Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

The presence of a forehead spike suggests Dinosaur King's Pachyrhinosaurus model may belong to P. lakustai, though its nose and eye bosses don't resemble P. lakustai or in fact any known specimens.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Pachyrhinosaurus

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Pachyrhinosaurus card

Pachyrhinosaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Paper
  • Strength: 1800
  • Technique: 400
    • Compatibility: Tab 2
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 720
    • Rock/Scissors: 465
  • Types:
    • Tie Type (Japanese 2006 series; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Counter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Heroic Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Rock-Rock Type (Japanese Kakushin series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 究極の角竜
    • English: The Ultimate Horned Lizard
    • Taiwanese: 極致的角龍
  • Card Rarity: Silver


Anime Stats[]

Pachyrhinosaurus anime card

Pachyrhinosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Anhanguera Dive
Pachyrhinosaurus summons Anhanguera, who divebombs its opponent!

DS Stats[]

Pachyrhinosaurus HQ A

Pachyrhinosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]

Pachyrhinosaurus (DKCG)[]

Pachyrhinosaurus TCG card

Pachyrhinosaurus TCG card (DKCG)

[Power Shield] If you have 2 other Lightning Dinosaurs in play when this Dinosaur loses a battle, you lose 1 less Life Point from that battle.

Snow-Peak Pachyrhinosaurus[]

Pachyrhinosaurus-Snow-Peak TCG Card

Snow-Peak Pachyrhinosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKBD-017/100, DKBD-094/100
  • Card Rarity: Common, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: (new art)
  • Abilities:
[Fusion Shock] When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move and wins the battle, your opponent can't Dino Slash any more Dinosaurs this turn.

Grazing Pachyrhinosaurus[]

Pachyrhinosaurus-(Pasture-Grazing) TCG Card (French)

Grazing Pachyrhinosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1700
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTA-017/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: 06 Rainy/08 Special/08 Limited arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Lightning Barrier] While you have a Dinosaur with "Chomp" in its name in play, neither player can Dino Slash level 6 or higher Dinosaurs.

Pachyrhinosaurus (SAS)[]

Pachyrhinosaurus TCG Card 2 (French)

Pachyrhinosaurus TCG card (SAS) (French)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1700
  • Level: 5
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: SAS-017/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: cropped Kaku 2nd arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Spirited Stun] During your turn, you can discard 1 card. If you do, choose a Dinosaur your opponent has in play: it loses all of its abilities until the end of your turn. You can only use this ability once per turn.


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Pachyrhinosaurus was summoned by Foolscap in Ancient Persia during Desert Heat to attack the D-Team when he thought they had the Red Cosmos Stone. It quickly knocked Chomp away, and when Ace was summoned, it fought in its Spectral Armor form against him. He then used Anhanguera Dive, summoning Anhanguera to defeat Ace. However, Paris was then summoned and she and Chomp used their DinoTector forms to battle them both. Paris countered the Move with Green Impulse, summoning Tupuxuara, who grabbed and dragged Anhanguera against the ground to defeat it. Its card was presumably reclaimed by Zoe. Chomp then used Ultimate Thunder to defeat Pachyrhinosaurus, destroying its Spectral Armor. Its card was reclaimed by Max.

Shear was briefly seen holding another Spectral Armor Pachyrhinosaurus card in a handful of other repeats in The French Conniption, but never used it, only summoning Rajasaurus. It was probably liberated along with the other dinosaurs when the Space Pirates were finally defeated.

Character Design[]


Not much is known about the personality of Pachyrhinosaurus, as it was under Foolscap´s control when fighting the D-Team. It appears to be a strong fighter since it was able to fend off Chomp and Ace, but since it only appeared briefly in the episode, this can only be suspected.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 太く力強い角を鼻先に持つ草食恐竜だ。えりかざりにはいろいろな形の角がある。
    • English: A herbivore with a stocky, strong horn on its nose. It can have very differently-shaped spikes on its neck frill.
    • Taiwanese: 鼻尖長著粗壯且強而有力的角的草食恐龍,在領飾部分有著各種形狀的角。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: Herbivore with a thick, solid horn. It has a variety of horns and spikes on its frill[sic, missing period]
  • It is the first Silver rarity Lightning Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Styracosaurus, Torosaurus, Triceratops, Chasmosaurus, Eucentrosaurus, Einiosaurus, Arrhinoceratops, and Brachyceratops, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Lightning Egg card.
  • Along with Tyrannosaurus, Edmontonia, Corythosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Dilophosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale North American Egg card.
  • Along with Pentaceratops, Monoclonius, Arrhinoceratops, Brachyceratops, and Chasmosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Warriors of Thunder card.
  • Along with Ampelosaurus, Altirhinus, Jobaria, Deltadromeus, Allosaurus, Brachylophosaurus, Irritator, Gorgosaurus, and Talarurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Blue Egg card.
  • Despite being portrayed with a large, sharp, bony protrusion on its nose, in reality, Pachyrhinosaurus would only have had a flat, maybe rough, slightly raised bony pad (as seen in the skeleton image in the Gallery below).
    • This may be due to many Lightning Moves requiring large, pointed horns to use, which Pachyrhinosaurus didn't have. However, Achelousaurus, a related ceratopsian without a nose horn, wasn't changed.
    • Another possibility is that it followed the theory that Pachyrhinosaurus had a horn made of keratin, like a rhino’s horn, which wouldn't be present in a fossil. However, as mentioned above, Achelousaurus wasn't given a similar nose horn.
  • It is one of the most briefly-appearing anime dinosaurs of all, with both dinosaur and card appearing for an approximate total combined 35 seconds onscreen. This is approximately equal with Lanzhousaurus and ever so slightly more than Piatnitzkysaurus.
  • When its card floats down after being defeated, it is Yangchuanosaurus' card, but it's Pachyrhinosaurus' when Max catches it. This is likely because they had recycled the animation from Yang's episode and forgot to change all of it.
  • Unlike every other non-main dinosaur in the TCG, Pachyrhinosaurus has 2 completely different versions of its regular TCG card with different abilities (not counting those in the Figure Set). One is in the original Base Set (DKCG), and the other is in the Spectral Armor Shock deck (SAS). Why the plain Pachyrhinosaurus was reused instead of simply adding another word to its name to create a "new" dinosaur card as had been standard in the TCG for some time is unknown.



p · e · t Lightning Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Chomp · Styracosaurus · Anchiceratops · Torosaurus · Pentaceratops
Season 2: Chomp · Chomp/Armor · Diceratops · Diceratops/Armor · Achelousaurus · Achelousaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops · Anchiceratops/Armor · Maximus/Armor
p · e · t Lightning Dinosaurs
Normal: Achelousaurus · Albertaceratops · Anchiceratops · Arrhinoceratops · Brachyceratops · Centrosaurus · Chasmosaurus · Diceratops · Einiosaurus · Eucentrosaurus · Monoclonius · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pentaceratops · Styracosaurus · Torosaurus · Triceratops · Udanoceratops · Zuniceratops
Altered/Armored: Achelousaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops/Armor · Anchiceratops/Super · Arrhinoceratops/Alpha · Brachyceratops/Super · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Chomp/Armor · Chomp/Super · Diceratops/Armor · Diceratops/Super · Einiosaurus/Alpha · Eucentrosaurus/Super · Maximus · Maximus/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pentaceratops/Black · Torosaurus/Super · Triceratops/Alpha · Triceratops/Armor · Triceratops/Super
Main: Chomp · Maximus
Others: Mini-King

p · e · t   Silver Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Carcharodontosaurus (1st) · Daspletosaurus (2nd)
Water: Amargasaurus (1st) · Titanosaurus (2nd) · Agustinia (3rd)
Lightning: Pachyrhinosaurus (1st) · Anchiceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Stegosaurus (1st) · Tarchia (2nd) · Gigantspinosaurus (3rd)
Grass: Lambeosaurus (1st) · Altirhinus (2nd) · Charonosaurus (3rd)  · Prosaurolophus (4th) · Lanzhousaurus (5th)
Wind: Utahraptor (1st) · Majungasaurus (2nd)
Other: Jobaria · Gigas · Maximus · Armatus
Altered/Armor: Allosaurus/Alpha · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Kentrosaurus/Alpha · Gigas/Armor · Maximus/Armor · Armatus/Armor · Brontosaurus/Armor