Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Dino Slash! Parasaurolophus, bloom!

—Zoe Drake, Summoning Speech

Zoe Drake (Tatsuno Malm) is one of the three main heroes in Dinosaur King, being one of Max Taylor's best friends along with Rex Owen. She is voiced by Tomoko Kobashi in the Japanese version, and by Kether Donohue in the English dub.

Character Design[]

Her appearance differs from the arcade and DS Game to the anime.

In the anime, she has pastel pink hair and violet purple eyes. She wears a ebony-black, midriff-baring top with short sleeves under an unbuttoned, mustard-and-scarlet safari-vest. She also wears shorts (with a leather fanny pack) that match the color of her vest, with thigh-length, black socks and lime-and-flacken sneakers. She wears an emerald-green choker and a dinosaur-tooth necklace, as well as lime wristbands. She styles her hair in pigtails held by yellow scrunchies, and her sunglasses double up as a camera. Other single-episode outfits include a green swimsuit with pink trim, a pink ninja suit, and a Christmas outfit (more seen in the Gallery).

In the arcade and DS Game, her hair is hot pink with a red tint, and violet purple eyes. She wears a black tank top covered by a yellow-and-red vest, which is buttoned. Also, the vest's sleeves are longer in comparison to its anime counterpart; the tank top is also shorter than the anime's shirt . Her shorts however, appear the same as they did in the anime. She also wears goggles instead of sunglasses. Although she retains her green choker, she does not wear a dinosaur-tooth necklace.


In her Japanese name, her family name, Tatsuno (竜野) contains the characters for dragon (竜) and field (野). Malm (マルム) is derived from the name for Upper Jurassic series of rock formations[1].

The name Zoe means "life" in Greek, while "drake" can be used to refer to dragons, who share a word with dinosaurs in Japanese.


She is a caring person, although she can be a bit bossy. She is pretty happy-go-lucky, and has a sort of rivalry with Ursula, whom she has a tendency to call "the old lady" (episode 1, et al.). That comment is known to annoy Ursula to a great extent, as she can hear them wherever she is. Zoe also bossed the boys around whenever Max's mother is not present, especially after they don't clean up after themselves. Rex has a crush on Zoe, but it is unknown whether or not Zoe returns those feelings, as she only seems to like famous people in the original series. She can also pretty tough, because she pushed Rex pretty hard and smacked Jim so hard he flew into the air and caused the setup for the next episode. By then, she may also begin to show interest in the boys, trying to persuade Max that a little kiss is nothing as she leans in to kiss him, and later showed irritability when the two boys have crushes on Zahrah.

In the arcade game, Zoe is more independent, although she still worries over Max and Rex like an older sister. She is noted to say more mature words, and speaks like an adult. She has a strong personality and states her views. Zoe is also lively and cheery.


  • "That old lady was weird." (Dinosaur King episode 1)
  • "Dino Slash! Parasaurolophus, bloom!" (earlier English summoning speech)
  • "Dino Slash! Spring up, Parasaurolophus!" (later English summoning speech)
  • "Ikeyo! Parasaurolophus!" ("Go, Parasaurolophus!"; Japanese summoning speech)
  • (picking Chomp up and putting him in her arms) "That's not nice. You know, you're acting almost as immature as your owners are."
  • "Look! It's the old lady." (take your pick)
  • (to Gabbro) "Hey, big guy with the wings, leave Sophia alone! Do you hear me?"
  • (to Foolscap) "I got news for you. We don't even know what a Spectral Pirate is!"


Main article: Paris

She owns a Parasaurolophus named Paris. Paris often mimics Zoe's behavior and occasionally bosses Ace and Chomp around, similar to Zoe's bossing Max and Rex. However, the D-Team would have lost many battles without her. Paris is also shown to be playmates with Chomp, because they're herbivores from the Cretaceous Period. In the arcade games, Zoe like the other D-Team members can use all the elements from the dinosaurs, but will usually use Grass Dinosaurs, but also uses Lightning Dinosaurs to destroy the Alpha Base Fortress in a cutscene.



Dinosaur King[]

Zoe first appears the morning after Max sees the meteor, complaining about how he woke her up so early. When they arrive at the area where the meteor crashed, she picks up the Grass stone, causing her to become the wielder of Grass Dinosaurs. When Terry and the A-Team arrive to capture Chomp, Zoe and Rex witness Max fend them off by summoning Chomp. When the A-Team reveals themselves, Zoe calls Ursula an old lady, much to the older woman's annoyance.

The next day, the D-Team go to the D-Lab, where Zoe's sister, Reese, has developed gadgets to summon their dinosaurs. Dr. Owen then reveals that he found two dinosaur cards at a dig site over in Alberta, Canada; a Grass Parasaurolophus card and a Wind Carnotaurus card. With those two dinosaur cards came two Move Cards, one for each dinosaur.

Mesozoic Meltdown[]

When Rex, his parents, and the Alpha Gang have to leave for the future, she and Max have a heartfelt farewell with him. When she asks him if he can travel back and visit, he sadly replies that it wouldn't be possible; the Backlander's engines were completely shot, and the Spectral Space Pirates' ship only had enough energy for the return home. Crestfallen, Max and Zoe ask him to take good care of their dinosaurs, and as the future group departs, they stand at the forefront, waving goodbye until they disappear.


Zoe's character is completely missing from the manga adaptation, having been added to the franchise first as an anime-only character, then being introduced to the arcade version.

DS Game[]

Although Zoe is unplayable in the DS game, she does appear as a character. At one point, the Alpha Gang steal random items from her (Seth takes her toothbrush). She was also taken hostage by Dr. Z and the rest of the Alpha Gang, and the boys had to save her.


TCG Stats[]

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Zoe Drake TCG Card (DKCG)

  • Team: D-Team
  • Card Codes: DKCG-145/160, DKTB-077/100, DKAA-071/100, DKBD-073/100, DKDS-072/100, DKTA-072/100
  • Card Rarities: Common (DKCG-DKBD, DKTA), Silver Rare (DKDS)
  • Image From (DKCG): Ep. 2 anime scene
  • Image From (DKTB): Ep. 27 anime scene
  • Image From (DKAA): Ep. 35 anime scene
  • Image From (DKBD): Opening Theme anime scene
  • Image From (DKDS): Ep. 50 anime scene
  • Image From (DKTA): Ep. 64 anime scene
  • Abilities:
(DKCG) You gain 1 Life Point. Then, search your deck for a Move and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.)
(DKTB) You can choose 1 of your level 5 or lower Dinosaurs. It has 1 less life during its next battle this turn. Search your deck for a Move or a "Paris" and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) You can include "Paris" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKAA) Choose 1 of your Grass Dinosaurs. It gains +700 Power the next time it battles this turn. Then, search your deck for a "Paris" and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) You can include "Paris" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKBD) The next time one of your Dinosaurs battles this turn, if it loses, put it into your hand instead of your discard pile. Search your deck for a Grass Super Move and put it into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) You can include "Paris" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKDS) Choose 1 Move and 1 Dinosaur in your discard pile and put them into your hand. You can include "Paris" in your deck only if you are using this Character.
(DKTA) Search your deck for 1 "Paris (Battle Mode)," 1 "Paris (Dinotector)," or both and put them into your hand. (Shuffle your deck after you search it.) You can include "Paris" in your deck only if you are using this Character.


  • Zoe's age is only given on NagoyaTV's website, where it is listed as 12 in the context of Mesozoic Meltdown. As Rex had a birthday in the first season and the passage of time isn't certain, Zoe may also have been 11 at some point during the series, but it isn't specified.
  • She and Ursula are the only characters to have a clearly different appearances between the anime, and the DS and arcade games.
  • She ranked 71st with 12 votes in Group 5 of the Official Anime Saimoe Tournament 2009.
  • She ranked 48th in the Dinosaur King Ranker.
  • Zoe's arcade and DS game outfit resembles that of Runo Misaki's from Spin Master's Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
  • Zoe's hairstyle is a common type of style seen in a few anime involving characters with a domestic nature. This is hairstyle is most notably seen in Shugo Chara when Amu Hinamori transforms with guardian character, Su.





  1. "名前の由来は恐竜の竜の字から竜野(たつの)と中生代ジュラ紀後期の名称、マルムから。", Source


p · e · t Main Characters
D-Team: Max Taylor · Rex Owen · Zoe Drake · Spike Taylor · Reese Drake
Alpha Gang: Dr. Z · Ursula · Zander · Ed · Rod · Laura · Seth (former) · Helga
Spectral Space Pirates: Spectre · Gabbro · Foolscap · Shear · Seth (former) · Goma