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English Name: Rathalos
Nicknames: Los, King
Titles: King of the Skies
King of the Heavens
Romaji: Rioreusu
Japanese Name: リオレウス
Japanese Title: 火竜
Korean Name: 리 오레우스
Description and Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: Fire
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Poison / StatusEffect-Fireblight (3rd Gen)
Weakest to: Dragon then Thunder(3rd Gen)

Ice then Water then Dragon (2nd Gen)

Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Sky attack and fireball
Habitats: Forest and Hills, Deserted Island, Volcano, Gorge, Old Swamp, Old Volcano, Tower and Highland
Size: Gold Crown Large 2248.6 / 2143.4 (MH3)
Gold Crown Small 1140.6
Monsters in Relation: Rathian
Azure Rathalos
Silver Rathalos
Chronological Appearances
First US/EU Appearance: Logo-MH1 (2004)
First JP Appearance: Logo-MH1 (2004)
Latest Appearance: 40px (2013)
Generation: 1

Rathalos are medium to large-sized flying wyverns, with their most notable features being their crimson appearance and huge fire patterned wings. Rathalos inhabit many areas; they are most commonly found in the Forest & Hills, along with the Volcanic zone and the Swamp zone. In Monster Hunter 3 they can be found in the Volcano and Deserted Island.

Rathalos spend most of their time fighting while airborne. This ability to live in the strangest and harshest of climates makes the Rathalos renowned far and wide as the King of the Skies. So far Rathalos have appeared in every single Monster Hunter game in the series, even including the spin-off MH Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village.

There are two Rathalos subspecies; an Azure variant inhabiting the same zones as its red cousin, and a more solitary subspecies, the Silver Rathalos, that inhabits a far more secluded area, the ancient Tower, as well as the Swamp zone occasionally. All Rathalos are male with a female counterpart known as the Rathian who also has two subspecies: Pink Rathian and Gold Rathian.

Rathalos have a whole variety of attacks, ranging from burning hunters with a set of three fireballs from the air, to their incredibly deadly poison scratch, which leaves hunters both poisoned and (sometimes) stunned.

Rathalos is the flagship monster of the original Monster Hunter game.

In-Game Description


Monster Hunter 3 Changes

Like the other two returning monsters, Rathalos has been completely remodeled. The most notable change is its wing span, which is much larger and more in proportion with the rest of its body. Rathalos' attack pattern is also more air-based, increasing its reputation as the "King of the Skies". It also appears slightly brighter in color and more rounded, and hosts a whole new variety of attacks and abilities. These include its newfound ability to hover, and now its fireballs now cause a burning effect known as Fireblight. Rathalos in both games can have its crown and wing talons broken, and tail severed. While enraged it huffs fire. In MH3, just as with Rathian, Rathalos can pin down a hunter and restore lost Stamina, this can be stopped by running and tripping. Rathalos is now weakest to Dragon, followed by Thunder. Also, like Rathian, breaking the wing(s) does not stop its aerial attacks or travel. It can now recover Stamina by eating a medium-sized Herbivore, mainly Aptonoth.

Breakable Parts

Tail (Sever)
Wings (x2)

MH3 Analysis

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Rathalos info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

Element Damage
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 0 15 20 15 35
Neck 0 10 15 10 20
Back 15 10 15 10 25
Stomach 0 5 20 5 10
Tail 0 5 10 5 25
Wing 0 10 15 10 20
Foot 0 5 10 5 5
Average 0 10 15 10 20
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Knockout
Initial Tolerance 180 180 180 180 150
Tolerance Inc. (max) +100 (580) +110 (620) +100 (580) +75 (480) +100 (550)
Tolerance Recovery 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec
Duration 60 sec 10 sec 30 sec 0 10 sec
Damage 150 + 5 0 0 200 0

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration Notes
1st time 2nd time
Pitfall Trap ★★★
Shock Trap ★★★
Flash Bomb ★★★ Only works if monster is facing the flash bomb when it goes off. Also works to free a pinned hunter.
Sonic Bomb x ☆☆☆
Dung Bomb ★★★ Used to get out of Pin Attack and will (sometimes) make him change area.
Meat ★☆☆ Only works when the monster has not noticed the hunter.

MHP3rd Analysis

Information taken from

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 75 70 60 0 15 20 15 35
Neck 44 40 20 0 10 15 10 20
Back 25 30 20 15 10 15 10 25
Stomach 44 40 15 0 5 20 5 10
Tail 30 30 25 0 5 10 5 25
Wings 25 20 25 0 10 15 10 20
Legs 30 25 45 0 5 10 5 10


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