Kestodon is a monster first introduced in Monster Hunter: World. They can be seen in small groups around the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.


Kestodon has an appearance similar to a Pachycephalosaurus. The male Kestodon are bright orange in color and have a large head crest, which is used for headbutting rivals. Female Kestodon are bronze in color though lack the head crest found in males.


Kestodon are aggressive species that will turn hostile once spotted. Female Kestodon will alert the pack of danger, while the males will violently charge would-be threats. Their rushing charges can be blocked, however, leaving them open to attacks. They immediately become hostile when approached closely. They will not attack other monsters.

If the Intimidator skill is rank 3, Kestodons will not engage you in battle. Males will still try to headbutt the player, however.

Game Appearances

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Main Series


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Monster Materials

Item Name Rarity Value Description
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Kestodon Shell
4 180z Kestodon material. Obtained by carving. Sturdy, used to craft gear.
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Kestodon Carapace
6 430z Superior Kestodon material. Obtained by carving. Sturdy, used to craft gear.
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Kestodon Scalp
4 230z Kestodon material. Obtained by carving. Unusual, used in select gear.


For more information, see Kestodon Equipment

Kestodon materials can be used to craft three different armor pieces, Kestodon Guards, Kestodon Guards α, and Kestodon Guards β.



  • Male Kestodon cannot be summoned and recruited with the Trailraider Signal Palico Gadget.
  • Male Kestodon is the Trailraider ride creature for Wildspire Waste.


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