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Purple Gypceros
Pink Fatalis Scan 31
English: Purple Gypceros
Japanese: ゲリョス(亜種)
(Geryosu Ashu)
Chinese: 紫毒鸟
Korean: 게 료스 아종
Nicknames: Barney
English: The Purple Poison Menace
Japanese: 毒怪鳥
Chinese: 紫毒鸟
General Information
Species: Bird Wyvern
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect05 Poison
Status Effect-Deadly Poison Deadly Poison
StatusEffect04 Stun
Weakest to: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Crystal Flash
Habitats: Jungle, Swamp, Primal Forest, Sunken Hollow, Unknown Great Forest
Monster Size: Gold Crown Small 912.3

Gold Crown Large 1348.2

Monsters in Relation: Gypceros
Generation: First

Purple Gypceros is a Subspecies of the Gypceros.

Purple Gypceros MH4 Render


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

FrontierGen-HC Purple Gypceros Render 001

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.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF1 (2006) Logo-MHG (2005) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Gypceros Icon 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.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Purple Gypceros Icon 紫がかった表皮をまとったゲリョスの亜種。 毒に対する免疫力が高い。 吐き出す汚物には非常に強い猛毒があり、その量も多い。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
Purple Gypceros Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHOL-Purple Gypceros Icon (?)

Analysis and Guides

For details on older games this monster has appeared in, see Purple Gypceros Guides.

Purple Gypceros Analysis for Monster Hunter 4
Cutting Damage
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Impact Damage
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Shot Damage
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Brighter Red means more damage, while Darker Red means lesser damage.

Raw Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Element Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Fire Fire Water Water Thunder Thunder Ice Ice Dragon Dragon
This Monster is weakest to: (?)

Status Effects Data
Poison Paralysis Sleep Stun Fatigue Blast Mount
Initial Tolerance N/A N/A
Max Tolerance N/A N/A
Tolerance Increase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Duration N/A N/A N/A
Damage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Item Effectiveness Data
Item Name Able
Normal Enraged Fatigued
Pitfall Trap Yes N/A N/A (?)
Shock Trap Yes N/A N/A (?)
Flash Bomb No N/A
Sonic Bomb No N/A
Meat No N/A

Analysis Data Source/s:


  • Purple Gypceros have a breakable crest located in the head, which they pound against their hard nose to ignite a tremendous flash, dizzying everything in the immediate area.
  • Breaking the crystal on its head can result in Lightcrystal in the Quest Rewards.
    • Breaking this crystal stops the Purple Gypceros from using its flash attack. After breaking the crystal, Purple Gypceros will try flashing unsuccessfully.
  • Its tail can stretch longer that its initial size because of its bizarre rubbery hide.
  • Purple Gypceros is immune to Shock Traps due to its Rubbery Hide, so when trapping is required, bring Pitfall Traps.
  • It can also steal an item when it does its pecking move.

  • If it tries to flash after the crest has been broken, it will release a burst of poisonous gas instead.

  • It can become infected by the Frenzy Virus
  • When low on stamina it wil fail to spit poison and will fall after charging.
  • When enraged, it starts drooling poison so the pecking move can also poison the Hunter.

  • Purple Gypceros can be captured and used as a pet. Perhaps unsurprisingly it eats poison mushrooms and shiny objects.

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