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This article is about a/an zord/Megazord in Power Rangers Dino Charge and Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.

""Dino Charger, Ready! Summon Ptera Zord!""
Ivan summoning the Ptera Zord[src]

The Ptera Zord is the sentient personal Zord of the Dino Charge Gold Ranger. It possesses the spirit of the Pterodactyl that was given the gold Energem 65 million years ago, just before Sledge's ship electro-net was disabled when his ship was bombed and the meteors therein caused the dinosaur extinction.

It is one of two Zords (and Megazord) that were not destroyed by the Black Hole in Dino Extinction.

Even in its uncombined state, the Ptera Zord is a capable fighter and is able to launch bolts of lightning from its mouth which were strong enough to kill Bones when combined with the Dino Charge Megazord's Stego Saber Final Slash.

Overview

Pterodactyl Spirit

Appearances: DC Episodes 9-14, 16, 18-22, DSC Episodes 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, BM S2 Episode 13 

History

The Ptera Zord fell under the control of Fury after he located it using the E-Tracer and utilized the E-Tracer's Dino Charger to power it. Due to not possessing the Gold Energem, Fury empowered it using the lifeforce of Sir Ivan of Zandar, the Energem's rightful owner whom he had imprisoned within himself 800 years previously.

However, Ivan's resistance meant that Fury could only power up the Zord for short periods of time, insufficient to destroy the Dino Rangers. After escaping from Fury and morphing using the Gold Energem, Ivan restored the Ptera Zord to its natural form and employed it in battle from that point forward.


Formations

Ptera Charge Megazord

Evil Version

The Ptera Charge Megazord is the Ptera Zord's Megazord form and Ivan's personal Megazord. Allowing the Ptera Zord to fight in a humanoid shape, it can also be armed with other Zords in a similar manner to the Dino Charge Megazord.

The Ptera Charge Megazord is very sleek compared to the Dino Charge Megazord, making it a good deal faster and able to deal out a lot of damage in a hurry with its arm blades. However, the Megazord's lithe frame means it cannot take a lot of damage.

The Megazord's special attack is the Ptera Saber Slash where it charges up its arm blades with golden energy and energy slashes the opponent. In the episode "Break Out", this could destroy two giant Spikeballs after they were weakened by its other special attack.

Its primary finishing attack is the Ptera Lightning Blitz, where the Megazord fires a stream of lightning bolts from the Ptera Zord's mouth capable of obliterating giant Spikeballs with one hit each in the episode "Home Run Koda" and weakening monsters to leave them open to other finishing attacks.

Whilst controlled by Fury, the Mode's special attack was the Ptera Lightning Bolt, a massive stream of purple lightning from the Evil Zord's mouth which may have destroyed the Megazord and killed the Rangers had they not blocked it with the Stego Shield. It does however use up a lot of power if used for too long since the draining. Its power forced Fury to flee from that battle.

Appearances: DC Episodes 10-12, 16, 21, 22, DSC Episodes 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 19, 22


Dino Charge Megazord: Tri-Stego-Ptera Formation

"Dino Charge Megazord: Tri-Stego-Ptera Formation, ready!"
―Fusion announcement[src]

The Dino Charge Megazord: Tri-Stego-Ptera Formation is the combination of the T-Rex Zord, Stego Zord, Tricera Zord, and the Ptera Zord. It was first formed in the episode "Sync or Swim " when the default Megazord formation failed to defeat Smokescreen.

The majority of the Ptera Charge Megazord is formed back into the Ptera Zord and placed on the Dino Charge Megazord's back, except the head, where it replaces the Megazord's standard helmet.

With the wings of the Ptera Zord, the Dino Charge Megazord is now able to take its battles to the skies. The Rangers could also employ it for other tasks, such as when Ivan and Koda used it to search for the Plesio Zord from the air. 

The finishing attack attack was the Stego Saber Lightning Charge Final Strike where the Megazord would fly up high into the air and fly back down, charging up the Stego Saber with golden lightning in the process, before energy slashing the monster with enough force to end them for good. In the episode "Forged Under Fire", it was powerful enough to take out a weakened Fury with one hit (although he managed to survive).

Appearances: DC Episodes 13, 14, 18, 20, DSC Episode 6, BM S2 Episode 13


Ptera Charge Megazord: Para-Raptor Formation

The Ptera Charge Megazord: Para-Raptor Formation is the combination of the Para Zord, Raptor Zord, and the Ptera Zord

Its finishing attack is the Para Zord Fireball Finish, where it uses energy from the three Zords where a massive orange fireball is shot from the Para Zord's cannon. Unlike the previous formation of a similar name, this wouldn't obliterate the enemy on impact but stab into their middle and make them fall over and explode. Appearances: DC Episode 16, DSC Episodes 7, 13, 19


Ptera Charge Megazord: Pachy Formation

The Ptera Charge Megazord: Pachy Formation combination of the Ptera Zord and Pachy Zord.

It uses the Ptera Lightning Blitz, where it shoots the opponent with a blast of lightning from the Ptera Zord's mouth before hitting the opponent in the face with the Pachy Zord Wrecking Ball. Appearances: DC Episode 21


Ptera Charge Megazord: Ankylo Formation

The Ptera Charge Megazord: Ankylo Formation combination of the Ptera Zord and Ankylo Zord.

In this form, the Megazord gains the Ankylo Zord as a hammer arm, which allows it to execute the Ankylo Zord Hammer Punch where it spins fast and hits the opponent with the hammer.

Appearances: DC Episode 22, DSC Episode 22



Ptera Charge Megazord: Para Formation

The Ptera Charge Megazord: Para Formation is the combination of the Ptera Zord and Para Zord.

In this form, the Ptera Charge Megazord gains the Para Zord as a blaster arm.

Its finisher is the Para Lightning Blitz where it unleashes an energy ball of lightning from the Ptera Zord's head which it would then catch on the end of the Para Zord's cannon. It would then fire forth the lightning ball, annihilating the enemy on impact.

Appearances: DSC Episode 9

Ptera Charge Megazord: Tricera Formation

The Ptera Charge Megazord: Tricera Formation is the combination of the Ptera Zord and Tricera Zord.

In this form, the Megazord gains the Tricera Zord as a drill arm.

Its finisher is the Power Drill Final Strike where it winds up the Tricera Zord tail, swoops down, and tears through the enemy with incredible speed and force. Although only used against Beauticruel in the episode "Love at First Fight", it destroyed her and her army of Spikeballs and Vivizords in a single attack.

Appearances: DSC Episode 11

Dino Charger

Ptera Charger


Notes

  • Despite the Ptera Charger being labeled with "Pteranodon" in the toy line, the Zord is dubbed a Pterodactyl in the show proper. Let Sleeping Zords Lie
    • The word Pterodactyl is clearly seen when the Ptera Zord receives its charger from Fury. When Logic FailsThe Royal Rangers
    • The instructions for the Ptera Charge Megazord toy refer to it as a Pterodactyl, despite its charger being labeled as Pteranodon.
  • The Ptera Charge Megazord is similar to the Predazord from Power Rangers Wild Force in that both were Sixth Ranger (Mega)Zords that first appeared "evil" then became good.
    • The difference is that the Predazord was a combination of different Zords and that this was one Zord forming a Megazord as well as the fact that those were animals and this was based upon a dinosaur.
  • The Ptera Zord and the Plesio Zord are the only Zords (and Megazord) surviving at the end of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.
  • The Ptera Zord is the first Ptera-themed Zord to be used by a male Ranger.
  • Its ability to combine with other Zords by folding either one or both of its arms up may be a nod to the High Octane Megazord from Power Rangers RPM.

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