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Thunder Emperor Kirin are Special Species of Kirin introduced in Monster Hunter Explore.


Its body structure and overall look is similar to the one of a normal Kirin. Thunder Lord Kirin is bigger than its counterpart. Its body is colored with gradients of gold, its horn has a copper/red color and its mane has a pale grey and yellow gradient. Its surrounding aura is also golden.


Thunder Lord Kirin attacks are faster and stronger than a normal Kirin’s, and its lightnings are quicker. Thunder Lord Kirin can summon golden lightnings that strike to the ground at high speeds in different ways. Similar as its normal counterpart, Thunder Lord Kirin can target a particular spot and summon a lighting that falls with some delay, summon multiple lightnings that shower its nearest surroundings in a wide range, bigger than its counterpart, and can summon lightnings when charging at hunters in a straight line. Thunder Lord Kirin’s hide can also bounce off certain attacks and ammo.



Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
None Logo-MHXR JP.png (2015) Logo-MHXR JP.png (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Explore
MHXR-Thunder Emperor Kirin Icon.png (?)


General Notes

  • Like Frontier's HC Kirin, Thunder Emperor Kirin has the ability of teleporting with a lightning charge for a short distance