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Scarred Yian Garuga are Variants of Yian Garuga first introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom[1]. Although Scarred Yian Garugas were introduced to the series prior to Yian Garuga individuals with uninjured faces, some games in the series, such as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, treat them as Variants of Yian Garugas without scars, while other games, such as Monster Hunter Freedom feature them as the standard Yian Garuga individual.


In terms of appearance, Scarred Yian Garuga is virtually identical to Yian Garuga. The main difference between the two is that one of this monster's ears is missing and Scarred Yian Garuga received a scar across its face. It also can only be found in a tempered state.

Behavior and Abilities

In terms of behavior, Scarred Yian Garuga is just as aggressive as Yian Garuga. The two monsters have virtually the same moves, but in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Scarred Yian Garuga can execute more consecutive air attacks than Yian Garuga, as well as unleash a barrage of small fire balls whilst airborne.

Game Appearances

MHWI Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison
Water ★★★ Sleep
Thunder Paralysis ★★
Ice Blast ★★★
Dragon ★★ Stun ★★



For more information, see Yian Garuga Equipment

In-game description

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Yian Garuga Icon.png A breed of Yian Kut-Ku with a hard black shell and a long mane. Known for its trap avoiding slyness and poison loaded tail, it is a particularly evil wyvern, so beware!
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png 黒く硬い甲殻と長いたてがみを持つ姿から、”黒狼鳥”と呼ばれる。 イャンクックに近い種とされる。 罠を回避するズル賢さと、尾に隠された強い毒が特徴。 気性は荒く好戦的で、特に怒っている時は注意が必要。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png A close relative of the Yian Kut-Ku known for its hard black shell and tufts of white mane. These clever monsters are known to avoid traps and use their poisonous tail to deadly effect; they are not to be taken lightly.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png A tempered Yian Garuga that has survived a grueling battle with just a scar on its head. Be careful of its successive breath attacks.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Yian Garuga Icon.png (?)



  • Due to Scarred Yian Garuga being introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom, and Yian Garuga being introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Scarred Yian Garuga is the only Variant in the Monster Hunter series to be introduced before prior to its standard version.
  • Despite being a Variants of Yian Garuga, Scarred Yian Garuga does not have its own armor set in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. However, some of its materials are needed to complete the standard Yian Garuga set.
  • Scarred Yian Garuga's fireball barrage counts as multiple hits, thus attempting to I-frame them or absorb the damage with the Rocksteady Mantle is considerably more risky if not outright impractical.


  2. 2.0 2.1 Scarred Yian Garuga appears alongside Yian Garuga in these games.
  3. Standard unscarred Yian Garuga individuals only appear on the hatching screen immediately after birth. Upon leaving that screen, the juvenile Yian Garuga will adopt the appearance of a Scarred Yian Garuga.
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (edit)
Herbivore MHWI-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MHWI-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHWI-Boaboa Icon.png Boaboa MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Fanged Beast MHWI-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHWI-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Coral Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku MHWI-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png Scarred Yian Garuga
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Icon.png Fulgur Anjanath MHWI-Banbaro Icon.png Banbaro MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHWI-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MHWI-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHWI-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHWI-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Icon.png Acidic Glavenus MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos MHWI-Wulg Icon.png Wulg
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Icon.png Ebony Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Viper Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MHWI-Beotodus Icon.png Beotodus MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHWI-Cortos Icon.png Cortos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHWI-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png Frostfang Barioth MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHWI-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHWI-Shrieking Legiana Icon.png Shrieking Legiana MHWI-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png Nightshade Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHWI-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHWI-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHWI-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHWI-Alatreon Icon.png Alatreon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHWI-Fatalis Icon.png Fatalis MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHWI-Namielle Icon.png Namielle MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHWI-Ruiner Nergigante Icon.png Ruiner Nergigante MHWI-Safi'jiiva Icon.png Safi'jiiva MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png Shara Ishvalda MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHWI-Blackveil Vaal Hazak Icon.png Blackveil Vaal Hazak MHWI-Velkhana Icon.png Velkhana MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen