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Not to be confused with Subspecies, Rare Species, Burst Species, Origin Species, Lone Species, HC Monsters, Supremacy Species, Zenith Species, or Variants.

Deviants (Japanese 二つ名持ちモンスター) are special monster individuals that have survived harsh conditions and have changed to overcome said extremes they've faced.[1] They are known to be similar to normal monster individuals, though different and special in some ways. Deviants are known to have a unique appearance, fighting style, and adaptions in battle. Deviants are also known to sometimes be larger than normal individuals. From these special individuals being far more dangerous and different, only hunters with special permits are allowed to hunt them.

Materials from Deviant monsters can be used to craft special Rare X equipment pieces. They are found in the last pages of the crafting menu, and they have some differences compared to regular equipment:

  • Weapons made from Deviant monsters will fill up the Hunter Arts bar faster than regular weapons.
  • Along with regular skills, wearing a full armor set of a Deviant monster will grant the wearer unique Soul armor skills exclusive to that armor. These are powerful skills consisting of combined skills, sometimes characteristic of the species' armor sets. For example, "Grimclaw Soul" has the effects of Speed Eating +2 and High Grade Earplugs. However, in order to activate the Soul skill in the armor set, each piece will have to be at least Lv6. Otherwise, the skill will be greyed out and have no effect in battle.
  • Rare X equipment have no slots.

List of Deviants by Game

Monster Hunter Generations

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate


Monster Hunter Generations

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MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Render 001.png
Arzuros Redhelm Arzuros
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001.png
MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Render 001.png
Daimyo Hermitaur Stonefist Hermitaur
MHGen-Glavenus Render 001.png
MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Render 001.png
Glavenus Hellblade Glavenus
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MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Render 001.png
Lagombi Snowbaron Lagombi
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MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Render 001.png
Nargacuga Silverwind Nargacuga
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MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Render 001.png
Rathalos Dreadking Rathalos
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MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Render 001.png
Rathian Dreadqueen Rathian
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MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Render 001.png
Tetsucabra Drilltusk Tetsucabra
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MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Render 001.png
Tigrex Grimclaw Tigrex
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MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Render 001.png
Uragaan Crystalbeard Uragaan
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MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Render 001.png
Yian Garuga Deadeye Yian Garuga
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MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Render 001.png
Zinogre Thunderlord Zinogre

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

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MHGU-Boltreaver Astalos Render 001.png
Astalos Boltreaver Astalos
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MHGU-Bloodbath Diablos Render 001.png
Diablos Bloodbath Diablos
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MHGU-Elderfrost Gammoth Render 001.png
Gammoth Elderfrost Gammoth
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MHGU-Nightcloak Malfestio Render 001.png
Malfestio Nightcloak Malfestio
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MHGU-Soulseer Mizutsune Render 001.png
Mizutsune Soulseer Mizutsune
MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Render 001.png
MHGU-Rustrazor Ceanataur Render 001.png
Shogun Ceanataur Rustrazor Ceanataur


  • Deviants have an added part to their name such as Dreadking or Hellblade.
    • According to the Guild Master, this is to show respect to how rare and powerful these particular individuals are.
  • The development concept for the Deviants was to make the strongest monsters that change the way a hunter fights in a major way due to them being a true threat. The development team gave the Deviants a larger size and stronger attacks to truly show how dangerous they are.
    • According to fans, Capcom fulfilled this perfectly with the Deviants.
  • A common misconception about Deviants is that they're special monsters that have survived previous hunter encounters. In actuality, Bloodbath Diablos and Deadeye Yian Garuga are the only Deviants this applies to.
    • This misconception was sparked from the way the Deviants were described in Monster Hunter Generations' E3 Trailer.[2]



  1. モンスターハンター発想の法則2 禁忌の書 - pg. 155