Shiigan シーガン

Shiigan
Shiigan

Height : 90 meters
Mass : 47,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Fin Wing; Sepia Smoke; Mirage Veil; sharp claws; stinger; adept swimmer

Appearances

Godzilla Trading Battle (1998)

Series // Video Games

Sound

Description

Once ancient zooplankton living in the ocean, Shiigan mutated abnormally after being struck by special cosmic rays that poured down from outer space. Using its newfound abilities, Shiigan acts as something of a protector of the ocean, as it greatly detests the waters being contaminated. But when it finds the sea has been dirtied, particularly by heavy metals, it goes into a violent rage.

Due to its origins as a seafaring creature, Shiigan has the ability to swim incredibly fast using the wing-like fins on its back. It can also sustain short periods of flight, and it can shoot a barrage of beams from its fins by vibrating them at a high velocity. Shiigan excels at close-range combat, attacking foes with its sickle-like arms and feet. It can also stab foes with its scorpion-like stinger, and mercilessly bites down with its large pincers. Its breath weapon is a purple poisonous ink that it disperses from its mouth in a cloud of smoke. In dire situations, Shiigan can camouflage itself and avoid combat.


Powers / Weapons
Fin Wing

Fin Wing

An attack formed from Shiigan's wing-like fins. Shiigan's body flashes briefly before lifting its back fins, vibrating them rapidly, and unleashing a multitude of laser beams from the yellow fin membrane. Sparks fly and an explosion shortly follows as the lasers hit their target. Shiigan can fire up to twelve beams from each fin.

   
Sepia Smoke

Sepia Smoke

A wide-covering projectile attack. Shiigan emits purple ink from its maw, which smothers the opponent in a toxic fog. The ink deals poison damage, with the added effect of cutting the attack power of the foe in half.

   
Mirage Veil

Mirage Veil

A special defensive technique. When in a pinch, Shiigan shrouds itself in a red aura and disappears, becoming completely invisible to the naked eye. This technique is used to help Shiigan avoid combat, as the veil breaks when Shiigan goes back on the offensive.

   
Sharp Claws

Sharp Claws

Shiigan has sharp sickle-like claws as its hands and feet. It uses both in close-quarters combat, swiping with formidable ferocity.

   
Stinger

Stinger

At the end of Shiigan's tail is a lengthy yellow stinger, which it uses in melee combat. The stinger lacks any harmful elements like venom, but it can still be used to pierce or slash enemies similarly to a spear.

   
Adept Swimmer

Adept Swimmer

Being an organism from the sea, Shiigan excels at swimming. In the middle of the ocean, it is granted high-speed movement, being faster underwater than on land.

   

Background and Trivia
  • An original monster created for Godzilla Trading Battle. Its credited designers are Hurricane Ryu, Hideo Okamoto, and Satoshi Nakai, with design supervisor credit to Koichi Kawakita.
  • Shiigan's Godzilla Trading Battle in-game card was illustrated by Satoshi Nakai.
  • In-game text implies that Shiigan shares a fierce rivalry with the smog monster, Hedorah.