Gold Rathian are female Flying Wyverns and a Rare Species of Rathian introduced in Monster Hunter G.


Her body is covered in an exceptionally strong golden shell, making it difficult to attack without the Hunter's weapon bouncing off. She is slightly larger than the average Rathian.


The Gold Rathian is weakest to the Thunder Element and is, like all Rathians, capable of inflicting the Poison ailment and shooting Fireballs. She is able to wield her flame sac with greater control and ferocity than the common species.


Gold Rathian must be very aggressive to survive, accounting for their heightened aggression compared to the standard and pink subspecies.


Gold Rathian have been most commonly spotted at Ancient Tower, Misty Peaks and less commonly the Swamps. However, it is safe to assume that the Gold Rathian could survive in the same environments as the green and pink species, being much tougher.

In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Gold Rathian can be found in the Guiding Lands and the Elder's Recess.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hardcore (HC) Gold Rathian

FrontierGen-HC Gold Rathian Render 002.png

Though Henshu Gold Rathian already had the appearance of the HC Gold Rathian to note the difference between the normal and HC/Specific Individual version that its eyes are colored bright blue, a darker gold wings, More and larger spikes and a longer "Chin" spike.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Gold Rathian Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Gold Rathian Icon.png A rare variant of Rathian with a beautiful golden body reminiscent of the moon. Little is known about their behavior or physiology--including the source of their rich golden sheen.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png 美しい金色の甲殻を持つ、リオレイアの希少種。 生態や生息地にも謎が多く、その月に喩えられる金色が、何に由来するものかは判っていない。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png A rare variant of Rathian with a beautiful golden body reminiscent of the moon. Little is known about their behavior or physiology -- including the source of their rich golden sheen.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png A rare variant of Rathian with a beautiful golden body reminiscent of the moon. Little is known about their behavior or physiology -- including the source of their rich golden sheen.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png A rare gleaming gold-scaled Rathian species. When wreathed in hellfire, its breath grows more lethal and its tail swipes broader.
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Gold Rathian Icon.png A rare Rathian subspecies. Its majestic golden sheen resembles the glow of the full moon.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Gold Rathian Icon.png (?)

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information is taken from

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 12 19 15 0 20 30 10 0
Neck 24 24 18 0 15 20 5 0
Back 55 50 30 5 15 20 5 0
Stomach 25 30 30 5 10 15 10 0
Tail 21 18 15 0 5 10 5 0
Tail End 24 24 22 0 10 10 5 0
Wings 44 44 25 0 15 25 10 0
Legs 35 35 45 0 10 10 5 0

Monster Materials

See Gold Rathian Carves.

Breakable Parts

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Head (x1)
MH4U-Gold Rathian Head Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Gold Rathian Head Break 002.jpg
Right Wing (x1)
MH4U-Gold Rathian Right Wing Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Gold Rathian Right Wing Break 002.jpg
Left Wing (x1)
MH4U-Gold Rathian Left Wing Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Gold Rathian Left Wing Break 002.jpg
Back (x1)
MH4U-Gold Rathian Back Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Gold Rathian Back Break 002.jpg
Tail (Sever)
MH4U-Gold Rathian Tail Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Gold Rathian Tail Break 002.jpg


General Notes

  • Gold Rathian is able to link its backflip attack to a fireball.
  • If Gold Rathian is knocked off her feet, she can do a surprise backflip while getting up.
  • Gold Rathian's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Freedom

  • It can be unlocked by killing a minimum of 30 Rathian (Subspecies do count).

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • Gold Rathian, along with Silver Rathalos, can be unlocked by killing 100 Flying Wyverns (Bird Wyverns and Piscine do not count).
    • Remobra may or may not count towards that Wyvern total.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  • Players can also unlock the Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos by clearing Nekoht's 8* Quests, or importing a save file of Monster Hunter Freedom 2 with both of the monsters already unlocked.
  • For the first time, Gold Rathian required High Grade Earplugs to block her roar.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

  • Both Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos can be unlocked by killing 100 Wyverns (excluding Bird Wyverns).
  • The Gold Rathian's head is no longer a weak point for any form of damage; her back and wings are now her weakest parts.
    • This was changed in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as it is considered an individual species.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Her back can now be broken.
  • When the Gold Rathian's head is broken, her head becomes a weakspot to weapons and weapons no longer bounce off her head, though her wings are still her weakest point.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

  • Any quest that involve Gold Rathian are MR-restricted at MR 70 minimum to participate in. This prevents players from obtaining the monster's materials prior from being able to access it at the Guiding Lands.
  • Gold Rathian can be found in the Guiding Lands after raising the Wildspire or Volcanic regions to level 6. After encountering her for the first time, she can also be fought in Investigations in the Elder's Recess, along with an Optional Quest in the same area with a Silver Rathalos.
  • In the Guiding Lands, Tempered Gold Rathian can only be fought by raising the Wildspire Region level to 7.
  • Gold Rathian will never leave area 9 or 14 of the Guiding Lands depending on whether she spawned in the Wildspire or Volcanic region or area 15 of the Elder's Recess unless summoned by Silver Rathalos.
  • Gold Rathian can inflict Noxious Poison with her backflip attacks. This can be prevented by severing her tail.
  • Gold Rathian is able to enter a new mode in which she becomes "wreathed in hellfire", signified by her head, chest, and a bit of the neck and wings chest glowing red or blue. She can be knocked out of this state by dealing enough damage to her head.
    • When wreathed in hellfire, she is able to spit blue fireballs that leave large patches of burning ground where they hit. Standing in those patches will rapidly reduce health, although this can be alleviated by wearing the Fireproof Mantle.
    • In this state, she is able to perform a larger variety of attacks with her tail and has a massive blue fire ball attack.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • HC Gold Rathian's roar requires Super HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Explore

  • Gold Rathian backflips always inflict Noxious Poison.

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