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How to Beat Great Girros - Tips & Recommended Gear

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Great Girros. Learn Great Girros's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!!!

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Great Girros - Tips and Tricks

Break Head First To Lessen Bites & Calls

Break Head First To Lessen Bites & Calls

The Great Girros will occasionally summon other Girros into the fight. Breaking its head will lessen these calls and make its bites less frequent, allowing you to focus on the bigger monster.

Watch For Its Paralysis Bites

Watch For Its Paralysis Bites

When the Great Girros bites you several times, it can inflict Paralysis. Make sure to avoid its bites by dodging to the side and away from its head.

Easy Monster With Few Moves

The Great Girros is a relatively easy monster to hunt and only has a few moves in its move set. This makes it a great target for hunters who want to practice a new weapon or combo.

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Great Girros - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Great Girros Weakness
Great Girros's head is a weak spot. Once broken, it's paralyzing fang's potency and the ability to call Girros swarms will be reduced.
Great Girros's forelegs is a weak spot. Breakable
The tail of a Great Girros is a weak spot, and can be severed

Great Girros's main weak spots are its head, forelegs, and tail. Its tail can be severed.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot


Great Girros - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat
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Great Girros - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

The Great Girros is weak against Water-based weapons and susceptible to Sleep status effects
Great Girros is also a bit weak to Fire & Ice element weapons
Great Girros is heavily resistant to Thunder weapons

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Paralysis Resistance Reduces chances of getting Blast status effect.
Effluvial Expert Reduces effluvium damage in Rotten Vale.
Effluvial Resistance Lessens effluvial buildup.

Recommended Items

MHW Flash Pod Flash Pod Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light
MHW Pitfall Trap Pitfall Trap Drops monster into pitfall for a few seconds

Keep Great Girros In Place

The purpose of having Flash Pods and Pitfall Traps in your Item Pouch is to keep the Great Girros in a single location for longer periods of time. This will greatly help you break its parts, giving you the advantage in the fight.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Evasion Mantle Evasion Mantle Increases invincibility window when dodging.
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity.

Great Girros - Moves & Counters

Bite Bite its target. Dodge away from head to keep from getting bitten.
Bite Rush Rushes forward and finishes off with a bite. Roll to the side to avoid damage.
Jump Bite Does a long-range jump then bites its target
Body Smash Smashes its body sidewards. Move back to avoid the body smash.
Paralysis Spit Spits a paralysis ball towards a target. Follow the ball's movement and dodge when it nears you.

Calls Smaller Girros Into Battle

Calls Smaller Girros Into Battle

The Great Girros will raise its head and do a series of calls that will summon several Girros into the fight. Break its head to lessen the effectivity of the Great Girros's calls.

Does Series Of Bites That Can Paralyze

Does Series Of Bites That Can Paralyze

This monster mostly attacks with different kinds of bites. Being bitten several times can decrease your Paralysis resistance, inflicting you with the status effect. Keep away from the Great Girros's face to avoid getting bitten.

Spits Paralysis Ball Towards Target

Spits Paralysis Ball Towards Target

The Great Girros also spews a ball that can paralyze you when you get hit. Simply roll away to avoid taking damage or getting the status effect.

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