Gypceros is a Bird Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter.

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Gypceros is among the largest and heaviest known Bird Wyverns. Its most notable features are the lamp-like crest on top of its head and a rubbery, shock-resistant hide. It has a long pink tail with a bulbous tip, and is a uniform blue-grey across most of its body. It possesses a poison sac which allows it to produce toxic fluids for use against attackers.


Gypceros can use its luminous crest to produce dizzying flashes and temporarily disorient foes. Its elastic tail can extend and be used as a whip, and it can spit large globules of poison to intoxicate attackers. Due to its shock-resistant hide and flashing crest, it is immune to both shock traps and flash bombs.


Gypceros is a naturally timid wyvern. However, it is rather intelligent and crafty, as evidenced by its willingness to feign death in order to draw a foe in for a surprise attack.


Gypceros is usually found in swamps and marshlands, although it can occasionally be seen in jungles and open grasslands.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Gypceros

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HC Gypceros has poison stains on its face and oddly larger tipped tail and new behavior and attacks. It's able to spit poison that sits in place like a short pillar until it fades.

HC Gypceros is known to pull even more astounding fake outs than average Gypceros showing its intelligence in observing how hunters use status attack weapons. Its been seen to fake paralyzed and fake sleep along with its famed playing dead act.

It will chain these acts into combos with its attacks such as faking sleep then instantly starting a flash to blind hunters followed by a new long reach tail attack.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Gypceros Icon.png A wyvern that can generate disorienting flashes of light when its prominent head crest is struck. Its rubbery hide resists damage and can ward off shock traps, while its spit carries a deadly venom. However, they are quite timid.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png 頭のトサカが特徴的な飛竜。 トサカを打ち合わせることで閃光を発し、外敵の目を眩ませる。 ゴム質に近い皮膚は打撃に強く、シビレ罠にも耐性を持つ。 吐き出す汚物は毒性を含む。 傾斜面では毒液が流れ落ちるため、特に注意。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Wyverns that can generate disorienting flashes of light by striking their prominent crests. Their rubbery hide resists blunt impacts and makes Shock Traps less effective. Beware: The poisonous saliva they spit can flow down slopes.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Wyverns that can generate disorienting flashes of light by striking their prominent crests. Their rubbery hides resist blunt impacts and makes Shock Traps less effective. Beware: The poisonous saliva they spit can flow down slopes.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Gypceros Icon.png Crested Bird Wyverns. They strike their crests to generate blinding flashes and dazzle their enemies.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Gypceros Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Gypceros Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!

Analysis and Guides

For details on older games this monster has appeared in, see Gypceros Guides.

Gypceros Analysis for Monster Hunter 4
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Brighter Red means more damage, while Darker Red means lesser damage.
Credits for the Images used above goes to kei_9 (ケイ) of Pixiv

Raw Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 30 80 70
Neck 50 25 40
Back 70 30 20
Belly 80 30 20
Wings 50 30 30
Legs 20 20 30
Tail 90 40 80
Element Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Fire.png Fire Water.png Water Thunder.png Thunder Ice.png Ice Dragon.png Dragon
Head 50 20 0 20 10
Neck 30 10 0 10 10
Back 20 10 0 10 10
Belly 30 10 0 10 10
Wings 30 20 0 20 10
Legs 10 10 0 10 10
Tail 30 10 0 10 10
This Monster is weakest to: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon.png Fire on Head:
  • On Tail (Cutting and Shot Damage)
  • On Head (Impact Damage)

Status Effects Data
Poison Paralysis Sleep Stun Fatigue Blast Mount
Initial Tolerance N/A N/A
Max Tolerance N/A N/A
Tolerance Increase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Duration N/A N/A N/A
Damage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Item Effectiveness Data
Item Name Able
Normal Enraged Fatigued
Pitfall Trap Yes N/A N/A (?)
Shock Trap No N/A
Flash Bomb No N/A
Sonic Bomb No N/A
Meat No N/A

Analysis Data Source/s:

MH4U Breakable Parts

Crest (x1)
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General Notes

  • Breaking the Crystal on the head gives the chances of obtaining a Lightcrystal.
    • Breaking this crystal stops the Gypceros from using its flash attack. After breaking the crystal, Gypceros will try flashing unsuccessfully.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  • In G-rank quests of the monster, when a hunter breaks its crest and it tries to flash unsuccessfully, instead of the dizzying flash, it ignites a poison gas similar to the flaming gas that a Basarios uses to hunters.
  • G-rank Gypceros' poison is more purple in color and depletes health at a faster rate than ordinary poison.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Gypceros can run on and across walls in order to attack the hunter.
  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • At the Sunken Hollow in Area 5, there are 3 dead Gypceros hanging from webs made from Nerscylla, showing that Gypceros is Nerscylla's main prey.
  • Gypceros sleeps in area 7 in the Sunken Hollow.
  • In High-rank, it can immediately flash the hunter after a peck attack.
  • In G-rank, it can spit a poison ball at the air and it lands on the ground many seconds later.
  • When low on stamina it will fail to spit poison and will fall after charging.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • It is known to eat meat placed on the ground.
  • Gypceros can be a pet. Not very surprising it eats poison mushrooms and shiny objects.

Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 15.

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