Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Alpha Bets It All is the 11th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


A Suchomimus card activates in Monaco, and it begins eating up all of the local fishermen's fish. Speaking of eating, back at Max's house, Chomp and Ace are eating more dog food than the Taylors have, when Max's Dino Holder goes off.

Already in Monaco, the Alpha Gang have already encountered a problem. Ursula has spent all their money, and sold their plane tickets home, tried unsuccessfully to sell their Alpha Scanner, and then sold all of Zander and Ed's clothes short of their underwear — all for a (potentially fake) pair of royal sunglasses! However, they are already in position for catching the dinosaur.

When the D-Team teleports in, they encounter a group of fisherman running to fight, and later retreating from, the monster (dinosaur) that has been eating their entire catch. Unfortunately, their dinos remind the main fisherman of the sea monster (especially when Ace starts eating some of their fish), so he locks the D-Team in a boat and keeps their Dino Holders.

Fortunately for the D-Team, after they see the Suchomimus running by, Dr. Taylor calls in on Max's Dino Holder and convinces the fishermen to let the kids show them what they can do. Summoning Chomp out full-size proves their point. The fishermen agree to let one of the kids go after the dinosaur, and Ace's speed means he's the only one who could keep up with the swift Suchomimus.

Meanwhile at the world famous Monaco aquarium, the Alpha Gang are looking for the dinosaur. They find Suchomimus swimming through the warehouse-sized tank and eating the fish, before it smashes the glass and escapes, flooding the place.

The fisherman is driving Rex and Ace around Monaco in a truck full of the last of their catch, trying to draw the Suchomimus out. It works, the dinosaur appearing right in front of them! It starts chasing them, so Ace is summoned, following Suchomimus. Seeing this, Zander summons Spiny, who joins the chase. Spiny starts tiring first, so he takes a shortcut hopping over rooftops, cutting off the truck and making it flip over. Ace fights and defeats Spiny, but Suchomimus attacks him next. Luckily, he has just enough energy left to defeat it, too.

With the "sea monster" gone, the fisherman can return to fishing, and they release the D-Team.

Too bad for the Alpha Gang, Dr. Z is refusing to pay for their plane tickets home because of their failure. So, they set up a beach front grill to raise money, but Ed accidentally throws a hot corn cob into Ursula's ear!


Zander/Spiny vs. Rex/Ace[]

After taking his rooftop shortcut, Spiny flips over the truck and goes after Suchomimus, but Ace hits him away. Spiny lunges at Ace, but Ace hits him in the face with his tail, knocking him over. Ace runs up and bites Spiny's neck, swinging him around and throwing him into the water, defeating him.

Rex/Ace win

Rex/Ace vs. Suchomimus[]

Immediately after the previous battle, and without warning, Suchomimus attacks Ace, knocking him a short distance away. Suchomimus charges the now-exhausted Ace, who swing his tail, but Suchomimus jumps up and kicks Ace away.

Suchomimus runs up and bites Ace's neck. Rex is worried Ace used all his energy in the race and is now too tired to fight, but Ace kicks Suchomimus off him. Encouraged, Rex activates Cyclone, and Ace uses it to defeat Suchomimus.

Rex/Ace win


(Dr. Taylor is calling in on Max's Dino Holder, but the fisherman answers)
-Dr. Taylor: "Hey Max, have you located the dinosaur yet?"
-Fisherman: "I'm not Max, and who are you?"
-Dr. Taylor: "Who am I? I'll tell you who I am! The question is, eh, who are you, that's…who?"
-Fisherman: "That made absolutely no sense at all. You wanna try that again?"
-Dr. Taylor: "Yes I would, thank you! I'm the renowned Dr. Spike Taylor of the D-Lab."
-Fisherman: "Never heard'a ya."

(Rex has managed to capture the Suchomimus)
-Max: "Great job, Rex. I knew that you and Ace would be able to catch that dinosaur for us."
-Zoe: "Really, Max? That's not how I remember it."
-Max: "Uh…"
-Zoe: "Right after they left, wasn't it you who kept saying that Ace would just end up eating all of the bait fish himself?"
-Max: "Can't you just back me up when I exaggerate?!"


Alpha Bets It All/Transcript

New Cards[]


  • The episode's English name is a pun of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet - Alpha and Beta - and indeed on the very word "alphabet".
  • If Suchomimus really was really fast, then it should be faster then a car (or truck, rather).
  • The "Dinosaur Grand Prix" is a pun on the Monaco Grand Prix, which is a traditional car race held in Monaco.
  • The main fisherman the D-Team encounters has the same voice actor as Gabbro.
  • Why would an aquarium in Monaco have a polar bear model? (Polar bears are sometimes featured by aquariums, though the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco doesn't.)
  • There is no logical evidence that Carnotaurus was a fish-eating dinosaur, but there are fossil records of close relatives of Ace's abelisaurid family, like Masiakasaurus, having likely been piscivorous.
  • Since Spiny is a Water Dinosaur, it is unknown why his card was not reactivated when it floated in the water after he was defeat by Ace. It is possible that this was due to exhaustion, but in his debut episode, Ursula summoned Spiny a few minutes after he was defeated by Terry, though Stones may have more power to force activation.
  • That Ace is a fast runner is actually correct, because scientific studies suggest that Carnotaurus was one of the fastest large theropods given its unique tail musculature. Neatly, the most definitive studies were released after Dinosaur King ended.
    • They additionally suggest that tight turns would be difficult, Ace also showing this by skidding around the downhill curve in the road.
  • This is one of the few episodes in which 4Kids didn't erase Japanese text. Ed's fan didn't have any kanji erased. Unlike the previous episode, the kanji is present in all versions of the dub.

Dub Edits[]

  • Episode11CrotchPunchOriginal

    Max punches the fisherman in the Japanese version.


    Max punches the fisherman in the dub.

    In the Japanese version, Max accidentally punches the fisherman in the crotch. The dub changed this to him punching his stomach.
    • In addition, the fisherman's hands were redrawn to look like he is clutching his stomach.
  • A sign that says "Please Don't Touch!" was replaced with a general prohibition sign in the dub.
    • This edit didn't occur in the initial airing.
  • "TARGET LOST" was erased in the dub.
    • This edit wasn't present in the initial airing.
  • Ursula's bra was edited to cover more of her cleavage, along with other cleavage lines being erased in the dub.
  • Episode11UrsulaCornOriginal

    Where the corn landed in the Japanese version.


    Where the corn landed in the dub.

    In the Japanese version, the hot corn cob landed between Ursula's cleavage. In the dub, it landed on her left ear instead.
    • Ursula's face in that shot was also slightly redrawn in the dub.
    • The smoke from the corn cob was also reduced.



Alpha Bets It All

Dinosaur King episode 11


p · e · t Dinosaur King episodes
Season One:
(Dinosaur King)
Prehistory in the Making · Battle at the Pyramids · Tanks a LOT! · Bungle in the Jungle · Rubble Trouble · Don't Mess With Maiasaura · A Game Show Showdown · Maui Owie! · Dino Snore! · Downtown Runaround · Alpha Bets It All · Alpha's Zeta Point · Escape from Zeta Point · Child's Play · Volcanic Panic · All Fired Up! · Field Of Screams · Dance Evolution · The Big Apple Grapple · Tee'd Off · No Free Lunch · Just Plane Crazy · A Loch Ness Mess · Fashion Victims · A Miner Disaster · Double or Nothing · Carnival of Chaos · Daddy Dearest · Rhino or Dino? · Dinosaur Amour! · Temple Tempest · Falls Alarm! · Battle Royale! · Ninja Nightmare! · Ruff and Ready · Metal Imbalance · Dueling Dinos · Mythical Mix Up · Beast Or Famine · A Mesozoic Mess · Lights, Camera, Destruction! · Planes, Trains and Dinosaurs · Vaccination Vacation · A Kyoto Caper · Santa Saurus! · Full Scheme Ahead · Tricks of the Traitor · One Final Move! · Dinosaur War!
Season Two:
(Mesozoic Meltdown)
Alien Parent Trap · Ancient Roman Holiday · Desperately Seeking Spartacus · Coliseum Clash · There's No Place Like Rome · Dinosaurs of the Caribbean · X-treme Map Quest · High Sea Chase · Amazing Treasure Race! · Four Part Harmony · Elements of Surprise · Monk in the Middle · The Third Cosmos Stone · Two Shoguns are Better than One · The No-Fun Shogun · Dinosaurs, Ninjas and Bears! Oh My! · There's No Business Like Shogun Business · The 39 Thieves · Desert Heat · Princess of the City · Malice in the Palace · The French Conniption · The Wee Musketeers · All for One · The Haunted Hunt · Bad Deal · The Forestfire Effect · The Search for the Last Cosmos Stone · Clash for the Cosmos Stones · Fate of the Cosmos