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Great Thunderbug
2ndGen-Great Thunderbug Render 001
English: Great Thunderbug
Japanese: 大雷光虫
(Dai Raikō Mushi)
Nicknames: N/A
English: N/A
Japanese: N/A
General Information
Species: Neopteron
Element/s: Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon Thunder
Ailment/s: StatusEffect29 Paralysis
Weakest to: N/A
Weakness Sign: N/A
Signature Move: N/A
Habitats: Forest and Hills, Jungle, Desert, Old Desert, Swamp, Old Swamp, Snowy Mountains, Great Forest, Tower, Gorge, Polar Sea, Flower Field
Monster Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Vespoid, Hornetaur, Yama Tsukami
Generation: Second

Great Thunderbugs are small, wispy globes of light, which appear to be swarming Thunderbugs. They are about the size of a Vespoid, and have a tendency to float around the area rather than attack hunters.

2ndGen-Great Thunderbug Render 001


Great Thunderbugs are also known to change into two different colors: blue and reddish-white. When in their normal and docile state, they are blue, but when attempting to attack, the blue hue becomes a fierce, glowing reddish-white; if they strike a hunter in this state they will cause notable damage. Eyewitness reports also claim that some Elder Dragons are hosts to them, providing a safe environment in which to mature. A famous example of this is the Yama Tsukami. However, the Great Thunderbugs released by Yama Tsukami are unique in that they can explode. In MHP3rd and MH3U, they are often found with Zinogre. However, these Thunderbugs appear to be smaller and don't explode.


Great Thunderbugs are naturally found in the Tower and Jungle.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2 (2007) Logo-MH2 (2006) Logo-MHFU (2009)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Great Thunderbug Icon An abnormally large Thunderbug raised inside the body of an elder dragon and known to inhabit the same areas as its former host, its electrical attack is deadly. This bug has various uses as material for crafting weapons and items.

Frontier Analysis

Roar X Wind Pressure X
Shock Trap X Pitfall Trap X
Sonic Bomb X Flash Bomb X
Meat X Stench Beads X
Capture HP X Cuttable Tail X
Resistance Duration Damage
Poison Resistance 175 90 sec 450
Para Resistance
Sleep Resistance
Faint Resistance

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