Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Dilophosaurus' placement has long been under debate, with some finding it as a coelophysoid and others as more advanced and close to tetanurans.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Dilophosaurus

  • Name: Dilophosaurus wetherilli
  • Name Meaning: Double-Crested Lizard
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 7 meters (23 feet)
  • Time Period: Early Jurassic (184-183 MYA)
  • Classification: Neotheropoda --> Dilophosauridae
  • Place Found: Arizona, USA
  • Describer: Welles, 1954

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Dilophosaurus card

Dilophosaurus arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 3rd Edition)

  • Attribute: Wind
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 1000
  • Technique: 1000
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 580
    • Rock/Paper: 435
  • Types:
    • Defense Type (Japanese 2006 series; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Counter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Revival Type (Fossil card) (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Blitz Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Tie Recovery Type (Japanese Kakushin series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 冠番長
    • English: The Crowned Hooligan
    • Taiwanese: 頭冠老大
  • Altered Form: Alpha Dilophosaurus
  • Other: In the DS Game, a Dilophosaurus was turned into Alpha Dilophosaurus by Dr. Z and given to Laura.


DS Stats[]

Dilophosaurus Euro Plain A

Dilophosaurus DS battle intro

  • Elemental Attribute: Wind
  • Critical Move: Scissors
  • Rarity: 1 star
  • Battle Type: Defense Type (Asian), Counterstrike Type (Mystery & N. American)
  • Fossil/Move Set: Asian Fossil (Defense Type, LV28 Wind Crusher), Mystery & N. American Fossil (Counterstrike Type, North American Normal Moves, LV28 Cyclone)
  • Users:
    • random Purple Alpha Droids (North Euro Plain, Europe)
      • LV2, Defense (before bridge): Tail, Ram, Throw
      • LV3, LV5; Defense (after bridge): Tail, Ram, Throw
    • random Purple Alpha Droids (North Mine, Europe)
      • LV2, Defense: Tail, Ram, Throw
    • random Green Alpha Droids (North Dig Site, Europe)
      • LV6, Defense: Tail, Ram, Throw
    • 1 static Purple (out)/Green (in) frill-head Alpha Droid (Darkwood Forest, Asia)
      • LV18, Defense: Last-Ditch Strike, Attack Burst, Revenge Frill
    • 1 static Red frill-head Alpha Droid (Wanderwood Forest, Asia)
      • LV20, Defense: Ambush, Heavy Kamikaze Tackle, Move Super Block
  • Encyclopedia number: D67
  • Altered Form: Alpha Dilophosaurus
  • Special Acquisition: For its Mystery Fossil, trade a Nilssonia Fossil to the chronically-leaving dad in East Dust Hills while his Kalimba Park son's side quest involving him isn't active; it is repeatable.
  • Other: It is found in Asia despite being a North American dinosaur due to a former Asian species (D. sinensis) since relocated to Sinosaurus. Oddly, its Counterstrike variant is available by Mystery Fossil shortly before it also becomes available by regular Fossil in the next location.

TCG Stats[]


Dilophosaurus TCG card

Dilophosaurus TCG card

[Team Up: +300] You can play this card as a Move that gives +300 Power.

Hunting Dilophosaurus[]

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Hunting Dilophosaurus TCG card (French)

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1000
  • Level: 1
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKTA-042/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: 07 2nd/S2 2nd/New 2nd arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Ultimate Strike] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, if your opponent has no Dinosaurs in play, they must discard 1 card.

Fox Hunter Dilophosaurus[]


Fox Hunter Dilophosaurus variant TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1000
  • Level: 1
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: JCL-042/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: cropped DS game promo art
  • Abilities:
[Super Team Up: +200] {translation uncertain} You can play this card as a Move that gives +200 Power. {Dinosaurs that use this card instead of a Move gain the ability [Knockout Strike] until the end of the battle.}


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 頭にふたつのとさかを持つ肉食恐竜だ。とても古い時代の恐竜だ。
    • English: A double-crested carnivore from the early stage of the age of the dinosaurs.
    • Taiwanese: 在頭上有著兩個頭冠的肉食恐龍,是很古時候的恐龍。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A carnivore with two crests on its head. This dinosaur is from a very early period.
  • It was the third dinosaur available as a Fossil Card.
  • Along with Carnotaurus, Utahraptor, Ceratosaurus, Allosaurus, Neovenator, Monolophosaurus, Megaraptor, Deltadromeus, Eustreptospondylus, and Sinraptor, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Wind Egg card.
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Edmontonia, Corythosaurus, and Camarasaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale North American Egg card.
  • A chibi version of Dilophosaurus was set to appear in the Dainason on the Kyoryu-King official site, but the site was closed before the character, along with other chibis, could make an appearance. However, it does appear on a Dainason brochure.
  • Because of its appearance in the Jurassic Park movies, Dilophosaurus is often imagined to have an expandable frill around its neck and to be able to spit venom, even though this is not true. In Dinosaur King it is correctly shown without these features.



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