A large, strange stone is found when tunnel excavation work ensues near Mt. Konpo for the new Tokai Super-Expressway project. After a worker claims to have seen a huge monster, a young scholar recalls the legend of Gomess, a fearsome beast, and a phoenix-like bird, Litra. When Yuriko and Jun get trapped in the caverns, they hear a rhythmic beating from the stone and discover the legendary Gomess.
Zoologists look into a giant monkey reported to be swinging from cables in the Amagi mountains. It leads to the Wild Monkey Research Institute. They find that a mute custodian named Goro had fed a spider monkey Aoba Walnuts preserved with Aoba Potion. This experimental hormone causes gigantism if taken in high doses. Big "Goro" then comes up with a plan to find his missing friend.
Jun and Yuriko witness the splashdown of a Mars Exploration Probe while investigating an undersea volcanic eruption. Recovered by the Space Development Agency, they find strange images and two golden spheres inside the capsule. They jokingly conclude intelligent beings on Mars returned the capsules and gifted them the spheres, but after a thief steals them, a monster named Namegon is unleashed.
In Tokyo, a huge thorny plant breaks through the streets of Tokyo's business district and sub basements and feeds off of what it catches. It pushes into the roof of the Mainichi Shimpo News offices, where its poisonous flower blooms. Professor Ichinotani believes this plant, Juran, has revived due to man-made environmental changes and seek to destroy it, but Professor Genda wants to study it.
Jun travels to Antarctica to look into the disappearance of Nomura, a Japanese Antarctic Winter Party member whose last message is, "Peguila is here." They find Nomura's body and his dog, Saburo, who survived by eating native moss. The team finds that moss contains Peguimin H, a poisonous substance for Peguila. As the monster approaches their outpost, they launch a Peguimin H rocket.
Taro, known for his tall tales, claims his pet turtle Gameron will grow big enough for him to ride on and take him to an underwater castle. But when he reports a bank robbery, no one believes him. The robbers then kidnap him until Gameron grows and scares them into turning themselves in. Taro rides Gameron to the castle, where princess Otohime chides him for lying.
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