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Hermitaur is a Carapaceon introduced in Monster Hunter 2.

MH4U-Hermitaur Render 001


Hermaitaur are hermit crab-like monsters with red carapaces and a thick white shell. The shell is grown by the crab itself; only when they grow much larger, into a Daimyo Hermitaur, will they replace it with a Monoblos skull, or into a Diablos skull if they grow into the Plum Daimyo Hermitaur. Hermitaurs are related to the Ceanataur, a blue Carapaceon that lives in Volcanic regions.


When they are left undisturbed, Hermitaurs are most often seen picking through sand with their claws, presumably searching for food. Sometimes, a Hermitaur may wait beneath the ground for prey or a hunter to pass, jumping out of the ground and striking them when they walk overhead. A Hermitaur that is burrowed underground can be spotted by the puffs of dust that it regularly spits out.


They live mainly in Jungles and Deserts, usually near water, but can also be found in the cave systems of the Swamp.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2 (2007) Logo-MH2 (2006) Logo-MHX JP (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Hermitaur Icon A small Carapaceon with an incredibly hard shell. Known to live in great numbers in the desert, or lurking underground, one must be careful when treading in its domain. Its brains are said to be a true delicacy.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Hermitaur Icon These small, hard-shelled Carapaceon creatures are common in the desert, where they frequently lie in wait under the sands, lashing out when prey happen past them. Their brains are prized as a delicacy.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Hermitaur Icon (?)


  • Throwing a Sonic Bomb towards a Hermitaur will briefly immobilize it. Bombs will have the same effect.

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