Zuums are medium-sized, dinosaur monsters that are easily domesticated and are often used in place of horses in Pangaea. In some games, such as Monster Rancher 4, you can ride your Zuum on explorations in order to overcome certain obstacles in the way. They are considered cousins to the popular Dino species, and love to play. Their attacks are similar to Dinos', using their tails and quick combo moves that involve their legs, tails, or both. Occasionally, they can also spout fire. Zuums have well-rounded stats, but they excel at speed and accuracy.

Zuums have multiple crests upon their heads and a beak-like snout, making them resemble Velociraptors, while the Dinos look more like the Tyrannosaurus. Wild Zuums are known to travel in packs. Starting in Monster Rancher 3, Zuums are redesigned to be more lizard-like, with snake-like eyes and less-noticeable scales. Although they replace the Dino species in Monster Rancher 2, in the later games, they themselves are replaced by the Shignil species.

Etymology Edit

The name Zuum is a creative spelling of the word zoom, which denotes when something moves very fast. Their name in Japanese translates to Roadrunner.


Game Name Description Image
Monster Rancher 2 Zuum "Its pedigree is considered to be similar to the Dino species." Zuum MR2
Monster Rancher 3 Zoom "This monster is so gentle and tame that it is often recommended for new breeders. It is also very playful, guaranteed to make you smile." Zuum MR3
Monster Rancher 4 Zuum "Strong, docile and without bad habits, this monster is a breeder's dream. Hasn't everybody wanted to ride a Zuum over the prairies at least once in their lives?" Zuum MR4
Monster Rancher Advance Zuum N/A
Zuum MRA1
Monster Rancher Advance 2 Zuum N/A Zuum MRA
Collector's Cards Zuum "It is a dinosaur species of monster. It can run extremely fast and jump very high." Zuum Card
Anime Series Zuum For the characters, see Zuum Troops.

Obtaining Edit

  • To obtain a Zuum in Monster Rancher 2, use . Also sold year-round in the Ryuwn Marketplace.
  • To obtain a Zoom in Monster Rancher 3, use
  • To obtain a Zuum in Monster Rancher 4, use
  • To obtain a Zuum in Monster Rancher Advance, use the password BBBB.
  • To obtain a Zuum in Monster Rancher Advance 2, use the passwords YES! or soda.


See here for a complete list of Zuum Techniques.


For more pictures and screenshots of Zuum, click here.