Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Shunosaurus had a shorter neck compared to its body size than most other sauropods. Although it is known from almost 20 largely complete skeletons, all of the skulls had been compressed by rock, making scientists uncertain of the head's exact shape.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Shunosaurus

  • Name: Shunosaurus lii
  • Name Meaning: Lizard of Sichuan
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 9.5 meters (31 feet)
  • Time Period: Middle/Late Jurassic (161-157 MYA)
  • Classification: Eusauropoda --> Cetiosauridae (uncertain)
  • Place Found: Sichuan, China
  • Describer: Dong, Zhou, and Zhang, 1979

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Shunosaurus card

Shunosaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 1st Edition)

  • Attribute: Water
  • Sign: Rock
  • Strength: 1600
  • Technique: 700
    • Compatibility: Tab 3
  • Attack:
    • Rock (Critical): 750
    • Scissors/Paper: 400
  • Types:
    • Hunter Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New series)
    • Tie Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
    • Revival Type (on the data of the Alpha Fortress version)
    • Impact Type (on the data of the Japanese version)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 蜀の英傑
    • English: The Hero of Sichuan
    • Taiwanese: 蜀之英傑
  • Card Rarity: Bronze


Anime Stats[]

Shunosaurus card

Shunosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Aqua Vortex
Shunosaurus rears up and raises a spinning tube of water around itself, a swirling column of water rising around its opponent and spinning them off their feet before letting them drop!

DS Stats[]

Shunosaurus Water

Shunosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]


Shunosaurus TCG

Shunosaurus TCG card

A four-legged herbivore discovered in China, the Shunosaurus had a spiked club at the end of its tail.

Sunrise Shunosaurus[]

Shunosaurus-Sunrise TCG Card

Sunrise Shunosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1500
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKTB-011/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: cropped Geki 1st arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Bonus] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, draw 1 card.

Roman Shunosaurus[]

Shunosaurus-Roman TCG Card (German)

Roman Shunosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Water
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 1700
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKDS-011/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 52 anime scene
  • Flavor text:
Several complete Shunosaurus skeletons have been found. More is known about it than almost any other sauropod dinosaur.


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Shunosaurus was first summoned by Foolscap to attack the D-Team in Desperately Seeking Spartacus. It fought Chomp in its Spectral Armor form, but Foolscap called it back when Chomp knocked Shunosaurus' tail into a house and the debris fell on him. It was later summoned again to get the Yellow Cosmos Stone from Sophia, attacking the slave camp she was visiting but getting caught up dealing with the guards. It fought alongside Foolscap's Majungasaurus against the D-Team in its Spectral Armor form, facing Ace and Paris. It used Aqua Vortex on Paris when she tried blocking Foolscap from Sophia; however, Paris hit it with a strengthened Emerald Garden, destroying its Spectral Armor and defeating it. Its card was likely reclaimed by the D-Team.

The D-Team later encountered a recolored wild Shunosaurus when they were in the Jurassic Period in Bad Deal, playing with pet-sized Paris in a pond. It ran to escape the forest fire caused by Gigas's Magma Blaster.

Character Design[]


Not much is known about the personality of Foolscap's Shunosaurus since it was under the control of the Space Pirates when it fought the D-Team. It is a fair fighter, but doesn't seem to be resilient, as Chomp easily knocked it into a building in their first fight despite its size, before Foolscap activated its Spectral Armor.

The wild Shunosaurus in Bad Deal was a friendly dinosaur, especially towards chibi Paris, but not much is known since it only appeared briefly in the episode.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade & anime comments:
    • Japanese: 中国で発見された四足歩行の草食恐竜で、しっぽの先にトゲのついたコブを持つ。
    • English: A quadrupedal herbivore discovered in China. It has a spiked club on its tail.
    • Taiwanese: 在中國被發現的四腳行走的草食恐龍,在尾巴的前頭有著帶刺的瘤。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A quadrupedal herbivore discovered in China. It has a spiked club on its tail.
  • It is the second Bronze rarity Water Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Shunosaurus has the same English dub roar as many other sauropods: Saltasaurus, Seismosaurus, and Amargasaurus, and a pitched version by Ampelosaurus.
  • Because they'd defeated and likely reclaimed its card, it's unknown why Max in the next episode says that the dinosaur that appeared "could be that Shunosaurus that belonged to the Space Pirates".
  • Shunosaurus was the only herbivorous dinosaur that the Space Pirates summoned in the Ancient Rome Arc, all others were carnivores.
  • Other than name, there are no statistical differences between the Shunosaurus and Roman Shunosaurus TCG cards. As the TCG limits a player to 3 copies of any given card, using both of these dinosaurs would allow a player to include up to 6 dinosaurs with this set of statistics (Water, Rock, 1700 Power, etc.) in their deck if they wanted to.



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