Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

There is well-known confusion over its name's meaning due to its similarity to the Latin/Spanish "tauro"/"toro" meaning "bull" presumably due to its large horns, but is actually in reference to the large holes in its frill via the Greek "toreo" (likely, at least, as Marsh never specified its origin in his original papers). Some scientists (starting in 2010) consider Torosaurus fossils to simply represent mature Triceratops after their frills had extended, but later research (2011, 2012, and 2013) seems to prove otherwise.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Torosaurus

  • Name: Torosaurus latus
  • Name Meaning: Perforated Lizard
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 8-9 meters (26-30 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (68-66 MYA)
  • Classification: Ceratopsidae --> Chasmosaurinae --> Triceratopsini
  • Place Found: Canada; USA
  • Describer: Marsh, 1891

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Torosaurus card

Torosaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 1st Edition)

  • Attribute: Lightning
  • Sign: Rock
  • Strength: 1600
  • Technique: 600
    • Compatibility Tab: 3
  • Attack:
    • Rock (Critical): 860
    • Scissors/Paper: 370
  • Types:
    • Attack Type (Japanese 2006 series; English & Taiwanese Series 1)
    • Heroic Type (Japanese 2007 series; English Series 2; Taiwanese New Series)
    • Blitz Type (Japanese Gekizan series)
  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 長大ちょうだいな盾 (Grown Neck Frill)
    • English: The Massive Shield
    • Taiwanese: 長大的盾
  • Card Rarity: Bronze
  • Altered Forms: Super Torosaurus


Anime Stats[]

Torosaurus card

Torosaurus anime card

Move Cards[]

Lightning Strike
Torosaurus charges and shoots a bolt of lightning from its horns at its opponent! It combined its Lightning Strike with Chomp's to defeat Terry.

DS Stats[]

Torosaurus Polar B

Torosaurus DS battle intro

TCG Stats[]

Torosaurus (DKPM)[]

Torosaurus TCG DKPM

Torosaurus TCG card (DKPM)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1600
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKPM-019/020
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: (new art)
  • Other: It is meant for gameplay with its plastic figure. Despite appearing to be new art, its card oddly shows Troodon alongside Torosaurus, a rare instance of showing another species even if it wasn't new.
  • Abilities:
(Unnamed Figure Ability) When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put its figure on it. While this Dinosaur has its figure on it, it gains +100 Power. You can remove its figure to look at 1 random card in your opponent's hand.


Torosaurus TCG Card

Torosaurus TCG card (DKCG)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1800
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKCG-030/160
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 29 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Coward] You can't Dino Slash this Dinosaur unless you already have 2 Dinosaurs in play.

Wandering Torosaurus[]

Wandering Torosaurus

Wandering Torosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1600
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: DKAA-017/100, DKAA-096/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 29 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Recharge] Instead of attacking with this Dinosaur, you can let 1 of your other Lightning Dinosaurs in play attack again this turn.
[Stun] Dinosaurs that battle with this Dinosaur lose all their abilities during the battle, and any effects from those abilities after the battle are negated.

Energetic Torosaurus[]


Energetic Torosaurus TCG card (French)

  • Element: Lightning
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1600
  • Level: 4
  • Life: 2
  • Card Code: SAS-018/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare
  • Image From: cropped Geki 1st arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Pack Stun] As long as you have a level 7 Dinosaur in play, this Dinosaur gains the ability [Stun] (the Dinosaurs that battle with this Dinosaur lose all their abilities during the battle, and any effects from those abilities after the battle are negated).


Dinosaur King[]

Torosaurus' card was activated in Rhino or Dino? by sparks from a broken lamp after a rhino attacked Ungaro's tent, but the poacher mistook it for a large rhino itself. After remaining elusive for a time, he arrived suddenly to protect Ace and the D-Team from Spiny before running off with pet-sized Chomp, as the two belong to closely related species. He later fought against Terry to defend Chomp, but when they were found, Paris was summoned to help him fight against Terry and Spiny. When Terry tried to attack Paris, Torosaurus hit him, but was thrown into Chomp. He was nearly beaten by Terry, until Chomp finally managed to be summoned full-sized to save him. He combined his Lightning Strike with Chomp's and they defeated Terry, but the battle had weakened Torosaurus, making him collapse and return to his card out of exhaustion. His card and Move Card were claimed by Max.

A Torosaurus appears in Max's dream in Metal Imbalance among the crowd of dinosaur asking him to "save us".

A small herd of Torosaurus are brought into the present in Dinosaur War! by the malfunctioning Backlander, but are returned when the time circuits fail completely following the Black T. rex's defeat.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

Another Torosaurus is briefly seen in a glass dome cage on the Space Pirate's ship in Two Shoguns are Better than One, and in the finale is discovered and rescued by Dr. Z along with the other dinosaurs there.

Character Design[]


Torosaurus is both a very peaceful and very strong dinosaur. Like most Season 1 Lightning Dinosaurs, he became friends with Chomp and showed a strong protective instinct for him. In the fight against the Alpha Gang, he also protected Paris from Terry's attack despite not having met prior (though seeing she was there to support him) and later combined his Lightning Strike with Chomp's to defeat Terry. In this respect, he can be regarded as one of the wild dinosaurs who developed a particularly strong friendship with the D-Team.




p · e · t Lightning Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Chomp · Styracosaurus · Anchiceratops · Torosaurus · Pentaceratops
Season 2: Chomp · Chomp/Armor · Diceratops · Diceratops/Armor · Achelousaurus · Achelousaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops · Anchiceratops/Armor · Maximus/Armor
p · e · t Lightning Dinosaurs
Normal: Achelousaurus · Albertaceratops · Anchiceratops · Arrhinoceratops · Brachyceratops · Centrosaurus · Chasmosaurus · Diceratops · Einiosaurus · Eucentrosaurus · Monoclonius · Pachyrhinosaurus · Pentaceratops · Styracosaurus · Torosaurus · Triceratops · Udanoceratops · Zuniceratops
Altered/Armored: Achelousaurus/Armor · Anchiceratops/Armor · Anchiceratops/Super · Arrhinoceratops/Alpha · Brachyceratops/Super · Chasmosaurus/Alpha · Chomp/Armor · Chomp/Super · Diceratops/Armor · Diceratops/Super · Einiosaurus/Alpha · Eucentrosaurus/Super · Maximus · Maximus/Armor · Pachyrhinosaurus/Armor · Pentaceratops/Armor · Pentaceratops/Black · Torosaurus/Super · Triceratops/Alpha · Triceratops/Armor · Triceratops/Super
Main: Chomp · Maximus
Others: Mini-King

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)