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Foreign name(s):


Biological Information




Hyper-evolved plant-based organism




50 Meters (2030)
300 meters[1]


10,000 tons (2030)
100,000 tons[1]

Eye color:




Affiliation Information




Servum (Sub-species)
Godzilla (F) (Cell Clone)

Production Information


2017 design

First appearance:

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters


The Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira?) of the Planet of the Monsters continuity is the second Godzilla within the Toho reboot series of films.


The name "Godzilla" is a transliteration of Gojira (ゴジラ?), a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?), meaning "gorilla", and kujira (鯨 or クジラ), meaning "whale".


The 2017 design of Godzilla follows in the footsteps of its 2016 predecessor by incorporating elements of past designs within its own, in this case, that of the 2014 Godzilla incarnation.

Differences in his design boil down to the dorsal plates being much more spiky and frayed in appearance, almost looking like a hybrid between the 2014 and 2016 designs for Godzilla's dorsal spines. The statue for this design depicts them as much more leaf-like in aesthetic, even possessing veins, further solidifying his origin from plant-based organisms. Said dorsal plates run all the way down his tail.

This Godzilla also looks like he has exposed musculature over his entire body in a manner similar to the 2016 Godzilla. However, this Godzilla deviates from looking like pure muscle, and instead bears more of a likeness towards the roots of plants, with moss-like details being prevalent on his feet as well. Oddly enough, this Godzilla's foot design is biologically similar to that of a human's: featuring a similar arch between the toe and heel (or calx pads) as well as a similar toe arrangement. The leg design is overall similar to that of the Heisei era Godzilla: featuring a simple thigh and shin build, over being digitigrade. The torso resembles that of GMK Godzilla, along with some of the 2014 Godzilla incarnation’s characteristics.

The head of this Godzilla bears more than a passing resemblance to the 2014 Godzilla, but features a much more natural, and normal shape, almost akin to that of a sea turtle when looked at head-on. Despite this, he possesses a slight underbite, with the lower jaw marginally thicker and more built up than the upper jaw. His eyes are a blazing blue in coloration, and interestingly enough, this Godzilla lacks natural teeth, instead having tooth-like appendages forming from his skin. The mouth of this Godzilla also possesses an odd, unintentional smile, with the back of his lips curving upwards.

This Godzilla's skin tone is a deep green in coloration, making this the first green Godzilla since 1999's MireGoji design.

It was recently confirmed that this Godzilla will exceed the already enormous size of the Godzilla from the Shin Godzilla continuity family.[2]


This Godzilla's roar thus far has been presented as the roar of the Heisei era's Godzilla.

Short clips released in Japan have also had this Godzilla utilize the Millennium series' Godzilla roar.


This Godzilla's personality is currently undefined.


This Godzilla, much like the one featured in Shin Godzilla, features a new, revamped origin: originating from plant-based lifeforms, he is said to be the "end result of natural selection on Earth", and has gone on to live and dominate the planet for 20,000 years.[3]


Before the events of Planet of the Monsters, giant monsters emerged and began roaming the Earth, fighting each other and mankind. Godzilla eventually emerged as the king among these beasts, with the remains of humanity leaving Earth after a half century of conflict in the year 2048, hoping to find a new homeworld in the form of Tau Ceti e, which resides in the Cetus constellation.

They set out on a vessel known as the "Aratrum", and after a 20-year journey, find the fruits of their labor to be in vain, as planetary conditions are unsuitable for life. Upon making a risky return flight back to Earth, the crew finds that 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has formed, with Godzilla remaining king on top of it.[4]

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters


In Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse, the official prequel novelization, Godzilla's movements are said to be almost undetectable due to its body lacking emissions of electromagnetic waves; however, the electromagnetic pulses generated by usage of his atomic breath allow humanity to detect him. Godzilla also swims faster, quieter, and deeper than any submarine.

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Atomic breath

Godzilla has the ability to breath a radioactive beam, like most of his predecessors. This electronic beam is highly destructive; according to official records, this beam is capable of penetrating Rocky mountains, melting parts of Himalayan Range, and destroying continental plates. Expected range of the beam reaches up to 30 kilometers (18.6411 Miles). During the charging process of this attack, Godzilla also produces strong electromagnetic pulses.

This incarnation's atomic breath takes on the form of a thin, focused beam, almost like the atomic breath attacks of the Legendary Godzilla and Shin Godzilla, but there are notable differences in terms of general aspects of breathing motions such as electrification on overall body then fins rather than vivid luminescence, generation of force field in front of nostril or snout rather than discharging of energy from inside of its mouth, and doesn't open its mouth wide to shoot.

Tail Plasma Blade

Tail electromagnetic shockwave

Oscillatory wave/ shockwave (roar)

Electromagnetic pulse

Much like the MUTOs from Godzilla, this incarnation of Godzilla is able to generate and discharge an EMP. This ability is passed onto the Servum.

Electromagnetic shield

Body cells of Godzilla function as coils of magnets, enabling to produce strong electromagnetism, to absorb electromagnetic waves, and to produce "Asymmetric Filter Shield" under the skin by using electromagnetic metamaterials.

Instant tissue regeneration

Multi-layered, physaliformed skin enables Godzilla to regenerate new skins instantly, even if older skin is incinerated or become plasma by several hundreds to several thousands of nuclear bombings, making Godzilla immune to human weapons.

Metallic tissue

Much like the Servum, Godzilla's body tissue is integrated with metallic muscle fibers, which not only serve to channel his EMP, but to also support his massive weight.


Lack of skeletal frame

In this continuity Godzilla can do muscle exercise like an animal without a skeleton.


Main article: Godzilla design (2017 film)/Gallery.


  • The concept of this incarnation of Godzilla originating from plant-based organisms, is remarkably similar to the origin of Biollante who, coincidentally, possesses G-Cells.
  • Curiously, this incarnation of Godzilla possesses blue eyes, but the statue made to promote the design instead features blazing green eyes.
  • This incarnation of Godzilla is the first to dwarf any of the previous even towering over Shin Godzilla who was 118.5 meters and Godzilla (Legendary) who was 108.204 meters with PotM Godzilla being over 300 meters.

List of appearances




  1. 1.0 1.1 Godzilla height and weight Gojipedia. Retrieve November 17, 2017
  2. (June 13, 2017). アニメ映画「GODZILLA」新ビジュアルで歴代最大サイズのゴジラが初披露! Eiga. Retrieved June 17, 2017
  3. (August 18, 2017). GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS Update SciFi Japan. Retrieved August 18, 2017
  4. INTRO/STORY Godzilla Anime. Retrieved June 17, 2017
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