Purple Gypceros is a Bird Wyvern and a Subspecies of Gypceros introduced in Monster Hunter G.

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Whilst the common Gypceros' colors are blue and pink, the Purple Gypceros' are a more vivid purple and green.


This Subspecies is notably more resiliant than its original counterpart, and can produce more powerful poison.


Purple Gypceros is known to use its flashing attack more frequently in battle, and will chain other attacks directly into it.


Purple Gypceros are usually found in swamps and marshlands, although can occasionally be seen in Jungle. Being omnivorous, they prefer warm and humid locations where insects and mushrooms are plentiful and water is abundant.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Purple Gypceros

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HC Purple Gypceros has enlarged talons and wing claws, as well as larger teeth and a more pointed crystal-organ on its head. Its wings also have a more vibrant, pinkish coloration.
In terms of new attacks, HC Purple Gypceros can spit three large poison balls in a triangle formation; fly quickly into the air and slam down, before immediately following up with a flash; lunge forward and spin around rapidly, striking out with its body and extendable tail.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF1.png (2006) Logo-MHG.png (2005) Logo-MHF-Z.png (2016)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Gypceros Icon.png A wyvern that can generate disorienting flashes of light when its prominent head crest is struck. Its rubbery hide resists damage and can ward off shock traps, while its spit carries a deadly venom. However, they are quite timid.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Purple Gypceros Icon.png 紫がかった表皮をまとったゲリョスの亜種。 毒に対する免疫力が高い。 吐き出す汚物には非常に強い猛毒があり、その量も多い。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Purple Gypceros Icon.png A Gypceros variant distinguished by its unique purple hide. They are extremely resistant to poison, and can spit copious amounts of highly venomous saliva.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Purple Gypceros Icon.png A subspecies of Gypceros with a uniquely colored hide. It attacks by spitting highly venomous waste.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Purple Gypceros Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Purple Gypceros Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!

Analysis and Guides

For details on older games this monster has appeared in, see Purple Gypceros Guides.

Purple Gypceros Analysis for Monster Hunter 4
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Brighter Red means more damage, while Darker Red means lesser damage.

Raw Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Element Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Fire.png Fire Water.png Water Thunder.png Thunder Ice.png Ice Dragon.png Dragon
This Monster is weakest to: (?)

Status Effects Data
Poison Paralysis Sleep Stun Fatigue Blast Mount
Initial Tolerance N/A N/A
Max Tolerance N/A N/A
Tolerance Increase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Duration N/A N/A N/A
Damage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Item Effectiveness Data
Item Name Able
Normal Enraged Fatigued
Pitfall Trap Yes N/A N/A (?)
Shock Trap Yes N/A N/A (?)
Flash Bomb No N/A
Sonic Bomb No N/A
Meat No N/A

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MH4U Breakable Parts

Crest (x1)
MH4U-Purple Gypceros Crest Break 001.jpgIndent08.gifMH4U-Purple Gypceros Crest Break 002.jpg


General Notes

  • Purple Gypceros have a breakable crest located in the head, which they pound against their hard nose to ignite a tremendous flash, dizzying everything in the immediate area.
  • Breaking the crystal on its head can result in Lightcrystal in the Quest Rewards.
    • Breaking this crystal stops the Purple Gypceros from using its flash attack. After breaking the crystal, Purple Gypceros will try flashing unsuccessfully.
  • Its tail can stretch longer that its initial size because of its bizarre rubbery hide.
  • Purple Gypceros is immune to Shock Traps due to its Rubbery Hide, so when trapping is required, bring Pitfall Traps.
  • It can also steal an item when it does its pecking move.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • In high rank, if it tries to flash after the crest has been broken, it will release a burst of poisonous gas instead.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • Purple Gypceros can immediately flash the hunter after a peck attack.
  • When low on stamina it wil fail to spit poison and will fall after charging.
  • When enraged, it starts drooling poison so the pecking move can also poison the Hunter.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • Purple Gypceros can be captured and used as a pet. Perhaps unsurprisingly it eats poison mushrooms and shiny objects.

Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 35.

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