Uragaan is a Brute Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter 3.


Uragaan is covered in a lustrous gold-colored hide. Its back is lined with hard crystals and its chin is plated with a rock-like shell, suggesting the Uragaan has evolved a tough exterior due to life in volcanic regions. Its underbelly is covered in a sticky, tar-like substance which it uses to affix explosive rocks to itself.


Uragaan's signature ability is to roll its body into a wheel to increase its speed and agility. It will do this often in an attempt to crush the hunter. Uragaan may conduct either a short roll, or a longer one where it may roll in a figure eight for another stab at the hunter. It can also produce sleep gas or, when enraged, emit flames, much like Gravios. This will put Hunters to sleep or inflict Fireblight. The effect depends on the color: ghost-blue or red-orange respectively. Uragaan will use its large jaw to attack, primarily by slamming it into the ground. It may also attack with a wide tail sweep, which flings explosive rocks into the area. If this has been done, the next time Uragaan uses a heavy jaw smash, all explosive rocks in the area will explode in a manner similar to Barrel Bombs.


Uragaan is found primarily in the Volcano region. It is completely at ease in the rocks and lava that makes up its home. Sometimes Uragaan can be found in the temperate Deserted Island as well.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Crystalbeard Uragaan

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Main Article: Crystalbeard Uragaan

A Deviant of Uragaan first appearing in Monster Hunter Generations.

Pumpkin Uragaan

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Main Article: Pumpkin Uragaan

A Variant of Uragaan that appears in Monster Hunter Explore.

Uragaan EX

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Main Article: Uragaan EX

Artificially modified Uragaan first appearing in Monster Hunter Stories.

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

Element Damage
Hitzone Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 0 40 5 20 30
Neck 0 20 0 10 15
Back 0 20 0 10 15
Stomach 0 40 5 15 30
Arms 0 15 0 10 15
Legs 0 15 0 10 15
Tail 0 25 0 10 20
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 150 250 250 300 150
Tolerance Inc. (max) +75 (450) +100 (650) +100 (650) +100 (700) +75 (450)
Tolerance Recovery 10 / 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 10 sec 10/ 15 sec
Duration 30 sec 15 sec 30 sec --- 15 sec
Damage 300 + 10 --- --- 200 ---

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★☆
Shock Trap ★★☆
Flash Bomb ★★☆
Sonic Bomb ★☆☆ (Only works in MHP3rd, when it's digging to roll around in area 6).
Dung Bomb ★★☆ Used to get it to leave an area.
Meat x ☆☆☆

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information taken from mhp3rd.net

Monster Hunter World

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison ★★★
Water ★★★ Sleep
Thunder Paralysis ★★
Ice ★★ Blast ★★
Dragon ★★ Stun ★★★

Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Uragaan info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Uragaan Icon.png Brute wyverns that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush bedrock into powder. They cleverly affix rock and ore to themselves with lava, then spread them about, using vibrations to make them explode. Will sometimes drop ore.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Uragaan Icon.png 巨大な獣竜種。頑強な顎で岩盤を細かく砕き、主食である鉱石を摂取する。また、溶岩を巧みに使い岩石や鉱石を体表面に付着させており、ばらまく岩石は、自らが引き起こす振動で大爆発を起こす。転倒時を狙い腹から採掘できる事も。別名 “爆鎚竜” 。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Uragaan Icon.png Large brute wyverns that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush bedrock to powder. They cleverly affix rocks and ore to their hides with lava, then cast them about, using vibrations to make them explode. When they fall, ore can be mined from their bodies.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Uragaan Icon.png Large brute wyverns that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush bedrock to powder. They cleverly affix rocks and ore to their hides with lava, then cast them about, using vibrations to make them explode. When they fall, ore can be mined from their bodies.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter World
MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Large brute wyvern that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush solid rock to powder. They've been known to confront Lavasioths over territory disputes.
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Uragaan Icon.png Brute Wyverns with mighty jaws. They spray the stones and ore which stick to them in deadly, explosive attacks.
Monster Hunter Frontier Z
FrontierGen-Uragaan Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Uragaan Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!

MHX Breakable Parts

Tail (x1) (Sever)
Back (x1)
Jaw (x1)


General Notes

  • Even when its jaw is wounded, it can still be used in battle and is able to make any nearby rocks to explode.
  • When the tail is severed, its tail whip cannot dislodge and toss rocks; however the damage it deals by itself remains the same.
  • When low on stamina, the Uragaan may go to Area 4 and eat off the rock shelf. It will also fall over after attempting to roll at the hunter, and will fail to use its sleep gas.
  • While enraged, Uragaan will huff black smoke, similar to Diablos while it's enraged.
  • When explosive rocks are lying on the ground, they may be blown up simply by having Uragaan walk through them. Its chin will detonate the rocks, since it deals "damage" to them. Like other explosives, the hunter can also detonate these rocks, though it should be done from a safe distance.
    • The rocks CAN hurt Uragaan. Uragaan is also capable of sending itself into rage mode when taking damage from rocks that it smashed.
    • Uragaan may roll onto the rocks it has dislodged; either when a hunter lures it into one, or just by pure chance. There is a small chance that this will knock Uragaan onto its side, leaving it open for attack.
  • Uragaan's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • Even though Uragaan is not in Monster Hunter 4 (Ultimate), Uragaan materials are available via the Wycoon by trading with him some Gravios materials.
  • Uragaan rolls to leave an area unless it is weakened. If exhausted, it will not fall over while rolling out. It also moves slower.

Monster Hunter 3

  • In the Volcano's area 6, Uragaan can dig up to a higher shelf and roll around the area for an extended period of time. It will also travel there to rest.
  • In the mission "The Phantom Uragaan", the player fights an extremely small Uragaan. Despite its small size, it has the same statistics as a normal Uragaan. The music is also an altered version of the regular battle theme to suit the rather comic feel of fighting it.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

  • Uragaan gets a new steel blue subspecies.
  • Now, when Uragaan falls onto its side, a hunter can mine Uragaan's back or underbelly with a pickaxe.
  • When its jaw has been broken, it will become its weak-point.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • In G-rank, it can now chain its roll attack with a chin smash, while the Steel Uragaan can perform this move with an addition of soiling gas.
  • Uragaan can now perform a single chin smash, rather than always chaining several together.
  • If Uragaan is exhausted and the player changes areas, Uragaan will stop drooling, but will still act exhausted.

Monster Hunter Generations

  • Its back can be broken.
  • It huffs steam instead of black smoke when enraged.
  • Uragaan is eligible for the Hyper State.
    • Hyper Narcotoxin and Hyper Monster Bone can be obtained from Hyper Uragaan quests.

Monster Hunter: World

  • Unlike in previous games, Uragaan's jaw and face now have separate hitboxes.
  • Uragaan now also expels explosive rocks before rolling.
  • In area 6 of the Elder's Recess, which is also its resting area, the ramps on the sides of the wall enable Uragaan to roll for a prolonged period.
  • While rolling, it can be tripped by a crystalburst.
  • In Master Rank, it drops larger exploding rocks which, if it rolls over them, it will be covered in flame when rolling.

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