Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Shantungosaurus is one of the largest non-sauropod dinosaurs currently known. Other than its size, it is quite similar to Edmontosaurus.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Shantungosaurus

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Shantungosaurus card

Shantungosaurus arcade card (Taiwanese 2008 Limited Edition)

  • Attribute: Grass
  • Sign: Paper
  • Strength: 1600
  • Technique: 600
    • Compatibility: Tab 3
  • Attack:
    • Paper (Critical): 800
    • Rock/Scissors: 400
  • Types:
    • Attack Type (Japanese 2006 series; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Counter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Defense Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 最大級さいだいきゅうのカモノハシ竜 (The Largest Hadrosaur)
    • English: The Giant Duck-Bill
    • Taiwanese: 最大級的鴨嘴獸
  • Card Rarity: Bronze
  • Altered Forms: Super Shantungosaurus


Anime Stats[]

Grass Dinosaur Card back

Shantungosaurus' anime card's front is never clearly seen

Move Cards[]

Green Impulse
A Tupuxuara appears and attacks Shantungosaurus' opponent! The Move's arcade usage is far more complex, but it was never used like that by this dinosaur. After Shantungosaurus' defeat, Zoe took the card to use herself.

DS Stats[]

Shantungosaurus Grass

Shantungosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]


Shantungosaurus TCG Card

Shantungosaurus TCG card

The Shantungosaurus was one of the largest duck-billed dinosaurs. It had a thick lower jaw and probably walked on four legs sometimes.

Prairie Shantungosaurus[]

Shantungosaurus-Prairie TCG Card

Prairie Shantungosaurus TCG card

[Black Dino Battery] If you send this Dinosaur to your discard pile to Dino Slash a [Black Dinosaur], this Dinosaur counts as 2 Dinosaurs.

Enraged Shantungosaurus[]

Shantungosaurus-Enraged TCG Card (German)

Enraged Shantungosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1700
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKDS-032/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: 06 Rainy/08 Special/08 Limited arcade card
  • Flavor Text:
It's possible that the Shantungosaurus had a fleshy sac attached to its nose that it could inflate to make noise. It also had the most teeth of any dinosaur—360 or more!

Chinese Shantungosaurus[]


Chinese Shantungosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Grass
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1600
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKTA-032/100, DKTA-096/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 59 scene
  • Abilities:
[Vine Grapple] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, put 1 card from the top of your opponent's deck into their discard pile for each life the defeated Dinosaur had.


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Shantungosaurus was first summoned by Foolscap in Four Part Harmony to move a boulder covering a cave entrance when he was looking for the Purple Cosmos Stone, but it was too heavy for him, claimed by a passing monk to be locked by a mystical seal, leading Foolscap to recall him. Shantungosaurus was later used to attack a village to find Sanzo Hoshi, a monk who could chant the seal open. He was summoned again to convince Sanzo to keep walking after he stopped partway back to the boulder, but ended up having to carry the monk when he fainted. However, the D-Team showed up, summoning Chomp and Paris; they couldn't attack Shantungosaurus because they might hurt Sanzo, forcing Max to call Chomp back when the dinosaur charged forward. Zoe used Metal Wing to have the Pteranodon retrieve Sanzo, but Foolscap gave Shantungosaurus his Spectral Armor form and had him use Green Impulse, summoning Tupuxuara to attack the Pteranodon. Shantungosaurus knocked Paris down, defeating her and forcing the Pteranodon back to their card, but then Chomp was summoned again in his DinoTector form to fight. Sanzo tried convincing the two to not fight, knowing Shantungosaurus to be kind at heart, but Rex knocked him aside when Foolscap dived at him. Foolscap told Shantungosaurus to attack, but it knocked him away instead, letting Chomp defeat Shantungosaurus with Plasma Anchor, destroying his Spectral Armor, and also returning Tupuxuara to its card. His and Tupuxuara's cards were reclaimed by Max (Green Impulse later going to Zoe), followed by an explanation to Sanzo that dinosaurs weren't hurt by returning to their cards.

Character Design[]


Shantungosaurus appears to be a peaceful dinosaur, as although he was controlled by the Space Pirates, he still made friends with Sanzo Hoshi, annoying Foolscap. He proved to be a strong fighter due to his size by easily defeating Paris with only physical hits. Still, Sanzo tried to get Chomp and Shantungosaurus not to fight each other because he realized that Shantungosaurus was actually good at heart, suggesting the Space Pirate control was the only thing that made him fight the D-Team, similar to Genie, as indeed he hit Foolscap away when ordered to attack without a specified target.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: さい大級のカモノハシ恐竜だ。下あごはあつみがあり角ばっている。四足歩行もしていたようだ。
    • English: The largest of the plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaurs. Its lower jaw is massive and square, and it sometimes walked on all four legs.
    • Taiwanese: 最大級的鴨嘴龍,有著有棱有角且渾厚的下顎,似乎是靠著四隻腳在步行。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: Among the largest duck-billed dinosaurs. Has a square jaw. It too can walk on four legs.
  • It was the first Bronze rarity Grass Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Parasaurolophus, Lambeosaurus, Maiasaura, Iguanodon, Tsintaosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Saurolophus, Altirhinus, Corythosaurus, and Muttaburrasaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Grass Egg card.
  • Along with Torvosaurus, Baryonyx, Torosaurus, Edmontonia, and Ceratosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Stalwarts of Bronze card.
  • At least in the English dub, Shantungosaurus' name is pronounced "Shandongosaurus", using "Shandong" instead of "Shantung", both of which are acceptable spellings/pronunciations for the Chinese province where the dinosaur's fossils were found.
  • In the scene where a Pteranodon grabs Sanzo Hoshi from Shantungosaurus' back, the Spectral Space Pirate logo crystals are briefly missing from his shoulder and the top of his head.
  • It is one of the few dinosaurs of the series activated or summoned in the country where its fossils were found (in its case, China).
  • Along with Lanzhousaurus, Shantungosaurus is one of the only two new Grass Dinosaurs in Mesozoic Meltdown. Coincidentally, both dinosaurs occur in the same arc, and both were summoned in roughly the same location as their fossils were found.
  • Other than name, there are no statistical differences between the Shantungosaurus and Enraged Shantungosaurus TCG cards. As the TCG limits a player to 3 copies of any given card as determined by name, using both of these dinosaurs would allow a player to include up to 6 dinosaurs with this set of statistics (Grass, Rock, 1700 Power) in their deck if they wanted to.



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   Bronze Rare Arcade Dinosaurs
Fire: Torvosaurus (1st) · Yangchuanosaurus (2nd) · Abelisaurus (3rd)
Water: Baryonyx (1st) · Shunosaurus (2nd) · Cetiosaurus (3rd)
Lightning: Torosaurus (1st) · Arrhinoceratops (2nd) · Albertaceratops (3rd)
Earth:  Edmontonia (1st) · Tuojiangosaurus (2nd) · Panoplosaurus (3rd)
Grass: Shantungosaurus (1st) · Anatotitan (2nd) · Olorotitan (3rd)
Wind: Ceratosaurus (1st) · Deltadromeus (2nd) · Afrovenator (3rd) · Rugops (4th)