Shogun Ceanataur is a Carapaceon introduced in Monster Hunter 2.


Shogun Ceanataur's body is covered in a blue carapace. Its head is long and knife-shaped, and features a pair of lengthy antennae. Its folding claws act as sickles, and in rage mode extend to double their length, adding a significant amount of range to its reach. Shogun Ceanataur is known to inhabit a variety of shells, among them: A Gravios skull, a snail-like shell, and a skull belonging to an unknown wyvern.


Shogun Ceanataur is capable of firing a stream of pressurized water from its shell. In addition, it is able to climb on walls and ceilings, and can extend and retract its scythe-like claws.

Another bizarre defense of Shogun Ceanataur is its own urine. While wearing a skull and hanging on a ceiling, Shogun Ceanataur are known to spray water on their enemies from the ceiling.


Shogun Ceanataur, unlike the Daimyo Hermitaur, demonstrates extreme aggression and will defend itself vigorously if threatened. It is often seen alongside a group of younger Ceanataur. It will permanently be locked into rage mode if any or all its claws are broken until it dies or the quest ends in some way.


Shogun Ceanataur is commonly found in subtropical areas such as the Volcano and Swamp.

Game Appearances

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Rustrazor Ceanataur

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Main Article: Rustrazor Ceanataur

A Deviant of Shogun Ceanataur introduced in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Hard Core (HC) Shogun Ceanataur

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HC Shogun Ceanataur has its face and shell stained with poison as it keeps the poison spit it had as a juvenile, except as an adult it can spray poison as a sweeping beam and spit some from the Gravios shells they only wear. Behavior is more dangerous than before as it purposely causes quakes as it attacks to keep prey from moving (Quake Resist+2 required for safety).

Swordmaster Shogun Ceanataur

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Main Article: Swordmaster Shogun Ceanataur

A Variant of Shogun Ceanataur that appears in Monster Hunter Online.


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Main Article: Onimusha

A Lone Species of Shogun Ceanataur first appearing in Monster Hunter Online.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Ceanataur Icon.png A large Carapaceon with a giant monster's skull on its back. Its long, sharp pincers allow it to pierce volcanic bedrock and travel along ceilings. Sometimes, a precious and valuable pearl can be found inside its shell.
Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png A large Carapaceon with a giant monster's skull on its back. Its long, sharp pincers allow it to pierce volcanic bedrock and travel along ceilings. Sometimes, a precious and valuable pearl can be found inside its shell.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!

MHGen Breakable Parts

Shell (x2)
Right Claw (x1)
Left Claw (x1)


General Notes

  • When the first shell is broken, it is likely to dig underground almost immediately, and upon resurfacing, it will have another shell. Upon breaking it again, it will be rendered "shell-less" permanently.
  • The large sharp claws can also be broken, decreasing its hit range and giving a better chance of rewards for Ceanataur Claws and Pincers. Breaking the claws will cause Shogun Ceanataur to enter permanent rage mode until killed or captured, however.
  • Unlike the Daimyo Hermitaur, whose shell can only be broken by impact damage, Ceanataur's shell can be broken with any form of damage.
  • The Gravios skull that the Shogun Ceanataur uses is noticeably bigger than the average Gravios head.
  • Strangely, when it jumps to the ceiling, only its legs and shell tilts, meaning that its pincers are upside down in correspondence to its body when clinging to the ceiling.
  • Once you break a Shogun Ceanataur's normal shell, it will flee underground and retrieve a new shell, most commonly a Gravios skull.
  • It can only shoot its water beam when it is using a Gravios skull.
  • When enraged its claws will extend, increasing its attack range.
  • Shogun Ceanataur cannot be fought in Monster Hunter 4, but its items can be traded with the Wycoon in exchange for some Najarala items, and can be used to make some Shogun Ceanataur styled equipment.
  • Blademaster armour made from Ceanataur materials will boast many attributes related to sharpness, for example Sharpness+1, ESP Sharp Sword and Sharpening Skill increased. This is associated with the razor-sharp nature of its pincers.

Monster Hunter Generations

  • Unlike in previous games, Shogun Ceanataur doesn't go in a permanent rage mode once its claws are broken.
  • Shogun Ceanataur can only cause the Status Effect, Bleeding, when in Rage Mode.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • Shogun Ceanataur can be captured as a pet. Its favorite food is fish.

Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 35.

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