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Apceros Topics:

English: Apceros
Japanese: アプケロス
Nicknames: N/A
English: N/A
Japanese: N/A
General Information
Species: Herbivore
Element/s: N/A
Ailment/s: N/A
Weakest to: Thunder Thunder
Weakness Sign: Falls over
Signature Move: Headbutt
Habitats: Volcano
Monster Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Aptonoth
Generation: First

Apceros are herbivores and the evolutionary cousins of the Aptonoth.



Apceros are much better equipped for dealing with predators, sporting thick armor plates on their heads and backs, as well as spiked, club-like tails for defense.


Usually, Apceros attack by headbutting and whipping foes with their spiked tails.


Apceros are territorial monsters and will attack any intruder on sight. They won't give up fighting until the enemy has fallen or they are dead.


Apceros' hard shell and thick skin protect them from heat. Normally, they can only be found in hot areas like Deserts and Volcanoes.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Apceros Icon Hunted for their meat, which is buried under a thick, armored hide. Aggressive compared to the Aptonoth, hunting them can be a challenge. Apceros eggs are a valuable guild commodity.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Apceros Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
MHFG-Apceros Icon (?)

Frontier Analysis

Roar X Wind Pressure X
Shock Trap X Pitfall Trap X
Sonic Bomb X Flash Bomb 30
Meat X Stench Beads X
Capture HP X Cuttable Tail X
Resistance Duration Damage
Poison Resistance 200 30 sec 60
Para Resistance 100 10 sec
Sleep Resistance 50 40 sec
Faint Resistance


  • The Apceros closely resemble the real-world Ankylosaurus, featuring similar armor plating and tail club.
  • When provoked, an Apceros will slowly close in on a hunter, until they are close enough to headbutt or tail swipe. This can be highly annoying while trying to hunt a larger, more dangerous monster, as it limits the hunters' ability to move.

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