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Monster Hunter Rise Monsters Guide

Written by 

Katie Memmott

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4th Jun 2021 13:48

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Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch released on March 26 and has already become an obsession for many MH fans, with dozens of creatures to hunt down and slaughter, alongside a plethora of weapons to get to grips with and utilise for maximum potency. 

There are a total of 61 monsters in Monster Hunter Rise, but where do you find them, and how do you kill them?

Let's go through the massive number of monsters available in the action RPG, by size and type, and give you some handy tips on how to take down the beasts.

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Size

Unlike the numerous types of monsters, there are only two size categories - small or large. There are 26 small monsters, and 35 large monsters to trophy-hunt. 

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Types 

There are 15 types of monsters to find and eliminate, from flying to swimming types, and more.

Click each type to learn more about the monsters. 

  1. Amphibians
  2. Bird Wyverns
  3. Brute Wyverns
  4. Fanged Beasts
  5. Fanged Wyverns
  6. Fishes
  7. Flying Wyverns
  8. Herbivores
  9. Leviathans
  10. Lynians
  11. Neopterons
  12. Piscine Wyverns
  13. Snake Wyverns
  14. Temnocerans
  15. Elder Dragons
     

Amphibians

There are only two amphibious monsters in Monster Hunter Rise - Tetranadon and Zamite. 

Tetranadon

Size - Large

How To Kill - Tetranadon's sumo-like attacks are slow, and knocked out of its bloated state, the monster is vulnerable for a few seconds, allowing you to get damaging hits in.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins or Frost Islands

Zamite

Size - Small

How To Kill - Weak to Fire and Thunder, elemental weapons are the way forward to hunt down Zamite.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Bird Wyverns

There are 12 Bird Wyvern type monsters, with a bipedal stance and functional wings.

Aknosom

Size - Large

How To Kill - Its attacks are based around the Fire element, so Water is a good shout to take down Aknosom.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins or Frost Islands

Baggi

Size - Small

How To Kill - Weak to Fire, but can put enemies to sleep for a few seconds via a special spit.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Gargwa

Size - Small

How To Kill - A docile monster who is weak to most elements, including Fire, Water, Ice, and Thunder. Almost seems a shame to kill the poor, defenceless thing.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Locations

Great Baggi

Size - Large

How To Kill - Great Baggi are matured male Baggi that control their own pack, commanding them to encircle hunters. They also spit tranquillizing liquid but are still vulnerable to Fire.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Great Izuchi

Size - Large

How To Kill - Thunder and Water are the Great Izuchi's weaknesses, but it is constantly in a pack of three, so be prepared for a battle.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins or Frost Islands

Great Wroggi

Size - Large

How To Kill - Basically a poisonous salamander, the Great Wroggi is weak to Ice, and like the Great Baggi, is usually surrounded by a pack of its smaller counterparts.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins

Jaggi

Size - Small

How To Kill - Noisy creatures, but easily slain with Fire.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Jaggia

Size - Small

How To Kill - The female of the Jaggi species, and dealt with in the same firey way.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Izuchi

Size - Small

How To Kill - Part of a herd lead by a Great Izuchi, take it down with little to no effort.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins or Frost Islands

Kulu-Ya-Ku

Size - Large

How To Kill - A Dodo-esque bird monster, the Kulu-Ya-Ku can stun enemies, but is weak to Water.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns

Pukei-Pukei

Size - Large

How To Kill - A version of a flying chameleon, this monster is prone to retreating, which is when you can use that advantage to attack with Thunder.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Sandy Plains

Wroggi

Size - Small

How To Kill - Accompanying an alpha leader (Great Wroggi) these smaller Wroggi are still poisonous, but weak to Ice.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins, Lava Caverns

Brute Wyverns

There are only two Brute Wyverns in Monster Hunter Rise, and are typified by their flightless status.

Anjanath

Size - Large

How To Kill - With the capability to severe Anjanath's tail and break its legs, it's pretty much game over once you get a few good shots in.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest, Lava Caverns

Barroth

Size - Large

How To Kill - Peaceful but territorial, Barroth has two states - muddy and clean, where it will be susceptible to elemental Water and Fire damage respectively.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Fanged Beasts

There are eight total Fanged Beasts in Monster Hunter Rise, which are fast mammals without wings.

Arzuros

Size - Large

How To Kill - Arzuros is a "blue bear beast", although he bears (get it?) more resemblance to a badger. Owner of a big set of claws, they are weakest to Fire.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins

Bishaten

Size - Large 

How To Kill - This acrobatic Griffin-esque creature can utilise its incredible flexibility to spin its whole body, and stand on its tail for long periods of time, throwing fruit at its enemies (which can both poison and stun). It can also fly, so... proceed with caution. Ranged weapons are probably best, catch the monster off-guard and have at it.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest

Bombadgy

Size - Small

How To Kill - This Tanuki Beast is just adorable. Flammable gas fills its body as a defensive mechanism, making it a living bomb - so attack from range. 

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins

Bullfango

Size - Small

How To Kill - An aggressive warthog monster who travels in herds, and are very territorial. Stay away if you can, and if not, Fire is the best bet.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins, 

Goss Harag

Size - Large 

How To Kill - A particularly difficult monster to kill, as it can attack from range and with incredible speed. Goss Harag inhales cold air to freeze its own bodily fluids, then spitting this freezing liquid into blades of ice with which it attacks. Not only this, it can create shockwaves and jump pretty high too. Keep a safe distance when attacking, and dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!

Where To Find - Frost Islands 

Lagombi

Size - Large

How To Kill - The White Rabbit Beast is weak to Fire and Thunder, but will attempt to defend itself by throwing chunks of ice.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Rajang

Size - Large

How To Kill - Elemental Ice damage is the only way to take down a ferocious Rajang.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest

Volvidon

Size - Large

How To Kill - Much like an armadillo, Volvidon is covered in plates that enable it to roll into a ball to crush hunters, along with spitting paralyzing liquids. Weak to Water.

Where To Find - Lava Caverns, Sandy Plains

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Fanged Wyverns

Quadrupedal and wingless, there are four Fanged Wyvern monsters in Monster Hunter Rise.

Jagras

Size - Small

How To Kill - Very quick and will swarm prey as a pack, but are quick to retreat. Weak to Thunder and Fire.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest

Magnamalo

Size - Large

How To Kill - This monster is plain evil. Along with relentless attacks, when it has consumed another monster, purple gas rises from its body - named "Hellfire", making the attacks even more devastating. Thankfully, Magnamalo's face, forelegs, and back can be wounded, and its tail can be severed, so, that's something.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Lava Caverns

Tobi-Kadachi

Size - Large

How To Kill - Basically an electric dragon with the gliding abilities of a flying squirrel, it picks up static electricity in its fur by brushing against trees,then uses it to perform increased Thunder attacks. Weak to Water.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest 

Zinogre

Size - Large

How To Kill - A solitary hunter, Zinogre is heavy but agile and can 'charge' itself by summoning Thunderbugs. Throughout this charging state,the creature is left vulnerable to attacks, and you will have around 6-7 seconds to stagger it, cancel the charge, and get some hits in.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest

Fishes

Just one fish exists in Monster Hunter Rise, but don't be fooled - this fish has fight.

Gajau

Size - Small

How To Kill -  Gajau are so aggressive, they will jump out of the water to attack Hunters on land, then slowly creep back to their watery home, leaving you with time to attack with Fire.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Frost Islands

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Locations

Flying Wyverns

Large, bipedal monsters with two wings (or in some cases, quadrupedal) there are eight total Flying Wyverns to hunt in Monster Hunter Rise.

Barioth

Size - Large

How To Kill -  Challenging to kill, but satisfying to do so. Spiky scales and tusks adorn Ice-type Barioth, but it is weak to Fire.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Basarios

Size - Large

How To Kill -  A rocky monster, Basarios is well protected and can burrow underground for even more cover. Due to its size, it is slow-moving. Attack with Water when it is vulnerable.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns,

Diablos

Size - Large

How To Kill -  As the name suggests, Diablos are devilish monsters, with massive horns above their piercing red demonic eyes. Their legs possess immense power and use this strength to run at high speed to attack with their horns. Susceptible to Ice. 

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Khezu

Size - Large

How To Kill -  Amphibious-looking cave-dwellers vulnerable to Fire.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Nargacuga

Size - Large 

How To Kill  Nargacuga resembles a black panther, and can attack with its spiked tail and bladed wings, and may also sneak up on a Hunter. As it rests on high trees, ranged weapons like Bows will work well here, as well as elemental Thunder/Fire damage.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins

Rathalos

Size - Large

How To Kill -  These "Kings of the Skies" possess a spiny armoured hide, who stalk prey from the air before diving in for the kill. Weakest to Ice/Water.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Lava Caverns

Rathian

Size - Large

How To Kill -  These "Queens of the Land" can produce flaming projectiles from her maw, and will be especially deadly if you try to steal her eggs. Vulnerable to Thunder.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins, Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns

Herbivores

As in real life, Herbivores in Monster Hunter Rise are plant-eating, docile creatures, who exist in both mammalian and reptilian forms. Ther are six Herbivores to hunt in MHR.

Anteka

Size - Small

How To Kill -  Anteka live in snowy regions, and resemble Reindeer, attacking with their antlers. Passive, so taken down by most means.

Where To Find - Frost Islands

Kelbi

Size - Small

How To Kill - Gentle small creatures, Kelbi run around in packs, and will jump 4 times, stop for a few seconds, and continue hopping - during which time they can be slain easily.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Sandy Plains, Shrine Ruins

Kestodon

Size - Small 

How To Kill - Kestodon are aggressive and will turn hostile once located, and will charge. Their charges can be blocked, leaving the Hunter time to attack.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Popo

Size - Small

How To Kill - Minature mammoth-esque creatures, Popo is docile and will run when threatened.

Where To Find -  Frost Islands

Rhenoplos

Size - Small

How To Kill - Rhenoplos is quadrupedal, with an armoured body and a small nose horn surrounded by a frill. Their sight isn't great, but their sense of smell and hearing alerts them to Hunters easily, and upon detection they will charge.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns

Slagtoth

Size - Small

How To Kill - Weak to Thunder and Ice.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Lava Caverns

Leviathans

There are six total Leviathans in Monster Hunter Rise, and these large wyverns specialise in swimming.

Almudron

Size - Large

How To Kill - Almudron is a huge Leviathan that lives in bogland and uses mud to attack. Almudron can create mud walls and mud piles too, so get ready to dodge attacks, and stay up close to avoid the debris it flings.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest

Ludroth

Size - Small

How To Kill - Hard to hit underwater, so wait until they are lured out onto land, then use Fire attacks.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Lava Caverns,

Mizutsune

Size - Large

How To Kill - Known as the "Bubble Fox Wyvern", Mizutsune breathes movement-debilitating bubbles at its enemies but is weak to Thunder damage.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Frost Islands, Flooded Forest

Royal Ludroth

Size - Large

How To Kill - This spongey yellow behemoth produces mucus globules to spit at Hunters, forces water out of its mane to knock back enemies, but is weak to Fire.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Lava Caverns

Somnacanth

Size - Large

How To Kill - Known as the "Mermaid Wyvern", Somnacanth uses Sleep attacks, producing sleep-inducing particles and spraying it to send its foes to sleep. This monster also stands on its tail during combat, making it hard to reach with non-ranged weapons.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Frost Islands

Uroktor

Size - Small

How To Kill - Uroktor can tunnel through solid volcanic rock, and are weak to Water.

Where To Find - Lava Caverns

Lynians

Lynians are smart, small, and mammalian. They live in tribes like primates, with a recognised leader. There are only two types of Lynian monster in MHR, and both resemble cats.

Felyne

Size - Small

How To Kill - Don't kill it! Felyne is your feline pal, and will assist Hunters as Felyne Chefs or Felyne Comrades.

Where To Find - All Areas

Melynx

Size - Small

How To Kill - Don't kill it! Melynx are also helper kitties, who either take jobs or take on the role of a thief, attempting to steal items from Hunters and if successful, run away and dig underground.

Where To Find - All Areas

Neopterons

Neopterons are insectoid creatures, ranging from minuscule to massive in size. Some can fly, while others cannot. There are only two types of Neopteron in MHR.

Altaroth

Size - Small

How To Kill - Altaroth can shoot a liquid from their abdomens, which will inflict a brief defence drop. They are honestly pretty weak to anything and everything - have at it!

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Sandy Plains 

Bnahabra

Size - Small

How To Kill - Bnahabra can cause paralysis with their stingers, but are weak to Fire.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Frost Islands

Monster Hunter Rise Monster List

Piscine Wyverns

Piscine Wyverns are wyvern-like fish who are torpid on land. There are only a couple of Piscine Wyverns in Monster Hunter Rise.

Delex

Size - Small

How To Kill -  Use a fast weapon like Blades rather than unwieldy Great Swords for these agile alligator-like creatures, who possess the ability to "swim" through sand and spit out sandblasts at Hunters.

Where To Find - Sandy Plains

Jyuratodus

Size - Large

How To Kill - Jyuratodus can cover its body in mud for protection and roll in it to cover its body, protecting it from its biggest vulnerability - Thunder.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest

Snake Wyverns

These serpentine monsters have long, snake-like bodies and forked tongues, and only one of them exists within Monster Hunter Rise.

Remobra

Size - Small

How To Kill - This poisonous snakey boi spit venom and utilise flying lunges, and are weak to Water.

Where To Find - Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest, Frost Islands, Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns

Monster Hunter Rise Monster Locations

Temnocerans

There are only two of the arachnoid monsters in Monster Hunter Rise.

Rachnoid

Size - Small

How To Kill - Rachnoid are the young of Rakna-Kadaki, and pose no threat to even a beginner Hunter.

Where To Find - Lava Caverns, Sandy Plains

Rakna-Kadaki

Size - Large

How To Kill - Rakna-Kadaki spits web-silk from its mouth, and can also scatter a stream of burning gas from its mouth. Weak to Ice.

Where To Find - Lava Caverns, Sandy Plains

Elder Dragons

Three Elder Dragons exist in MHR, and are very rare with tremendous power that have lived since ancient times. Tracking them down is difficult, and hunting them is harder still.

Chameleos

Size - Large

How To Kill - Unpredictable to battle against, Chameleos can camouflage itself by using the electricity in its skin, refracting light which makes its body invisible. Its breath can create a thick mist to reduce visibility as well as form toxic clouds. Thankfully, it is very sensitive to Fire Element on the chest, front legs, and tail.

Where To Find - Flooded Forest, Shrine Ruins

Thunder Serpent Narwa

Size - Large

How To Kill - Weak to Ice, she is Wind Serpent Ibushi's "queen".

Where To Find - Coral Palace

Wind Serpent Ibushi

Size - Large

How To Kill - This Elder Dragon was introduced in Monster Hunter Rise, and he is hunting for his Queen (Narwa), and uses gas powers to float and fly. Weak to Fire and Dragon elemental attacks.

Where To Find - Red Stronghold

 

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