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Jaeger Timeline LOCCENT 01

An account of the Jaeger deployment according to LOCCENT.

Kaiju Attack Timeline LOCCENT 02

An account of the Kaiju attacks according to LOCCENT.

A timeline is a chronological list of events that occur within a certain period of time or century. In regards to Pacific Rim, several events within the expanded universe occur and give credence to the events that transpire in the film. The following page serves as both a general order of events and a disambiguation page for all events relating to Pacific Rim. As with all transmedia, conflicts and discrepancies in the canon may arise as a result of production oversight.



Triassic period
The Precursors fail in an attempt to colonize Earth.[1]

20th Century


November 10, 1980
Hercules Hansen is born.[2]
September 5, 1984[3]
Caitlin Lightcap is born.
December 30, 1985
Stacker Pentecost is born.[2]
September 15, 1986[4]
The Gage twins are born.
January 31, 1989[5]
Aleksis Kaidonovsky is born.[2]
June 9, 1989
Hermann Gottlieb is born.[2]


January 19, 1990
Newton Geiszler is born.[2]
February 9, 1991
Sasha Kaidonovsky is born.[2]
May 17, 1992
Tendo Choi is born.[2]
November 7, 1995[note 1][6][5]
Yancy Becket is born.
December 11, 1998
Raleigh Becket is born.[2]
December 24, 1998
The Wei Tang Brothers are born.[2]

21st Century


April 23, 2003[2][7]
Mako Mori is born.
August 14, 2003
Chuck Hansen is born.[2]


August 10, 2013 - August 15, 2013[note 2] First Attack - K-DAY[note 3]
The breach opens.
San Francisco experiences a 7.1 earthquake.[8][1]
San Francisco is attacked by "Trespasser".[8][note 4]
The Golden Gate Bridge is destroyed.[8][1]
RAF pilot Luna Pentecost is killed in the assault against the Trespasser.[8]
Yeye Choi is killed from exposure to Kaiju blood.[8]
News stations cover the disaster in San Francisco[9]
Trespasser moves toward Sacramento.
Trespasser is killed by three nuclear missiles in Oakland.
"Tens of thousands"[10] of lives are lost in the Kaiju's rampage before it is killed.[8][1]
February 5, 2014 - Second Attack[note 5][11][12]
Second Kaiju Hundun attacks Manila, Philippines.[1][13]
February 8, 2014[14]
Kaiju Emergency Alert System is established.[15]
June 1, 2014 - Third Attack[12]
Kaiju Kaiceph emerges from the breach.[8]
Kaiceph attack hits Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.[1][13]
Kaiceph is killed. Remains relocated via aircraft carrier.[1]
September 2, 2014 - Fourth attack[12][note 6]
The Kaiju Scissure attacks Sydney.[8]
Chuck Hansen's mother is killed during the attack.[16]
Jasper Schoenfeld comes up with the initial concept behind the Jaegers.[8]
September 15, 2014
Seoul, South Korea Conference commences[8]
Jasper Schoenfeld presents his idea for the Jaeger.[8]
Unknown Date, 2014
Pan Pacific Defense Corps is established.[17]
November 9, 2014
The Jaeger Program begins.[8]
Construction of arm for Mark-1 prototype (Brawler Yukon) begins.[8]
Caitlin Lightcap begins working on the concept behind the Pons.[8]
Stacker Pentecost tests the Pons system.[8]
December 1, 2014
Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Proving grounds are established on Kodiak Island.[8]
January 30, 2015
Brawler Yukon, is launched.[8][17]
USAF Captain Adam Casey dies from a seizure in an attempt to pilot Brawler Yukon.[8]
February 18, 2015
Sergio D'onofrio attempts to pilot the Yukon; experiences seizures.[8]
Caitlin Lightcap successfully achieves the first Drift when she connects with Sergio.[8]
April 23, 2015
The Kaiju Karloff attacks Vancouver, Canada.[8]
Brawler Yukon kills Karloff.[8]
July 24, 2015
Pan Pacific Defense Corps. begins hiring pilots for Jaegers.[18][19]
November 25, 2015
Hong Kong Shatterdome is established.[17]
December 6, 2015
Japanese Jaeger, Tacit Ronin, is launched.[20][2]
December 15, 2015
American Jaeger, Romeo Blue, is launched.[20][2]
December 22, 2015
First Chinese Jaeger, Horizon Brave, is launched.[20][2]
December 30, 2015
Japanese Jaeger, Coyote Tango, is launched.[2]
Unknown Date, 2015
Russian Jaeger, Cherno Alpha, is launched[21][note 7]
Hercules Hansen enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Scott Hansen enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[22]
Wei Tang Brothers enlist in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Sasha Kaidonovsky enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Aleksis Kaidonovsky enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Hermann Gottlieb enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Unknown Date, 2016
Kaiju Reckoner attacks Hong Kong.[2]
Reckoner is killed.[2]
Stacker Pentecost is diagnosed with cancer.[1]
Tendo Choi enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
Newton Geiszler enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[2]
First South American Jaeger, Diablo Intercept, is launched.[23]
Mark-2 Jaeger, Solar Prophet, is launched.[23]
Mark-2 Jaeger, Puma Real, is launched.[23]
Mark-2 Jaeger, Eden Assassin, is launched.[23]
May 15, 2016
Onibaba attacks Tokyo.[8][1]
Coyote Tango kills Onibaba.[8][1]
A young Mako Mori becomes the iconic survivor of the incident.[8][24]
Tamsin Sevier is diagnosed with cancer.[8]
May 17, 2016
Agreement for Lima, Peru Shatterdome construction is reached.[25][17]
June 21, 2016
Yancy and Raleigh Becket enlist in the Jaeger Academy.[8]
Stacker Pentecost adopts Mako Mori.[8]
Itak emerges from the Breach in Tokyo Bay.[26]
Tacit Ronin is deployed in Tokyo Bay.[26]
Coyote Tango is deployed in Tokyo Bay.[26]
Coyote Tango is damaged and rendered inoperable during the fight with Itak.[27]
Itak is killed by Tacit Ronin.[27]
July 5, 2016
Kaori and Duc Jessop are retired from activity following neural injuries sustained from Pons overload.[28]
Category II Kaiju Ragnarok emerges from the Breach in Tokyo Bay.[28]
Jaeger Victory Alpha is deployed against Ragnarok in Tokyo Bay.[28]
Victory Alpha is destroyed by Ragnarok. Its pilots, Kagiso and Itu, survive.[28]
Marshal Hikai orders Tacit Ronin out against Ragnarok.[28]
Tacit Ronin kills Ragnarok.[29]
Kaori and Duc Jessop die from neural overload.[29]
August 9, 2016
Lima Shatterdome is established.[17]
November 23, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska Shatterdome, "The Icebox", is established.[17]
December 4, 2016
Vladivostok, Russia Shatterdome is established.[17]
December 15, 2016
Tokyo, Japan Shatterdome is established.[17]
May 25, 2017
Sydney, Australia Shatterdome is established.[17]
July 10, 2017
Mark-3 American Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, is launched.[30][2]
July 11, 2017
Los Angeles, California Shatterdome is established.[17]
September 14, 2017
Mark-3 Mexican Jaeger, Matador Fury, is launched.[31]
Unknown Date, 2017
Mark-3 Chinese Jaeger, Shaolin Rogue, is launched.[23]
Mark-3 Australian Jaeger, Vulcan Specter, is launched.[23]
Mark-3 Canadian Jaeger, Chrome Brutus, is launched.[23]
Kaiju Yamarashi emerges from the Breach.[note 8]
Gipsy Danger is deployed to fight the Kaiju.
Gipsy Danger kills Yamarashi.
November 19, 2017
Panama City Shatterdome is established.[17]
Unknown Date, 2018
Mark-4 American Jaeger, Hydra Corinthian, is launched.[23]
Mark-4 American Jaeger, Mammoth Apostle, is launched.[23]
Mark-4 Korean Jaeger, Nova Hyperion, is launched.[23]
Mark-4 Japanese Jaeger, Echo Saber, is launched.[23]
August 22, 2018
Third Chinese Jaeger, Crimson Typhoon, is launched.[32]
Unknown Date, 2019
Chuck Hansen enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[5]
Scott Hansen is dismissed from the Jaeger Program.[22]
Unknown Date, 2019 - Three Jaeger Drop[note 9]
Kaiju of Unknown Category attacks Manila.
Herc Hansen is deployed in Manila in Lucky Seven.[1][33][34]
Gipsy Danger is deployed in Manila.
A third Jaeger is deployed in Manila.
Gipsy Danger and Lucky Seven kill the Kaiju.
November 2, 2019
The first Mark-5 Jaeger, Striker Eureka, is launched.[35]


Unknown Date, 2020
Category III Kaiju, Knifehead, emerges from the breach in Anchorage.[1]
Gipsy Danger is deployed from the Anchorage Shatterdome to defend the Miracle Mile.[1]
Yancy Becket is killed in battle against Knifehead. Gipsy Danger is severely damaged.[1][36]
Gipsy Danger kills Knifehead.[1]
Raleigh Becket is dismissed from the Pan Pacific Defense Corps.[1]
Unknown Date, 2021
Mako Mori enlists in the Jaeger Academy.[5]
September 9, 2024
Gipsy Danger undergoes reconstruction at the Anchorage Shatterdome.[8]
Naomi Sokolov interviews Tendo Choi.[8]
October 12, 2024
Anchorage Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
Gipsy Danger is relocated to the Hong Kong Shatterdome.
October 18, 2024
Lima, Peru Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
October 19, 2024
Tokyo, Japan Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
November 9, 2024
Panama City Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
November 15, 2024[8]
Naomi Sokolov interviews Jasper Schoenfeld.
November 28, 2024[8]
Naomi Sokolov concludes her interviews with Stacker Pentecost in Hawaii.
December 11, 2024
Vladivostok, Russia Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
December 20, 2024
Los Angeles, California Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
December 29, 2024
Sydney, Australia Shatterdome is shut down.[17]
January 2025
Striker Eureka is decommissioned from active combat.[1][note 10]
Category IV Kaiju, Mutavore, breaks through Anti-Kaiju Wall.[1][37]
Mutavore killed by Striker Eureka.[1]
The Anti-Kaiju Wall is proven ineffective against the Kaiju.
Stacker Pentecost recruits Raleigh Becket for breach assault.[1]
Raleigh Becket arrives at the Hong Kong Shatterdome.
Pilot tryouts with Raleigh Becket begin proper.[1]
January 8, 2025 - Double Event[note 11][38]
Newton Geiszler drifts with a Kaiju brain.[1]
Category IV Kaiju, Leatherback and Otachi, emerge from the breach and attack Hong Kong.[1]
Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha, and Striker Eureka are deployed.
Crimson Typhoon destroyed.[1]
Wei Tang's are killed by Otachi.
Cherno Alpha destroyed.[1]
Kaidonovskys are killed by Leatherback.
Gipsy Danger is deployed.
Leatherback is killed by Gipsy Danger
Otachi is killed by Gipsy Danger
Baby Kaiju is born and dies via strangulation by umbilical cord during pursuit of Newton Geiszler.
January 12, 2025 - Triple Event
Category IV Kaiju, Scunner and Raiju emerge from the breach.
Stacker Pentecost launches an assault on the breach.[1]
Category 5 Kaiju, Slattern, emerges from the breach.[1]
Raiju is killed by Gipsy Danger.
Striker Eureka self detonates thermonuclear bomb near the breach.[1]
Scunner is killed by Striker Eureka.[1]
Stacker Pentecost killed in combat.[1]
Chuck Hansen killed in combat.[1]
Slattern is killed by Gipsy Danger.[1]
Raleigh Becket destroys the breach with Gipsy Danger's self-detonation.[1]

Known Inconsistencies

  • According to Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, Aleksis is born January 31, 1998.
  • According to Travis Beacham Mako is born January 23, 2005.[39]
  • According to the prologue of Pacific Rim, Trespasser's attack destroyed the cities of San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland. However, Travis Beacham states that Tresspasser attacked San Francisco, Hayward, San Mateo and San Jose.[40]
  • According to Man, Machines & Monsters Mako enlisted in the Jaeger Academy in 2017.
  • According to Striker Eureka's combat dossier in the novelization, Mutavore attacked December 27, 2024.
  • The Jaeger deployment graph states that five Mark-1 Jaegers were launched in 2015 instead of six.[41]
  • According to the novelization of Pacific Rim, the second Kaiju attack occurred five months later in Hong Kong; the third attack is eight months later in Sydney.


  • According to Tales From Year Zero, four Kaiju attacked from 2013 to 2014.[41]
  • According to the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Timeline graphs, four Kaiju attacked in 2015 alone.[41]


  1. According to Travis Beacham, Yancy is three years older than Raleigh.
  2. According to Pacific Rim the attack on San Francisco takes place over the span of six days
  3. According to Tales From Year Zero the attack on San Francisco takes place August 10th, 2013. The news footage on the 11th of August is the day after.
  4. According to the viral marketing video, the attack takes place at 9:32am
  5. According to Raleigh Becket Manila's Kaiju attack is six months after Trespasser's.
  6. According to the novelization Scissure's attack on Sydney occurs September 2, 2014
  7. Travis Beacham: "@JamesHayBar Not annoying at all. Cherno was launched in 2015, with the other 1's, and has survived until 2024 as noted on the graph."
  8. According to Pacific Rim Yancy and Raleigh fight Yamarashi in 2017.
  9. Herc: "I know ya mate. We rode together."
    Raleigh: "We did, sir, six years ago. My brother and I. It was a three Jaeger drop."
    Herc: That's right, Manila."
  10. Stacker: "Australia decommissioned it a day before the Sydney attacks."
  11. Information from a now defunct DVD promotion website stated that the Double Event occurred January 8, 2025


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 Pacific Rim
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters pages, 19 through 37
  3. Travis Beacham: Caitlin Lightcap
  4. Travis Beacham: Gage Twins birthdate #2
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Travis Beacham: How old are the characters in Pacific Rim?
  6. @Travis Beacham: July 16, 2013
  7. Pacific Rim: Drift Space (Blu-Ray Feature)
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero
  10. As mentioned by Raleigh Becket
  11. Pacific Rim: B-Roll Footage
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Travis Beacham: Kaiju Attack Timeline
  13. 13.0 13.1 Travis Beacham: Manila Kaiju's name
  14. Kaiju Emergency Alert System
  15. Test of the Kaiju Emergency Alert System
  16. Screencap: When Bleeding Cool Met Pacific Rim’s Angriest Jaeger Pilot, Rob Kazinsky
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Site: Shatterdome
  18. Great Britain Air Command
  19. French Document
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Mark-1 Jaegers
  21. @travisbeacham
  22. 22.0 22.1 Jaegercon Interview: Travis Beacham
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 PACIFIC RIM Lexicon Entry #3: Mark-(x)
  24. New Pacific Rim Trailer
  25. Authorization of Shatterdome in Latin America
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift: Issue #1
  27. 27.0 27.1 Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift: Issue #2
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift: Issue #3
  29. 29.0 29.1 Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift: Issue #4
  30. Gipsy Danger Blueprints
  31. @Travis Beacham Twitter
  32. Crimson Typhoon Blueprints
  33. Travis Beacham: Manila Mission
  34. Travis Beacham: Lucky Seven
  35. Striker Eureka Blueprints
  36. Pacific Rim: Under Attack Featurette
  37. See: Mutavore Talk page
  38. Pacific Rim Files: Leatherback Archived Website
  39. Travis Beacham: How old is Mako Mori?
  40. Travis Beacham: Did Trespasser attack Sacramento?
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Re: Pacific Rim (Spoilers thread)