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Espinas is a Flying Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier Season 2.0.

Physiology

Espinas is physically similar to a Rathian, but alongside scales its body is covered in hot pink spikes full of venom and rough green armor plating. A long, pink, venom-filled horn protrudes from the front of its head, in a similar fashion to Monoblos.Venomous thorns also protrude from its body, wings, tail, feet, and head. Its body, tail, and feet are bigger and more muscular than those of other Flying Wyverns. It has four pink claws upon its feet. Red-orange veins will appear when it is in its enraged state, similar to Tigrex.

Abilities

Espinas has the ability to shoot toxic fireballs that cause both Poison and Paralysis upon impact. In addition, most of its physical attacks cause poison status as well due to the thorns. Espinas also has the ability to charge at great speed whilst ramming with its horn.

Behavior

Espinas is an unusually passive Flying Wyvern. In the wild, it can almost always be found sleeping. Even when disturbed and woken up, it still responds disinterestedly to any attacks, casually walking back and forth whilst relying on its thick hide to protect itself.

However, if enough damage is dealt to Espinas, it will become enraged. When this occurs, it becomes much faster and more brutal, charging aggressors down, ramming them with its horn, and shooting toxic fireballs.

Habitat

Espinas can usually be fought in flora filled places like the Great Forest and Flower Field, although there have been much rarer sightings in areas like the Tower and Fortress Ruins, as well as swamps like the Dark Veil Forest.

Game Appearances

Main Series

  • None

Frontier

Spin-offs

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Espinas Icon.png (?)

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Espinas

FrontierGen-HC Espinas Render 001.png

In terms of appearance, HC Espinas is largely similar to normal Espinas, though all its thorns, claws and horns are a brighter shade of yellow, and tinged with pink on the tips. Its legs are also more strongly developed, and peculiarly, its eyes are light blue.

HC Espinas is known for its increased speed over its normal brethren; its unique homing charge attack is especially powerful for this reason. In addition, it is more capable of combining its attacks - for example, shooting out five fireballs, then flying backwards whilst shooting the final toxic blast.


Zenith Espinas

FrontierGen-Zenith Espinas Render 001.png

Main Article: Zenith Espinas

A Zenith Species of Espinas first appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier Z.


Music Themes

MHO: Espinas Music Theme


Notes

General Notes


  • Fittingly 'Espinas' is Spanish for 'Thorns'.
  • Its horn, chest, wings and back can be broken, and its tail can be severed.
    • It must be near death for its horn to break and tail to be severed.
  • Espinas' roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • Espinas have a Subspecies and Rare Species: the brown and orange Espinas Subspecies, and the white and purple Espinas Rare Species.
  • Espinas will huff white smoke from its mouth and veins around its body will glow when enraged.
  • Espinas' Japanese name, エスピナス, has been officially romanized as both "Espinas" and "Espinath."

Monster Hunter Frontier


  • Inflicting Sleep Status upon the Espinas will cause it to drop an item.
  • At G-Rank, Espinas' charging attacks are faster, wider and can be deployed more suddenly.
  • HC Espinas' roar requires Super HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Online


  • Espinas possess a variety of new attacks not utilized in Monster Hunter Frontier, including a 360-degrees poison mist spray, and the ability to lob poisonous fireballs to its sides.
  • Espinas charge now has a wind-up animation.
  • While passive, Espinas will actively follow hunters in the area, but only deal small amounts of damage to them.
  • Beginning G2-Rank, Espinas' sleeping and passive "attacks" will inflict Poison, and its fireballs will split into multiple smaller fireballs upon detonation. Espinas will also begin to chain charge attacks without wind-up.
  • Espinas has a unique theme in Monster Hunter Online.
  • Espinas' roar is different from its roar in Monster Hunter Frontier.
  • Monster Hunter Online notes Espinas to be a relative of monsters such as Diablos and Gravios.

References


Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier (edit)
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Lynian FrontierGen-Felyne Icon.png Felyne FrontierGen-Melynx Icon.png Melynx FrontierGen-Shakalaka Icon.png Shakalaka FrontierGen-Uruki Icon.png Uruki
FrontierGen-King Shakalaka Icon.png King Shakalaka
Neopteron FrontierGen-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug FrontierGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur FrontierGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Carapaceon FrontierGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur FrontierGen-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur FrontierGen-Kusubami Icon.png Kusubami
FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Zenith Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Icon.png Akura Jebia FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Zenith Daimyo Hermitaur MH10th-Shen Gaoren Icon.png Shen Gaoren FrontierGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Taikun Zamuza FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Zenith Taikun Zamuza
Bird Wyvern FrontierGen-Genprey Icon.png Genprey FrontierGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey FrontierGen-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey FrontierGen-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
FrontierGen-Farunokku Icon.png Farunokku FrontierGen-Forokururu Icon.png Forokururu FrontierGen-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome FrontierGen-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros FrontierGen-Purple Gypceros Icon.png Purple Gypceros FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Zenith Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Breeding Season Hypnocatrice Icon.png Breeding Season Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Silver Hypnocatrice Icon.png Silver Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Toridcless FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Zenith Toridcless FrontierGen-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome FrontierGen-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga FrontierGen-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku FrontierGen-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Blue Yian Kut-Ku
Brute Wyvern FrontierGen-Abiorugu Icon.png Abiorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Giaorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Zenith Giaorugu FrontierGen-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Starving Deviljho FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Zenith Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Piscine Wyvern FrontierGen-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Aruganosu FrontierGen-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Goruganosu FrontierGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth FrontierGen-Lavasioth Subspecies Icon.png Lavasioth Subspecies FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Zenith Plesioth FrontierGen-Green Plesioth Icon.png Green Plesioth
Leviathan FrontierGen-Pokara Icon.png Pokara
FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Baruragaru FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Zenith Baruragaru FrontierGen-Kuarusepusu Icon.png Kuarusepusu FrontierGen-Pokaradon Icon.png Pokaradon
Snake Wyvern FrontierGen-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
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Flying Wyvern FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Egyurasu
MH10th-Akantor Icon.png Akantor FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Zenith Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Barioth Icon.png Barioth FrontierGen-Basarios Icon.png Basarios FrontierGen-Berukyurosu Icon.png Berukyurosu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bombardier Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Zenith Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Dyuragaua Icon.png Dyuragaua FrontierGen-Diablos Icon.png Diablos FrontierGen-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos FrontierGen-Diorekkusu Icon.png Diorekkusu FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Zenith Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Subspecies Icon.png Espinas Subspecies FrontierGen-Espinas Rare Species Icon.png Espinas Rare Species FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Gravios FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Zenith Gravios FrontierGen-Black Gravios Icon.png Black Gravios FrontierGen-Gurenzeburu Icon.png Gurenzeburu FrontierGen-Gureadomosu Icon.png Gureadomosu FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Zenith Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Khezu FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Zenith Khezu FrontierGen-Red Khezu Icon.png Red Khezu FrontierGen-Meraginasu Icon.png Meraginasu FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mi Ru FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mysterious Mi Ru FrontierGen-Monoblos Icon.png Monoblos FrontierGen-White Monoblos Icon.png White Monoblos FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Blinking Nargacuga FrontierGen-Odibatorasu Icon.png Odibatorasu FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Pariapuria FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Thirsty Pariapuria FrontierGen-Poborubarumu Icon.png Poborubarumu FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Zenith Rathalos FrontierGen-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos FrontierGen-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathian Icon.png Rathian FrontierGen-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian FrontierGen-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Zenith Tigrex FrontierGen-Unknown Icon.png Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern) FrontierGen-Varusaburosu Icon.png Varusaburosu FrontierGen-Zenaserisu Icon.png Zenaserisu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Zerureusu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Sparkling Zerureusu
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??? FrontierGen-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
Unclassified FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Duremudira FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Arrogant Duremudira FrontierGen-Laviente Icon.png Laviente FrontierGen-Violent Laviente Icon.png Violent Laviente FrontierGen-Berserk Laviente Icon.png Berserk Laviente


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