Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King
For the Tyrannosaurus that appears in the anime, see Terry.
Altered/armored Tyrannosaurus from the anime also include Black T. rex, Gigas, and DinoTector Terry.

The Dinosaur King model is based on the type and long-time only species, Tyrannosaurus rex, but as of 2024 there is now a second species of Tyrannosaurus, T. mcraeensis, an earlier and possible anagenetic ancestor of T. rex.

General Statistics[]


full-sized Tyrannosaurus

  • Name: Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Name Meaning: Tyrant Lizard
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 12 meters (40 feet)
  • Time Period: Late Cretaceous (68-66 MYA)
  • Classification: Tyrannosauroidea --> Tyrannosauridae --> Tyrannosaurinae
  • Place Found: Alberta, Canada; Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and New Mexico, USA
  • Describer: Osborn, 1905

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Tyrannosaurus card

Tyrannosaurus arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)


It is one of the most commonly available Dinosaur Cards in the entire arcade game, included in every wave in some form between itself, its Fossil, and its Super form.

Anime Stats[]


Tyrannosaurus anime card (Terry)

Main article: Terry

DS Stats[]

Tyrannosaurus HQ A

Tyrannosaurus DS battle intro

  • Elemental Attribute: Fire
  • Critical Move: Paper
  • Rarity: 6 star
  • Battle Type: Attack Type (set Fossil), Counterstrike Type (random Fossil)
  • Fossil/Move Set: N. American Fossil (set & random, LV31 Blazing Spin(?))
  • Users:
  • Encyclopedia number: D01
  • Special Acquisition: For its set Fossil, get the Fossil Photo from Mr. Dandy in eastern South Dust Hills identified as a Tyrannosaurus by Minmi in the North American D-Site, then trade it back to him for the Old Note and follow its directions; a boulder blocks the spot until the player has the Old Note.
  • Other: Dr. Z's tutorial battle uses a level 1 Tyrannosaurus with only 100 HP instead of the default 200 to make the battle easier; the player can only select scripted moves in this battle, and as such is never attacked to confirm its 1MP Moves or Battle Type.

TCG Stats[]

Tyrannosaurus (DKPM)[]


Tyrannosaurus TCG card (DKPM)

(Unnamed Figure Ability) When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, put its figure on it. While this Dinosaur has its figure on it, it gains +200 Power. After it battles, remove its figure.


Tyrannosaurus TCG card

Tyrannosaurus TCG card (DKSS)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 2000
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKPR-001/009, DKSS-001/032, DKCG-153/160, DKT1-003/004
  • Card Rarity: Common (DKPR), Silver Rare (DKSS), Colossal Rare (DKCG), Colossal Exclusive w/ texture (DKT1)
  • Image From (DKPR): Geki 3rd arcade card
  • Image From (DKSS): (new art)
  • Image From (DKT1): cropped 06 4th arcade card
  • Altered Forms: Black Tyrannosaurus
  • Abilities:
[Overheat] During your turn, you can discard 1 Fire card to give this Dinosaur +1000 Power until the end of the turn. You can only use this ability once per turn.

Relentless Tyrannosaurus[]

Reientless Tyrannosaurus

Relentless Tyrannosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 1900
  • Level: 6
  • Life: 3
  • Card Code: DKTB-001/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare
  • Image From: 06 Rainy/08 Special/08 Limited arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Furious Charge] During your turn, you can discard 2 Fire cards. If you do, this Dinosaur gains +200 Power and the ability [Bite 2] until the end of this turn. (When this Dinosaur wins a battle, your opponent loses 2 extra Life Points.) You can only use this ability once per turn.

Terrifying Tyrannosaurus[]

Tyrannosaurus-Terrifying TCG Card

Terrifying Tyrannosaurus TCG card

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 2400
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: DKTA-001/100, DKTA-091/100
  • Card Rarity: Gold Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: Ep. 31 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Volcanic Rage] During your turn, you can discard 2 level 6 or higher Dinosaurs. If you do, this Dinosaur's Power becomes 3000 and it gains [Bite: 2] until the end of this turn. (When this Dinosaur wins a battle, your opponent loses 2 extra Life Points.) You can only use this ability once per turn.

Volcanic Tyrannosaurus[]


Volcanic Tyrannosaurus TCG card (Thai)

  • Element: Fire
  • Icon: Paper
  • Power: 2400
  • Level: 7
  • Life: 4
  • Card Code: JCL-001/100
  • Card Rarity: Thai Common
  • Image From: cropped 07 1st(+)/S2 1st/New 1st arcade card
  • Abilities:
[Volcanic Pressure] When this Dinosaur is on the field, all of the opponent's Dinosaurs gain 1 life.
[Combo Bite] When this Dinosaur used a Super Move and wins the battle, you opponent loses 1 extra Life Points.


Dinosaur King[]

In episode 1, Ed made a CGI animation of a Roman Colosseum-style stadium with a bunch of variously colored Tyrannosaurus running around in it for Dr. Z; Dr. Z was disappointed there was only one species present. Seconds later, a real Tyrannosaurus broke through the wall and destroyed the computer, chasing the two across Zeta Point.

A fossil Tyrannosaurus is mounted inside the D-Lab, seen in various episodes.

Much later, Dr. Owen made an animatronic Tyrannosaurus for Stanley Spinoberg's dinosaur movie colored after Terry, but Spinoberg repainted it with flower patterns and gave it a large bow and lipstick because he wanted a heartwarming mother-child reunion in his movie instead of science. Its skin was torn off the wire frame by pet-sized Chomp when he was put in the scene for filming and bit its nose.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: もっとも有名な肉食恐竜だ。大きな口にはするどい歯がずらりとならんでいる。
    • English: The most famous carnivorous dinosaur. Its huge mouth is lined with strong, sharp teeth.
    • Taiwanese: 最知名的肉食恐龍,將大口張開之後可以看到整列極為犀利的牙齒。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: The most famous carnivore of all. Its huge mouth is lined with sharp teeth.
  • One of Tyrannosaurus' arcade card (07 2nd/S2 2nd/New 2nd) features a Tyrannosaurus fighting with three Triceratops, a rare feature of other species on a dinosaur card.
  • It is the first Gold rarity Fire Dinosaur card in the arcade.
  • Tyrannosaurus' Japanese Fossil card used to be misprinted. According to Japanese SEGA news on January 25, 2008, the barcode of its card is the barcode of Tarbosaurus' Fossil card.
  • Along with Carcharodontosaurus, Torvosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Alioramus, and Yangchuanosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese and Taiwanese non-sale Fire Egg card.
  • It is the 8th dinosaur available as a Fossil Card in the arcade.
  • Along with Pachyrhinosaurus, Edmontonia, Corythosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Dilophosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale North American Egg card.
  • Along with Majungasaurus, Prosaurolophus, Tuojiangosaurus, Afrovenator, Diceratops, Albertosaurus, Achelousaurus, Muttaburrasaurus, and Opisthocoelicaudia, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese Red Dinosaurs Egg card.
  • Along with Daspletosaurus, Tarbosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Alioramus, and Albertosaurus, it is one of the available dinosaurs in the Japanese non-sale Hot Tyrants Family card.
  • In the arcade, Tyrannosaurus is usually the first Dinosaur Card in a wave's card list when it is present, and it is in nearly every wave.
  • The Tyrannosaurus from the Dinosaur Jungle level from Sonic and the Secret Rings (a game developed too by SEGA) looks like the Tyrannosaurus from Dinosaur King (see gallery) except that they have several horns on their head.
  • Tyrannosaurus have teeth up to 13 inches (33 cm) long.
  • A Tyrannosaurus can run up to 25 mph (40 km/h).
  • Tyrannosaurus is one of the few animals where the females were bigger than the males.
  • In the TCG, Tyrannosaurus and Utahraptor are the two Dinosaurs who have 2 Colossal Rare cards.




Dinosaur King Arcade Game 恐竜キング - Tyrannosaurus VS Operation-Dinosaur Rescue

Shockwave Production's Tyrannosaurus arcade gameplay (Operation Rescue)


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