Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Vaccination Vacation is the 43rd episode of Dinosaur King, in Series 1.


Chomp and Ace have come down with a cold from being in Siberia and are too afraid of getting a shot from Dr. Drake's gargantuan needle to be treated. At Zeta Point, the same thing has happened to Terry, Spiny, and Tank; Helga is recruited to cure them, but she's still acting "off" and gives her scalding cure to the Alpha Trio and Dr. Z instead, running out before she can cure the dinos. Dr. Z tells the trio to get a real dinosaur doctor, leading them to find Dr. Drake online, with Seth deciding to help them out by testing the island's teleporter powered by an Alpha Scanner. As Mrs. Drake takes a dog, ostrich, and pig for a walk, the entire Drakes' house/vet clinic is scooped up by a square column of light!

Paris wakes Zoe up to discover their house is now on Zeta Point's beach as a line of Alpha Droids bust in and lead Dr. Drake and Reese outside. Dr. Drake happily agrees to cure the Alpha Gang's sick dinosaurs, as he'll finally get to use his mega-needle. As Zander catches Reese signaling to Zoe still inside, he removes her glasses and recognizes her from that time in Mexico. Meanwhile, the deactivated android arrives at the D-Lab by mail from Russia, but Mrs. Drake calls to tell them about the disappearing house; Zoe's Dino Holder signal is also being blocked.

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Spiny watching Ursula run away after an accidental shot, while Helga grabs Ed, thinking he needs a shot.

While Helga catches Tank for Dr. Drake to cure, Zander reprises his love song for Reese, but she exploits his infatuation to get shown to the teleporter. Going back to the house to change out of her pajamas, she tells Zoe her plan to knock out the communication jamming device while on the "tour". After accidentally jabbing Ursula in her butt, Dr. Drake injects a distracted Spiny. Reese manages to deactivate the jamming device, and Zoe calls Max and Rex. She leaves the house past Rod and Laura, meeting Ursula and Ed and summoning Paris when they insult her dad. She fights Tank, but the dinosaur signals reach the others and they teleport in. Chomp and Ace are still sick, though, and get beat up until Paris cures them with Nature's Blessing and the tides turn; Dr. Drake even helps by injecting Tank with a tranquilizer.

Reese leads Zoe to the teleporter, having determined a Dino Holder can power it, and sets it to teleport the house back into place in 3 minutes. They drag their father back to the house, but he spots Terry and races off to cure his last patient, succeeding with mere seconds to make it back. After tripping, he tries to be dramatic and tells them to leave him behind, but Chomp rams him back into running, Zander taking one last chance to give Reese a flower. The teleporter returns the house, Dr. Drake, and Reese to their proper location, leaving the D-Team to teleport back on their own. Seth is impressed by the teleporter's results and plans his next move.

As the D-Team, Reese, and Dr. Taylor ponder the Alpha Gang's new technology, Paris eats the flower Zander gave Reese. Meanwhile, Zander sadly reprises his love song on the Zeta Point beach at sunset.


D-Team vs. Alpha Gang[]

Zoe summons Paris after Ursula and Ed call her dad a quack, but Ursula summons Tank, who rams Paris into the water. Max and Rex teleport in, but Ed summons Spiny. Chomp is summoned, but seems out of it, and Spiny knocks him away. Ace is then summoned but, equally sick, is swatted away, too. However, Zoe produces Nature's Blessing and has Paris heal and cure Chomp and Ace.

Zoe and Paris leave the battle to help Reese as Chomp and Ace tackle Tank and Spiny. As Chomp and Tank are in a shoving match, Dr. Drake arrives and throws his mega-needle, injecting Tank with a powerful tranquilizer and knocking her out. Ace defeats Spiny with Ninja Attack and Chomp defeats the sleeping Tank with Lightning Strike.

D-Team wins


-Dr. Z: "Aww, do my poor dinosaurs have the sniffles and sneezes? Don't worry, Helga's on her way here now with a cure."
-Ursula: "Oh no, not a Helga cure!"
(Helga comes in the room carrying a pot of ultra-hot and spicy soup)
-Helga: "Yes, that's right! Und no germ can withstand my sauerkraut und chili broth!"
-Dr. Z: "That sounds fantastic! Make sure you leave enough for us!"
-Ed: (whispering to Ursula) "I don't want any, Ursula."
-Zander: (also whispering to Ursula) "Me neither. Ever since she came back from Chinatown, Helga's cooking's been more like atomic waste."
(Helga grabs Ursula)
-Helga: "You first!"
-Ursula: (stammers) "But I'm not even sick!"
-Helga: "After a few snorts of this you never vill be again. Now drink up!"
(Helga forces a spoon of it into Ursula's mouth)
-Ed: "Not too bad, right?"
(Ursula burps out flames, inciting terrified reactions; Helga makes Zander and Ed drink the soup, and they do the same)
-Dr. Z: "On…second thought, I think I'll pass, I'm feeling better now, thanks anyway… (stammers)"
(Helga makes Dr. Z drink the soup and burp out flames)
-Helga: "Oh dear, that was the last of it. I'll go make some more."
-Dr. Z: (with dinosaurs huddling in terror) "That stuff could peel paint off a battleship…"
-Zander: "We won't survive another dose of it."
-Alpha Trio: "Yes, Doctor!"


Vaccination Vacation/Transcript


  • This is the first episode since Carnival of Chaos not to feature or show off a new dinosaur or Move Card.
  • This is the only time in the anime where Zoe is seen with her hair down.
  • In a dub-only line, Zander attempts to justify being in the Alpha Gang to Reese as needing a job after his father kicked him out. We learn later this is far from the truth, and though it was likely written before the dubbing team had access to that later episode, it could be seen as him simply trying to tell a sympathetic lie when caught in the moment without revealing his likely sore past.
  • An animation error shows Zoe pulling out the Nature's Blessing card from a side pouch, even though a clip of her ejecting it from her Dino Holder is still played before she uses it.
  • This episode is the only time in the anime in which a Grass Move was successfully used against a Wind dinosaur, even though the dinosaur in question (Ace) was healed by the Move. It also expands Nature's Blessing's power to heal from energy exhaustion and physical injury to infectious illness as well.
  • The animation clip of Chomp ramming and tossing Tank was reused for Ace hitting Tank in Desert Heat.
  • It may have been excessive for Chomp to defeat Tank, as she was asleep from Dr. Drake's tranquilizer and no longer posed a threat.
  • This is the only season 1 episode past Metal Imbalance in which Rod and Laura do not play major roles.
  • Paris is the only main dinosaur who does not get sick in this episode, which is strange, as she was also in Russia like everyone else in the previous episode; though portrayed as luck, it may be implying that the only girl on the team was the only one being responsible with her health.
    • As Tank only appeared twice very briefly, it's likelier she got sick from Terry and Spiny rather than being in Russia herself, though the details are unaddressed.
    • Since Ampelosaurus was also activated in Russia, it is possible that he was also sick (though not addressed), especially considering that his card was active the longest off all the dinosaurs in the episode. If Ampelosaurus did have a cold too, he'd recovered on his own by the time of his next appearance.

Dub Edits[]

  • The sign for "Pet town" was replaced with a picture of a dog with paw pads on each side in the dub, like in previous episodes.
    • In the initial US airing of this episode, this edit wasn't present for most of the episode. Only the second shot had the sign edited like in other versions.
  • In the Japanese version, Helga was holding a yellow kettle that was steaming and fed it to Ursula. In the dub, this was changed to a black pot, and now Helga carries a spoon with her arm now being redrawn.
  • Scenes where Ed and Zander screaming, and Dr. Z being fed by Helga were cut, except for Dr. Z breathing fire.
  • The liquid from Ed's mouth was erased in the dub.
  • In the initial US airing of the dub, the text on the computer monitor was changed to illegible lines. In other versions, all text and lines were erased altogether.
  • In the initial US airing of the dub, the sign with Japanese text and "TATSUNO ANIMAL HOSPITAL" was replaced with a large "TATSUNO ANIMAL HOSPITAL". In other versions, the sign was blank.
  • The "POLICE" decals were erased in the dub.
    • This edit wasn't present in the initial US airing.



Vaccination Vacation

Dinosaur King episode 43


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