Dinosaur King
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The Spectral Space Pirates

Spectral Space Pirate Symbol

Space Pirate symbol

The Spectral Space Pirates (in Japanese, the Space Pirate Zanjark; 宇宙海賊ザンジャーク Uchū Kaizoku Zanjāku) are the main antagonists in the anime's second season and later arcade game updates. The members are Spectre (Jark), Gabbro (Gunenco), Foolscap (Zapper), Shear (Mihasa), and Seth (Nopis), also being served by the Gel Jarks (unnamed in the dub). In the arcade game, there is an additional member, Goma, who neither appears nor is mentioned in the anime.

They can travel throughout space and time using their ship. In the anime, they kidnap the parents of the D-Team to make Dr. and Mrs. Ancient build them a detection device, unintentionally causing the D-Team to follow them and interfere with their plans. Throughout the season, they control various dinosaurs equipped with Spectral Armor, though these are rarely retrieved after being defeated (except Achelousaurus), instead being abandoned and replaced with a new species. The Space Pirates' five main dinosaurs that are used (all only near the finale) are Gigas (Gabbro), Armatus (Foolscap), Maximus (Shear), Brontikens (Spectre), and Cryolophosaurus (Seth). Other than Seth's, these are their signature dinosaurs in the arcade game, plus Eocarcharia (Goma).


They use dinosaur cards provided by Seth to aid them in their search for the 7 Cosmos Stones: Yellow, Blue, Purple, White, Red, Green, and Black. These Stones will allow them, once combined, to control space and time, pretty much making them the controllers of everything.

Spectral Space Pirates' Dinosaurs[]

Main article: Spectral Space Pirates' Dinosaurs


Like the Alpha Gang card, their TCG card only features the main trio under the full team name.

TCG Stats[]


"The Space Pirates" TCG card

  • Team: Spectral Space Pirates
  • Card Code: JCL-068/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: Ep. 77 anime scene
  • Other: Its exact name variant ("The Space Pirates" vs. "The Spectral Space Pirates") is unknown, appearing only in Thai, though appears to be "The Space Pirates", using the English term, despite other Thai cards using Japanese terms like "Jark Armor". Like other full-team Character cards, it only features the main trio.
  • Abilities:
{translation uncertain} {Discard 2 Move cards with "Spectral" in their name from your hand, then search your deck. Put 2 Dinosaurs with "Spectral Armor" in their names from your deck into your hand and shuffle your deck.} You can include "Gigas", "Armatus" and "Maximus" in your deck if you are using this Character.



p · e · t Main Characters
D-Team: Max Taylor · Rex Owen · Zoe Drake · Spike Taylor · Reese Drake
Alpha Gang: Dr. Z · Ursula · Zander · Ed · Rod · Laura · Seth (former) · Helga
Spectral Space Pirates: Spectre · Gabbro · Foolscap · Shear · Seth (former) · Goma