This Rare Species features a shining silver carapace with black markings along the spine. He is slightly larger than the average Rathalos.
He will frequently barrage hunters with his triple fireball and skyclaw attacks. When on ground, he tends to use far more tail whips than bites and will charge hunters less frequently. The Silver Rathalos also appears to go into a state of rage more often than his red or blue counterparts.
The Silver Rathalos is much more dangerous than the common species. He prefers aerial attacks to ground-based ones.
He is rarely found in Swamp, Old Swamp, or Forest and Hills, but can most often be seen at the top of ancient Towers. The Hunters Guild goes out searching for Silver Rathalos in other lands so they can be hunted in special events, where they're placed in Arena and pitted against Hunters.
Other Non-Subspecies Forms
Hardcore (HC) Silver Rathalos
HC Silver Rathalos has enlarged spikes running along its spine, as well as larger and slightly discolored wing claws. Its tail spikes have a faint reddish hue.
In terms of behavior, it can now shoot five fireballs in very rapid succession whilst on the ground, as well 'charge up' a larger, slow-moving blast of fire. This explosive attack is often followed up with more fireballs. In addition, Silver Rathalos can now fly around any Hunters in a large circle pattern, shooting fireballs at them as it soars. Before landing after this attack, it can produce another slow-moving but large ball of flame; it will then swoop through and trigger the fiery orb to explode.
His roar, unlike the original and Azure Rathalos, can only be blocked with the High Grade Earplug skill.
He will do the flying back fireball and also fly into the air to perform his single or triple blast.
Silver Rathalos' head is highly resistant to both cut and impact damage, unlike in previous appearances, in which its head was vulnerable to impact damage. It also requires white sharpness in order to avoid weapons bouncing off it.
When fatigued, Silver Rathalos will regain stamina by preying on Gargwa.
Silver Rathalos's back and head shine with luminosity.
The Silver Rathalos and Gold Rathian are fought in the Tower. They can only be fought at Hunter Rank 8 or above, by unlocking the 7* Guild quests.
The Silver Rathalos' head is extremely tough, being impenetrable by even purple sharpness.
It gains a new attack in which it quickly launches a huge fireball at the ground which explodes in a large area of effect.
It can also perform its poison talon grab or its three-fireball shot multiple times before landing
When fatigued, there is nowhere for it to regain stamina, and so it will remain fatigued until it rages again.
His back can now be broken.
At G-rank it can now shoot a huge fireball at the ground which explodes in a large AoE after doing a talon attack.
When Silver Rathalos' head is broken, his head becomes a weak spot and weapons no longer bounce off his head, though his wings are still his weakest point.
Silver Rathalos can be found in the Guiding Lands by raising the Coral or Volcanic regions to level 6. Additionally, it will start appearing in investigations in the Elder's Recess after encountering him for the first time.
Tempered Silver Rathalos can appear in the Guiding Lands after raising the Coral region's level to 7.
Silver Rathalos will not leave area 11 or 14 of the Guiding Lands depending on whether it spawned in the Coral or Volcanic region or area 15 the Elder's Recess unless summoned by Gold Rathian.
Silver Rathalos has some new ground moves compared to its other species, such as a 360º tail spin, successive flaming bites, and quickly shooting a fireball to the ground in front of him while jumping back.
Silver Rathalos can enter a mode in which it becomes "wreathed in hellfire", signified by its head, chest and part of its wings glowing with red and blue flames. This state can be dispelled by dealing enough damage to its head.
While wreathed in hellfire, Silver Rathalos gains several new aerial attacks, such as sweeping kicks, longer combos and a multiple flame barrage.
In this state, Silver Rathalos's fireballs and flame breath leave behind burning trails that rapidly drain the health of the hunters. This damage can be greatly mitigated by wearing the Fireproof Mantle.
Silver Rathalos might summon Gold Rathian to its area if they're both present in the Guiding Lands.
HC Silver Rathalos' roar requires Super HG Earplugs to block.