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Cephalos Topics:

English: Cephalos
Japanese: ガレオス
Nicknames: N/A
English: Sand Wyvern
Japanese: 砂竜
General Information
Species: Piscine Wyvern
Element/s: Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Water
Ailment/s: StatusEffect29 Paralysis
Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Waterblight
Weakest to: Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon Thunder
Weakness Sign: N/A
Signature Move: Sand Spit
Habitats: Desert
Old Desert
Monster Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Cephadrome
Generation: First

Cephalos are younger forms of the sand-dwelling Cephadrome.

MHF2-Cephalos Render 001


Cephalos' body shapes are streamlined and flat, to help them swim through the sand.


These minions are surprisingly social, swimming through the loose sand and hunting in packs. They are predatory, and can work together to defeat creatures many times their size.


Mildly aggressive, they can become a nuisance when fighting other monsters.

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-Cephalos Icon Wyverns found only in the Desert. They resemble a Plesioth, but live and "swim" in sand rather than water. They seldom appear above land, but when their hearing is disturbed...
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Cephalos Icon 砂漠の色によく似た皮膚を持つ魚竜種の一種。砂中に潜り、砂漠を泳ぐ。集団で行動することが多く、なかなか地上には姿を出さないが、聴覚は非常に敏感なため、その性質を逆手に取り、ベテランのハンター達は音爆弾を使用するという。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFG-Cephalos Icon (?)


  • Cephalos will occasionally attack boss monsters such as Tigrex or Diablos if in the same area.
  • Cephalos are vulnerable to loud noises, and will emerge from the sand if a sonic bomb is used. They are also affected by the loud noises produced by small barrel bombs and the cries of large desert wyverns such as Monoblos, Diablos and Tigrex.
  • Cephalos is unique among minions as it has a breakable part - its fin. Breaking this does not affect rewards or carves.

  • Cephalos is also the only minion that has the exclamation mark above its head when it spots a hunter. Most large wyverns have this.

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