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Lao-Shan Lung
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English Name: Lao-Shan Lung
Japanese Name: ラオシャンロン
Romaji: Rao Shan Ron
English Title: Rocky Mountain Dragon
Japanese Title: 老山龍
Nicknames: Lao
General Information
Species: Elder Dragon
Element/s: N/A
Ailment/s: N/A
Weakest to: Dragon Dragon
Weakness Sign: N/A
Signature Move: N/A
Habitats: Fortress
Monster Size: 6960 cm
Monsters in Relation: Ashen Lao-Shan Lung
Generation: First

Lao-Shan Lung, or "Lao" are gigantic Elder Dragons popularly believed to be the size of a mountain. This giant, slow moving creature would go in hibernation until it's necessary to leave the area.

MHFG-Lao-Shan Lung Render 001


Lao Shan grows as its body receives floating particles from the atmosphere. The red tint comes from the iron deposits near their environment; the blue tint comes from ash particles from the Volcanic Belt. This process takes an untold amount of time, suggesting that Lao-Shan Lungs have extremely long life-spans.


Extremely docile even when facing multiple foes. They appear to care little about hunters, as they mainly ignore them on their way to the town fortress. That said, they will put in a great deal of effort to break the fort rather than simply run away.


Lao Shan-Lung can survive in many environments, but prefers mountainous or volcanic areas for their high mineral content.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MHF-GG (2014)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2
MHFU-Question Mark Icon A giant dragon few have seen and lived to tell the tale. When on the rampage it wreaks havoc on all in its path. The guild has built a fortress to repel the beast, but will it hold?
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Lao-Shan Lung Icon A giant dragon few have seen and lived to tell the tale. When on the rampage it wreaks havoc on all in its path. The guild has built a fortress to repel the beast, but will it hold?
Monster Hunter Frontier G
MHFG-Lao-Shan Lung Icon (?)

Music Themes

MHF2: Lao-Shan Music Theme


  • The name Lao Shan Lung is derived from the Chinese word "老山龙", or "Old (Lao) Mountain (Shan) Dragon (Lung)", or, though not properly, the word "Lao" in Chinese can also mean "Great".
  • Lao Rubies can only be obtained via Ashen Lao-Shan Lung.
  • The Guild had to find hunters one day because of the approaching dragon heading for their town. It was later found out that the Lao-Shan Lung was running away from a Fatalis.
  • Lao-Shan Lung cannot be killed outside of Area 5. No matter how much damage is done, time will run out with the monster repelled instead of it dying.
    • The only exception to this is Frontier's Goushu version of Lao-Shan Lung, where it can be killed in any Area it is in.
  • The Lao-Shan Lung can be fought in the Guild after beating every 3* and 4* Quest (4* Quest: A Giant Dragon Invades!)
    • The Monster Hunter Freedom Unite G-rank Lao-Shan Lung is unlocked once all HR7 and HR8 Epic Hunting Quests are completed. Defeating it unlocks the G-rank Teostra, Lunastra, Chameleos and Kushala Daora.
  • If timed correctly, the Dragonator can hit Lao-Shan twice causing double damage, but chances of this happening are very slim.
  • Use the Dragonator just as Lao-Shan Slams into the fort to use the double hit.
  • If beaten long enough and not yet slain, Lao-Shan will flee at 00:00 (Time up, happens often on other large monsters).
  • It's to be noted that the damage for the Lao-Shan Lung is not carried over from one fight to another so you have to kill it in one go.
  • It should be noted that if extensive damage is dealt to the Lao-Shan it will collapse for a few seconds before continuing onward to Area 5.

  • The Wyverian outside the training hall explains that Lao's horn would determine the monster's age.
  • The Village Elder gives a Lao-Shan Lung 6* Quest.

  • HR100 Lao-Shan Lung gains deadly strength and speed. It can also be killed in any location.

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