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Gorath in Gorath
Subtitle(s) Ominous Star (妖星,   Yōsei)
Diameter Showa: ~9,535-9,567 kilometers[note 1]
Anime: ~30 kilometers[1]
Mass Showa>35.834 octillion kilograms[note 2]
Anime: ~73.42 sextillion kilograms[1][note 3]
Controlled by XiliensGFW
Relations Monster X (vessel)GFW
Enemies Godzilla EarthGPM
First appearance Latest appearance
Gorath Godzilla: Final Wars

Gorath (ゴラス,   Gorasu) is a runaway celestial body that first appeared in the 1962 Toho film Gorath and later made an appearance in the film Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004.


Showa era


In 1979, the world's astronomical community noticed the presence of a rogue celestial object entering the solar system. This body was promptly called Gorath, and a crew of scientists aboard the Japanese JX-1 Hayabusa spacecraft were dispatched to investigate it. Computational results equated the mass of Gorath as 6,000 times the Earth's, but the Hayabusa's crew failed to account for Gorath's relatively small size, roughly half that of Earth. Identified as an extremely dense, newly formed star, it was realized that Gorath would destroy Earth if the two bodies collided. Unable to escape the force of Gorath's gravity, the crew of the Hayabusa relayed the last details of Gorath to Earth before being killed upon collision with the star's surface. Upon their death, a United Nations task force was formed to figure out how to deflect Gorath or move the Earth out of its path.

Millennium era

Godzilla: Final Wars

After the Xiliens revealed themselves to the people of Earth and teleported away the monsters attacking the planet's major cities, the Xilien Commander explained that his race had come to save mankind from an impending disaster. He revealed that a gigantic runaway asteroid called Gorath was on a collision course with the Earth and would arrive and destroy it very soon, and that the Xiliens wanted to prevent this disaster from happening. However, Miyuki Otonashi and some of the Earth Defense Force's members concluded that Gorath was merely a hologram, and that the Xiliens had more sinister intentions. The Commander was usurped and murdered by his protege, the Controller of Planet X, soon afterwards.

After the Xiliens' plan was exposed and the remaining members of the EDF boarded the Xilien Mothership, the Controller released his trump card against Godzilla. The Controller summoned the real Gorath asteroid to Tokyo, but Godzilla managed to destroy it with his atomic breath, creating a massive explosion that destroyed a large area of the city. However, Gorath was merely a vessel for transporting the Xiliens' ultimate weapon, the creature known as Monster X, who descended to the ground and challenged Godzilla.

Video games


GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

Gorath was discovered by Japanese amateur astronomers in 2038. It was an asteroid with a diameter of about 30 kilometers, and a mass comparable to the Moon, and its constituent substances were never fully known. In 2040, Japanese astronomer Dr. Tajiri realized that Gorath was going to collide with the Earth in 2042, and noted that Gorath seemed to have a will of its own, following an abnormal path to put itself on a collision course with Earth. Because of this, Tajiri proposed that Gorath could have been a space monster. Because it was determined to be difficult to change Gorath's path, it was declared the greatest threat to humanity in 2041, and thus preparations to evacuate the planet and establish a base in outer space were begun. However, in 2042, Godzilla appeared in the Arctic for the first time in five years and fired his atomic breath into space at the approaching Gorath, completely destroying it. It was later theorized that the reason Godzilla suddenly disappeared in 2037 was because he detected the approach of Gorath and went into hibernation to store enough energy to destroy it. The monster Battra also awoke earlier than his counterpart Mothra in order to respond to the approach of Gorath, but was apparently killed in battle with Godzilla.[1]



  1. Gorath's diameter is said to be 3/4 that of Earth. Earth's polar diameter is estimated at 12,713.6 kilometers, while its equatorial diameter is 12,756 kilometers. Thus, Gorath's diameter may be estimated at somewhere between 9,535 and 9,567km.
  2. Gorath's mass is said to be 6,000 times that of the Earth. Earth's mass is typically defined as 5.97237×1024 kilograms. Thus, Gorath's mass may be estimated as 3.583422e+28, or >35.834 octillion, kg.
  3. In GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla, Gorath's mass is estimated to be roughly equivalent to that of the Moon. The Moon's mass is typically defined as 7.342×1022 kilograms, equal to 7.342e+22, or roughly 73.42 sextillion, kilograms.


This is a list of references for Gorath. 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]

Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York City) • England • (London) • France (Paris) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City)Selgina
Geographic points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandFaro IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSollgel IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XThe MoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionM Space HunterPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Countries Japan (TokyoOsakaHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawaOmaezaki) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia
Geographic points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Lagos IslandSea of OkhotskInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBirth IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterMonster PlanetPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TowerNagoya CastleNagoya TowerYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeCosmo Clock 21Tokyo TowerKai Tak AirportTokyo Bay Aqua-LineTokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Telecom CenterIkata Nuclear Power PlantHaneda AirportAriake ColiseumUnderworld
Countries Japan (TokyoOkinawaTokaiManazuruHokkaido (Nemuro) • OsakaYokohamaTateyama) • United States (New York CityArizona) • France (Paris) • Australia (Sydney) • New Guinea (Papua) • China (Shanghai)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (KiganjimaInfant IslandJapan Trench) • Atlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Mount MyokoLake IkedaAokigaharaMount FujiArea G
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEuropeOceaniaAntarcticaNew Guinea) • GorathPlanet Fire God
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokai Nuclear Power PlantYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeSydney Opera HouseEiffel TowerTokyo Bay
Countries Japan (TokyoKamataShinagawaKamakuraMechagodzilla City) • England (London) • United States
Geographic points Mount FujiTanzawa PassPacific OceanTokyo Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaEuropeAmerica) • Kepler-452bTau Ceti e
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokyo StationAratrumOratio
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBostonSedonaWashington, D.C.) • Mexico (Isla de Mara) • Japan (Janjira) • PhilippinesFrance (French Polynesia) • Germany (Munich) • Jamaica
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull Island)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaEuropeAsiaAntarctica)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste RepositoryFenway Park
Printed media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew York CityTexasDistrict of Columbia) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil • (Sao Paulo) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • Mexico
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta IslandSatan Atoll)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEurope)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeEiffel TowerHell


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11 months ago
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Everyone gangsta until random planets almost destroy earth.


26 months ago
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Project Mechagodzilla Gorath 30km wide and "with the mass of the moon" on page 19.


26 months ago
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I'm not sure if Gorath's speed is ever said outright in Project Mechagodzilla, the closest thing is this...

If such a collision took place at a speed of several percenta the speed of light, it would be without doubt that the Earth itself would crumble.


30 months ago
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There are official statictis about FW Gorath?

Maybe in FW Super Complete Works??

Green Blob Thing

43 months ago
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Godzilla took this thing straight to the face and didn't even flinch.


30 months ago
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If you look at the Gorath's mass, it's 6,000 times of that from Earth, so it means even a planet larger than Earth, Godzilla took it into his face directly without any injuries.


30 months ago
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It was confirmed his mass in Final Wars continuity?
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