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Dinosaur of the Day #88 - Pachycephalosaurus


Pachycephalosaurus is a plant eating dinosaur which lived approximately 75 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1938 by William Winkley in Montana. Since then, other fossils of this dinosaur has been found in Canada, Mongolia and Madagascar.

Pachycephalosaurus is believed to have grown to be about 15 feet long and probably weighed in excess of 900 pounds. This dinosaur is known for its five-fingered claws, long powerful legs and three toed clawed feet. However, what it is most known for its it thick domed skull. This dinosaur’s skull wall could be as much as ten inches thick. This thick skull plate was also surrounded by bony knobs. Paleontologists believe that this skull plate was used by the dinosaurs either as a self-defense mechanism or to butt heads with other Pachycephalosaurus dinosaurs, kind of like what big horned sheep do. However, some paleontologists believe that this couldn’t have been the case. They posit that these dinosaur’s skulls were not heavy enough to absorb such impacts and that there haven’t been any fossil specimens of this dinosaur that have been found with the skull damage that would likely happen during such impacts.

It is believed that this dinosaur was an herbivore and lived primarily off of plants, fruits and seeds. It is believed that its teeth were incapable of handling some of the tougher foliage like other herbivores of the era, so paleontologist believe that the plants it must have lived off of must have been soft. However, an interesting fact is that it is also possible that this dinosaur lived off of insects as well.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Alpha.
Health: 4350.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 121.
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Decelerating Impact.
Rampage and Run.
Shielding Strike.
Swap In Stun.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?


The only non hybrid I havent unlocked yet.


I think I was lucky. If I remember right I got it from a strike event incubator.


Have DNA stored waiting to level when needed . Love seeing new dinos regardless of their standings. The future could hold something great for them ! :metal::slightly_smiling_face::canada:

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Still don’t think I got it yet.
An awkard moveset, he isn’t like stygi too much.
Only found him in strike events.

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Absolutely. There are loads of dinosaurs that I have which just seem naff but I have leveled them to 15th just in case they get a hybrid in the future to make them worthwhile.

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insert The Lost World - Jurassic Park Pachycephalosaurus memes here

It’s a really solid epic, I love the kit. It can actually hold its own even against higher rarity creatures. What’s not to love about this fella?


I see what you did there.
get it? Because there aren’t Pachycephalosaurus memes! :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:




Well done :clap::slightly_smiling_face:

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I’ve played with this in a couple of friendlies and I really like it. I think it’s swap in stun needs to be 100% to really be effective. I feel like they are priming this Dino for a hybrid with all the DNA we are getting in the daily incubators. I’m excited to see what a future hybrid might be.


It’s not a hybrid. I guess you meant epic?


She said non hybrid.


It’s edited statement.



The 1.7 update increased her damage from 1000 to 1200, but reduced her health down from 4350 to 4050.

Those some big jumps considering. But since this one hasn’t made a big appearance in the game yet, where these changes necessary? Thoughts?


Might be Ludia prepping Pachy for v1.8

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