Mosswine are Herbivores introduced in Monster Hunter.


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.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Mosswine Icon.png Wild pigs covered in moss and fungus. Sometimes you will even find mushrooms growing on them. Their meat is known as a delicacy. Though normally docile, they will charge you if angered!
Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Mosswine Icon.png Wild pigs covered in moss and fungus. Sometimes you will even find mushrooms growing on them. Their meat is known as a delicacy, and although normally docile, they will charge when provoked.
Threat Level (危険度):
Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine are known for their excellent sense of smell, and are often found foraging for fungi. If you're hunting around for mushrooms, follow the Mosswine to the motherlode.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Mosswine Icon.png (?)

Frontier Analysis

Roar X Wind Pressure X
Shock Trap X Pitfall Trap X
Sonic Bomb X Flash Bomb 30
Meat X Stench Beads X
Capture HP X Cuttable Tail X
Resistance Duration Damage
Poison Resistance 30 60 sec 120
Para Resistance 30 10 sec
Sleep Resistance 30 30 sec
Faint Resistance


General Notes

  • Mosswines are usually located within zones that contain mushroom gathering points.
  • Mosswine may pose a threat should there be a boss monster around, as even getting hit by the wind of a boss monster will provoke them into charging at the hunter.
  • Mosswine will walk towards normal mushroom gathering points and charge towards rare (blue) mushroom gathering points.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • There is a Poogie costume modeled after a Mosswine.

Monster Hunter: World

  • New Years Day 2019 had an event quest featuring five giant Mosswine that could knock out a Hunter in one hit.

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