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Not to be confused with Subspecies, Rare Species, Lone Species, or Variants.

Deviants (Japanese 二つ名持ちモンスター) are special monster individuals that have survived previous hunter encounters and have taken on new traits and abilities. They are known to be similar to normal monster individuals though different and special in some ways. Deviants are known to have a unique appearance, fighting style, and adaptions in battle. Deviants are also known to sometimes be larger than normal individuals. From these special individuals being far more dangerous and different, only hunters with special permits are allowed to hunt them.

Materials from Deviant monsters can be used to craft special Rare X equipment pieces. They are found in the last pages of the crafting menu, and they have some diferences compared to regular equipment:

  • Weapons made from Deviant monsters will fill up the Hunter Arts bar faster than regular weapons.
  • Along with regular skills, wearing a full armor set of a Deviant monster will grant the wearer unique Soul armor skills exclusive to that armor. These are powerful skills consisting of combined skills, sometimes characteristic of the species' armor sets. For example, "Grimclaw Soul" has the effects of Speed Eating +2 and High Grade Earplugs. However, in order to activate the Soul skill in the armor set, each piece will have to be at least Lv6. Otherwise, the skill will be greyed out and have no effect in battle.
  • Rare X equipment have no slots.

List of Deviants by Game

Monster Hunter Generations


Monster Hunter Generations

MHGen-Arzuros Render 001
MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Render 001
Arzuros Redhelm Arzuros
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001
MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Render 001
Daimyo Hermitaur Stonefist Hermitaur
MHGen-Glavenus Render 001
MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Render 001
Glavenus Hellblade Glavenus
MH4-Lagombi Render 001
MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Render 001
Lagombi Snowbaron Lagombi
MHGen-Nargacuga Render 001
MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Render 001
Nargacuga Silverwind Nargacuga
MH4-Rathalos Render 001
MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Render 001
Rathalos Dreadking Rathalos
MH4-Rathian Render 001
MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Render 001
Rathian Dreadqueen Rathian
MH4-Tetsucabra Render 001
MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Render 001
Tetsucabra Drilltusk Tetsucabra
MH4-Tigrex Render 001
MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Render 001
Tigrex Grimclaw Tigrex
MHGen-Uragaan Render 001
MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Render 001
Uragaan Crystalbeard Uragaan
MHGen-Yian Garuga Render 001
MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Render 001
Yian Garuga Deadeye Yian Garuga
MH4-Zinogre Render 001
MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Render 001
Zinogre Thunderlord Zinogre


  • Deviants have an added part to their name such as Dreadking or Hellblade.
    • According to the Guild Master, this is to show respect to how rare these special individuals are.
  • The development concept for the Deviants was to make the strongest monsters that change the way a hunter fights in a major way due to them being a true threat. The development team gave the Deviants a larger size and stronger attacks to truly show how dangerous they are.
    • According to fans, Capcom fulfilled this perfectly with the Deviants.

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