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Bakugon in Zone Fighter
Subtitle(s) Illusory Terror-Beast
(幻想恐獣,   Gensō Kyōjū)[1]
Great Terror-Beast (大恐獣,   Daikyōjū)
Height 80 meters[2]
Weight 69,000 metric tons[2]
Place(s) of emergence Planet Garoga[1]
Controlled by Garogas
Relations Garogas (creators)
Allies Garogas
Enemies Zone Fighter
First appearance Zone Fighter episode 23, "Secret of the Great Terror-Beast Bakugon"

Bakugon (バクゴン,   Bakugon) is a tapir-like Terror-Beast who first appeared in episode 23 of the 1973 Toho tokusatsu kaiju series Zone Fighter, titled "Secret of the Great Terror-Beast Bakugon."


Bakugon's name is most likely derived from the baku, a tapir-like creature from Japanese mythology upon which the monster's design may have been based.


Bakugon is a tall monster who draws on characteristics of tamanduas and tapirs. He has brown fur with a white torso and a black snout, ears and hands. Bakugon also has a red spot on the side of his neck. Bakugon appears to be augmented with cybernetics, as he has a set of metal objects on his back. A set of spikes also runs down to Bakugon's snout from the top of his neck.


Zone Fighter

"Secret of the Great Terror-Beast Bakugon"




Bakugon is able to spit fire from its snout, with anything it touches set ablaze.

Illusion magic

Bakugon was able to use illusion magic (幻想マジック,   gensō majikku), causing Zone Fighter "anguish" by distorting his vision, seeming to teleport around him, and producing multiple versions of itself.

Hallucination gas

Bakugon is capable of producing an invisible gas which causes anyone that inhales it to hallucinate. This was demonstrated when several schoolchildren inhaled the gas and believed they were seeing a beautiful garden, when in reality it was just a scrapyard. The illusion was unable to be broken without wearing a specially made Zone Glass.

Superheated gas

According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Bakugon can emit a superheated deadly gas (高熱殺人ガス,   kōnetsu satsujin gasu) from his back, though this is never demonstrated.[3]


Main article: Bakugon/Gallery.


This is a list of references for Bakugon. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (28 July 2014). Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 137. ISBN 978-4-09-682090-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ballard, Jim M. (14 November 2009). "ZONE FIGHTER Series Guide". SciFi Japan. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021.
  3. Sakai, Yukio, ed. (24 March 1990). All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume). Keibunsha. p. 211. ISBN 4-7669-0962-3.


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