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Dreadking Rathalos are Deviants of Rathalos introduced in Monster Hunter Generations.

MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Render 001


Bearing a strong resemblance to normal Rathalos, the Dreadking doesn't have many qualities to differentiate itself from them. Despite looking alike, Dreadkings are overall larger wyverns, with relatively thicker features such as their talons and tail spines. They are also more of a crimson color where the normal Rathalos is red, and their black plating has a noticable iridescent sheen. The patterns on their wings are identical, but in contrast to normal Rathalos, a Dreadking's wings are a darker brown with cream colored markings.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHGen (2016) Logo-MHX JP (2015) Logo-MHXX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon Even among the rulers of the sky, the "Dreadking" is truly the king of kings. A giant, supported by wings as black as the scorched remains of its prey. Humans are usually unworthy of its attention, but it descends with fiery wrath upon intruders to its domain. Requires special permission to hunt.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★

Music Themes

MHGen: Deviant Theme


  • Dreadking Rathalos' head, wings, and back can be wounded and its tail can be wounded and severed.
    • Dreadking Rathalos is highly resistant to elemental and status damage until its parts are broken.
  • Dreadking Rathalos is for the most part immune to Flash Bombs, however, can still be flashed out of the air. Moments before it performs certain attacks, it can be Flash Bomb'd out of the air.
    • If one of its wings is broken, it will lose its resistance to Flash Bombs.
  • Much like Silver Rathalos, Dreadking Rathalos has a fiery bite on the ground. Unlike Silver Rathalos's fiery bites, Dreadking Rathalos advances forward twice, or three times in Rage Mode, as it does the attack.
  • When it breaths its area of effect fireball, the fireball will slowly change from black to orange before it explodes. The explosion covers a wide area, which is indicated by a large sphere of fire around the fireball.
    • The sphere also drains the health of hunters within the explosions radius.
    • Its range will increase in higher levels.
  • Dreadking Rathalos' roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

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