Desert Seltas is a subspecies of Seltas introduced in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.


This subspecies features a green, orange and brown shell, and seems to have reduced flight capacity. Its canopy features a double-pronged structure, rather than the single barbed spine of the common species, and its eyes shine a bright green. 


Unlike the common species, Desert Seltas is capable of digging through the sand to attack prey from below. It can also shoot three yellow globs that cause paralysis.


Desert Seltas can be found in the DunesAncestral Steppe, and Sunken Hollow.


The prefix Desert was chosen because of the monster's habitat and the fact that the desert is the only environment in which both the Seltas and Seltas Queen of this subspecies can be encountered together.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH4U.png (2015) Monster Hunter 4 G (2014) Logo-MH4U.png (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Desert Seltas Icon.png A mid-sized Neopteron whose forked horns and broad foreleg- attack range set it apart from its more common cousins. Desert Seltas have also been known to burrow freely through the ground.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horn (x1)
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General Notes

  • Its horn can be broken.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • When low on stamina it will fail to shoot its paralysis globs.
  • During the localization process, potential name candidates for Desert Seltas included Seltas Reaper, Blitz Seltas and Spartan Seltas.

External Links

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Localization & Bugs Bugs Bugs!

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