Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

This page is for the anime main dinosaur. For her species, see Parasaurolophus. For her other forms, see also Paris/Armor and Paris/Super.

Paris (パラパラ Parapara) the Parasaurolophus is Zoe Drake's partner dinosaur and a main protagonist. She is voiced by Yuriko Fuchazki in the Japanese version.


Arcade Stats

Paris card

Paris arcade combined card (Japanese McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition)

Paris chibi roar from the DS game

Paris chibi roar from the arcade game

Paris chibi roar from the arcade game

  • Species: Parasaurolophus
  • Name: Paris (パラパラ Parapara)
  • Meaning of Name: from her ability of dancing by following music rhythm (Japanese) and cute version of "Parasaurolophus" (Japanese & English)
  • Owner: Zoe Drake (D-Team)
  • Attribute: Grass
  • Sign: Paper
  • Strength: 1600
  • Technique: 700
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 630
    • Rock/Scissors: 460
  • Types:
    • Super Counter Type (Japanese 2007 series; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Recovery Type (Japanese Happy Set Meal Edition combined card)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: マルムとなかよし(Malm and a Good Friend)
  • Card Rarity: Gold
  • Altered/Armored Forms: DinoTector Paris, Super Paris


Like all anime dinosaurs except Black Tyrannosaurus, she was only available in the Japanese and Taiwanese versions, but the cards can be used in the English arcade.

Anime Stats


Paris anime card

Move Cards

Nature's Blessing
Paris heals another dinosaur to their maximum energy! It was Paris' first Move Card, found alongside her card. She could have used it on herself, but never did, only healing allies.
Metal Wing
Three Pteranodon fly in and slice Paris' opponent with their wings trailing green energy! It was obtained from the card-folio after falling out during the struggle over it. In the first season, it was the Move that Paris used the most, often to defeat Spiny.
Stomping Hammer
Paris leaps into the air and rams the opponent into the ground one, two, three times! It was obtained from the reclaimed card-folio in Escape from Zeta Point, and was only used twice, first to defeat Spiny, and then unsuccessfully against Terry in Carnival of Chaos. It is the only Normal Move Card used in battle by the D-Team.
Big Foot Assault
Seismosaurus comes and steps on Paris' opponent! It was obtained from a broken Seismosaurus skeleton in The Big Apple Grapple, where it promptly defeated all three Alpha Gang dinosaurs and saved Dr. Owen when he fell off the Statue of Liberty. Despite (or because of) its insta-win power, it was only used twice more in the next three episodes before never appearing again.
Emerald Garden
Paris shoots a ball of grass energy at her opponent that, when it his, springs up into a garden that drains their energy and sends it back to her! Paris' copy of the card had been modified by Dr. Z to be strong enough to defeat Spectral Armor.
"Spring Awakening"
This "power" was mentioned by Max in Dinosaurs of the Caribbean while talking to Jim about Paris' powers. Nothing more than the name is known about it, nor even if it is an actual Move Card, another name for a known Move, or a non-Move ability (somehow). It is never seen nor is it mentioned again, and no other anime, arcade, TCG, or DS Game Move Card has this same name. Because of this, it is potentially merely a dubbing mistake.
Ultimate Leaf
While wearing DinoTector Armor, a burst of energy leaves from the ground charge Paris, who charges forward trailing a spiral of energy leaves and rams into her opponent! Provided by Dr. Z alongside the Element Boosters, it was first used against Diceratops and last against Brontikens. It was also the first Move Card to defeat one of the Spectral Space Pirates' altered dinosaurs (Maximus), though Paris was charged by the Green Cosmos Stone at the time.
Green Impulse
Paris tosses her opponent into the air, and a group of Tupuxuara fly in trailing green energy streaks and spiral up into them, letting them crash to the ground! Usually, however, only a single Tupuxuara appears and generically swoops at the opponent like in Tupuxuara Dive; Tuojiangosaurus was thrown into the air to get hit by it and was swatted by Paris' tail on the way down; only Gigas was hit properly, though with only 7 Tupuxuara appearing instead of the arcade game's 8. It was obtained after Chomp defeated Shantungosaurus.

DS Stats

Paris-pet Euro Plain 1

Paris DS battle intro (chibi form)

Paris Mine

Paris DS battle intro (battle form)

TCG Stats

Parasaurolophus - Paris TCG Card 1-DKTB

Paris TCG card (DKTB)

Paris Battle Mode TCG Card

Paris (Battle Mode) TCG card (DKTB)

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 800 (700 in DKDS, SAS) (Paris) / 1500 (Battle Mode)
  • Level: 1 (Paris) / - (Battle Mode)
  • Life: 0 (Paris) / 3 (Battle Mode)
  • Card Codes (Paris): DKTB-088/100, DKAA-087/100, DKBD-087/100, DKDS-087/100, DKTA-087/100, SAS-081/100, JCL-079/100
  • Card Rarities (Paris): Common (DKTB-SAS), Thai Common (JCL)
  • Card Codes (Battle Mode): DKTB-087/100, DKAA-088/100, DKBD-088/100, DKBD-098/100
  • Card Rarities (Battle Mode): Gold Rare (DKTB, DKAA), Silver Rare (DKBD), Colossal Rare (DKBD)
  • Other: While she continued having Small forms in every deck, Battle Mode was replaced by Dinotector starting in Dinotector Showdown. As a Special Dinosaur, her larger forms, Battle Mode and Dinotector, can only be summoned by being placed on her smaller form. A player can only include Paris in their deck if their Character card is most variants of Zoe Drake or The D-Team.
  • Abilities:
[D-Team Slash] (Paris (DKTB, DKAA, DKBD, DKDS))
You can only Dino Slash "Paris (Battle Mode)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Pinch Hitter] (Paris (DKTB))
During your turn, when one of your other Dinosaurs battles, you can send this Dinosaur to your discard pile. If you do, use this Dinosaur's Rock-Paper-Scissors icon to decide which Dinosaur has to use a Move first.
[Assist] (Paris (DKAA))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, all of your other Special Dinosaurs in play gain +200 Power until the end of the turn. (You can only use 1 [Assist] ability per turn.)
[Elemental Boost: Wind] (Paris (DKBD))
If you have a Wind Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, draw 1 card.
[Dinotector On] (Paris (DKDS, DKTA, SAS, JCL))
If your Turn Counter is 4 or higher, you can Dino Slash "Paris (Dinotector)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
[Special Assistance] (Paris (DKTA))
Grass Special Dinosaurs can use this card as a Super Move that gives +500 Power.
[D-Team Assistance] (Paris (SAS))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can reveal your hand. If you do and there are no Dinosaurs, choose a Special Dinosaur from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
[Team Tactics] (Paris (JCL))
{translation uncertain} {When this Dinosaur is in a battle, you can search your deck for 1 Level 1 card with the name "Chomp" or "Ace", put them into your hand, and shuffle your deck.}
[Grass Master] (Battle Mode (DKTB, DKAA))
This Dinosaur can use all Grass Super Moves.
[Instant Revival] (Battle Mode (DKTB))
When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, you can Dino Slash a Dinosaur from your discard pile.
[Loyal] (Battle Mode (DKAA))
While your Character is face up, this Dinosaur's Power is 1700.
[Fusion Master] (Battle Mode (DKBD))
When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move, it gains an extra +300 Power.

Character Design


Paris' Japanese name, Parapara, is an allusive pun on the term "Para Para", a popular type of synchronized group dance in Japan that was also used in the Japanese openings and endings. Malm (Zoe) gives her this name because her fondness for dancing to music, seen in all the times she can be found singing to music.

In the English dub, Zoe gives her the name Paris as a pun on her species name, Parasaurolophus, but "cuter". By coincidence, her name is also an allusion to the city of Paris, France, where the D-Team would go soon after to retrieve a dinosaur.

Spelling Dispute

At the beginning of Dinosaur King's airing in the US, Paris' name was often disputed by fans regarding how it was spelled (mainly the reason was lack of information on the character's name at the time). Because her name is a pun on Parasaurolophus, and the given insight in Battle at the Pyramids, some fans thought the name was spelled Paras instead of Paris. However, the 4Kids website (and TCG) soon confirmed that it was spelled "Paris".


Paris often has a happy, friendly, and subdued nature, though, taking after Zoe, can be rather commanding when necessary. Like the other dinos, she will act silly if bored, and can sometimes wander off and get into trouble, though not as often as Chomp and Ace. She is happy when singing, whether she sounds good or bad to those hearing it.

Relationship with Zoe

They are good friends, Paris always politely obeying Zoe, though she is not always as into or good at everything Zoe wants her to be.


Dinosaur King

Paris' card was found by Dr. Owen alongside Ace's and their first Moves at a dig site in Alberta, Canada, in Battle at the Pyramids, from which it was shipped to the D-Lab in Japan, allowing Zoe to teleport with Rex to Giza, Egypt, and assist Max against the Alpha Gang.

After this, she becomes a decently-used dinosaur, being summoned in almost as many episodes as Ace, but the least offensively-based fighter of the D-Team, entering the main battle less often and for less time than Ace. When she does battle, she mostly ends up using her Grass Move Cards to summon other dinosaurs to fight for or with her, like Pteranodon from Metal Wing and Seismosaurus from Big Foot Assault; it is through them that she acquires most of her dinosaur defeats. She also occasionally uses Nature's Blessing to heal other dinosaurs instead of fighting herself or uses her sonic call to affect things from the sidelines. When she is forced into combat directly, she often relies on tanking hits or simply ramming the enemy (which has proven able to beat Spiny). The only directly offensive Move she possesses is Stomping Hammer, which is only used twice, only once successfully.

Through her tendency to stay out of battles, she racks up the fewest wins among the D-Team, only ever defeating Spiny (several times) and a starved Suchomimus while alone and without Assist Moves, and even Metal Wing is rarely the decisive blow against foes outside the Alpha Gang. She is also either defeated or left helpless several times and was once defeated when her only damage was from being a cushion for Chomp thrown by Neck Crusher, suggesting she has the lowest stamina among the D-Team.

In Dinosaur War!, she helps fight the Black T. rex with a small army of other dinosaurs, using Nature's Blessing (for some reason) in the Super Fusion Move that defeats it after three hits. Like the other dinosaurs, she had first been turned into a card to preserve her species, and is taken with Dr. and Mrs. Ancient, Rex, and the Alpha Gang back to the future aboard the Backlander

Mesozoic Meltdown

…but they are forced back to the present by the attacking Spectral Space Pirates, reuniting Paris with Zoe and the D-Team. When the timeship flies uncontrollably to the Late Cretaceous Period trying to follow the Pirates, she is summoned alongside Ace to stop the Alpha Gang from summoning Spiny and Tank to capture wild dinosaurs.

In the second season, she again gets used almost as often as Ace but begins taking direct roles in combat more often than before, in both solitary and team situations. She uses Metal Wing far less often and never uses Nature's Blessing, but gains Emerald Garden and Ultimate Leaf along with her DinoTector form, which is a decent part of the reason for her greater battle success. She also acquires Green Impulse with Tupuxuara after the defeat of Shantungosaurus, which supplements Metal Wing's decline in appearances (as it had proved itself the superior aerial option in direct conbat with the Pteranodon trio).

Despite her increased usage and stamina, she still often falls into the background and takes part in relatively few dinosaur defeats, only beating Shunosaurus and Diceratops herself, and Tuojiangosaurus and Anhanguera with Tupuxuara. She was the first to defeat a Space Pirate main dinosaur, Maximus, but she was powered up by swallowing the Green Cosmos Stone at the time and ran out of control afterwards until being recalled. She was also defeated several times, falling to Yangchuanosaurus and Shantungosaurus without her armor, and a controlled Genie and once to Maximus with it.

Along with the other main dinosaurs, she takes part in the battle against the Dark Pterosaur in Fate of the Cosmos, using Emerald Garden in a 6-part Fusion Move to help break through its outer shell, and again inside in a 3-part combo Move to defeat Armatus and Maximus, and then helping defeat Brontikens with Ultimate Leaf in another 3-part combo Move. However, because she'd been summoned by Seth's copied Stones to take part, she was forever locked from being summoned pet-sized again, a condition begrudgingly agreed to. Last seen with Zoe atop the broken Backlander in a Mesozoic-simulating projection, she and the other dinosaurs were again taken back to the future with Rex, the Ancients, and the Alpha Gang, this time on the recovered Space Pirate's ship.


  • Zoe's arcade comments:
    • Original: 長いとさかがキュートでしょ。わたしの教えた歌をじょうずにハミングだってできるのよ!
    • Translation: Her long crest is cute. She can even hum the song I taught!
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: Its long crest is kinda cute, don't you think? It can hum the songs I teach it! (Zoe)
  • Paris is the only dinosaur in the D-Team to use a Normal Move Card, Stomping Hammer, in battle. (Chomp used Tag Team, but he wasn't battling.)
  • Paris is the first dinosaur to defeat one of the Spectral Space Pirates' altered dinosaurs (in her case, Maximus), and the only one to do so alone while surviving the battle (Terry and Gigas defeated each other at once, and all other times were combo attacks). However, she was charged by the power of a Cosmos Stone at the time.
  • She is the only main dinosaur not to beat a dinosaur that is strong to her Element; in her case, Wind Dinosaurs. However, she was also never defeated by one (though her involvement in the fight with Meg was going poorly).
  • Paris is one of the dinosaurs that has fought some of her relatives (such as Maiasaura and Shantungosaurus).
  • Despite being a female, Paris has a crest that looks more like that of the popular perspective of a "standard" male Parasaurolophus (likely because it was the standard species model used for the arcade and thusly was transferred over to the anime unaltered). There is also no visible sexual dimorphism (other than slight size variants, which might partly reflect age) in scenes when herds of the same type of any dinosaur are seen.
    • This is actually supported by fossil evidence, however, as all Parasaurolophus with shorter curved crests are classified as a distinct species, P. cyrtocristatus, that is only found in rocks older than any longer-crested individuals, supporting their being a species as opposed to a gender as once portrayed.
  • Paris can use her crest as a weapon. Her call has been used several times to stun or distract an opponent, even causing a cave-in that defeats Spiny.
  • Despite not being as powerful as Chomp, Paris has been able to defeat all three Alpha Gang dinosaurs with just one Move Card (Big Foot Assault, which merely involved the gigantic Seismosaurus defeating the Alpha Gang itself), though this is more of Seismosaurus' victory rather than Paris' as she merely summoned the dinosaur.
  • Paris seems to be the weakest physically of the group. This is suggested in the episode Child's Play, as when Paris saves Chomp from falling by jumping between him and the wall, she immediately turns back into her card when she had only been sitting on the sidelines, even having stayed back while the others charged in.
  • Paris is seemingly the weakest out of all six main dinosaurs on her own due to her victories being mostly through Move Card Dinosaurs (Pteranodon, Seismosaurus, Tupuxuara). Spiny, Shunosaurus, and Diceratops are the only dinosaurs Paris defeats on her own with Move Cards enhancing her power rather than having Move Card Dinosaurs defeat the enemy for her. Though she does help Tupuxuara in fighting Tuojiangosaurus, that's more partial credit to her given Tupuxuara did the most hits.
  • In the Black Dinosaur Rampage (DKBD) card series, there is a misprint on her Battle Mode card. It says the scene shown on the card is from "Ep. 39 - Mythical Mix Up". While the scene is from Episode 39, that episode is actually Beast or Famine (and the printed title missed its episode title card hyphen).
  • Sometimes during her entrances and when she does "Nature's Blessing", her roar from the Japanese version can be heard. As such, her Japanese roar can be heard the most out of any other dinosaur in the English dub.
  • Although Parasaurolophus, like other hadrosaurs, was capable of standing bipedally, Paris' chibi form is only shown as walking quadrupedally, only rearing up on occasion to stand without walking.
  • Tricks of the Traitor is the only episode where Paris' chibi form's appearance list differs from Ace's, chibi Ace being in the episode while chibi Paris isn't; either both or neither appear in every other episode, including once where both only appear as chibis during their summoning sequences. This parallel does not cover their full-sized forms.
  • Just like Chomp and Max Taylor's relation/partnership make it parallel with Pikachu and Ash from Pokémon, the same thing happens with Paris and Zoe. In this case, it is roughly a parallel to the partnership between Misty and Psyduck, while their relationship/friendship is more reminiscent of the one shared by Misty and Togepi.
  • Paris has been defeated the least out of all six main dinosaurs, only nine times. To go along with this, Paris is the only main dinosaur who has never been defeated by the same dinosaur more than once.
    • However, she also appeared in battle the least among the D-Team's three the whole series and tied for fourth overall in appearances in season 1 (likely fewer in battle), and was rarely the only dinosaur summoned to fight an opponent to be in particular danger.
  • Paris is the only one of the six main dinosaurs who never defeated a wild dinosaur in a battle, as all of the dinosaurs she defeated either single-handedly or through Assist Moves were summoned by either the Alpha Gang or the Space Pirates. The only partial exception to this was the Carnival of Chaos Suchomimus, at it could no longer be controlled by the Alpha Gang due to the failure of its control device, but since the Alpha Gang had summoned it anyway, it wasn't directly a wild dinosaur.



p · e · t Main Dinosaurs
D-Team: Chomp (Max) · Ace (Rex) · Paris (Zoe)
Alpha Gang: Terry · Spiny · Tank
Spectral Space Pirates: Brontikens (Spectre) · Gigas (Gabbro) · Armatus (Foolscap) · Maximus (Shear) · Eocarcharia (Goma)
Seth: Saurophaganax · Black Tyrannosaurus · Cryolophosaurus

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")

p · e · t   Gold Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Tyrannosaurus (1st) · Mapusaurus (2nd)
Water: Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)
Lightning: Styracosaurus (1st) · Pentaceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·
Grass: Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd) 
Wind: Carnotaurus (1st) · Megaraptor (2nd) · Allosaurus/atrox (3rd)
Other & Exclusive: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Chomp · Ace · Paris · Terry · Spiny · Tank · Saurophaganax · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Gojirasaurus · Eocarcharia
Armored: Chomp/Armor · Ace/Armor · Paris/Armor  Terry/Armor · Spiny/Armor · Tank/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor