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Alatreon is an Elder Dragon introduced in Monster Hunter 3.

Abilities

Alatreon is elementally unstable, possessing control over the Dragon, Fire, Thunder, Ice and Water elements. When weakened, Alatreon will fly high into the air and rain down ice crystals. Some ice crystals fall on random spots while others may target certain players. Alatreon will only use the Ice and Thunder elements while in the air. It is said that it has the abilities of all the True Elder Dragons (Kushala Daora, Chameleos, Lunastra and Teostra), although, since it is elementally unstable, it is unable to truly harness that power.

Now it is able to call down Lightning to strike the hunter, much like the White Fatalis, both on the ground or in the air. When it is about to perform this attack, its horns will glow blueish-white. Its colors are also more pronounced when it is using the various elements.

Behavior

Alatreons are very territorial. This may be the reason why no other monsters live in the Sacred Land. Alatreon might attack most of its prey from the air, giving it an advantage over most other monsters. It also is very aggressive towards flying objects, mainly airships.

Habitat

Alatreon are fought in the Sacred Land, an area within the Volcano. They presumably have access to any point within the Volcano when they hunt for food, and they may even venture beyond the volcano at times. They're also seen in the Ingle Isle. In the New World they have been sighted in the Secluded Valley.

Game Appearances

Main Series

Spin-offs

  • None

Game Data

MH3 Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Element Damage (Ground)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head0155205
Neck0105155
Stomach0105155
Feet0105155
Wing0105155
Tail0105155
Element Damage (Flight)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head2050025
Neck1550020
Stomach1550020
Feet1550020
Wing1550015
Tail1550020


Status Effect
 PoisonParalysisSleepFatigueStun
Initial Tolerance180150180 ---120
Tolerance Increase +150 (780 max) +160 (950 max) +170 (1030 max) --- +120 (600 max)
Tolerance Recovery5 per 10 sec5 per 10 sec5 per 10 sec ---5 per 10 sec
Duration10 sec15 sec60 sec ---15 sec
Damage5500 ---0

MHP3rd Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Information are taken from mhp3rd.net.

Ground mode
Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head60650155205
Neck40350105155
Belly35300105155
Feet25250105155
Wings2121055105
Tail3030055105
Flight mode
Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head606520150030
Neck403515100020
Belly353015100020
Feet383815100020
Wings25251550010
Tail303015100020


Item Effectiveness

ItemEffectivenessDurationNotes
Flash Bomb★☆☆?Used to get a hovering Alatreon to land for a short period of time. In confused state, dragon charge attack will only be a normal charge attack (no dragon element).
Sonic Bomb☆☆☆ ---
Dung Bomb☆☆☆ ---
Meat☆☆☆ ---

MH3 Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Alatreon info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.
DMG-Alatreon

Breakable Parts

Horns (x2)
Alatreon-Horns-Broken
Front Claws (x2)
Alatreon-Clawbreak
Tail (Sever)
Alatreon-Tailcut
Left Wing
Alatreon-LeftWing
Right Wing
Alatreon-RightWing

Materials

For carves and materials from other games, see Alatreon Carves

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Question Mark Icon Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Question Mark Icon その姿は稲妻の様とも闇の様とも噂され“煌黒龍”と伝えられる古龍。全身を鋭い逆鱗で覆われており触れる者全てを無慈悲に引き裂く。また、自らに宿す属性が非常に不安定なため周囲の天候をも急変させてしまうという。まさに“天災”。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Question Mark Icon Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Unknown Icon Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Alatreon Icon Known as a symbol of destruction, people fear even uttering its name. It's rumored to control all of the elements, but most, if not all, records of its existence have been burned.

Gallery

For more, see Alatreon Photo Gallery

Music Themes

Title
Battle Alatreon Monster Hunter Generations Soundtrack

Battle Alatreon Monster Hunter Generations Soundtrack

MH3/MHP3rd/MH3U/MHGen: Alatreon Theme
MHW Iceborne OST Alatreon Theme

MHW Iceborne OST Alatreon Theme

MHWI: Alatreon Theme


Notes

General Notes

  • Even if believed to have mastered all elements, Alatreon never uses all of them at the same time. On the ground, Alatreon uses only Dragon-element and Fire-element attacks. When it turns blue and spends most of its time in the air (see below), Alatreon uses Ice-element and Thunder-element attacks, and if it falls on the ground, its common attacks (like its charge) will lose their usual effect (for example, the charge won't inflict Dragonblight anymore).
  • Alatreon is very vulnerable to Paralysis and Sleep. However, as an Elder Dragon, it never gets exhausted and isn't affected by any Traps or Meat.
  • Alatreon is weak to Ice Element (then Water) when on the ground, and weak to Dragon Element (then Fire) when hovering in the air. It is slightly weak to Thunder when on the ground, but immune to it when in the air.
  • Front claws and both horns can be broken, wings can be damaged and tail can be severed for two extra carves.
  • Both horns must be broken for Skypiercers to be obtained in the rewards.
  • Unlike the Elder Dragons from previous MH games, the tail can be severed at any level of health, like usual monsters, but this won't affect Alatreon's power.
  • Alatreon doesn't have an aura like Kushala Daora or Teostra. However, it is able to muster its power and energy in its horns. At that moment, the horns will be surrounded by little sparkles. After a few minutes, it will absorb those sparkles and turn blue, before hovering around the area and starting a thunder and icy rampage for some minutes. In this Flight Mode, it is difficult to deal significant damage to Alatreon. In addition, it is more aggressive and more powerful. Breaking both horns or making it stagger by focusing on the head when the horns are surrounded by sparkles will prevent Alatreon from using its true power.
  • Using Flash Bombs will make Alatreon fall onto the ground from its Flight Mode.
  • During its Flight Mode (see above), Alatreon will sometimes cause wind which will make hunters fall over, much like Kushala Daora's wind barrier. This will happen during aerial charges.
  • If Alatreon hits one of the two ledge walls of the Sacred Land during a charge, its horns will become stuck for a few seconds.
  • At the end, it should destroy the wall, unless it is staggered. It cannot be ledged when both horns are broken.
  • If Alatreon's tail is cut during Flight Mode it will glow blue instead of red even when Alatreon lands.
  • Alatreon's horns begin to sparkle or turn white signaling it is ready to revert to the Flight Mode. If its head or horns take considerable damage during this time, the sparkles will disappear, postponing Alatreon's Flight Mode.
  • Alatreon's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • Alatreon, Teostra, and Lunastra have the same sound effect when roaring.

Monster Hunter 3

  • You can no longer hunt Alatreon in Monster Hunter 3 because the online servers have been shut down.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

  • Alatreon can be unlocked by clearing all double monster quests.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • In MH3U, no sign of charging is visible on its horns and it appears that it can almost randomly go into Flight Mode. It will sometimes do its precharge move before jumping back and entering Flight Mode. Breaking both horns does no longer prevent Alatreon from entering its Flight Mode.
    • Alatreon entering its rage mode almost always results in it going into Flight Mode.
  • In order to unlock Alatreon, the player must clear all the village quests.
  • G Rank Alatreon is exclusive to an Event Quest.

Monster Hunter Generations

  • Alatreon can be unlocked by reaching Hunter Rank 80.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

  • Alatreon was added in Iceborne's fourth title update on July 9, 2020 (UTC).
  • Unlike in previous games, Alatreon can control all of its elements freely, regardless of the active mode. However, it will use the element Fire or Ice more in Fire Active and Ice Active respectively. While in Dragon Active, it will use all element attacks at equal frequency.
  • Alatreon's physical appearance has seen some slight changes in the New World, with the wing membranes connecting higher up its body, the head and neck being noticeably smaller, and the tip of the tail bearing a hardened bone point.
  • This is the first time Alatreon has a unique icon as opposed to the icon that represents all other First-Class Dangerous Monsters.
  • Alatreon now has 3 different modes, called "Active", which are Fire Active, Dragon Active, and Ice Active.
    • Alatreon will emit a powerful shockwave when changing between Dragon Active to either the Fire Active or Ice Active. This shockwave deals a lot of damage rapidly.
    • Players can weaken this shockwave by dealing large amount of elemental damage to Alatreon.
  • Alatreon can now control the Water element. However, this "water" is actually oil, and will ignite when hit with any of Alatreon's fire attacks.
  • Alatreon can now throw ice spikes that clump and enlarge on the ground. If its lightning attacks strike an ice spike, the ice spike will glow red and explode shortly afterwards.
  • All of its elemental attacks (save for its Dragon element attacks) seem to have a trace of dragon element, most notably its fire and lightning attacks.
  • After slaying it, Monster Hunter Tri's victory music will play.

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