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Rathian is a Flying Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter.

MH4-Rathian Render 001


Rathian is a medium-sized true flying wyvern similar in looks to her male counterpart, Rathalos. Her hide is a dull, muted green in contrast to the Rathalos's deep red, and her lower mandible features a long, protruding chin spike. Her upper back and wingtips are covered in a moss-like fur not seen on the Rathalos, and while her clubbed tail lacks bony spikes, it makes up for this with its ability to poison foes upon contact.


Rathian, like her mate, can generate flaming projectiles from her mouth. She is notably more proficient in the use of this weapon however, as she is commonly seen releasing multiple blasts at once. In addition, she is capable of charging up and releasing a more potent fire blast which can ignite a swath of ground in front of her. She can use the poisonous barbs on her tail club to inflict blunt-force, toxic wounds on foes, even if her tail was cut off. Her powerful legs allow her to run at high speeds, making her easily capable of chasing down most prey. Like the Rathalos, her vision is very keen, so Flash Bombs are useful in combat.


Rathian is very territorial, choosing to patrol from ground while her Rathalos mate patrols from the sky. She will become very aggressive to potential threats, especially when in close proximity to her nest and young.


Rathians can survive in almost any territory, but prefers areas with average temperature for nesting. As a result, she is known to be encountered in a large variety of areas such as the Jungle, Sandy Plains, and Primal Forest.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Dreadqueen Rathian

MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Render 001

Main Article: Dreadqueen Rathian

A Deviant of Rathian first appearing in Monster Hunter Generations.

Hard Core (HC) Rathian

FrontierGen-HC Rathian Render 001 (Edited)

HC Rathian has purple-tinged wing claws and more spikes on her tail, as well as some new behavior; for example, tossing rocks during a tail spin.

Conflagration Rathian

MHO-Conflagration Rathian Render 001

Main Article: Conflagration Rathian

A Variant of Rathian that appears in Monster Hunter Online.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MHX JP (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Rathian Icon Female version of the Rathalos wyvern. Unlike its male counterpart, it usually patrols its territory from the ground. Its tail spikes are filled with poison.
Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Rathian Icon Fire-breathing female wyverns, also known as "Queens of the Land." With powerful legs and poison-secreting tails, they hunt mainly on the ground. Sometimes seen preying as a couple, Rathian cooperate well with Rathalos.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Rathian Icon 陸の女王の異名を持つ “雌火竜” 。地上を中心とした狩りを行うため、大地を駆ける優れた脚力と、獲物を仕留める猛毒を含んだ尾を持つ。つがいで狩りをする様子も目撃されており、その際にはお互いに連携を取るかのような行動を見せるという。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Rathian Icon Fire-breathing female wyverns, also known as the "Queens of the Land". With powerful legs and poison-secreting tails, they hunt mainly on the ground. Sometimes seen preying as a couple, Rathian cooperate well with Rathalos.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Rathian Icon 陸の女王の異名を持つ”雌火竜”。 地上を中心とした狩りを行うため、大地を駆ける優れた脚力と、獲物を仕留める猛毒を含んだ尾を持つ。 つがいで狩りをする様子も目撃されており、その際にはお互いに連携を取るかのような行動を見せるという。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Rathian Icon Fire-breathing female wyverns, also known as the "Queens of the Land". With powerful legs and poison-secreting tails, they hunt mainly on the ground. Sometimes seen preying as a couple, Rathians and Rathalos cooperate well.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter X
Wiki (?)
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Rathian Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Rathian Icon 龙盘目,兽脚亚目,甲壳龙下目,飞龙上科。肉食类。比起善于飞行的雄性来说更擅长奔走,和雄性一样有着剧毒的尾刺、火焰喷吐,在繁殖期间危险性比平时强上数倍。
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!

Breakable Parts


Tail (Sever)

Wings (x2)

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

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 10
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 --- ---
Damage 150 + 5 --- --- 200 ---

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information taken from

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 90 80 70 0 15 20 15 35
Neck 40 40 40 0 10 15 10 20
Back 25 30 30 15 10 15 10 25
Stomach 60 55 45 0 5 20 5 10
Tail 30 30 25 0 5 10 5 25
Wings 25 20 25 0 10 15 10 20
Legs 44 40 45 0 5 10 5 10

Item Effectiveness

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.
Meat ★☆☆ Only works when monster has not noticed the hunter.

Damage Effectiveness

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

MH4U Breakable Parts

Head (x1)
MH4U-Rathian Head Break 001Indent08MH4U-Rathian Head Break 002
Right Wing (x1)
MH4U-Rathian Right Wing Break 001Indent08MH4U-Rathian Right Wing Break 002
Left Wing (x1)
MH4U-Rathian Left Wing Break 001Indent08MH4U-Rathian Left Wing Break 002
Back (x1)
MH4U-Rathian Back Break 001Indent08MH4U-Rathian Back Break 002
Tail (Sever)
MH4U-Rathian Tail Break 001Indent08MH4U-Rathian Tail Break 002


  • Rathian and Rathalos actually have the same base health. However, their resulting health is also calculated by the amount of stars a quest has. This means that the Rathalos will have more health in his own quests (his quests have more stars than Rathian's), but the Rathian and Rathalos will have the same health in the "Double Trouble" and "Mating Season" quests.
  • When Rathian is low on stamina, her fire breath fails. However, those that are too close to her mouth can still be hurt from the flame.
  • Rathian's tail attacks will cause the poison status. The attacks that cause this are, by taking a few steps back then jumping into the air in a flip or going directly into the flip while she is in the air.
    • Even when her tail has been severed, Rathian's back flip attack can still poison hunters.
    • Occasionally, she can poison other monsters in the area with the tail flip. Rathalos can also do this with his claws.
  • Rathian is capable of doing an aerial roar like Rathalos, although it is very rare due to her being on the ground most of the time.
  • Rathian's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • Rathian and Rathalos will always go after hunters that are carrying their eggs.
  • Rathians body structure seems to be thicker than Rathalos in 3rd and 4th gen.

  • In the intro, two Jaggi try to eat her eggs, but she swoops just in time to fend them off.

  • Her back can now be broken.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • Rathian has gained the ability to do aerial sweeps, similar to Rathalos.
  • In G rank it can use three new attacks:
    • A side bite immediately followed by a tail whip.
    • It does a fake out limp ending in a tail flip.
    • A running charge chained into a backflip.

  • Rathian can be a pet.
  • HC Rathian's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 53.
  • Rathian's head and each wing can be wounded, and its tail can be severed.

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