Congalala is a Fanged Beast introduced in Monster Hunter 2.


It resembles a giant, tailed gorilla with pink fur, a hippo-like head, and long front claws. The spike on its head is actually hair that the Congalala has smoothed into shape to signify that they are the pack leader. Congalalas are surprisingly intelligent beasts.


Despite their apparently adorable appearance, under no circumstances whatsoever should the Congalalas be underestimated. While they are for the most part very docile, they react well to the presence of herbivores, so long as they give a wide berth. They can quickly become aggressive to anything that disrupts feeding or startles them, for example, if they see hunters. When damaged enough, their rage mode is triggered. Most of their upper jaw will be red, as will their backside, which also discharges fart gas, and their aggression increases significantly.


In the Old World Congalala reside primarily in areas such as the Jungle, Old Jungle, and Swamp. Their New World counterparts can be found in the Primal Forest, Heaven's Mount, and Sunken Hollow. Their MHST counterparts are found in Peculiar Den.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Congalala

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In Season 8.0, HC Congalala is introduced. It has a new move where it can hurl several large pieces of dung. [1]

HC Congalala also has a new attack; it will jump and hit the ground, releasing an enormous gas cloud, bounce and repeat, bounce and repeat again. After that, it will spend a moment recovering.

HC Congalala has the ability release gas so strong that it causes dragon strength wind every time around it, knocking hunters to the ground.

Gold Congalala

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Main Article: Gold Congalala

A Lone Species of Congalala first appearing in Monster Hunter Online.


Monster Hunter Online introduced an April Fools quest with a Congalala as the target. This Congalala shows no odd signs initially, but upon entering Abnormal State it assumes the skeleton, animations, moveset and theme of Rajang will exactly fight and act like a Rajang.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2.png (2007) Logo-MH2.png (2006) Monster Hunter XX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Congalala Icon.png A large pelagus sporting pink fur often spotted in the jungle and swamp zones. Fond of mushrooms, its diet affects its breath, which may be poisonous or flaming. One can predict these traits via the food in its local habitat.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Congalala Icon.png ピンクの毛並みをもつ大型の牙獣。 温暖、湿潤な地域での目撃例が多い。 食欲旺盛で、特にキノコ類には目がなく、自ら持ち歩く事も。 食物によって吐く息が変わり、毒や炎など、様々な特性を持つ、生息地によって食物が異なるため、息も地域の影響を受ける。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Congalala Icon.png A large fanged beast with pink fur, often found in warm, damp regions. Fond of mushrooms, Congalalas possess either poisonous or flaming breath, depending on the food available in their local habitat.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter XX
MH4U-Congalala Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Congalala Icon.png Pink-furred Fanged Beasts. They let rip with almighty farts, the stench of which overwhelms opponents.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Congalala Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Congalala Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!

Analysis and Guides

For details on older games this monster has appeared in, see Congalala Guides.

MH4U Breakable Parts

Comb (x1)
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Claws (x1)
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Tail (x1)
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General Notes

  • It primarily uses melee attacks, such as charges or swipes, with an occasional belly flop.
  • Without the ESP skill, when the Congalala inflates its stomach, all attacks aimed at its stomach will bounce. However, it can be attacked from the side or the rear.
  • The Congalala's signature move is its fart attack, which inflicts the Soiled status, preventing the hunter from consuming any food items unless they use a Deodorant or wait for the status to pass.
  • The Congalala can also breathe flames, poison, paralysis or sleep gas out in front of it in the same fashion as Teostra or Lunastra using their fire breath.
  • The Congalala also has an extremely dangerous combo in which it swipes the ground 3 times and then does a body slam; however, this attack leaves it temporarily open to attacks, as long as the quake is avoided. The quake can be blocked against or rendered useless altogether with the skill Quake Resistance.
  • When enraged, its face and behind turn red, and it angrily blasts a fart. In rage mode, it is both faster and stronger.
  • The Congalala's weakspot, the head, will yield Vibrant Pelt when broken, and the remaining scraps of hair effectively make it look like a giant Conga with claws.
  • If the hunter drops meat mid-battle, Congalala may stop to eat it. This trait can be utilised by dropping drugged, tainted and poisoned meat. The Congalala indicates that it is going for the meat when it stands on its hind legs and sniffs the air. It may take more than one meat to inflict the desired effect.
  • Congalala have been known to fart when caught in a Pitfall Trap; consider keeping a safe distance away. It is especially likely when they are in Rage mode.
  • Congalala is found in much the same habitats as its stronger relative, the Emerald Congalala.
  • When hungry, the Congalala can release a sonic fart. This fart will actually have the same effect as a roar, but can be avoided by keeping a safe distance, blocking or the Earplugs skill.
  • Congalala is able to use a Dung Throw attack. One chunk of dung is sent flying a short distance, and if the hunter is hit, it will inflict the Soiled status.
    • To keep a Congalala from using its Dung Throw attack, simply do not break its tail. As long as the mushroom, ore, or bone is held in its tail, it cannot throw dung at the hunter.
  • An interesting thing to note is that Congalala falls face-first into a Pitfall Trap, unlike most monsters whose heads are caught above ground.
  • After dying, a Congalala can still damage any hunters nearby if they are standing near its claws while flailing its arms around.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • Congalala's tail can be broken and will yield Territorial Dung or Territorial Dung+ (High ranking quests only), account items worth 500 Pokke Points and 2500 Pokke Points each, respectively.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • When low on stamina it will fail to do its breath attacks and will take longer to do its fart attacks.
  • It eats mushrooms to recover stamina.
    • It's also the only monster that roars when it's out of stamina.
  • It can now inflict Blastblight by eating Nitroshrooms.
    • However it can only cause Blastblight through its farts and not its breath attack, which does fire damage like it has in previous games.
  • Congalala gets a new super breath attack that has longer range than the normal one.
  • It is possible for Congalala to be in Rage mode when it is encountered; this is most likely due to it being attacked by smaller monsters such as Remobra.
  • In G Rank, it can hang on vines and move forward while constantly releasing fart attacks.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • Congalala can be a pet. If you feed your pet Congalala certain items before battle it will start with Sleep, Poison or Paralysis breath (for example feeding it sleep herbs will give it sleep breath).
  • HC Congalala's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 18.

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