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A list of returning monsters in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). This guide includes all confirmed monsters, returning monsters, which monsters will come, speculation, poll & more.

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All Monsters List

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Returning Monster List

Crimson Glow Valstrax

Valstrax
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Ultimate Generations (3DS/Switch)

The infamous jet dragon from MH Ultimate Generations makes its return in Monster Hunter Rise through a brand new variant: the Crimson Glow Valstrax. With its speed, flying abilities, new moves, and aggressiveness, Crimson Glow Valstrax is a perfect addition to MH Rise's movement-centric gameplay.

Crimson Glow Valstrax Guide

Kushala Daora

Kushala Daora
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 2 (PS2)
Other Name Steel Dragon

Kushala Daora is a large dragon covered in steel. This Elder Dragon was announced to be included in Update 2.0!

Kushala Daora Guide

Teostra

Teostra
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 2 (PS2)
Other Name Flame King Dragon

Teostra is a fiery Elder Dragon with the appearance of a lion, capable of producing explosions by itself. This monster is included in the game's 2.0 Update!

Teostra Guide

Chameleos

Chameleos
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 2 (PS2)
Other Name Mist Dragon

Chameleos hails from Monster Hunter 2, and is one of the Elder dragons from that game. Just like its name implies, it is capable of blending into its surroundings and turning invisible, as well as inflict status conditions and stealing from hunters. Chameleos will be available in April's free title update.

Chameleos Guide

Arzuros

Arzuros
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameBlue Bear Beast

Arzuros was confirmed to be coming in MHR at quite an early stage. It seems to feature quite early in the game. It doesn't seem to do a lot of damage, but there is the possibility that the more powerful variant, the Redhelm Arzuros, will be featured in this game as well (though this has not been confirmed)!

Arzuros Guide

Basarios

basarios
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameRock Wyvern

The Hunter displayed in the promotional image for the Hunting Horn seemed to be wearing armor similar to that of Basarios! The shape of the helmet and weapon look undeniably similar to that of the Basarios armor in past games. If this is true, we can also probably expect to see Gravios in MHR too!

Basarios Guide

Great Baggi

great baggi
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 3 (Wii)
Other NameSleep Dog Wyvern

The Great Baggi was also confirmed in the Jan 7th event. It's sure to bring its characteristic sleep-inducing attack this time too, so we'll have to be careful.

Great Baggi Guide

Great Wroggi

Great Wroggi
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NamePoison Dog Wyvern

The Great Wroggi leads a pack of regular Wroggis, using poison to attack its enemies. What's more, it can drop its dangerous poison in a large area, forcing you to maneuver away from it. This can be quite a challenging foe to deal with.

Great Wroggi Guide

Khezu

Khezu
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameCharging Wyvern & Strange Wyvern

Khezus's return was confirmed in a short teaser. It seemed to have all its usual abilities, such running electricity throughout its body! The return of Khezu has a lot of people excited and should be a blast to play against.

Khezu Guide

Lagombi

lagombi
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameWhite Rabbit Beast

Lagombi's appearance has also been confirmed. It is a fanged beast just like Arzuros, and it incorporates snow into its attacks. It'll even slide on its belly towards you!

Lagombi Guide

Mizutsune

mizutsune
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Generations (3DS)
Other NameBubble Fox Wyvern

Mizutsune was first seen in Monster Hunter Generations, and was one of the "elite 4" monsters of that game. In the Jan 7th Digital Event it was confirmed to be appearing in MHR! It uses bubbles to attack and play around with its enemies - though it's possible to use its bubbles to buff yourself as well!

Mizutsune Guide

Royal Ludroth

Royal Ludroth
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 3 (Wii)
Other NameWater Beast

The Water Beast Ludroth was seen in the second MHR trailer. It seems to lead a pack of other Ludroths near a watery area. It stores water in its characteristic spongy neck, allowing it to move freely on land. This enemy is rather tricky due to its very hard to read water spray attack.

Royal Ludroth Guide

Slagtoth

slagtoth
First Appearance Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameDrooping Hide Wyvern

A monster that looks like Slagtoth has been spotted. This is likely to be quite a nostalgic sight for those who remember this monster. It is small in stature, but packs a surprising punch.

Tetsucabra

Tetsucabra
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Other NameDemon Frog

We were able to spot a monster in the livestream which resembled a juvenile form of Tetsucabra! We feel that its fully grown form will also likely show up in Monster Hunter Rise.

Tetsucabra Guide

Diablos

Diablos
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameHorned Wyvern

The 4th MHR Trailer on The Rampage which aired on February 18 featured Diablos doing his trademark charge and roar. It's a monster that has regulary appeared in several other games in this series.

Diablos Guide

Volvidon

Volvidon
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameRed Shell Beast

Volvidon was featured in the 4th MH Rise trailer highlighting The Rampage which aired last Feburary 18th. It's known to be a tricky opponent given its ability to paralyze and full-body rolling attacks.

Volvidon Guide

Rajang

Rajang
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 2 (Dos)
Other NameGold Lion

The 4th MH Rise trailer aired on February 18 featured Rajang. Since it was previously know to live in various habitats, you can find it roaming through various maps in the game.

Rajang Guide

Returning Monsters From MHW

Returning MHW Monsters List

Zinogre

zinogre
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameThunder Wolf Wyvern

Zinogre was one of the flagship monsters of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP. In the Jan 7th Digital Event we were able to spot Zinogre's armor! We didn't see an actual Zinogre in the broadcast, but we're fairly certain that if its armor is in the game, so will the beast itself.

Zinogre Guide

Nargacuga

Nargacuga
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
Other NameSwift Wyvern

Nargacuga is a uniquely evolved monster that lives in thickly wooded forests. It hides in the dark, and with its fearsome quickness, it relentlessly and cunningly targets and hunts down its prey. Its tail, developed as a weapon for fighting, is very flexible and has strong destructive power.

Nargacuga Guide

Bazelgeuse

Bazelgeuse
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PC/Xbox One/PS4)

The infamous bomber monster of Monster Hunter World has joined Monster Hunter Rise's roster last Ver. 2.0 Update. His bombs are still strong enough to deal massive damage to the players so be careful on facing him.

Bazelgeuse Monster Details

Anjanath

anjanath
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PS4)
Other NameFierce Jaw Wyvern

As its other name implies, the Anjanath has an incredibly powerful bite that you'll need to watch out for when taking it on!

Anjanath Guide

Barioth

barioth
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 3 (Wii)
Other NameIce Tusk Wyvern

Barioth first appeared in Monster Hunter 3, and they've also been spotted in MHR's new Frosty Islands locale. It seems they'll be using a similar breath attack they had in previous games!

Barioth Guide

Jyuratodus

jyuratodus
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PS4)
Other NameMud Fish Wyvern

In a video showcasing the new Wirebug feature, we were able to see characters fighting against a Jyuratodus! It will likely appear in the Flooded Forest area, where it should have plenty of mud at its disposal to launch its usual attacks.

Jyuratodus Guide

Kulu Ya Ku

Kulu Ya Ku
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PS4)
Other NameScratching Bird

Kulu Ya Ku was featured in the sword and shield showcase video. In MHW, Kulu Ya Ku fought you while holding eggs and boulders, but in this video we saw it carrying a pot! This is a slight change, but the monster itself is definitely confirmed.

Kulu Ya Ku Guide

Pukei-Pukei

Pukei Pukei
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PS4)
Other NamePoison Bewitching Bird

In the Lance intro video we were able to spot a Pukei-Pukei! This monster first appeared in MHW and uses its long tongue and poison to defeat enemies. It will likely pop up as an enemy in the first half of the game.

Pukei-Pukei Guide

Rathalos

Rathalos
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameFire Wyvern

Rathalos has been confirmed in a MHR trailer! Rathalos is a staple for Monster Hunter, often called the "King of the Skies" due to its incredible flying power. Its high-damage breath and mid-air attacks will no doubt also be making a return.

Rathalos Guide

Rathian

Rathian
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameFemale Fire Wyvern

Rathian was seen in the showcase video for the Greatsword. Known as the Queen of the Land, this beast boasts incredibly powerful legs. It seems to still use its breath attack, and will also be bringing back its characteristic somersault!

Rathian Guide

Tigrex

First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)
Other NameRoaring Wyvern

Tigrex made its first appearance in Monster Hunter Portable 2nd and was one of the signature monsters. It is incredibly powerful, eating weaker herbivores to sustain itself.

Tigrex Guide

Tobi-Kadachi

tobi kadachi
First AppearanceMonster Hunter World (PS4)
Other NameFlying Thunder Wyvern

Tobi-kadachi is returning, after debuting in MHW. In the previews, we were able to see it getting attacked by the flagship monster Magnamalo. Just like Arzuros, Tobi-Kadachi is expected to be one of the tougher boss enemies in the early section of the game.

Tobi-Kadachi Guide

Prediction: Returning Monsters That Might Appear

【Very Likely】Gravios

Gravios
First AppearanceMonster Hunter (PS2)
Other NameArmor Wyvern

Gravios is a wyvern that is mainly spotted near volcanoes. Just like its name, the "Armor Wyvern", implies, it has an extremely hard carapace that is hard to penetrate. This monster's movements are slow, though its bastion-like stature and powerful beam attack are quite a threat to hunters.

Likely To Return With Basarios

Basarios is the Juvenile form of Gravios, and given that we've seen armor that looks like it comes from Basarios, we feel it's very likely that Gravios will also be featured in this game.

Amatsu

amatsu
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP)
Other NameStorm Wyvern

Amatsu was the final boss of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. This incredibly powerful Elder Dragon had the power to summon up tornadoes to attack its enemies. Given Portable 3rd's Japanese style, we feel that it would be a good fit for MHR as well.

Lagiacrus

Lagiacrus
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 3 (Wii)
Other NameSea Wyvern

The Sea Wyvern Lagiacrus was the flagship monster of Monster Hunter 3, and could be fought underwater. That, alongside its ability to manipulate thunder, makes it a good fit for Monster Hunter Rise's world!

Somnacanth Hints At Water Combat?

The new monster Somnacanth also has the appearance of a Sea Wyvern. We were also able to spot it swimming, and though it's not certain, there might be a chance we'll be getting underwater combat. In Monster Hunter Generations, you were only able to fight the Lagiacrus on land, so we're hoping it'll return in the water this time around.

Ukanlos

Ukanlos
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
ClassFlying Wyvern

Ukanlos is the last boss of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Since it covers itself with silver carapace and dig into the frozen ice. Perhaps it might appear in the Frost Islands map?

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Gigginox

gigginox
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 3 (Wii)
Other NamesCreeping Venom Wyvern

Gigginox is a snake-like monster similar to Khezu. It sticks on the ceiling of cave and perform a surprise attack with its poison. There might be a possibility of Gigginox appearing with Khezu and start turf wars.

Gammoth & Other MH Generations Monsters

Gammoth
GammothFirst Appearance:
Monster Hunter Generations
Giant Beast which uses its large body and long nose to smash hunters and perform ice attacks.
Valstrax First Appearance:
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Elder dragon also known as Sky Comet Dragon. Uses its wings and dragon element and attacks hunters like a fighter plane.
Bloodbath DiablosFirst Appearance:
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Deviant of Diablos. When it's enraged, its blood vain become visible and increase its attack.

Since Mizutsune appears in MH Rise, there is a possibility of other MH Generations monsters making their return. Since Gammoth lives in the cold environment, it might appear in Frost Islands map.

Monster's We'd Like To Return

Daimyo Hermitaur & Other Crustaceans

daimyo

※ The monsters below are given purely as examples.

Daimyo Hermitaur【First Appearance: Monster Hunter 2】
The crustacean known as the "Shield Crab", as its pincers resemble a shield.
Shogun Ceanataur【First Appearance: Monster Hunter 2】
The Shogun Ceanatur is known as the sickle crab, due to the sickle-like shape of its pincers. They are also quite powerful.
Shen Gaoren【First Appearance: Monster Hunter 2】
The "Fortress Crab", a crustacean of such massive size that it can wreak havoc just by walking.

The Daimyo Hermitaur and the Shogun Ceanataur are giant enemy crabs introduced in Monster Hunter 2. Given that they use titles used in the Japanese military, we feel they might be a good fit for Monster Hunter Rise's theme! These beasts are a huge threat in the early to mid game, and pose an entirely different threat than dragons, due to their unique walking style. Hit their weak points for massive damage!

Inagami

イナガミ
First AppearanceMonster Hunter Frontiers (PC)
Other NameJavon Dragon

The Elder Dragon Inagami was introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier for the PC. It has the power to manipulate bamboo, can harden itself using its own bodily fluids, and has sleep-status inflicting abilities. We think it might be a good fit for Rise due to the connection of Bamboo with the more Japanese theme of this current game!

Seltas

アルセルタス
First AppearanceMonster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Other NamePiercing Beetle

Our Comments

Writer M I honestly just feel bad for Seltas and how they're just used as items by their Queen. I'd like to see it come back as a more assertive version of itself!

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Anonymous 6

Velkhana needs to return too

Anonymous 5

gammoth need to come back

Anonymous 4

I really do hope we get gammoth to see him have a turf with tigrex barioth deviljho and rajang and to wyvern ride her.

Anonymous 3

i want kecha wacha in rise

Anonymous 2

I really do hope we get gammoth in this game i think he would fit well in the frost islands.

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