Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Futabasaurus

  • Name: Futabasaurus suzukii
  • Name Meaning: Futaba Lizard
  • Diet: Piscivore
  • Length: 6-7 meters (20-23 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (87-83 MYA)
  • Classification: Plesiosauria --> Plesiosauroidea --> Elasmosauridae
  • Place Found: Japan
  • Describer: Sato, Hagesawa, and Manabe, 2006

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Water Move Futaba Mega Cannon

Futaba Mega Cannon arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)

  • Attribute: Water
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: ご存知、双葉鈴木竜 (Futaba Suzuki Dragon)
    • English: The Plesiosaur of the Orient
    • Taiwanese: 東洋蛇頸龍
  • Assist Move:

Anime Stats[]

Futaba Super Cannon card

Futaba Super Cannon anime card

Assist Moves[]

Futaba Super Cannon
Futabasaurus shoots a blast of water at your enemy! This has proved itself to be one of the strongest Water Move Cards, easily defeating Ace, Tank, and Spiny with one hit each, and nearly defeating Chomp.

DS Stats[]

TCG Stats[]



Futabasaurus TCG card

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1600
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKBD-010/100, DKBD-093/100, DKP2-016/016
  • Card Rarity: Common (DKBD, DKP2), Colossal Rare (DKBD)
  • Image From: Ep. 27 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Super Bonus] When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins, draw a card.

Swamp Futabasaurus[]

Futabasaurus-Marshes TCG Card (French)

Swamp Futabasaurus TCG card (French)

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: SAS-011/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 25 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Spirited Bonus] During your turn, you can discard 1 card. If you do, draw 1 card. You can only use this ability once per turn.

Caribbean Futabasaurus[]


Caribbean Futabasaurus TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: JCL-010/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: Ep. 57 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Vengeance Charge] {translation uncertain} {If your opponent's Dinosaur wins the battle, you can draw 1 card.}

In Move Cards[]


Dinosaur King[]

Futabasaurus's Move Card was found in a Card Capsule by the Alpha Gang in A Miner Disaster, who summoned him to help Spiny attack the D-Team. He quickly defeated Ace, but was accidentally hit in the neck by Tank and disappeared into the puddle he'd generated when summoned. Zoe found by a nearby lake and had Paris heal him with Nature's Blessing; because of that, "Futaba" befriended her. When Zander recalled Spiny, however, he returned to his card and, too far away to fly back to the Alpha Gang, it fell to Zoe.

Later, Ursula got him back thanks to Tank bursting from a wall behind Zoe and making her drop his card. He was summoned again and hit Chomp down to critical health; however, he remembered Zoe's kindness after Nature's Blessing was used to heal Chomp, and he turned on the Alpha Gang, single-handedly defeating Tank and Spiny (and in the process, himself, as his Move Card was being used by Spiny).

Another Futabasaurus was used by the Alpha Gang in their dinosaur amusement park in Carnival of Chaos as a submarine ride. However, due to it not having eaten for so many days, its control device malfunctioned and it went berserk. Either its controller was knocked off by either pet-sized Chomp, Ace, or Paris, or its summoning dinosaur's device was removed, and it returned to a card, which was retrieved by Alpha Droids and never seen again. The Water Dinosaur using its Move Card was never specified, though it was likeliest Saltasaurus, as it was nearby and reverted at nearly the same moment as Futabasaurus.

Several wild Futabasaurus appear in Dinosaur War! when Seth's time travel attempt brings the Mesozoic Era into the present. They disappear when the time circuits gave out after the Black T. rex was defeated.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Futaba was summoned again in High Sea Chase to fight the 5 Ophthalmosaurus summoned from Foolscap's Ocean Panic, catching them in a water whip and throwing them away when they attacked Spiny. He then lead them underwater away from the fight, and later lured them back up and into the path of Spiny's Ultimate Water to defeat them.

Futaba is last seen in the finale, swimming in the ocean next to the broken Backlander alongside an Ophthalmosaurus and Deltadromeus.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: フタバスズキリュウの名前で有名な首長竜だが、2006年正式にこの学名がついた。
    • English: A dinosaur with a long neck. This scientific name was given to this dinosaur in 2006.
    • Taiwanese: 以雙葉鈴木龍的名稱著名的長頸龍。 2006年正式使用這個學名。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: TBD
  • It is the only non-dinosaur to have a true Dinosaur Card (though only in the TCG).
  • Futabasaurus appeared out of a pool of water that just appeared on the ground, but when he dived back into it after Tank's tail club hit his neck, he somehow reappeared in a lake a reasonable distance away.
  • Futabasaurus is one of only two Move Card Dinosaurs to be nicknamed by one of the characters in the anime, the other being Pawpawsaurus.
  • Though it was named after its discoverer (Suzuki) and the formation it was found in (Futaba), the Japanese term/word for "Futaba" can also mean "sprout", and the term/surname for "Suzuki" means "bell wood or bell tree", making its name literally mean "Bell Wood Sprout Lizard". The word "Suzuki" can also mean "perch".
  • In the anime, some of Futabasaurus' cries are Godzilla's calls (the version from the late 1960's through the early 1970's).
  • It is unknown why Futabasaurus was not used in the fight against the Black T. rex, but the reason could be that he needed to be in a body of water to be summoned, which is contradictory of what was seen in his debut episode. However, another reason could be that Max had his card at the time, and so he along with a number of other dinosaurs did not take part due to Max's absence from the battle.
  • For some reason, after Futabasaurus befriended Zoe and she called him "Futaba", when the Alpha Gang summoned Futabasaurus again they somehow knew Zoe's nickname for him, with Ursula saying, "Super Cannon, Futaba!". They could have merely come up with it on their own as well, or it was just a flubbed reading of the Move's name.
  • In Carnival of Chaos, the Futabasaurus reverted to its card at the same moment as the Saltasaurus standing next to its pool. This may suggest that Saltasaurus was the Water Dinosaur who was using its Move Card. Among the other candidates, Amargasaurus had reverted previously, and Suchomimus stayed longer; it could have still been Suchomimus, thought that would entail either Chomp or Paris (Ace feared water) swimming out to get its control chip separately, making it less likely.
  • Though the TCG Move Flash Flood appears to bear an anime scene from episode 25, no "As seen on ep. #" box is featured on the card, similar to some other Move and Special Dinosaur cards in the Base Set.



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