Type: Lynian / 獣人種


Cat-Like Lynians: Melynx, Felyne, Metaru, Goruru, Grimalkyne
Humanoid Lynians: Shakalaka, King Shakalaka, Cha-Cha, Kayamba, Uruki, Gajalaka, Boaboa

Lynians (Japanese: 獣人種 Jūjinshu, "Beastman species") are sapient monsters, and are typically short of stature. There are currently three distinct groups of Lynian: the cat-like Melynx, Felyne, and Grimalkyne, the humanoid Shakalaka and Gajalaka, and the unique Uruki. Lynians are intelligent, have complex societies, and speak their own languages. Whereas the Shakalaka and Gajalaka are more primitive and tribal, the feline species tend to lead peaceful lives and often coexist with human society.

Type: Herbivore / 草食種

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Herbivores: Aptonoth, Aptonoth EX, Apceros, Popo, Kelbi, Anteka, Mosswine, Epioth, Rhenoplos, Erupe, Burukku, Slagtoth, Moofah, Larinoth, Kestodon, Gastodon

Herbivores (Japanese: 草食種 Sōshokushu) are minor monsters that eat vegetation. While there are herbivorous monsters in other classes, such as Diablos and Duramboros, monsters in the Herbivore class are usually docile, reside at the bottom of the food chain, and therefore pose little threat to a hunter.

Type: Fish / 魚類


Fishes: Fish, Gajau

Fishes (Japanese: 魚類 Gyorui) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 3. A variety of different fish species exist and can be generally classified as Migratory Fish (Japanese 回遊魚 Kaiyūgyo), Swimming Fish (Japanese 遊泳魚 Yūeigyo) and Carnivorous Fish (Japanese 肉食魚 Nikushokugyo). Fish are likely a favorite food source for numerous other aquatic or semi aquatic creatures.

Type: Wingdrake / 翼竜種

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Wingdrakes: Barnos, Cortos, Mernos, Noios, Raphinos

Wingdrakes (Japanese: 翼竜種 Yokuryūshu) are a class of monsters first introduced in the fifth generation. They most often resemble birds or pterosaurs, and can be hooked onto by hunters as a method of transportation. All Wingdrakes are small monsters.

Type: Neopteron / 甲虫種

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Neopterons: Vespoid, Queen Vespoid, Hornetaur, Great Thunderbug, Great Dracophage Bug, Bnahabra, Altaroth, Konchu, Seltas, Desert Seltas, Seltas Queen, Desert Seltas Queen, Ahtal-KaLightenna, Poikilos Lightenna

Neopterons (Japanese: 甲虫種 Kōchūshu, "Beetle species") are insectoid monsters known for their rigid carapaces. These monsters can range in size from tiny to enormous, and some species can fly, while others cannot. Neopterons are very susceptible to poison and fire, yet hold quite a resistance to the Dragon Element. Their materials are often used to make very sharp weapons.

Type: Temnoceran / 鋏角種

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Temnocerans: Nerscylla, Shrouded Nerscylla

Temnocerans (Japanese 鋏角種 Kyōkakushu, "Chelicerate species") are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. This class is characterized by its arachnoid characteristics, such as the ability to produce silk, though they have six limbs similar to Neopterons or Carapaceons. This class includes only one type of monster, the Nerscylla and its subspecies.

Type: Bird Wyvern / 鳥竜種

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Theropod Bird Wyverns: Velociprey, Velocidrome, Giaprey, Giadrome, Genprey, Gendrome, Ioprey, Iodrome, Jaggi, Jaggia, Great Jaggi, Baggi, Great BaggiWroggi, Great Wroggi, Maccao, Great Maccao, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Apiposu, Great Apiposu
Bird Wyverns: Yian Kut-Ku, Blue Yian Kut-Ku, Yian Garuga, Deadeye Yian Garuga, One-Eared Yian Garuga, Gypceros, Purple Gypceros, Hypnocatrice, Silver Hypnocatrice, Breeding Season Hypnocatrice, Gold Hypnocatrice, Zenith HypnocatriceQurupeco, Gargwa, Crimson Qurupeco, Malfestio, Nightcloak Malfestio, Pukei-Pukei, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Farunokku, Forokururu, Toridcless, Zenith Toridcless, Chramine, Ice Chramine, Delma-Ioprey

Bird Wyverns (Japanese: 鳥竜種 Chōryūshu) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. They are a small to medium sized class that includes Flying Wyverns with slender bodies that are bipedal and, in some cases, either have wings or lack wings.

There are two distinct types of Bird Wyverns: Flying Bird Wyverns and Theropod Bird Wyverns. Flying Bird Wyverns exhibit similar characteristics to True Wyverns, with a bipedal stance along with developed and functional wings. Many of these possess a hard, sharp beak which can be used to peck at attackers, and generally behave in a bird-like manner. Theropod Bird Wyverns are reminiscent of Brute Wyverns: flightless, bipedal creatures with long tails and powerful legs. Unlike Brute Wyverns however, these monsters are generally quite small. Furthermore, Theropod Bird Wyverns almost always live under a social hierarchy, with young individuals, females and beta males led by a strong, dominant alpha male, which can command and control his subjects during combat.

Type: Flying Wyvern / 飛竜種

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True Wyverns: Rathalos, Dreadking Rathalos, Flame Rathalos, Zenith Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Silver Rathalos, Destruction Wyvern Rathalos, Zerureusu, Rathian, Dreadqueen Rathian, Conflagration Rathian, Pink Rathian, Gold Rathian, Scorching Heat Rathian, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern), Seregios, Demonic Seregios, Astalos, Boltreaver Astalos, Khezu, Zenith Khezu, Red Khezu, Monoblos, Shattered Monoblos, White Monoblos, Diablos, Bloodbath Diablos, Black Diablos, Gilded Diablos, Steel Armor Diablos, Basarios, Ruby BasariosCrystal BasariosSandstone BasariosGravios, Zenith Gravios, Black Gravios, Legiana, Shrieking Legiana, Paolumu, Nightshade Paolumu, Bazelgeuse, Seething BazelgeuseEspinas, Zenith Espinas, Espinas Subspecies, Espinas Rare Species, Berukyurosu, Doragyurosu, Zenith Doragyurosu, Gurenzeburu, Halk, Anorupatisu, Zenith AnorupatisuMeraginasu, VarusaburosuGureadomosu, Egyurasu, Zenaserisu
Pseudo Wyverns: Tigrex, Grimclaw Tigrex, Brute Tigrex, Molten Tigrex, Zenith Tigrex, Flame Tigrex, Tigrex EX, Evangelion Tigrex, Nargacuga, Silverwind Nargacuga, Green Nargacuga, Lucent Nargacuga, Fiercewater Nargacuga, Fleeting Nargacuga, Akantor, Ukanlos, Giggi, Gigginox, Virulent Gigginox, Yoga Gigginox, Baleful Gigginox, BariothFrozen Barioth, Sand Barioth, Pariapuria, Dyuragaua, Odibatorasu, Hyujikiki, Zenith Hyujikiki, Mi RuDiorekkusuPoborubarumu, Bogabadorumu

Flying Wyverns (Japanese: 飛竜種 Hiryūshu) are large, bipedal monsters that have two wings. However, there are some Wyverns that are quadrupedal, operating their wingarms as forearms instead, like Tigrex and Nargacuga. Some are flightless despite their classification as Flying Wyverns, like the Akantor and Ukanlos. These Wyverns show their Wyvern ancestry by the small forewings on their two front limbs. Flying Wyverns make up a large majority of the monsters in the Monster Hunter franchise.

Type: Piscine Wyvern / 魚竜種

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Piscine Wyverns: Cephalos, Cephadrome, Plesioth, Green Plesioth, Seabream Plesioth, Zenith Plesioth, Whitewater Plesioth, Lavasioth, Lavasioth Subspecies, Delex, Jyuratodus, Beotodus, Goruganosu, Aruganosu

Piscine Wyverns (Japanese: 魚竜種 Gyoryūshu) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. This class is made up of wyverns that have evolved to be specialized in swimming in just about anything and that lack the ability to fly.

Type: Carapaceon / 甲殻種

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Carapaceons: Hermitaur, Daimyo Hermitaur, Gonngenn Hermitaur, Stonefist Hermitaur, Zenith Daimyo Hermitaur, Plum Daimyo Hermitaur, Ceanataur, Shogun Ceanataur, Rustrazor Ceanataur, Terra Shogun Ceanataur, Onimusha, Shen Gaoren, Teppeki Shen Gaoren, Guren Shen Gaoren, Akura Vashimu, Zenith Akura Vashimu, Akura Jebia, Taikun Zamuza, Zenith Taikun Zamuza, Baelidae, Dread BaelidaeKusubami

Carapaceons (Japanese: 甲殻種 Kōkakushu) are crustacean-like monsters that have hard shells and exoskeletons or crab-like bodies, which mostly require weapons with at least green sharpness to break. When they're weakened by physical damage, they show internal bleeding by the frothing of the purple bubbles from their mouths. Most of these crustaceans resemble crabs, lobsters or scorpions.

Type: Amphibian / 両生種

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Amphibians: Tetsucabra, Drilltusk Tetsucabra, Berserk Tetsucabra, Zamite, Zamtrios, Tigerstripe Zamtrios

Amphibians (Japanese: 両生種 Ryōseishu) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. They are superficially frog-like in body structure, with powerful, spring-like back legs and muscular forelegs. They are known to inhabit a diverse range of environments and are typically carnivorous.

Type: Primatius / Pelagus / Fanged Beasts / 牙獣種

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Conga, Congalala, Emerald Congalala, Gold CongalalaBlango, Blangonga, Flame Blangonga, Zenith Blangonga, Copper Blangonga, Rajang, Furious Rajang, Enma Rajang, Bullfango, Bulldrome, Gogomoa, Kecha Wacha, Ash Kecha Wacha, Kamu Orugaron, Nono Orugaron, MidogaronZenith Midogaron, Naco Agul, Caeserber, Ghost Caeserber, Yellow CaeserberLolo Gougarf, Ray GougarfGammothElderfrost Gammoth, Slicemargl, Purple Slicemargl, Voljang

Fanged Beasts: Arzuros, Redhelm Arzuros, Kumashira, Lagombi, Snowbaron Lagombi, Witch Lagombi, Volvidon, Christmas Volvidon

Fanged Beasts (Japanese: 牙獣種 Gajūshu), also known as Pelagus and Primatius monsters, are beastly mammalian creatures that operate with only legs, and no wings. They are often much faster than other larger threats. The first Primatius monsters appeared in Monster Hunter 2. They were referred to as Primatius in earlier translations, but as of Unite are known as Pelagus. More of the Pelagus were added in MHP3, they are known as Fanged Beasts in the Japanese version, and in the English version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and onward.

Type: Leviathan / 海竜種

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Leviathans: Ludroth, Royal Ludroth, Purple Ludroth, Gobul, Witch Gobul, Lagiacrus, Ivory Lagiacrus, Abyssal Lagiacrus, Landconquest Lagiacrus, Uroktor, Uroktor EX, Agnaktor, Agnaktor EX, Purgatory Agnaktor, Glacial Agnaktor, Nibelsnarf, Kuarusepusu, Pokara, Pokaradon, Baruragaru, Zenith BaruragaruKuarusepusu, Mizutsune, Soulseer Mizutsune, Thunderbubble Mizutsune

Leviathans (Japanese: 海竜種 Kairyūshu) are a class of monsters first appearing in the third generation. This class is large wyverns that are specialized in swimming. Leviathans are known to usually be the top predators of their environments like Flying Wyverns.

Type: Snake Wyvern / 蛇竜種

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Snake Wyverns: Remobra, Najarala, Tidal Najarala

Snake Wyverns (Japanese: 蛇竜種 Jaryūshu) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. These monsters are known for their serpentine features, such as long, coiling bodies and forked tongues. They can range dramatically in both size and overall body structure, with some members being large, serpentine land-dwellers, while others are smaller and more reminiscent of Flying Wyverns.

Type: Brute Wyvern / 獣竜種

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Brute Wyverns: Barroth, Barroth EX, Jade Barroth, Uragaan, Crystalbeard Uragaan, Pumpkin Uragaan, Shiningrock Uragaan, Uragaan EX, Steel Uragaan, Deviljho, Savage Deviljho, Aberrant Deviljho, Four Heavenly King Deviljho, GlavenusHellblade Glavenus, Acidic Glavenus, Duramboros, Explosive Peak Duramboros, Rust Duramboros, Brachydios, Raging Brachydios, Evangelion Brachydios, Iceblast Brachydios, Anjanath, Fulgur Anjanath, Radobaan, Banbaro, Abiorugu, Giaorugu, Zenith GiaoruguGasurabazura, Zenith Gasurabazura

Brute Wyverns (Japanese: 獣竜種 Jūryūshu) are flightless wyverns whose body structures resemble real life theropods. True to their name, Brute Wyverns have large, bulky bodies and favor brute force, but often have special adaptations to aid in combat. They can be found in almost any environment and exhibit a wide variety of diets; some are strictly herbivorous or carnivorous, while others subsist on insects or even minerals.

Brute Wyverns were introduced in Monster Hunter 3.

Type: Fanged Wyvern / 牙竜種

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Fanged Wyverns: Zinogre, Thunderlord Zinogre, Howling Zinogre, Immortal Zinogre, FFBE Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre, Jagras, Great Jagras, ShamosGirros, Great Girros, Odogaron, Ebony Odogaron, Dodogama, Tobi-Kadachi, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Wulg

Fanged Wyverns (Japanese: 牙竜種 Garyūshu) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. They are known for being Fanged Beast-like Wyvern monsters that have highly developed limbs. Up until the Fifth Generation, the only known species of these wyverns were Zinogre and its variations. More recently, Tobi-Kadachi, Jagras, Great Jagras and several other Fanged Wyverns were introduced, although they are generally more reptilian in nature when compared to Zinogre.

With the new additions to this classification, the common traits of the Fanged Wyverns have been narrowed to being quadrupedal and having wingless forelimbs larger than their hindlimbs, while other body structures may vary; some like Odogaron and Tobi-Kadachi anchor their weight completely on their limbs pointing downward, while Great Jagras or Dodogama occasionally drag their bodies with limbs spreading to the sides, not unlike Leviathans.

Type: Elder Dragon / 古龍種

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Elder Dragons:

Lao-Shan Lung, Ashen Lao-Shan Lung, Kirin, Oroshi Kirin, Thunder Emperor Kirin, Fatalis, Crimson Fatalis, White Fatalis, Kushala Daora, Rusted Kushala Daora, Garuba Daora, Lunastra, Teostra, Toa Tesukatora, Chameleos, Yama Tsukami, Yama Kurai, Ceadeus, Goldbeard Ceadeus, Jhen Mohran, Hallowed Jhen Mohran, Dah'ren Mohran, Alatreon, Amatsu, Dire Miralis, Shagaru Magala, DalamadurShah DalamadurGogmazios, Nakarkos, Valstrax, Zorah Magdaros, Nergigante, Ruiner Nergigante, Vaal Hazak, Blackveil Vaal Hazak, Xeno'jiiva, Kulve Taroth, Velkhana, Namielle, Safi'jiiva, Rukodiora, Zenith Rukodiora, Rebidiora, Shantien, DisufiroaInagami, Zenith Inagami, Harudomerugu, Zenith Harudomerugu, Guanzorumu, Eruzerion, Keoaruboru, Tartaronis, Infernal Tartaronis, Merphistophelin, Nefu Garumudo, Morudomunto, Eo Garudia, Versa PietruMakili Pietru, Myo Galuna, Behemoth

Elder Dragons (Japanese: 古龍種 Koryūshu) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. Unlike other monster types, which classify monsters by shared traits, Elder Dragons are creatures that defy typical classification and sit outside of the standard ecosystem, regardless of any superficial resemblance to a dragon. These monsters are usually rare creatures with immense power that have lived since ancient times, making them more of a phenomenon than a mere animal; disasters, cataclysms, living forces of nature.

Type: Unknown / ???

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???: Gore Magala, Chaotic Gore Magala, Evangelion Gore Magala, Estrellian, Doom Estrellian, Arbiter Estrellian, Kurenai Goukami, Epona, Great Poogie

??? (Japanese: ???) or Unknown are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. These monsters belong to an as-of-yet unknown class within the context of the game. The difference between this class and the Unclassified Monster class is that these monsters have been officially identified in-game as unknown, whereas the typing of Unclassified Monsters is not referred to at all within the game.

Type: Relict

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Relicts: Leshen, Ancient Leshen

Relicts (Japanese: 死骸種 Shigaishu) are a class of monster first introduced in Monster Hunter: World. This class covers certain creatures found in The Witcher series. This class includes only two known type of monster, the Leshen and Ancient Leshen.

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