Gastodon is a Herbivore first introduced in Monster Hunter: World. These pack animals live in herds found around volcanic areas such as the Elder's Recess.


Gastodon resemble a cross between a theropod dinosaur and a bison. They are covered in scales but have large furry manes and horns reminiscent of a bison. When angered, they will glow red.


Gastodons live in herds around the Elder's Recess. They are very aggressive towards hunters and are willing to attack larger monsters as a herd. These monsters become immediately hostile if the hunter gets too close. They have a tendency to attack other monsters as well. Despite their ferocity, they are preyed on by many predators in the Elder's Recess.

Game Appearances

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Main Series


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Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire ? Poison ?
Water ? Sleep ?
Thunder ★★★ Paralysis ?
Ice ? Blast ?
Dragon ? Stun ?

Monster Materials

Item Name Rarity Value Description
FourthGen-Carapace Icon Dark Red.png
Gastodon Carapace
6 760z Rare Gastodon material. Obtained by carving. Sturdy, used to craft gear.
FourthGen-Claw Icon Dark Red.png
Gastodon Horn+
6 860z Rare Gastodon material. Obtained by carving. Unusual, used in select gear.


For more information, see Gastodon Equipment

Gastodon materials can be used to craft two different armor pieces, the Gastodon Horn α and Gastodon Horn β.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Pack monsters that inhabit the Elder's Recess. They are easily angered by intruders, and will charge at monsters twice their size.



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