Small herbivores known for their gentle demeanor, as well as the medicinal properties of their horns. Those wishing to harvest a horn should stun the Kelbi with strike attacks, then sever the appendage while the animal is still alive.
In the offline mode of Monster Hunter Tri, there are four types of Kelbi, a small blue form, a green one with more prominent horns, a larger blue one that has a high chance of yielding Blue Kelbi Horns, and a green Kelbi with unusually large horns. This herbivore can be found in Moga Woods and can be carved for the Blue Kelbi Horn commodity. They can be observed more frequently during the mating season, where several may be in the woods at the same time.The large green Kelbi are bolder than others of their kind, and will actually attempt to attack a hunter if they get too close to the herd.
This unique type of Kelbi has been infamously called by Monster Hunter players as "Kelbidrome"
In Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Kelbis can be KO'd (by either a shield bash, sword slap, or hammer smash) and carved alive. This will yield a larger chance of obtaining Kelbi Horns, Blue Kelbi Horns, or Firedouse Berries.
In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the player can no longer kill Kelbi, instead of dying, Kelbi will fall stunned and can be carved alive before standing up and fleeing when enough damage is done, regardless of the attack type.
But once they are carved alive, they will wake up from stun and despawn.
A lit torch or flame aura can cause Kelbi to stand still, making them easier to attack.
Kelbi can be found in the Snowy Mountains in Frontier. A Kelbi corpse also appears there in the intro to Monster Hunter 2.
Kelbi may attack motionless hunters for no reason.