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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 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 Special Species of Gigginox that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.

Yoga Gigginox

MH-XR-Yoga Gigginox Render 001

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 (Indonesian word for "tooth") and nox, which means "darkness" or "night" in Latin. Perhaps the 'nox' part of the name could also be short for noxious.
    • Meanwhile, its Japanese name combines the aforementioned Indonesian word with nebula, as in the Latin word for "mist", like the toxic gas Gigginox spits.
  • Gigginox was voted 94th place in the Hunters' Choice for Top Monster during Monster Hunter's 20th Anniversary.[1]
  • 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)
    Herbivore MH3-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MH3-Epioth Icon Epioth MH3-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MH3-Popo Icon Popo MH3-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos
    Fish MH3-Fish Icon Fish
    Lynian MH3-Felyne Icon Felyne MH3-Melynx Icon Melynx MHFU-Shakalaka Icon Shakalaka
    Neopteron MH3-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MH3-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MH3-Baggi Icon Baggi MH3-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MH3-Jaggia Icon Jaggia
    MH3-Great Baggi Icon Great Baggi MH3-Great Jaggi Icon Great Jaggi MH3-Qurupeco Icon Qurupeco
    Brute Wyvern MH3-Barroth Icon Barroth MH3-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MH3-Uragaan Icon Uragaan
    Piscine Wyvern MH3-Delex Icon Delex
    Leviathan MH3-Ludroth Icon Ludroth MH3-Uroktor Icon Uroktor
    MH3-Agnaktor Icon Agnaktor MH3-Gobul Icon Gobul MH3-Lagiacrus Icon Lagiacrus MH3-Royal Ludroth Icon Royal Ludroth
    Flying Wyvern MH3-Giggi Icon Giggi
    MH3-Barioth Icon Barioth MH3-Diablos Icon Diablos MH3-Gigginox Icon Gigginox MH3-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MH3-Rathian Icon Rathian
    Elder Dragon MH3-Question Mark Icon Alatreon MH3-Ceadeus Icon Ceadeus MH3-Jhen Mohran Icon Jhen Mohran
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (edit)
    Herbivore MHP3-Anteka Icon Anteka MHP3-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MHP3-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MHP3-Popo Icon Popo MHP3-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos MHP3-Slagtoth Icon Slagtoth
    Fanged Beast MHP3-Bullfango Icon Bullfango
    MHP3-Bulldrome Icon Bulldrome MHP3-Arzuros Icon Arzuros MHP3-Lagombi Icon Lagombi MHP3-Volvidon Icon Volvidon
    Lynian MHP3-Felyne Icon Felyne MHP3-Melynx Icon Melynx
    Neopteron MHP3-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MHP3-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MHP3-Gargwa Icon Gargwa MHP3-Baggi Icon Baggi MHP3-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MHP3-Jaggia Icon Jaggia MHP3-Wroggi Icon Wroggi
    MHP3-Great Baggi Icon Great Baggi MHP3-Great Jaggi Icon Great Jaggi MHP3-Great Wroggi Icon Great Wroggi MHP3-Qurupeco Icon Qurupeco MHP3-Crimson Qurupeco Icon Crimson Qurupeco
    Brute Wyvern MHP3-Barroth Icon Barroth MHP3-Jade Barroth Icon Jade Barroth MHP3-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MHP3-Duramboros Icon Duramboros MHP3-Uragaan Icon Uragaan MHP3-Steel Uragaan Icon Steel Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MHP3-Zinogre Icon Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MHP3-Delex Icon Delex
    Leviathan MHP3-Ludroth Icon Ludroth MHP3-Uroktor Icon Uroktor
    MHP3-Agnaktor Icon Agnaktor MHP3-Glacial Agnaktor Icon Glacial Agnaktor MHP3-Nibelsnarf Icon Nibelsnarf MHP3-Royal Ludroth Icon Royal Ludroth MHP3-Purple Ludroth Icon Purple Ludroth
    Flying Wyvern MHP3-Giggi Icon Giggi
    MHP3-Akantor Icon Akantor MHP3-Barioth Icon Barioth MHP3-Sand Barioth Icon Sand Barioth MHP3-Diablos Icon Diablos MHP3-Black Diablos Icon Black Diablos MHP3-Gigginox Icon Gigginox MHP3-Baleful Gigginox Icon Baleful Gigginox MHP3-Nargacuga Icon Nargacuga MHP3-Green Nargacuga Icon Green Nargacuga MHP3-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MHP3-Silver Rathalos Icon Silver Rathalos MHP3-Rathian Icon Rathian MHP3-Gold Rathian Icon Gold Rathian MHP3-Tigrex Icon Tigrex MHP3-Brute Tigrex Icon Brute Tigrex MHP3-Ukanlos Icon Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MHP3-Question Mark Icon Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon Amatsu MHP3-Jhen Mohran Icon Jhen Mohran
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (edit)
    Herbivore MH3U-Anteka Icon Anteka MH3U-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MH3U-Epioth Icon Epioth MH3U-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MH3U-Popo Icon Popo MH3U-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos MH3U-Slagtoth Icon Slagtoth
    Fish MH3U-Fish Icon Fish
    Fanged Beast MH3U-Bullfango Icon Bullfango
    MH3U-Arzuros Icon Arzuros MH3U-Lagombi Icon Lagombi MH3U-Volvidon Icon Volvidon
    Lynian MH3U-Felyne Icon Felyne MH3U-Melynx Icon Melynx
    Neopteron MH3U-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MH3U-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra
    Bird Wyvern MH3U-Gargwa Icon Gargwa MH3U-Baggi Icon Baggi MH3U-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MH3U-Jaggia Icon Jaggia MH3U-Wroggi Icon Wroggi
    MH3U-Great Baggi Icon Great Baggi MH3U-Great Jaggi Icon Great Jaggi MH3U-Great Wroggi Icon Great Wroggi MH3U-Qurupeco Icon Qurupeco MH3U-Crimson Qurupeco Icon Crimson Qurupeco
    Brute Wyvern MH3U-Barroth Icon Barroth MH3U-Jade Barroth Icon Jade Barroth MH3U-Brachydios Icon Brachydios MH3U-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MH3U-Savage Deviljho Icon Savage Deviljho MH3U-Duramboros Icon Duramboros MH3U-Rust Duramboros Icon Rust Duramboros MH3U-Uragaan Icon Uragaan MH3U-Steel Uragaan Icon Steel Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MH3U-Zinogre Icon Zinogre MH3U-Stygian Zinogre Icon Stygian Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH3U-Delex Icon Delex
    MH3U-Plesioth Icon Plesioth MH3U-Green Plesioth Icon Green Plesioth
    Leviathan MH3U-Ludroth Icon Ludroth MH3U-Uroktor Icon Uroktor
    MH3U-Agnaktor Icon Agnaktor MH3U-Glacial Agnaktor Icon Glacial Agnaktor MH3U-Gobul Icon Gobul MH3U-Lagiacrus Icon Lagiacrus MH3U-Ivory Lagiacrus Icon Ivory Lagiacrus MH3U-Abyssal Lagiacrus Icon Abyssal Lagiacrus MH3U-Nibelsnarf Icon Nibelsnarf MH3U-Royal Ludroth Icon Royal Ludroth MH3U-Purple Ludroth Icon Purple Ludroth
    Flying Wyvern MH3U-Giggi Icon Giggi
    MH3U-Barioth Icon Barioth MH3U-Sand Barioth Icon Sand Barioth MH3U-Diablos Icon Diablos MH3U-Black Diablos Icon Black Diablos MH3U-Gigginox Icon Gigginox MH3U-Baleful Gigginox Icon Baleful Gigginox MH3U-Nargacuga Icon Nargacuga MH3U-Green Nargacuga Icon Green Nargacuga MH3U-Lucent Nargacuga Icon Lucent Nargacuga MH3U-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MH3U-Azure Rathalos Icon Azure Rathalos MH3U-Silver Rathalos Icon Silver Rathalos MH3U-Rathian Icon Rathian MH3U-Pink Rathian Icon Pink Rathian MH3U-Gold Rathian Icon Gold Rathian
    Elder Dragon MH3U-Question Mark Icon Alatreon MH3U-Ceadeus Icon Ceadeus MH3U-Goldbeard Ceadeus Icon Goldbeard Ceadeus MH3U-Question Mark Icon Dire Miralis MH3U-Jhen Mohran Icon Jhen Mohran MH3U-Hallowed Jhen Mohran Icon Hallowed Jhen Mohran