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Tigrex
MHRoC-Tigrex Art 001
Names
English: Tigrex
Japanese: ティガレックス
(Tigarekkusu)
Korean: 티가렉스
Nicknames: Tiggy, Rex
Titles
English: Roaring Wyvern
Japanese: 轟竜
General Information
Species: Flying Wyvern
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Snowman Snowman (Snowy Mountains and Tundra)
Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Waterblight (Sandy Plains)
Status Effect-Severe Waterblight MH4 Icon Severe Waterblight (Sandy Plains)
Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon Iceblight (Tundra)
Status Effect-Severe Iceblight MH4 Icon Severe Iceblight (Tundra)
Weakest to: Thunder Thunder
Dragon Dragon
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Roar
Habitats: Snowy Mountains, Desert, Old Desert, Sandy Plains, Tundra, Gorge, Frozen Seaway, Primeval Forest, Unknown Great Forest, Heavenly Mountain, Ancestral Steppe, Dunes, Sunken Hollow, Sky Corridor
Monster Size: Gold Crown Large 2325.3
Gold Crown Small 1388.2
Monsters in Relation: Brute Tigrex, Tigrex Rare Species, Diorekkusu
Generation: Second

Tigrex is a Flying Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom 2. It is known to inhabit a variety of environments and can be encountered at all ranks.

MH4-Tigrex Render 001


Physiology

Tigrex is a large, quadrupedal wyvern characterized by its massive head and jaws, powerful limbs and striking yellow/blue striped colouration. The top of its head is tipped with a pair of horn-like ears, and its segmented tail ends with a spiny protrusion.

Abilities

As a pseudowyvern, its wings have evolved into forelegs, which allows it to run at very fasts speeds. Though it possesses a pair of adequately-developed wings, it is rarely seen flying in a traditional sense. It is in fact more prone to gliding from location to location. It has a powerful set of lungs which gives it the ability to produce extremely loud, concussive roars which can physically damage nearby objects. Unlike many other monsters, Tigrex does not wield control of any elements. Instead, it relies on its sheer brute strength to bring down opponents.

Behavior

When idle, Tigrex will assume a bipedal gait, standing only upon its hind legs while holding its forelimbs at its side. When threatened or engaging prey, however, it will stand upon all fours and ready itself for combat. It will usually attempt to intimidate would-be attackers with an ear-splitting roar. If combat becomes intense enough, it will flush blood to its forelimbs, face, and eyes, in order to give its skin a bright-red glow as an effort to further intimidate attackers.

Habitat

The Tigrex can be found in many different environments. Like many wyverns, it will travel far and wide in search of prey.


Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Tigrex

FrontierGen-HC Tigrex Render 001 (Edited)

Season 9.0, Tigrex is considerably improved. It now has slightly enlarged horns and is missing one eye; it also has several new attacks, including: a tail-brush, where it wipes its tail in a 180 degree arc behind itself; a vastly improved roar, which covers a far greater area; a frenzied series of agile leaps; a double 360 degree body spin; and finally a triple forward bite.

HC Tigrex is an older dominant male with longer horn/ears, blue tinted wings and roaring power stronger than the Brute Tigrex, though it cannot hold a roar as long. It is known for fast unexpected movement, roars focused into an invisible sonic beam easy to spot from sand or snow being blown, an attack were it jumps left-smashes with its foot to the right then jumps ahead to the right and turns then runs back to face its target, double spin attacks like its subspecies and roars so loud the ground cracks beneath it and the air stills as a shock wave reaching beyond its body range.

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information taken from mhp3rd.net

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2 (2007) Logo-MHP2 (2007) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Tigrex Icon A flying wyvern that maintains its primitive origins. Prone to violence, it possesses incredible ferocity thanks to its four limbs, claws, and jaw. Inhabits a wide area, it has even been spotted hunting Popo in the mountains.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Tigrex Icon 原始的な風貌を残す飛竜。性格はいたって凶暴で、発達した四肢を使っての突進、強力な爪と顎の一撃、どれも恐ろしい威力で注意が必要。獲物を求めて広い範囲を移動し、凍土にまで姿を現すという。強烈な咆哮を放つため、“轟竜”の異名をもつ。
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Tigrex Icon 原始的な風貌を残す飛竜。性格はいたって凶暴で、発達した四肢を使っての突進、強力な爪と顎の一撃、どれも恐ろしい威力で注意が必要。獲物を求めて広い範囲を移動し、凍土にまで姿を現すという。強烈な咆哮を放つため、“轟竜”の異名をもつ。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
MHFG-Tigrex Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
(?) (?)

Notes


  • The Tigrex is known for having improved versions of normal wyvern attacks: it lunges forward to perform a double bite, frequently charges at the player (it can turn 180 degrees to make another pass at the player), executes its tail whip in a 360-degree motion, and can send the player rolling with its roar.
  • When the Tigrex has been flashed by a hunter it may stay in a spot for a minute but it'll eventually do its special 360. For a blademaster, this can be real tricky to try and get out of.
  • "Ledging" is possible with the Tigrex: when it charges, stand in front of a wall and move away with precise timing and it will bite into the wall, becoming stuck and effectively allowing players to land a few free hits allowing time to cut off its tail, as well as dropping Wyvern Tears or Wyvern Sobs (HR6 and above Tigrex).
  • It is possible to break both front claws, wound the head once (horns/eye) and cut the tail off for more rewards.
  • Wounding the head will give a chance to obtain Tigrex Skull Shells in the rewards.
  • While it is in rage mode it is prone to doing its 'Leap Forward' attack. If it performs this attack two times in a row he will often stop for a few seconds and taunt, giving hunters an opening for a full charged attack. When in non-rage mode, it may leap a third time. In G-rank it has been observed doing this while in rage mode.
  • Tigrex, along with Rathalos, made a cameo appearance as secret bosses in another PlayStation Portable Game, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
  • The Tigrex' roar is one of very few that can damage close-ranged hunters, the others being Ukanlos, Kamu Orugaron, Nono Orugaron, and Akantor's roars (Rajang's and Gore Magala's roars knock the too-close Hunter backwards, but don't deal damage).
  • When in its enraged state it's eyes will turn red and veins will show up on it's arms, that glow red when blood flows through it's veins.
  • Tigrex also appears in Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village.
  • When entering Rage Mode, it leaps a distance backward then performs the powerful roar.
  • When flinching it goes 2 steps backward and shakes its head. It is also performed by Nargacuga when flinched.
  • According to one of the Uniqlo Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, the size of the foot of a Tigrex is 184 centimeters.


  • When weak, the Tigrex will retreat to Area 3 of the Snowy Mountains or Area 9 of the Desert to rest.
  • In the Desert, Cephalos will occasionally attack Tigrex, in the same way Velociprey sometimes attack Rathian instead of the hunter.
  • Tigrex is one of very few monsters that a 'Poisoned/Drugged/Tainted Meat' will work on. After roughly 10-15 minutes of fighting, Tigrex will become hungry enough to cease fighting with the Hunter and consume any 'Meat' item placed in the Area.
  • Clearing the Elder Tigrex Urgent will unlock the video Proof of A Hero.


  • Tigrex's boulder toss will inflict Iceblight if fought in the Tundra and Waterblight if the boulder toss is performed in the secluded and watery areas of the Sandy Plains.
  • Tigrex's new advancing spin attack can be easily avoided by standing under its left arm as it advances and rolling away afterwards.
  • If the Tigrex is low on Stamina, every time it attempts to charge it will try to do a U-turn, lose its footing and trip, giving hunters a brief period to attack it freely. Its speed also decreases significantly.
  • Tigrex will eat Popo (if in the Tundra) or Aptonoth (if in the Sandy Plains) to recover Stamina. To kill them it will perform a double lunging bite.
  • Unlike previous appearances, in MHP3rd it does not need 2 flinches for the tail to be cut off.
  • Tigrex's arms are enlarged. It will sometimes charge one time, roar and step back to recover from charging and to stop giving hunters free hits.


  • Tigrex also has a new, blood coloured rare subpecies that inhabits the Tower Top known as the Tigrex Rare Species.
  • Tigrex's Battle theme is changed.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus and affected by the Extreme Status.




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