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Zombie Franke/Mutitus once grown.

A staple of Super Sentai/Power Rangers seasons is the monsters growing to a giant size, usually after being (nearly) destroyed in battle. This would cause the Rangers to summon their Zords or Mechas to finish the monsters for good. Many monsters require recurring villains to make them grow while others possess the ability to do it all by themselves. Some monsters automatically grow giant when they absorb enough power, though this usually requires a great amount of energy. Most enlargers can be used before or after a monster is destroyed, but a few only work before, or after. In some cases monsters do not grow but are shown to pilot their own giant robots or hijack the Rangers' Zords and there are a few cases where the monster is or appears naturally giant-sized. In the event enlarged monsters are defeated but still survive, the enlargement is undone and the monsters return to a smaller size but are often badly injured. Sometimes enlarged monsters retreat and are teleported back to their base, shrinking to normal size in the process, and some monster enlargers are also used to enlarge objects. Occasionally, a monster's weapon or body part will be destroyed but come back when the monster is enlarged. Some villains can also grow giant on their own, or maybe they grow giant using enlargers.

While most Sentai/PR seasons make monsters giant certain seasons do not follow this strategy: Battle Fever J and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters/Power Rangers Beast Morphers use robotic clones while Dai Sentai Goggle V, Choudenshi Bioman and Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger/Power Rangers S.P.D. generally use giant robots and Mashin Sentai Kiramager uses Kaiju-like monsters with similar themes.

Giant monsters will also have vocal differences with recent Sentai monsters gaining deep and booming echoes, a good example being the Karo from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. The enlarged monsters of recent PR seasons also have booming echoes but lack the deepness of their counterparts.

Super Sentai

Shōwa period

Heisei period

Reiwa period

Power Rangers

Zordon Era

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - During its three seasons different methods are used:
    • Season 1 - Rita Repulsa chants "Magic wand, make my monster grow", and throws her Magic Wand to Earth where it cracks the ground and releases steam that revives and/or enlarges monsters.
      • Mutitus and Hatchasaurus are naturally giant.
        • Despite this, Zedd’s monster Terror Blossom recreates Hatchasaurus as a human-sized speaking monster who is then enlarged by a Growth Bomb.
      • Babe Ruthless and Oysterizer seemingly grow by themselves without assistance while Goldar and Scorpina do so occasionally. With the former Rita usually chants "Magic wand, make my Goldar grow". She even uses her staff on a brainwashed Tommy Oliver.
        • However, Oysterizer's enlargement is offscreen and (presumably) underwater.
      • Scorpina assumes a new form when enlarged, even when Rita does the enlarging.
      • While Tommy is brainwashed, so is the Dragonzord.
      • Genie can use his wishing powers to grow without Rita's assistance.
      • As a penultimate measure outside of growing, Goldar pilots the Warzord "Cyclopsis".
    • Season 2 - Lord Zedd materializes 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. When a monster is destroyed Zedd does not enlarge them, implying the bombs can only enlarge still-intact monsters
      • Photomare can create a replica of the Dragon Thunderzord in warrior mode called "Copyzord".
      • Lord Zedd also uses a colossal Zord called "Serpentera" to fend off the rangers occasionally.
    • Season 3 & Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers - Rita and Zedd cross their magic wand and Z Staff respectively, which amplifies their magic to generate a cloud which strikes monsters with blue lightning to make them grow.
  • Power Rangers Zeo - King Mondo upgrades Klank & Orbus to enlarge his monsters. Saying, "Around and 'round, and away you go!" or a variation thereof, Klank swings Orbus on a chain and throws him with Orbus reenergizing and enlarging the monsters using a special USB port extending from his body.
  • Power Rangers Turbo - Divatox fires torpedoes which enlarge monsters upon detonation. The torpedoes defy the laws of physics by flying 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 Divatox fires the torpedoes from her Subcraft and in the second half from the Space Base.
  • Power Rangers In Space - The Dark Fortress is equipped with Satellasers that fire beams of energy to enlarge monsters.

Post-Zordon Era

  • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy - The earliest monsters drank a growth elixir. From then on, a new practice was utilized where the monsters were altered so they grew on their own through a reaction triggered upon them being severely weakened (usually, this would happen after being struck with a finishing move by the Rangers).
  • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue - Jinxer tosses a card on destroyed Demons reciting rhyming spells related to their themes and/or elements; the Demon remains turned into a swarm of bats that recreated them as a giant. On special occasions a different card made a more powerful "super demon".
    • Magmavore is naturally a giant.
    • Diabolico uses a special card to force Falkar into growing by stabbing him with it.
    • Vypra is able to summon a regular card with her sword to enlarge Aquafiend.
    • Higher-ranked demons such as Diabolico, Prince Olympius and Queen Bansheera have the ability to make themselves grow at will.
    • Bansheera can revive and empower her minions by touching them with her tentacles, even brainwashing them in the process.
  • Power Rangers Time Force - As a last-ditch effort Mutants removed a Mutant Seal Patch on their bodies to expose their DNA which triggered a chemical reaction. Wesley Collins accidentally cut off Jetara's patch which taught the Rangers to avoid hitting them.
  • 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 left behind by destroyed Orgs. The beans then sprout into vines that reform and recreate the Org as a giant; living Orgs can eat the beans to grow.
    • It is explicitly mentioned that (at least to Toxica's knowledge) when Orgs become giant they can no longer return to smaller size, essentially making enlargement a last resort. However, this is countered by Retinax returning to normal size, which Toxica is not aware of; it is likely that Duke Orgs are able to return to normal size unlike standard Orgs.
    • After the death and enlargement of Juggelo, Jindrax steals and eats some of the beans and becomes giant himself while chanting "Evil spirits of toil and strife, give Jindrax a jumbo-sized life!" However, after only a few minutes he burps out fumes causing him to go back to regular size.
    • Master Org can create the beans from his hands and uses them to enlarge Nayzor and Onikage.
    • Jindrax recites Toxica's incantation while using her staff when she has been destroyed.
    • Zen-Aku is apparently destroyed but somehow survives and grows by smacking himself in the chest.
    • In his final form Master Org is able to grow giant at will.

Disney Era

New Saban Era

  • Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai - Nighloks had two lives, and when destroyed at regular size they unleashed their Mega-Monster form which is essentially an enlarged version of themselves. Mega-Monsters can not be accessed prior to the loss of the first life; when Skarf gains enough power to use a weapon only his giant form has Deker and Dayu strike him down.
    • Moogers and Spitfangs are created at both sizes.
    • A Nighlok can receive a third life when another Nighlok gives up their second life. However, this next life is even more powerful and doesn't resemble the original monster.
    • Serrator's Papyroxes are created as giants.
  • Power Rangers Megaforce - Vrak sends his Zombats to revive and enlarge monsters by forming a circle of blue light. Admiral Malkor eats a single Zombat to enlarge himself to the Rangers' disgust. Zombats are also used to enlarge the Aurora Box
    • Distractor creates the magical illusion that he is giant by transmogrifying the surrounding area, even shrinking the Rangers (except Robo Knight) in the process.
    • While inside the Aurora Box, Bigs is able to appear in several locations at once, even as a giant wave of slime.
    • When the Robots are enlarged, the Zombats, in this case called Zombolts are sent to burrow like literal bolts before enlarging them. Metal Alice once summons the Zombolts herself.
  • Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Levira unveils the Maximizer, a pair of cannons on the Armada Mothership. When fired it revives and enlarges monsters, usually with a complement of Bruisers.
  • Power Rangers Dino Charge/Dino Super Charge - Sledge has his ship fire its Magna Beam to restore and enlarge his outlaws; it can also return monsters to normal size. Should a monster be powerful enough they can be forced back to normal size when defeated as opposed to being destroyed, but they are usually badly injured.
    • Vivix usually form giant Vivizords to battle the Rangers.
    • Cavity's tooth laser is destroyed while he is at human size but comes back when he is enlarged.
    • Fury uses Dino Chargers powered by Sir Ivan of Zandar's energy to control and pilot the Ptera Zord and its megazord.
    • Sledge enlarges a bomb with the Magna Beam.
    • Leisure grows while projecting her Vacation Beam from space, which is never explained. It is unlikely Sledge Magna Beams her offscreen since he sees her as a rebel.
    • Greenzillas are naturally giant.
    • After the ship crashes and when it's still grounded, Heckyl, Snide and Lord Arcanon have the Magna Beam fired at a satellite which reflects it back to Earth and the monsters.
    • After being weakened by Zotak Rings and enlarged by the Magna Beam, Fury emerges at human size when defeated, but is forced to retreat.
    • A jealous Fury puts the Magna Beam in reverse and shrinks Singe to human size during a fight. However, Singe escapes.
    • Wrench has Fortress enlarged to serve as Heckyl's personal megazord
    • Singe, Doomwing and Lord Arcanon create their own Dino Chargers to control the Rangers' Zords.
    • After gaining a powerful new form from the Dark Energem and being enlarged by the Magna Beam, Lord Arcanon emerges at human size in his normal form when defeated.
    • An enlarged Badussa emerges at human size when defeated and, unlike Fury and Lord Arcanon, is still strong enough to fight the Rangers.
    • Due to Sledge, his crew and ship all seemingly being destroyed Heximas modifies his sleigh with its own Magna Beam.
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel - When one of the Galaxy Warriors contestants is defeated, Cosmo Royale asks 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 Gigantify Ray from the Warrior Dome to enlarge contestants. Some contestants request to be Gigantified without being destroyed but the audience's approval is still required (except in a few cases where the villains demand it without waiting). If the audience rejects the monster's chance to be Gigantified or the Gigantified monsters require backup, Cosmo presses the red button to release Skullgators which are giant by default. Occasionally, a Gigantified monster retreats and teleports back to the Warrior Dome, shrinking to human size in the process. When an unusually small monster is Gigantified, he ends up the same size as other Gigantified monsters, implying that Gigantification always makes its target the same size no matter how big they were initially.
    • Galvanax has a personal Gigantify button in his control room on the Kudabots' console.
    • Hacktrack summons giant holographic clones of Galvanax using a stolen Holo-Clone device.
    • Tangleweb can transform into a vortex large enough to inhale Rangers and shrink by going into Spider Mode but is Gigantified anyway.
    • Two Skullgators combine into a sword that a Gigantified Ripcon wields.
    • Madame Odius gives Lord Drillion a toolbox arm upgrade that is destroyed while he is at human size but comes back when he is Gigantified. He even remarks "my toolbox arm is back!"
    • Cleocatra's time-controlling device has a Gigantify function, allowing her (and Brody Romero by accident) to grow.
    • Game Goblin is able to grow himself in his game, only doing so after being defeated and initiating a bonus level.
    • In Grave Robber, Cosmo Royale uses misfortune cards to deploy Skullgators, make monsters start out Gigantified, and even turn the Robo Rider Zord against the Rangers, albeit Levi Weston is able to restore it.
    • Wolvermean emerges at human size after being defeated as a giant
    • Madame Odius has the Foxatron Gigantified to serve as her Megazord.
    • Using the stolen Ninja Fusion Star along with Levi Weston's stolen voice, General Tynamon combines a group of Skullgators to create Megamauler who is already giant. However, Tynamon shrinks him and he has to be Gigantified anyway.
      • It is likely Tynamon has the ability to shrink monsters but not enlarge them
    • General Tynamon is revealed to be piloting a human-sized robot to hide his tiny size.
    • Versix is able to grow using his staff. He does this immediately after being struck by a finishing move, suggesting he is avoiding destruction through it.
    • Despite the rest of the Galaxy Warriors and Sledge's prisoners being destroyed Snow Fright is able to grow thanks to Wrench fixing the Gigantify Ray.

Hasbro Era

  • Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Rather than having Robotrons grow, Scrozzle transfers their data to pre-built Gigadrones and teleports them to Earth. There they would have the physical characteristics of Robotrons. Gigadrones come in Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta models, and most work on AI systems although a few have cockpits.
    • Some Gigadrones are never shown to have Robotron counterparts.
      • This is usually due to the Gigadrones being adapted from MegaZords whose Metaloid counterparts weren't adapted.
    • Scrozzle can also send out Gigatronics and Gigadrone Delta Models that emerge from another Gigadrone's back.
    • Cybervillain Blaze uses his own Megazord designed by Scrozzle.
    • Evox is able to grow after gaining his new body using the Morph X in his system. It can be inferred Robotrons are not enlarged this way due to the amount of Morph-X required.
      • He later assumes a new giant form by combining with a Morph-X Tower. It is several times larger than the Gigadrones and doesn't resemble his main form.
    • Scrozzle pilots the Infernodrone.
    • Controladrone puts a control spell on the Wheeler Zord.
    • Scrozzle creates a dart that Roxy and Blaze use to make the Beast-X King Zord go on a rampage.
    • Boxertron is giant sized by default since he is created from an entire building.
      • He is also seemingly able to produce Gigadrones on his own.
    • Ryjack is able to make himself grow using an Andresian device that sprays him with lightning.
    • Evox pilots the Chimera Zord and later the Omegadrone.
    • After upgrading herself with dinosaur DNA, Robo-Roxy is able to use its full power to grow into a gigantic new form that resembles a chimeric cross between her flower and dinosaur-enhanced forms.
  • Power Rangers Dino Fury - Sporix Beasts grow stronger the more they fight. If allowed to fight for long enough, their body will gain so much power they automatically grow giant. If a Sporix Beast is defeated at human size, they are prevented from growing giant.
    • Boomtower, Slyther, and Wreckmate are able to enlarge themselves to giant size after using a powered-up Sporix that they put/were put into their bodies and harnessing its power.
      • Slyther is able to grow in combination with his shapeshifting abilities, as seen when he takes the form of a giant Roostafa. When defeated he emerges at human size.
    • Brineblast grows giant despite not fighting as much as other Sporix Beasts and can control when he grows giant.
    • After being struck by the T-Rex Blazing Megazord and Mosa Razor Zord Battle Mode's combined finishing move, a giant Stone-Sad and Stone-Mad save themselves by combining into an even larger being. They also seemingly grow giant without fighting at all.
    • After Reaghoul recreates them, Wolfgang and Brineblast grow giant after fighting for only a few seconds.
      • It is likely Reaghoul upgrades their existing growth powers since Boomtower and Lord Zedd do not enlarge in this manner.
    • Despite not being a Sporix Beast, Reaghoul appears to have grown giant on his own, though he does this off-screen.
    • Bitscreem grows giant in cyberspace despite only having one brief fight.
    • A mysterious artifact makes whoever wears it grow giant. Sporix Beasts enlarged by this artifact are apparently stronger than Sporix Beasts grown the normal way.

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