Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Fukuisaurus

  • Name: Fukuisaurus tetoriensis
  • Name Meaning: Lizard from Fukui
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 4.5-4.8 meters (15-16 feet)
  • Time Period: Early Cretaceous (125-115 MYA)
  • Classification: Iguanodontia --> Hadrosauroidea; former "Iguanodontidae" member
  • Place Found: Japan
  • Describer: Kobayashi and Azuma, 2003

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Fukuisaurus card

Fukuisaurus arcade card (Taiwanese 2008 Limited Edition)

  • Attribute: Grass
  • Sign: Rock
  • Strength: 1200
  • Technique: 900
    • Compatibility: Tab 5
  • Attack:
    • Rock (Critical): 540
    • Scissors/Paper: 480
  • Types:
    • Defense Type (Japanese 2006 series & 2008 EX card; English 2008 Special Edition; Taiwanese 2008 Limited Edition)
    • Crisis Type (Japanese 2007 promo card; Taiwanese New 5th Edition)
    • Revival Type (Dr. Dino's)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 新種発見 (The Discovery of the New Species)
    • Taiwanese: 新種發現


In the Japanese arcade, Fukuisaurus was first available as an exclusive card in 2006.

Anime Stats[]

Fukuisaurus card 1

Fukuisaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Emerald Garden
Fukuisaurus gathered energy leaves into a green ball in front of its mouth, then shot it at its opponent, where it sprang up into a garden that drained their energy away and gave it to Fukuisaurus!

DS Stats[]

Fukuisaurus Base

Fukuisaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]


Fukuisaurus TCG Card

Fukuisaurus TCG card

[Nature Link] When this Dinosaur loses a battle, you can Dino Slash a Dinosaur from your hand.

Guardian Fukuisaurus[]

Fukuisaurus-Guardian TCG Card 1-Gold

Guardian Fukuisaurus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKTB-034/100, DKTB-099/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 44 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[First Aid] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you gain 1 Life Point.
[Protector] When your opponent attacks, they must attack a [Protector] Dinosaur.

Wary Fukuisaurus[]

Fukuisaurus-Suspicious TCG Card (French)

Wary Fukuisaurus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKTA-034/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: 08 Special/08 Limited arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Root Stomp] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put the top 2 cards of your opponent's deck into their discard pile.
[Protector] When your opponent attacks, they must attack a [Protector] Dinosaur.


Dinosaur King[]

Fukuisaurus' card and Move Card were activated in Kyoto by falling onto a patch of grass in A Kyoto Caper after its Card Capsule fell off a load of rocks and fossils shipped from a site in Fukui. It was the last new dinosaur of the collection to appear (save the "forgotten" Megalosaurus). Attracted to shiny objects, it stole things from people and places in Kyoto, including Shino's hairpin, taking them to its hideout in the Golden Pavilion. It was a very fast dinosaur, making it difficult to catch. When Ursula dressed herself as a geisha, it went after a shiny object in her headdress, chasing it when Dr. Owen tossed it away, confirming suspicions of what it was after. Then Zander summoned Spiny to battle it, chasing and trapping it in a hole by smashing the floorboards of a walkway. Fortunately Ace saved it, knocking Spiny away, Fukuisaurus escaping underneath the walkway. Once down, Ed summoned Tank to battle it. She used her signature swinging tail attack, but Fukuisaurus jumped over it and flipped Tank onto her back. She used Tail Smash to get right-side up and attack, but Fukuisaurus used Emerald Garden and defeated her.

It then retreated to the Golden Pavilion where Max tried to get Shino's hairpin back as it slept. Unfortunately, Spiny appeared, but Fukuisaurus knocked him away, using Emerald Garden to defeat him as well. Because of this, Shino let it have her hairpin as a reward for saving her. Unfortunately, Rod summoned Terry, using Volcano Burst against it. Fukuisaurus tried to counter with Emerald Garden, but tossed the hairpin back to Shino first, making it too late to react and be defeated. Shino claimed the cards and gave them to the D-Team.

Later in Dinosaur War!, Zoe summoned it to fight against the Black T. rex, using Emerald Garden as part of the Super Fusion Move that defeated it after three hits.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Another Fukuisaurus (or possibly the same one) is seen in the finale being ridden by Rod and Laura in the Backlander's Mesozoic forest projection after (if it was new) being rescued from the Space Pirate Ship by Dr. Z to be part of his Dinosaur Kingdom.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Original: 日本ではっくつされた新しい草食恐竜だ。日本にもたしかに恐竜はいたのだ!
    • Translation: A new herbivore discovered in Japan. Indeed there were dinosaurs in Japan too!
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: TBD
  • Its card was the third exclusive card in the Japanese arcade and was the third exclusive card in 2006.
    • It could initially be acquired in 2006 by exchanging a number of ordinary cards, as could Centrosaurus and Fukuiraptor.
  • Fukuisaurus' arcade card was also the third exclusive dinosaur in 2007, a promo card distributed from the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
  • Along with Tarbosaurus, Tuojiangosaurus, Prosaurolophus, Chasmosaurus, and Fukuiraptor, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Dr. Dinosaur's Dinosaur Card.
  • Its DS model appears to be rendered with its mouth stuck open slightly by default, opening wider but never fully closing, giving it a slightly awkward appearance. This is not the only mouth error among DS models.
  • It is claimed that Fukuisaurus's attraction to shiny objects is because birds are attracted to shiny objects and dinosaurs are related to birds, but Fukuisaurus was an iguanodontian ornithischian, on the far end of the complete opposite fundamental branch of dinosaurs than that birds evolved from. If a connection to birds was the reason why it liked shiny objects, then all dinosaurs in the series should have been likewise entranced by them.
  • Fukuisaurus is the only Grass Dinosaur that in Season 1 used a Grass Move Card that directly damages the opponent instead of summoning another dinosaur. (Maiasaura used an offensive Normal Move, Altirhinus used a Grass Move that summoned a dinosaur, Paris did both and healed allies, and the other Grass Dinosaurs didn't have Moves at all.)
  • It is one of the dinosaurs that was defeated by the Alpha Gang but claimed by the D-Team. The other ones were Ceratosaurus (twice), Daspletosaurus, Euoplocephalus, the first Megaraptor, the first Anchiceratops, Torosaurus, both Saurolophus, Deltadromeus, Iguanodon, Jobaria, and the second Carcharodontosaurus.




Dinosaur King Arcade Game 恐竜キング - Fukuiraptor X Fukuisaurus VS the Alpha Fortress Full Hard


p · e · t Grass Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Paris · Maiasaura · Pteranodon · Altirhinus · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Saurolophus · Iguanodon · Fukuisaurus
Season 2: Paris · Pteranodon · Paris/Armor · Shantungosaurus · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Tupuxuara · Lanzhousaurus · Lanzhousaurus/Armor
p · e · t Grass Dinosaurs
Normal: Altirhinus · Anatotitan · Brachylophosaurus · Camptosaurus · Charonosaurus · Corythosaurus · Edmontosaurus · Fukuisaurus · Iguanodon · Lambeosaurus/lambei · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus · Lanzhousaurus · Leaellynasaura · Maiasaura · Muttaburrasaurus · Olorotitan · Ouranosaurus · Parasaurolophus · Prosaurolophus · Saurolophus · Shantungosaurus · Tsintaosaurus
Move Card: Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara
Altered/Armored: Altirhinus/Super · Corythosaurus/Super · Iguanodon/Alpha · Iguanodon/Armor · Lambeosaurus/Alpha · Lanzhousaurus/Armor · Muttaburrasaurus/Super · Ouranosaurus/Alpha · Parasaurolophus/Armor · Parasaurolophus/Super · Paris/Armor · Paris/Super · Saurolophus/Black · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Alpha
Main: Paris
Others: Tsintaosaurus/Animated ("Tsintao")