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A staple of Super Sentai and Power Rangers in many seasons is the monsters growing to giant size after being (nearly) destroyed in battle. This would cause the Rangers to summon their Zords or Mechas to finish off the monster for good. Many monsters required one of the recurring villains to make them grow while others possess the ability to do it their own. In some cases the monsters do not grow but rather are shown to pilot their own giant robots and there are a few cases were the monster was naturally giant-sized. In the event an enlarged monster was defeated by a final attack but still survived the enlargement would be undone and the monster would return to a smaller size.

While most Super Sentai and Power Rangers seasons make monsters giants certain series do not follow this strategy: both Battle Fever J and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters/Power Rangers Beast Morphers use robotic clones of the monster while Dai Sentai Goggle V, Choudenshi Bioman and Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger/Power Rangers S.P.D. generally use giant robots.

A giant monster will also have some vocal differences with recent Super Sentai monsters gaining a deep booming echo, a good example being some of the Karo from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. The enlarged monsters of recent Power Rangers series also have booming echos, but lack the deepness of their Super Sentai counterparts.

List of Growing Methods

Super Sentai Monster Growing Methods:

Power Rangers Monster Growing Methods

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - During its three seasons different methods were used:
  • Season 1 - Rita Repulsa chants "Magic wand, make my monster grow" or a variation thereof before throwing her staff to Earth where it cracks the ground open and releases a burst of magic to enlarge monsters.
    • Babe Ruthless and Oysterizer seemingly grew by themselves without assistance from Rita while Goldar and Scorpina also did so as well occasionally. With the former Rita would usually chant "Magic wand, make my Goldar grow". She even used her staff once on a brainwashed Tommy Oliver as the Green Ranger.
  • Season 2 - Lord Zedd materialized a Growth Bomb in his hand and throws it to Earth where the monster detonates it and the explosion enlarges them. Sometimes the grenades detonate the moment they strike the ground.
  • Season 3 & Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers - Rita and Zedd bring their staffs together to create a storm which strikes the monsters with lightning to enlarge it. Rita's brother Rito Revolto used their staffs himself once. Sometimes Zedd or Rita could use their own individual staffs to grow a monster without needing to bring them together. After being dared to produce a monster Zedd uses Rita's staff to make See Monster grow when his own was damaged by Tommy.
    • Rita's father Master Vile has the ability to make himself grow.
  • Power Rangers Zeo - King Mondo upgrades Klank & Orbus to enlarge his machine monsters. After saying "Around and 'round, and away you go!" Klank swings Orbus on a chain and throws him at monsters with Orbus re-energizing and/or enlarging them using a special USB flash drive-like device extended from his body. Mondo apparently has the power to make himself grow which he uses twice.
  • Power Rangers Turbo - Divatox's Subcraft fires torpedoes at monsters which enlarge them upon detonation. They defy the laws of physics by being able to fly out of water and through space. The Rangers use them to undo Shrinkasect's spell; the torpedoes can also undo transformations but leave those cured temporarily invisible. During the first half of Turbo Divatox fires the torpedoes from underwater and in the second half fires them from the Space Base.
    • Electrovolt absorbs his bikes which make him giant without the torpedoes.
  • Power Rangers In Space - The Dark Fortress fires Satellasers to enlarge monsters.
    • Darkonda fires an orange beam to make a Barillian Bug grow.
    • A tainted strength potion sabotaged by Ecliptor that Darkonda takes causes him to mutate and become temporarily feral.
    • Spikey and Hoothead grow on their own with no apparent help.
    • Coralizer summons the Sattellasers by himself.
    • The Psycho Rangers have the ability to grow on their own (although Psycho Blue is enlarged via the Satellasers anyway) but only ever do so after assuming their monster forms.
  • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy - The monsters drink a green elixir; this was later phased out so they would instead usually grow after being hit by combined attacks from the Rangers' weapons. Radster, Horn, Mutantrum, Ruptor and Fishface are the only monsters to use the elixir.
    • Deviot fires a syringe filled with a poisonous formula to grow and control Loyax.
  • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue - Jinxer tosses a revival card on destroyed Demons reciting rhyming spells related to the demons' themes and/or elements. The demon remains turn into bats which fly together into a giant. On special occasions a different card would make a more powerful and uglier "super demon". Diabolico uses this to force Falkar into growing by stabbing him with it.
    • Magmavore is naturally a giant.
    • Higher-ranked demons such as Diabolico, Olympius and Queen Bansheera have the ability to make themselves grow at will.
    • Bansheera has the power to revive and empower demons by touching them with her tentacles even brainwashing disloyal minions in the process.
  • Power Rangers Time Force - Mutants remove a Mutant Seal Patch to expose DNA causing them to enlarge. When backed into a corner Mutants remove this patch. Wesley Collins accidentally cut off a patch which taught the Rangers to avoid hitting it. The process works in reverse when the Mutants are defeated, shrinking them to the size of an action figure for storage.
    • Max Axe and Tronicon are able to grow in a similar manner despite being robots; it is likely Frax gave them synthetic DNA.
  • Power Rangers Wild Force - Toxica resurrects and grows Orgs by reciting "Evil spirits of toil and strife, give this fallen Org new life", firing magic beans from her staff into the puddles of goo formerly Orgs. The beans sprout into vines that reform and enlarge fallen Orgs. Master Org was shown to create the beans from his hands. Jindrax recited this spell using Toxica's staff when she had been destroyed. Still-living Orgs could eat the beans to grow; it was explicitly mentioned by Toxica that when an Org becomes giant it can no longer return to smaller size making enlargement essentially a last resort although this is countered by Retinax returning following his defeat which Toxica was not aware of. Jindrax ate the beans one time and became giant himself while chanting "Evil spirits of toil and strife, give Jindrax a jumbo-sized life!" However, after only a few minutes in battle he burped out fumes causing him to go back to regular size, being the only Org to visibly do so. Higher-ranked Orgs are shown to grow at will; however, if destroyed at small size they may still be revived and enlarged by the beans. Zen-Aku is apparently destroyed at giant size but somehow survives and returns after Master Org's defeat.
  • Power Rangers Ninja Storm - Lothor's Lairship sends Scrolls of Empowerment to revive and/or enlarge monsters though some villains just pilot Zord-like robots instead. A few Scrolls are kept in treasure chests for emergencies; Choobo and Vexacus used these backup Scrolls. Lothor and his nieces Marah and Kapri have a Personal Alien Manager, or P.A.M. which, aside from summoning monsters activates the Scrolls. Unfortunately, it turns out to be limited to one monster at a time due to forgoing the payment of a memory upgrade with three uses for twenty-four hours.
  • Power Rangers Dino Thunder - Mesogog uses the Hydro-Regenerator projected from his island fortress to revive and/or enlarge monsters. It takes the form of an orb that creates a raining stormcloud to reconstitute monsters; this surprisingly worked on Tutenhawken as well. However, Trent Fernandez-Mercer primarily uses the DinoStegazord to battle the Rangers while evil with it later being utilized by his clone.
  • Power Rangers S.P.D. - Broodwing releases a bat which bites and enlarges the monster. This was only done on T-Top as most monsters used Troobian Empire Robots (reluctantly) provided by Broodwing instead of growing.
  • Power Rangers Mystic Force - Koragg often revives and/or enlarges monsters via a dark spell. Necrolai does this several times when she is given Koragg's magic in a dark Mystic Morpher. Imperious' monsters can grow on their own; he himself has the power to grow larger than the Titan Megazord (which is the size of his foot) but uses the ability once as he was still weak from revival and later didn't want to get his hands dirty. The Ten Terrors are naturally giant-sized and change between giant and human sizes at will.
    • Koragg
  • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive - With four villain groups came four methods of instigating giant-sized battles:
    • Kamdor uses a sutra to make monsters grow.
    • Moltor shoots a dart to make them grow. This is used only on Bullox as he tended to use small monsters or permanently giant robots.
    • Flurious prefers robots or monsters that appear giant-sized in the first place.
    • Fearcats are able to grow on their own by tearing open their bodies allowing the second body within to emerge and enlarge. Mig and Benglo, perhaps losing this ability once upgraded by Flurious typically attack in different robots instead.
    • Vulturus, the monster created by Thrax grew by unknown means, probably himself.
    • Miratrix grows when touching the Octavian Chalice allowing her to become more powerful than a Megazord. However, this only worked when she connected with the Chalice's power.
    • Magmador grows giant by having yellow chunks fly into him which he probably causes himself seeing as Moltor was fighting the Rangers.
  • Power Rangers Jungle Fury - Once Rinshi Beasts collect enough human fear they gained the ability to grow into giant forms. As evidenced by the Five Fingers of Poison they can take giant form at any time once they collect the fear needed. Grizzaka was able to revive and grow monsters as well as himself with Zocato Power.
  • Power Rangers R.P.M. - The Venjix Virus initiates a Power Download at the Venjix Palace, triggering machinery to restore and/or enlarge monsters. General Crunch once wonders why they wait until after monsters are destroyed to enlarge them to his master's fury. However, this was done to still-intact Attack Bots on several occasions. General Kilobyte surprisingly returned to normal size after being defeated and a Generation 12 Reflects Bot shrunk after staging a breakdown.
  • Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai - Nighloks have two lives and when destroyed at regular size they normally unleash a Mega-Monster version that also has to be destroyed to finish them completely and send them to Nighlok Heaven. Moogers and Spitfangs, Nighlok footsoldiers were created at both small and giant sizes and giant Moogers and/or Spitfangs often accompanied giant monsters. A Mega-Monster could not be unleashed prior to the loss of the first life; when the ravenous Skarf gained enough power to use a weapon only his giant form had Deker and Dayu struck him down to the Rangers' initial confusion.
    • They can receive a third life, but only when another Nighlok gives up their second life as was the case of Octoroo and Gigertox. However, this next life is even more powerful than the last and doesn't resemble the original monster.
    • Serrator's Papyroxes are created as giants.
  • Power Rangers Megaforce/Super Megaforce - There are two different primary methods of growing each monsters:
    • Vrak sends five Zombats to revive and/or enlarge Insectoids and Toxic Beasts by surrounding their targets with a circle of blue light from their eyes. When the Robots were grown the Zombats, in this case called Zombolts would burrow into the Robots like literal bolts.
    • Levira unveiled a new weapon in place of the Zombats called the Maximizer, a pair of cannons mounted on the Armada Mothership. When fired it revived and/or enlarged one of the Armada's monsters, usually with a complement of Bruisers and/or X Borgs. According to Levira during the Maximizer's introduction Zombats are unable to grow multiple targets at once.
    • Professor Cog has the ability to grow on his own to Levira's astonishment.
  • Power Rangers Dino Charge/Dino Super ChargeSledge has his ship fire its Magna Beam at Earth to restore and/or enlarge his outlaws.
    • However, his Vivix footsoldiers come together and form giant Vivizords to battle the Rangers.
    • After the ship crashes Heckyl, Snide or Lord Arcanon has the Magna Beam fired at a satellite in space which reflects the beam back to Earth. The beam can also be used to shrink monsters back to normal size as demonstrated on Singe. Should a monster be powerful enough, like in the cases of Arcanon or Badussa the monsters affected can be forced back to original size when defeated as opposed to being destroyed.
    • Due to Sledge, his crew and ship all seemingly being destroyed Heximas modifies his sleigh-themed ship with its own Magna Beam to grow himself.
    • The Greenzillas start off large when they appear.
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel - Whenever one of the Galaxy Warriors is defeated Cosmo Royale asks the audience if they should be given another chance. If the audience cheers loudly enough to push the onstage meter to the top he presses the blue button on his console that fires the Giganitfy Ray from the Warrior Dome to Gigantify contestants. Some contestants request to be Gigantified without being destroyed but the audience's approval is still required (except in a few rare cases where the villains demand it right away without waiting). When the audience rejects it or if the Gigantified monster requires backup Cosmo presses the red button to release Skullgators which are enlarged from the start. The yellow button teleports people and/or monsters off the ship as seen when it transports Victor, Monty and the rest of the city.
    • Galvanax is revealed to have a Gigantify Button in his control room on the Kudabots' console.
    • Cleocatra's time-controlling device has a Gigantify function on it allowing her (and Brody Romero, accidentally) to reach giant size.
    • Game Goblin is able to grow himself in his game.
    • Versix is able to grow using his staff.
    • Madame Odius used the Foxatron formed from her Foxbots and powered by the Galactic Ninjas' Ninja Medallions to battle the Rangers
    • Despite and the rest of the Galaxy Warriors and Sledge's prisoners being destroyed Snow Fright is able to grow thanks to Wrench temporarily fixing the Gigantify Ray.
  • Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Rather than the having Robotrons growing Scrozzle will transport a giant Gigadrone that takes on characteristics of the Robotrons.
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