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Espinas is a Flying Wyvern exclusive to Monster Hunter Frontier.
Espinas is physically similar to a Rathian, but alongside scales their bodies are covered in hot pink spikes full of poison and rough green armor plating. A long pink poison filled horn is protruding from the front part of the head, similar to Monoblos. Pink poison filled thorns also protrude from its body, wings, tail, feet, and head. Espinas have 3 phalanxes. Its body, tail, and feet are bigger and muscular than other flying wyvern. It has 4 pink-colored toes. A reddish orange veins will appear when it is in rage mode, similar to Tigrex.
Espinas have the ability to shoot out toxic fireballs that cause poisoning and paralysis upon impact. In addition, most of its physical attacks cause Poison status when they hit a hunter. Espinas also have the ability to charge at great speed whilst ramming with their horn. When angered, Espinas can raise its head and fire three toxic fireballs in a triangular formation in front of it. Another of its attacks consists of shooting two fire balls, one to the left and one to the right, followed by a final 'straight ahead' shot, which is done flying backwards.
Espinas is an unusually passive Flying Wyvern. In the wild, it can almost always be found sleeping. Even when disturbed and woken up, it still responds disinterestedly to any attacks, casually walking back and forth whilst relying on its thick hide to protect itself. However, if enough damage is dealt to Espinas, it will become enraged. When this occurs it becomes much faster and more brutal, charging aggressors down, ramming them with its horn, and spitting toxic fireballs.
Other Non-Subspecies Forms
Hard Core (HC) Espinas
In terms of apperance, HC Espinas is largely similar to normal Espinas, though all its thorns, claws and horns are more yellow, and tinged with pink on the tips. Its legs are also more strongly developed, and peculiarly, its eyes are light blue.
HC Espinas is known for its increased speed over its normal bretheren; its unique homing charge attack is especially powerful for this reason. In addition, it is more capable of combining its attacks - for example, spitting out five fireballs, then flying backwards whilst shooting the final toxic blast.
- Inflicting the Sleep Status upon the Espinas will cause it to drop an item.
- Its horn, chest, wings and back can be broken, and its tail can be severed.
- It must be near death for its horn to break and tail to be severed.
- Espinas have a subspecies and rare species: the brown and orange Espinas Subspecies, and the white and purple Espinas Rare Species
- Espinas will huff white smoke from its mouth when enraged.
- At G Rank, Espinas' charging attacks are faster and can be deployed more suddenly.