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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 is a Flying Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter 3.


Gigginox is similar to Khezu, in that they are blind, cave-dwelling wyverns. However, Gigginox does not sense prey by smell; instead, it has a special organ that can detect the body heat of its prey.

Gigginox is wide and flat, unlike Khezu, which is bulky and has large fat reserves. Also, Gigginox does not have highly moisturized skin, and unlike Khezu, it does not have visible veins. Gigginox is notably much more agile than 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 rather than smelling. While Khezu primarily uses its developed hind legs to leap around or cling onto cave ceilings, Gigginox uses all four limbs plus its tail to propel itself, suggesting that the Gigginox's limbs aren't as well developed as the Khezu's.

Similar to Khezu however, Gigginox has an elastic neck and tail, which can stretch out to twice their length in an attempt to attack hunters. Their top skin is grey-white, and their under-skin is dark red. When enraged, the top color of a Gigginox will change to a darker grey and 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 has a circular, leech-like maw, which contains many sharp teeth.


Gigginox can attach to ceilings of caves just like Khezu. In this position, it can do a unique attack where it would drag the hunter underneath itself, 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.

It can spit poison or release it as a form of gas from pores under its body. Gigginox can lay gelatinous globs, called Giggi Sacs, that spawn young Giggis. However, it may also excrete purple globs that burst into poisonous clouds in mere seconds, these may trick those who are 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 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.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png

Main Article: Virulent Gigginox

A Special Species of Gigginox that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.

Yoga Gigginox

MH-XR-Yoga Gigginox Render 001.png

Main Article: Yoga Gigginox

A Special Species of Gigginox that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.


For more images, see Gigginox Photo Gallery


General Notes

  • Gigginox's name is a combination of gigi, the Indonesian word for "tooth" and nox which is Latin meaning "night".
  • When low on stamina, Gigginox will be unable to spit poison.
    • However if a hunter gets too close to its mouth, they can still be infected with poison.
  • It takes longer for a Gigginox 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 on it.
  • Gigginox can be poisoned despite using the ailment 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, and returns to normal once 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.
    • The only other time it will do this is when 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

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

  • Monster Hunter Explore

  • Despite the game saying that Gigginox has the Ice Element, it doesn't use any elemental attacks.

  • Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 3 (edit)
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    Fish MH3-Fish Icon.png Fish
    Lynian MH3-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH3-Melynx Icon.png Melynx MHFU-Shakalaka Icon.png Shakalaka
    Neopteron MH3-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH3-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MH3-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MH3-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH3-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia
    MH3-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MH3-Great Jaggi Icon.png Great Jaggi MH3-Qurupeco Icon.png Qurupeco
    Brute Wyvern MH3-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH3-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH3-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
    Piscine Wyvern MH3-Delex Icon.png Delex
    Leviathan MH3-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MH3-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
    MH3-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MH3-Gobul Icon.png Gobul MH3-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MH3-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth
    Flying Wyvern MH3-Giggi Icon.png Giggi
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    Elder Dragon MH3-Question Mark Icon.png Alatreon MH3-Ceadeus Icon.png Ceadeus MH3-Jhen Mohran Icon.png Jhen Mohran
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (edit)
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    Fanged Beast MHP3-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
    MHP3-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome MHP3-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHP3-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHP3-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
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    Neopteron MHP3-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHP3-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MHP3-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHP3-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHP3-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHP3-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHP3-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
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    Fanged Wyvern MHP3-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MHP3-Delex Icon.png Delex
    Leviathan MHP3-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHP3-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
    MHP3-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MHP3-Glacial Agnaktor Icon.png Glacial Agnaktor MHP3-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MHP3-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHP3-Purple Ludroth Icon.png Purple Ludroth
    Flying Wyvern MHP3-Giggi Icon.png Giggi
    MHP3-Akantor Icon.png Akantor MHP3-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHP3-Sand Barioth Icon.png Sand Barioth MHP3-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHP3-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHP3-Gigginox Icon.png Gigginox MHP3-Baleful Gigginox Icon.png Baleful Gigginox MHP3-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHP3-Green Nargacuga Icon.png Green Nargacuga MHP3-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHP3-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHP3-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHP3-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHP3-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHP3-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex MHP3-Ukanlos Icon.png Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MHP3-Question Mark Icon.png Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu MHP3-Jhen Mohran Icon.png Jhen Mohran
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (edit)
    Herbivore MH3U-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MH3U-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MH3U-Epioth Icon.png Epioth MH3U-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MH3U-Popo Icon.png Popo MH3U-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MH3U-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
    Fish MH3U-Fish Icon.png Fish
    Fanged Beast MH3U-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
    MH3U-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MH3U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MH3U-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
    Lynian MH3U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH3U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
    Neopteron MH3U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH3U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MH3U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH3U-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MH3U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH3U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MH3U-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
    MH3U-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MH3U-Great Jaggi Icon.png Great Jaggi MH3U-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MH3U-Qurupeco Icon.png Qurupeco MH3U-Crimson Qurupeco Icon.png Crimson Qurupeco
    Brute Wyvern MH3U-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH3U-Jade Barroth Icon.png Jade Barroth MH3U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH3U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH3U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MH3U-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MH3U-Rust Duramboros Icon.png Rust Duramboros MH3U-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MH3U-Steel Uragaan Icon.png Steel Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MH3U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MH3U-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH3U-Delex Icon.png Delex
    MH3U-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth MH3U-Green Plesioth Icon.png Green Plesioth
    Leviathan MH3U-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MH3U-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
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    Flying Wyvern MH3U-Giggi Icon.png Giggi
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