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Triton
Tritontoy
Appeared in Series 1
2006 Series
Monster in My Pocket comic
Number 10
Point Value 20


Triton is monster #10 from the Series 1 monsters, and was redesigned for the 2006 relaunch series.

Monster informationEdit

Triton is a twenty-point monster that comes in red and yellow from the original colors, plus all four neon colors and rarer premium neon orange and pink editions. Within the 12-packs of monsters comes a sheet which shows a picture of all of them and their names and information. Triton is pictured with a trident, though the actual figure does not have it. He is depicted as a mer-man with a long beard.

Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the deep. He is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Amphitrite, goddess of the sea. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish.

According to Hesiod's Theogony, Triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea. The story of the Argonauts places his home on the coast of Libya. When the Argo was driven ashore on the Lesser Syrtes, the crew carried the vessel to Lake Tritonis, whence Triton, the local deity, guided them across to the Mediterranean.

Triton was the father of Pallas and foster parent to the goddess Athena. Triton also had a brother named Armanius, Poseidon's favorite son. Pallas was killed by Athena during a fight between the two goddesses. Triton is also sometimes cited as the father of Scylla by Lamia.

Triton also appeared in Roman myths and epics. In the Aeneid, Misenus, the trumpeter of Aeneas, challenged Triton to a contest of trumpeting. The god flung him into the sea for his arrogance.

2006 remake Edit

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Triton was one of the monsters given a makeover in the 2006 remakes. Included in the group The Sea Monsters, Triton now wore a helmet and wielded a conch, and had lost his beard. On the website and collectable game card, his total points value was 181.

Konami video gameEdit

Triton (NES)
A true foul water fiend.

Triton appears as an enemy monster in the Monster in My Pocket video game. He is found in the second area of the third stage, in the sewers. He jumps out at the player in attempt to destroy them.


Comic book series Edit

In the Monster in My Pocket comic series, Triton is seen briefly in the first issue, where he attends the meeting on Monster Mountain.

Trading Card Text Edit

Matchbox Text

Species: Merman Born: 4000 Years Ago

Size: 20 Feet Tall

Habitat: In the depths of the Mediterranean Sea

Faster than a speeding Jet Ski, more powerful than a nuclear submarine, able to leap the tallest waves with a twist of his flipper...it's a duck, it's a flying fish, no, it's Triton - master of the ocean! Half human and half fish, Triton cruises across the ocean in a chariot, powered by a team of dolphins. He carries with him a magic conch (seashell) which, when blown like a trumpet, can command the seas to become calm or churn into a stormy rage. Even landlubbers are not safe from Triton, as he can change his tail into legs and come ashore to create havoc. So next time you're at the beach or out fishing and you hear a distant horn, head for the hills - Triton may be biting!

2006 Card text

Triton, the son of Poseidon, King of the Seas, is known for his magical conch shell that he plays like a trumpet. With his shell horn, he can calm the sea or create deadly storms. This half-fish, half-man can also blow a signal to sea creatures of approaching hostile human enemies.

Trading card front Edit

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Triton


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