Shockirus resembles marine arthropods like the horseshoe crab with its multiple legs and hard shell. Its shell has many bumps, and it has a two-pronged spike tail.
In the The Return of Godzilla manga, the Shockirus look like giant cockroaches.
Shockirus first appeared when he attacked a fishing boat in The Return of Godzilla, where he killed the crew but left one survivor. He was killed by the survivor with a hatchet when he attacked a reporter called Goro who tried to get on the boat.
Shockirus are extraordinary jumpers, and also can suck vital fluids out of a host. Their hard carapace also protects them from harm.
Shockirus appears in the Dark Horse Godzilla comics where it attacks Kino and Take' when they climb up Godzilla. A creature resembling Shockirus appears very briefly in IDW's Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #1.
- Main article: Gallery:Shockirus.
Shockirus' roars are Ebirah and Kumonga roars that have been raised/lowered in pitch and sped up and slowed down respectively. In the U.S. cut, the roars are replaced with a different hissing screech.
In Other Languages
- Russian: Шокирус
- Shockirus was the first new monster introduced in the Heisei series.
- Shockirus was the last completely original Godzilla monster in general to appear in the series until Muto. The remaining enemies that appear in the Heisei and Millennium series are linked to Godzilla or another monster (Biollante-Godzilla, Battra-Mothra, Destoroyah-Oxygen Destroyer-Godzilla, Orga-Godzilla, Megaguirus-Meganulon, Monster X-Keizer Ghidorah-King Ghidorah) in some way.