Flightless bird wyverns with vestigial wings, known to inhabit the Jurassic Frontier. Quite timid, Gargwa have been known to lay eggs when other creatures surprise them from behind. They are raised as livestock in numerous villages.

Gargwa are Bird Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.

Physiology

Gargwa have very small, likely vestigial wings. Like most species of Herbivore, they're normally docile creatures, but will attack and flee when they're threatened and when they flee will usually leave an egg or guano. They coexist with the people of Yukumo village as livestock, but they have been known to attack Hunters from time to time.


Game Appearances

Main Series

Spin-offs

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Gargwa Icon.png 渓流に生息する鳥竜種のモンスター。 羽を持つが、小さく退化しており飛ぶ事が出来ない。 ユクモ村では、家畜としても親しまれており、その用途は広い。 また大変臆病な性格で、こっそり背後から驚かされると、卵を産み落としてしまう事も。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Gargwa Icon.png Flightless bird wyverns with vestigial wings. They can often be found roaming wild in the Misty Peaks, but are also raised as livestock in Yukumo Village. Quite timid, Gargwa have been known to lay eggs when startled.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png 平原に生息する鳥竜種のモンスター。 羽を持つが、小さく退化しており飛ぶ事は出来ない。 さまざまな村で家畜としても親しまれており、その用途は広い。 大変臆病な性格で、こっそり背後から驚かされると卵を産み落としてしまう事も。
Threat Level (危険度):
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Fightless, plain-dwelling bird wyverns with vestigial wings. Quite timid, Gargwa have been known to lay eggs when other creatures surprise them from behind. They are raised as livestock in numerous villages.
Threat Level (危険度):
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Flightless bird wyverns with vestigial wings, known to inhabit the Jurassic Frontier. Quite timid, Gargwa have been known to lay eggs when other creatures surprise them from behind. They are raised as livestock in numerous villages.
Threat Level (危険度):
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Flightless bird wyverns with vestigial wings, known to inhabit the Jurassic Frontier. Quite timid, Gargwa have been known to lay eggs when other creatures surprise them from behind. They are raised as livestock in numerous villages.
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Gargwa Icon.png Placid Bird Wyverns raised as livestock. Their vestigial wings make them flightless.

Monster Materials

Monster Hunter Rise

Name Rarity Value Description
MHRise Item Icon-Meat Red.svg
Raw Meat
1 5z Meat carved from a monster. You might catch a certain Flooded Forest fish with it.
MHRise Item Icon-Bone Light Yellow.svg
Monster Bone S
3 30z A very useful material; indispensable in both hunting and daily life.
MHRise Item Icon-Webbing Blue.svg
Gargwa Feather
4 230z A big, beautiful feather plucked from a gargwa. Often used as a fashion accessory.
Dropped Material Rarity Value Description
MHRise Item Icon-Herb Grey.svg
Herb
1 2z A primary ingredient in potions.
MHRise Item Icon-Dung Light Brown.svg
Gargwa Guano
Acc 10pts Gargwa droppings. Can be dried and powdered for medicinal use.
MHRise Item Icon-Egg Blue.svg
Gargwa Egg
Acc 200pts An egg laid by a Gargwa. Common in food yet still very costly.
MHRise Item Icon-Egg Light Yellow.svg
Gold Gargwa Egg
Acc Missing Data A rare Gargwa egg. Theories abound as to reasons for the gold shine.


Notes

General Notes

  • It appears to be a cross between real-life Ratites and Waterfowl.
  • Gargwa is omnivorous, eating both plants and insects.
  • Gargwa is often preyed upon by a range of creatures, from Rathian to Zinogre.
  • When surprised Gargwa will either lay an egg before running off, or drop a shiny.
    • The Eggs can be carried back to the delivery chest.
      • Normal eggs are worth 300 Farm points and 200 Zenny, and the rarer Golden eggs are worth 750 Farm points and 500 Zenny.
    • The Shiny object dropped can be either a Herb, Dung, Gargwa Feather, or an Insect Husk.



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