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.

Physiology

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. Tetranodon 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 Tetranodon'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.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png 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.

Notes

  • Tetranodon is based off of the Kappa yokai from Japanese folklore
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