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.
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