Super Godzilla (monster)

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Super Godzilla
Super Godzilla in Super Godzilla
Subtitle(s) New King of the Monsters
(新・怪獣王,   Shin Kaijūō)[1]
Species Super Monster
Forms Godzilla (normal form)
Relations King Ghidorah (cell donor)
Allies Super X2
Enemies Bagan, Mecha-King Ghidorah
First appearance Super Godzilla

Super Godzilla (超ゴジラ,   Chō Gojira) is an alternate form of Godzilla created by Toho that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla video game, Super Godzilla.


Super Godzilla's Japanese name has two different possible readings. In the Japanese instruction manual for Super Godzilla, the name's intended reading is shown to be Chō Gojira ( (ちょう)ゴジラ). In Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works, the kanji character in his name is instead read as Sūpā (スーパー).[2] Both of these readings translate to "Super Godzilla" in English.


As Super Godzilla, Godzilla's appearance changes. His skin tone changes to an indigo from the original greenish gray, his chest and abdomen region is colored neon green, while below his chest, there is a rib cage pattern that holds his lower abdomen. Godzilla's size increases a short amount, as well as an increase in strength due to a growth in muscle mass with two massive spikes sprouting from his shoulders. In the Japanese version of the game, Super Godzilla also has a crest, or crown, on his head.

Video games

  • Super Godzilla (1993) - Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom

Super Godzilla

When reaching stage 5 of the game, the player is faced with a choice to face the resurrected King Ghidorah, via Mecha-King Ghidorah as Godzilla in his base form or as Super Godzilla. Requirements for Godzilla to change into Super Godzilla in this stage is to collect three special energy capsules marked "S". However, during this time, Mecha-King Ghidorah is causing mass destruction in Tokyo, and the research center that carries the Super Energy Bank that is another requirement for Godzilla's transformation will be on the verge of being wiped out if the destruction of Tokyo reaches 50%.

When fighting Mecha-King Ghidorah as Super Godzilla, the damage that Super Godzilla takes as oppose to the amount of damage Godzilla would take is reduced by more than half. Super Godzilla's attacks can inflict massive damage to Mecha-King Ghidorah, which means that Mecha-King Ghidorah can be defeated with minimal effort. It would be apparent at this point that Super Godzilla is superior to Mecha-King Ghidorah.

In stage 6, if the destruction of Tokyo is less than 50% despite Mecha-King Ghidorah's attacks, than Godzilla can easily become Super Godzilla simply by obtaining the Super Energy Bank produced by the research center. If the destruction of Tokyo is more than 50%, then Super Energy Bank is non-existent and the second Super X will have to be used to collect the energy needed, however, the player must stall Bagan as Godzilla while this is happening.

Super Godzilla is widely regarded as a requirement to defeat Bagan as Godzilla in his base form can take high levels of damage from Bagan's attacks, and Godzilla's offensive attacks will do little to no damage to Bagan. Bagan is seen as a difficult opponent even when playing as Super Godzilla, but one of the most easiest tactics to use against Bagan is Super Godzilla's super punch (where the player charges the attack by holding the punch button and releases the attack by letting go of the button) to heavily stun Bagan in order to activate Super Godzilla's special attacks. Damage done to Super Godzilla by Bagan is reduced by more than half (just like with Mecha-King Ghidorah) and Super Godzilla's attacks can inflict far greater damage to Bagan than Godzilla's attacks. Both Super Godzilla and Bagan have the same amount of life points which shows that the two monsters are equal in strength.


Energy Tail

Super Godzilla's has an Energy Tail attack that has Super Godzilla's energy channeled into his tail, and then launched toward the opponent. Unlike Godzilla's Tail Swipe, Super Godzilla does not slam its tail onto the target.

Explosive Shoulder Ram

Super Godzilla can use an Explosive Shoulder Ram to ram into his opponent with broadened shoulders. The enemy then explodes temporarily.

Nova Breath

Super Godzilla's Nova Breath is a powered-up version of the Atomic Breath. However, it is orange-yellow in color, and it does a lot of damage.

Navel Blast

Super Godzilla's Navel Blast is his most powerful attack. His navel core shines as energy swirls around its tip; Super Godzilla will then unleash a blast from his navel core that swirls until the tip of the beam morphs into the shape of his head and continues to blaze through until it hits the opponent. This attack does a lot of damage to Mecha-King Ghidorah, therefore a battle using only Navel Blasts is a fast way to finish the battle, as it doesn't take that much of a fighting spirit to use the Navel Blast.

Super Punch

Super Godzilla's punch move is significantly empowered compared to the version of the attack used by his normal form; Super Godzilla lunges forward, his arm covered in blue fire, and strikes the opponent.

Physical capabilities

All of Super Godzilla's attacks are more powerful than normal Godzilla's. He has more health than normal Godzilla and doesn't take damage from attacks from non-bosses and loses no health when he destroys a building. In addition, as Super Godzilla the damage that boss attacks do is roughly cut in half.



  • Super Godzilla inspired the design of SpaceGodzilla. The shoulder spikes have been replaced by two large crystals, the "crown" that appeared in the Japanese Super Godzilla can be seen on SpaceGodzilla, and the Navel Core has been removed. Both Super Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla were designed by Minoru Yoshida.[3]
  • A form of Godzilla called "Super Godzilla" also appears in the Game Gear game Godzilla: Giant Monster March. However in this game, the name is used to refer to the Godzilla from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II after he has been empowered by Fire Rodan's energy.


This is a list of references for Super Godzilla (monster). 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. Super Godzilla Official Guide Book. pp. 10, 57.
  2. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 179. ISBN 978-4091014702.
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  3. Shinji Nishikawa Interview by David Milner.


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