Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King



full-sized Pentaceratops

  • Name: Pentaceratops sternbergii
  • Name Meaning: Five-Horned Face
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 5.5-6 meters (18-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (76-73 MYA)
  • Classification: Ceratopsidae --> Chasmosaurinae
  • Place Found: New Mexico, USA
  • Describer: Osborn, 1923

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Pentaceratops card

Pentaceratops arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 4th Edition)

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Paper
  • Strength: 2000
  • Technique: 400
    • Compatibility: Tab 1
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 600
    • Rock/Scissors: 550
  • Types:
    • Hunter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Tie Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Lethal Type (Japanese Kakushin series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 五本角の雷神
    • English: Five-Horned Thunder God
    • Taiwanese: 五隻角的雷神
  • Card Rarity: Gold


Anime Stats[]

Pentaceratops complete

Pentaceratops anime card

DS Stats[]

Pentaceratops HQ B

Pentaceratops DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]



Pentaceratops TCG card (DKTB)

[Thunderhead] If you have another Lightning Dinosaur in play, this Dinosaur's Power is 2200.

Brave Pentaceratops[]

Pentaceratops-Brave TCG Card 1-Silver 1a

Brave Pentaceratops TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKDS-016/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 41 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Super Bolt] When this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, choose 1 of your opponent's Dinosaurs. It loses all abilities until the end of the turn.

Radiant Pentaceratops[]


Radiant Pentaceratops TCG card (French)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 2200
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: SAS-015/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 41 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Electric Explosion] When this Dinosaur attacks, reveal your hand. If you do and all the cards you reveal are Lightning, this Dinosaur's Power is 2500 during the battle and all the opponent's Dinosaurs in play lose their abilities until the end of this turn.


Dinosaur King[]

Pentaceratops' card was activated in Lights, Camera, Destruction! by electric sparks on a movie set in Hollywood, where it wandered around and interrupted filming on several sets. He was followed around obsessively with a film camera by Hollywood director Stanley Spinoberg, who wanted to make a movie about him. Pentaceratops saw and followed an inaccurately colored animatronic ceratopsid (accidentally controlled by the D-Team's chibi dinosaurs), until running into Helga; she fought with him, but he knocked her away. Rod summoned Terry for revenge, but then Pentaceratops saw the female animatronic, chasing it for a ways into a large studio, where it tried to protect her from Terry.

Terry used Tail Smash to weaken Pentaceratops, but Ace was summoned to help him. Unfortunately, he thought that Ace wanted to hurt his love too, and knocked him away. When Terry used Volcano Burst, Ace tried to stop it with Cyclone, but still got knocked back, and the wind accidentally knocked the female animatronic over. Because Pentaceratops thought that she was dead, he flew into a violent rage and knocked Terry through the ceiling (although it's unknown if Terry was actually defeated, Rod and Laura still retreated). But then Chomp was summoned to battle him, tipping the female animatronic back to its feet, making Pentaceratops think that Chomp stole her from him. He then charged at Chomp, but Chomp used Lightning Strike to defeat him, Pentaceratops still managing to run through the full attack before slowing and collapsing. He returned to his card with a tear in his eye, and his card was claimed by Max.

A wild Pentaceratops was brought to the present day by the malfunctioning Backlander in Dinosaur War! when Seth used the Copied Stones to run it, but was returned after the time circuits failed following the Black T. rex's defeat.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

In There's No Business Like Shogun Business, Gabbro summoned another Pentaceratops in its Spectral Armor form alongside Foolscap's Tuojiangosaurus, chasing the D-Team out into the battlefield in the Battle of Sekigahara. It fought against Chomp, who used his DinoTector form, but was soon defeated by his Thunder Driver, destroying its Spectral Armor. Its card was presumably reclaimed by Max.

Character Design[]


In contrast to the other Lightning Dinosaurs from season 1, the first Pentaceratops did not make friends with Chomp, but instead fought against him, though this was due to unfortunate circumstances. Pentaceratops acted like a standard male animal, challenging others and falling in love with a feminine animatronic Triceratops, chasing after and protecting "her" from any dinosaurs that came near, even those like Ace who were trying to help him. However, this reaction can also be viewed as reasonable, since Ace is a carnivore and Pentaceratops therefore naturally considered him to be a threat. Pentaceratops was very protective but also rather jealous, flying into a blind rage when he thought the animatronic was hurt or being courted by another (Chomp, who had only done so to distract Pentaceratops from attacking Ace).

Not much is known about the personality of the second Pentaceratops, as it only appeared briefly in the episode and was under Gabbro's control when it fought the D-Team.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 大きなえりかざりを持つ草食恐竜だ。両方のほっぺたがとがっているので5本角に見える。
    • English: A herbivore with a large neck frill. Its cheek bones spike out, too, so it looks like it has five horns altogether.
    • Taiwanese: 有著巨大領飾的草食恐龍,由於臉頰尖銳,看起來像五隻角一樣。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: Herbivore with a large frill. It has five horns: three horns plus two cheek spikes.
  • It is the second Gold rarity Lightning Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Pachyrhinosaurus, Monoclonius, Arrhinoceratops, Brachyceratops, and Chasmosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Warriors of Thunder card.
  • He was the only Lightning Dinosaur from season 1 to fight Chomp of his own accord instead of making friends with him (Styracosaurus was under the Alpha Gang's control when he attacked and fought Chomp).
    • In fact, the first Pentaceratops is the only Lightning Dinosaur in the anime that fought the D-Team on its own initiative, all other Lightning Dinosaurs in season 2 were under the control of the Space Pirates when the fought the D-Team.
  • He was the only Lightning Dinosaur in season 1 whose Card Capsule didn't contain a Move Card (though Styracosaurus' Move was separated before he was activated).
  • It was the only dinosaur in the anime to appear (at least as an episodic card dinosaur) in both seasons 1 & 2 but never use a Move Card.
  • Pentaceratops had the largest skull of any known land animal at 9.5-10 feet long, beating out the previous record holder, Torosaurus.
  • Its TCG cards claim it to be 26 ft (8 m) long, though this is oversized compared to the many known specimens.
  • Despite the second Pentaceratops only appearing in the Ancient Japan Arc, it is featured on the Japanese dvd of the Ancient Persia Arc.
    • That is very likely due to the DVD including the last episode of the Ancient Japan Arc alongside some episodes from the Ancient Persia Arc.



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