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A Dorat in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Alternate names Doratto, Drat,[1] Dorat A, B, and CGZB
Subtitle(s) Future Pet
(未来ぺット,   Mirai Petto)[2]
The Perfect Pet
(理想のペット,   Risō no Petto)MTG
Species Genetically engineered creatures
Height 30 centimeters[1][3]
Weight 0.8 kilograms[3]
Forms King Ghidorah (irradiated
amalgamated form)
Mecha DoratGZB
Controlled by Futurians
Enemies Grandpa Zilla,GZB Minilla,GZB Godzilla-kun,GZB Radon and Rodan, Moshu-Moshu
Designed by Shinji Nishikawa
Played by Puppets, Anna Nakagawa
First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Godziban
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Dorats (ドラット,   Doratto) are small, genetically engineered kaiju who appear in the 1991 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

Genetically engineered as pets in the 23rd century, three Dorats were brought back to the year 1944 as part of the Futurians' scheme to bring the nation of Japan to its knees before it could become a corrupt economic superpower in the future. After a Godzillasaurus was removed from Lagos Island in 1944, Futurian Emmy Kano left the three Dorats behind on the island. In 1954, they were exposed to the Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb test conducted at nearby Bikini Atoll, causing them to merge together and mutate into the three-headed monster King Ghidorah, which the Futurians then unleashed upon Japan in 1992.


The Dorats' name comes from the "dora" (ドラ) in "King Ghidorah" (キングギドラ). They are referred to as "Dorats" in the international English dub for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah as well as the English subtitles on Sony's 2014 Blu-ray release of the film, though most Japanese sources instead give them the English name Drat.

In Godziban, the Dorats are individually denoted Dorat A, B, and C.[4]


Dorat concept art by Shinji Nishikawa

The script for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah described the Dorats as "a synthetic organism resembling a cross between a bat and a cat," and they were designed by Shinji Nishikawa based on this description.[5][6] Some of Nishikawa's proposed designs for the Dorats very closely resembled cats, complete with fur covering most of their bodies. All of the designs incorporated bat-like wings in some capacity, while a great number gave the creatures black, pupil-less eyes. The final design opted to give the Dorats round bodies with small King Ghidorah-like wings at their sides and clawed feet. Their bodies were covered with King Ghidorah's trademark golden scales, while green fur was placed atop their heads. Their eyes were also made large and cat-like.

Three models were created to portray the Dorats, along with an additional hand-operated puppet that was operated by actress Anna Nakagawa, who played Emmy Kano.[5][6]


According to Emmy Kano, the Dorats were genetically engineered to be the perfect pets in the 23rd century. According to the Japanese novelization of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, the Dorats were engineered by the Futurians from genetic material recovered from the carcass of the "Space Super Monster King Ghidorah" found on the surface of Venus.


Heisei era

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

The Dorats were three genetically engineered pets brought from the future by the Futurians. They were kept on the Futurians' ship, MOTHER and its sister ship, KIDS. They were taken back in time to Lagos Island in 1944, where the Futurians believed the later Castle Bravo H-bomb test would mutate the Godzillasaurus living there into Godzilla. The Dorats seemed excited after being taken back in time, and Emmy Kano calmed them down using a special whistle. After the Godzillasaurus was transported to the Bering Sea, the Dorats were left behind to be exposed to the hydrogen bomb test in 1954, which combined and mutated them into King Ghidorah.

Reiwa era


The Three Dorat Brothers are time traveling troublemakers from the future that enjoy eating kaiju eggs that can fuse together into King Ghidorah to try and overpower anyone that gets in their way. This puts them at odds with Minilla as he guards a Rodan egg that eventually hatches into a baby he names Radon and the brothers are fine with settling on eating the young hatchling on a return attack.



Dorats are capable of flight.

Sensing emotions

The Dorats can sense feelings through microwave impulses.


The Dorats can be controlled using a special whistle used by Emmy Kano.


In Godziban, the Dorats can utilize psychokinesis, allowing them to levitate objects.

Dorat Beam

In Godziban, the Dorats can fire a Dorat Beam which takes the form of bolts of lightning.


In Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, radioactive fallout from a hydrogen bomb test allowed the Dorats to combine into King Ghidorah, while in Godziban they can do so at will.

Time travel

In Godziban, the Three Dorat Brothers are capable of traveling through time independently, though can only remain for three minutes before they are forcibly returned back to their original time. Their ability to fuse into King Ghidorah allows them to reset this time limit.

Physical abilities

In Godzilla Battle Line, the Dorats attack opponents by headbutting them.


In Godziban, the Three Dorat Brothers are only able to travel to another time period for three minutes, although this limit no longer applies if they transform into King Ghidorah. However, he will be forced to revert back to the Dorats if he sustains enough damage.

Video games

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

A Dorat makes a cameo in Godzilla, King of the Monsters for the Nintendo Game Boy, right before Godzilla battles King Ghidorah.

Godzilla Battle Line

The Dorats in Godzilla Battle Line
  • Stars: ★★
  • Energy Cost: 2
  • Attack Speed: 1.7 seconds
  • Search Range: 50
  • Target: Leader/Ground/Aerial
  • Reach: 35
  • Movement Speed: 16

A balanced aerial group unit that consists of 3 Dorats. As an aerial unit, it can unilaterally attack enemy units that do not have anti-aerial attack. It can also be used as a shield against strong enemy units, but is particularly vulnerable to powerful ranged attacks.



Main article: Dorat/Gallery.


Dorat's roars

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Germany.png German Dorato Transliteration of Japanese name
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Дорат Dorat Transcription of English name
Flagicon Serbia.png Serbian Дорат Dorat Transcription of English name


Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Heisei King Ghidorah / Mecha-King Ghidorah


This is a list of references for Dorat. 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 Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. January 2000. p. 28. ISBN 4091014704.
  2. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 81. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Godzilla Giant Monsters Super Encyclopedia (4th ed.). Kodansha. 15 March 1994. p. 25. ISBN 978-4063042702.
  4. Godziban magazine 2.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Monster Complete Works. Kodansha. 5 December 1991. pp. 61, 98. ISBN 4061777203.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Heisei Godzilla Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 2012. pp. 30, 32–33. ISBN 978-4-04-886119-9.


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