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Type: Lynian / 獣人種


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

Lynians (Japanese: 獣人種 Jūjinshu, "Beastman species") are intelligent creatures, typically of short stature, that appear to be mammalian. Living in tribes, they share common cultures, dialects, and have recognized leaders. Lynians can be divided into cats (Melynx, Felyne, and Grimalkyne) and apes (Uriki, Shakalaka, Gajalaka and Boaboa). Although the apes are somewhat primitive, the cats are typically peaceful and often coexist with humans.

Type: Herbivore / 草食種

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

Herbivores (Japanese: 草食種 Sōshokushu) are animals that feeds on plants. Most other creatures prey on herbivores, as they are often abundant. Herbivores are typically passive, and therefore pose little threat to a hunter. Within the Herbivore class there are both mammalian and reptilian creatures.

Type: Fish / 魚類


Fishes: Fish, Gajau

Fishes (Japanese: 魚類 Gyorui) are limbless, cold-blooded vertebrates with gills and fins, living wholly in water. A variety of species exist, and they can be 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 fed on by numerous other aquatic, or semiaquatic, creatures.

Type: Wingdrake / 翼竜種

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Wingdrakes: Barnos, Mernos, Noios, Raphinos, Cortos

Wingdrakes (Japanese: 翼竜種 Yokuryūshu) are small wyverns, often resembling birds or pterosaurs. Using a grappling hook, a wingdrake can be hooked onto and used as a method of transportation.

Type: Neopteron / 甲虫種

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

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, Rachnoid, Rakna-Kadaki, Pyrantula, Pyre Rakna-Kadaki

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.

Type: Bird Wyvern / 鳥竜種

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Theropod Bird Wyverns: Gendrome, Genprey, Iodrome, Ioprey, Velocidrome, Velociprey, Giadrome, Giaprey, Baggi, Great Baggi, Great Jaggi, Jaggi, Jaggia, Great Wroggi, Wroggi, Great Maccao, Maccao, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Great Izuchi, Izuchi, Boggi, Apiposu, Great Apiposu
Flying Bird Wyverns: Yian Kut-Ku, Blue Yian Kut-Ku, Gypceros, Purple Gypceros, Yian Garuga, Scarred Yian Garuga, Deadeye Yian Garuga, One-Eared Yian Garuga, Hypnocatrice, Silver Hypnocatrice, Breeding Season Hypnocatrice, Zenith Hypnocatrice, Gold Hypnocatrice, Qurupeco, Crimson Qurupeco, Gargwa, Malfestio, Nightcloak Malfestio, Pukei-Pukei, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Aknosom, 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: Basarios, Ruby Basarios, Crystal Basarios, Sandstone Basarios, Diablos, Black Diablos, Bloodbath Diablos, Apex Diablos, Gilded Diablos, Steel Armor Diablos, Gravios, Black Gravios, Zenith Gravios, Khezu, Red Khezu, Zenith Khezu, Monoblos, White Monoblos, Shattered Monoblos, Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Silver Rathalos, Dreadking Rathalos, Apex Rathalos, Zenith Rathalos, Destruction Wyvern Rathalos, Flame Rathalos, Rathian, Pink Rathian, Gold Rathian, Dreadqueen Rathian, Apex Rathian, Conflagration Rathian, Scorching Heat Rathian, Seregios, Demonic Seregios, Astalos, Boltreaver Astalos, Bazelgeuse, Seething Bazelgeuse, Legiana, Shrieking Legiana, Paolumu, Nightshade Paolumu, Espinas, Espinas Subspecies, Espinas Rare Species, Zenith Espinas, Berukyurosu, Doragyurosu, Zenith Doragyurosu, Gurenzeburu, Halk, Anorupatisu, Zenith Anorupatisu, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern), Meraginasu, Zerureusu, Sparkling Zerureusu, Varusaburosu, Gureadomosu, Egyurasu, Zenaserisu
Pseudo Wyverns: Akantor, Tigrex, Brute Tigrex, Molten Tigrex, Grimclaw Tigrex, Zenith Tigrex, Flame Tigrex, Unit-02 Tigrex, Sweet Tooth Tigrex, Tigrex EX, Nargacuga, Green Nargacuga, Lucent Nargacuga, Silverwind Nargacuga, Blinking Nargacuga, Fiercewater Nargacuga, Ukanlos, Barioth, Sand Barioth, Frostfang Barioth, Frozen Barioth, Giggi, Gigginox, Baleful Gigginox, Virulent Gigginox, Yoga Gigginox, Pariapuria, Dyuragaua, Odibatorasu, Hyujikiki, Zenith Hyujikiki, Mi Ru, Diorekkusu, Poborubarumu, Bogabadorumu

Flying Wyverns (Japanese: 飛竜種 Hiryūshu) are large, bipedal monsters that have two wings that were first introduced in the First Generation. Known for their mastery of flight, a majority of the monsters in this classification have evolved powerful wings that allow them to fly.[1] However, some Flying Wyverns are quadrupedal, utilizing their wings as forearms to further enhance their movements on land, while other members in this class are flightless despite their classification.[2] 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, Zenith Plesioth, Seabream Plesioth, Whitewater Plesioth, Lavasioth, Lavasioth Subspecies, Delex, Jyuratodus, Beotodus, Aruganosu, Goruganosu

Piscine Wyverns (Japanese: 魚竜種 Gyoryūshu) are a class of monsters introduced in the first generation. This class is made up of wyvern-like fish that have evolved to be specialized in swimming in just about anything, mainly water, and that lack the ability to fly.[3] These monsters are sluggish on land, though can balance themselves on land with their hindlegs.[4]

Type: Carapaceon / 甲殻種

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

Carapaceons (Japanese: 甲殻種 Kōkakushu) are crustacean- or scorpion-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, Berserk Tetsucabra, Drilltusk Tetsucabra, Zamite, Zamtrios, Tigerstripe Zamtrios, Tetranadon

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 Beast / 牙獣種

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Blango, Blangonga, Copper Blangonga, Zenith Blangonga, Flame Blangonga, Bulldrome, Elemental Bulldrome, Bullfango, Conga, Congalala, Emerald Congalala, Gold Congalala, Rajang, Furious Rajang, Enma Rajang, Kecha Wacha, Ash Kecha Wacha, Gammoth, Elderfrost Gammoth, Bishaten, Blood Orange Bishaten, Garangolm, Gogomoa, Kamu Orugaron, Nono Orugaron, Midogaron, Zenith Midogaron, Lolo Gougarf, Ray Gougarf, Voljang, Caeserber, Yellow Caeserber, Ghost Caeserber, Slicemargl, Purple Slicemargl, Naco Agul

Fanged Beasts: Arzuros, Redhelm Arzuros, Apex Arzuros, Kumashira, Lagombi, Snowbaron Lagombi, Witch Lagombi, Volvidon, Black Star Beast Volvidon, Christmas Volvidon, Bombadgy, Goss Harag

Fanged Beasts (Japanese: 牙獣種 Gajūshu), also known as Pelagus and Primatius monsters in early titles, are beastly, mammalian creatures that lack wings (although some have the ability to glide) introduced in Monster Hunter 2. They are often much faster than other larger threats.

Fanged Beasts were referred to as 'Primatius' in earlier translations due to almost all of the existing members being similar to real-world primates (such as Rajang), although the translation was changed to 'Pelagus' in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. More varieties of these monsters were added in MHP3 (such as the bear-like Arzuros), and were titled 'Fanged Beasts' in the Japanese version. The name 'Fanged Beasts' was used from the English version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate onwards, and later games have introduced more varieties of these monsters.

Type: Leviathan / 海竜種

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

Leviathans (Japanese: 海竜種 Kairyūshu) are a class of monsters first appearing in the third generation. This class consists of 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, Jade Barroth, Thanksalot Barroth, Barroth EX, Deviljho, Savage Deviljho, Four Heavenly King Deviljho, Starving Deviljho, Aberrant Deviljho, Uragaan, Steel Uragaan, Crystalbeard Uragaan, B.O.W. Uragaan, Pumpkin Uragaan, Rotten Uragaan, Shiningrock Uragaan, Watermelon Uragaan, Uragaan EX, Duramboros, Rust Duramboros, Explosive Peak Duramboros, Brachydios, Raging Brachydios, Unit-01 Brachydios, Iceblast Brachydios, Glavenus, Acidic Glavenus, Hellblade Glavenus, Anjanath, Fulgur Anjanath, Radobaan, Banbaro, Abiorugu, Giaorugu, Zenith Giaorugu, Gasurabazura, Zenith Gasurabazura

Brute Wyverns (Japanese: 獣竜種 Jūryūshu) are a flightless group of wyverns first introduced in the Third Generation. Greatly resembling nonfictional theropods, these monsters are well adapted for life on land, using their powerful hindlimbs to get around from place to place rather than using wings or other means to travel.[5] A common trait that most Brute Wyverns share is the small forelimbs that they can barely use, but there are some exceptions that have heavily developed those limbs to use in combat.[6]

Type: Fanged Wyvern / 牙竜種

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Fanged Wyverns: Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre, Thunderlord Zinogre, Apex Zinogre, Howling Zinogre, FFBE Zinogre, Immortal Zinogre, Dodogama, Girros, Great Girros, Jagras, Great Jagras, Odogaron, Ebony Odogaron, Shamos, Tobi-Kadachi, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Wulg, Magnamalo, Scorned Magnamalo, Lunagaron

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. The Fifth Generation introduced many notable Fanged Wyverns, such as Tobi-Kadachi, Odogaron, and Magnamalo.

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. A common trait shared among many Fanged Wyverns is their agility and speed; however, several Fanged Wyverns, like the aforementioned Great Jagras and Dodogama, are much less nimble.

Type: Elder Dragon / 古龍種

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Elder Dragons:

Fatalis, Crimson Fatalis, White Fatalis, Kirin, Oroshi Kirin, Thunder Emperor Kirin, Lao-Shan Lung, Ashen Lao-Shan Lung, Chameleos, Kushala Daora, Rusted Kushala Daora, Lunastra, Teostra, Yama Tsukami, Alatreon, Ceadeus, Goldbeard Ceadeus, Jhen Mohran, Hallowed Jhen Mohran, Amatsu, Dire Miralis, Dah'ren Mohran, Dalamadur, Shah Dalamadur, Shagaru Magala, Gogmazios, Nakarkos, Valstrax, Crimson Glow Valstrax, Behemoth, Kulve Taroth, Nergigante, Ruiner Nergigante, Vaal Hazak, Blackveil Vaal Hazak, Xeno'jiiva, Zorah Magdaros, Namielle, Safi'jiiva, Shara Ishvalda, Velkhana, Thunder Serpent Narwa, Narwa the Allmother, Wind Serpent Ibushi, Malzeno, Rukodiora, Rebidiora, Zenith Rukodiora, Disufiroa, Shantien, Duremudira, Arrogant Duremudira, Garuba Daora, Guanzorumu, Ruler Guanzorumu, Harudomerugu, Zenith Harudomerugu, Inagami, Zenith Inagami, Toa Tesukatora, Yama Kurai, Eruzerion, Burning Freezing Eruzerion, Keoaruboru, Merphistophelin, Elemental Merphistophelin, Tartaronis, Infernal Tartaronis, Eo Garudia, Morudomunto, Nef-Garmat, Makili Pietru, Versa Pietru, Oltura, Myo Galuna

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 reside outside of the standard ecosystem, regardless of their resemblance to a dragon. These monsters are rare creatures with immense power that have lived since ancient times.

Type: Unknown / ???

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

??? (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 types of monster, the Leshen and Ancient Leshen.

  1. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  2. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  3. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  4. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  5. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 335
  6. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 335