Cephalos is a Piscine Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter.

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Cephalos' body shapes are streamlined and flat, to help them swim through the sand. They have a vaguely hammer-shaped head, with eyes that face upwards. Their brown and beige coloration helps them camouflage themselves among the desert sands.


These monsters are surprisingly social, swimming through the loose sand and hunting in packs. They are predatory, and can work together to defeat creatures many times their size.


Mildly aggressive, they can become a nuisance when fighting other monsters.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1.png (2004) Logo-MH1.png (2004) Monster Hunter XX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Cephalos Icon.png Wyverns found only in the Desert. They resemble a Plesioth, but live and "swim" in sand rather than water. They seldom appear above land, but when their hearing is disturbed...
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate / Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Cephalos Icon.png The coloration of these piscine wyverns is well-suited to the deserts they inhabit. Excellent burrowers, they swim through the sand in packs, rarely surfacing. Their ears are highly developed; any impact caused by striking the ground forces them out of hiding.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Cephalos Icon.png Piscine Wyverns with acute hearing. They swim freely in the desert sands that their scales so resemble.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Cephalos Icon.png (?)


General Notes

  • Cephalos will occasionally attack boss monsters such as Tigrex or Diablos if in the same area.
  • Cephalos are vulnerable to loud noises, and will emerge from the sand if a sonic bomb is used. They are also affected by the loud noises produced by small barrel bombs and the cries of large desert wyverns such as Monoblos, Diablos and Tigrex.
  • Cephalos is unique among minions as it has a breakable part - its fin. Breaking this does not affect rewards or carves.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • Cephalos is also the only minion that has the exclamation mark above its head when it spots a hunter. Most large wyverns have this.

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