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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.

In the main series, Espinas appears in the Jungle.

Game Appearances

Main Series

Frontier

Spin-offs

Cross-overs

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


  • Espinas is the third Frontier monster to appear in the main series, 14 years after the inclusion of Hypnocatrice and Lavasioth in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
    • Espinas differs from Hypnocatrice and Lavasioth in that it was designed exclusively by the Frontier team, while Hypnocatrice and Lavasioth were at least partially designed by the main series team.[1]
  • 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.
  • Fittingly, 'Espinas' is Spanish for 'Thorns'.
  • Espinas' name had been spelled as "Espinath" in promotional material for Monster Hunter Frontier[2]; however, this name is not used in its appearance in the main series.

Monster Hunter Rise


  • Espinas' design in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is slightly tweaked; the horn on its head is noticeably thinner, and the horns along its body are shorter.
  • Espinas' theme in Sunbreak is a remastered version of the Gou Rank (HR 5) Great Forest theme from Frontier.
  • Espinas' roar in Sunbreak has a much higher pitch than its Frontier roar.
  • Unlike the one encountered in Frontier, Espinas will immediately attack once you wake it up, and also it only took one hit to wake up rather than serveral hits like the one in Frontier.

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' reuses Uragaan's roar in Monster Hunter Online.
  • Monster Hunter Online notes Espinas to be a relative of monsters such as Diablos and Gravios.

References


Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (edit)
Herbivore MHRise-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHRS-Gowngoat Icon.png Gowngoat MHRise-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHRise-Kestodon Male Icon.png Kestodon MHRise-Popo Icon.png Popo MHRise-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MHRise-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MHRise-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHRise-Apex Arzuros Icon.png Apex Arzuros MHRise-Bishaten Icon.png Bishaten MHRS-Blood Orange Bishaten Icon.png Blood Orange Bishaten MHRS-Garangolm Icon.png Garangolm MHRise-Goss Harag Icon.png Goss Harag MHRise-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHRise-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHRS-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang MHRise-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Carapaceon MHRS-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur MHRS-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur
MHRS-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur MHRS-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra MHRS-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHRS-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Temnoceran MHRS-Pyrantula Icon.png Pyrantula MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki MHRS-Pyre Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Pyre Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRS-Boggi Icon.png Boggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRS-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRS-Lunagaron Icon.png Lunagaron MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRS-Scorned Magnamalo Icon.png Scorned Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHRise-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRS-Magma Almudron Icon.png Magma Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth MHRS-Aurora Somnacanth Icon.png Aurora Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRS-Astalos Icon.png Astalos MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse File:MHRS-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRS-Espinas Icon.png Espinas MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga File:MHRS-Lucent Nargacuga Icon.png Lucent Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRS-Seregios Icon.png Seregios MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHRise-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png Crimson Glow Valstrax MHRise-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHRS-Malzeno Icon.png Malzeno MHRS-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala MHRise-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png Thunder Serpent Narwa MHRise-Narwa the Allmother Icon.png Narwa the Allmother MHRise-Wind Serpent Ibushi Icon.png Wind Serpent Ibushi
??? MHRS-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier (edit)
Herbivore FrontierGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka FrontierGen-Apceros Icon.png Apceros FrontierGen-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth FrontierGen-Burukku Icon.png Burukku FrontierGen-Erupe Icon.png Erupe FrontierGen-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi FrontierGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine FrontierGen-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fanged Beast FrontierGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango FrontierGen-Blango Icon.png Blango FrontierGen-Conga Icon.png Conga
FrontierGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Zenith Blangonga FrontierGen-Congalala Icon.png Congalala FrontierGen-Gogomoa Icon.png Gogomoa FrontierGen-Kamu Orugaron Icon.png Kamu Orugaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Midogaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Zenith Midogaron FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Lolo Gougarf FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Ray Gougarf FrontierGen-Nono Orugaron Icon.png Nono Orugaron FrontierGen-Rajang Icon.png Rajang FrontierGen-Voljang Icon.png Voljang
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
Fanged Wyvern FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Howling Zinogre FrontierGen-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
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
Elder Dragon FrontierGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu FrontierGen-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos FrontierGen-Disufiroa Icon.png Disufiroa FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Duremudira FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Arrogant Duremudira FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Eruzerion FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Burning Freezing Eruzerion FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Crimson Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png White Fatalis FrontierGen-Garuba Daora Icon.png Garuba Daora FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Ruler Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Zenith Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Inagami FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Zenith Inagami FrontierGen-Keoaruboru Icon.png Keoaruboru FrontierGen-Kirin Icon.png Kirin FrontierGen-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png Rusted Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Ashen Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Zenith Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rebidiora Icon.png Rebidiora FrontierGen-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala FrontierGen-Shantien Icon.png Shantien FrontierGen-Teostra Icon.png Teostra FrontierGen-Toa Tesukatora Icon.png Toa Tesukatora FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Kurai FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Tsukami
??? FrontierGen-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
Unclassified FrontierGen-Laviente Icon.png Laviente FrontierGen-Violent Laviente Icon.png Violent Laviente FrontierGen-Berserk Laviente Icon.png Berserk Laviente


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