Not to be confused with Variant, Subspecies, Rare Species, Burst Species, Origin Species, Lone Species, HC Monsters, Deviants, Supremacy Species, and Zenith Species.

Special Species (Japanese: 特殊種) are a rare individual or anomalous group of a given species of monster that is exclusive to Monster Hunter Explore. Some Special Species are created in cooperation with other franchises or to celebrate certain festivities and events.

List of Variants by Game

Monster Hunter Explore



MH4-Gore Magala Render 001
MHXR-Evangelion Gore Magala Render 001
Gore Magala Evangelion Gore Magala

Brute Wyvern

MHW-Barroth Render 001
MHXR-Thanksalot Barroth Render 001
Barroth Thanksalot Barroth
MHWI-Brachydios Render 001
MHXR-Evangelion Brachydios Render 001
Evangelion Brachydios
MHXR-Iceblast Brachydios Render 001
Brachydios Iceblast Brachydios
MHW-Deviljho Render 001
MHXR-Aberrant Deviljho Render 001
Deviljho Aberrant Deviljho
MHGen-Duramboros Render 001
MHXR-Explosive Peak Duramboros Render 001
Duramboros Explosive Peak Duramboros
MHW-Uragaan Render 001
MHXR-Pumpkin Uragaan Render 001
Pumpkin Uragaan
MHXR-Watermelon Uragaan Render 001
Watermelon Uragaan
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B.O.W. Uragaan
MHXR-Rotten Uragaan Render 001
Rotten Uragaan
MHXR-Shiningrock Uragaan Render 001
Uragaan Shiningrock Uragaan

Fanged Beast

MH4-Lagombi Render 001
MHXR-Witch Lagombi Render 001
Lagombi Witch Lagombi
MHWI-Rajang Render 001
MHXR-Enma Rajang Render 001
Rajang Enma Rajang
MHGen-Volvidon Render 001 MHXR-Christmas Volvidon and Anteka Render 001
Christmas Volvidon
MHXR-Black Star Beast Volvidon Render 001
Volvidon Black Star Beast Volvidon

Fanged Wyvern

MHWI-Zinogre Render 001
MHXR-Immortal Zinogre Render 001
Immortal Zinogre
MHXR-FFBE Zinogre Render 001
Zinogre FFBE Zinogre

Flying Wyvern

MHWI-Barioth Render 001
MHXR-Frozen Barioth Render 001
Barioth Frozen Barioth
MHW-Diablos Render 001
MHXR-Gilded Diablos Render 001
Gilded Diablos
MHXR- Steel Armor Diablos Render 001
Diablos Steel Armor Diablos
3rdGen-Gigginox Render 001
MHXR-Virulent Gigginox Render 001
Virulent Gigginox
MH-XR-Yoga Gigginox Render 001
Gigginox Yoga Gigginox
MHWI-Nargacuga Render 001
MHXR-Fiercewater Nargacuga Render 001
Nargacuga Fiercewater Nargacuga
MHW-Rathalos Render 001
MHXR-Flame Rathalos Render 001
Flame Rathalos
MHXR-Destruction Wyvern Rathalos Render 001
Rathalos Destruction Wyvern Rathalos
MHW-Rathian Render 001
MHXR-Scorching Heat Rathian Render 001
Rathian Scorching Heat Rathian
MH4U-Seregios Render 002
MHXR-Demonic Seregios Render 001
Seregios Demonic Seregios
MHWI-Tigrex Render 001
Tigrex Evangelion
Evangelion Tigrex
MHXR-Sweet Party Tigrex Render 001
Tigrex Sanrio Tigrex


MHGen-Agnaktor Render 001
MHXR-Purgatory Agnaktor Render 001
Agnaktor Purgatory Agnaktor
3rdGen-Gobul Render 001 MHXR-Witch Gobul Render 001
Gobul Witch Gobul
MHGen-Lagiacrus Render 001 MHXR LandConquest Lagi
Lagiacrus Landconquest Lagiacrus
FourthGen-Mizutsune Render 001
MHXR-Thunderbubble Mizutsune Render 001
Mizutsune Thunderbubble Mizutsune


MH1-Felyne Render 001
MHXR-Goruru Render 001
Felyne Goruru
MH1-Melynx Render 001
MHXR-Metaru Render 001
Melynx Metaru


MH4-Bnahabra Render 001
MHXR-Thanksalot Bnahabra Screenshot 001
Bnahabra Thanksalot Bnahabra

Piscine Wyvern

MHGen-Plesioth Render 001
MHXR- Whitewater Plesioth render 001
Whitewater Plesioth
MHXR-Seabream Plesioth Render 001
Plesioth Seabream Plesioth

Elder Dragon

MH4-Kirin Render 001
MHXR-Thunder Emperor Kirin Render 001
Kirin Thunder Emperor Kirin


  • Aberrant Deviljho was the result of a collaboration with Attack on Titan.
  • Evangelion Brachydios, Evangelion Gore Magala and Evangelion Tigrex are result of a collaboration with Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Yoga Gigginox is the result of a collaboration with Street Fighter V.
  • FFBE Zinogre is the result of a collaboration with Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
  • Gilded Diablos is the result of a collaboration with Fate\Stay Night.
  • Demonic Seregios is the result of a collaboration with The Seven Deadly Sins.
  • Destruction WYvern Rathalos is the result of a collaboration with Fairy Tail.
  • Emna Rajang is the result of a collaboration with Demon Slayer.
  • Steel Armor Diablos is the result of a collaboration with Full Metal Alchemist.
  • B.O.W. Uragaan and Rotten Uragaan are the result of a collaboration with Resident Evil.
  • Witch Gobul and Witch Lagombi are the result of a collaboration with Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
  • Sanrio Tigrex is the result of a collaboration with Hello Kitty.
  • Thunder Emperor Kirin is the First Special Species to be an Elder Dragon
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