Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

All Fired Up! is the 16th episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


A fire-breathing Acrocanthosaurus is attacking the city! As a news chopper reports, two different dinosaurs — a Triceratops and a Parasaurolophus — try battling it, but to no avail.

Six hours earlier, at Zeta Point, and Dr. Z has just completed (with a small explosion) his new Super Alpha Controller, which he uses on the Alpha Gang's recently-acquired Acrocanthosaurus card. He says that the dinosaur is now "insanely powerful", and gives it to the Alpha trio so they can get back all of the cards the D-Team has, and lets their three main dinos stay on the island during the mission, convinced about this new dinosaur's impending victory.

Meanwhile, the D-Team and Dr. Taylor are on a camping trip, but Chomp knocks the tent over onto Ace, who runs accidentally runs into the ocean, and proves once and for all he doesn't like getting wet. The D-Team tries fishing, but Rex's fish flies off the hook and onto a cart, where Ace tries to go after it but, blocked by the handle, ends up pushing the cart to the camp and into the grill, knocking hot logs onto the tent, which burns down, ruining the Dino Holders inside.

Later, the Alpha Gang is heading for the D-Team's home town in a paddle-driven submarine, but Ursula accidentally tells the Alpha Droids to row too fast, and it crashes into the rocky cliff of a seashore.

Back at D-Lab, Reese starts work repairing the Dino Holders, saying it should only take an hour to fix all three. Because Max and Rex are arguing over which one of their Dino Holders should be repaired first, Reese starts work on Zoe's.

With night falling, the Alpha Gang arrives at their destination, and calls out their new Alpha Acrocanthosaurus. They quickly see that the Alpha Controller works effectively, and that the dinosaur really likes fire. As they head into town, Acrocanthosaurus sets trees and bushes on fire merely by walking by them. They take it along the coast road, with its feet turning the pavement molten wherever it steps, but soon run into a gas station. They try telling Acrocanthosaurus to stop, but the Alpha Controller malfunctions, and it strolls right up to the gas station, but then stops. At a "safe" distance, the Alpha Gang notice that nothing is happening, and congratulate themselves. Then the gas station explodes in a huge fireball.

The explosion attracts the D-Lab's attention, and Max heads down to investigate. He arrives and finds a pair of fire trucks unsuccessfully trying to hold back the fire-blasting Acrocanthosaurus. He runs into the Alpha Gang, but refuses to give back any of the cards. He relays the situation to D-Lab, and Zoe heads over with her repaired Dino Holder.

She tries to battle Acrocanthosaurus with Paris, but she is quickly defeated. Dr. Taylor shows up with not-so-fire-proof fire-proof suits, and gives Max his Dino Holder, but while Chomp is defeated by Acrocanthosaurus, too, he first helps drive the Alpha Gang into the water, causing both the Super Alpha Ball and the entire Super Alpha Controller on Zeta Point to explode, sending the dinosaur into even more of a rampage. Rex then arrives with only the Wind Stone instead of his entire Dino Holder, and finally manages to defeat Acrocanthosaurus before it reaches and destroys the town.

After this, Dr. Z angrily calls the Alpha Gang, furious that they lost the Acrocanthosaurus and destroyed his Super Alpha Controller. In a rage, he throws a wrench at the projected screen he's talking to them on, and it somehow cracks the screen of the Alpha Scanner in Ursula's hands, causing it to explode.


Zoe/Paris vs. Alpha Acrocanthosaurus[]

Zoe summons Paris to attack Alpha Acrocanthosaurus. She charges it from behind, but it blasts fire at her while turning around, so she jumps up over it. She tries to land on it, but her feet get burned on its neck, so she jumps off, crying out and landing hard on the ground.

She charges it again, but Acrocanthosaurus swings around and slams her with its tail, launching her away. Paris struggles to get back up, but trips, and Acrocanthosaurus blasts her with fire, defeating her.

Alpha Acrocanthosaurus wins

Max/Chomp vs. Alpha Acrocanthosaurus[]

Max summons Chomp to attack Alpha Acrocanthosaurus. He runs up and knocks Acrocanthosaurus to the ground, but it gets up and blasts him with fire. Then it jumps at Chomp, swinging and hitting him with its tail, then turning around to avoid a lunge, and blasts Chomp with fire again.

Acrocanthosaurus lunges at Chomp, who dodges it, then backs up to avoid the advancing Acrocanthosaurus—right into the Alpha Gang! Acrocanthosaurus unleashes a blast of fire, which Chomp dodges, allowing it to scorch the Alpha Gang, who jump into the water with their Alpha Scanner, causing the Alpha Controller to explode.

Now more out of control than before, Acrocanthosaurus leaps into the air, landing in front of Chomp, and blasts him with fire again before knocking his feet out from under him with its tail. Thoroughly exhausted, Chomp returns to his card, defeated.

Alpha Acrocanthosaurus wins

Rex/Ace vs. Alpha Acrocanthosaurus[]

Rex summons Ace to fight Alpha Acrocanthosaurus. He runs up, jumps to avoid a fire blast, and bites Acrocanthosaurus' neck—then quickly jumps off after getting his mouth burnt. Ace uses Cyclone, ramming the Acrocanthosaurus head-on, but all the wind only whips up the flames even more, and Acrocanthosaurus pushes him back and hits him with a blast of fire.

Having lost interest in such a weak opponent, Acrocanthosaurus turns and heads towards the D-Team's home town again. Realizing that only water can stop fire, Rex manages to convince Ace to jump into the ocean, where he activates Cyclone again. This time, Cyclone sucks up the ocean water, forming a powerful Hurricane attack, and Ace rams the spinning water spout into Acrocanthosaurus, drowning and finally defeating it.

Rex/Ace win


(Dr. Z is working on the Super Alpha Controller)
-Dr. Z: "It's almost completed! Just have to fuse this…and solder that…and weld whatever this is…"
-Ed: "I wonder what it is Dr. Z is inventing this time."
-Ursula: "Whatever it is, I'm sure there'll be a huge bang and a big cloud of smoke coming any minute now."
-Zander: "Well, maybe this one will be different; it could actually work."
(huge bang and big cloud of smoke)

(Zander is summoning Alpha Acrocanthosaurus)
-Zander: "Alpha Slash! Acrocanthosaurus, blaze!" (swipes card, dinosaur summoned)
(Ursula slaps Zander's shoulder)
-Ursula: "What?! You had to use 'blaze'?! Can't you try something original?"
-Zander: "Sorry, I guess I like the sound of it."


All Fired Up!/Transcript

New Cards[]


  • This is the first revision to the D-Team's Dino Holders. This added the ability to tell whether a dinosaur signal was from a new one or one already detected before (an effect only mentioned once or twice later).
  • Acrocanthosaurus' card is accidentally shown to already have the purple back of an Alpha Dinosaur card before the Super Alpha Controller is turned on.
  • The episode's English name is also a song title by Pat Benatar.
  • This is the only episode that shows a summoning sequence for a dinosaur that is not one of the main dinosaurs. However, Alpha Acrocanthosaurus was not seen as a chibi during the sequence, its regular form simply approaching the screen with no transformation.
  • Dr. Taylor's statement that Rex cannot fight a fire with Cyclone, since the wind would whip up the flames even more, is a direct indication of the Attributes, as Fire has an advantage over Wind.
  • This is one of if not the only episode to show an Alpha Scanner being destroyed when it explodes at the end and leaves nothing behind, seemingly ignoring the fact that they only work because they contain one of the Alpha Gang's Stones. In the Japanese airing, an earlier scene removed in the dub for cartoon violence had the Alpha Trio blasted by fire that causes their Alpha Scanner to char and crumble away, suggesting the exploding Scanner to be a second device, meaning two were actually destroyed with no heed to the Stones they were supposed to contain.
    • Perhaps, as it wasn't revealed until the finale arc, the Stones being in the Scanners hadn't been decided upon at the time this episode was scripted, or the lore was simply ignored to make the scenes a bit funnier.

Dub Edits[]

  • In the dub, a preview scene of what happens later in the episode was used as the cold opening.
  • Episode16TagDub

    The "SIX HOURS EARLIER..." tag in the initial airing of the dub.

    In the initial airing of the dub, a "SIX HOURS EARLIER..." tag was added. This edit wasn't present in later airings. Other episodes in Season 1, such as the Seismosaurus skeleton's display label in ep. 19 and Johnny Cook's note in ep. 39, also follow this pattern.
  • A scene where the Alpha Gang emerges from smoke was cut in the dub.
  • The text "LIVE" on the top right corner of the TV screen was erased in all shots in the dub.
    • None of these edit were present in the initial airing.
  • A scene where the Alpha Gang was hit by a blast of fire was cut in the dub.
    • The following scene where they jump into the sea to cool off actually had fire (and a mountain) added in behind them in the dub to replace the scene with a more urgent escape.



All Fired Up!

Dinosaur King episode 16


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