Zinogre is a Fanged Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.


Zinogre is a quadrupedal monster with superficially lupine features. It has highly developed limbs, sharp fangs and claws. Its forelegs are extremely powerful and can kill prey in one brutal blow. Despite its hulking size, Zinogre is very agile and is able to perform many impressive aerial and land-based maneuvers. The spikes on its body mostly lie flat, but when it has built up an electric charge they stick out vertically into the air.


Uniquely, Zinogre can 'charge' itself by summoning Thunderbugs from the vicinity, utilizing their natural electrical abilities for its own purposes, during which time its claws will emit blue light similar to the markings on its back.

This charge can be lost if Zinogre takes enough damage; if this occurs Zinogre becomes much less aggressive as a result (at least until it can build up another charge). If the charge is lost, Zinogre will at some point attempt to gather Thunderbugs in order to increase its attack power. During this charging state, Zinogre is left vulnerable to attacks, and Hunters have approximately 6-7 seconds to stagger Zinogre and cancel the process.

The charge has two levels; first, a weaker preliminary charge will form, and if Zinogre charges up again, a stronger charge will form. Each state of charge means Zinogre will deal a corresponding level of damage and become more agile, but beware; Zinogre can enter a traditional enraged state even in its final charge state. At this point its body will glow an electrical blue and its attacks increase even more in power. If the hunter is hit by its electrical attacks, it will cause Thunderblight.

The states of charge can be determined aesthetically; after its first charge, numerous Thunderbugs fly around Zinogre's body, and after the second, all Zinogre's fur stands on end in spiked clumps to release excess electricity.


Zinogre are solitary hunters, roaming their territory for prey. They are aggressive and will attack intruders on sight.


Zinogre inhabits mostly temperate mountainous areas such as the Misty Peaks and Heaven's Mount.


The name Zinogre is simply an English spelling of the original Japanese name, ジンオウガ (Jin'ōga).

Game Appearances

Game Data

MHP3 Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Information is taken from mhp3rd.net.

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horns (x2)
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Left Claw (x1)
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Right Claw (x1)
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Back (x1)
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Tail (Sever)
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For carves and materials from other games, see Zinogre Carves

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate


For more information, see Zinogre Equipment

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Zinogre Icon.png 雷光を帯びたその姿から “雷狼竜” とも呼ばれる牙獣種。起伏の激しい山林に棲むためか、かぎ爪は鋭く、四肢は強靭に発達している。狩りの際には無数の雷光虫を集める事で、まとう電力を飛躍的に高めているとされ、超帯電状態と呼ばれる姿に変化する。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Zinogre Icon.png Fanged wyverns whose bodies are streaked with electricity. Sharp claws and strong limbs allow them to thrive in mountainous terrain. During hunts, they gather numerous Thunderbugs to boost their power and enter a supercharged state.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png 電光を帯びたその姿から”雷狼竜”とも呼ばれる牙竜種。 起伏の激しい山林に棲むため、かぎ爪は鋭く、四肢は強靭に発達している。 狩りの際には無数の雷光虫を集める事で、まとう電力を飛躍的に高めているとされ、超帯電状態と呼ばれる姿に変化する。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Fanged wyverns whose bodies are streaked with electricity. Sharp claws and strong limbs allow them to thrive in mountainous terrain. During hunts, they gather numerous Thunderbugs to boost their power and enter a supercharged state.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Fanged wyverns whose bodies are streaked with electricity. Sharp claws and strong limbs allow them to thrive in mountainous terrain. During hunts, they gather numerous Thunderbugs to boost their power and enter a supercharged state.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Lightning courses through the fur and unique plating of this fanged wyvern. It is most deadly in its supercharged state.
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Fanged wyverns whose bodies are streaked with electricity. Sharp claws and strong limbs allow them to thrive in mountainous terrain. During hunts, they gather numerous Thunderbugs to boost their power and enter a supercharged state.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Zinogre Icon.png Fanged Wyverns that store the electrical energy of the countless Thunderbugs that they gather.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png (?)

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Thunderlord Zinogre

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Main Article: Thunderlord Zinogre

A Deviant of Zinogre first appearing in Monster Hunter Generations.

Howling Zinogre

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Main Article: Howling Zinogre

Howling Zinogre (Japanese: 極み吼えるジンオウガ) is an Extreme Individual version of Zinogre first appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier Z.

Immortal Zinogre

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Main Article: Immortal Zinogre

A Variant of Zinogre first appearing in Monster Hunter Explore.

FFBE Zinogre

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Main Article: FFBE Zinogre

A Special Species of Zinogre first appearing in Monster Hunter Explore.

Apex Zinogre

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Main Srticle: Apex Zinogre

An Apex (MHRise) version of Zinogre first appearing in Monster Hunter Rise.


For more images, see Zinogre Photo Gallery

Music Themes

Monster_Hunter_Portable_3rd-_"Thunder_Wolf_Wyvern"_Jinouga's_Theme MHP3: Zinogre Battle Theme

MHW_Iceborne_OST_Zinogre_Theme MHWIB: Zinogre Battle Theme

MHW_Iceborne_OST_Zinogre_Mount_Theme MHWIB: Zinogre Mount Theme

Monster_Hunter_Rise_Zinogre_ジンオウガTheme MHRise: Zinogre Battle Theme


General Notes:

  • Zinogre's body is highly conductive of electricity, but it cannot produce any on its own. As a result, it shares a symbiotic relationship with Thunderbugs, which supply it with the electrical energy it needs in exchange for protection.
  • Its claws and back can be broken and the tail can be severed and carved once. The horns can also be broken twice; the first time its right horn chips, and the second time half of the left horn breaks off.
  • Zinogre preys on GargwaAptonoth or feeds on carcasses (depending on where it's fought) when its Stamina is low.
    • Zinogre also has a pin attack which it only uses when it is low on Stamina.
  • If left alone, even when not encountered, it will sometimes charge up on its own.
  • Zinogre's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • According to one of the Uniqlo Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, the size of the foot of a Zinogre is 187 centimeters.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Notes:

  • When weak, it will sleep in Area 9 of the Misty Peaks or in Area 3 of the Deserted Island in order to recover health.
  • The earliest possible encounter with Zinogre is on the first quest where the player hunts the Bulldrome, he is completely optional for the fight though. 
  • If Zinogre has sustained heavy damage before it can charge up once, it may skip one or two states of rage and become fully enraged if allowed to charge freely.
  • Zinogre has four stages of enraged state. The final stage allows it to use a very strong back-slam attack. 
  • Zinogre's roar only affects the Hunter in its 3rd and 4th enraged state. The effect of the roar can be negated by using Earplugs.
  • Using Shock Traps on Zinogre will actually help it charge up faster. Each use adds two stages of charge to Zinogre, and in addition they are ineffective when Zinogre is already fully charged (they will explode on contact, presumably from becoming over-charged). Although Zinogre can still be captured with a Shock Trap, Pitfall Traps are a safer option.
  • When Zinogre has been hunted for the first time in its specific Village Quest in, a cutscene plays and the credits are shown.
  • When Zinogre falls down, the Hunter can use a bug net and swing it at Zinogre's back to collect Thunderbugs or Mega Thunderbugs.
    • If the hunter manages to gather twice in one fall, or break its back spikes, Zinogre will lose all of its charge. If it's enraged, though, it will only lose one charge.
    • In High Rank quest, the hunter gathers Fulgurbugs from Zinogre's back, items limited only to Zinogre. The term 'fulgur' is a Latin word that refers to lightning (or a flash of lightning).
  • It can counter a hunter by attacking immediately after its tail has been severed, much like Alatreon.
  • Zinogre is one of very few monsters that has a weapon in every category.
  • Zinogre's charge can be interrupted with enough hits, or with a Flash Bomb in front of it.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Notes:

  • Zinogre returns along with its new subspecies, the Stygian Zinogre.
  • Zinogre chains its attacks in its enraged state faster than in normal or charged mode.
  • When not charged, the G-Rank Zinogre's claws will bounce off any weapon that is not White sharpness or above. However, when it enters a charged, and even in its enraged state, the Zinogre's front claws can still be damaged by blue sharpness and occasionally even green sharpness, suggesting that its armor goes down whenever it charges up.
  • Zinogre only uses its signature move, the Thunder Summon, if it is in fully charged rage mode.
  • Zinogre's Thunder Summon has a full radius of approximately 10 steps.
  • If it's enraged, when it recovers it will immediately use the tail swipe attack. This applies only for High Rank Zinogre or G-Rank Zinogre.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Notes:

  • Zinogre can chain moves into fluid combos better than it did in the 3rd generation.
  • Zinogre's back-slam attack now has a small delay in the air before Zinogre hits the ground.
  • In high rank a fully charged Zinogre can do a charged forelimb slam after the first one which covers even more range than a normal one.
  • In G-Rank, it will release Fulgurbug orbs whenever it does certain attacks, such as the tail slam or the hipcheck. The number of orbs released depends on whether it's charged or not.
    • Zinogre is also capable of doing a charged forelimb slam even when its not charged at all. When fully charged Zinogre can do this move up to 3 times.
  • It can be affected by the Frenzy Virus and the Apex Status.
    • When affected by the Apex Status, the Zinogre's Fulgurbug orbs will cause Paralysis along with Thunderblight.
    • It can chain its attacks like Stygian Zinogre.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Notes:

  • Zinogre can normally be found in the Guiding Lands once the Forest region reaches level 2 or the Coral region reaches level 3. It can also be fought in the Ancient Forest and Coral Highlands, although only in investigations or Event quests.
    • The player will find Zinogre during their first visit to the Guiding Lands; however, it will leave the area shortly afterwards and cannot be hunted in this instance.
  • Zinogre can become enraged even when not in a supercharged state.
  • When Zinogre is knocked down, hunters can shoot their capture nets at its glowing back to obtain Fulgurbugs.
  • The electricity burst that surrounds Zinogre's body when entering its supercharged state will no longer damage players.
  • When supercharged and enraged, Zinogre gains new attacks and some of its older moves are modified.
    • Its paw slam will shoot fulgurbugs swarms forward in a spreading pattern.
    • It can release several fulgurbug swarms in a circling pattern around itself, similar to Lagiacrus's move in Monster Hunter Generations and Generations Ultimate.
    • It can perform several powerful leaping slams in succession, each one aimed at a member of the party (including palicos).
  • Zinogre's pin attack cannot be blocked, even with the Guard Up skill.
  • Zinogre will now perform its thunderstorm move at the end of a combo. This will also raise its charge level, and so it will be performed more often when it is not yet supercharged.

Monster Hunter Frontier G Notes:

  • Zinogre is an Exotic Species (遷悠種)

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