Aptonoth are cow-like creatures with leathery gray skin. They have black stripes along their backs and a head reminiscent of a Hadrosaur. They have a large, two-pronged crest protruding from their heads and a flat, spiked tail.
These docile creatures are hunted for their meat by humans and other monsters. They always travel in groups. When one Aptonoth is threatened, others will run away for safety, but sometimes the alpha male of the Aptonoth will attempt to fight back before fleeing himself. Sometimes the fleeing Aptonoth will walk over the River in Forest & Hills Area 1, probably to return back to their herd.
Aptonoth are found in a wide range of habitats, from dense Jungles to humid Swamps and even tropical islands.
Hunted as a food source, these creatures are preyed upon by both hunter and monster alike. Usually timid, in packs they will defend themselves with surprising strength.
Monster Hunter 3
Relatively docile herbivores with characteristic crest plates. They form herds and raise young communally, and have been used as pack animals for generations; their meat is tasty and nutritious. Very cautious around large monsters.
頭部に特徴的な突起のある、比較的おとなしい性格の草食モンスター。群れを作り、集団内で子育ても行う。肉は美味で栄養価も高く、昔から労働力としても人間と深く関わってきた。また、大型モンスターが近付くと、警戒する様子が確認されている。 Relatively docile herbivores with characteristic crest plates. They form herds and raise young communally, and have been used as pack animals for generations; their meat is tasty and nutritious. Very cautious around large monsters.
Relatively docile herbivores with characteristic crest plates. They form herds and raise young communally, and have been used as pack animals for generations. Their meat is tasty and nutritious, and they're very cautious around large monsters.
If a large, predatory monster is in the same area as an Aptonoth and its stamina is low, it will often go kill and devour an individual. Such monsters include Rathalos, Rathian, Zinogre, and Tigrex. Rathian and Rathalos will also fly to other areas in order to eat an Aptonoth.
When Aptonoth are attacked by a Hunter, the smaller ones will flee while the big one will attack the Hunter 1-2 times and then flee.
When an average sized Aptonoth is attacked by a Rathian or Rathalos, a slightly larger Aptonoth may attack the Rathian/Rathalos, much like it does to a hunter. Large Aptonoth do this more commonly.
Aptonoth closely resemble the real world Parasaurolophus, featuring similar head ornamentation.
Hunters can find a Large Aptonoth that give 3 body carves in the Moga Woods, and can yield a Super-Sized Dung as a reward for Hunters after turning in the kills to Junior, the Chief's Son.
If a large monster is in an adjacent area to the herd, Aptonoth will crowd together and look around warily.
Aptonoth often appear in groups of 3, yet in some of the 1 star quests, they can be found in groups of 5.
There is a glitch where Rathian or Rathalos will kill an Aptonoth in the transition area between Area 2 and 3 of the Deserted Island. The hunter can see from Area 2 the Wyvern devouring the Aptonoth, but will be unable to approach without being moved to Area 3.