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Tupuxuara Dive (Tupuxuara Dive トゥプクスアラ・ダイブ) is a Normal Move Card.


Arcade Stats[]

Tupuxuara Dive Card 1

Tupuxuara Dive arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition+)

It is the first Assist Move of Tupuxuara.

  • Attribute: Normal
  • Sign: Rock
  • Usage Condition: This Move can activates after you win at any sign (after the icon "!" appeared).
  • Effect: Tupuxuara swoops in and hits your opponent for extra damage after a win!


This card was only available in the Japanese version.

Anime Stats[]

Normal Move back

Tupuxuara Dive's anime card's front is never seen

  • Attribute: Normal
  • Owner: Zander (Alpha Gang)
  • Used by: Tank
  • Debut: The Haunted Hunt
  • Used to Defeat: None
  • Effect: Tupuxuara swoops in and hits your opponent!
  • Other: It was Tank's seventh Move Card. Though the card is likely from Dr. Z, where the Tupuxuara it contains came from is never indicated.


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

In The Haunted Hunt, Zander had Tank use Tupuxuara Dive alongside Ursula using Spiny's Anhanguera Dive to help save the D-Team after they fell off a collapsing bridge. Tupuxuara caught Zoe, and then helped the two Anhanguera chase Foolscap away.


  • It is the first Assist Move of Tupuxuara in the arcade; though it debuted in the same wave as Green Impulse, the Gekizan 2nd Edition, Normal Moves come before Super Moves on the numbered listing.
  • It was the second Pterosaur Dive Move in the arcade.
  • The glow around Tupuxuara and the sign of the Move Card (Rock) are both red, like its head crest and wing pattern. The other 2 Dive Moves (Anhanguera Dive and Tapejara Dive) work similarly.
  • When multiple Dive Moves trigger at once, the pterosaurs attack in different manners. When all three trigger, Tupuxuara attacks last and flies high above the opponent, swooping down to strike and slamming them flat onto their stomach.
    • Unlike the Rush Moves, triggering at once results in sequential instead of concurrent attacks.
  • It is the second Move Card available as Fossil Card and is the 15th Fossil card in arcade.
  • In the anime, this Move was likely made by Dr. Z, as no other Dinosaur used it before Tank, though the origin of the Tupuxuara it summons is unknown.
    • This is therefore the only new Assist Move Card to appear in Mesozoic Meltdown that didn't come from the Space Pirates.
    • Since there were few opportunities when Dr. Z could have caught a living Tupuxuara in season 2, it is possible that Tupuxuara Dive was one of the original cards of Dr. Ancient's collection. If this is the case, it is possible that the Move Card was in the card-folio in Downtown Runaround, and was later retrieved by the D-Team in Escape from Zeta Point but was never used by them in season 1.



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Regular Moves: Atomic Bomb · Attack Boost · Attack Burst · Death Grind · Defense Boost · Defense Burst · Dino Swing · Diving Press · Elemental Power · Kamikaze Tackle · Life-Force Swap · Move Breaker · Neck Crusher · Power Drain · Stomping Hammer · Tail Smash · Technique Boost · Tie Attack · Wall Smash

Tie Trap (unreleased)

Assist Moves: Anhanguera Dive · Archaeopteryx Charm · Counterattack Recovery · Critical Block · Dromiceio Rush · Final Fury · Galli Rush · Haste · Leaellyn Cure · Light Recovery · Move Block · Quick Strike · Skydive · Struthio Rush · Stun Dash · Tag Team · Tapejara Dive · Tie Breaker · Triple Headbutt · Tupuxuara Dive · Venom Fang

"Microraptor Move Card" (unreleased)

Alpha Moves: ACT Missile · Alpha Dice · Banana Surprise · Dino Stuffer · Exciting Naporitan · Exciting Strawberry Cake · Fight! Kakutoroid! · Good Luck Omurice · Happy Pudding · Hold on! Kakutoroid! · Let's go! Kakutoroid! · Naughty Curry and Rice · Pounding! ACT Darts! · Smiling Hamburger · Soft Beam · Tie Bomb
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