Godzilla Junior

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Godzilla Junior
Species Nicknames
Irradiated Godzillasaurus Baby, Little One,
Chibi Godzilla, Junior
Height Length
1.64 metersGvMG2[1]
30 metersGvSG[1]
40 metersGvD[1]
3.53 metersGvMG2[1]
35 metersGvSG
80 metersGvD
Weight Forms
8,000 metric tonsGvSG
15,000 metric tonsGvD

Baby Godzilla
Little Godzilla
Godzilla Junior
Rebirth Godzilla
Controlled by Relationships
None Godzilla (Adoptive father)
Rodan (Surrogate brother)
Azusa Gojo (Surrogate mother)
Allies Enemies
Godzilla, Rodan,
Miki Saegusa
Created by Portrayed by
Takao Okawara 'Hurricane Ryu' Hariken,
Little Frankie (Little Godzilla)
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
ShodaiBebiiGoji, ShodaiRitoruGoji, ShodaiJyuniaGoji,
DesuGoji (Ending scene of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah) 
Baby Godzilla
Little Godzilla
Godzilla Junior
More Roars

Godzilla Junior (ゴジラジュニア,   Gojira Jyunia?), also known as Baby Godzilla (ベビーゴジラ,   Bebīgojira?) and Little Godzilla (リトルゴジラ,   Ritorugojira?), is a young Godzillasaurus kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2.


Godzilla Junior has a different name in each of his film appearances, each of which is individually trademarked. In Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, he is called "Baby Godzilla" (ベビーゴジラ,   Bebīgojira?). In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, he is referred to as "Chibi Godzilla" (チビゴジラ,   Chibigojira?), however Toho's preferred name for this version of Junior is actually "Little Godzilla" (リトルゴジラ,   Ritorugojira?). In Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, he is now called "Godzilla Junior" (ゴジラジュニア,   Gojira Jyunia?), and after being resurrected as an adult Godzilla he is known as "Rebirth Godzilla" (新生ゴジラ,   Shinsei Gojira?).


Godzilla Junior's appearance changes from film to film as he ages. As Baby Godzilla, Junior stands about human height with a slightly hunched posture, and has bluish skin with a gray underbelly and small gray dorsal plates running down his back. As Little Godzilla, he now stands mostly upright, and has a large head and very large brown eyes and green skin with a yellow underbelly. As Godzilla Junior, he now resembles his adoptive father more closely, with similar body proportions and physical features. However, unlike Godzilla, Junior's skin is green, with a lighter green on his underbelly, his eyes are a light orange color, he has very small dorsal plates on his back, and he stands with a very hunched posture. After absorbing Godzilla's dying radiation and growing into an adult Godzilla, Junior now looks mostly identical to his father.


Unlike his adoptive father, Godzilla Junior is very docile and kind towards humans such as his surrogate mother Azusa Gojo, G-Force lieutenant Akira Yuki, and Miki Saegusa. As Little Godzilla, he is very playful and mischievous. As a sub-adult, Junior is still gentle towards human beings, and is shown to still recognize Miki Saegusa, attempting to defend her from Destoroyah. Whenever Junior is scared, his eyes glow red.


Baby Godzilla hatched from a Godzillasaurus egg on Adonoa Island that was found in a pteranodon nest, guarded over by the irradiated pteranodon Rodan, who saw Baby Godzilla as his younger brother. Hiroshi Omae, one of the scientists who discovered Baby Godzilla, proposed that might he have been a "parasite egg," meaning that a Godzillasaurus laid its egg in the pteranodon's nest so that the pteranodons would raise and care for the hatchling instead, though this theory is never proven or discussed further.


Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2

Baby Godzilla

Baby Godzilla in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2

Baby Godzilla (ベビーゴジラ,   Bebīgojira?) first appeared in the 1993 film Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2. Baby Godzilla's egg was found on Adonoa Island with a hatched Rodan egg. The Rodan had since looked after the unhatched egg. Godzilla himself looked to have interest in the egg, but Rodan fought Godzilla to protect the egg (and failed). However, scientists took the egg during the fight. Godzilla then went to Japan to get the egg. The egg hatched and much to the scientists' surprise, it was an infant Godzilla. Baby Godzilla communicated mentally with several young girls to sing a vocal song (titled "From Miki to Baby") which unexpectedly revived Rodan from his battle with Godzilla. Baby felt Rodan's reawakening and panicked, clanging on his cage bars and his new human guardians including Asuza and Miki begged him to calm down. Baby did calm down, but became depressed. When examining the infant, they found out that he had a second brain in his hip. This led the scientists to suspect that Godzilla must have a second brain as well. So they modified MechaGodzilla to attack this weak point. But Rodan came in his fire form to fight MechaGodzilla and fought well but failed. Godzilla arrived soon after and fought MechaGodzilla, nearly destroying the mech. But the scientists upgraded MechaGodzilla into Super MechaGodzilla and it succeeds to destroying Godzilla's second brain, leaving him paralysed and close to death. Listening to Baby Godzilla's cry, Fire Rodan gives up his life essence to Godzilla and disappears. A newly revived Godzilla destroys MechaGodzilla with his new Spiral Fire Ray. Baby Godzilla and his new father swim off to sea to find a new home.

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

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Little Godzilla in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

By 1995, in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, Baby Godzilla had grown to 30 meters in height and is now known as Little Godzilla (リトルゴジラ,   Ritorugojira?). Although the creature is only about one year old, exposure to Godzilla's radioactivity rapidly increased his size and stunted his natural growth, giving the young monster his bizarre appearance. Little Godzilla also displays the ability to fire a weak energy beam like his father, although this "beam" takes the form of glowing dust or bubbles. (This ability mirrors Minilla's famous smoke rings from the Showa series). After the events of Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, both Godzilla and his new "son" arrive on Birth Island in the South Pacific. While Godzilla remains predominantly underwater off the coast, Birth Island itself becomes Little Godzilla's permanent home. When a team from Japan's Counter-Godzilla Center (U.N.G.C.C.) arrives on the island to conduct an experiment in psychically controlling Godzilla (known as Project-T), they encounter Little Godzilla playing about the small, tropical paradise. At one point, the infant monster accidentally sets off a series of tear-gas mines placed along the coast. Later, after the T-Project has been tested on the adult Godzilla, the monster SpaceGodzilla arrives on Earth and lands on Birth Island, right before a terrified Little Godzilla's eyes. At first the young creature hides in fear, but he soon ventures out and attempts to investigate the strange beast. SpaceGodzilla, however, unleashes his powerful Corona Beam and attacks the young monster heartlessly. As Little Godzilla attempts to crawl away, his father arrives to defend him. The adult Godzilla, unfortunately, is no match for his cosmic clone, and is soundly defeated. Before departing, SpaceGodzilla telekinetically lifts Little Godzilla from the ground and then imprisons him within a cage of crystal spires. Only after Godzilla and M.O.G.U.E.R.A. were able to defeat SpaceGodzilla in Fukuoka did the little monster walk free from his crystal prison.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah


Godzilla Junior in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

In 1996, one year after Godzilla defeated SpaceGodzilla, the King of the Monsters' nuclear energy begins to run out of control. His rising temperature causes uranium deposits on Birth Island to ignite, destroying the tropical paradise. Although Godzilla soon surfaces, Little Godzilla remains missing and is presumed dead. He is finally located, but the immense radioactivity released during Birth Island's destruction mutated the young monster even further. Now standing 40 meters in height, and bearing a strong resemblance to his father, the kaiju is now dubbed "Godzilla Junior". The much smaller Godzilla is discovered to be traveling to Adonoa Island, where his egg was discovered two years earlier. Unfortunately, it is also discovered that the adult Godzilla is following Junior from a distance. With his meltdown estimated to take place only seven days later, the U.N.G.C.C. know that Godzilla will never make it. At the same time in Japan, a creature created by Dr. Serizawa's Oxygen Destroyer is unleashed. The G-Force devise a plan to somehow pit Godzilla against this new monster, dubbed Destoroyah, in hopes that Godzilla will be killed in the same way his predecessor was in 1954. To do this, they conscript the two psychics Meru Osawa and Miki Saegusa to lure Junior to Tokyo, and hope Godzilla will follow. Junior is successfully lured to Destoroyah's position and attacks the giant crab-like creature with all he has. However, the young monster is knocked aside by Destoroyah and pinned down under the beast. Destoroyah then sinks it's mandibles into Junior's chest and injects micro-oxygen into the deep wound. Junior, however, finds the strength to retaliate and blasts Destoroyah away with his atomic ray at point-blank range. The Precambrian creature degenerates and breaks down as it falls, defeated, into an oil refinery. The refinery explodes, and Junior roars in victory. That night, Godzilla finally arrives and greets his adopted son on the outskirts of Tokyo.


Godzilla Junior, reborn as Godzilla, at the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Suddenly, Destoroyah rises from the burning refinery in its final, demonic form. The mutant beast takes flight and knocks Godzilla down. The monster then grabs Junior, dropping him in a building, and blasts him with his micro-oxygen beam, killing the young monster. Saegusa and Godzilla were very heartbroken for the death of Godzilla Junior, as they both knew another kaiju will die: Godzilla. With aid from the military, Godzilla succeeds in finally killing Destoroyah and then melts down. Radiation filled to skies of Japan turning it into a ghost city, but the radiation is absorbed when Junior rises, all grown-up and fully developed into an adult Godzilla, showing that Godzilla's legacy will never end. Godzilla Junior looks almost identical to his father.

Godzilla Island

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Godzilla Junior in Godzilla Island


Much like his father, Godzilla Junior is shown to be fairly resilient in his final appearance, but is incredibly weak in his earlier appearances, as shown when he cowers and runs away from SpaceGodzilla. However, at the end of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, he gains a beam attack in the form of a stream of bubbles, which later becomes a normal-strength Atomic Breath in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Junior also appears to display a slight resistance to Micro-Oxygen, as when he fought the Aggregate and Flying forms of Destoroyah, he was bitten almost directly over his heart, yet his regenerative abilities allowed him to continue to fight on.


Video Game Appearances

Godzilla: The Game

Kaiju Guide

BabyGodzilla, Godzillasaurus Larva

Kaiju Guide Baby Godzilla, Godzillasaurus Larva

The juvenile of Godzillasaurus found by Rodan hidden among the eggs in its nest on Adonoa Island in the Bering Sea. When hatched at a laboratory in Kyoto, it mistook the female researcher, Azusa Gojo, for its mother, and was raised by human hands. It possesses a kind of telepathic power and can send for help from family or allies when facing a crisis. Rodan, its brood-parasite parent, can also respond to its telepathy.

The idea for a young monster came not from Godzilla, but from the concept of a "cub Godzillasaurus".

164 centimeters
420 kilograms
Total Length:
353 centimeters
"Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2"

Godzilla Junior., the Mutated Dinosaur

Kaiju Guide Godzilla Junior

The end result of LittleGodzilla's accelerated growth due to the effects of a spontaneous explosion of natural uranium on Birth Island. Though Godzilla Jr. has developed the ability to fire atomic breath similar to Godzilla, its color is more similar to the green of LittleGodzilla, and its size is also relatively small.

While trying to return to Adonoa Island using its homing instincts, Godzilla Junior was trailed by Godzilla to Haneda Airport, where the two had a reunion of sorts. Godzilla Junior was subsequently attacked and killed by its mortal enemy Destoroyah, but ultimately it was able to return to life by absorbing the highly dense radioactivity emanated from Godzilla's meltdown.

Godzilla Junior is designed to look like the halfway point between Godzilla and a dinosaur.

40 meters
15,000 tons
Atomic breath
"Godzilla vs. Destoroyah"

LittleGodzilla, Godzilla's Child

Kaiju Guide Little Godzilla

When Godzilla was on the verge of death, it showered BabyGodzilla with radioactive energy, transforming it into LittleGodzilla.

Its appearance closely resembles Godzilla, and it is similarly capable of shooting out atomic breath, albeit in a weaker form comprised of bubbles. When it feels afraid or sense danger its eyes glow bright red, and it can warn family members of danger with its telepathic power. Although LittleGodzilla has no direct blood relationship with Godzilla, both have developed a sort of sympathy with and dependence upon one another as members of an endangered species, and together they try to help each other. LittleGodzilla often grows quite attached to humans as well, and it loves to play pranks. It lives to serve as a bridge between humankind and Godzilla.

30 meters
8,000 tons
Atomic bubble breath
"Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla"


Main article: Godzilla Junior/Gallery.


Godzilla Junior's roar is a higher-pitched Godzilla roar.


  • According to Takao Okawara, Toho wanted to bring Minilla back for Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, but Okawara didn't, so he created Baby Godzilla instead.[2]
  • Godzilla Junior resembles his father more than Minilla does.
  • In Godzilla Junior's first film appearance, his skin color was blue, while in his later two film appearances, he was green.
  • Godzilla Junior, as Baby Godzilla, was featured in an advert for Canon photocopiers in Japan.
  • Godzilla Junior is one of the few kaiju to have been actually shown eating. In his first appearance, he was eating flowers and Asuza fed him a burger, because there were no other foods that had better nutritious content and Baby was hungry. In his third appearance, Junior attacked whales for food.
  • At the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when Junior is revealed to have been revived, the suit that was used for him was actually the DesuGoji suit with the LEDs and light bulbs turned off, and fog added so that the LEDs and light bulbs could not be seen.
  • Godzilla Junior makes a brief cameo through stock footage in Godzilla: Final Wars, as footage of his resurrection is played over Godzilla as he wakes up and breaks out of Area G. This cameo is actually responsible for a minor but significant misconception regarding the film.
    • Early scripts for Godzilla: Final Wars actually had the adult Godzilla Junior as the film's version of Godzilla, having been frozen during the late 1990's; however, this idea was scrapped, and the finished film shares no connection with the Heisei series.
  • In Godzilla Island, the Ancient Organisms of Torendiru resemble Godzilla Junior's movie appearance more closely than the series' earthly counterpart.
  • The Godzilla from Godzilla: The Series is sometimes called '"Godzilla Junior" by some fans, however he and Godzilla Junior are both separate characters.

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This is a list of references for Godzilla Junior. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Official Godzilla Compendium. Profiles of the Monsters; Pages 126 & 127.
  2. Takao Okawara Interview II


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  • Baby Godzilla Junior Vs Minilla

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    • You have a point TKOM, but the reason for Baby godzilla being so weak is that he is still very young. And so isn't Minilla but Godzilla helped...
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    • Stevethebarbarian wrote:Here is how it goes down. Hedorah and Godzilla Jr fight. So do the MUTO and Mechagodzilla. Godzilla Jr does some kind...

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