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Spike Arrows (Rush Spine ラッシュスパイン in the Japanese arcade) is an Earth Move Card.

Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

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Spike Arrows arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition+)

It is the second Attack Move for Earth.

  • Names:
    • Japanese Kanji: 放射棘槍 (Radial Spurs)
    • Taiwanese: 無限刺棘 (Unlimited Arrows)
  • Attribute: Earth
  • Sign: Rock
  • Strength boost: 200 (Non-Critical); 300 (Critical)
  • Technique boost: 50
  • Usage Condition: This Move activates when you win at Rock.
  • Effect: A wave of energy runs down your back and tail, the spikes on your body glowing, then they shoot out at your opponent!

Availability[]

Anime Stats[]

Earth Move Card back

Spike Arrows' anime card's front is never seen

  • Attribute: Earth
  • Owner: Helga (Alpha Gang), Seth (temporarily, never used), Zoe Drake (D-Team) (briefly, never used), Laura (Alpha Gang), Ed (Alpha Gang)
  • Used by: Stegosaurus, Tank
  • Debut: Mythical Mix Up
  • Used to Defeat (Stegosaurus): Terry, Black T. rex (in Super Fusion Move)
  • Used to Defeat (Tank): None
  • Effect: A surge of energy runs down your back and energy spikes shoot off from your tail!
  • Other: It was inside Stegosaurus' Dinosaur Card Capsule and was activated with it. It and Stegosaurus were claimed by Helga, who gave the cards to Rod and Laura who later gave them to Seth. In Tricks of the Traitor, the card was reclaimed by the D-Team, and later given to Laura, who used it for Stegosaurus in the Super Fusion Move against the Black T. rex. Ed later had Tank use it in a Fusion Move against the Dark Pterosaur, but whether this was an old or stronger new copy is unknown. It was Tank's eight and final new Move Card.

TCG Stats[]

Spike Arrows

Spike Arrows TCG card (DKCG)

+1000; (Only a Paper Earth Dinosaur can use this Move.)

Trivia[]

  • In the English arcade, this Move was initially called "Spike Arrow" instead of "Spike Arrows" on its card and release posters for the 1st V1&V2 and 2nd Editions, becoming the latter in all later Editions, but was named "Spike Arrows" on the U.S. (not U.K.) version of the 1st V2 poster directly under a picture of the card reading "Spike Arrow" instead.
    • When the Move is named by Rod in the anime's English dub, he trails off and is drowned out by the sounds of the battle at the end of the word, leaving it somewhat ambiguous which name was intended.
  • Artwork from one of its various arcade cards is also seen on the TCG Move Card Boulder Blast (07 1st/1st+).
  • In the arcade game, all Earth Dinosaurs shoot out spikes from all over their body, but in the anime, only the ends of the dinosaurs' tails are used.
    • This may be because Stegosaurus, the dinosaur that first used this Move, only had spikes on its tail, and shooting a "spike" attack from its back plates wouldn't have made as much sense.
  • Sometimes, perhaps based on the size of the dinosaurs, it is possible to miss some or all of the arrows in the arcade's animation (see Gallery below).
  • In the DS game, dinosaurs fade to being largely transparent while using this Move; it is possibly to aid with the glow of the charging attack in the animation, which appears to shine from inside the dinosaur's model, and may stem from a limitation of the DS's rendering capabilities.
  • One of Stegosaurus's Spike Arrows hit Helga in the shoulder, but being a robot, she pulled it out like it was nothing.
  • With a total of eight uses (seven by Stegosaurus and one by Tank), Spike Arrows is the most commonly used Earth Move in the anime.
  • Spike Arrows, Emerald Garden, and Magma Blaster are the only Moves to be used in both season finales, though each time by different dinosaurs.

Gallery[]

Navigation[]

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Super Moves: Crystal Crusher · Earth Barrier · Earthquake · Gigarock Hammer · Mole Attack · Quake Saber · Rock Roller · Sand Trap · Spike Arrows
Special Moves: Gaia Mountain · Ultimate Earth · Spectral Stinger
DS Earth Moves / TCG Earth Moves
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