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Zenith Espinas are Flying Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier Z.


Physiology

An evolved Espinas that's larger and more lethal than its standard counterparts. The horn at the front of its face developed to become a long, wavy, spiked, purple-ish pink with some vein like-markings, nasal horn with a smaller one behind it. On the back of its head, the two large green red tipped horns developed into purple jagged, and bent down and forward horns, while the spikes right above its yellow eyes have turned purple-ish pink. The red thorn-like spikes on its neck through tail developed to become longer and purple-ish pink, the wing claws and talons also have turned such a color. Lastly it has green vines with purple thorns draped all across the body.

Abilities

Like Espinas, it will charge at hunters with incredible speeds with its horns and if it sometimes missed Zenith Espinas will quickly turn back to use its developed nose horn to hit the missing target. Also, it can shoot toxic fireballs which cause both Poison and Paralysis upon impact.

Interesting enough, it can shoot toxic fireballs with paralysis at hunters by swinging its neck while holding the projectile in its mouth to later shoot it at the target. It can also launched itself toward hunters with the toxic fireball in its mouth.

What made it unique is when it jumped in the air, Zenith Espinas will create a strong gust to blow hunters and shoot a toxic fireball on the ground to temporary caused a venomous cloud with Noxious Poison that will rapidly takes a hunter's health.

Behavior

Like Espinas, hunters will usually see it sleeping in Area 7 of the Great Forest, or the Flower Field. It maybe be calm in this state, but when woken up from hunters attacking it, Zenith Espinas will jump in the air to make a strong gust beneath and shoot toxic fireballs in random directions. After landing on the ground, it will be in Rage Mode.

Interesting enough, it travels in with two Espinas as a group walking throughout Great Forest. This tells us Zenith Espinas might be a social Flying Wyvern that sticks with its counterpart.

Habitat

Like normal Espinas, it mostly lives in the Great Forest and Flower Field to blend in with its environment to not interfere with other predators, or Hunters.


Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Espinas

FrontierGen-Espinas Render 001

Main Article: Espinas


Game Appearances

Main Series

  • None

Frontier

Spinoffs

  • None


In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Frontier Z
FrontierGen-Espinas Icon (?)

Music Themes

MHFZ GR200 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHFZ GR200 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHF-Z: Zenith Monster Theme (hr200/400)
MHFZ GR600 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHFZ GR600 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHF-Z: Zenith Monster Theme (hr600)
MHFZ GR800 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHFZ GR800 辿異種モンスターのBGM

MHF-Z: Zenith Monster Theme (hr800)



Notes

General Notes


  • Zenith Espinas developed part is its head, its nasal horn more specifically.
  • When enraged, Zenith Espinas has bright purple vein-like patterns appear on its wings, alongside a symbol-esque pattern of the same color appearing on its chest, and it huffs toxic smoke.
  • Its horn, chest, wings and back can be broken, and its tail can be severed.



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