List of minor Toho monsters

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This page is a list of minor monsters from Toho-licensed media. This is defined as any kaiju, kaijin, animals, plants, or other beings whose roles have little overall relevance in the media they are featured in, and which are generally not trademarked. As a result, this page does not include characters such as the Meganulons and/or Meganulas, Fairy Mothra, Garugaru, the Barem, and Ghogo, who are all trademarked.

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Lists[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Godzilla series[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
(三葉虫,   Sanyōchū)

(トリロバイト,   Torirobaito)

Godzilla (1954)
Species: Prehistoric Arthropod • Length: 1 millimeter to 72 centimeters • Weight: 4.5 kilograms
Main article: Trilobite.
In Godzilla, a living trilobite was discovered by Dr. Kyohei Yamane in one of Godzilla's footprints on Odo Island. Yamane concluded from the creature's presence in the footprint, along with the age of the sediment found with it, that Godzilla must have been living in a deep underwater pocket since the Jurassic Period before being disturbed by H-bomb testing. In Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Dr. Tokumitsu Yuhara created a cybernetic "Mecha-Trilobite." This technology would lay the groundwork for the construction of Kiryu using the original Godzilla's skeleton.
Boiling earth-pool creature
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Godzilla Raids Again (1955) [stock footage and U.S. version]
Bulbous-eyed frog-like creature
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  • The Dimetrodons are an exclusive addition to the 1959 American version of the film with footage taken from Unknown Island (1948).
Prehistoric giant Gila monster
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  • The ceratosaurs are an exclusive addition to the 1959 American version of the film with footage taken from Unknown Island (1948).
Giant Lizard
(大トカゲ,   Ōtokage)

Large Lizard



Giant Lizard of Faro Island
(ファロ島の大トカゲ,   Faro-tō no Ōtokage)
Giant Lizard.png
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Species: Lizard • Height: 0.3 meters • Length: ~1 meter[1]Weight: 22.6kg • Place of Emergence: Faro IslandRoar:
Main article: Giant Lizard.
A Giant Lizard scared Kinsaburo Furue while he and an exploration party searched the jungles of Faro Island for King Kong. Osamu Sakurai informed Furue that it was only a lizard and instructed him to throw it down, then shot and killed the reptile with his rifle.
Giant Octopus
(大ダコ,   Ōdako)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965) [alternate ending]
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Main article: Giant Octopus.
In King Kong vs. Godzilla, the Giant Octopus attacked a native village on Faro Island before being driven off by King Kong. The Giant Octopus was also featured in the unused alternate ending for Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965), where it appeared from the depths of a lake and dragged Frankenstein underwater to his apparent death after his victory over Baragon. The Giant Octopus' last film appearance to date came the following year in The War of the Gargantuas (1966), where it attacked a boat and fought Gaira at sea.
Mystery Bones
of Infant Island
Infanto-tō no Kaikotsu

Skeleturtle [fan name]

Kame no Gaikotsu

Infant Island's Kai Kotsu

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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Species: Turtle • Height: 1 meter • Length: 2 meters • Weight: 500kg • Place of Emergence: Infant Island
Main article: Skeleturtle.
The Mystery Bones of Infant Island were present when Ichiro Sakai, Junko Nakanishi, and Shunsuke Miura arrived on the desolate and irradiated Infant Island. The creature has since appeared in print media and has even received official merchandise.
Other Mystery Bones
of Infant Island
Infanto-tō no Betsu
no Kaikotsu
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In addition to the Skeleturtle, Ichiro Sakai and his team discovered several other mysterious skeletons strewn across Infant Island. These included a giant skull and ribcage, smaller long-snouted skulls, and several others.

As with the Skeleturtle, an ornament of the Other Mystery Bones of Infant Island was produced by Cast. It is able to be attached to the Skeleturtle ornament to create a fuller scene of the island.
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Giant Condor
(大コンドル,   Ōkondoru)

Giant Eagle
(大ワシ,   Ōwashi)

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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
[stock footage, as "Giant Eagle"]
Main article: Giant Condor.
In Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, the Giant Condor attacked Godzilla on Letchi Island, but was promptly killed by a blast of his atomic breath. It reappeared through stock footage as the Giant Eagle in All Monsters Attack.
Giant Praying Mantis
(大カマキリ,   Ōkamakiri)
Giant Praying Mantis
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Height: ~2 meters[2]Place of Emergence: Sollgel IslandRoar:

The Giant Praying Mantises were native to Sollgel Island, and stalked its jungles at night. One mantis wandered too close to the camp of several United Nations scientists on the island, who were able to scare it away with gunshots. When the scientists' weather-controlling experiment went awry and triggered unrelenting radioactive storms, three of these mantises were mutated into giant monsters dubbed Kamacuras.

Hitokui Shokubutsu
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All Monsters Attack (1969)
Height: Unknown[3][4]Weight: Unknown[3][4]Place of Emergence: Dream Monster Island[3]
Main article: Maneater.

The Maneater appeared when Ichiro Miki walked in front of it, distracted by watching Minilla trying to fire atomic breath in front of Godzilla, but failing. The Maneater sneakily grabbed Ichiro, put him up to its body, and covered his mouth so he could not talk. Ichiro then woke up from his dream and realized that he was being kidnapped by bank robbers.

  • The Maneater's Japanese name, Hitokui Shokubutsu, literally translates to "man-eating plant," referencing how it grabbed Ichiro Miki and tried to eat him. A 2008 Cast ornament of the creature gives it the full name Man-Eating Plant of Dream Monster Island (夢の怪獣島の人食い植物,   Yume no Kaijū-tō no Hitokui Shokubutsu).
Cast Maneater ornament tag
Smog Factory
Kōgai Kōjō
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

During one of the film's animated segments, the Smog Factory made an appearance, grabbing up surrounding trees with its claws and growing in size while producing large quantities of smog. Hedorah appeared and ate the smog being produced, sitting on top of the factory and consuming it whole. Once the Smog Factory was completely consumed, Hedorah flew away.

  • An ornament of the Smog Factory along with an animated Hedorah has been produced by Cast.
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  • Along with Hedorah, the Smog Factory is one of the first characters in the Godzilla franchise to appear in animation.
Fish People
Sakana Ningen
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The Fish People were the product of a hallucination experienced by Yukio Keuchi while at a nightclub. He hallucinated that the other patrons all possessed fish heads as they were dancing to the song "Return the Sun!." After shaking his head, he quickly snapped out of the hallucination.

(シュクラ,   Shukura)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) Also known as the "homework monster," Shukra is one of Gengo Odaka's original monsters.
(ママゴン,   Mamagon)
Also known as the "monster of strict mothers," Mamagon is one of Gengo Odaka's original monsters. Her design is loosely based on Gengo's girlfriend Tomoko Tomoe.
(ショッキラス,   Shokkirasu)

Giant Sea Louse

The Return of Godzilla (1984)
Main article: Shockirus.
A sea louse mutated after feeding on Godzilla, Shockirus came aboard the Fifth Yahata Maru and killed many of its crew members. It later attacked Goro Maki when he came aboard the ship, but was subsequently killed by Hiroshi Okumura.
(ドラット,   Doratto)

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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Main article: Dorat.
Genetically engineered pets from the future, three Dorats were released on Lagos Island in 1944 by the Futurian Emmy Kano. In 1954, the Dorats were exposed to the Castle Bravo H-bomb test, which merged them together and mutated them into King Ghidorah.
Zuiyo-maru creature
(ニューネッシー,   Nyū Nesshī, lit. New Nessie)
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) (photograph)

Zuiyo-maru creature

(シプニオキス,   Shipuniokisu)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

Shipniocus is a prehistoric fernaceous plant discovered adhering to the eggs of both BabyGodzilla and Rodan on Adonoa Island. It emits a mysterious telepathic energy which, when interpreted by psychics and fed into a recording, produces a melody. Whenever Baby or Rodan heard this melody, they received a large intake of power. In the case of Rodan, the energy from this melody was sufficient to revive him following his battle with Godzilla and transform him into Fire Rodan.

Pteranodon Robot
(翼竜ロボット,   Yokuryū Robotto,
lit. Pterosaur Robot)


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The brainchild of Kazuma Aoki, the Pteranodon Robot was a flying vehicle modeled after the Pteranodons he adored so much. Aoki brought the completed robot to the enclosure where BabyGodzilla was being held by the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center and cared for by Azusa Gojo. Aoki let Azusa ride on the robot with him, but as they passed over Baby's enclosure the robot sputtered and suddenly dropped out of the sky, crashing in the enclosure. Both Aoki and Azusa were unhurt, though the Pteranodon Robot was damaged. Aoki later repaired the Pteranodon Robot and used it to exit the Garuda during the battle between Godzilla and Super Mechagodzilla.

(イッシー,   Isshī)
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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) Issie is a cryptid said to inhabit Japan's Lake Ikeda. It is only seen on signs advertising the lake, from where Mothra would soon emerge.
(メカトリロバイト,   Mekatorirobaito)[5]


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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
Main article: Trilobite#Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

By 1999, scientist Tokumitsu Yuhara had successfully created a cybernetic trilobite, which was dubbed a Mecha-Trilobite (メカトリロバイト,   Mekatorirobaito). Using living nerves and tissue from Horseshoe crabs along with robotic components and special "DNA computers," Yuhara perfectly replicated the extinct arthropod, which moved and behaved as if it were alive. Yuhara intended to use this method to preserve extinct and endangered species. When the Japanese government learned of Yuhara's work, it recruited him to use his method to cybernetically revive the original Godzilla as a battle machine dubbed Kiryu, so it could fight the current Godzilla.

(フターミ,   Futāmi)
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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

Futami is only seen in a DNA canister.

(テズーカ,   Tezūka)
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Tezuka is also only seen in a DNA canister.

Tezuka is named after Katsumi Tezuka, who played monsters like Godzilla, Anguirus, Meganulon, Moguera, Varan, the Mothra Larva, and Maguma.

MonsterVerse[edit | edit source]

Main article: List of MonsterVerse monsters#Films.

Other Toho films[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Snowman's child
Yuki Otoko no Kodomo

Baby Snowman

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Half Human (1955)
Main article: Snowman's child.


Liquid Toad
Ekitai Gama
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The H-Man (1958)
Main article: Liquid Toad.
Mythical Bird
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The Three Treasures (1959) During the introduction of the Japanese Gods and Goddesses, a Mythical Bird can be seen flying around.
Monkey Sun (1959)
Vampire Plant
Kyūketsu Shokubutsu
lit. Bloodsucking Plant)
Mothra (1961)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
[stock footage]
Main article: Vampire Plant.

When Shinichi Chujo was exploring Infant Island on his own, he comes across mutated flora. As he passed through the low-hanging vines, the plants attacked him, squeezing him into unconsciousness. Before passing out, the last thing he sees are the Shobijin, who save his life.

Giant Boar
(大猪,   Ōinoshishi)
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Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)

While hunting for food, Frankenstein attempted to lure a Giant Boar into a trap he had dug. However, the animal escaped and a tank fell into the trap instead.

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Giant Sea Serpent
(大海蛇,   Ōumihebi)
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King Kong Escapes (1967)
Main article: Giant Sea Serpent.
(コンドル,   Kondoru)
Latitude Zero (1969)

The condor was caught and kept in a containment cell by the evil scientist Malic.[7] Eventually, the condor was brought out when Malic needed to create a monster to intercept the crew of the Alpha. It was slaughtered, and its wings were cut off, which would later be grafted to a lion possessing the brain of the Black Shark's captain Kroiga, forming the Griffon.

Giant Rats
(大ネズミ,   Ōnezumi)

Giant mice

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Main article: Giant Rat.
Mata mata turtle
Matamata game
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Space Amoeba (1970)

Venturing through the jungles of Sergio Island, Saki screamed at the sight of a mata mata turtle. After the failures of Gezora and Ganimes, the Space Amoeba transformed it into the giant turtle monster Kamoebas.

Sergio Island Bats
Serujio-jima no Kōmori

Giant Bats
(大コウモリ,   Ōkōmori)[8]

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Height: 80 centimeters[8]Weight: 1800 grams[8]

A swarm of bats caused Gezora, a monster created by the malevolent Space Amoeba, to break off his attack on a Sergio Island village. After Rico told the others about this incident, Dr. Miya concluded that ultrasonic waves must be the key to defeating the alien monsters. While searching for bats, Kudo and Ayako were chased by another Space Amoeba-created monster, a giant turtle called Kamoebas. They discovered a cave housing the flying mammals. The bats' sonar repelled the monster, proving Dr. Miya's theory. The next day, the alien directed Obata to light the entrance of a cave on fire in an attempt to kill the bats. He revealed his alien possession to the others, but an emotional appeal by Ayako allowed his human side to resurface long enough to let the bats escape. The aliens took control once again, summoning Kamoebas and a second Ganimes to the island to finally destroy the humans. The bats swarmed around the two monsters, disrupting the extraterrestrial influence. No longer controlled by the aliens, the monsters came to blows.

Soft-bodied Humans
(軟体人間,   Nantai Ningen)

Mutants [fan name]

Soft-bodied Humans
Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
Subtitle: Mutant Kaijin (変異怪人,   Heni Kaijin)
Height: 130 centimeters[9]Weight: 30 kilograms[9]

In 1999, the scientist Ryougen Nishiyama warned humanity that if they did not stop the arms race, it would lead to World War III. To illustrate his point, he depicted a bleak future of a world dwelled by the mutated survivors of a devastating nuclear war; the Soft-bodied Humans in this hypothesis had reverted to an animalistic state and fought each other over whatever resources they could find among the wreckage.

Giant Slugs
(大ナメクジ,   Ōnamekuji)
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Height: 40 centimeters[10]Weight: 200 grams[10]

The Giant Slugs were created after the human race's struggle for survival led them to the Gibberellin, a plant which triples the growth rate of an average food harvest and Earth's pollution after corporations disobeyed the Japanese government's efforts to take care of the environment at all costs. Instead of complying to the agreement, corporations merely developed a technique to mask the noxious fumes being poured into the sky. So, after the excessive amounts of pollution and the Gibberellin's hormones, Earth's slugs were mutated into Giant Slugs. Fortunately, the Japanese government wasted no time in eradicating the oversized mollusks, sending flamethrower-equipped soldiers to take care of the creatures. Thanks to the Self Defense Force, every last one of the Giant Slugs were burned alive.

Giant Carnivorous Tree
Kyodai Nikushoku-ju

Mutant Flower [fan name]

Giant Carnivorous Tree

While the United Nations investigation team are dispatched to New Guinea, a Giant Carnivorous Tree eats a bird.

Giant Bats
(大コウモリ,   Ōkōmori)[8]

Bloodsucking Bats
Kyūketsu Kōmori

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Height: 1 meter[8]Weight: 10 kilograms[8]

A United Nations investigation team goes missing after being dispatched to New Guinea after a series of freak climate changes that were occurring across the globe. A second party is sent out to gather information on the incident and to rescue the first party. It is revealed that atomic dust clouds are polluting the interior of New Guinea. The United Nations team is forced to don anti-radiation suits to continue venturing through New Guinea. As they continue their journey, the second party realizes that the local wildlife has been irradiated by the dust clouds. Some of those creatures were the Giant Bats. The Giant Bats assaulted the United Nations team, and the members of the team were forced to duck and cover to prevent the blows from the Giant Bats' wings. Eventually, the group pulled out pistols, shot the Bats down, and continued on their journey.

Giant Leeches
(大蛭,   Ōhiru)

Mutant Leeches [fan name]


A United Nations expedition team was sent to New Guinea to rescue a previous expedition team that went missing after a series of freak climate changes that were occurring across the globe. Upon arrival to New Guinea, the team discovered that atomic dust clouds had irradiated the animal population. After being attacked by Giant Bats, the team encountered mutant Giant Leeches living on the trees and in their branches.

Giant Plants
Kyodai Shokubutsu
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One of many strange phenomena occurring across Japan, a group of Giant Plants ensnared a passing subway in its tunnel before bursting through the windows and attacking the passengers onboard.

(竜,   Ryū)

Sea Dragon
(海竜,   Kairyū)[11][12]

Indian Dragon
Tenjiku no Ryū

[14][note 1]

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Princess from the Moon (1987)
Height: 15 meters[11][12]Length: 100 meters[13]Weight: 3,000 metric tons[11][12]Place of Emergence: Indian Ocean[14]
Main article: Dragon.

While a crew of sailors was sailing aboard their boat in the ocean, they witnessed the Dragon surface near their boat. Their first reaction was to shoot the Dragon with harpoons, landing only a few hits. The Dragon then swam at full speed toward the ship, destroying it and killing all aboard.

  • In addition to a prop of the monster's entire body, special effects director Teruyoshi Nakano also constructed a large animatronic of the Dragon's neck.
  • A popular rumor is that the Dragon prop was originally constructed for the unmade Toho and Hammer Films collaboration film Nessie and reused by Teruyoshi Nakano for Princess from the Moon. However, given that Nessie was cancelled nearly a decade before Princess from the Moon was produced, and that no confirmation of this is made in any known official books, this rumor is most likely false.
(恐竜,   Kyōryū)[15]
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Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)

Shortly after Rainbow Mothra traveled back in time to the Cretaceous Period, a Pteranodon flew past him, and a Tyrannosaurus rex pursued a herd of Triceratops nearby. As it bit into a straggler's neck, Cretaceous King Ghidorah seized it in his central head. Before the T-rex could be devoured and Cretaceous King Ghidorah could abduct the Triceratops, Rainbow Mothra made his presence known with a volley of Cross Heat Rainbow Lasers, causing the space monster to drop the screaming dinosaur.

After Rainbow Mothra severed part of Cretaceous King Ghidorah's tail with another Cross Heat Rainbow Laser, a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus observed the appendage as it burrowed underground and stared at each other in concern.


Television[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
The Firebird's eggs
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Godzilla Episode 1,
"The Firebird"
Brock and Quinn notice that the Firebird is heading straight for the Arctic, and so the Calico crew and Godzilla all head after the monster. Blake theorizes that the Firebird is going to lay eggs. Godzilla and the Firebird resume their fight in the Arctic.
Watchuki People
Watchuki People.jpg
Godzilla Episode 12,
"The Sub-Zero Terror"
Godzilla Episode 13,
"The Time Dragons"
Main article: Diplodocus.

A Diplodocus rose from the depths of the ocean to attack the Calico crew when they were sent back in time by a falling satellite. The dinosaur almost managed to destroy its enemies, but it was stopped by Godzilla. Godzilla surfaced from the jungle to battle the Diplodocus, but once the Diplodocus saw Godzilla's fire breath, it quickly turned around and retreated.

  • The Diplodocus has no known abilities.
  • Diplodocus was a real dinosaur genus, and was actually an herbivore that lived on land rather than in the ocean. Diplodocus lived from 154 to 152 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period and, at up to 25 meters in length, was one of the longest land animals ever to walk the Earth.
Macro seahorses
The Giant Seahorses first sighted by the Calico
Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"
As their name suggests, these are seahorses mutated to gigantic proportions and are mostly accurate to their real-life counterparts, with segmented bony armor covered with an outer skin, an upright posture, equine features, and a curled prehensile tail. The only slight exception would be that of elongated crown-like spines or horns protruding from the back of their heads and necks, which seems uncommon for most species of seahorse. The giant seahorses are lightly green colored with yellowish underbellies and wide yellowish eyes. Upon first seeing the giant seahorses, Pete comments on them being 'the size of real horses'; however, by the climax of the episode, the giant seahorses have grown three or more times that size, when compared to the Calico's mini-subs.

The giant seahorses were among several marine animals enlarged to giant size, thanks to recent volcanic eruptions and a mysterious underground substance emerging from Capaldi Island; a relatively young formation which itself was created by the aforementioned geological activity. The giant seahorses were the very first of the enlarged animals, dubbed Macro-Beasts, to be spotted by the crew of the Calico, as the creatures swam quite gracefully on top of the ocean's surface.

Seemingly harmless creatures, compared to the more antagonistic giant manta ray, the giant seahorses were still herded along with their fellow Macro-Beasts and collared into an isolated pool near Calpadi's shore, thanks to the Calico's mini-subs piloted by Captain Majors and first mate Brock, though one giant seahorse did try to attempt an escape before being rounded back up with the others. Once entrapped within said pool, a gigantic iceberg brought by Godzilla was used to change the water's temperature, as cold icy water reversed the combined growing effects of the mysterious substance and brought volcanically heated water on the Macro-Beasts, transforming the giant seahorses and the rest of their enlarged brethren back to their original sizes.

  • The giant seahorses are extraordinary swimmers.
  • The mysterious purple substance that enlarges the Macro-Beasts is likely a direct reference to the titular subterranean chemical from H. G. Wells' novel The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth, which also enlarged any life form which consumed it.
  • The giant seahorses are probably one of the least threatening creatures to appear in the entire Godzilla franchise, coming off more as cute and simple-minded animals over anything else. However, their continuously increasing growth would have made them an ecological menace later on down the line, as with all the other Macro-Beasts.
  • Not counting purely fanciful and comedic plays on the pun within the fish's namesake, giant monsters based off on the otherwise benign and beloved seahorse are rather rare in fiction, with a scant example being Mega-Jappa from Ultraman Orb.
Macro jellyfish
Macro jellyfish
Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"

The giant jellyfish was one of several marine animals enlarged to giant size, thanks to recent volcanic eruptions and a mysterious underground, gooey substance emerging from Capaldi Island; a relatively young formation which itself was created by the aforementioned geological activity. The combination of heated water and the edible substance resulted in the once-normal jellyfish and its fellow sea creatures assuming such gigantic proportions, becoming the Macro-Beasts. It was the second Macro-Beast to be encountered by the visiting crew of the Calico, floating upon the ocean's surface.

  • The giant jellyfish is never seen again after its brief appearance, though it could be assumed that, like the other Macro-Beasts, the jellyfish returned to its original state thanks to the actions of Godzilla and his allies on board the Calico.
  • Brock comments on the giant jellyfish being "the size of a whale;" however, when visually compared to the Calico itself in the episode, the giant jellyfish appears to be even bigger than Godzilla himself.
Macro crab
Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"
The giant crab was among several marine animals enlarged to giant size, thanks to recent volcanic eruptions and a mysterious underground substance emerging from Capaldi Island; a relatively young formation which itself was created by the aforementioned geological activity. The giant crab disabled the Calico crew's mini-sub's radio and attempted to drag both Quinn and Brock into its cave. Luckily, Brock rescued them both by overheating the mini-sub's engine, burning the giant crab's claw and allowing them to escape and return to the Calico.
Macro electric eels
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Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"
The giant eels were among several marine animals enlarged to giant size, thanks to recent volcanic eruptions and a mysterious underground substance emerging from Capaldi Island; a relatively young formation which itself was created by the aforementioned geological activity. A large school of giant electric eels attacked Captain Majors and Brock, disabling their barriers and threatening to kill them. Captain Majors called on Godzilla, who arrived just in time to frighten off the eels with his laser beams, wrangling them into the cave.
Macro manta ray
Giant Manta Ray.png
Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"

The giant manta ray was mutated from the extreme heat of a volcanic explosion in the ocean. When it noticed the Calico, it tried to attack, but Godzilla was summoned. The beast shot an energy bolt at Godzilla, an ineffective attack which he countered with a punch, sending it back to its reef.

After all the ocean creatures were placed into the reef, the giant manta ray flew out of the water and started fighting Godzilla again. Godzilla squeezed it and threw it back into the reef. While it was sinking, Godzilla threw an iceberg at the reef, which reduced the water temperature and made all the marine animals their normal sizes again.

  • The giant manta ray can fire a bolt of energy from its tail.
Macro fish and sea life
Giant tropical fish feeds on the mutagen
Godzilla Episode 23,
"The Macro-Beasts"

The giant fish and sea life were among several marine animals enlarged to giant size, thanks to recent volcanic eruptions and a mysterious underground substance emerging from Capaldi Island; a relatively young formation which itself was created by the aforementioned geological activity. Giant blue fish, a giant sea turtle and a giant starfish are briefly seen by Quinn and Brock as they descend to uncover the cause of the Macro-Beasts. The giant tropical fish plays a vital role in the discovery of the Super-Food mutagen as it is witnessed increasing in size by Quinn and Brock. Other members of its species can be seen in the coral corral. The giant goldfish differed from the rest of the Macro-Beasts as it was found aboard the Calico, where Quinn had fed it the Super-Food; it was quickly reverted to its normal size after being exposed to ice water. Giant white fish, tunas and barracudas are briefly seen as Quinn and Pete are relaying information from the Calico's mini-copter to Captain Majors and Brock. A giant swordfish was seen along with giant sharks and giant squids as they were being driven into the coral corral by Captain Majors and Brock. Giant red fish, yellow fish, tropical blue fish, a sailfish and a sea turtle were seen in the final scene when they began to shrink.

Giant Lobsters
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 6,
"Cat and Mouse"

When Niko Tatopoulos and Audrey Timmonds are reunited, he is quickly pulled away to investigate sightings of Giant Lobsters. They are only mentioned and not seen.

  • The Giant Lobsters may be a nod to Ebirah.
Quetzalcoatl's chicks
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 10,
"Bird of Paradise"
Baby Nessie
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 11,
Baby Ice Borer
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 16,
Larval Giant Mutant Termites
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 17,
"Bug Out"
Infant Giant Mutant Widow Spiders
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 18,
"Web Site"
H.E.A.T. ventured into the jungle to find some of the spiders and collected a few samples. They broke up into two groups, but both were pursued by Infant Giant Mutant Widow Spiders. They got into a great fight and returned to the base to treat the wounded, but then discovered that these spiders were like widow spiders, but larger; this caused them to theorize that they might be a new species. Hicks planned to eliminate the spiders by dousing the island in pesticides, but realized that that would kill everything else on it. The spiders were resistant to almost all toxins, and the Queen Giant Mutant Widow Spider attacked the base.
Baby D.R.A.G.M.A.s
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 22,
"Future Shock"
Unnamed Mutant Mania monsters
Yellow-eyed reptile
Godzilla: The Series Episode 26,
"Freak Show"

Aside from Medusa and the Giant Gila Monster, the Mutant Mania Circus possessed at least two other monsters: one a green, yellow-eyed reptile, the other unseen except for swiping at Dr. Mendel Craven with a grey, armored claw.

Komodithrax's egg
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 27,
"End of the Line"

Godzilla and Komodithrax built a nest for Komodithrax's egg. H.E.A.T. used the H.E.A.T. Copter to prevent military helicopters from reaching it, but a Giant Turtle awakened and posed a new threat to the egg. Komodithrax was injured in the struggle, and Godzilla rose to fight the Giant Turtle. Komodithrax ultimately flipped the Giant Turtle over on his back and pushed him into a fissure in the ice, but also fell in with him alongside the egg.

Area 51 mutations
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 32,
"Area 51"
Main article: Area 51 Mutations.

After being created by American nuclear tests at Area 51, the Desert Lizard and Desert Rat were collected by the U.S. military and kept in Area 51 where they were tested to see if they could offer anything beneficial to humanity. They were then kept there in secret alongside the Thorny Devil and the Giant Armadillo, until the others escaped into the above-ground facility. They are the only two mutations that are shown not to have escaped, although it is unknown if any other mutations were kept on the facility.

Second Wave scorpions
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Godzilla: The Series Episode 34,
"Where is Thy Sting?"
Red plant mass
Godzilla Singular Point Episode 12,
"Explorer" and Episode 13,

The prolonged presence of the Red Dust in Tokyo brings forth a crimson plant mass spreading throughout the city, one that engulfs, weakens, and ultimately tears down buildings as it multiplies. Scientific and military experts nickname the phenomenon 'the Blob' or 'Gray Goo', both echoing the hypothetical scenario where out-of-control self-replicating machines or predatory cells consume all biomass on Earth.

  • The red plant mass shares similarities with the red weed from H. G. Wells' classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds (1898) as well as the future flora / fauna ecosystem influenced by Godzilla Earth's presence as seen in GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters.
Godzilla Singular Point Episode 13, "Together"

The SHIVA consortium was secretly constructing a robot around the Godzilla skeleton it had discovered.


Comics[edit | edit source]

Marvel[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Unnamed Earth monsters
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #2 Two monsters are shown to have fought Godzilla before the events of Godzilla, King of the Monsters. The first appears to be a large red lizard-like creature with antennae and four arms, while the second is a large blue bird-like creature with a mace-like spiked club at the end of its tail. It is unknown which Toho monsters these monsters are meant to represent, if any.
Doctor Demonicus's unnamed monsters
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #5 Three creations of Doctor Demonicus. It is not known if they actually exist, as they only appeared in a panel showing Demonicus's plans for the future. The first is a very large bird seemingly wearing a golden mask. The second is an oversized insect looking similar to Lepirax. The third is a massive aquatic creature with multiple tentacles.
Unnamed alien dinosaur
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #12 A quadrupedal alien species of dinosaur; the Betans either captured it and made it into one of their War-Monsters, or eliminated it.
Unnamed War-Monsters
Two alien dinosaurs captured and made into War-Monsters. One belongs to the Betans while the other belongs to the Megans, but it is unknown which is which. The first is a long serpentine creature with multiple sets of legs, and the second is a flying creature with bird-like feet.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #21
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #22
The chargers are Allosaurus-looking purple dinosaurs with spikes starting on the top of their head and going down their spines all the way to the tip of their tails. They were domesticated by the Lizard-Warriors and used for war. At least seven were seen in the comic, including one that was used to pull a war chariot, a yellow one, and a green one.
The Lizard-Warriors' beasts of war
The Lizard-Warriors' beasts of war
The Lizard-Warriors domesticated many types of dinosaurs, including:
  • Yellow Allosaurus-looking dinosaurs that pull carts;
  • Green sauropods that pull carts;
  • Green spikeless Allosaurus-looking dinosaurs;
  • Brown Allosaurus-looking dinosaurs with spikes that start between their eyes;
  • Striped Allosaurus-looking dinosaurs that pull war chariots, a green one on the cover of issue #22, and two purple ones in the comic itself, one of which does not pull a cart;
  • Spotted purple Allosaurus-looking dinosaurs that pull war chariots;
  • Bipedal yellow dinosaurs with crests on their heads;
  • Purple Triceratops.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #22 Two Pteranodons are seen flying over the battlefield. They do not seem to belong to the Lizard-Warriors.

IDW[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #4 Several pterosaurs appeared and were flying during the battle between Titanosaurus and Kumonga.
Nightmare creature
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Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3
Irradiated Bird

"Weird new species of bird"

Irradiated Bird
Godzilla: Legends #5 When Bryson Allworth was sent to climb Godzilla in order to take tissue samples from him for government research, he found a new species of bird on his back. It had a nest with its mate and ate an amphibian using its long tongue. Bryson referred to them as a "weird new species of bird." The fanmade name Mutant Bird was coined by Toho Kingdom. The birds have no official name in the story.
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Godzilla in Hell #3 After having died in his battle with SpaceGodzilla, Godzilla awakes to find himself in Purgatory. Godzilla encounters Angels with Mothra wings and God in the form of a giant mountain. God and the Angels try to convince Godzilla to join the army of Heaven, but Godzilla refuses and kills an Angel. God then sends Godzilla to Hell where he must face off against SpaceGodzilla and a swarm of Demons. However, an army of Angels aids Godzilla in defeating the Demons and SpaceGodzilla.
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Godzilla in Hell #3 While fighting SpaceGodzilla, Godzilla is attacked by a swarm of demons that are attempting to make him a servant of Hell. However, an army of Angels aids Godzilla and quickly defeats the Demons and SpaceGodzilla.
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Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 A Kappa is briefly seen on the side of a road as Akio and Gorou Suda travel to the Shobijin temple.
Demon Brigands
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Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1
Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1
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Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2

Legendary Comics[edit | edit source]

Main article: List of MonsterVerse monsters#Comics.

Dark Horse[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
The Shrewmanoid's monsters
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Godzilla Color Special #1 (1992)
  • The Shrewmanoid is an antagonist from the comic book series Monkeyman and O'Brien which was also written and drawn by Art Adams in 1993. The off-handed mention of the Shrewmanoid's monstrous servants in the Godzilla special indirectly links the two Dark Horse Comics properties.
Lower-level mutants
Godzilla, King of the Monsters #12

Hideous and malformed mutations that inhabit the lowest levels, past the 80th floor, of the otherwise idyllic future city of Harmony Cluster Nine. The origins of these nocturnal creatures are never mentioned, but they are considered common vermin by the future inhabitants, who routinely drop firebombs into the lower levels to keep the mutants' numbers in check. When a time-traveling Godzilla is brought into Harmony Cluster Nine by the villain Elmer Mason, the ensuing chaos allows the mutants to ran rampant above-ground, violently attacking innocent citizens and Mason's pirate armies alike.

Saber-toothed gorilla monster
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Godzilla, King of the Monsters #12

The evil time-traveler Elmer Mason imagined bringing monsters from throughout history to conquer Earth in the year 2299: Bagorah, Soran the Thunderbird, Kamerus, and an unidentified saber-toothed gorilla monster.

  • The creature is a thinly disguised King Kong analog.
Burtannus's babies
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Godzilla, King of the Monsters #13

Trendmasters[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Godzilla egg
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Monster Island Unleashed

Manga[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
(アンキロサウルス,   Ankirosaurusu)
Godzilla, King of the Monsters

A new species of Ankylosaurus discovered by Doctor Mad Oniyama with the assistance of a version of himself who travelled through time, Ankylosaurus 's fossilised skeleton was placed on display at a Dinosaur Expo. With the Expo in operation, the two Oniyamas used KIDS to fire a beam into the fossil to revive it, resulting in a living Ankylosaurus. Aware that Godzilla would come to protect Hideo Kaneko and his friends, who were at the Expo, the Oniyamas used KIDS to devolve Godzilla into Godzillasaurus, and the two ancient reptiles fought. With Ankylosaurus losing the fight, KIDS was used again to fire a syringe full of DNA into Ankylosaurus 's body, causing it to rapidly grow into a full-sized Anguirus.

  • The Ankylosaurus's roar is rendered as "Gyaaasu" (ギャアアス).
  • According to Doctor Oniyama, Ankylosaurus's species was a natural rival to that of Godzillasaurus.
Unnamed frilled dinosaurian monster
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Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Unnamed horned dinosaurian monster
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Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Books[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Cokra's children
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Godzilla Discovers America (1988)

Video games[edit | edit source]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description Trivia
Meringue Junior
The Movie Monster Game (1986)

The son of Mister Meringue, he is essentially a small version of the monster with blue overalls. His father comes to his rescue after he is taken by the humans.

Sphectra Junior
The Movie Monster Game (1986)

Sphectra's son, a defenseless green grub. He was taken by the humans and his father saved him.

  • Like all other babies in this game, he shares his roar with his father.
Glog Junior
The Movie Monster Game (1986)

While the army was fighting the Glog, they managed to blast a part off of him. They brought the piece back to the city where it quickly regenerated into a new being, essentially a smaller version of the Glog. His father came to rescue him.

  • Just like his father, he was inspired by the Blob from the 1958 film of the same name.
  • Like all other babies in this game, he shares his roar with his father.
Mechatron Junior
The Movie Monster Game (1986)

Despite the failure that was Mechatron, the military scientists continued to work on giant robots for war. Attempting to play it safe this time, they made the new robot smaller in size. However, as soon as he was turned on, he linked up with his "father", who immediately came to free him from the humans.

  • Just like his father, he was inspired by Megatron from Transformers.
  • Like all other babies in this game, he shares his roar with his father.
Tarantus Junior
The Movie Monster Game (1986)

While exploring Tarantus' massive web, scientists found his egg sack and brought it back to the city. There, one of the eggs hatched. The baby began crying, alerting his father who came to the rescue.

  • Just like his father, he was inspired by the giant tarantula from the 1955 film Tarantula!.
  • Like all other babies in this game, he shares his roar with his father.
Matango Hives
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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988) Massive hives of the Matango mushrooms taller than Godzilla appear throughout the game. They shoot bullets at the player's monster while up to two spore monsters spawn from it, also shooting and attempting to swarm the player. Once the hive takes enough damage, the spores will stop spawning and the hive will start shooting bigger bullets in a different pattern until defeated. Though functionally the same, three types appear through the game:
  • On Earth, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto, generic mushroom-shaped hives appear.
  • On Mars and Saturn, huge, almost mountain-shaped mushroom hives appear.
  • On Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto, mushroom-shaped hives with a seemingly collapsed top appear.
  • The larger hives are the rarest in the game.
  • Saturn is the only planet to have all three types of hives.
Matango Spawn
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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988)
Unnamed plant stage monsters
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988) The jungle stages of Earth, Jupiter, Pluto, and Planet X are filled with plant-based monsters in addition to the Xiliens' forces. Not counting the totem-like gun towers, mechanical weapons that appear elsewhere in the game, there is a total of six different plant enemy types:
  • Foliage cannons: small spheres atop wavy vines. They have what looks like openings on the orbs, and from them, the plants shoot at the player monster in an arc.
  • Thorn towers: asparagus-looking plants that move up and down while shooting lasers vertically. The lasers are colored the same as the player character, and at higher levels, when Mothra's eye beams come in contact with the lasers, she is damaged.
  • Vine cannons: plants that are rooted on the ground and have some kind of flowers coming out of them. From those flowers they shoot spinning projectiles that slowly home in on the player monster.
  • Bio-blockades: strange prickly-looking bushes that go up and down from the ground. While they do appear on Earth, it is only in the background and they do not attack, nor can they be hit.
  • Bio-cannons: large plants that have a big flower in the middle. They attack the exact same as the pole enemies, and like them, these plants cannot be walked through until defeated. Like the previous plant, it only appears as part of the background on Earth.
  • Airborne bombers: flying flowers that shower bullets down once the player gets close. This type of enemy does not appear on Earth.
Firestorm Phoenixes
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988) Firestorm Phoenixes populate the volcano levels of Earth, Mars, Pluto, and Planet X. When first seen, they are in a fireball, and once the player monster gets close, the ball explodes, revealing a fiery bird that immediately begins shooting slow homing fireballs at the player. They are easily dispatched by a few hits.
  • The Phoenixes use the exact same bullets and attack patterns as the Manda monsters found in the same stages.
  • While in their fireball form, they can be defeated from a distance without even getting a chance to attack.
Dogora Cell
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Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! (1988)
Dinosaur-Like Unknown Lifeform
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G-Patrol VR: Combat Simulator (1997)
Spider-Like Unknown Lifeform
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G-Patrol VR: Combat Simulator (1997)
Giant Hornets
Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Mosquitoes
Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Dragonflies
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Moths
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
  • The Giant Moths make a resemblance to Mothra.
Giant Locusts
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Praying Mantises
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Ladybugs
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Rhinoceros Beetles
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
  • The Giant Rhinoceros Beetles may be a nod to the Satan Beetle.
Giant Fireflies
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Owls
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Vultures
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Bats
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Pigeons
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Ducks
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Giant Hawks
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Flying Winged Turtles
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Flying Snakes
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Flying Fish
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Flying Cyclops Creature
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)
Flying Frog
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Godzilla Defense Force (2019)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "The identity of the dragon was the plesiosaur Elasmosaurus." // 竜の正体は首長竜エラスモサウルスだった。(p. 69)

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for List of minor Toho monsters. 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. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 85. ISBN 978-4091014702.
  2. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 119. ISBN 978-4091014702.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 135. ISBN 978-4091014702.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Godzilla Toho Giant Monster Pictorial Book. Shogakukan. 1 April 2005. p. 121. ISBN 4-09-280052-5.
  5. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 113. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  6. All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th Edition). Yosensha. 4 September 2016. p. 295. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.
  7. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 54. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Definitive Edition of Toho Monster Movies!! Godzilla Special Effects Complete Works. Natsumesha. 21 December 1994. p. 58. ISBN 978-4816317750.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Definitive Edition of Toho Monster Movies!! Godzilla Special Effects Complete Works. Natsumesha. 21 December 1994. p. 72. ISBN 978-4816317750.
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  13. 13.0 13.1 Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. 28 September 2012. pp. 212–215. ISBN 9784864910132.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Godzilla Fierce Fighting Super Encyclopedia. Asahi Sonorama. 1992. pp. 61, 69. ISBN T1001844121004 Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help).
  15. All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th Edition). Yosensha. 4 September 2016. p. 271. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.


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