The Oroshi Kirin is a Subspecies of Kirin introduced in Monster Hunter 4.


Unlike the ordinary Kirin, this subspecies' body is mainly a dark navy blue, with violet stripes throughout. Its mane is black with light purple tips and its eyes are a luminous red. In addition, its horn is larger, has pink-ish color and features a spiraling ridge from base to tip. 

Behavior and Abilities

Oroshi Kirin is even more aggressive than its standard cousin. It is able to summon ice shards to defend itself rather than the lighting strikes employed by its standard cousin. 


Oroshi Kirin can only be fought in the Everwood or Tower Summit.

Game Appearances

Main Series


MH4U Breakable Parts

Horn (x1)
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For more information, see Oroshi Kirin Equipment

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Oroshi Kirin Icon.png 古龍種に属するが、目撃例すら皆無に等しい幻の生物。 数例の情報によると、遭遇時、周囲の気温が極度に下がり、蒸気の氷結が見られたという。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Oroshi Kirin Icon.png Reliable sightings of these elusive creatures are virtually nonexistent. The few reports available claim that temperatures plummet whenever they appear, as all moisture in the air spontaneously freezes.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Oroshi Kirin Icon.png Mythical beasts that few have encountered. It is said that temperatures around them plummet below zero.


For more images, see Oroshi Kirin Photo Gallery


General Notes

  • Its hide becomes much tougher during rage mode and requires Mind's Eye to cut through it.
  • Touching its ice block will cause minor damage and Iceblight status to the hunter.
  • Its design appears to be partially based upon the Kirin X armor set from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, which featured a very similar purple and blue coloration.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • In G Rank, it can summon a "cold field" at the hunter, if he/she stays for 1 second in this cold field, it inflicts Snowman status.

Monster Hunter Stories

  • Oroshi Kirin is obtainable through a DLC Subquest.

External Links

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Localization & This Is the End!

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