UPG (Ultra Party Guardians) is a defense team under the International Defense Forces (国際防衛機構 Kokusai Bōei Kikō), whose main goal is to fight against monster threats and studying the Victorium crystals. They made their debut in Ultraman Ginga S.
UPG was formed two years after the defeat of Dark Lugiel. UPG was established due to a wide amount of rumors that were circulating about unnatural phenomenons in a place called Shimogaoka (雫が丘 ). UPG launched an investigation and discovered a stone called Victorium, unrealistic phenomenons and a giant monsters. Due to these recent discoveries, UPG decided to make massive preparations and to expand UPG to counter potential threats.
The UPG Live Base (UPGライブベース UPG Raibu Bēsu) is the UPG's main base of operations, which was modeled after SSSP's headquarters. The base play several roles in the story, used by UPG Captain Jinno to aid Ginga and Victory against Fire Golza and Gan-Q. Alien Chibull Exceller would later fused the base with Dark Lugiel's essence into Vict Lugiel.
- Command Center: The main base where most of the UPG members made their operations. When Kamiyama and other higher officers of UPG take over the base, he activated the secret weapon, Victorium Cannon.
- Third radar tower (第3レーダー塔 Dai 3 rēdā-tō): Much like other radar towers, it functions to receive and transmit signals. However, in certain cases, the tower was converted into a giant magnetic cannon which controlled by a Charge Gun used to attack monsters and extracting several Victorium energies from Shepherdon.
- Victorium Cannon (ビクトリウム・キャノン Bikutoriumu Kyanon): The ultimate weapon which secretly built as a failsafe that unknown to everyone except higher officers. The cannon was powered by absorbing Victorium energies and used it to assault monsters. 30% energy charged also suffix, able to effortlessly kill Alien Guts Vorst in a single blow. Despite being humanity's greatest weapon, but when Exceller fused it with Vict Lugiel, the cannon was quickly turned into a doomsday weapon after 150% charged. Hikaru doubted this as the forbidden weapon, due to it misusing Victorium that supposedly belonged to the Victorian.
- Main article: Yoshiaki Jinno
- Main article: Hikaru Raido
- Main article: Tomoya Ichijouji
- Main article: Arisa Sugita
- Main article: Gouki Matsumoto
- Main article: Mana
- Main article: Sho
- Charge Gun (チャージガン Chāji Gan): A pistol that fires laser ammunition. If connected to UPG-EV1 Schnauzer's bonnet, it will give out a stronger blast called the Hyper Laser (ハイパーレーザー Haipā Rēzā), that is able to destroy giant-sized enemies such as the Inpelaizers. It can also be connected to the UPG Live Base's parabolic antenna to control it and fire a magnetic wave cannon if linked to the base's power source and the Victorium Cannon.
- Smart Ceaver (スマートシーバー Sumāto Shībā): A communication device that carried by UPG crews. It can also used to remotely control any UPG Vehicle.
- Energy Bazooka: A pair of giant bazooka which designed to fire gigantic energy blasts. Used to revive Ultraman Ginga and Victory.
- UPG-EV1 Schnauzer: A small patrol car used by UPG members.
- UPG-EV2 Malamute: A patrol van used by UPG members.
- The UPG team shares a lot of similarities with SSSP from Ultraman as seen on their logo, their headquarters, and their suits.
- This marks as the second Earth defense organization to include non-humans. The first was DASH, both of which featured androids. However, the ULTRAMAN manga had an SSSP member, Edo, who is an Alien Zetton.
- This defense team was the third one whose higher officers portrayed an antagonistic role, abusing the team with the first is TLT and the second was DEUS.
- This is also one of the Defense Teams that team up with another Defense Team from another Ultraman Series; that being Xio. Another one is Super GUTS, which team ups with GUTS although it was only upgraded from the old team and from the same universe but different series.
|Showa Defense Teams||SSSP | TDF (UG, MAT, TAC, ZAT, MAC, UGM) | Science Guard Party|
|Heisei Defense Teams||UMA | WINR | HEART | Mydo | TPC (GUTS, Super GUTS, Black Buster Corps, Neo Super GUTS) | GUARD (XIG) | EYES | TLT | DASH | GUYS | DEUS | ZAP SPACY | Team U | UPG | Xio | VTL | AIB|
|Reiwa Defense Teams||EGIS | GAF (STORAGE)|
|Other Defense Teams||Inter Galactic Defense Force | Space Patrol | MIGHTY JACK | SGM | Team Mouri | SAT | SAF | PAT | Koseidon Corps | SWORD | USP|