The Monster Hunter Frontier series hold many monsters not found in the main series, and as such they are kept separate from the main monsters page to keep it from getting any bigger than it needs to be. Subspecies are listed together with their main species.
If you don't see a monster listed here, it's most likely a monster that debuted in the main series, in which case you can find it here.
Additionally: Some of the names in this page use an unofficial English translation of its official Japanese Name. The name is obtained either by using Japanese translating programs or through previous existing English equivalent terms in the game. The names will be used until Capcom reveals the official English names for them.
- Appearances: Frontier
First introduced in Frontier Forward 2, Halks are small, tamable Flying Wyverns that can be trained to aid Hunters during quests, much like the Palicoes from the main series.
- Attack Animal: They serve as this to Mezeporta hunters, attacking anything on their masters' command.
- Breath Weapon: Their primary method of attack (also see Elemental Powers below).
- Divergent Character Evolution: Literally played out. Halks will eventually change in appearance, coloration and abilities depending on how you train and feed them, much like the Insect Glaive's Neopteron.
- Elemental Powers: Halks can be customized to use elemental breath weapons and defenses depending on the type of food they are regularly given.
- Familiar: Serves as a non-magical version to hunters, basically being a wyvern version of a falconer's bird.
- Flight: They're almost always hovering in the air and only come down when attacking, or after receiving a powerful blow that knocks them out of the sky. They can even be commanded to airlift their hunter handlers towards different areas of the map by using special items.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Their breath attacks manifest as long, narrow beams of energy.
- Made of Iron: Like the Felyne Comrades / Palicoes, they can't truly die; they'll just go out of commission for a while until they recover.
- Standard Status Effects: In addition to possessing elemental breath attacks, they can also be customized to use Poison, Paralysis and/or Sleep-based moves.
Chimpanzee-like creatures that inhabit the Flowery Field. Unlike many monsters, they like hunters, and will cooperate with them to bring down large monsters.
- Brats with Slingshots: While not exactly children, they use slingshots as weapons.
- Combat Medic: They help hunters by healing them as well as attacking large monsters.
- Item Caddy: They will carve fallen monsters and drop a shiny for hunters to collect when quests are completed.
- Man-Eating Plant: They protect themselves by growing these around their territory. Unfortunately for them, these plants are also the favorite food of Forokururu, which puts their livelihoods in danger whenever the Bird Wyvern appears.
- Martial Pacifist: They prefer to avoid conflict, but will relentlessly attack any large monsters that invade their territory.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: They have the faces of owls (minus the beaks) and the bodies of chimpanzees.
- Non-Malicious Monster: They only attack when provoked, and are friendly towards hunters.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: They also attack by using acorn bombs.
Goat-like creatures who inhabit the Highland, Erupe are skittish, and are wary of large monsters. That said, they are friendly, and are curious towards hunters. Perform an action in front of them, and they will mimic it.
- Eat Dirt, Cheap: They have been known to eat rocks.
- Extreme Omnigoat: They have been known to eat anything near their mouths, such as rocks.
- Fragile Speedster: They're fast, but like all Herbivores they go down quickly.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: They are friendly towards hunters, and will play with them by mimicking their actions.
Bison-like creatures that inhabit the Highland, Burukku are friendly, but are also tempermental, and will attack anyone who provokes them without fear. They often seek out Gurenzeburu for protection, and they have been known to protect it from attackers.
- Badass Adorable: The babies can fight.
- Beware the Nice Ones: They're normally friendly, but if you provoke them, they become faster, stronger Bullfangos.
- Herbivores Are Friendly: Unless when attacked.
- Kill It with Ice: Ice is the only element that does major damage to them.
- Lightning Bruiser: At least when compared to other Herbivores.
- Mama Bear/Papa Wolf: Attack the babies, and the adults will charge at you.
Hypnocatrice / Bright Hypnocatrice / Azure Hypnocatrice / Falnock
Sleeper Bird / Blue Sleep Bird / Pale Sleep Bird / Thunder Bird
Appearances (Bright): Frontier 1.5 onwards
Appearances (Azure): Frontier 3.0 onwards
Appearances (Falnock): Frontier G onwards
A relatively small True Bird Wyvern which actually looks more like a bird than others of its subtype. Sporting orange feathers and and a nasty narcotic spit, Hypnocatrices are relatively pacifistic unless provoked. Frontier 1.5 features a purple-feathered subtype, and Frontier 3.0 a blue-plumed subtype, each stronger than the last. An even stronger relative with green skin and yellow feathers named Falnock was introduced in Frontier G.
- Canon Immigrant: One of two monsters from Frontier to have appeared in the main console series, alongside Lavasioth.
- Dance Battler: All of them attack in a jumpy, erratic dance-like fashion.
- Breath Weapon: It has a spit attack that causes drowsiness. It can also spray sleeping gas in front of it while flying backwards.
- Disco Dan: Falnock's armor gives hunters this appearance.
- Feathered Fiend: They're covered in feathers, and will become aggressive upon provocation.
- Funny Afro: Falnock's mane looks like an afro.
- Instant Sedation: Its spit attack can instantly put victims to sleep.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite its unassuming looks, it is capable of darting across the battlefield in a few hops, each of which can dish out tremendous damage to any hunter foolish enough to stand in its way.
- Shock and Awe: Falnock.
- Technical Pacifist: Hypnocatrice isn't very aggressive or territorial, and would rather sedate its attackers and run away instead of killing them.
Flower Phoenix Bird
A colorful Bird Wyvern that resides in the Flower Field. By sucking the nectar of various flowers, it can use a wide range of abilities. So far, it is the only monster capable of inflicting the Dark status.
- Arch-Enemy: It serves as this to the Uruki as it feeds on the plants they use for self-defense.
- Cowardly Lion: While normally timid, it overcomes its fear when it feeds on nectar, which is due to it gaining new abilities from it.
- Feathered Fiend: Most of its body is covered in feathers, and while normally timid, it becomes aggressive after feeding on nectar.
- Healing Shiv: If it sucks up green nectar, it can heal hunters.
- Interface Screw: Can cause the screen to turn black if it inflicts the Dark status on you.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Forokururu
- Playing with Fire: If it sucks up red nectar, it can use fire-based attacks.
- Standard Status Effects: Can inflict the Poison, Paralysis, Sleep, and Soiled effects onto you.
Shining Thunder Bird
A phoenix-like Bird Wyvern introduced in Frontier G9. Toridcless can gather solar energy and convert it into lightning. It is said to be both mild-mannered and arrogant.
- Feathered Fiend: When engaged in battle. It's otherwise said to be mild-mannered.
- Kill It with Water: Its main weakness is Water.
- Light 'em Up: It can emit powerful flashes similar to Gypceros.
- Noble Bird of Prey: It's very similar to a hawk, and it's a powerful, majestic creature.
- The Fighting Narcissist: It's said to be arrogant in battle due to its colorful fighting style.
- The Power of the Sun: It gets its electric powers from solar energy.
- Shock and Awe: It converts solar energy into lightning, and uses it to bring down foes.
- Toothy Bird: Has prominent fangs despite being a Bird Wyvern.
Black Flying Wyvern
A mysterious Flying Wyvern introduced in Frontier Forward 1.0. Due to there being no information whatsoever regarding its existence, the Guild has classified it as an "Unknown" species. It bears semblance to a Rathian, thus leading players to nickname it "Black Rathian", although it has minor design differences when looked at closely.
- All Your Powers Combined: It can use the moves commonly used by other monsters, such as the hipcheck, Gravios' fart and fire beam, Monoblos' roar and tail smash, Nargacuga's spikeshot, and more.
- Animalistic Abomination: Has shades of this. While it outwardly resembles a Rath-species wyvern, its abilities far surpass anything other flying wyverns possess, and its demonic appearance is otherwordly.
- Blow You Away: The Supremacy version can generate a large tornado of black wind, which is strong enough to rip out chunks of stone from the surroundings and drop them on hunters.
- Casting a Shadow: The Supremacy version can create Dragon-element storms that darken the area.
- Dark Is Evil: It's jet black with crimson spikes, and the Supremacy version can create dark storms. It's also highly aggressive.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Can throw boulders once it reaches its fourth Rage Mode.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Interface Screw: The Supremacy version can create a Dragon element storm that turns the screen pitch black. The only thing visible during this is its eyes.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern). The Supremacy version has it's own theme.
- No-Sell: At the last level of rage, it becomes immune to all status ailments and most elements.
- Nothing Is Scarier: The Guild has classified this creature as an "Unknown" due to there being absolutely no information about it in the records, which makes it even more frightening.
- Playing with Fire: Its main method of attack is spewing fireballs and fiery beams at hunters.
- Stone Wall: It starts off slow and sluggish to attack, and is somewhat peaceful. Once it becomes enraged...
- Poisonous Person: Its tail is loaded with venom.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Though it's unclear if it's evil or not, it certainly is vicious.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: During its last few Rage Mode stages, its eyes will begin glowing bright red, similar to Nargacuga.
- Unstoppable Rage: It has a total of seven different Rage Modes, each with an increasing amount of power. Once it enters them, it won't exit them until you kill or repel it.
Bright Field Wyvern
Little is known about this monster, other than that it resides in the Tower and uses the Light element. It bears semblance to a Rathalos, but has minor design differences when looked at closely.
- Death from Above: It can dive bomb hunters, and can make light rain from the sky.
- Leitmotif: Zerureusu has two themes that change as the battle progresses.
- Light 'em Up: Zerureusu can use the Light element, which is a combination of Fire and Thunder.
- Light Is Not Good: It's white and blue, and can control light. It's also highly aggressive.
- No-Sell: It is immune to Shock Traps.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Its eyes glow red.
- Wave Motion Gun: It can fire a beam of light from its mouth.
- Spikes of Doom: It can shoot spikes at you.
Espinas / Espinas Subspecies / Espinas Rare Species / Meraginasu
Thorn Wyvern / Brown Thorn Wyvern / White Thorn Wyvern / Black Drill Wyvern
A thorny Flying Wyvern first introduced in Frontier Season 2, Espinas is unusually passive; it is often found sleeping, and even when disturbed, it barely responds to attacks. However, if enough damage is dealt, it becomes a lot more brutal, using quick charges and toxic fireballs to defend itself. Frontier Season 2.5 introduces a brown subspecies with orange spikes that resides in the Tower and Gorge, and Frontier Season 5 introduces a white subspecies with purple spikes that resides in the Great Forest Peak, each stronger than the last. Frontier G3 introduces an even stronger relative with black scales and orange spikes named Meraginasu.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The Espinas is, for a wyvern, a real Gentle Giant. Not only is it one of the few monsters which will it not attack you on sight, but it will continue to ignore you as you attack it. It'll just sleep and walk around minding it's own business, only hurting you if you get too close to it's feet or tail as it moves around. However, keep hitting it and it will go berserk and wail on you with lots of powerful and swift attacks. After a few minutes of being left alone, it will calm back down. According to Word of God, it's capable of defeating Elder Dragons, and is listed as an Elder Dragon-level monster due to its sheer power.
- Casting a Shadow: Meraginasu uses the Darkness element, which is a combination of Ice and Dragon.
- Disability Immunity: Meraginasu is blind, and thus is immune to Flash Bombs.
- Glass Cannon: When enraged, they trade their amazingly high defense for offense.
- Gratuitous Spanish/Meaningful Name: Espina means "thorn" in Spanish. So, basically, its name is Thorns.
- No-Sell: Meraginasu is immune to Flash Bombs due to it being blind. It is also immune to Sonic Bombs due to them having a different sound frequency.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Meraginasu
- Playing with Fire: It uses poisonous fireballs to defend itself.
- Poisonous Person: Its fireballs are toxic.
- Stone Wall: They have high defense, and will not attack. That is, until they get enraged.
Berukyurosu / Doragyurosu
Dance Thunder Wyvern / Obscure Thunder Wyvern
A Flying Wyvern first introduced in Frontier Season 4, it is characterized by its long quills and electric attacks. It is also highly intelligent, able to learn the attack patterns of hunters and counter them. Season 8 introduces a white-haired subspecies that can use the Dragon element, named Doragyurosu.
- Artificial Brilliance: Berukyurosu can learn the attack patterns of hunters, and will either counter them or attack and evade accordingly. It will also change its behavior depending on what weapon is used. For instance, if a hunter uses a Sword and Shield or Dual Swords against them, it will unleash roaming electric balls to interrupt their attacks. This reflects its ecology, which refers to it as a highly intelligent and adaptable creature.
- Combat Tentacles: Their quill-like appendages can be used to strike hunters from afar.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Doragyurosu can use its quills to pull boulders out of the ground and fling them at foes.
- Genius Bruiser: Berukyurosu is highly intelligent and adaptive, being able to learn hunters' attack patterns and counter them, and is also very powerful, having electrical powers comparable to those of Rajang.
- Glass Cannon: Doragyurosu isn't as sturdy as Berukyurosu, but its strength is more pronounced.
- Kill It with Fire: Doragyurosu's main weakness is Fire.
- Kill It with Ice: Berukyurosu's main weakness is Ice.
- Know When To Fold Them: Berukyurosu has been known to run away when confronted by threats it can't handle, as shown when it got ambushed by an opposing Dyuragaua in a trailer for Frontier Season 8.
- Lightning Bruiser: Berukyurosu moves quickly, has powerful attacks, and is equipped with a hard shell that's handy for defense.
- Not Quite Dead: The Phantom and Supremacy Doragyurosu appear to die when enough damage is dealt, but rise again with newfound power, starting the real battle.
- Playing Possum: The Phantom and Supremacy Doragyurosu will feign death before revealing their abilities.
- Power Incontinence: if Berukyurosu's horn is broken along with its back and wings, it will lose control of its power and injure itself. Doragyurosu doesn't have this drawback.
- Shock and Awe: Berukyurosu.
- Suicide Attack: Berukyurosu will occasionally engage in suicide blowouts when near death. This is bad if you're planning on capturing it.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Doragyurosu.
- The Dreaded: Phantom and Supremacy Doragyurosu are feared both in-universe and by Frontier players due to their immense power. In fact, the latter is said to be so powerful that it can instantly kill most large monsters with ease.
- Turns Red:
- Their hair turns orange when enraged.
- There is a rare chance to meet a Hardcore Doragyurosu locked in Rage Mode known as the Phantom Doragyurosu.
- The Supremacy Doragyurosu is a more literal spin on this trope, as it turns red from rage due to burning its own skin. It's also unbelievably powerful, even stronger than the Phantom Doragyurosu, who's pretty powerful in its own right. This thing is feared for a reason.
- Whip It Good: They can use their long quill-like appendages to attack hunters.
- The Worf Effect: A Berukyurosu was forced to flee following a one-sided battle with the Dyuragaua in a trailer for Frontier Season 8.
A Flying Wyvern first introduced in Frontier Season 9, Gurenzeburu inhabits the Highland. It primarily uses its horn and water blasts to attack. Despite its reputation as a violent brute, it has been known to protect the Highland's herbivores from predators.
- Blood Knight: It is remarkably violent, so much that the Guild nicknamed it Banryu (Barbaric Dragon).
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: It may be vicious, but it peacefully coexists with the herbivores in the Highland and will protect them from predators.
- Gasshole: Can release a paralyzing gas if it suffers paralysis itself.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: It can't use the paralyzing gas unless you paralyze it yourself.
- Improvised Lightning Rod: At HR 100, it can sling the spikes on its tail as traps for hunters. When a storm is present, they attract lightning from above, which can potentially kill the target in a single hit. This attack alone has lead to many quest failures.
- Land Mine Goes "Click!": The spikes become land mines if a storm isn't brewing.
- Making a Splash: Uses water beams in battle.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Its title is the Barbarian Wyvern.
- Rhino Rampage: It can charge at hunters like a rhinoceros.
- Standard Status Effects: Can paralyze and stun hunters.
- Wave Motion Gun: Can fire water beams.
Violent Saw Wyvern
A Flying Wyvern with characteristics of a carpenter shark, Anorupatisu uses its long, barbed horn to help it swim through thick ice. It primarily attacks by gouging opponents with its horn and blasting them with ice. When low on health, it uses the Dragon element to enhance its attacks.
- An Ice Person: It can attack hunters by spitting ice at them.
- Die or Fly: Can utilize the Dragon element when low on health.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Its title is the Violent Saw Wyvern.
- Threatening Shark: It has some characteristics of a carpenter shark, such as the tail and the long, barbed horn.
- Our Dragons Are Different: It's a Dragon-elemental wyvern that shares traits with carpenter sharks.
- The Rival: Is implied to be this to Pokaradon, as Frontier G's second trailer shows it fighting one.
An amphibious Flying Wyvern that primarily attacks by regurgitating food. It is gluttonous, gorging itself until it pukes. Unlike many monsters, it does not have a Rage Mode. Its saliva determines what kind of meat it wants; white means Raw, purple means Poisoned, blue means Drugged, and yellow means Tainted. Feeding it the right type of meat will make it stop attacking, making it easier to hunt. However, it will become more aggressive if fed the wrong type of meat.
- Achilles' Heel: Feeding it the right kind of meat will make it calm down and stop attacking, making it easier to hunt.
- Berserk Button:
- Feeding it the wrong type of meat will make it throw a temper tantrum and violently thrash about.
- It also does not like being attacked when its belly is full, as doing so will make it unable to digest the food it ate. Making it flinch in this state will make it puke on you in retaliation.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: It is immune to the Poison, Paralysis and Sleep conditions due to it eating large amounts of toxic food.
- Big Eater: Its defining trait is its gluttony, with it constantly eating everything in sight until it vomits.
- Extreme Omnivore: They will eat anything they can find.
- Fartillery: The Thirsty variant introduced in Frontier G9 can propel itself forward by farting.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The colour of its saliva determines what kind of meat it wants; blue means Drugged, yellow means Tainted, purple means Poisoned, and white means Raw.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It is considered to be weak for its rank, and the battle becomes a complete joke if it's fed the right meat, since it doesn't even attack; it just walks around, letting you hit. Even the Hardcore version is weak when compared to the others. Despite this, it can be a credible threat at times; some have been found with Gold Rajang pelts in their stomachs, of all things.
- Making a Splash: Its barf attacks deal Water damage.
- Mighty Glacier: It hits hard, but is very slow.
- Nightmare Face: Supremacy Pariapuria looks pretty unsettling, to say the least.◊
- Standard Status Effects: Depending on what kind of meat it ate, Pariapuria's puke can inflict either the Poison, Paralysis, or Sleep effects, as well as the Soiled effect. It can also throw boulders that stun whoever they hit.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- While it is weak for its rank, the Hardcore version is certainly an improvement of the original; it is harder to trick into eating meat, can use barf attacks without having to be fed, and gains two new suction attacks that can overwhelm unsuspecting hunters.
- Thought regular Pariapuria and the Hardcore version were too easy? Try fighting the Supremacy version. Not only does it gain an insane boost to its power and speed, it also receives four new attacks that will wreck unprepared hunters: a sliding side bite that throws rocks around followed by a powerful charge, a barf beam that sucks in nearby hunters followed by a giant slime ball, jumping into the air, producing wind that will knock you over, then slamming down onto you, and a near death flying attack that is surprisingly fast and powerful.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: This occurs whenever it uses barf attacks.
- Warm-Up Boss: Pariapuria serves as an introduction to unique mechanics found in high-level monsters; while it is large and hits hard, it is very slow, lacks range outside of its boulder throw and barf attack, has no Rage Mode (though it does get angry if fed the wrong meat), and can be rendered a non-threat by feeding it the meat it wants. The colour of its saliva easily determines what kind of meat it wants as well; blue means Drugged, yellow means Tainted, purple means Poisoned, and white means Raw. The Hardcore and Supremacy versions aren't so easy to beat, however.
Dyuragaua / Mi Ru
Ice Fox Wyvern / Black Fox Wyvern
Appearances (Mi Ru): Frontier G2 onwards
A fox-like Flying Wyvern with control over ice, Dyuragaua was a recently discovered species seen residing in an hidden area of the Tower called the Nest Hole, suggesting that it had avoided human contact for a long time. Frontier G2 introduces an even stronger relative with black skin and white crystals covering its body named Mi Ru.
- Achilles' Heel: Dyuragaua takes an incredible amount of damage from poison, and the damage it takes from poisoning doubles in HR 100 Gou. However, its resistance to poison skyrockets every time it is inflicted.
- An Ice Person: Dyuragaua.
- Counter Attack: When Dyuragaua jumps back with its tail in the air and one arm in front of it, it will wait for hunters to attack it. Doing so will make it strike back, knocking out the unfortunate hunter.
- Kitsune: They are based on the kitsune of Japanese folklore. Mi Ru takes this further with its ability to change forms.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Dyuragaua
- No-Sell: Mi Ru will not take elemental damage in its normal form.
- Playing with Fire: Mi Ru.
- Puzzle Boss: Mi Ru is weak to all the elements, but only to certain elements on certain parts of the body. Fire only works on the forearms, Water on the rear legs, Thunder on the back, Ice on the belly, and Dragon on the tail.
- Standard Status Effects: Dyuragaua can put hunters to sleep and inflict a Suspiciously Similar Substitute to Iceblight known as Frostbite onto them, while Mi Ru can crystallize hunters. Both of them can stun hunters as well.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Dyuragaua was one to both Nargacuga and Barioth. Became less of an issue when both were introduced to Frontier later on.
- One-Hit Kill: Mi Ru's double smash attack in its power form can be this if you don't have quake resistance; the first smash will catch and stun hunters without the skill, and the second smash will finish off the helpless target.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Mi Ru can change its shape at will, giving it increased strength, speed, and/or range.
Cannon Rock Wyvern
The sandy counterpart of Akantor and Ukanlos, Odibatorasu first appeared in Monster Hunter Frontier Forward 5. It is a massive, flightless Flying Wyvern that expels sand from the cannon-like structure on its back to attack hunters.
- Acrofatic: It can leap pretty far despite its girth.
- Backpack Cannon: Has a large cannon-like structure on its back that expels sand.
- Call-Forward: In Portable 3rd, there was a book that described a close relative of Ukanlos called the Third God that lived in a desert. Come Frontier Forward 5, and we have Odibatorasu, a desert-faring relative of Akantor and Ukanlos who is also known as the Sand God.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Fires large balls of sand from its Backpack Cannon and sandy beams from its mouth.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Odibatorasu
- Mighty Glacier: The normal variant is both immensely powerful and durable, but moves slowly. Its Supermacy version, on the other hand...
- Non-Indicative Name: It is flightless despite being classified as a Flying Wyvern.
A jackal-like Flying Wyvern first introduced in Frontier G, Hyujikiki primarily attacks by flinging spikes and shooting blasts of wind. When near death, an electrical aura surrounds it and its spikes gain the ability to poison, paralyze and tranquilize hunters all at once.
- All Your Powers Combined: When low on health, it can utilize the three main Standard Status Effects: Poison, Paralysis, and Sleep.
- Blow You Away: One of its primary methods of attack is spitting gusts of wind at the hunter.
- Die or Fly: When low on health, its venom activates, and its spikes gain the ability to inflict the Poison, Paralysis, and Sleep conditions all at once.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Hyujikiki
- Lightning Bruiser: It's very fast and powerful, and has good durability.
- Poisonous Person: Its spikes get their ability to poison, paralyze and tranquilize hunters from venom found inside its body. The venom doesn't become active until its health is low, though.
- Spikes of Doom: It's covered in spikes, and it can fling them at hunters.
- Standard Status Effects: When near death, its spikes can inflict the Poison, Paralysis, and Sleep conditions all at once.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: It's attacks and movements are reminiscent of Nargacuga's and Sand Barioth's.
- Turns Red: Literally; its spikes turn red when enraged. They also grow longer.
Creation Sound Wyvern
A whale-like Flying Wyvern introduced in Frontier G6, Poborubarumu primarily attacks by using weaponized sound. It can also use sound to heal itself, increase its physical strength, and harden its body to defend itself. These sounds have strange effects on hunters, making them go into a state of delirium. It is highly territorial, even going as far as to start territorial wars with other monsters. This monster is the very reason Hyujikiki developed its spikes.
- An Ice Person/Making a Splash: It uses the Kanade element, which is a combination of Water and Ice.
- Brown Note: Its sounds inflict the Confusion status, which immobilizes hunters and makes them randomly do the Laughter, Dance or Ballerina gestures.
- Dreadful Musician: Hunters are often requested to hunt it because of the horrible music it makes. Its music is so bad that it can even drive its listeners insane.
- Extreme Omnivore: It will eat anything it can fit into its large mouth.
- Hell Is That Noise: Small monsters have been known to run when they hear the horrid noises it makes, as they're a sign it's going to eat them. Humans also despise the noises; they are so horrible that they are the main reason hunters are requested to hunt it.
- Informed Attribute: Not Poborubarumu itself, but the barnacle attached to its tail; the barnacle is described as being parasitic (and is even known as the Hollow Parasite) despite being helpful towards the monster, even though parasites benefit from symbiotic relationships at the expense of their hosts. It even heals the monster when in effect, indicating that their relationship is more mutualistic than the barnacle's description makes it out to be.
- Magic Dance: Its dances determine what kind of sound it will play; it will use its head to play the power buffing sound, its arms to play the defense boosting sound, and its tail to play the healing sound. At G Rank, it will use all three parts at once, providing all three buffs at the same time.
- Magic Music: It can produce sounds that increase its power and defense as well as healing it.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: It uses weaponized sound to attack hunters.
- Mighty Glacier: Not particularly fast, but it hits hard.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Both its jaws and the inside of its mouth contain clusters of sharp teeth.
- No Cure for Evil: Averted, it has a healing dance.
- Shockwave Stomp: Its stomps cause shockwaves, complete with damaging rupture lines.
- The Dreaded: You know you're feared when even a fearsome predator like Hyujikiki has to develop deadly spikes in order to protect itself from you.
- The Symbiote: It has a drum-like barnacle attached to its tail that allows it to play healing music.
Flame Horn Wyvern
A red, two-horned Flying Wyvern very similar to the main series's Diablos who dwells the Battleground and uses the Fire element against the hunters.
- In a Single Bound: Varusaburosu has a jumping stomp similar to Deviljho, which it follows up with a shoulder charge.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Varusaburosu.
- Magma Man: Varusaburosu's orange glowing body parts invokes this.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: One similar to its Diablos and Monoblos's cousins. Varusaburosu's roar even causes the ground underneath to erupt.
- Playing with Fire: Varusaborusu has several Fire-element abilities, owing to having adapted to its volcanic habitat. These include erupting lava gouts similar to Akantor, explosive shockwaves, a flaming dash attack and a massive wave of fire that expands outwards.
- Power Glows: Varusaburosu's horns and plates glow yellow orange, which intensifies to bright purple when it eats volcanic cacti.
- Power-Up Food: Varusaburosu's favorite food, a volcanic cactus pear, causes it to instantly enter Rage Mode and gives it new attacks when eaten. Players must therefore keep the cactus pears away from it as long as possible, which can be done by picking it up and kicking it towards different parts of the battleground.
- Shockwave Stomp: Varusaburosu has several variants, including one with its tail that causes magma to spew forth from the ground.
- Stock Animal Diet: Varusaburosu is especially fond of a cactus species that grows in volcanic regions, which becomes a major mechanic in the battle against him.
- Tunnel King: Like the Diablos, it can dig through the ground quite easily. It even creates a burning rupture line when he does so, which doubles as an attack.
Water Fortress Wyvern
A massive Flying Wyvern very similar to the main series's Gravios with control over the Water element, said to be an ancient species who primarily inhabits underground desert lakes, but has recently resurfaced in search of new water sources.
- Contractual Boss Immunity: It cannot be captured.
- Making a Splash: Shoots torrents of water from the tubes found on its tail and wings.
- Planimal: Part-wyvern, part-moss.
Thunder Roaring Wyvern
A close relative of the main series's Tigrex who lives at the highest point of the Great Forest, notable for being able to use Thunder element powers.
- Glass Cannon: Diorekkusu isn't as resilient as regular Tigrex due to having a softer shell, but makes up for it with its enhanced strength and powerful electric attacks. It can take this further through the use of its electric powers; by charging electricity through its body, it increases its power and speed at the cost of defense. That said, it can use magnetism to attract ores to form body armor, which fixes the issue.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Diorekkusu
- Lightning Bruiser: A Diorekkusu with its armor intact is quick, strong, and tough. When the armor is destroyed or worn down by charging electricity through its body, it becomes a Glass Cannon.
- Shock and Awe/ Magnetism Manipulation: Utilizes electricity and magnetism in battle.
Soldier-like Flying Wyverns introduced in Frontier. They act as servants for the Guanzorumu.
- Airborne Mook: They spend most of their time in the air.
- Cowardly Lion: Are generally timid, but will swarm anything that threatens their leader.
- Lightning Bruiser: They move swiftly, hit hard for small monsters, and can take a lot of punishment.
- Made of Iron: They're very durable, being able to take all kinds of punishment without dying. Unfortunately for them, this durability doesn't extend to the cutscene where Guanzorumu eats one of them to boost its own strength.
- Mook: They serve as soldiers for the Guanzorumu.
- One-Hit Kill: They can kill hunters in a single hit by picking them up and dropping them into a Bottomless Pit.
- Playing with Fire: They use fire attacks.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: They will flee when Guanzorumu reaches its second phase. Justified, as it devours one of them prior to it, and the rest would have been next had they stayed put.
- Slave Mook: They're forced to fight by the Guanzorumu against their will.
Crackling Water Wyvern
A bat-like Flying Wyvern covered in unique blades called Condensed Blades that allow it to spray foes with water from any given direction. Like Doragyurosu before it, it can use its tentacles to rip the earth apart and fling boulders at enemies.
- Bat Out of Hell: It has a bat-like design and is a highly aggressive creature.
- Combat Tentacles: It can use its tentacles to grab hunters and pull boulders out of the ground.
- Dishing Out Dirt: It can use its tentacles to pull boulders out of the ground and fling them at hunters.
- Glass Cannon: Although it has a large health pool and has highly damaging attacks, its defenses are frail.
- Making a Splash: It can use water attacks.
- Spikes of Doom: Its whole body is covered in Condensed Blades that allow it to spray enemies with water from any direction.
Explosive Mist Wyvern
A giant, whale-like Flying Wyvern whose body is covered in tubes that release explosive gas. It is the first Zenith monster that isn't a stronger variant of a pre-existing monster.
- Fat Bastard: While not evil (it's an animal, after all), it's very ill-tempered, and has a girthy frame to go with it.
- Ground Punch: Some of its attacks involve it slamming the ground in front of it with its arms, which produces explosions.
- Logical Weakness: The tubes on its arms and tail release volatile mist that produces massive explosions. Naturally, breaking the former and severing the latter will prevent them from producing the mist.
- Mighty Glacier: It's sluggish, but has a massive health pool and devastating attacks.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The tubes on its arms and tail release explosive gas that inflicts Blastblight upon contact.
Lavasioth / Red Lavasioth / Aruganosu / Goruganosu
Lava Wyvern / Crimson Lava Wyvern / Silver Piscine Wyvern / Gold Piscine Wyvern
Appearances (Red): Frontier 1.5 onwards
Appearances (Aruganosu and Goruganosu): Frontier Forward 5 onwards
Magma-swimming Piscine Wyverns that look like a crossbreed between a coelacanth and a Plesioth. Frontier 1.5 introduces a more powerful red-scaled version (actually females during mating season). Frontier Forward 5 introduces two even stronger relatives named Aruganosu and Goruganosu.
- An Ice Person: Aruganosu.
- Canon Immigrant: One of two monsters from Frontier to have appeared in the main console series, alongside Hypnocatrice.
- Charged Attack: In World it has a charged magma ball attack. Getting hit by it can easily one-shot a Hunter.
- Color-Coded Characters: Aruganosu is silver while Goruganosu is gold.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Its intro in Freedom Unite shows it instantly killing an Apceros and a Vespoid with a magma ball and a tail swipe, respectively. Both creatures don't die as easily to these attacks in-game as they do in said intro.
- Determinator: Just like the Tigrex, it just won't give up after its ground-swim misses you. It simply turns around and makes an even faster dash for you.
- Dual Boss: Aruganosu and Goruganosu are never seen without each other, and can work together to pull off devastating tag moves.
- Lava is Boiling Kool-Aid: For it, at least.
- Magma Man: Lavasioth and Red Lavasioth.
- Mighty Glacier: Have good strength and durability, but are lacking in speed.
- Playing with Fire: Lavasioth and Red Lavasioth.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni To Jyuratodus' Blue Oni in World. Lavasioth are hostile on sight and will attack unprovoked, while Jyuratodus will only attack once provoked. Lavasioth is also the fire to Jyuratodus's water.
- Rivals Team Up: Aruganosu and Goruganosu are always seen working together despite being rivals. If it wasn't for Word of God, you probably wouldn't know they were rivals.
- Shock and Awe: Goruganosu.
- Standard Status Effects: Aruganosu can paralyze you, and Goruganosu can put you to sleep.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: World's incarnation of Lavasioth has an armor mechanic, similar to Agnaktor.
Akura Vashimu / Akura Jebia
Tail Crystal Scorpion
Enourmous scorpion-like crustaceans covered in crystals.
- All-Natural Gem Polish: Their bodies are coated in crystals.
- Auto Cannibalism: They will eat their own severed tails to regain stamina.
- Bloody Murder: If Akura Jebia's tail is cut off, it can shoot crystallized blood at hunters.
- Drunken Master: They have an attack in which they will swipe at hunters in a drunken manner before falling down. They will only do this when their tails have been cut off.
- No-Sell: They are immune to all status effects with the exception of K.O. They also take no elemental damage unless struck on the tail. At HR 100, the tail becomes immune to the elements as well.
- Scary Scorpions: Subverted; while they resemble scorpions, they're actually crustaceans. They're still dangerous due to utilizing weaponized crystals and sheer power, though.
- Standard Status Effects: They can inflict Paralysis and Crystallization.
- Stuff Blowing Up: If you don't shake off the crystals they cover you in, they will explode. Furthermore, the geodes they produce from their tails will explode after a short while.
- The Worf Effect: In a trailer for Forward 5, an Akura Vashimu gets devoured by an Odibatorasu in a matter of seconds.
Resembling nothing so much as a misshapen mass of rock and coral, the Taikun Zamuza's not actually real, bright orange shell can be revealed as you break away its outer covering. It doesn't appreciate this though, and will attempt to cut down the hunter with its bladed left pincer, or smash them to smithereens with its hammer-like right pincer. When all of its armor is broken off, it reveals its true form, which is dramatically different from its previous forms; its movements and attacks get faster, it turns blue, loses its tail, replaces its hammer arm with a drill arm, and gains the ability to use Thunder attacks.
- Armor Is Useless: while it's not useless in terms of protecting it from damage, it is useless in that it doesn't like to stay on.
- Glass Cannon: Its third phase is very fast and powerful, but has poor defenses.
- Leitmotif: Has three different themes that change as the battle progresses.
- Mighty Glacier: The first two phases.
- Poisonous Person: Its third phase can spit poison blobs to attack hunters. The first two phases can also use poison attacks, though it's uncommon.
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Its movements and attacks get faster when it loses its rocky layers and has its shell broken.
- Shock and Awe: Its third phase uses electric attacks.
- Smoke Out: The broken-off pieces of Zamuza's camouflage emit an acrid black smoke that blinds players if it gets too thick.
- This Is a Drill: Its third phase utilizes a drill arm in place of the previous phases' hammer arm.
Scorpion-like monsters that reside in the White Lake.
- Poisonous Person: Can spit poison at hunters.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: It's a scorpion-like crustacean that has the face of a jumping spider.
- Scary Scorpions: Subverted; despite what appearances would suggest, they're actually crustaceans. That said, they can still be a threat due to being poisonous and relentless in their pursuit of anyone who draws near.
Kamu Orugaron / Nono Orugaron / Midgaron
Male Sound Wolf / Female Sound Wolf / Explosion Wolf
A pair of giant wolves first introduced in Frontier Season 6, Kamu and Nono Orugaron work together as a team to bring down prey and opponent alike. Frontier G introduces a mutation of Kamu with red hair and the ability to use fire attacks, named Midgaron. Midgaron has the unique behavior of attacking the hunter who initiated the hunt, sometimes chasing after them relentlessly even when other hunters are attacking it.
- An Ice Person: Kamu and Nono Orugaron can use ice attacks, but only in G rank.
- Battle Couple: Kamu And Nono Orugaron.
- Berserk Button:
- Hardcore Kamu and Nono Orugaron will go into Rage Mode if their partner is sufficiently damaged.
- Killing one of the Hardcore Orugarons will enrage the other, giving it a power/speed boost.
- Getting hit with a Flash Bomb will make them go into a mad rage. It won't blind them, however.
- Canis Major: Both of them are giant wolves the size of a car.
- Blow You Away: Kamu and Nono Orugaron's primary means of attacking.
- Dance Battler: They appear to breakdance when using some attacks.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Midgaron.
- Flash Step: Midgaron is so fast that he appears to teleport when he runs.
- I Work Alone: Midgaron is solitary. Unlike many other examples of this trope, he's actually quite dangerous.
- Kill It with Ice: Midgaron's main weakness is ice.
- Kill It with Water: The Orugarons' main weakness is water.
- Kill One, Others Get Stronger: If one of the Hardcore Orugarons die, the other will receive a boost to their power and speed.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Nono Orugaron & Kamu Orugaron
- Lightning Bruiser: If you kill one of the Hardcore Orugarons, the other will receive a boost to its power and speed.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: They can unleash some pretty damaging roars.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: The Hardcore versions have more muscle mass than the originals to show how much more dangerous they are.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Being wolves, they're not very bulky. However, their power is are not to be underestimated. Zigzagged with the Hardcore versions; the originals actually hit harder than their HC variants despite having less muscle mass, but the latter are much more dangerous due to them attacking twice as fast as the former.
- Pale Females, Dark Males: Kamu is black while Nono is white.
- Playing with Fire: Midgaron
- Savage Wolves: They are all highly aggressive and dangerous.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Midgaron will always go for the hunter that initiated the quest to hunt it, even if other hunters are attacking it. This is because it sees that particular hunter as the leader, and wants to kill them in order to confuse and demoralize the team.
- Turns Red: Literally; Midgaron's stripes go from white to red when it's enraged.
Gogomoa / Kokomoa
Jumping Cardinal Beast
A literal spider monkey that resides in the Tide Island, Gogomoa primarily attacks by shooting webs a la Spiderman. The baby that it carries around is named Kokomoa. Hunters can attack Kokomoa to enrage Gogomoa, which doubles its attack speed but makes it more susceptible to damage, allowing much faster kills.
- Achilles' Heel: Gogomoa's defenses drop significantly if Kokomoa receives enough damage to make it flee, making it easier to take out despite the greater aggression that results from it.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: They're literal spider-monkeys.
- Glass Cannon: Especially when Kokomoa is harmed enough.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: One of its signature attacks is shooting webs from its hands, then using them like a slingshot, sending itself flying towards the hunter. If the hunter destroys the webs before it can launch itself, it will fall over, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
- Infant Immortality: Kokomoa doesn't die, but instead flees by digging underground when damaged enough.
- Joke Character: As an April Fool's joke, Capcom released a quest that involved hunting a purple Gogomoa with the producer's face on it. Its attacks include using a Gunlance to produce fireworks which spell out, "Thank you for your continued help!" in kanji, landing on its rear to make copies of Frontier G7 fall from the sky, and using its claw attack to throw confetti. See it for yourself.
- Mama Bear / Papa Wolf: If Kokomoa is damaged enough, Gogomoa will go into a state of rage. This is actually a good thing because, as mentioned above, it makes hunts end much faster than they normally would due to its defenses dropping significantly.
- Pun: It's a monkey with the ability to shoot webs. It's a literal spider monkey!
- Standard Status Effects: The coconuts Gogomoa throw can poison hunters and put them to sleep.
- Warm-Up Boss: The Low-Rank version is designed to be a tutorial for new players, having slow, telegraphed attacks despite moving quickly, weak defenses, and an exploitable weakness in the form of Kokomoa. The High-Rank and Gou versions avert this trope by having greater attack speed, power, and aggression along with new attacks.
A pair of dog-like Hominidae Fanged Beasts that can manipulate magnetism. Lolo Gougarf and Ray Gougarf are rarely seen without each other, and can team up to perform powerful tag moves. Unlike other monster duos, whose relationships are male and female, they are distinguished from each other through genes; Ray possesses the dominant gene while Lolo possesses the recessive gene.
- Blood Knight: Lolo loves to fight, and will challenge anything in the same area to a brawl.
- Color-Coded Characters: Lolo has red fur while Ray's is blue.
- Cowardly Boss: Ray.
- Despair Event Horizon: Ray will give up the fight if Lolo dies.
- Determinator: Lolo will stay in the area and continue fighting until it dies if Ray gets killed.
- Dual Boss: They are rarely seen without each other, and can attack in unison to overwhelm their opponents.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Both of them are large monkeys with dog-like heads.
- Foil: They serve as this to each other.
- Lolo is red while Ray is blue.
- Lolo is the result of a recessive gene while Ray is the result of a dominant gene.
- Lolo is highly aggressive and will challenge anything in the area. Ray, on the other hand, is docile and prefers to avoid conflict whenever possible.
- Lolo will be unable to exit Rage Mode if Ray dies. Ray, however, will be unable to enter Rage Mode if Lolo dies.
- If Ray dies, Lolo will stay in the area and fight to the death. Ray will simply run away if Lolo dies.
- Friendly Fire: If Ko'ed, the Gougarfs will unintentionally attack each other. Fortunately for them, Lolo can snap Ray out of its confusion by issuing a command.
- Kill It with Fire: Ray's main weakness is fire.
- Kill It with Water: Lolo's main weakness is water.
- Know When To Fold Them: Ray will flee if Lolo gets killed.
- Lightning Bruiser: They move swiftly, can take a lot of punishment, and can do a great deal of damage.
- Magnetism Manipulation: The Gougarfs can use magnetism to pull in or repel foes.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Combine a bulldog and a gorilla, and you get Lolo. Replace the bulldog with a wolf, and you get Ray.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lolo is aggressive and loves to battle while Ray is docile and prefers to avoid conflict. They're even color coded!
- Reluctant Warrior: Ray is docile and would rather avoid fights than take part in them, but often gets dragged into them due to Lolo's aggressive nature.
- The Power of Friendship: Without one, the other is weak. Together, they make a formidable threat.
- Unstoppable Rage: Lolo will be in a constant state of rage if Ray dies.
Crimson Lotus Lion
A close relative of Rajang that resides in volcanic areas. Unlike its more frail relative, it is covered in a rough hide, and has fiery ore on its legs and tail that act as flints.
- Killer Gorilla: Has a gorilla-like structure, and is a dangerous creature to be around.
- Lightning Bruiser: It hits like a truck, has tough defenses, and moves quickly.
- Playing with Fire: It can use fire attacks by igniting the ore on its legs and tail. This is taken further when it's enraged, where it releases fire with its whole body and can use fire with almost any attack it uses.
- Stout Strength: Like Rajang before it, it has a stocky build and powerful attacks.
- Turns Red: It can freely release fire with almost any attack when enraged.
The first Leviathan appearing in Frontier. It is mostly found in highlands and deserts and is unique in that its attacks are affected by the weather. During battle it scatters crystals all around it that either explode or call lightning.
- All-Natural Gem Polish
- Having a Blast/Playing with Fire: During sunny weather.
- Light 'em Up: Sometimes uses a move that causes a similar effect as a flash grenade, except on the player.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family
- Power Glows: Its crystals have a prominent glow.
- Shock and Awe: When it's stormy, it uses many electric attacks.
- Wave Motion Gun: Can shoot a fiery beam from its mouth.
- Weather Manipulation: Has the ability to change the weather with its roars.
Poka / Pokara / Pokaradon
Frozen Sea Beast
Walrus-like Leviathans that inhabit the Polar Sea. The pups are known as Poka, the adult females are called Pokara, and the large alpha male that controls the females is known as Pokaradon. They are the first mammalian Leviathans introduced in the series.
- An Ice Person/Making a Splash: Their main method of attack is spitting frigid water at foes.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Like the Great Jaggi and the Royal Ludroth, Pokaradon is several times larger than the females.
- Children Are Innocent: Poka will not attack hunters, and are sociable towards them.
- King Mook: Pokaradon.
- Papa Wolf/A Father to His Men: Pokaradon will NOT tolerate anyone attacking his harem.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the Ludroth line as monsters that make up harems that are led by a larger alpha male. Pokaradon even uses many of Royal Ludroth's attacks.
- The Unintelligible: Poka will try to speak to hunters, but any hunter they talk to will have no idea what they're saying.
Blood Eating Wyvern
A Leviathan with characteristics of a lamprey, Baruragaru is an invasive species that hails from the sea. It uses its long tongue to drain the body fluids of Raptorial Bird Wyverns and hunters alike, and by doing so, it can temporarily gain certain attributes; for example, if it drains an Iodrome's blood, it can use poison attacks. When enough time passes, they will revert to using water attacks.
- Bloody Murder: If it drains the blood of a Velocidrome or a hunter, it will use their blood as a weapon. Getting hit by it will reduce your weapon's sharpness.
- Camera Abuse: Blood will splash on the camera screen if it pins a hunter down and starts extracting their body fluids.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Doesn't apply to it, but rather to the monsters around it; any unfortunate Mook struck with its flail-like tongue will be bisected.
- Epic Flail: It can use its tongue as a flail.
- Gorn: Expect to see a lot of blood when it appears.
- Lamprey Mouth: Unlike most creatures that have this, it's not it's actual mouth. No, this thing's Lamprey Mouth is on the end of it's frigging tongue!
- Making a Splash: If it hasn't preyed on anything, or enough time passes after it drains the body fluids of its prey, it will use water attacks.
- Meaningful Name: Its name is a combination of the Latin word barbarous/barubarusu(バルバルス) (meaning "savage") and the Spanish word lagartija/ragarutiha(ラガルティハ) (meaning "lizard"). So... Savage Lizard.
- Multipurpose Tongue: Its tongue is used for both feeding and attacking.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: This occurs whenever it uses blood attacks. Furthermore, if you interrupt it while it's feeding, its mouth will bleed heavily.
- Overly Long Tongue: Which it uses to feed off its prey's bodily fluids.
- Standard Status Effects: It can poison hunters if it drains an Iodrome and paralyze them if it drains a Gendrome.
- Stock Animal Diet: Its favorite food is Raptorial Bird Wyverns.
- Vampiric Draining: It uses its tongue to drain the body fluids of its prey.
Abiorugu / Gearorg
Hunting Wyvern / Ice Fierce-looking Wyvern
A Brute Wyvern first introduced in Frontier Forward 5, Abiorugu is nomadic, moving from one place to another in search of food. Frontier G2 adds a blue subspecies with yellow spikes that inhabits polar regions named Gearorg.
- An Ice Person: Gearorg.
- BFS: Gearorg can form a giant ice blade on its tail.
- Big Eater: Similar to Deviljho, their appetites are huge enough to threaten whole ecosystems.
- Dual Boss: They can be found working in pairs.
- Hungry Menace: They can destroy entire ecosystems with their hunger.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Abiorugu
- Lightning Bruiser: They hit hard, move quickly, and can take a lot of punishment.
- Playing with Fire: Abiorugu.
- Spikes of Doom: Their tails have spikes that they can launch at hunters.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the Deviljho line as ravenous nomads that can destroy entire ecosystems with their hunger. This has been downplayed due to Deviljho appearing in Frontier as of Frontier G8.
- Gearorg is also one of these to Uragaan due to using many of the same attacks it does. Like Deviljho before it, this has been downplayed due to Uragaan appearing in Frontier as of Frontier G9.
- Turns Red: The tips of Abiorugu's back plates turn red when it's enraged.
Angry Appearance Wyvern
A desert-dwelling Brute Wyvern introduced in Frontier G8, Gasurabazura resides in the White Lake. In ancient times, its ancestors were aquatic, thriving in the lake before droughts dried it up. These droughts forced it to become terrestrial, making it what it is today.
- Combat Pragmatist: One of its attacks involves creating a sand pillar with pits around it. It will try to get you to focus on it so you don't notice the pits and fall into them by accident. If you fall into the pits, it will shift its attention to you and proceed to attack you while you're unable to defend yourself.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Its attacks include flinging sand, creating earthquakes, and making sand traps.
- Poisonous Person: Mainly uses poison attacks when calm.
- Sand Is Water: Appears to "swim" through its sandy domain with ease
- Stock Animal Diet: Its favorite food is Kusubami.
- Stance System: When calm, its mainly utilizes poison attacks and has flattened limbs, and when enraged, its forelimbs and tail will grow greatly, and it will focus on brute strength instead.
- Trap Master: While it is capable of direct combat, it has a little trick it can utilize; its ability to make sand traps. One of its attacks involves creating a sand pillar and jumping off it to attack you. Pits will appear around the pillar, trapping anyone who falls in them. The point of this attack is to trick you into focusing on it so you don't notice the pits and fall into them by accident, allowing it to attack you while you're in a state of helplessness.
- Turns Red: When enraged its front claws swell and previously hidden fins flare out.
Rukodiora / Rebidiora
Magnetic Dragon / Pole Dragon / Thunder Pole Dragon
Appearances (Rebidiora): Frontier G2 onwards
A magnetic Elder Dragon first introduced in Frontier Forward 1, Rukodiora constantly lays siege on the Interceptor's Base. Unlike any other monster, it can drag itself around when paralyzed. Frontier G2 adds a variant with purple scales and weaponized electricity named Rebidiora.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Rebidiora's introductory scene shows it taking control of debris like Rukodiora despite being unable to do this in-game. It can use an electric orb to fling debris around, however.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rukodiora can take control of boulders and other kinds of debris and use them as weapons or shields. Rebidiora cannot take control of debris, but instead uses a thunder orb that collects and throws stuff.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Rebidiora
- Magnetism Manipulation: They can use magnetism to push and pull hunters at will. Rukodiora can also use its magnetic abilities to take control of debris, using it for both offense and defense.
- No-Sell: Downplayed with Rukodiora; while it can be paralyzed, it can drag itself around instead of being completely immobile like other monsters who are affected by paralysis.
- Shock and Awe: Rebidiora. Rukodiora also has control over electricity, but it doesn't it as a weapon; it uses it to generate its magnetic abilities.
- The Paralyzer: Touching Rukodiora's wings will make one's hand go numb.
- Wave Motion Gun: Can fire a Dragon Element magnetic beam to attack hunters.
An Elder Dragon first introduced in Frontier G. You are sent out to research and hunt it, and it attacks you out of territorial behavior. Frontier G2 adds a second phase where it destroys the Large Exploration Ship you fight it on into an unknown volcanic area where you must fight it to the death while it is at full power.
- Achilles' Heel: Sonic Bombs will knock it out of the air, and can be used to remove its flame aura in the second phase.
- Arch-Enemy: It fiercely fights with Disufiroa over territory.
- Blow You Away: It keeps itself afloat through the production of compressed air in its body.
- Glass Cannon: Shantien in its first phase is powerful, but has low speed and health. As the battle progresses...
- Leitmotif: Shantien has four different themes that change as the battle progresses.
- Making a Splash: Utilizes water beams in battle.
- One-Hit Kill: Its lava-thunder combo.
- Playing with Fire: In the second phase.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Shantien's hair turns gold in the second phase.
- Sequential Boss: Two phases. The first is a battle on the Large Exploration Ship, and the second is an all-out fight to the death in an unknown volcanic area.
- Suicide Attack: When defeated after reaching its second phase, it will try to kill the opposing hunter(s) one last time with electricity before biting the dust. Fortunately for you, the display is limited to a cutscene, killing the monster and doing no damage, which results in your victory.
- Shock and Awe: Can summon lightning to strike down hunters.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the Amatsumagatsuchi. This is especially obvious during the first phase.
- Took a Level in Badass: Frontier G2 adds a second phase where it destroys the Large Exploration Ship and sends it crashing into an unmapped volcanic area. Here, Shantien becomes a lot more deadly; it gains a major boost in power, durability, and speed and the ability to use fire attacks. It also gains a particularly devastating new attack: a lava burst that launches hunters in the air followed by a lightning blast. It covers a wide area, is difficult to evade and will instantly kill any unfortunate hunter caught in it. This move alone has led to many quest failures.
- One-Hit Kill: Its lava thunder combo.
- Weather Manipulation: It can summon thunderstorms.
Frozen Seraphim Dragon
A powerful Elder Dragon that resides in the World's End. Its overall shape and behavior is highly similar to Alatreon. Its weapons possess a unique element called Frozen Seraphim, which is a combination of the three elements it uses: Fire, Ice, and Dragon.
- An Ice Person: Can shoot icy beams from its mouth, and periodically summons large pillars of ice during the battle with it.
- Arch-Enemy: It is fierce enemies with Shantien.
- Back from the Dead: At certain ranks, it can resurrect itself.
- Came Back Strong: It resurrects itself prior to reaching its final phase, and becomes more powerful on top of it.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: It can shoot ice and fire beams.
- Leitmotif: It has three different themes that change as the battle progresses.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Made of Iron: It's a very durable monster even by Frontier standards, being able to take all kinds of punishment before biting the dust, and becomes more durable every time you fight it. Its Lv. 9999 form is so durable that only Laviente and Duremudira can contend with it in terms of toughness.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The origin of its name comes from Dis/Pluto, and its home, the World's End, refers to the god being the ruler of Tartarus and the dwarf planet formerly being known as the last planet in the system. Likewise, its armor is based on Ox-Head and Horse-Face, the two guardians of the Underworld in Chinese mythology.
- Playing with Fire: Can shoot fiery beams from its mouth, and periodically summons large pillars of fire during the battle with it.
- Power Incontinence: Its control over fire and ice is highly unstable, and if it doesn't maintain control of its power, this instability will result in its death. As seen in its death animation, its most common cause of death is loss of its ice control, though some particularly strong individuals are able to overcome it.
- Purple Is Powerful: Its markings, wings, and chest spikes turn purple during the final phase of the battle with it.
- SNK Boss: Disufiroa is incredibly durable, utilizes many Area of Effect attacks and One-Hit Kill moves, has two states of rage, needs to be killed in under 25 minutes despite said durability, and becomes stronger every time you fight it. It can become nigh-unbeatable if players aren't prepared for it as a result of these traits.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the Alatreon line as powerful dragons that can use multiple elements.
A mammalian Elder Dragon with the ability to take control over bamboo, Inagami inhabits the Bamboo Forest. It is able to ooze a strange substance that heals wounds and hardens them. Once at peace with the village within the forest, it became violent after the villagers took advantage of its power in an attempt to grow their crops during a bad harvest season. By abusing its power, they broke their peace with it, and it promptly destroyed the village it peacefully coexisted with for hundreds of years as punishment. Since then, it has been aggressive towards any intruders that enter the forest, and was even responsible for the disappearance of a research team.
- Bamboo Technology: It can make bamboo into weapons and artificial wings.
- Berserk Button: People taking advantage of its power, as the villagers soon found out. It also despises intruders.
- Breath Weapon: It can fire a white gas from its mouth that puts hunters to sleep.
- The Dog Bites Back: It destroyed a nearby village after the villagers abused its power so they would have an abundant amount of crops during a poor harvest season.
- Expy: It was based on an old concept of Kirin. It even uses the Kirin base skeleton.
- Green Thumb: It can control bamboo.
- Hidden Depths: It wasn't always violent; it was once a peaceful Elder Dragon who became violent as a result of a village taking advantage of its power.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Inagami
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Turned on the villagers it shared its home with after they took advantage of its power.
- Stone Wall: Under the effects of the healing substance, the covered part is healed and hardened, but also becomes weighed down and loses some of its effects.
Gold Dust Dragon
A golden relative of the main series's Kushala Daora who uses the Wind element, a combination of Thunder and Ice, and is able to manipulate crystals in order to combat the hunters.
- All Myths Are True: Garuba Daora was once thought to be a myth due to the golden dust surrounding it blocking the vision of anyone who saw it. It wasn't confirmed to exist until the female Guild Master saw one attacking the Large Exploration Ship.
- Blow You Away: Garuba Daora uses the Wind element, which is a combination of Thunder and Ice.
- Chrome Champion: Garuba Daora is gold-plated.
- Expy: Remember Aruganosu and Goruganosu's ability to make Ice-Thunder storms? Because Garuba Daora has a similar ability in the form of the Wind element.
- Gemstone Assault: Garuba Daora can manipulate crystals at will, using them as weapons and shields.
Silver Controlling Dragon
A recently discovered Elder Dragon with the ability to control liquid metal, Harudomerugu was thought to be a near legend until their discovery. Until recently, they were rare, but reports of them residing in the Snowy Mountains and attacking the Interceptor's Base have popped up as of now. It is considered to be unusually smart when compared to other Elder Dragons.
- Achilles' Heel: If it uses its liquid metal too much, it will lose control of it and its body will become exposed, leaving it more vulnerable to damage. It can regain control over its powers, though.
- All Myths Are True: It was thought to be a legend until its recent discovery.
- Cool Sword: It can use liquid metal to make swords and stab hunters with them.
- Deadly Disc: It can form saw blades out of liquid metal and send them flying towards hunters.
- Extra-ore-dinary: It can use liquid metal as a weapon and a tool.
- Genius Bruiser: Not only is it very powerful, it is capable of forging weapons from liquid metal and using them in battle. As a result, it's considered to be one of the smartest Elder Dragons in existence.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Harudomerugu
- Knife Nut: Its wings are designed like knives.
- Magnetism Manipulation: It uses a special type of magnetism called superparamagnetism to control liquid metal.
- Non-Indicative Name: Its title, "Silver Controlling Dragon", seems like this at first as it controls mercury. However, one common name for Mercury? Quicksilver.
- Rolling Attack: It can morph itself into a ball of liquid metal and zoom across the area, damaging anyone it makes contact with.
- Spike Shooter: It can attack hunters by shooting metal spikes out of the ground.
- Wings Do Nothing: It's actually flightless in its natural state, requiring liquid metal over its useless wings to be able to fly.
Floating Peak Dragon
An ancient, poisonous relative of the main series's Yama Tsukami.
- Blow You Away: It can create tornadoes to attack hunters.
- Green Thumb: Plants grow easily on its body due to abundant nutrients found in its body, and it may plant explosive trees during the battle with it.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: During the battle with it, it'll drop seeds that will grow into explosive trees over time. Attacking the seeds will cause them to burst into trees right away, which will knock it out of the sky if it is right above them, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
- Planimal: Even worse than Yama Tsukami.
- Poisonous Person: Yama Kurai is able to produce a substance that contains different types of poisons.
- Standard Status Effects: Yama Kurai can inflict sleep, poison, and paralysis onto hunters.
- Swallowed Whole: Like Yama Tsukami, it can suck up hunters and eat them, killing them instantly unless another hunter saves them using Lifepowder.
- Technicolor Eyes: Yama Kurai has gold eyes. It's theorized that the toxins in its body are partly responsible for it.
Frozen King Dragon
A close relative of Teostra and Lunastra that resides in cold areas. It was discovered to be the cause of exceptionally violent blizzards that occurred every year in the Snowy Mountains.
- An Ice Person: It has an arsenal of ice attacks.
- Fire/Water Juxtaposition: It uses ice while its relatives Teostra and Lunastra use fire.
- Having a Blast: It can emit a combustible powder that it spreads by spreading its wings, shaking its horns, and making quakes.
- King of Beasts: Like its fiery relatives, it is based on lions.
- Our Dragons Are Different: It's a lion dragon that can breathe ice and create explosions.
- Turns Red: It will create a blizzard that slowly freezes hunters that aren't in motion when enraged.
Emperor Conqueror Dragon
A king-like Elder Dragon that resides in the Cloud Viewing Fortress. It rules over small Flying Wyverns known as Egyurasu, who view it as their undisputed leader. It has two different forms, one of which allows it to use the Fire element and control the Egyurasu while the other allows it to use the Dragon element and use more destructive attacks.
- Bad Boss: Not only does it force the Egyurasu to fight against their will, it'll eat one them before going into its second phase. The rest will flee as a result, not wanting to be next.
- Blow You Away: It currently has the strongest wind strength in Frontier, with its wind being capable of sending hunters flying across the area. Its wind is so strong that even the Violent Wind Breaker (level 4 wind resistance) skill won't negate it.
- The Emperor: Was designed with this in mind. It's even in its title.
- Flunky Boss: Is aided by Egyurasu in battle.
- Leitmotif: It has two different themes that change as the battle progresses.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: It currently has the loudest roar in the Frontier series. It's so loud that even the Super High Grade Earplugs (level 3 Earplugs) skill is useless against it.
- Playing with Fire: Its first form uses fire attacks.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Greatly resembles European dragons.
- Sequential Boss: It has two different forms, starting out with the first form and shifting into the second form once sufficiently damaged. The first one focuses on using the Fire element and controlling its minions while the second one focuses on using the Dragon element and using more powerful attacks.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The newfound power it gains in its second phase comes from sacrificing its minions in battle, hence why it devours one of them before going into said phase.
Blazing Peak Dragon
A massive Elder Dragon who lays siege on the Interceptor's Base time and time again, and was the very reason it was built. It can build up heat over time, and when the process is complete, it will lay waste to the area around it with powerful Fire attacks.
- Escort Mission: You have to prevent it from using some attacks as they actually damage the Interceptor's Base. If it succeeds in destroying the base, you'll fail the quest.
- Glass Cannon: It has powerful attacks that can devastate the area around it, but is rather fragile for a Giant class monster, having lower health than the majority of them.
- Kill It with Ice: It's vulnerable to the Ice element.
- Playing with Fire: It can unleash highly destructive fiery blasts if its tail and arms heat up completely. Hunters can slow this process down by attacking those parts.
- Stance System: It has three phases with an increasing amount of power: Normal, Scorching, and Thermal Runway/Overheating. It starts out in the first phase but will go into the other two phases if it builds up enough heat, and can be brought back into the first phase by sufficiently damaging its arms and tail, slowing down the heating process.
- The Dreaded: It's the main reason the Interceptor's Base was built in the first place, and it's said to be so powerful that it can cause mass destruction in seconds and destroy said base with a single attack if left unchecked.
Burning Zero Dragon
A strange Elder Dragon with the ability to simultaneously use fire and ice in battle. The left side of its body is covered in fire while the right side is covered in ice.
- An Ice Person: It can use icy beams and stomps to freeze hunters in place.
- Fire/Water Juxtaposition: It can use both fire and ice at the same time.
- Guest Fighter: Eruzerion appeared in Phantasy Star Online 2 as a guest boss until the Mid-May 2019 update when it was removed.
- Kill It with Fire: Its right side is weak to the Fire element.
- Kill It with Ice: Its left side is weak to the Ice element.
- Playing with Fire: It can set hunters ablaze with fiery tornadoes and fireballs.
- Tranquil Fury: It's said to be simultaneously calm and passionate.
Laviente / Violent Laviente / Berserk Laviente
Great Crag Wyvern
Appearances (Violent): Frontier Forward 1
Appearances (Berserk): Frontier G9
- Big Eater: Laviente are quite gluttonous creatures and once they are hungry they will devour anything in their wake. Their life cycles consist on consuming as much food as they can and then going on long periods of slumber. In fact, Lavientes only wake up naturally when they have run out of food and they are beggining to starve, which is the origin behind the Violent Laviente, a Laviente who recently woke up feeling hungry and the Berserk Laviente, an ancient Laviente who is hungry to the point of starvation.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: Its health is naturally proportional to its size.
- Dishing Out Dirt: A few of its attacks involve raining boulders on enemies and causing spikes to burst out of the ground.
- Don't Wake the Sleeper: The Laviente of Solitude Island awakened from its hibernation due to the explosion of the island's volcano, the first thing the creature did was going on a ravenous rampage and devouring all the poor creatures that got caught up in it's way.
- Marathon Boss: Even with 24-32 players joining the hunt, the entire series of quests can take upwards of 3 hours to finish.
- Made of Explodium: It can release a combustable powder a la Teostra.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Solitude Island is a paradise where fauna and flora are abundant, or at least it used to be that way, when Laviente woke up from it's slumber it devoured most of it's inhabitants (the rest of them were taken out by the volcano).
- Playing with Fire: It can shoot gigantic fireballs at hunters.
- Swallowed Whole: The Berserk variant can launch you in the air, then swallow you for a One-Hit Kill.
- Shock and Awe: Laviente is capable of covering it's body with electric currents that can paralyze or stun foes.
- Zerg Rush: Not Laviente , but the Hunters going up against it, as hunting it is a server-wide quest involving up to 32 players attacking at once. During an event that went on from September 11, 2013-September 18, 2013, the joining limit was up to 100 players against an extremely powerful Violent Laviente .
The Guard of the Sky Corridor
This monster possesses no official classification, and cannot be put with the other monsters as a result. Little is known about it aside from the fact that it guards the Sky Corridor, and that it can inflict the rare Corrupted Poison condition, which drains your health and lowers your defense at the same time.
- Angry Guard Dog: While a monster and not a dog, it serves this purpose for the long-dead Ancient Civilization, guarding the Sky Corridor with extreme ferocity.
- An Ice Person: It can manipulate ice at will, being able to freeze entire rooms with it and make large icicles rain down from the ceiling.
- Leitmotif: Battle / Duremudira
- Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly fast, powerful, and durable, the Duremudira is a force to be reckoned with in battle.
- No-Sell: It is immune to every status effect except Stun.
- Poison Is Corrosive: It utilizes a rare poison called Corrupted Poison that halves its victims' defenses in addition to draining their health.
- Poisonous Person: When enraged, it utilizes a rare toxin called Corrosive Poison that quickly drains hunters' health in addition to cutting their defenses in half.
- Shock and Awe: Frontier Z introduces a Peerless variant that swaps its Ice element for Thunder.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To the main series' Gore Magala; see here◊.
- The Dreaded: The Guild only lets hunters fight it for a very limited amount of time due to how aggressive and dangerous it is. Further adding to the dread is that you will lose time if you faint, and it is rather easy to faint when going up against it due to its sheer power as well as the Frostbite and Corrupted Poison ailments it inflicts.