Can Godzilla Burrow?

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Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby SpaceG92 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 pm

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Can any Godzilla burrow? Has this power been displayed or hinted at on screen or in another medium? I SWEAR i've seen a scene or an "implied" scene that Godzilla did burrow at least once. I just cannot remember and it's bugging me.

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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:11 pm

He came out of the ground during the oil refinery scene in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby SpaceG92 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:He came out of the ground during the oil refinery scene in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.

I always thought that was a dry dock near the water?

I guess that was the scene I was remember but - as above. I always thought it was a harbor dock or something of the like.

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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:14 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:He came out of the ground during the oil refinery scene in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.

I always thought that was a dry dock near the water?

I guess that was the scene I was remember but - as above. I always thought it was a harbor dock or something of the like.

I think he was directly under a building.

Edit: Never mind, you're probably right. I had no idea what a dry dock was, I had to google it.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Kiryu2012 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:53 pm

Apparently GXM Godzilla is stated to be able to burrow, but I don't recall seeing such a scene in Godzilla vs Megaguirus.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Ivo-goji » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:10 pm

Heisei Godzilla can dig his way through the Earth's mantle and out a volcano like a boss.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby GigaBowserG » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 pm

He emerged from the ground in Mothra vs. Godzilla, so I'd always assumed he dug down to get a little R&R.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby JAGzilla » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:54 pm

Kiryu2012 wrote:Apparently GXM Godzilla is stated to be able to burrow, but I don't recall seeing such a scene in Godzilla vs Megaguirus.


They didn't directly show it, but he was implied to have been buried by the DT and was surfacing at the end of the movie.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Maritonic » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:44 am

I was always personally under the impression he could.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby KillCrites » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:11 am

GigaBowserG wrote:He emerged from the ground in Mothra vs. Godzilla, so I'd always assumed he dug down to get a little R&R.

I think he was washed up and buried under mud in that movie.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Gerdzerl » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:16 am

I don't see why he couldn't. Probably not quite as well as the likes of Baragon and Megalon, sure, but Godzilla's still got claws to lem him dig through dirt, after all.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Maritonic » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:32 am

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GigaBowserG wrote:He emerged from the ground in Mothra vs. Godzilla, so I'd always assumed he dug down to get a little R&R.

I think he was washed up and buried under mud in that movie.


I was always under the belief that the earthquake at the end of King Kong vs. Godzilla was Godzilla burrowing underground going away from Kong while Kong went the other way out into the ocean, thus leading to Godzilla being underground in the following film Mothra vs. Godzilla. He was just brought up to the surface because the area was washed out by the floods.

That's just my head cannon and piecing things together, though.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby eabaker » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 am

Maritonic wrote:
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GigaBowserG wrote:He emerged from the ground in Mothra vs. Godzilla, so I'd always assumed he dug down to get a little R&R.

I think he was washed up and buried under mud in that movie.


I was always under the belief that the earthquake at the end of King Kong vs. Godzilla was Godzilla burrowing underground going away from Kong while Kong went the other way out into the ocean, thus leading to Godzilla being underground in the following film Mothra vs. Godzilla. He was just brought up to the surface because the area was washed out by the floods.

That's just my head cannon and piecing things together, though.


I always assumed that the earthquake was a narrative excuse to break up the fight, in order to let it end unresolved.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby Zarm » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:33 am

I always thought the earthquake was just the above-surface manifestation of their titanic blows; and that the tsunami burying Godzilla in mud (honestly, I just figured while he was slumbering, not due to injuries in vs. Kong) what buried him in Mothra vs. Godzilla.

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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby HillyHulk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:**Excluding Zilla's species

Can any Godzilla burrow? Has this power been displayed or hinted at on screen or in another medium? I SWEAR i've seen a scene or an "implied" scene that Godzilla did burrow at least once. I just cannot remember and it's bugging me.

That was Godzilla vs Mothra, I think. Also, Terror of Mechagodzilla did have him pop up in Japan out of nowhere twice. The only reason I can think of is that he can indeed burrow (unless he can teleport)

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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:19 am

HillyHulk wrote:That was Godzilla vs Mothra, I think. Also, Terror of Mechagodzilla did have him pop up in Japan out of nowhere twice. The only reason I can think of is that he can indeed burrow (unless he can teleport)

In TOMG, Godzilla is shown traveling from the ocean on the BHP3's monitor to fight Titanosaurus. I suppose he could burrow, he kinda did it in GvMG74.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby HillyHulk » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:24 am

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
HillyHulk wrote:That was Godzilla vs Mothra, I think. Also, Terror of Mechagodzilla did have him pop up in Japan out of nowhere twice. The only reason I can think of is that he can indeed burrow (unless he can teleport)

In TOMG, Godzilla is shown traveling from the ocean on the BHP3's monitor to fight Titanosaurus. I suppose he could burrow, he kinda did it in GvMG74.

I could be remembering wrong, but the only time we see him do that was the very last moment of the film when he's leaving into the ocean.

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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:26 am

HillyHulk wrote:
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HillyHulk wrote:That was Godzilla vs Mothra, I think. Also, Terror of Mechagodzilla did have him pop up in Japan out of nowhere twice. The only reason I can think of is that he can indeed burrow (unless he can teleport)

In TOMG, Godzilla is shown traveling from the ocean on the BHP3's monitor to fight Titanosaurus. I suppose he could burrow, he kinda did it in GvMG74.

I could be remembering wrong, but the only time we see him do that was the very last moment of the film when he's leaving into the ocean.

Swimming? I should've clarified, on the monitor it was just a dot that was marked Godzilla's position in the ocean.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:27 pm

The Heisei version was buried underground and emerged from the volcano, so I say he can. Godzilla probably is more likely to swim or walk, though. If Gorosaurus can burrow, though, there's no reason that Godzilla shouldn't be able to.
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Re: Can Godzilla Burrow?

Postby cmdmstudios » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Makes you wonder how he got into that cavern on Letchi Island undetected by the Red Bamboo between the events of Monster Zero and 'vs. the Sea Monster'...

One could assume that he burrowed there as there were no signs of water in that cavern that led to the open ocean.
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