Secret Dinosaurs are super powerful dinosaurs that can come from any branch of dinosaurs (there is no pattern). They seem to be selected mostly because of their fame or the presence of a unique or obvious feature. The Secret Dinosaurs are Pachycephalosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Deinonychus, Megalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Cryolophosaurus, Eoraptor, and Pawpawsaurus.
All Secret Dinosaurs have erasable ink over the images in their second arcade series cards, as well as on their names. Their Moves feature rainbow glows (except for Pawpawsaurus, who has pink hearts) and are stronger than most other Moves. Their TCG abilities are as varied as the dinosaurs belonging to the Element, though several involve placing the same restriction both on the opponent and the player using the dinosaur.
In the animeEdit
It can be noted that the question mark in the symbol on the back of the dinosaur card does not exist; instead, it merely has the starburst and rainbow lights behind it.
The Secret Dinosaurs are a 7th attribute, and there is no stone tablet for this element. The element was created by Dr. Z when he first altered his Pachycephalosaurus by fusing a Move Card onto its head; all anime Secret Dinosaurs are likewise artificially strengthened or specially trained. The Secret Dinosaurs emit a rainbow aura from their bodies that can be blindingly bright at times and are already equipped with their own Move Cards. They are activated by sunlight reflecting or refracting off or through something, or by any array of multicolored lights. Pawpawsaurus (as a Secret Dinosaur) and Eoraptor have never appeared in the anime, although Pawpawsaurus's Move Card form did appear.
Each Secret Dinosaur (except Eoraptor) has three unique Super Moves that only it can use, as none of them have separate cards.
In the arcade game, these Moves each have a corresponding Rock-Paper-Scissors sign (1 with each of the three signs for each dinosaur), and are unlocked by the player swiping a Normal Move Card with the corresponding sign that indicates a Technique requirement (e.g. Tail Smash needs 200 Technique, Atomic Bomb needs 500, etc.). (The Japanese Wikipedia page on Dinosaur King claims the specific requirement is a Normal Move without the "!" sign on it, though this refers to the same collection of cards.). Secret Moves seem to activate randomly without strict "win/lose/tie with X" requirements.
In the anime, their Moves are inherent abilities they can activate on their own or on command; dialogue suggests that at least some of them had their cards, in particular Pachycephalosaurus, fused with Move Cards to give them these abilities, explaining their cards' grey-yellow gradient design blending the approximate colors of both dinosaur and Move cards. Most only display the ability to use 1-2 of the Moves present in the arcade game.
In the TCG, Secret Dinosaurs can use Super Moves of any Element so long as they meet any other requirements listed on the card.
All Secret Moves for a dinosaur have a central theme relating to that dinosaur. Pachycephalosaurus' Moves involve using its thick head dome, and Therizinosaurus' involve its huge claws. Fossil evidence suggests Deinonychus may have been a pack hunter, so its Moves revolve around teamwork between members of a pack. Cryolophosaurus was discovered in Antarctica, hence its ice-themed Moves. Brontosaurus' name means "thundering lizard", so its Moves seem electricity-based (despite the fact that the dinosaur also has a Water Dinosaur form). For an unclear reason, Megalosaurus' Moves are based on telekinesis. Pawpawsaurus' Moves are based around teamwork between members of a Pawpawsaurus family (potentially because "Pawpaw" sounds like "papa" and the main Pawpawsaurus seems to have the role of the father, although this phonetic similarity might not exist in Japanese). And as one of the earliest dinosaurs, Eoraptor has the ability to "evolve" into a later dinosaur from each of the 6 other Elements.
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|Normal:||Brontosaurus · Cryolophosaurus · Deinonychus · Eoraptor · Megalosaurus · Pachycephalosaurus · Pawpawsaurus · Therizinosaurus|
|Main:||Brontikens · Cryolophosaurus|
|Altered/Armored:||Brontosaurus/Armor · Deinonychus/Armor · Therizinosaurus/Super|
- ↑ https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%25E5%258F%25A4%25E4%25BB%25A3%25E7%258E%258B%25E8%2580%2585%25E6%2581%2590%25E7%25AB%259C%25E3%2582%25AD%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2582%25B0&prev=search Japanese Wikipedia Dinosaur King page, Google Translated