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Gamakugira (ガマクジラ Gamakujira)[2] is a pearl-eating Kaiju that appeared in episode 14 of Ultraman.

Subtitle: Tide Wipe Monster (汐ふき怪獣 Shio Fuki Kaijū)



Gamakugira's name comes from the Japanese words for Toad (ガマ Gama) and Whale (クジラ Kujira).



Feeding on pearls, the Kaiju Gamakugira drove pearl oysters into near extinction in a small part of the ocean. As a large load of harvested pearls was being moved along a highway, the creature rose from the depths to attack the transport truck, and to feed on the countless pearls that spilled out of it. The Science Patrol mobilized and began a counterstrike, but their rockets did little but agitate the pearl-eating monstrosity. As it began to head farther out to sea, it suddenly released a powerful stream of water from its head, damaging the Jet VTOL and forcing it to land. While the patrol was forced to camp out, the beast perched itself on some nearby rocks, chewing up the pearls it had gathered.

The next day, Gamakugira moved out to collect more pearls, but the Jet VTOL was repaired and joined by another. The forces tried their attack again, but their rockets still failed. The Kaiju headed for the nearby cities, but the patrol managed to hold it off and attach tracking balloons to its back, allowing them to keep an eye on it from the sky, even when under the water. Soon they deployed a gigantic electric net, but after breaking free, the beast was sent into an even fiercer rage.

Nothing in the Science Patrol's arsenal could stop it, and worse yet, its ripping of the net had brought down Shin Hayata’s craft. While Fuji tried to locate her friend, the forces continued to battle with Gamakugira, eventually striking its back with a much more powerful rocket. The rocket lifted its body into the sky, carrying it hundreds of feet as Hayata transformed into Ultraman. The hero gave chase, and upon reaching the creature, used the Air Body technique on the kaiju. Gamakugira was obliterated and the pearl oyster population quickly began to recover.


  • Suit Actor: Teruo Arakaki.
  • Gamakugira's roars are slowed down variants of Guesra's.
  • Gamakugira's suit was later modified for Skydon.
    • Also, they even shared the same deaths.
  • Gamakugira is one of the monsters that make up Belyudra's neck in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
  • During the part where the Science Patrol bombed Gamakugira, the creature's eye filled with water and sorted it out for a few scenes.

Ultraman Orb Chronicle Chapter 2: 'I am the Galaxy's Migrating Bird' Arc

Gamakugira was one of the three monsters (alongside Takkong and Pestar) that were awakened in the water Planet Nuok after its inhabitants fighting against each other. Gai transforms into Ultraman Orb and defeated all three monsters. Gamakugira had a huge pearl in it that contained the Element of Water, which was installed into the Orb Calibur.


  • Height: 35 m
  • Weight: 10,000 t
  • Origin: Seabed of Ise Bay
Powers and Weapons
  • Water Spout: Just like a whale, Gamakugira can release a high-pressured water spout from the blowhole on top of his head.
  • Long Tongue: Gamakugira’s tongue is extremely long, allowing him to attack opponents with it. He can also use it as a suction device, to suck up pearls and other objects.






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