card.

Character Design[]


Not much is known about the personality of Diceratops, since he was under Gabbro's control when he fought the D-Team and Alpha Gang. He is a good fighter, but only seems to be evenly matched with Paris for brute strength, who, while solidly strong, is far from the most powerful main dinosaur. Despite being controlled to be hostile against them, Zoe still vowed to protect it after collecting its card.


  • Diceratops was one of the Space Pirates' few non-main dinosaurs to appear in multiple episodes (the individual, not merely the species), the others being Torvosaurus and Shear's Deinonychus, and it joins the Deinonychus in actually fighting in both its appearances.
  • When Diceratops is recalled the first time, he glows the yellow of a Lightning Dinosaur instead of the purple of a Spectral Armor Dinosaur, which typically takes priority when present, though his card is glowing purple when it reaches Gabbro's hand.
  • He is the only new dinosaur of the Space Pirates' that didn't use a Move Card (Carcharodontosaurus, Pentaceratops, and Anchiceratops, also without Moves, had already appeared in Season 1).
  • He is the only Lightning Dinosaur of the Space Pirates which was neither defeated by Chomp, nor even fought against him at all. In fact, Diceratops, along with Torosaurus, are the only ceratopsid species in the anime that did not fight against Chomp (the second Anchiceratops counts for both), although unlike Torosaurus, Diceratops still fought against the D-Team.
  • Although playable in the Japanese-only versions of the arcade game, there is an unused model of Diceratops in the programming of the later English version of the arcade game though is unplayable by not being attached to an ID, likely meaning it wouldn't respond to a Japanese card's barcode.




Dinosaur King 古代王者恐竜キング- Wake up! New Power!!- Diceratops (Alpha Gang (normal))

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