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English: Black Gravios
Japanese: グラビモス(亜種)
(Gurabimosu Ashu)
Korean: 그 라비모스 아종
Nicknames: Black Grav
English: Black Armor Wyvern
Japanese: 黒鎧竜
General Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire
Ailment/s: StatusEffect01 Sleep
Weakest to: Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Water
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Fire Beam
Habitats: Old Swamp, Swamp, Old Volcano, Volcano, Primal Forest, Volcanic Hollow, Unknown Great Forest
Monster Size: Gold Crown Small 1946.3
Gold Crown Large 3065.9
Monsters in Relation: Gravios, Basarios, Ruby Basarios
Generation: First

Black Gravios are the tougher Subspecies of the Gravios.

MH4-Black Gravios Render 001


Black Gravios are quite daunting in relation to the size of hunters compared to normal Gravios so do take note of the tail and charging attacks. They will cover a larger area than their normal species.


They only rarely use the sleeping gas that normal Gravios use; they usually only emit explosive red gas. They have a heavier shell than the normal Gravios. Just like the Gravios, their stomach can be broken twice, allowing hunters to cut through without bouncing off.


Far more aggressive than its grey counterpart, the Black Gravios will attack on sight, starting with either a fire beam or a charge attack.


Black Gravios are known to inhabit in Swamp and Volcano, where caves and ore deposits are easy to find. The extreme difference in local temperature, with the swamp so cold and damp when compared to the volcano, means that Black Gravios is not dependent on extreme heat.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Black Gravios

FrontierGen-HC Black Gravios Render 001

Much like HC Gravios appears to just be a older version of standard Gravios same goes for HC Black Gravios. Though unlike normal HC Gravios the insides of this monster are burning hot like magma to the bone and it needs to vent heat more often to keep its temperature in check.

It has all the attacks of normal HC Gravios and uses the super beam attack more often along with new attacks. New attacks include making use of the pores on its tail to release flaming hot gas and sleep gas in a tail slam attack and the amazing ability to keep its self in the air while flying using its beam aimed straight down like a rocket to keep its self in the air while spinning, ending with a body slam and releasing the heat from the ground that it beamed as magma from burning the ground. This odd ability makes it the only Gravios variation that actually uses its wings for an actual flying attack instead of a jump smash.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF1 (2006) Logo-MHG (2005) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Gravios Icon A large wyvern found in volcanic zones. They possess a fiery breath attack and the ability to emit a sleeping gas. They also have extremely hard scales that deflect most weapon attacks.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Black Gravios Icon グラビモスの亜種。その黒くて堅い外殻から”黒鎧竜”の異名を持つ。 通常種と比べて体内で発生する熱が非常に高く、より耐熱性を得る為に甲殻が黒く変色している。 豊富な熱量を体外へと放出する熱線は非常に強力である。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
Black Gravios Icon (?)


  • Black Gravios are accustomed to using their beam attacks more often than their grey counterparts.

  • When low on stamina, it will fail to shoot beams, produce gas, and will take longer to recover from attacks.
  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus
  • Its back plates, legs, wings, and face can be broken for the first time. Its stomach can also be climbed on and attacked as well.

  • Black Gravios can be a pet.

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