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Diablos are Flying Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter.

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Diablos are large, bipedal wyverns with powerful armor plating covering much of their body. Their most noteworthy feature is a pair of massive, solid horns above their eyes. Diablos also possess a pair of tusk-like fangs and a large, spiny neck frill. Their tail ends with a heavy, studded club that can be used to ward off attackers. Diablos stand on a pair of stocky, wide-set legs and possess a broad upper body complete with thick, muscular wings.


Diablos have the ability to burrow into the earth and travel underground, employing this tactic to surprise unsuspecting targets or slip away from a dangerous encounter. In addition, they are capable of producing a powerful roar that will stun most aggressors. Using their powerful legs in tandem with their heavy upper body and head, Diablos can run at high speeds to charge attackers with their horns, using the powerful momentum to maximize the potential for damage.


Diablos are herbivores, known to feed on the plentiful cacti of the desert. Despite this however, they are wildly aggressive and will pursue anything which enters their territory. Diablos are known to use their horns as weapons against attackers, but will also use them in bouts against other Diablos in battles for territory or mating rights. Diablos typically avoid flight for the purpose of transportation, as a disproportionally high mass prevents them from effectively flying for long periods of time. Instead, Diablos will use their wings to free themselves when trapped in the sand.


Diablos are commonly found in dry, arid desert environments. The soft, loose earth allows for digging and the water-rich cacti provide them with both nutrition and hydration. However in Monster Hunter 3 and 4 Ultimate Diablos can also be found at the Deserted Island and Everwood.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Bloodbath Diablos

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Main Article: Bloodbath Diablos

A Deviant of Diablos first appearing in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate  

Hard Core (HC) Diablos

FrontierGen-HC Diablos Render 001 (Edited)

HC Diablos has a new more powerful look, it has very large horns, stronger, vein covered wings,and more muscle mass. It also has new moves and behavior. When it digs, it will pick a target and dig back out at a surprising speed, leaving a trail of large rocks raining everywhere it digs and a new tail attack.

Gilded Diablos

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Main Article: Gilded Diablos

A Variant of Diablos first appearing in Monster Hunter Explore  

Game Appearences

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MHW (2018)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Diablos Icon Two-horned wyverns found in desert zones. They are capable of burrowing into sand to attack prey from below. Incredibly violent and proud, they are known to unleash terrible wrath when accosted.
Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Diablos Icon Wyverns feared as desert tyrants. Extremely territorial, Diablos attack invaders with blind aggression. Highly sensitive to sound, perhaps because they frequently travel beneath the sand. Known to feed on cacti.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Diablos Icon 砂漠の暴君として恐れられる飛竜。非常に縄張り意識が強く縄張りに侵入した者には異常なまでの攻撃性を見せる。また、砂の中を潜行することが多いためか聴覚が非常に発達しており、音に対しては敏感に反応する。主食はサボテン。別名“角竜”。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Diablos Icon Wyverns feared as desert tyrants. Extremely territorial, Diablos attack invaders with blind aggression. Highly sensitive to sound, perhaps because they frequently travel beneath the sand. Known to feed on cacti.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Diablos Icon A desert wyvern that takes its name from the giant horns that crown its head. Like the Monoblos, the Diablos charges its prey or strikes from underground, moving more quickly once it is angered. Their sensitive ears make them susceptible to Sonic Bombs.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter XX
MH4U-Diablos Icon 砂漠の暴君として恐れられる飛竜。非常に縄張り意識が強く、縄張りに侵入した者には異常なまでの攻撃性を見せる。また、砂の中を潜行することが多いためか、聴覚が非常に発達しており、音に対しては敏感に反応する。主食はサボテン。別名”角竜”。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter World
MHW-Diablos Icon The apex monster of the Wildspire Waste. A menacing, territorial beast that lurks underground. Loud noises will cause it to lunge out from the sand in search of prey.
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Diablos Icon Feared as tyrants of the deserts, these Flying Wyverns attack any who stray into their territory.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Diablos Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Diablos Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!

Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Damage
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 0 15 15 30 15
Neck 0 10 10 20 10
Back 10 15 15 30 15
Stomach 0 10 10 20 10
Wing 0 10 10 20 10
Foot 0 5 5 10 5
Tail 0 10 10 20 10
Tail Stub 10 15 15 30 15
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Knockout
Initial Tolerance 200 200 150 300 150
Tolerance Inc. (max) +50 (400) +100 (600) +50 (350) +100 (700) +100 (550)
Tolerance Recovery 5 / 10 sec 5 / 15 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 15 sec
Duration 50 sec 15 sec 40 sec --- 10 sec
Damage 250 + 5 --- --- 200 ---

Monster Hunter: World

Diablos Damage Effectiveness
Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison ★★
Water ★★ Sleep ★★
Thunder Paralysis ★★★
Ice ★★★ Blast ★★
Dragon ★★ Stun

Damage Effectiveness


Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★★ A Diablos can run over a pitfall trap when enraged.
Shock Trap ★★☆ Can be broken if Diablos lunges out of the ground underneath it.
Flash Bomb ★★☆ Very useful when Diablos is recovering (flying back to the ground) from a Pitfall Trap or a Sonic Bomb.
Sonic Bomb ★★★ Does not work when enraged.
Dung Bomb ★★☆
Meat x ☆☆☆ Meat does not work on herbivores, like Diablos.

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horns (x2)
MH4U-Diablos Horns Break 001Indent08MH4U-Diablos Horns Break 002Indent08MH4U-Diablos Horns Break 003
Back (x1)
MH4U-Diablos Back Break 001Indent08MH4U-Diablos Back Break 002
Tail (Sever)
MH4U-Diablos Tail Break 001Indent08MH4U-Diablos Tail Break 002


  • Diablos is said to have been inspired by a Kaiju (Giant Monster) [1], although no particular one was mentioned. In addition, its head and face seem to be inspired by the skulls of various Ceratopsians, as well as the tusks of pachyderms and boars.
  • Most Diablos weapons have negative Affinity, ranging from -5% to -50%. An exception to this is the Chaotic Order and the Ebony King Bow (The latter actually has 20% positive affinity). To balance this downgrade, they have great raw power and white and purple (with Sharpness+1) sharpness.
  • If Diablos is hit when underground (i.e. bomb or boomerang) and is staggered, it will have the same effect as a sonic bomb.
  • Diablos has appeared in every Monster Hunter game except for Monster Hunter Diary, Monster Hunter 4, and Monster Hunter Generations.
  • Even though it is a herbivore, a Diablos is seen attacking a Cephadrome used as bait by Curlon Belusas in the Monster Hunter Orage Volume 2. It's seen with the Cephadrome in her mouth, even though it's normal for it to attack with its horns.
  • Diablos' roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

  • There are two High-rank quests featuring a unique Diablos: one from the Guild and the other from Nekoht, the Felyne Elder. In these quests, players fight the one-horned "Demon King Diablos", which has higher health than a Diablos of the same rank, and higher attack and defense than any Diablos.

  • Diablos, along with Rathalos and Rathian, are the only Large Monsters from the original series.

  • Diablos returns, along with Black Diablos.
    • Diablos has a new attack, taking the form of a quick, forward lunge.

  • Diablos's back can be broken.
  • Diablos can only be found at G-rank.
  • Diablos can charge immediately after resurfacing.
  • It can no longer perform its horn uppercut or underground launching attack. Those attacks are now restricted to Black Diablos and Apex Diablos.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus and affected by the Apex Status.
    • Apex Diablos's weak spots are its horns, legs, back and tail tip. Attacking any other part will cause the weapon to bounce and shots to be deflected, unless the Drive Wystone is active.
    • Apex Diablos can use moves from White Monoblos and Black Diablos.
    • Apex Diablos is unlocked in G3 Elder Hall after obtaining the G-rank special permit by hunting a combined total of 15 Diablos and Black Diablos.

  • HC Diablos' roar requires Super HG Earplugs to block.
  • Diablos can be a pet. Along with eating cacti, it is known to love eating Yale Nuts found in the Gorge and rarely the Tower, along with the rare Dosbiscus flower from the Tower.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Diablos

  • where did he go?

    5 messages
    • could be in air. when fighting black diablos, left area to heal and when i was back, it was in air! #flying diablos witness.
    • Last I saw, he became a Massacre Demon.
  • What weapon is best to kill Diablos?

    26 messages
    • I hate it when diablos is roaring very loud in MH3U, I can't fight straight when the delex are annoying me in the fight.
    • I concur with those statements, I did mention however I staggered it frequently to attack its tail. I would definitly use a pair of poison DS i...