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Alatreon is a Elder Dragon introduced in Monster Hunter 3.



Alatreon is elementally unstable, possessing control over the Dragon, Fire, Thunder, and Ice elements. When weakened, Alatreon will fly high into the air and rain down ice crystals. Some ice crystals fall on random spots while others may target certain players. Alatreon will only use the Ice and Thunder elements while in the air. It is said that it has the abilities of all the True Elder Dragons (Kushala Daora, Chameleos, Lunastra and Teostra), although, since it is elementally unstable, it is unable to truly harness that power.

Now it is able to call down Lightning to strike the hunter, much like the White Fatalis, both on the ground or in the air. When it is about to perform this attack, its horns will glow blueish-white. Its colors are also more pronounced when it is using the various elements.


Alatreons are very territorial. This may be the reason why no other monsters live in the Sacred Land. Alatreon might attack most of its prey from the air, giving it an advantage over most other monsters. It also is very aggressive towards flying objects, mainly airships.


Alatreon are fought in the Sacred Land, an area within the Volcano. They presumably have access to any point within the Volcano when they hunt for food, and they may even venture beyond the volcano at times. They're also seen in the Ingle Isle.

Breakable Parts

Horns (x2)
Front Claws (x2)
Tail (Sever)
Left Wing
Right Wing

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

Element Damage (Ground)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 0 15 5 20 5
Neck 0 10 5 15 5
Stomach 0 10 5 15 5
Feet 0 10 5 15 5
Wing 0 10 5 15 5
Tail 0 10 5 15 5
Element Damage (Flight)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 20 5 0 0 25
Neck 15 5 0 0 20
Stomach 15 5 0 0 20
Feet 15 5 0 0 20
Wing 15 5 0 0 15
Tail 15 5 0 0 20
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 180 150 180 --- 120
Tolerance Increase +150 (780 max) +160 (950 max) +170 (1030 max) --- +120 (600 max)
Tolerance Recovery 5 per 10 sec 5 per 10 sec 5 per 10 sec --- 5 per 10 sec
Duration 10 sec 15 sec 60 sec --- 15 sec
Damage 55 ---

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information are taken from

Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration Notes
1st time 2nd time
Pitfall Trap x ☆☆☆
Shock Trap x ☆☆☆
Flash Bomb ★☆☆ Used to get a hovering Alatreon to land for a short period of time.
In confused state, dragon charge attack will only be a normal charge attack (no dragon element).
Sonic Bomb x ☆☆☆
Dung Bomb x ☆☆☆
Meat x ☆☆☆

Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Alatreon info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH3 EN (2010) Logo-MH3 JP (2009) Logo-MHX JP (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Question Mark Icon Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Question Mark Icon その姿は稲妻の様とも闇の様とも噂され“煌黒龍”と伝えられる古龍。全身を鋭い逆鱗で覆われており触れる者全てを無慈悲に引き裂く。また、自らに宿す属性が非常に不安定なため周囲の天候をも急変させてしまうという。まさに“天災”。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Question Mark Icon Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters.
Monster Hunter X
MH4-Question Mark Icon (?)

Music Themes

MH3/MHP3rd/MH3U/MHX: Alatreon Theme


  • Even if believed to have mastered all elements (except for Water), Alatreon never uses all of them at the same time. On the ground, Alatreon uses only Dragon-element and Fire-element attacks. When it turns blue and spends most of its time in the air (see below), Alatreon uses Ice-element and Thunder-element attacks, and if it falls on the ground, its common attacks (like its charge) will lose their usual effect (for example, the charge won't inflict Dragonblight anymore).
  • Alatreon is very vulnerable to Paralysis and Sleep. However, as an Elder Dragon, it never gets exhausted and isn't affected by any Traps or Meat.
  • Alatreon is weak to Ice Element (then Water) when on the ground, and weak to Dragon Element (then Fire) when hovering in the air. It is slightly weak to Thunder when on the ground, but immune to it when in the air.
  • Front claws and both horns can be broken, wings can be damaged and tail can be severed for two extra carves.
  • Both horns must be broken for Skypiercers to be obtained in the rewards.
  • Unlike the Elder Dragons from previous MH games, the tail can be severed at any level of health, like usual monsters, but this won't affect Alatreon's power.
  • Alatreon doesn't have an aura like Kushala Daora or Teostra. However, it is able to muster its power and energy in its horns. At that moment, the horns will be surrounded by little sparkles. After a few minutes, it will absorb those sparkles and turn blue, before hovering around the area and starting a thunder and icy rampage for some minutes. In this Flight Mode, it is difficult to deal significant damage to Alatreon. In addition, it is more aggressive and more powerful. Breaking both horns or making it stagger by focusing on the head when the horns are surrounded by sparkles will prevent Alatreon from using its true power.
  • Using Flash Bombs will make Alatreon fall onto the ground from its Flight Mode.
    • In MH3U, no sign of charging is visible on its horns and it appears that it can almost randomly go into Flight Mode. It will sometimes do its precharge move before jumping back and entering Flight Mode. Breaking both horns does no longer prevent Alatreon from entering its Flight Mode.
  • During its Flight Mode (see above), Alatreon will sometimes cause wind which will make hunters fall over, much like Kushala Daora's wind barrier. This will happen during aerial charges.
  • If Alatreon hits one of the two ledge walls of the Sacred Land during a charge, its horns will become stuck for a few seconds.
  • At the end, it should destroy the wall, unless it is staggered. It cannot be ledged when both horns are broken.
  • If Alatreon's tail is cut during Flight Mode it will glow blue instead of red even when Alatreon lands.
  • Alatreon's horns begin to sparkle or turn white signaling it is ready to revert to the Flight Mode. If its head or horns take considerable damage during this time, the sparkles will disappear, postponing Alatreon's Flight Mode.
  • Alatreon's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • Alatreon, Teostra, and Lunastra have the same sound effect when roaring.

  • You can no longer hunt Alatreon in Monster Hunter 3 because the online servers have been shut down.

  • Alatreon can be unlocked by clearing all double monster quests.

  • In order to unlock Alatreon, the player must clear all the village quests.

  • Alatreon can be unlocked by reaching Hunter Rank 80.

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