|Height||50 Meters (164 Feet)|
22,000 Tons (20,000 Metric Tons) [approximate]
|First Appearance||The Godzilla Power Hour|
Great Watchuka (グレートウォッチウカ, Great Uotchiuka) is a mutant yeti-esque kaiju from the Himalayas. He is the main antagonist of episode 12 of The Godzilla Power Hour.
The crew of the Calico journey into the Himalayan Mountains with a scientific expedition led by Dr. Darian’s old friend and colleague, Dr. Rourke, in search of a reputed source of geothermal energy.After approaching an area near a dormant volcano, which they believe to contain the energy source, a gigantic abominable snowman at the top of the nearby mountain range attempts to crush the intrepid crew by setting off an avalanche. Godzilla is called and arrives just in time to shield the group from the falling snow with his own body. Entering the volcano, the Calico crew discovers a sophisticated village ruled by a race of very intelligent human-sized hominids covered with white fur who call themselves the Watchuka. The Watchuka were obviously the source of the legends of the abominable snowmen reported by the people of Tibet for ages, and their village is powered by a remarkable steam engine that turns out to be the origin of the geothermal energy source the party was searching for.
As it turns out, the Watchuka resent the human race who dominate the world, and they plan to conquer the surface by releasing an army of larger warrior snowmen who have been kept in frozen storage until war is declared. The crew obviously oppose the Watchuka’s plan, but the villagers summon their guardian, the Great Watchuka, to stop the Calico crew from escaping spreading a warning about the coming invasion. The furry monster clutched Dr. Quinn in its hands but not before she summons Godzilla.When Godzilla finally arrived the two kaiju began to grapple and measure each other's physical strengths. After briefly wrestling with the Great Watchuka, Godzilla attempted to use his fire breath on the Great Watchuka but the clever kaiju used a giant boulder to block the fire. As the two kaiju continued to grapple with each other, the stresses of their combat reawakened the dormant volcano. As an eruption boiled and new fissures appeared, Godzilla managed to dodge one of the Great Watchuka's charges, sending the monstrous yeti off the side of the cliff to vanish into a deep, dark chasm.
Godzilla ultimately saves the crew from an oncoming volcanic eruption and seals the volcano shut with a huge rock, thereby denying the Watchuka further access to the surface world.
Godzilla - Episode #12 "The Sub-Zero Terror" (November 25, 1978)