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Apceros are Herbivores introduced in Monster Hunter.

MH4U-Apceros Render 001


Apceros are herbivorous reptiles that frequent desert and volcanic areas. They have a body structure similar to Aptonoth, their evolutionary cousins. They have many characteristics of tortoises, such as head shape and protective shell. Their tails have a developed mace-like structure on the end that is covered with sharp spikes.


Usually, Apceros attack by headbutting and whipping foes with their spiked tails. They are infamous for their tactic of slowly stalking the hunter, eventually tightly surrounding them, preventing movement.


Apceros are territorial monsters and will attack any intruder on sight. They will not give up fighting until the enemy has fallen or they are dead. Curiously, they work in small herds to take out any threats. They appear not to care if a large monster is in the area.


Apceros' hard shells 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-MHXX (2017)

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 and Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Apceros Icon Desert-dwelling Herbivores covered in tough plating. Highly territorial and known to tirelessly chase any who enter their habitat, they are especially hostile toward hunters, who have made a practice of stealing eggs from their nests.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Apceros Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
Wiki (?)

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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