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How to Beat Pink Rathian - Tips & Recommended Gear

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

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Pink Rathian - Tips and Tricks

Hit the Head and Wings!

Pink Rathian has three weak points: its head and two wings. Its tail can be severed, its head and wings can be broken.

Use Dragon Element

Pink Rathian is very vulnerable against Dragon-based weapons and ammo, with thunder being the second most effective element.


Bring Antidotes or Cut its Tail

Aside from its flames and physical damage, Pink Rathian hits hard with its poison damage. Cutting off its tail significantly reduces its ability to inflict poison.

Flash While Mid-Air

When flashed while flying, Pink Rathian will fall to the ground and would be unable to move for a few seconds. Use this opening to sever its tail or its other parts.

Pink Rathian - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Pink Rathian Weakness

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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Pink Rathian - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Pink Rathian is very weak against Dragon-based attacks
Thunder is an effective element against Pink Rathian
Fire-based weapons are the least effective element against Pink Rathian

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
EarplugsWeakens the effects of Pink Rathian's roars. Requires level 3 for complete negation.
Poison ResistanceReduces the effects of poison. Counters Pink Rathians damaging poison attack and HP drain.
Dragon AttackAdditional elemental damage against Pink Rathian. Note that it only works with weapons already imbued with the Dragon element.

Recommended Items

Shock Trap Shock TrapA trap that immobilizes a target. Use it to capture monsters.
Flash Pod Flash PodSlinger ammo that flashes brightly on impact. Fire it right under a monster's nose to blind it.

Sever the Tail!

Pink Rathian's threat level dramatically decreases once its tail is severed. Use Shock Traps to immobilize it or Flash Pods to bring it down from the air to easily target its tail.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent
Evasion mantleEvasion MantleExtends the invulnerability window during evasion
Affinity Booster Affinity BoosterIncreases the affinity of those within its area. Use to inflict heavy damage to Pink Rathian

Pink Rathian - Moves & Counters

MovesDescription & Counter
ChargePink Rathian rushes forward, damaging those caught in its path. Dive to the sides to evade and wait until Rathian gets exhausted.
Fire BreathPink Rathian fires a single ball of flame. If enraged, Pink Rathian fires three fireballs, one to the front and two to its sides. Rathian's side is very vulnerable during this move as it will be immobile.
LungePink Rathian uses the full weight of its body to knock hunters back. Roll under Pink Rathian and attack from the other side when it starts to tiptoe.
Consecutive SnapsPink Rathian does this move when surrounded by hunters. Roll back to evade, then again close the gap to attack.
Tail SwipePink Rathian's swings its tail in a circular fashion, damaging and flinging those caught in its path. Roll under Rathian or away to evade this move.
SomersaultPink Rathian hovers over the ground and does a somersault, poisoning those it hits.
Wider SomersaultSimilar to Pink Rathian's somersault but with wider reach. Can induce poison status when hit.

Resistant to Most Attacks!

Pink Rathian is covered with incredibly durable scales, tail, and parts. Even harder than its normal version. Take care not to use dull weapons as it would leave you open to counterattacks, or precisely hit its softer parts.

Pink Rathian Flash

Bring it Down with a Flash!

Like its green colored counterpart, Pink Rathian does somersaults to inflict poison to its enemies. A perfect counter to this is slinging a Flash Pod while Pink Rathian is mid-air, stopping its somersault and bringing it down for a beat down.

Cut its Tail ASAP

Cutting Pink Rathian's tail decreases its chances of inflicting poison even when directly hit by its somersault. Cutting its tail also severely curtails its reach, opening Pink Rathian to attacks from behind.

Pink Rathian Charge

Stay Away from its Charges

Pink Rathian sometimes charges and drives itself into the ground. While enraged, it does this move three consecutive times. Running out of stamina by running and dodging can get you hit by this high damage move. Pink Rathian will be immobile for a few seconds after this move. Use this opportunity to attack!

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