Gypceros are Bird Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter. They are known to inhabit tropical environments and can be encountered at low, high, and G-ranks.
Gypceros are among the largest and heaviest known Bird Wyverns. Their most notable features are the lamp-like crest on top of their head and a rubbery, shock-resistant hide. They have a long pink tail with a bulbous tip, and are a uniform blue-grey across most of their body. They possess a poison sac which allows them to produce toxic fluids for use against attackers.
Gypceros can use their luminous crest to produce dizzying flashes and temporarily disorient foes. Their elastic tail can extend and be used as a whip, and they can spit large globules of poison to intoxicate attackers. Due to their shock-resistant hide and flashing crest, they are immune to both shock traps and flash bombs.
Gypceros are naturally timid wyverns. However, they are rather intelligent and crafty, as evidenced by their willingness to feign death in order to draw a foe in for a surprise attack.
Gypceros are usually found in swamps and marshlands, although they 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.
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-Leveled 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 colour and depletes health at a faster rate than ordinary poison.
Gypceros can run on and across walls in order to attack the hunter.