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Gold Rathian
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English: Gold Rathian
Japanese: リオレイア(希少種)
(Rioreia Kishou Shu)
Korean: 리오레이아 희소종
Nicknames: Gold Ian
English: Golden Moon
Japanese: 金火竜
Korean: 금화룡
General Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire
Ailment/s: StatusEffect05 Poison
Weakest to: Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon Thunder
Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Water
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Triple Scatter Fireball
Habitats: Tower, Misty Peaks, Old Jungle, Old Swamp, Tower Summit
Monster Size: Gold Crown Large 2303.8
Gold Crown Small 1151.9
Monsters in Relation: Rathian, Rathian Variant, Pink Rathian, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern), Silver Rathalos
Generation: First

Gold Rathian is a Subspecies of Rathian introduced in Monster Hunter G.

MH4-Gold Rathian Render 001


Her body is covered in an exceptionally strong golden shell, making it difficult to attack without the Hunter's weapon bouncing off. She is slightly larger than the average Rathian.


The Gold Rathian is weakest to the Thunder Element and is, like all Rathians, capable of inflicting the Poison ailment and shooting Fireballs. She is able to wield her flame sac with greater control and ferocity than the common species.


Gold Rathian must be very aggressive to survive, accounting for their heightened aggression compared to the standard and pink subspecies.


Gold Rathian have been most commonly spotted at Ancient Tower, Misty Peaks and less commonly the Swamps. However, it is safe to assume that the Gold Rathian could survive in the same environments as the green and pink subspecies, being much tougher.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Specific Individual Gold Rathian

FrontierGen-HC Gold Rathian Render 001 (Edited)


Hard Core (HC) Gold Rathian

FrontierGen-HC Gold Rathian Render 002

Though Henshu Gold Rathian already had the appearance of the HC Gold Rathian to note the difference between the normal and HC/Specific Individual version that its eyes are colored bright blue, a darker gold wings, More and larger spikes and a longer "Chin" spike.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF1 (2006) Logo-MHG (2005) Logo-MHF-G8 (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Gold Rathian Icon (?)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Gold Rathian Icon A rare variant of Rathian with a beautiful golden body reminiscent of the moon. Little is known about their behavior or physiology--including the source of their rich golden sheen.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Gold Rathian Icon 美しい金色の甲殻を持つ、リオレイアの希少種。 生態や生息地にも謎が多く、その月に喩えられる金色が、何に由来するものかは判っていない。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Gold Rathian Icon A rare variant of Rathian with a beautiful golden body reminiscent of the moon. Little is known about their behavior or physiology -- including the source of their rich golden sheen.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Gold Rathian Icon (?)

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information is taken from

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 12 19 15 0 20 30 10 0
Neck 24 24 18 0 15 20 5 0
Back 55 50 30 5 15 20 5 0
Stomach 25 30 30 5 10 15 10 0
Tail 21 18 15 0 5 10 5 0
Tail End 24 24 22 0 10 10 5 0
Wings 44 44 25 0 15 25 10 0
Legs 35 35 45 0 10 10 5 0


  • Gold Rathian is able to link its backflip attack to a fireball.
  • If Gold Rathian is knocked off her feet, she can do a surprise backflip while getting up.

  • It can be unlocked by killing a minimum of 30 Rathian (Subspecies do count).

  • Gold Rathian, along with Silver Rathalos, can be unlocked by killing 100 Flying Wyverns (Bird Wyverns and Piscine do not count).
    • Remobra may or may not count towards that Wyvern total.

  • Players can also unlock the Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos by clearing Nekoht's 8* Quests, or importing a save file of Monster Hunter Freedom 2 with both of the monsters already unlocked.
  • For the first time, Gold Rathian required High Grade Earplugs to block her roar.

  • Both Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos can be unlocked by killing 100 Wyverns (excluding Bird Wyverns).
  • The Gold Rathian's head is no longer a weak point for any form of damage; her back and wings are now her weakest parts.
    • This was changed in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as it is considered an individual species.

  • Her back plates can now be broken.
  • When the Gold Rathian's head is broken, her head becomes a weakspot to weapons and weapons no longer bounce off her head, though her wings are still her weakest point.

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