Volcano Desert Old Desert
Monsters in Relation:
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.
First US / EU Appearance:
First JP Appearance:
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
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.
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.