The Dinobots (formerly known as the Lightning Strike Coalition Force) are a team of five tough Autobots that transform into dinosaurs (or other prehistoric creatures). The Dinobots are consisted of the strongest of Cybertronians, they are experts in extreme offense, destructive attacks, or any situation that involves superior strength. Similar to Wreckers, both group focus on strength, however Dinobots are usually for "brutal" and extremely dangerous types on missions. Dinobots always head straight into battle, usually without any strategy or battle plan but one: "smash everything on sight". Because of their berserk-like actions, in some media, Dinobots are considered as the Autobots "last resort" in war, when things falls into chaos.

Notable Members

Fall of Cybertron / Prime

  • Grimlock (leader of all Dinobots), takes the form of Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Slug, takes the form of Triceratops, and second-in-command
  • Sludge, takes the form of Apatosaurus
  • Snarl, takes the form of Stegosaurus
  • Swoop, takes the form of Pteranodon

Robots in Disguise

  • Grimlock, (in another team) takes the form of Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Scowl, takes a form of an Ankylosaurus (Labelled as a dinobot, but not affiliated with them)
  • Velocirazor, takes the form of a Velociraptor (Labelled as a dinobot, but is also a mini-con)
  • Tricerashot, takes the form a Triceratops (Labelled as a dinobot, but is also a mini-con)
300px-Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots

Sludge got better, maybe?

Rescue Bots Academy

  • Grimlock (leader of all Dinobots), takes the form of Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Snarl, takes the form of Stegosaurus
  • Sludge, takes the form of Apatosaurus



  • They were rumored to make an appearance on Transformers: Prime and in Predacons Rising, but this turns out to be false since they did not appear. The Dinobots were however mentioned by Miko and Bulkhead told her that they were different from Predacons in Project Predacon (episode).
  • Grimlock is the only known Dinobot in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • Of all the Dinobots in different reincarnations, Scowl is the only Dinobot who is a Decepticon. Also in Robots in Disguise, Dinobots aren't considered as a "team name", rather, it usually is describe by any Cybertronians as "Cybertronians that has the appearance of Dinosaurs".
    • Also in one of the episodes, Groundpounder even can tell which one is a "true" Dinobot, since he has faced many during his fight, during the beginning of the episode, on the big screen, He and his coach both mistake the machine on the screen for Dinobots.
    • In Robots in Disguise Season 3 episode 25, a total of seventy Autobot profile images flash past as Optimus describes the 'bots who are blacklisted for associating with him, among them were Dinobots from Fall of Cybertron including Grimlock from FOC. This definitely reference to the Dinobots who mentioned in Project Predacon (episode).
    • In Project Predacon (episode) definitely mentioned Dinobots from Fall of Cybertron, since at that moment Transformers: Robots in Disguise has not yet been released and not about other Dinobots were known to appear in it.


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