- Awesome Music: The Japanese version has a very kid friendly song naming off various monsters. While the U.S. version had a bizarre but So Bad, It's Good showing clips from this movie and Destroy All Monsters that some find more interesting than the original opening credits.
- Designated Hero: We are supposed to feel sorry for Ichiro because he was bullied. Yet right after he stood up against said bully he goes on to pull a prank on a sign painter, who did nothing to deserve such a prank. Which in turn just made Ichiro just as bad as the bullies.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: If you're being bullied, violence is the answer.
- Memetic Mutation: "Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, you know", from the dub.
- Most Annoying Sound: Minyas voice in the U.S. release of the movie, which predates Barney in terms of annoying, dopey sounding dinosaurs that also doesnt fit Minyas age either as hes supposed to be a kid himself. Averted in the Japanese version, however, in which Minya was voiced by a woman and does a better job at capturing the childlike sound for the character.
- Narm: The Gabara suit is pretty narmy, but the goofy design is most likely intentional when considering who the film was made foar.
- The Scrappy
- While the Son of Godzilla introduced the not-so-well liked Minya, there are many lovely moments and he is tolerable. But this movie cemented Minya's scrappy status.
- As is typical for kids in Kaiju films, Ichiro is pretty annoying as well.
- So Bad, It's Good: Often seen as the bottom of the barrel of the whole Godzilla franchise, but it does have its audience that loves it for all the wrong reason.
- Values Dissonance: After defeating the bullies, Ichiro proves his new coolness by... pulling a mean prank on a sign painter (one that, in a more serious film, likely would have killed him). Keep in mind, the sign painter did nothing to provoke such a prank!
YMMV / All Monsters Attack