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Lightning Strike (Giga Raiden ギガライディーン in the Japanese arcade, "Raiden" being the name of a thunder god) is a Lightning Move Card.


Arcade Stats[]

Lightning Strike Card 6

Lightning Strike arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition+)

It is the first of three Attack Moves for Lightning.

  • Names (Japanese Kanji & Taiwanese): 激力雷電
  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Rock
  • Strength boost: 200 (Non-Critical); 300 (Critical)
  • Technique boost: 50
  • Usage Condition: You have to win at Rock to use this Move.
  • Effect: Charge up a ball of electricity in your horns, then shoot a bolt of lightning at your opponent!


Anime Stats[]

Lightning Strike card

Lightning Strike anime card

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Owner: Max Taylor (D-Team)
  • Used By: Chomp, Torosaurus
  • Debut: Child's Play
  • Used to Defeat (Chomp): Tank, Spiny, Terry, Deinonychus, Mapusaurus, Pentaceratops, Maximus & Armatus (with Ace and Paris)
  • Used to Defeat (Torosaurus): Terry (with Chomp)
  • Effect: Charge up a ball of electricity in your horns, then shoot a bolt of lightning at your opponent!
  • Other: It was presumably in the card-folio Jonathan had. It was stolen by the Alpha Gang, but was reclaimed by Dr. Taylor, who gave it to Max. It was Chomp's third Move Card, and his most-used in both seasons. It doesn't appear to be an overly powerful Move, hitting many dinosaurs during battles without defeating them, accounting for its low defeat to high usage ratio. In particular, it managed to break Rajasaurus's Spectral Armor, but it took a chunk of building falling to defeat it. Another Lightning Strike card was in Torosaurus' capsule and was activated with him; he used the Move alongside Chomp's Lightning Strike to defeat Terry, and after returning to his card, the Move was claimed by Max.

TCG Stats[]

Lightning Strike TCG Card

Lightning Strike TCG card (DKCG)

+1000; (Only a Rock Lightning Dinosaur can use this Move.)


  • This was the first Lightning Move Card released by Sega.
  • Many of its arcade cards feature only the dinosaur with a ball of electricity in its horns as opposed to it shooting the bolt of lightning, leading to confusion with Electric Charge if not for the Rock/Scissors Sign difference. One of its cards, however, (Kakushin 6th Edition) resembles Counter Blitz.
  • Artwork from its various arcade cards is also seen on the TCG Move Cards Energy Spike (06 4th) and Paralyzing Shock (06 Rainy), and an altered version is seen on Spark of Life (07 2nd).
  • In the anime, it was the only Lightning Move used by any dinosaur other than Chomp.
  • When Chomp used the Move, the electricity was yellow, but when Torosaurus used it, the electricity was tinted orange.
  • Lightning Strike is the most-used Move in the series, with 28 uses, but falls one shy of tying Volcano Burst and Cyclone as the most-used in season 1 with only 17. Including being stopped by Critical Block in season 1's count, it ties Volcano Burst but still falls behind Cyclone, which was also blocked once. Its 11 other uses make it the most-used in season 2.
  • Lightning Strike was the only Move in the anime that destroyed the Spectral Armor of a dinosaur without defeating it, in this case Rajasaurus (it was only defeated when the top of the tower fell on it).
  • To slash this Move in season 1, Max leaps into the air with his right arm behind his head, slowly shouting its name as a split screen shows the card before slashing over and down.
    • Despite this fanfare, the first time it was used, the Move missed its target of Pachycephalosaurus because it ducked.



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Super Moves: Counter Blitz · Electric Charge · Gatling Spark · Lightning Ax · Lightning Spear · Lightning Strike · Plasma Anchor · Thunder Bazooka · Thunder Driver
Special Moves: Final Thunder · Ultimate Thunder · Spectral Punisher
Fusion Moves: Thunder Storm Bazooka (with Wind)
DS Lightning Moves / TCG Lightning Moves