Although essentially the same in terms of behavior and fighting from the Gypceros, Purple Gypceros have different coloring and are more aggressive. Whilst Gypceros' colors are blue and pink, the Purple Gypceros' are a more vivid purple and green.
This Subspecies has notably greater health than its original counterpart, and inhabits essentially the same areas. Furthermore, they are more prone to feigning death because of their increased health levels.
Purple Gypceros is a relatively timid beast, but not un-intelligent, it has been known to "play dead" in order to deceive an attacker.
Purple Gypceros are usually found in Swamp and marshlands, although can occasionally be seen in Jungle. Being omnivorous, they prefer warm and humid locations where insect and mushrooms are plentiful and water is abundant.
Other Non-Subspecies Forms
Hard Core (HC) Purple Gypceros
HC Purple Gypceros has enlarged talons and wing claws, as well as larger teeth and a more pointed crystal-organ on its head. Its wings also have a more vibrant, pinkish coloration.
In terms of new attacks, HC Purple Gypceros can spit three large poison balls in a triangle formation; fly quickly into the air and slam down, before immediately following up with a flash; lunge forward and spin around rapidly, striking out with its body and extendable tail.
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
A wyvern that can generate disorienting flashes of light when its prominent head crest is struck. Its rubbery hide resists damage and can ward off shock traps, while its spit carries a deadly venom. However, they are quite timid.