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Giggi Topics:

English Name: Giggi
Nicknames: None
Romaji: Giggi
Japanese Name: ギィギ
Japanese Title:
Korean Name: N/A
Description and Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Leeched Life Drain
StatusEffect05 Poison
Weakest to: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire
Weakness Sign: Dig underground
Signature Move: Leech attack
Habitats: Deserted Island, Flooded Forest, Tundra, Sandy Plains, Volcano.
Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Gigginox
Chronological Appearances
First US/EU Appearance: Logo-MH3 EN (2009)
First JP Appearance: Logo-MH3 JP (2009)
Latest Appearance: Logo-MH3U (2013)
Generation: Third

Giggi are the small leech-like larvae of the Gigginox first introduced in Monster Hunter 3.

3rdGen-Giggi Render 001


Spawning from large, organic globules (Giggi Sacs) in dark caves, they exhibit unique behavior.


When the torch is drawn, they retreat in fear; however, when the torch is extinguished, they slowly follow hunters and latch onto them, constantly draining "blood", doing damage similar to the poison effect, and must be "shaken" off. If a Giggi sucks a significant amount of health off the victim, it will be able to do a poison spit.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Giggi Icon Wyvern larvae. Reasonably fecund, they can survive in any dark environment. Giggi are sensitive to light and heat, and so avoid torches. They are also known to leech from other animals, converting it into toxins.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Giggi Icon 飛竜の幼生。非常に繁殖力が強く暗所であれば気候に左右される事なく棲みつくことができる。他の生物に張り付き血を吸うことで、成長しつつ体内に毒素を生成することも確認されている。なお、張り付かれた際には地面を転がる行動などを推奨する。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Giggi Icon Remarkably fecund wyvern larvae that can flourish in any dark environment. They survive by leeching onto other animals, sucking their blood, and then converting it to toxins. Giggi victims are advised to shake them off by rolling vigorously on the ground.


  • As a Giggi sucks the hunter's blood, it starts to increase in size, but will only reach a certain body mass.
  • Giggi can be found in every environment in Monster Hunter 3, but its adult form, Gigginox, can only be found in the Tundra.
  • Despite not having wings or legs, Giggi are still classified as Flying Wyverns.
  • If a Giggi is not shaken off it may inflict the hunter with poison.
  • When hit twice with a torch, Giggi will flee by hiding underground.
  • Before flying at a hunter, Giggi will scrunge up for a few seconds. This is a good warning. At this point, the hunter can move and Giggi won't reaim. 
  • In Monster Hunter Diary, Giggi are found in the Khezu-Quest, while there is no Gigginox in the Game. 
  • If a Giggi is attached to a hunter, Cha-Cha or Kayamba may attack the hunter to get the Giggi off.
  • If a Giggi Sac is present, but no Gigginox, the Giggi will attack Baggi to defend the sac.
  • Gigi (giggi) in Indonesian means tooth.
  • Giggi are the only small monsters in the Flying Wyvern family.

  • Giggi are the only monster to inflict the new Life Drain status. To cancel this, just roll/dodge 1 to 4 times to have Giggi fall off.

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