Vicious piscine that forms groups to defend their territory from intruders. Though primarily aquatic creatures, they have been known to chase their prey onto land, before wriggling back to the banks and into the water. Be sure not to venture too closely to their habitat!

Gajau is a Fish introduced in Monster Hunter 3 [1], originally under the name Catfish and considered part of the Fish, it received its own classification and new name in Monster Hunter: World. This vicious piscines form groups to defend their territory from intruders and aggressively protect their habitat. Gajau can be encountered in bodies of water in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. Their materials can be used to craft the Gajau Boots.

Physiology

Gajau have greenish scales with orange dorsal fins. They resemble catfish in appearance. In their original appearance in the third generation, they were classified as Fish. In World, Gajau were initially classified as Piscine Wyverns prior to being changed back into Fish with the April 19, 2018 patch.[2]

Behavior and Abilities

Gajau are vicious predatory fish; being one of the few fish species to attack hunters in the third generation. In the fifth generation, Gajau will even jump out of the water to capture prey. Gajau are able to jump out of the water and attack hunters on land. Once on land, Gajau will slowly drag itself back into the water.[3]

Game Appearances

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHW-Gajau Icon.png Vicious piscine that forms groups to defend their territory from intruders. Be sure not to venture too close to their habitat!
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Vicious piscine that forms groups to defend their territory from intruders. Though primarily aquatic creatures, they have been known to chase their prey onto land, before wriggling back to the banks and into the water. Be sure not to venture too closely to their habitat!


Monster Materials

Monster Hunter World/Iceborne

Item Name Rarity Value Description
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Gajau Skin
咬魚の皮
4 220z Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Water-resistant, used to craft gear.
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Gajau Scale
咬魚の上皮
6 420z Rare Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Water-resistant, used to craft gear.
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Gajau Thickhide
咬魚の厚皮
9 1680z Very rare Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Water-resistant, used to craft gear.
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Gajau Whisker
咬魚のヒゲ
4 270z Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Hardy, used to craft gear.
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Grand Gajau Whisker
咬魚の大ヒゲ
6 520z Rare Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Hardy, used to craft gear.
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Steel Gajau Whisker
咬魚の鋼ヒゲ
9 1920z Very rare Gajau material. Obtained by carving. Hardy, used to craft gear.

Monster Hunter Rise

Name Rarity Value Description
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Gajau Skin
4 80z Gajau skin known for its slimy mucus layer. Highly water resistant.
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Gajau Whisker
4 100z Gajau whiskers often used in aquatic gear as they resist water.


Equipment

For more information, see Gajau Equipment

Gajau materials can be used to craft five different armor sets: Gajau Armor, Gajau α Armor, Gajau β Armor, Gajau α+ Armor, and Gajau β+ Armor. All of these consist of only one piece of armor.

There are currently no known Gajau weapons.

Trivia

  • Prior to Monster Hunter: World v.3, Gajau are the first Fish not to be categorized with the other Fish.

References


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