Megalon, an insectoid kaiju, fights for the Seatopians with its drill-like appendages.

Megalon is worshipped as a god by Seatopians, a subterranean race seeking to destroy the surface world, and was summoned from its underground layer to aid in their quest. It possesses powerful wings and metallic drill-like appendages instead of hands, which it can use to burrow long distances.

In addition, it's able to fire lightning like beams from the large singular antennae on its bell-shaped head and can even vomit forth napalm grenades from its mouth. Unfortunately for the massive beetle-like beast, all the aforementioned weaponry still didn’t give it the upper hand against Godzilla and the super android Jet Jaguar. Even with the assistance of the space kaiju Gigan, the insectoid Megalon was eventually dispatched and fled back to its Seatopian followers.

The Numbers

Appears In 1 Movie
First Introduced 1973
Largest Height 55m
Largest Weight 40,000t

The Ages

Movies &

Godzilla vs. Megalon

The Seatopians unleash Megalon on the surface for revenge (later joined by Gigan), and Jet Jaguar and Godzilla team up to stop them.

Directed By

Jun Fukuda

Music By

Riichiro Manabe

Story By

Shinichi Sekizawa