Gypceros is among the largest and heaviest known Bird Wyverns. Its most notable features are the lamp-like crest on top of its head and a rubbery, shock-resistant hide. It has a long pink tail with a bulbous tip, and is a uniform blue-grey across most of its body. It possesses a poison sac which allows it to produce toxic fluids for use against attackers.
Gypceros can use its luminous crest to produce dizzying flashes and temporarily disorient foes. Its elastic tail can extend and be used as a whip, and it can spit large globules of poison to intoxicate attackers. Due to its shock-resistant hide and flashing crest, it is immune to both shock traps and flash bombs.
Gypceros is a naturally timid wyvern. However, it is rather intelligent and crafty, as evidenced by its willingness to feign death in order to draw a foe in for a surprise attack.
Gypceros is usually found in swamps and marshlands, although it can occasionally be seen in jungles and open grasslands.
Other Non-Subspecies Forms
Hard Core (HC) Gypceros
HC Gypceros has poison stains on its face and oddly larger tipped tail and new behavior and attacks. It's able to spit poison that sits in place like a short pillar until it fades.
HC Gypceros is known to pull even more astounding fake outs than average Gypceros showing its intelligence in observing how hunters use status attack weapons. Its been seen to fake paralyzed and fake sleep along with its famed playing dead act.
It will chain these acts into combos with its attacks such as faking sleep then instantly starting a flash to blind hunters followed by a new long reach tail attack.
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
A wyvern that can generate disorienting flashes of light when its prominent head crest is struck. Its rubbery hide resists damage and can ward off shock traps, while its spit carries a deadly venom. However, they are quite timid.
Wyverns that can generate disorienting flashes of light by striking their prominent crests. Their rubbery hide resists blunt impacts and makes Shock Traps less effective. Beware: The poisonous saliva they spit can flow down slopes.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
Wyverns that can generate disorienting flashes of light by striking their prominent crests. Their rubbery hides resist blunt impacts and makes Shock Traps less effective. Beware: The poisonous saliva they spit can flow down slopes.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
Crested Bird Wyverns. They strike their crests to generate blinding flashes and dazzle their enemies.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
Monster Hunter Online
Threat Level (危険度):!!
Analysis and Guides
For details on older games this monster has appeared in, see Gypceros Guides.
Gypceros Analysis for Monster Hunter 4
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Brighter Red means more damage, while Darker Red means lesser damage. Credits for the Images used above goes to kei_9 (ケイ) of Pixiv
Breaking the Crystal on the head gives the chances of obtaining a Lightcrystal.
Breaking this crystal stops the Gypceros from using its flash attack. After breaking the crystal, Gypceros will try flashing unsuccessfully.
In G-rank quests of the monster, when a hunter breaks its crest and it tries to flash unsuccessfully, instead of the dizzying flash, it ignites a poison gas similar to the flaming gas that a Basarios uses to hunters.
G-rank Gypceros' poison is more purple in color and depletes health at a faster rate than ordinary poison.
Gypceros can run on and across walls in order to attack the hunter.