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Pink Rathian Ecology

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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

In-Game Information

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A subspecies of Rathian with vibrant pink scales. Pink Rathian wield their toxic tails more skillfully than normal Rathian, using a wide variety of attacks to weaken their prey before eventually moving in for the kill.


  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Wyvern Feet
  • Infraorder: Armor Shell Wyvern
  • Superfamily: Flying Wyvern
  • Family: Rath

Pink Rathian, like their male counterparts, the Azure Rathalos, are very rare and in some locations considered a myth. They are a part of the Flying Wyvern classification and is one of the genetic mutations of the Rathian, the other being Gold Rathian.

Habitat Range

Pink Rathian of the Old World inhabit the Forest and Hills, TowerDesertSunken HollowDunesMisty PeaksTower Summit, both Jungles, Heaven's Mount and Everwood. Their New World counterparts thrive in the Deserted Island, Flooded Forest, and Sandy Plains. These wyverns can survive in almost any environment with the exception of areas with extreme cold like the Tundra or Snowy Mountains.

Ecological Niche

Top predator in the food chain. Along with Azure Rathalos, they cooperate with each other by patrolling their territory. While Azure Rathalos prefers to glide through the air, the Pink Rathian prefers walking on the ground.

Biological Adaptations

The most notable feature which differs from the normal variation of Rathian is its pink coloration, which is easily seen in the jungle or forest canopy. As such, these wyverns have become much more powerful and aggressive, exhibiting faster and stronger attacks to kill their prey before it can escape. What causes their pink coloration is unknown, but theory suggests it is a genetic mutation.

In the Old World some rare individuals have a deep purple tint on their wings, body and claws.They also have more spikes on their back and tail along with the most powerful flame sacs of all known Raths by being able to create a large fireball that ends with an explosion larger than the creature itself. 


Due to the hardships brought on by their strange coloring, Pink Rathians have become very aggressive wyverns, fighting to kill anything that stands before it. When angered, they will try to use their devastating fireball attacks. They do more backflips and tail whips and less charges than the normal variation, so hunters should be cautious when fighting one.

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