While "Dinobot Island" is mentioned in Season 3 by an irate , while hunting after for stealing from it. It is in fact, the last time it is heard of. In this episode, entitled "Thief in the Night" where it is discovered that other Transformers were said to have "Dinosaur Transform Static" similar to the Dinobots. This is mentioned for the first time by Grimlock himself. It is interesting that he would have such knowledge, or be that intuned in the first place, but after 20 years a lot can happen. Those Transformers included, were who's static it was, and , who has a "superior intellect", never even realizes he is a primitive. Two of Soundwaves' cassettes and , seen only, and their names never disclosed, appeared only once in the series, during "Call of the Primitives", they were fashioned after a "" and "" respectively. Overkills tech spec. reads, as Tyrannosaurus....but none were ever discovered with a horn. Though not affiliated with the "Autobots/Dinobots" at this time, it should be noted they would have had "dinosaur transform static" and could have potentially been Dinobots at one point. It was mentioned in a text story that they were in fact created by Wheeljack as Autobots/Dinobots, and possibly captured by the Decepticons and reprogrammed to their "cause".
This is my custom animation of dino from transformers dark of the moon i will be releasing several other gifs from that movie (i can take requests too )
Dino joined Que, and on a mission to take out an illegal nuclear weapons site in the Middle East. They were able to penetrate the base with ease thanks to Que disguising himself as the car of the country's Defense Minister, but Dino transformed to the instant they were through the barrier and, blades flashing, politely requested that the human guards lie on the ground while the Autobots went about their destructive business. Not long after, as the Autobots regrouped back at NEST's Washington headquarters, Dino informed that was in a bad mood over the discovery of a piece of technology he had found in , and wasn't talking to anyone, let alone her. Later, after the former Autobot leader was retrieved from the moon and reactivated, Dino observed his explanation of how his pillars were key to controlling the Space Bridge, a teleportation device Sentinel had designed that was crucial to the Autobot war effort.
Later, when the attack the Autobots on the highway, Dino transforms and leaps into the air and uses his whips to latch onto the Dread, . With some difficulty, he manages to kill Hatchet by pulling over onto a car traveling the other way on the free-way. then tells Dino that he will finish off the other two.