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Nakarkos are Elder Dragons introduced in Monster Hunter Generations.

Physiology

Nakarkos are massive cephalopod-like monsters. They have glowing yellow eyes and massive, sharp beaks. They have blue skin with spots of turquoise bioluminescence. The most unique feature of a Nakarkos's body is its self-made covering of bones which it uses to protect and camouflage itself. Under normal circumstances, the Nakarkos' face cannot be seen. Its two primary tentacles are covered in vertebrae and tipped with skulls, creating the appearance of a two-headed skeletal dragon.

Abilities

Nakarkos are capable of coating enemies in a sticky mucus which makes it easier for victims to become covered in the bones that litter the monster's lair. It can also shoot this mucus of the tips of its twin primary tentacles, and can burrow through the earth to surprise attackers from below. Being cephalopodic in nature, Nakarkos are adept swimmers and are very much at home in an aquatic environment. Nakarkos have also been observed replacing the skulls of its tentacles with body parts from other monsters, giving it a wider range of elements and tools it can use, such as Glavenus's tail. Nakarkos can concentrate the Dragon energy in their bodies to fire beams of this element from their tentacles or a much wider, deadly blast from their mouths.

Behavior

Nakarkos are voracious predators and are unchallenged in their natural habitats. They can often make entire ecosystems disappear in order to feed its insatiable appetite. They capture and devour all manner of other monsters using sprays of its mucus, including powerful flying and brute wyverns, and adorn themselves in the bones of their victims to protect their soft bodies. Nakarkos are very solitary creatures and live alone for much of their lives.

Habitat

Nakarkos are adapted to inhabit underwater environments but are capable of living on land as well. They are known to make their lairs in subterranean caves known as Wyvern's Ends, which are connected to the ocean or other large bodies of water and are immediately recognizable by the massive number of bones that they contain.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHGen.png (2016) Monster Hunter X (2015) Monster Hunter XX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Nakarkos Icon.png Frighteningly little is known about this elder dragon whose appetite can devastate surrounding ecosystems. After covering its prey in a repulsive mucus, it has been seen dragging them back to feast in its macabre nest of bones and undulating darkness known as Wyvern's End.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★

Music Themes

Title
Battle_Nakarkos_(part_1)_【オストガロア戦闘1】_Monster_Hunter_Generations_Soundtrack MHGen: Nakarkos Theme (Phase 1)
Battle_Nakarkos_(part_2)_【オストガロア戦闘2】_Monster_Hunter_Generations_Soundtrack MHGen: Nakarkos Theme (Phase 2)

Notes

General Notes

  • Nakarkos' Japanese name, Osutogaroa (オストガロア), is a combination of oisutā (オイスター), the Japanese katakana meaning "oyster", and Tangaroa from Māori mythology.
    • The English name is a combination between nautilus, carcass and nekros (νεκρός) meaning "dead" in Greek. According to the localization team, it had a dark and macabre sound to it that fit well with the monster’s overall image.
      • Earlier ideas for the name were Rakendros, Sav’gaddha and Krakaros.[1]
  • Nakarkos' tentacles, back, face tentacles, and beak can be broken. The outer shell can be wounded and then broken. The back of its shell can be gathered from.
  • It has two map icons.
  • When enraged, the spots on its body will change from a light blue color to bright red. The area it's fought in, the Wyvern's End, will also grow darker save for a ghostly blue light.
  • When Nakarkos is using different types of monster parts to fight, a Sonic Bomb can be used to destroy the parts it is using.
  • When it uses its dragon beam, Tranq Bombs can be used to stop Nakarkos, much like Yama Tsukami.
  • Breaking the Nakarkos' tentacles will cause the black mist around it to disappear.
    • In its first phase, breaking a tentacle only causes the mist on that side of its body to disappear. In its second phase, breaking a tentacle dispels the mist around its face.
  • If hunters make Nakarkos flinch, it will drop Ballista ammo as a shiny.
  • Nakarkos' roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

  • The G-rank form of this monster unlocks at HR50.
  • G-Rank Nakarkos starts out in phase 2 and will revert back to phase one when enough damage is done.


  • Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Generations (edit)
    Herbivore MHGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MH4U-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MH4U-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHGen-Larinoth Icon.png Larinoth MHGen-Moofah Icon.png Moofah MHGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MH4U-Popo Icon.png Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
    Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
    MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon.png Tetsucabra MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Icon.png Drilltusk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon.png Zamtrios
    Fanged Beast MHGen-Blango Icon.png Blango MHGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
    MHGen-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Icon.png Redhelm Arzuros MHGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga MHGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome MHGen-Gammoth Icon.png Gammoth MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon.png Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Icon.png Snowbaron Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang MHGen-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
    Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
    Carapaceon MHGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur MH4U-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur
    MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Icon.png Stonefist Hermitaur MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur
    Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra MHGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MH4U-Konchu Icon.png Konchu MHGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
    MH4U-Seltas Icon.png Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon.png Seltas Queen
    Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon.png Genprey MHGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHGen-Maccao Icon.png Maccao MH4U-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
    MH4U-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome MHGen-Great Maccao Icon.png Great Maccao MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome MHGen-Malfestio Icon.png Malfestio MH4U-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Icon.png Deadeye Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern MH4U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHGen-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MHGen-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Icon.png Hellblade Glavenus MHGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Icon.png Crystalbeard Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Icon.png Thunderlord Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
    MH4U-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome MHGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth MHGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth
    Leviathan MHGen-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHGen-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
    MHGen-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MHGen-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MHGen-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MHGen-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth
    Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
    MH4U-Najarala Icon.png Najarala
    Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon.png Akantor MHGen-Astalos Icon.png Astalos MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Icon.png Silverwind Nargacuga MH4U-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon.png Dreadking Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Icon.png Dreadqueen Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon.png Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Icon.png Grimclaw Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon.png Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu MH4U-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MH4U-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHGen-Nakarkos Icon.png Nakarkos MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon.png Teostra
    ??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (edit)
    Herbivore MHGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MH4U-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MH4U-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHGen-Larinoth Icon.png Larinoth MHGen-Moofah Icon.png Moofah MHGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MH4U-Popo Icon.png Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
    Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
    MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon.png Tetsucabra MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Icon.png Drilltusk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon.png Zamtrios
    Fanged Beast MHGen-Blango Icon.png Blango MHGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango MH4U-Conga Icon.png Conga
    MHGen-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Icon.png Redhelm Arzuros MHGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga MHGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome MH4U-Congalala Icon.png Congalala MHGen-Gammoth Icon.png Gammoth MHGU-Elderfrost Gammoth Icon.png Elderfrost Gammoth MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon.png Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Icon.png Snowbaron Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang MHGen-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
    Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
    Carapaceon MHGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur MH4U-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur
    MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Icon.png Stonefist Hermitaur MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur MHGU-Rustrazor Ceanataur Icon.png Rustrazor Ceanataur
    Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon.png Nerscylla
    Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra MHGU-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug MHGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MH4U-Konchu Icon.png Konchu MHGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
    MHGU-Ahtal-Ka Icon.png Ahtal-Ka MH4U-Seltas Icon.png Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon.png Seltas Queen
    Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon.png Genprey MHGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHGen-Maccao Icon.png Maccao MH4U-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
    MH4U-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome MHGen-Great Maccao Icon.png Great Maccao MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome MHGen-Malfestio Icon.png Malfestio MHGU-Nightcloak Malfestio Icon.png Nightcloak Malfestio MH4U-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Icon.png Deadeye Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern MHGU-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH4U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH4U-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHGen-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MHGen-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Icon.png Hellblade Glavenus MHGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Icon.png Crystalbeard Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Icon.png Thunderlord Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
    MH4U-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome MHGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth MHGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth
    Leviathan MHGen-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHGen-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
    MHGen-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MHGen-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MHGen-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MHGen-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHGU-Soulseer Mizutsune Icon.png Soulseer Mizutsune MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth
    Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
    MH4U-Najarala Icon.png Najarala
    Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon.png Akantor MHGen-Astalos Icon.png Astalos MHGU-Boltreaver Astalos Icon.png Boltreaver Astalos MHGU-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MH4U-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MH4U-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHGU-Bloodbath Diablos Icon.png Bloodbath Diablos MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Icon.png Silverwind Nargacuga MH4U-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon.png Dreadking Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Icon.png Dreadqueen Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon.png Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Icon.png Grimclaw Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon.png Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu MH4U-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png White Fatalis MH4U-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHGU-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung MHGen-Nakarkos Icon.png Nakarkos MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHGU-Valstrax Icon.png Valstrax
    ??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala MH4U-Chaotic Gore Magala Icon.png Chaotic Gore Magala
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