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Lucent Nargacuga
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English: Lucent Nargacuga
Japanese: ナルガクルガ希少種
(Narugakuruga kishō-shu)
Korean: 나르가쿠르가 희소종
Nicknames: Narga Rare Species, Moon Narga, Lucent Narga, Rare Nargacuga
English: Moon Swift Wyvern
Japanese: 月迅竜
General Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect05 Poison
Weakest to: Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon Ice
Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon Dragon
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Poison Spikes, Invisibility
Habitats: Tower 3
Monster Size: 2503.8cm
Monsters in Relation: Nargacuga, Green Nargacuga
Generation: Third

Lucent Nargacuga is a Subspecies of Nargacuga introduced in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It is known to inhabit the Tower and can be encountered at G Rank.

Nargacuga Rare Species Render


It has metallic, azure scales and a golden-colored chest. Its head and arms are harder to penetrate than those of the common species.


Known as the Moon Swift Wyvern, Lucent Nargacuga has the ability to turn invisible, and perform a double tail slam like its green relative. This subspecies of Nargacuga can also extend its spikes by shaking its tail, even when not enraged. While in this mode, all of its tail attacks cause poisonous spikes to fly out in all directions.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH3U (2013) Logo-MH3G (2011) Logo-MH3U (2013)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Lucent Nargacuga Icon A rare species of Nargacuga whose behavior and habitat are shrouded in mystery. Legend claims it appears on foggy nights at a remote and well-hidden location, but the veracity of this claim is still being researched by the guild.


  • Lucent Nargacuga has a much harder head and chest than its two Subspecies. Only weapons with purple sharpness can successfully cut through the head and chest without bouncing off, unless the player has the skill "Mind's Eye" equipped.
    • However, when enraged, both head and chest do not reflect weapons with sharpness of blue or better.
  • The spikes from its tail inflict Poison.
  • Lucent Nargacuga's roar has a much wider range than its other two counterparts, but still only requires standard earplugs to block.
  • Lucent Nargacuga can be carved 4 times, like the Uragaan, instead of the usual 3 (although the tail can still only be carved once).
  • Unlike Chameleos, Lucent Nargacuga is capable of rendering itself completely invisible, while it performs its "Strafe" or "Back Jump"-maneuver, except for the red eye trails during rage mode.
  • The Lucent Nargacuga can do a double tail slam like its predecessor, the Green Nargacuga.
  • The Lucent Nargacuga can also do a double 360 Tail Swipe which throws poisonous spikes from its tail when it's spiked up.
  • The fumes from Dung Bombs and Felvine Bombs are retained when Lucent Nargacuga is invisible, so hitting one with a Dung Bomb or Felvine Bomb will help players to see where it is when invisible.

  • Lucent Nargacuga can be unlocked after reaching HR 40.

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