This article is about a/an series entry (the 12th) in the Power Rangers franchise.
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Dino Thunder
Number 12
Number of episodes: 38
First episode: Day of the Dino
Last episode: Thunder Struck
Intro: Dino Thunder Intro
Adapted from: Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger
Original airing: February 14, 2004 – November 20, 2004
Producer: Disney
Production Order
Ninja Storm

Power Rangers Dino Thunder (often abbreviated as "PRDT") is the tenth incarnation and twelfth season of Power Rangers, based on the 27th season of Super Sentai - Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger.


A soccer player, computer expert, a musician, and a science teacher join forces to become Power Rangers and help save the Earth from mutant dinosauric beings that wish to eradicate all human life and return Earth to the age of the dinosaurs.

In this season, Tommy Oliver and Frank Oliver, of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Turbo fame, returns as a paleontology professor (Tommy) & science teacher (Frank) in Reefside, California. When he is assigned three detention students, Conner, Ethan, and Kira, they end up finding the Dino Gems, paving the way for them to become the Dino Thunder Power Rangers. Conner gains the power of the Tyrannozord, as well as superspeed; Ethan gains the power of the Tricerazord, as well as the ability to make his skin super-strong; Kira gains the power of the Pterazord, as well as a sonic scream. Tommy (known often as Dr. O) himself joins the team as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger, and they are also later joined by Trent Mercer as the White Dino Thunder Ranger. During the course of the series, the team adds to its arsenal Zords based on the Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Dimetrodon, and Stegosaurus, the last of which combines with Trent's Zord, a Tupuxuara, to form the Dino Stegozord. Tommy pilots the Brachio Zord, the carrier for all the other Zords. At the end of the series, Conner, Kira, Ethan, Tommy, and Trent finished off Mesogog but burned out their Dino Gems in the process.


Rangers Edit

Main article: Dino Rangers
Color Role
Red Dino Ranger Conner McKnight
Blue Dino Ranger Ethan James
Green Dino Ranger Frank Oliver
Yellow Dino Ranger Kira Ford
Pink Dino Ranger Zoe Ford
Black Dino Ranger Tommy Oliver
White Dino Ranger Trent Fernandez-Mercer
Crimson Dino Ranger Lucas McKnight

Other CharactersEdit


Dino Thunder Monsters

Other Characters/AlliesEdit





Suit UpgradesEdit

When the Triassic morpher is given enough dino energy, it unlocks the Battlizer Armor.

  • Triceramax Command Center was shown on screen but not named. The name "Triceramax Command Center" comes from the toy line released by Bandai in the US.


Biozord/Dinozord SystemEdit

Legend:◆ piloted zord, ❖ aux zord, ➲ carrier zord

Episode ListEdit

  1. Day of the Dino Part 1
  2. Day of the Dino Part 2
  3. Wave Goodbye
  4. Legacy of Power
  5. Back in Black
  6. Diva in Distress
  7. Game On
  8. Golden Boy
  9. Beneath the Surface
  10. Ocean Alert
  11. White Thunder Part 1
  12. White Thunder Part 2
  13. White Thunder Part 3
  14. Truth and Consequences
  15. Leader of the Whack
  16. Burning at Both Ends
  17. The Missing Bone
  18. Bully for Ethan
  19. Lost & Found in Translation
  20. It's a Mad Mad Mackerel
  21. Copy That
  22. Triassic Triumph
  23. A Star is Torn
  24. A Ranger Exclusive
  25. Tutenhawken's Curse
  26. Disappearing Act
  27. Fighting Spirit
  28. The Passion of Conner
  29. Isn't it Lava-ly
  30. Strange Relations
  31. Thunder Storm Part 1
  32. Thunder Storm Part 2
  33. In Your Dreams
  34. Drawn into Danger
  35. House of Cards
  36. A Test of Trust
  37. Thunder Struck Part 1
  38. Thunder Struck Part 2


See alsoEdit