Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Styracosaurus

  • Name: Styracosaurus albertensis
  • Name Meaning: Spiked Lizard
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 5.5-6 meters (18-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (76-74 MYA)
  • Classification: Ceratopsidae --> Centrosaurinae --> "Centrosaurini"
  • Place Found: Alberta, Canada
  • Describer: Lambe, 1913

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Styracosaurus card

Styracosaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Scissors
  • Strength: 2000
  • Technique: 300
  • Attack:
    • Scissors (Critical): 600
    • Rock/Paper: 550
  • Types:
    • Defense Type (Japanese 2006 series; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Crisis Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 1; Taiwanese New Series; all versions' Secret Battle game)
    • Charge Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: スパイクがあるトカゲ
    • English: The Spiked Monster
    • Taiwanese: 尖波怪獸
  • Card Rarity: Gold
  • Owner: Zoe (D-Team, D-Team V.S. The Alpha Fortress arcade game)


Anime Stats[]


Styracosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Lightning Spear (never used)
Throw your opponent into the air, then spear them with a shaft of lightning from your horns! Although it never used it, Styracosaurus had the Lightning Spear Move Card in its Card Capsule, which was separated before Styracosaurus activated, and which Chomp found and started using after its defeat by the Alpha Gang.

DS Stats[]

Styracosaurus HQ B

Styracosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]

Styracosaurus (DKPM)[]

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Styracosaurus TCG card (DKPM)

(Unnamed Figure Ability) When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put its figure on it. Instead of attacking with this Dinosaur, you can remove its figure to look at your opponent's hand.


Styracosaurus TCG card

Styracosaurus TCG card (DKSS)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 2000
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKSS-010/032, DKCG-155/160
  • Card Rarity: Common (DKSS), Colossal Rare (DKCG)
  • Image From: cropped anime card
  • Abilities:
[Lightning Bolt] If you have another Lightning Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, you can choose 1 of your opponent's Dinosaurs. It loses 500 Power and all abilities until the end of the turn.

Charging Styracosaurus[]

Styracosaurus-Charging TCG Card

Charging Styracosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 2000
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKBD-016/100, DKS2-019/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare (DKBD), Common (DKS2)
  • Image From: Ep. 8 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Brainstorm] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, look at 1 card from the top of your deck for each Lightning Dinosaur you have in play. Then, put those cards back in any order.

Thundering Styracosaurus[]

Thundering Styracosaurus

Thundering Styracosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Rock
  • Power: 2300
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: DKS2-034/035, DKDS-015/100
  • Card Rarity: Common (DKS2), Gold Rare (DKDS)
  • Image From: 08 Special/08 Limited arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Lightning Prison] When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, you can choose one of your opponent's Dinosaurs. It loses 1000 Power and all abilities until the end of the turn.


Dinosaur King[]

In Maui Owie!, Styracosaurus' card was in a Card Capsule in Hawaii alongside the Lightning Spear card. However, after a curious dog dug up the Capsule in the sand and opened it, it accidentally knocked over half of the Capsule as it run away from an arriving storm, causing the Move Card to fall out and be carried away by the tide. Shortly afterwards, a lightning bolt activated Styracosaurus' Dinosaur Card. He chased a herd of cows, probably thinking that he was the same kind of creature, before encountering Chomp and stopping, helping to determine there was a thorn in Chomp's paw.

After that he befriended the D-Team, even surfing with Chomp on a giant display surfboard. When the Alpha Gang showed up, he tried fighting them but was overpowered by Terry and Spiny. Paris tried to heal him with Nature's Blessing, but Terry prevented that, Styracosaurus finally collapsing from exhaustion after Terry and Spiny's attacks (Tail Smash and Neck Crusher) knocked Chomp into him. Chomp tried to save him, but Ursula snatched his card, allowing the Alpha Gang to escape with him. Lightning Spear later washed ashore again and was claimed by the D-Team. Later that episode, Dr. Z put him under the Alpha Controller to give him a more aggressive personality.

In Alpha's Zeta Point, Dr. Z put him under the Alpha Controller again to allow the Alpha Gang to summon and control him without the Lightning Stone. He reappeared under Ursula's control in that same episode alongside Terry, surprising Max and Chomp when he attacked, defeating Chomp with his horn and also hitting Ace to help Terry defeat him. He was recalled along with Terry after the cliffhanger by Ed and later faced the D-Team again but was defeated after a brief fight with Ceratosaurus and picked up by Chomp, allowing Max to reclaim his card.

Another Styracosaurus was later seen in Carnival of Chaos as part of the Alpha Gang's dinosaur amusement park; like the others, lack of being fed made its control device malfunction and let it wander freely. It charged Mrs. Taylor and the D-Team, but Dr. Taylor knocked its control device off with his whip, the exhausted dinosaur return to its card, making the D-Team realize that simply removing the devices would defeat the dinosaurs. Its card was quickly retrieved by an Alpha Droid and was never seen again.

A herd of Styracosaurus were briefly seen in Max's dream at the beginning of Metal Imbalance.

A Styracosaurus was among the many dinosaurs that appeared in the present day in Dinosaur War! when the Backlander's time circuits malfunctioned from trying to use Seth's Copied Stones, but it returned to the Mesozoic when the time circuits failed after the Black T. rex's defeat.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

A recolored wild Styracosaurus helped Chomp fight Terry in Alien Parent Trap, it and a wild Pachycephalosaurus slamming into him and knocking him away.

Character Design[]


Styracosaurus was originally one of the gentlest and friendliest dinosaurs in the anime. Like most Lightning Dinosaurs from series 1, he made friends with Chomp and was very protective of him, whereby the D-Team noted that he was almost like a brother to Chomp. However, Styracosaurus' gentleness meant also that he was not a strong fighter, so that, when he was attacked by Terry and Spiny, he couldn't defend himself at all and was easily defeated without being able to land a single hit against them.

Later, however, after Dr. Z put his card through the Alpha Controller, Styracosaurus' personality changed and he became aggressive and violent like Tank. He was particularly aggressive against Chomp and seemed to have no memory of their previous friendship (or was influenced to ignore it). Due to his new personality, he was now a fierce attacker, although his stamina did not really increased as he was defeated by Ceratosaurus after a short fight and without the use of a Move Card. It is unknown whether Styracosaurus stayed that way after the D-Team saved him.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: えりかざりに大きな6本の角を持っている。鼻先の角も長くするどい。草食恐竜だ。
    • English: A herbivore with six large horns on its neck frill. It also has a long, sharp horn on its nose.
    • Taiwanese: 在領飾部分有6隻角,鼻尖的角也是又長又銳利,是草食恐龍。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: TBD
  • In the arcade, it shared the same roar with Gorgosaurus and the Secret-attribute Cryolophosaurus.
  • It was the first Gold rarity Lightning Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Along with Pachyrhinosaurus, Torosaurus, Triceratops, Chasmosaurus, Eucentrosaurus, Einiosaurus, Arrhinoceratops, and Brachyceratops, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Lightning Egg card.
  • Along with Stegosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Maiasaura, Albertosaurus, and Brachyceratops, it one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale North American Egg II card.
  • Styracosaurus was not available in the last few arcade versions, and it was the only one of the group of first Gold rarity arcade dinosaurs that didn't get a Super Form, as its status was replaced by the "Orange Triceratops" resembling Chomp (Super Triceratops' base form).
  • Styracosaurus was the first dinosaur in the anime which directly defeated Chomp (his previous battles with Terry and Saltasaurus had only weakened Chomp, causing him to collapse from exhaustion after defeating them).
  • Styracosaurus is similar to Genie: Both were very friendly towards others (Styracosaurus to Chomp, Genie to Zahrah) and got reversed personalities after falling into the villains hands and didn’t recognize or have any memories towards their previous aspects (Styracosaurus to the Alpha Gang, Genie to Shear).
    • However, compared to Genie, Styracosaurus is even more tragic because while Genie's aggressiveness was only due to his Spectral Armor, Styracosaurus' personality was change by the Alpha Controller, so it's possible that this change was permanent and he may never have returned back to his original friendliness (though with the Alpha Gang's "reformation", someone could theoretically make Dr. Z reverse the changes if they were still present).



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Fire: Tyrannosaurus (1st) · Mapusaurus (2nd)
Water: Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)
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