"Wyverns that inhabit the Tundra. Known to stun prey with poison, then freeze the meat in caves. Gigginox live in darkness and thus have degraded vision; they detect prey through body heat. Extremely fertile, laying innumerable eggs."
— Monster Hunter 3 Description

Gigginox are Flying Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter 3.


Gigginox are similar to the Khezu, in that they are blind, cave-dwelling Wyverns. However, they do not sense prey by smell; instead, Gigginox have a special organ that can detect the body heat of their prey.

Gigginox are wide and flat, unlike the Khezu, which is bulky and has large fat reserves. Also, Gigginox does not have highly moisturized skin, and unlike the Khezu, it does not have visible veins. Gigginox is notably much more agile than the Khezu, being able to flip around without difficulty, and being much faster, probably due to their flat body, and their ability to sense body-heat instead of smelling. While the Khezu primarily uses its developed hind legs to leap around or cling to the ceilings of caves, Gigginox will use all four limbs plus its tail to propel itself, suggesting that the Gigginox's limbs aren't as well developed as the Khezu.

Also similar to the Khezu is the Gigginox's elastic neck and tail, which can stretch out to twice their length in an attempt to attack the hunter. Their top skin is grey-white, and their under-skin is dark red. When enraged a Gigginox's top color will change to a darker grey, almost black hue. Their head, tail and chest marks are white but have eye-like sections that glow purple when inside dark areas; these markings can be broken. Gigginox have a circular, leech-like maw, which contains many sharp teeth. 


They can also attach to the ceilings of caves like the Khezu. In this position they can do a unique attack where they will drag the hunter underneath themselves, then drop down and slowly consume the hunter, unless they are freed by their own effort or with the aid of fellow hunters. A Dung Bomb will instantly stop this attack.

They can spit poison or release it as a form of gas from pores under their body. Gigginox can lay gelatinous globs, called Giggi Sacs, that spawn young Giggi. However, they may also excrete purple globs that burst into poisonous clouds in mere seconds, these may trick those unfamiliar with Gigginox into attacking them instead. As Giggi Sacs take a longer time to produce, experienced hunters can tell beforehand which kind will come out. Gigginox has a powerful roar, which requires High-Grade Earplugs to block.


The Gigginox is known to live in the Tundra, and is primarily found within caverns.

Game Appearances

Main Series


Game Data

Breakable Parts


Monster Hunter 3 Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Gigginox info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

Element Damage
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 30 20 0 0 5
Neck 25 10 0 0 5
Back 20 5 0 0 5
Stomach 30 15 0 0 5
Wings 10 10 0 0 5
Feet 10 10 0 0 5
Tail 20 15 0 0 5
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 240 180 200 180 180
Tolerance Increase 140 (800 max) 120 (660 max) 120 (680 max) 100 (580 max) 100 (580 max)
Tolerance Recovery +5 per 10sec +5 per 10sec +5 per 10sec +5 per 10sec +5 per 10sec
Duration 30 sec 10 sec 40 sec --- 10 sec
Damage 75 + 5 --- --- 200 (stamina) x1.2

Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★☆
Shock Trap ★★☆
Flash Bomb x ☆☆☆
Sonic Bomb x ☆☆☆
Dung Bomb ★★★ Used to get out of pin attack and to get it out of an area.
Meat ★☆☆ Only confirmed eating dropped meat if placed in areas 2 and 3 of the Tundra.


For carves and materials, see Gigginox Carves


For more information, see Giggi and Gigginox Equipment

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Gigginox Icon Wyverns that inhabit the Tundra. Known to stun prey with poison, then freeze the meat in caves. Gigginox live in darkness and thus have degraded vision; they detect prey through body heat. Extremely fertile, laying innumerable eggs.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Gigginox Icon 凍土に生息する飛竜。薄暗い場所を好むため目は退化しているが、熱で獲物を感知し、毒のブレスを吐きつけ襲いかかる。興奮すると体表の色が変わり、一部の部位が硬化する。また、繁殖力が非常に強く、至る所に卵を産みつける。別名“毒怪竜”。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Gigginox Icon Wyverns that inhabit the Tundra. Gigginox live in darkness and thus have degraded vision; they detect prey via body heat, then attack with poison. When excited, their color changes and parts of their body harden. Extremely fertile, laying innumerable eggs.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Virulent Gigginox

MHXR-Virulent Gigginox Render 001

Main Article: Virulent Gigginox

A Variant of Gigginox that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.

Yoga Gigginox

MH-XR-Yoga Gigginox Render 001

Main Article: Yoga Gigginox

A Variant of Gigginox that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.


For more images, see Gigginox Photo Gallery


General Notes

  • When low on stamina, Gigginox will be unable to spit poison (however, those that are too close to its mouth can still be infected with poison).
  • Gigginox takes longer to excrete a Giggi Sac than a poison glob.
  • Since Gigginox detects targets by sensing body heat, it does not have eyes. Therefore Flash Bombs have no effect.
  • Gigginox can be poisoned despite using the status itself. It does very minimal damage however.
  • It can attach itself to the ceilings and move. It can also launch attacks from above.
  • Gigginox will occasionally lay a Giggi Sac on the ceiling, where it can only be hit by a Gunner or a Bounce Bomb.
  • Its skin darkens as it enters Rage Mode. It returns to normal when it calms down.
    • Additionally, the head hardens and will deflect most weapons, while the tail becomes softer. This is an inverse of the normal state, where the head is soft and the tail is hard.
  • To escape from a Pitfall Trap, it will briefly hover, but will do this at no other time unless flying to different areas.
  • Gigginox's tail cannot be cut off, but it can be damaged for more rewards at the end of the quest.
  • In higher rank quests, Gigginox's poison is far more potent than in lower rank quests, as it drains health at a faster rate. This special venom is discernible by its different coloration from the standard Poison status.
  • Gigginox's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • It is now able to do a double swipe with its tail, just like with its head.
  • It can also make a jump during which it doesn't turn itself.
  • Gigginox can lay a Giggi Sac on its back during G-Rank Quests, making it harder to destroy, and dropping Giggi directly onto nearby hunters.

Monster Hunter Explore

  • Even with the game saying that Gigginox has the ice element, it doesn't seems to use any elemental attack.

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