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An amphibian easily recognized by its gigantic, rotund body. It is extremely gluttonous and swallows everything that moves whole, gravel and all. Once it's done eating, its stomach swells and it becomes slower, but its attacks also become heavier and much more destructive.

Tetranadon is an Amphibian first introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.


Tetranadon is an Amphibian with an inflatable belly and a turtle-like shell on their back. Its belly is capable of inflating to the point of doubling their original body size. It also has algae-like fur on its head, front legs, shell, and tail. It has a toothless, platypus-like beak and webbed feet. Its eyes are orange and have the horizontal pupil common to amphibians. It also has a crest on their head that looks very similar to the head dish of the mythological Kappa. When its belly is not inflated, it walks on all fours; once enough debris is swallowed, however, its belly inflates to an incredible size, and it starts standing on its hindlegs.

Behavior and Abilities

Tetranadon are known to clash with Arzuros. Tetranadon in their inflated state have been seen trying to swallow an Arzuros during this battle, however the stocky Fanged Beasts are too difficult for the greedy Amphibians to consume.

Tetranadon are known to swallow large amounts of gravel, which causes their belly to inflate to enormous proportions. In their bloated state, Tetranadon become very sluggish, yet their attacks become more powerful, capable of shattering earth with a stomp. The Tetranadon's attacks in this state can be described as "sumo-like". Surprisingly, they are capable of jumping high in the air even when their belly is inflated, creating a massive quake when they land. They can be knocked out of the bloated state by receiving enough damage, which leaves them vulnerable for several seconds. They can also spit water globules from their mouth and lift up a boulder when bloated.

Game Data


Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 65 70 60
Neck 50 55 40
Torso 40 40 30
Foreleg 50 45 40
Back 25 35 25
Hind Leg 35 30 25
Tail 30 30 25
Breakable Parts: Beak, Torso(Belly), Arm(Individually), Carapace(Back), Plate(Head)
Element Weakness Damage Data
Hitzone Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon.png Fire Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon.png Water Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon.png Thunder Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon.png Ice Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon.png Dragon
Head 20 0 30 15 10
Neck 10 0 20 5 5
Torso 10 0 20 5 0
Foreleg 15 0 25 10 5
Back 5 0 10 5 0
Hind Leg 5 0 15 0 0
Tail 5 0 15 0 0
Ailment Effectiveness
Ailments Effectiveness Ailments Effectiveness
Poison Stun
Paralysis ★★★ Sleep
Blast ★★ Exhaust
Fireblight Waterblight
Thunderblight ★★ Iceblight

Hunting Tips

After a large meal, its movements become sluggish, but don't be fooled; its swings become more weighty and destructive as well! Watch for when it moves slowly, strike true, and it'll belch up its dinner and return to normal.
- MHRise's Hunter's Note

Game Appearances

Main Series


In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png An amphibious monster resembling a frog. Its appetite is infinite, and if it sees anything moving, it will gobble it up, dirt and all. It's theorized that the dirt it consumes builds up in its stomach and aids in digestion. If it eats something that it cannot digest, it will throw it back up. The cranial disc protecting its tender head is said to harden and become a more brilliant blue over time.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★


This section is about monster materials obtained from hunting Tetranadon in Monster Hunter Rise. For a list of acquistion chances, see Carves.

Low Rank

Name Rarity Price
MHRise Item Icon-Hide Green.svg
Tetranadon Hide
Rare-4 380z
Made from Tetranadon belly, it's very stretchy. Now you can eat as much as you want!
MHRise Item Icon-Shell Green.svg
Tetra Carapace
Rare-4 530z
This shell's mossy surface acts as a cusion, making it sturdier than its looks.
MHRise Item Icon-Head Green.svg
Tetranadon Beak
Rare-4 740z
You can store up water in this Tetranadon beak. Great for gear that uses water.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Blue.svg
Aqua Sac
Rare-4 300z
A monster organ designed to hold and preserve water.
5thGen Item Icon-Bone White.svg
Jumbo Bone
Rare-4 150z
A large, thick bone. Often cut apart in workshops for use in crafting.
MHRise Item Icon-Scale Green.svg
Tetranadon Disc
Rare-4 680z
Disc-shaped bone that protects a Tetranadon's moisturizing organ from foes.
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Green.svg
Shiny Nacre
Rare-4 340z
Orb formed within the body of a Tetranadon; possibly made of souls... (Account Item)

High Rank

Name Rarity Price
MHRise Item Icon-Hide Green.svg
Tetranadon Hide+
Rare-6 1050z
A life of constant combat has made this belly skin sturdy and stretchy as well.
MHRise Item Icon-Shell Green.svg
Tetra Carapace+
Rare-6 1550z
Carapace stout enough to send any back-attacking predators packing.
MHRise Item Icon-Head Green.svg
Tetranadon Beak+
Rare-6 2250z
This Tetranadon beak can shoot water at high pressure due to a refined structure.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Blue.svg
Torrent Sac
Rare-6 850z
A monster organ designed to hold and preserve copious amounts of water.
5thGen Item Icon-Bone Grey.svg
Stout Bone
Rare-6 750z
The large, sturdy bone of a beast. Prized by blacksmiths as a prime forging material.
MHRise Item Icon-Scale Green.svg
Tetranadon Disc+
Rare-6 2050z
Unscathed, this disc-shaped head bone can fetch a high price as a luxury plate.
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Green.svg
Shiny Nacre
Rare-4 340z
Orb formed within the body of a Tetranadon; possibly made of souls... (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Green.svg
Glittering Nacre
Rare-4 540z
Beautiful orb formed within a Tetranadon. It shimmers ethereally... (Account Item)


  • Tetranadon's name derives from tetra, a small freshwater fish of which it being Tetranadon's prey item, Rana, a genus of frogs, and don which is often found in names of extinct creatures, thus added to give a prehistoric feeling to the monster.
  • Tetranadon is based off of the Kappa yokai from Japanese folklore, and its characteristics are based on water creatures such as frogs, crocodiles, turtles, and platypuses.[2] Since Kappa love sumo wrestling, Tetranadon was given sumo-like attacks.[3]
  • Tetranadon is the first monster in the series ever to appear in other games(Monster Hunter Riders) even before the game it is introduced in(Monster Hunter Rise) is fully released.


Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)
Herbivore MHRise-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHRise-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHRise-Kestodon Male Icon.png Kestodon MHRise-Popo Icon.png Popo MHRise-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MHRise-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MHRise-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHRise-Apex Arzuros Icon.png Apex Arzuros MHRise-Bishaten Icon.png Bishaten MHRise-Goss Harag Icon.png Goss Harag MHRise-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHRise-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHRise-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Temnoceran MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHRise-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png Crimson Glow Valstrax MHRise-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHRise-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png Thunder Serpent Narwa MHRise-Narwa the Allmother Icon.png Narwa the Allmother MHRise-Wind Serpent Ibushi Icon.png Wind Serpent Ibushi