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Plum Daimyo Hermitaur
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English: Plum Daimyo Hermitaur
Japanese: ダイミョウザザミ(亜種)
(Daimyou Zazami Ashu)
Nicknames: Purple Daimyo, Plum Daimyo
English: Daimyo of Sengoku Fame
Japanese: 盾蟹
General Information
Species: Carapaceon
Element/s: Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Water
Ailment/s: None
Weakest to: Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon Ice
Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon Thunder
Weakness Sign: Starts to froth purple bubbles
Signature Move: Long Water Blast, Multi Skull Jump
Habitats: Desert, Old Desert, Jungle, Primal Forest, Dunes, Everwood
Monster Size: Gold Crown Small 460.35
Gold Crown Large 1346.8
Monsters in Relation: Daimyo Hermitaur, Hermitaur, Terra Shogun Ceanataur
Generation: Second

Plum Daimyo Hermitaur is a Subspecies of Daimyo Hermitaur introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

MH4U-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001


Unlike the common Daimyo Hermitaur, this subspecies sports a purple and white carapace, and wears a Diablos skullshell instead of a Monoblos skullshell. Unlike its red counterpart, the Plum Daimyo Hermitaur is weak against Ice, rather than Thunder. The horns on its shell can be broken, just like those of a Diablos.


Much like its cousin, the Plum Daimyo Hermitaur is docile until provoked or aggravated. Its territory is expansive and thus impossible for it to defend, leading it to be something of a nomad, wandering from place to place in search of food.


The Plum Daimyo Hermitaur lives in similar environments to its red cousin, in both Desert and Jungle regions.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHFU (2009) Logo-MHP2G (2008) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Hermitaur Icon A large carapaceon with a giant monster's skull on its back. Fond of the sand, it is mainly seen in the desert or jungle zones. Living underground, it surfaces when hungering for a snack.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Icon A large Carapaceon characterized by its distinct coloring and the massive monster skull it carries on its back. Unlike more common varieties, it leaps high into the air and onto foes, making it especially deadly.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★


  • Their Water Beam attack has a longer distance than most of their red counterparts.
  • Capcom-Unity announces the 16th of March (as announced by Capcom staff) to be Daimyo Hermitaur and Plum Daimyo Hermitaur day, the second day of a series of Monster Days Capcom-Unity had created that happens each Wednesday of the week.[1]

  • The Plum Daimyo Hermitaur starred in the 2 star quest for the PSN demo.

  • During the water blast, it can walk left or right to cover a wider area, but unlike regular Daimyo Hermitaur, it walks in a semicircular manner.
  • Plum Daimyo Hermitaur can do a 180 degrees claw swipe, similarly to Shogun Ceanataur.
  • Impact Damage is no longer required to break its shell.
  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus.

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