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Pestar[2] (ペスター Pesutā) is a Kaiju that fed upon oil and attacked several oil rigs to quench itself. After it was lured onto land, he was knocked out by the SSSP. Later, he was destroyed by Ultraman, who proceeded to undo the damage Pestar had done.

Subtitle: Oil-beast (油獣 Yujū)



Pestar's name is a combination of Petroleum and Starfish.



Pestar appears

Pestar was an aquatic monster that had been preying on oil tankers that wandered too close to his territory for a while. He was first spotted by a drunk man, who tried to alert the authorities, but was dismissed for being intoxicated. Once the Science Patrol heard about the monster and noticed the connection to the disappearance of oil tankers, they were called into action to deal with the monster. They first attempted to lure the monster out of hiding with oil barrels from a nearby oil refinery, but it took a long time to lure the monster out of hiding as it was suspicious of the Science Patrol's actions, and fed once the VTOL vehicles were running out of fuel.

Suddenly, a missile was fired by mistake at the monster while it was feeding. Provoked and angry, Pestar headed for the oil refinery and set it ablaze with his flames. Reacting quickly, the monster, due to smoke inhalation, was knocked unconscious. With the flames now out of control at the refinery, the Science Patrol was forced to leave Pestar to deal with the inferno. Luckily, Hayata transformed into Ultraman and managed to put out the fire with ease. Pestar however, was not finished and feebly fired behind Ultraman's back with his flames. However, this proved futile and Ultraman retaliated with the Spacium Beam, killing Pestar easily, and leaving Ultraman to finish extinguishing the fire.


  • Suit actor: Teruo Aragaki & Yukihiro Seino
  • Pestar's costume is the second in the Ultraman Series to be piloted by two suit actors, the first costume was Dodongo.
  • Pestar's cry is a slightly modified, heavily sped up Telesdon roar.
  • Although the credits of Oil S.O.S. credited the provider of the special effects in Takano Koichi's name, it was actually the show's director, Hajime Tsuburaya who was in charge of the episode's effects. Concurrently, Tsuburaya had the quick-witted and unique idea for the costume to have two people in it.
    • Originally, Pestar was to have two heads, but was eventually given one to give him a more bat-like appearance.
  • Pestar's two-man appearance would later inspire monsters such as Menjura from Ultraman Tiga, and Antimatter from Ultraman Gaia.
  • Pestar as seen on Belyudra's body

    Pestar is one of the monsters that makes up Belyudra's body in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
  • Pestar's Spark Doll can be seen in the second Ultraman Ginga Theater Special.
  • Pestar, via the use of stock footage, also appear in the 1984 South Korean film The Flying Monster (also known as War of the God Monsters) as both he and Bemstar attack an oil refinery.
  • In 1967 Daiji Kazumine's manga "Ultraman," it appeared as a mysterious underwater monster that emptied tanker oil and halved the tanker. In the first battle with Ultraman undersea, it hid itself in a black cloud-like figure, tossed Ultraman with a swirl attack, and then trapped Ultraman in a sticky oil mass and disappeared. In the second round, which became a ground battle, Ultraman was tightened with powerful power after making Ultraman a fire daruma with a flame attack. Escaped by Ultraman who jumped into the oil tank in pain, and was shot his Spacium Beam and exploded.

Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero

Pestar, as seen in Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero

Pestar reappeared in episode 10 of the series, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero as Powered Pestar (パワードペスター Pawādo Pesutā). Episode 10 is named "Deadly Starfish", which references Pestar's starfish-like appearance.

Much like the original kaiju, Pestar was an aquatic monster that had been feeding on oil tankers that passed by his territory. WINR at first tried to pursue and stop Pestar using a submarine known as the "Barracuda" but Pestar's size caught them off guard. After a brief tussle, Pestar escaped. The next night, Pestar reappeared and attacked an oil refinery to feed on its oil, but Ultraman Powered appears in time and destroys Pestar by tossing him into the air and firing his Mega Spacium Beam at the kaiju.


  • In this series, Pestar's head no longer resembles a bat's head, it looks more Crustacean-like, but almost like a bat if one looks closely. The edges of his body are also surrounded with tube feet.

Ultraman X

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Pestar was among the dormant Spark Dolls that were buried under the Earth and ocean. But after a strange solar flare bathed the Earth, it awakened every Spark Dolls as they terrorize the Earth. Pestar was among the rampaging monsters and was first seen attacking at an oil refinery in the Middle East.

Pestar reappeared as a Cyber Card in the final episode of Ultraman X. After Ultraman X spoke out to Gomora and striked Greeza right in the center of his chest, Pestar, along with all of the other Cyber Cards, traveled to X and united with him. Cyber Pestar's power was used to help form the Hybrid Armor and power up the Ultimate Xanadium to defeat Greeza once and for all. Pestar, along with the numerous other Cyber Cards and Spark Dolls, then appeared and thanked Daichi as he thanked them. The Rainbow Land


  • It is possible that Pestar's attack in the Middle East was due to the region being one of the top producers of petroleum, fitting with Pestar's diet.
  • Pestar's suit is actually the new stage show suit of the monster.

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

Pestar was one of the three monsters (alongside Takkong and Gamakugira) that was awakened in the water Planet Nuock after its inhabitants started fighting against each others. Gai transforms into Ultraman Orb and defeated all three monsters.

Ultraman Taiga

A robot similar to King Joegue, Gyeronia, and Bemzn based on Pestar known as Pestria (ペストリア Pesutoria) was summoned by Gua general Imbiza to destroy both Taiga and Andro Ares. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by the two after a short battle.

Sevenger Fight

Pestar appeared on Suflan Island when Sevenger was active on it defending a research facility. After a battle ensued, with Pestar drinking the oil from Sevenger directly, Gandar appeared too. The three engaged in a free-for-all fight, but soon the two kaiju teamed up on the robot. The beasts fired their respective flame and ice attacks simultaneously, but the strategy backfired, as the two hit each other with the attacks, killing each other due to their weaknesses to the other's abilities.

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad

A Pestar infected by a Devil Splinter appeared on Planet Liquitor, where it was engaged by Ultraman Fuma. After a short battle, the Ultra used his Polar-Star Light Wave Shuriken attack and sliced the beast down the middle, collecting the Splinter it had left. Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad


  • A stage show suit was used for Pestar's appearance.




  • Height: 50 m
  • Weight: 25,000 t
  • Width: 80 m
  • Origin: Undersea, water Planet Nuock (Orb Chronicle Chapter 2)
Powers and Weapons
  • Flame: Pestar can spew flames from his mouth.
  • Adept Swimmer: Being an aquatic monster, Pestar is an adept swimmer. Typically Pestar flashes white lights where and when it travels.

Powered Pestar

Powered Pestar

  • Height: 55 m
  • Weight: 46,000 t
  • Width: 80 m
  • Origin: Undersea
Powers and Weapons
  • Flame: Powered Pestar can spew flames from his mouth.

Other Media

Ultraman Ball

Pestar in Ultraman Ball

Pestar appeared in the game, Ultraman Ball.


Two Pestars and a Powered Pestar were released by Bandai for the 4 inches Ultra Monster Series. The figure has one point of articulation in the head and is detailed. The Powered Pestar was released in 1994 and is also very detailed. He stands at 8 inches tall and its width is 14 inches long but doesn't have any articulation.



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Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad



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Ultraman Festival 2015 Alien Selemo Marie | Skedon | Cyber Skedon | Denpagon | Cyber Denpagon
Ultraman Orb Chronicle Kaiju
'Tree of Life' (Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA) Jugglus Juggler | Alien Wraith Psychi | Amate/War Deity | Alien Kanon | Morks | Bezelb | Queen Bezelb | Kugutsu Arstron | Kugutsu King Guesra | Gargorgon | Kugutsu Bemstar | Lidorias | Bolgils | Kugutsu Birdon | Kugutsu Vakishim | Kugutsu Verokron | Psyqueen
'I am the Galaxy's Migrating Bird' Murnau | Jiggle | Dinosaur Tank | Pestar | Gamakugira | Takkong | Gora | Alien Gapiya Sadis | Orlok | Alien Zartana | Alien Nackle Ramon Brothers | Jugglus Juggler
'The Man Who Stole The Black Hole' Jugglus Juggler | Biranki | Gango | Balloonga/Balloonga Bomb
'Fierce Battle! Ishtal Civilization' Jugglus Juggler/Nuru Ra Hotep | Dodongo | Mummy Monsters | Magatanothor
'From Rusalka With Love' Kingsaurus II | Super C.O.V. | Pris-Ma | Maga-Zetton | Jugglus Juggler | Three-meter Aliens | Biranki | Hungler
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'Space Witch Murnau's Counterattack, Sadis' Return' (Ultraman Orb The Movie: Let Me Borrow the Power of Bonds!) Galactron | Alien Ckalutch | Cicada Woman | Galmess | Hupnath | Jugglus Juggler | Murnau | Alien Gapiya Sadis | Alien Temperor Batista | Alien Hipporit Callisto | Alien Guts Doppel | Alien Serpent | Lecuum | Darebolic | Zeppandon
'Super Sky Great Violent-beast Desastro' Desastro
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'Migrating Birds, Go To The Sky' Biranki | Jugglus Juggler
Ultraman Festival 2016 Alien Baltan | Cyber Mecha Baltan | Zetton Alien Baltan | Zett
Ultraman Z Kaiju
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Ultra Galaxy Fight Kaiju
Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes Ultra Dark-Killer | Dark Lugiel | Etelgar | Peguila | Ragon | Red King I and II
Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy Absolute Tartarus

Chapter 1

Hellberus | Alien Sran | Leugocyte | Reibatos | Gymaira | Gudis Maga-Orochi | Gukulushisa

Chapter 2

Alien Nackle | Alien Babarue | Alien Godola | Dada | Alien Empera | Juda Spectre | Mold Spectre | Reibatos | Alien Bat | Zett | Night Fang

Chapter 3

Reibatos | Alien Bat | Zett | Zetton | EX Zetton | Hyper Zetton | Zetton Falx | Zandrias | Noiseler
Galaxy Rescue Force Voice Drama Gukulushisa | Queen Izana | Kenis | Bemstar | Alien Valky | Baby Samekujira Samekichi | Poccola | Dinozaur | Nova | Alien Babarue (RB) | Red King | Daada | Kelbim | Giestron | Neronga
Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad Absolute Tartarus | Absolute Diavolo | Absolute Titan | Absolutians | Lidorias | Alien Bat | Reibatos | Gina Spectre | Bemstar | Darklops | Legionoids | Pestar | Gua Spectre | Mecha Baltan | Cyber Mecha Baltan | Ultroid Zero | Miclas | Windom | Agira