Grimlock helped to sniff out the "dinosaur transform static" that implicated Trypticon in the theft of world monuments. Later in the year, when Decepticon leader Galvatron had Cybertron infused with function-inverting anti-electrons, a dose of the particles gave Grimlock super-intelligence. For the first time Grimlock identified himself as "I, Grimlock". During a mission to Unicron 's disembodied head, where the Autobots were outmatched by the new Decepticon Terrorcons , Grimlock used components of Unicron's head to construct the Technobots to battle them. Combined as Computron, the Technobots felt they could not match the Terrorcons, until Grimlock transferred his super-intelligence into Computron, reverting to his old self and allowing the Technobots to claim victory.
Scorn was minding his own business in a Chinese forest, when suddenly Optimus Prime and his Autobots arrived, intent on learning how to ride the mighty Dinobots into battle. When Crosshairs attempted to learn how to battle atop his mighty steed alongside Drift , Scorn and Slug found smashing Crosshairs and Drift together much more enjoyable than dueling. When the Autobots queried Prime on why he wasn't doing the activities, he claimed he had mastered it already...only to be dragged along when Grimlock caught the scent of Decepticons! Scorn allowed Crosshairs to saddle him as the rest of the Autobots and Dinobots followed their leaders into battle. How to Ride a Dinobot!