Rathian is the female counterpart of the Rathalos and also renowned as The Queen of the Land. Rathians are green wyverns that slightly vary from Rathalos in looks and attacks. She has a patch of brown thorns on her upper back and her tail spikes are filled with poison. The Rathian fights on the ground a lot more than the Rathalos, who more often exhibits aerial attacks such as fireballs and claw attacks. They are prized for their rare Plates and Rubies. The Rathian has two other subspecies, the Pink Rathian and Gold Rathian, and a related separate species, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern).
In MH3 the Qurupeco is able to call out, attracting many creatures, including a Rathian. A Rathian can even be summoned during the "Trapping the Trickster" 3 star village quest, before the hunter's formal introduction to it. The Rathian in MH3 is somewhat revamped in color, as the scales appear darker than its earlier green scales. She also has notably less spines, or thorns, on her back and wings. When Rathian is low on stamina, she will trip at the end of charges, taunt more, and fire a small puff of flame from her mouth instead of fireballs. She will also set off to either sleep at the nest or prey on an Aptonoth. If she manages to pin down a player and bite them, she will be able to recover stamina. If enraged, her mouth will fill with flames and her attacks become much more aggressive. She also starts taking to the air more often, attempting to use her pin and other strong attacks frequently, and gains a large fire burst attack.
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
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
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.
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
Monster Hunter Frontier G
Monster Hunter Online
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.
Rathian and Rathalos will always go after hunters that are carrying their eggs.
HC Rathian has purple color on its claws and more spikes on its tail, and has new behavior like throwing rocks during a tail spin. Unique to Monster Hunter Frontier.
On Monster Hunter Frontier Online Rathian can be a pet.
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 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.
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.
Changes in Monster Hunter 3, Portable 3rd, 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4