Tank (サイカ Saika) is a Saichania and the Alpha Gang's third dinosaur. Ed and Laura use her frequently, but she has also been used by Ursula, Zander, and once by Seth.


Tank card

Tank arcade combined card (Japanese McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition)

  • Species: Saichania
  • Name: Tank (サイカ Saika)
  • Meaning of Name: Beautiful One (From her own species name's meaning)
  • Owner: Ed & Laura (Alpha Gang)
  • Attribute: Earth
  • Sign: Rock
  • Power: 1600
  • Technique: 700
  • Attack:
    • Rock (Critical): 550
    • Scissors/Paper: 500
  • Types:
    • Super Defense Type (Japanese 2007 3rd Edition & promo edition; Taiwanese S2 3rd Edition)
    • Will-Power Type (Japanese McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition combined card)
  • Card Rarity: Gold
  • Arcade Nickname/Catchcopy:
    • Taiwanese: 鐵壁亞法戰士
  • Altered Forms: Super Tank, DinoTector Tank


Like all anime dinosaurs except Black Tyrannosaurus, her card was only available in Japanese and Taiwanese versions but can be used in English arcade.

  • Japanese
    • 2007 3rd Edition (AN09-竜; Super Defense Type)
    • Shogakukan's 3rd Grade Primary School magazine promo edition (AN17-竜; Super Defense Type)
    • Non-sale McDonald Happy Set Meal Edition (Combined Card CC-05; combined with character Ed and 3 moves: Tie Attack, Crystal Break & Rock Roller; Will-Power Type)
  • Taiwanese: Series 2 3rd Edition (AN12-龍; Super Defense Type)



Tank anime card

Move CardsEdit

Dino Swing
Tank bites the dinosaur's tail and swing's them around several times before tossing them away. This was first used against Utahraptor and last used against Ampelosaurus.
Earth Barrier
Chunks of earth fly up as Tank slams the ground, expanding into a glowing crystal dome, protecting her from her opponent. This was used to defend against Daspletosaurus's Fire Bomb.
Tank smashes the ground, opening up a narrow crevice that the opponent falls into, and then Tank slams the crevice closed. This defeated Daspletosaurus and was also used against Black T-Rex.
Tail Smash
Tank hits the opponent with her tail. It was used to turn herself right side up and attack Fukuisaurus, but failed. Many times she would make an tail-swinging attack similar to Tail Smash, but without the use of a Move Card.
Ultimate Earth
Crystals form around Tank's path, which she charges through, absorbing power and speed, and then slams into her opponent (Element Boosters are needed to use this Move). It defeated Gavro's Carcharodontosaurus.
Quake Saber
A crystal sword forms on Tank's tail to slice the opponent with it. This was only used against Genie.
Tupuxuara Dive
Tupuxuara will come and dive at your opponent. This was only used to save Zoe from falling off the bridge in the 17th Century Paris Story Arc and to drive Foolscap away.
Spike Arrow (Spike Arrows)
Energy surged through Tank, and a she shot a swarm of crystal spikes from her tail. This was only used as part of the Fusion Move against the Dark Pterosaur.


Saichania - Tank TCG Card 1-DKTB

Tank TCG card (DKTB)

Saichania - Tank Battle Mode TCG Card 1-DKTB-Gold

Tank (Battle Mode) TCG card (DKTB)

  • Attribute: Earth
  • Sign: Rock
  • Power: 1600
Alpha Slash (Tank (DKTB, DKAA, DKBD, DKDS))
You can only Dino Slash "Tank (Battle Mode)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
Pinch Hitter (Tank (DKTB))
During your turn, when one of your other Dinosaurs battles, you can send this Dinosaur to your discard pile. If you do, use this Dinosaur's Rock-Paper-Scissors icon to decide which Dinosaur has to use a Move first.
Assist (Tank (DKAA))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur from your hand, all of your other Special Dinosaurs in play gain +200 Power until the end of the turn. (You can only use 1 [Assist] ability per turn.)
Elemental Boost: Fire (Tank (DKBD))
If you have a Fire Dinosaur in play when you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, draw 1 card.
Dinotector On (Tank (DKDS, DKTA, SAS))
If your Turn Counter is 4 or higher, you can Dino Slash "Tank (Dinotector)" by placing it on top of this Dinosaur.
Special Assistance (Tank (DKTA))
Earth Special Dinosaurs can use this card as a Super Move that gives +500 Power.
Alpha Assistance (Tank (SAS))
When you Dino Slash this Dinosaur, you can reveal your hand. If you do and there are no Dinosaurs, choose a Special Dinosaur from your deck and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
Earth Master (Tank (Battle Mode) (DKTB, DKAA))
This Dinosaur can use all Earth Super Moves.
Earth Counter (Tank (Battle Mode) (DKTB))
During your opponent's turn, when this Dinosaur uses a Super Move and wins the battle, your opponent loses 1 extra Life Point. (This ability doesn't work if another ability makes your opponent lose extra Life Points after the battle.)
Loyal (Tank (Battle Mode) (DKAA))
While your Character is face up, this Dinosaur's Power is 1700 (from 1500).
Fusion Master (Tank (Battle Mode) (DKBD))
When this Dinosaur uses a Fusion Move, it gains an extra +300 Power.

DS GameEdit

Character DesignEdit


Tank's Japanese name, Saika (サイカ), is probably an allusion/parody to her species name, Saichania, the "ch" being pronounced like a "k". Her English name given the 4Kids dub is a reference to the ankylosaur family in general, as they are commonly given the nickname of "living tanks".


She was first activated in a museum in London by Zander by accident (the Earth Stone was found there too), after which she was defeated by Terry and captured by the Alpha Gang, having already been named "Tank" by Ursula before she was even caught. She is the second wild dinosaur that became a main dinosaur (the other being Spiny), and was quickly given a more violent personality by Dr. Z with the Alpha Controller.

Of the dinosaurs that the Alpha Game has, she is the least-often used. Despite the fact she hadn't been summoned many times, she did defeat a number of dinosaurs she was summoned to fight (unlike Spiny). When she was first summoned to battle, she managed to defeat Utahraptor with Dino Swing; this is the Move she used the most during the series. Later on, she was usually only used alongside one or both of the Alpha Gang's other dinosaurs. She used Super Moves only once before the finale, in Dance Evolution against Daspletosaurus and Ace.

As a chibi, she often curls into a ball and rolls around. In Field of Screams, she is dressed up as a parade float so the Alpha Gang can scout for the dinosaur, and A Miner Disaster displays her uncanny tunneling ability. However, she can be easily rendered useless by being flipped onto her back, as seen many times.

She is summoned against the betraying Seth's Saurophaganax alongside Spiny in Full Scheme Ahead, quickly being defeated by Fire Scorcher. She is summoned alongside Ampelosaurus to fight it again in Tricks of the Traitor, but is defeated again. In the finale, she uses Earthquake in the Super Fusion Move against the Black T-Rex, helping to defeat it. In the end, she and the other dinosaurs are taken back at the future by Rex, the Ancients, and the Alpha Gang…

Mesozoic MeltdownEdit

…until the Backlander is forced to return by the attacking Spectral Space Pirates, during which she was confined aboard with the rest of the Alpha Gang. After Terry failed to capture any dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period in Alien Parent Trap, the Alpha Gang were told to summon her, but Ace and Paris surrounded them.

In this season, she was used far less often than before, partly owing to the Alpha Gang's marked decrease in taking part in dinosaur battles by this point. She first appeared in her full size during the Ancient China Arc, the third arc of the season, but it wasn't in a battle. In her first battle, during The Third Cosmos Stone, she used her DinoTector form to defeat Gavro's Carcharodontosaurus, but this was the last dinosaur she would defeat. After that, she lost all of her battles (Genie, Ankylosaurus, Gigas, Armatus, and was losing to Ace), and, unlike every other main dinosaur, didn't directly take part in the defeat of any of the Space Pirates' altered dinosaurs.

In the finale, she helped break through the Dark Pterosaur using Spike Arrows in the Fusion Move, but was quickly defeated by Maximus with Spectral Punisher after she tried to protect Terry. She reappeared again at the Space Pirates Ship, when all the other dinosaurs were rescued. As she had been summoned by Seth's copied Stones to take part in the battle, she was forever locked from being summoned as a chibi again. She and the other dinosaurs were taken back to the future, this time on the Space Pirate Ship.


  • Ed's arcade comments:
    • Taiwanese: 保護身體的刺和尾巴的槌頭讓人不敢靠近它呢。
  • In the dub, she was initially called a male in her first episode, but was called a female in all later appearances. The original Japanese version always called her a female.
  • After Terry, she is the second strongest dinosaur of the Alpha Gang, judging by how weak physically Spiny is often shown to be.
  • Tank is the only dinosaur of the Alpha Gang who defeated a dinosaur (Utahraptor in A Game Show Showdown) the first time she was summoned to battle. Terry and Chomp defeated each other in Prehistory in the Making, and Spiny was defeated by Ace in Battle at the Pyramids.
  • She is rendered helpless when she is flipped onto her back. When that happens, Zander and Ed are usually forced to flip her back over - not an easy task, as she weighs several tons (except in episode 44, where she flipped herself back up by using Tail Smash.)
  • She is the only dinosaur of the Alpha Gang who does not defeat all the main dinosaurs of the D-Team (in her case, Ace).
  • Tank is the only main dinosaur that does not defeat any of the Spectral Space Pirates' altered dinosaurs.
  • When she fights the D-Team, she is often defeated by Ace using Ninja Attack.
  • Despite having a decent record by Alpha Gang standards in Season 1, she wasn't really successful at fighting in Season 2, only defeating Carcharodontosaurus.
  • Tank is the only main dinosaur to not use a Super Move as its first Move Card (which was Dino Swing).
  • Tank is often seen rolling into a ball to move when in chibi form.
  • Tank is highly skilled at digging tunnels very quickly (both horizontally and even vertically), and is capable of creating smooth, circular tunnels in spite of having spikes on her back. She also doesn't seem to leave behind any stray debris from carving out the tunnels, implying she may be compressing it against the surrounding material, which could account for their stability.
  • Tank is the only main dinosaur to have been defeated by all three of Space Pirates' altered dinosaurs (Gigas defeated her with Spectral Lancer in The Haunted Hunt, Armatus used Spectral Stinger in Clash for the Cosmos Stones, and Maximus finished her with Spectral Punisher in Fate of the Cosmos.)
  • Tank is the only main dinosaur that does not defeat a dinosaur of her own Element (she fought against both of the Ankylosaurus and against Armatus, and was defeated in all cases).
  • Tank's roar was used for the Umoonasaurus in the mobile game "Jurassic World: The Game"[1]



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D-Team: Chomp (Max) · Ace (Rex) · Paris (Zoe)
Alpha Gang: Terry · Spiny · Tank
Spectral Space Pirates: Brontikens (Spectre) · Gigas (Gavro) · Armatus (Foolscap) · Maximus (Sheer) · Eocarcharia (Goma)
Seth: Saurophaganax · Black Tyrannosaurus · Cryolophosaurus

p · e · t Earth Anime Dinosaurs
Season 1: Tank · Ankylosaurus · Euoplocephalus · Stegosaurus
Season 2: Edmontonia · Edmontonia/Armor · Tank · Tank/Armor · Tuojiangosaurus · Tuojiangosaurus/Armor · Lexovisaurus · Lexovisaurus/Armor · Ankylosaurus · Ankylosaurus/Armor · Armatus/Armor

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Normal: Ankylosaurus · Dacentrurus · Edmontonia · Euoplocephalus · Gastonia · Gigantspinosaurus · Kentrosaurus · Lexovisaurus · Minmi · Nodosaurus · Panoplosaurus · Pinacosaurus · Polacanthus · Saichania · Sauropelta · Stegosaurus · Talarurus · Tarchia · Tuojiangosaurus · Wuerhosaurus
Altered/Armored: Ankylosaurus/Alpha · Ankylosaurus/Armor · Armatus · Armatus/Armor · Edmontonia/Armor · Edmontonia/Super · Euoplocephalus/Armor · Kentrosaurus/Alpha · Lexovisaurus/Armor · Nodosaurus/Super · Saichania/Armor · Saichania/Black · Saichania/Super · Sauropelta/Alpha · Sauropelta/Super · Talarurus/Super · Tank/Armor · Tank/Super · Tarchia/Super · Tuojiangosaurus/Armor · Wuerhosaurus/Alpha
Main: Tank · Armatus

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Water: Spinosaurus (1st) · Ampelosaurus (2nd) · Isisaurus (3rd)
Lightning: Styracosaurus (1st) · Pentaceratops (2nd)
Earth:  Saichania (1st) · Euoplocephalus (2nd) ·
Grass: Parasaurolophus (1st) · Saurolophus (2nd) · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus (3rd) 
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Other & Exclusive: Acrocanthosaurus/Alpha · Chomp · Ace · Paris · Terry · Spiny · Tank · Saurophaganax · Tyrannosaurus/Black · Eocarcharia
Armored: Chomp/Armor · Ace/Armor · Paris/Armor  Terry/Armor · Spiny/Armor · Tank/Armor · Eocarcharia/Armor