Mosswine are small, moss-covered pigs. They have a gray, spiky head plate. Mosswine are known to have a great appetite for mushrooms. Hunters and marketers commonly observe them to identify an area of Special Mushrooms.
Mosswine are generally docile by nature, but will attack if provoked, whether by other monsters or hunters. They can prove deadly when a wyvern is present, because even getting hit by a wind effect will turn them hostile. They are mostly hunted for their mushroom-tracking abilities and their meat.
Other Non-Subspecies Forms
Monster Hunter Frontier Event Mosswine
Capcom released a one-day only Event Quest on April 1, 2012 in Monster Hunter Frontier for an April Fool's Day 2012 event. It is an HR1 Quest that features a very different Mosswine. It has a red aura, a slightly larger and spikier headplate and can charge faster than an ordinary Mosswine (and even faster than a Bullfango or a Bulldrome). All kinds of sharpness will deflect on it, and it can only be killed by countering its attack twice. Ever since its original April Fools release, it has been sighted in multiple events throughout Monster Hunter Frontier.