Shakalaka are Lynians introduced in Monster Hunter 2.

2ndGen-Shakalaka Render 001.png


Shakalaka are small, humanoid creatures with green skin. They wear a mask over their heads at all times, so their true faces are unknown.


Shakalaka should not be underestimated; they can easily take out an unsuspecting hunter with exceedingly quick attacks and inflictions of poison. They are rather clumsy when they attack, but may also be armed with Bounce Bombs and Sleep Bombs. They are known to sometimes drop fake, explosive treasure in the form of a "shiny". Like the Felyne and Melynx, they will dig underground when defeated, leaving behind their masks, which can then be carved. Their intelligence allows them to live in a multitude of environments.


Shakalaka are highly social creatures that live in large tribes, working under the leadership of the King Shakalaka. They have rarely been known to enter human society.


Shakalaka are known to inhabit a wide variety of environments. A Shakalaka settlement has been discovered in the Great Forest.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2.png (2007) Logo-MH2.png (2006) Logo-MHF-Z.png (2016)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Shakalaka Icon.png A small, four-limbed monster known for always wearing a mask. Their camouflage-like qualities make them difficult to spot, but if you do, you're in trouble! Their leader, the King Shakalaka, is known to wear a crown like object.
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Shakalaka Icon.png Lynians never seen without their masks. Specializing in camouflage, even spotting one is no easy task.

Frontier Analysis

Roar X Wind Pressure X
Shock Trap X Pitfall Trap X
Sonic Bomb X Flash Bomb 60
Meat X Stench Beads X
Capture HP X Cuttable Tail X
Resistance Duration Damage
Poison Resistance 60 60 sec 240
Para Resistance 30 5 sec
Sleep Resistance 30 40 sec
Faint Resistance 30 10 sec


General Notes

  • Both King and normal Shakalaka are the only monsters that can drop exploding shiny.
  • Cha-Cha and Kayamba are two particular young Shakalaka.

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