There's No Place Like Rome is the 5th episode of Mesozoic Meltdown, and the 54th overall.


Yangchuanosaurus scares the D-Team out of the alley and Shear captures Sophia while she turns Yang into Spectral Armor Yangchuanosaurus to hold Chomp and Ace off. When they use Thunder Storm Bazooka, Sheer recalls Yang and forces Sophia to tell her where the Yellow Cosmos Stone is. After the Alpha Gang is recaptured, the D-Team frees Sophia and rush back to Rome. Sulla makes Spartacus fight Spiny until Sheer battles him with Yang. After beating him, Shear battles the D-Team and despite Chomp beating her Move Card dinosaur Piatnitzkysaurus, she beats Ace and Paris with Burning Dash. Luckily, Dr. Z gives Max the Element Boosters and activates Chomp's DinoTector form, beating Yang with Ultimate Thunder. Max reclaims its card (and Piatnitzkysaurus' card). Despite losing her cards, Shear leaves the fight and grabs the Yellow Cosmos Stone from Spartacus. After that, Spartacus and Sophia say goodbye to the D-Team as Jonathan and the Backlander take them into the Time Space, where Zander and Dr. Z drop a soda on the drive, which causes the system to shut down.


Shear vs. Max/RexEdit

Max summons Chomp to battle Yangchuanosaurus, but Shear gives him its Spectral Armor form. Chomp charges him, but he grabs his horns and knocks him into a wall. Rex then summons Ace to help Chomp, but does not stand a chance either. He is knocked away and when they charge together, Yang knocks them away with its tail. They use Thunder Storm Bazooka, but Shear recalls Yangchuanosaurus before the attack hit.

No winner

Spartacus vs. SpinyEdit

Ursula summons Spiny, Spartacus puts the Yellow Cosmos Stone in his sword and swings the sword. Spiny is knocked back, then hit again. Shear uses Yangchuanosaurus.

Battle interrupted by Sheer and Yangchuanosaurus

Spartacus vs. ShearEdit

Spartacus swings his sword. Shear gives Yangchuanosaurus its Spectral Armor form and deflects the blast. Spartacus swings the sword again, but the end is swung off and Yang beats Spartacus. Yang prepares to swallow him, but Chomp uses Lightning Strike to stop knock him away.

Battle interrupted by the D-Team

D-Team vs. ShearEdit

Shear uses Venom Fang, summoning Piatnitzkysaurus against Chomp. It breathed a purple mist at him, but Chomp dodged it. Rex and Zoe summon Ace and Paris who attack Yangchuanosaurus. While battling Yang, Chomp shakes off Piatnitzkysaurus and defeats him with Thunder Bazooka.

Shear uses Burning Dash against Ace and Paris, defeating them at the same time.

Rex and Zoe lose

Dr. Z comes with the Element Boosters, allowing Max to activate Chomp's DinoTector form to fight back on Yang's level. Chomp then uses Ultimate Thunder to defeat Yangchuanosaurus, destroying its Spectral Armor.

Max wins

New CardsEdit


  • Zoe mentions the Pterodactylus, a genus of flying reptile not featured in Dinosaur King, when trying to find an escape route from the Roman army in the dead end alley; however, she mispronounces it as a "Ptero-du-actylus", when the name has no extra vowel at that point.
  • When Yang is summoned, a Battlefield appears even though he and Spiny aren't fighting each other. It had been previously established that Battlefields required opposing dinosaurs to form, not simply multiple dinosaurs. The Battlefield also remains after Spiny is recalled, though the Yellow Cosmos Stone held by Spartacus may be keeping it active, though why it didn't trigger one for Spiny makes this more likely to be an error.
  • The English name of the episode is based on the phrase "there's no place like home", which was made famous in the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. Coincidentally, another episode is named "Dinosaurs, Ninjas and Bears! Oh My!" after another famous Oz quote.
  • This episode is one of the first times the interrelationships between Attributes are clearly addressed, when Shear indicated that the Yellow Cosmos Stone is very powerful against a Water Dinosaur like Spiny, since the Cosmos Stone's Attribute, Lightning, has an advantage over Water. If Ursula had summoned Tank instead, the effect of the Cosmos Stone would have been even less than with Yang, since an Earth Dinosaur like Tank has an advantage over Lightning (though being the Alpha Gang, it would likely still be enough to defeat them).
  • This is the first episode in which a Space Pirates dinosaur (Yang) defeats one of the six main dinosaurs and the first episode in which the Space Pirates use a Move Card Dinosaur, in this case Piatnitzkysaurus.
  • This is one of the few episodes in which a dinosaur threatens to eat a human, but since Yang was under Shear's control, this may not be part of his true personality.


There's No Place Like Rome

There's No Place Like Rome

Mesozoic Meltdown episode 5


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
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