Top 6 Strongest Godzilla Monsters

Updated on December 28, 2018
Jeremy Gill profile image

Jeremy explores many topics as he juggles his passion for writing with his career as a chemical analyst and campus manager.


Godzilla Kaiju

Godzilla moveis have long featured a plethora of giant monsters, or "Kaiju", for fans to enjoy. Large, formidable, and usually terrifying, many try to destroy Earth, only to be foiled by Godzilla himself. With literally dozens seen throughout the decades, which ones reign supreme? Read on to discover the six mightiest Godzilla titans!

Spoilers for several films ahead.

King Kong
King Kong

6. King Kong

In his title movies, King Kong doesn't stand nearly as tall as Godzilla. But watch the old film King Kong Vs. Godzilla, and you'll be treated to a Godzilla-sized version of the ape, who demonstrates astounding power in the film—even defeating Godzilla!

Well, kind of. Kong was losing until he absorbed energy from a storm, and you could argue the final match was a draw. How'd he channel lightning, you ask? Good question; turns out all apes are electricity-benders. Regardless, here's a rundown of Kong's abilities:

  • Very strong and agile.
  • More intelligent than other Kaiju.
  • Gains strength from electricity. Go figure.
  • Surprisingly resistant to Godzilla's Atomic Breath.

King Kong's a worthy monster, but his debatable Kaiju status and fluctuating size keep him low on this list.


5. Orga

A monster larger than Godzilla himself, Orga arrives in Godzilla: 2000 Millenium. Due to his ability to absorb DNA, he adopts a mutated form of Godzilla. Orga brandishes some incredible powers, including massive strength and rapid healing, and were it not for one idiotic move, he may well have beaten the King of Monsters.

  • Very large and powerful.
  • Shoulder cannon fires beams.
  • Ability to mutate DNA.
  • Incredible healing (enough to quickly recover from Godzilla's Atomic Breath.)
  • Can detach jaw to swallow opponents whole.

A few more IQ points and he may have surmounted Godzilla as Earth's most fearsome warrior.


4. SpaceGodzilla

How do you make something better, according to the 90s? Slap the word space in front of it. SpaceGodzilla is a malicious combination of Godzilla's cells and a black hole who travels across the galaxy to conquer Earth in Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla. An incredibly large and fearsome foe, Godzilla never truly bested him in a one-on-one match. Here are his strengths:

  • Can fly and move objects with telekinesis.
  • Wields a strong ray called the Corona Beam
  • Very intelligent and strategic.
  • Regeneration.
  • Can encase body in a crystal shield.

Impressive, no? Were in not for some weaknesses, he may well have won this countdown. Here's a quick summary of his flaws:

  • Despite size, he is surprisingly weak in melee combat.
  • Drastically weakened when crystals are damaged.
  • Large size offers an easy target.

Still, he's undoubtedly one of Godzilla's deadliest adversaries.

King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah

3. King Ghidorah

A reoccuring three-headed dragon that dwarfs Godzilla in size, King Ghidorah is one of the most recognizable Kaiju in the series and fans often consider him Godzilla's "main" enemy. Though his origins change from film to film, he's almost always evil—though he did once serve as a guardian of Japan.

  • Huge and very durable.
  • No arms, but two additional heads.
  • Can fly.
  • Each head can fires lightning bolt-esque Gravity Beams, equal in strength to Godzilla's Atomic Breath.
  • Has powerful alternate forms, including Mecha-King Ghidorah and Monster X.
  • Took a combination of Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra to conquer him in his debut appearance!

As a terror-inducing beast sometimes portrayed as stronger than Godzilla, you can always expect a good fight from King Ghidorah.


2. Godzilla

The King of Monsters himself, Godzilla plays many roles throughout his films. Sometimes he's heroic, sometimes villainous, and often somewhere in-between. Whatever mood he awakens in, Godzilla levels cities and kills Kaiju like no one else. He's sometimes depicted as having a son named Manilla, but trust me, those are the movies you want to avoid like the plague.

  • Large and mighty, physical strength rivals foes even bigger than himself.
  • Can jump surprisingly high.
  • Claws, dorsal fins, teeth, and tail slice foes to ribbons up close.
  • Emits a massively powerful radiation projectile called Atomic Breath.
  • More intelligent than most Kaiju.
  • Durable and quickly heals wounds.

Occasionally Godzilla astounds us with a new trick, like flying by aiming his Atomic Breath at the ground in Godzilla Vs. Hedorah. To see a truly terrifying rendition of Godzilla, I'd recommend viewing his berserk rampages in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. Just look at him on the movie's artwork. Yikes.


1. MechaGodzilla

MechaGodzilla comes in many different models and with ever-changing moralities, and you can always expect him to trounce someone at least once in his films.

Whether he's attacking Earth and taking on both Godzilla and King Cesar in Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla or defending the humans from Godzilla using his Kiryu form in Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla, MechaGodzilla obliterates monsters with his vast arsenal of weaponry. Some depictions even have his inner skeleton being constructed using the bones of the original Godzilla's remains!

  • Frightening amount of weaponry, including tranquilizer and paralysis missles, shock cables, rocket fingers, eye beams, and a short-range knife that can shock its victim.
  • Kiryu form (the good one that fights for humans) wields a formidable freeze ray called the Absolute Zero Cannon.
  • Capable of flight.
  • Resilient armor.
  • Can disguise itself as the real Godzilla.

MechaGodzilla's weaknesses are melee combat (although the short range knife compensates) and a sometimes-present energy shortage, in which case he needs to retreat and recharge. Oh, and if you want to observe a scene that I probably shouldn't have seen as a kid, watch MechaGodzilla (disguised as the real one) rip open Godzilla ally Anguirus's jaw after he savagely pummeled the poor Kaiju.

For his adaptable and numerous weapons, MechaGodzilla remains my pick for the strongest Godzilla monster ever seen.

MechaGodzilla battles Godzilla
MechaGodzilla battles Godzilla

Which monster do you favor?

See results

Godzilla's Future

Though several of his movies release only in Japan, Godzilla's popularity has expanded overseas, largely thanks to the success of 2014's awesome film. With its positive reception and large ticket-sales, the future looks bright for the King of Monsters.

Let me know which of today's titans you prefer, and here's hoping to more awesome Godzilla monster battles!

Questions & Answers

  • Can Orga beat King Kong?

    Assuming King was scaled to his Godzilla standard, that's a tough one. Kong doesn't have access to the atomic ray that Godzilla probably would have lost to Orga without.

    That said, Kong would likely serve as the protagonist of such an encounter, and as such, plot armor would probably give him the win. In reality, I'd give it to Orga, but if it ever happened in film, Kong would likely triumph.

  • Is another King Kong vs. Godzilla movie in the works?

    Yes, as of this answer the next King Kong vs Godzilla film is set for a 2020 release.

    A short teaser trailer shows some of Kong: Skull Island's characters discussing how "Kong isn't the only king" while reviewing pictures of the 2014 Godzilla film.

  • Which monsters will be in the upcoming Godzilla film (2019)?

    Godzilla, Shocker, I know, also Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.

© 2017 Jeremy Gill


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      3 weeks ago

      while i know mechagodzilla deserves a spot on this list, so does destoroyah, the beast put up a huge fight against the big G

    • profile image


      3 weeks ago

      Godzilla is far more powerful than Mechagodzilla he always defeats the giant robot I think Godzilla should be number 1

    • profile image


      4 weeks ago

      Sorry, I got the monsters mixed up, it was actually the MUTO's who battled Godzilla in 2014. Although Mothra is still my favorite and came to aid big G against King Gidorah and Rodan in 2019.

    • Jeremy Gill profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeremy Gill 

      5 weeks ago from Louisiana


      I certainly respect Mothra's powers, but they do seem to vary from movie to movie; for instance, she,and Battra combined narrowly took Godzilla in 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra.

    • profile image


      5 weeks ago

      in the 2014 movie, mothra narrowly lost, if the missile would have blown up faster than godzilla would have been swarmed by the hatchlings. Thus, Mothra deserves top spot among the kaijus. I dare the writer to change my mind.

    • profile image


      8 months ago

      bro mechagodzilla looks sick

    • profile image

      Ben Jones 

      15 months ago


    • profile image


      19 months ago

      Mothra Leo is the strongest toho monster

    • profile image


      22 months ago

      Godzilla is and will be THE KING OF MONSTERS

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      And then Godzilla earth was gigantic

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Did you know that the female MUTO is the most powerful foe Godzilla has canonic faced! It should be here

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Godzillas have the mega gay

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      You forget the strongest one is godzilla

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      you forgot destroyah

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      You forgot the strongest of them all: Mothra

      In it's fully blossomed form it is unbeatable.

    • Jeremy Gill profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeremy Gill 

      3 years ago from Louisiana


      You're right in that Destroyah is very powerful.. in his final form. His base strength is negligible next to these six titans, hence his exclusion. But counting his ultimate, yes, he could very possibly defeat most Godzilla monsters.

    • profile image

      Maolen Vin Pelaez 

      3 years ago

      You did not even put monsters the likes of Destoroyah, who nearly killed Burning Godzilla, the strongest form of Godzilla.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)