Uragaan is a large mineral covered Brute Wyvern that resides in volcanic areas. The monster was introduced in Monster Hunter 3. Its back is lined with hard crystals and its chin is plated with a rock-like shell, suggesting the Uragaan has evolved a tough exterior due to life in volcanic regions. It's also able to eat rocks in order to regain its stamina.
Uragaan's signature ability is to roll its body into a wheel to increase its speed and agility. It will do this often in an attempt to crush the hunter. Uragaan may conduct either a short roll, or a longer one where it may roll in a figure eight for another stab at the hunter. It can also produce sleep gas or, when enraged, emit flames, much like Gravios. This will put Hunters to sleep or inflict Fireblight. The effect depends on the color: ghost-blue or red-orange respectively. Uragaan will use its large jaw to attack, primarily by slamming it into the ground. It may also attack with a wide tail sweep, which flings explosive rocks into the area. If this has been done, the next time Uragaan uses a heavy jaw smash, all explosive rocks in the area will explode in a manner similar to Barrel Bombs.
Brute wyverns that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush bedrock into powder. They cleverly affix rock and ore to themselves with lava, then spread them about, using vibrations to make them explode. Will sometimes drop ore.
Large brute wyverns that feed on ore, using their mighty jaws to crush bedrock to powder. They cleverly affix rocks and ore to their hides with lava, then cast them about, using vibrations to make them explode. When they fall, ore can be mined from their bodies.
In the mission "The Phantom Uragaan", the player fights an extremely small Uragaan. Despite its small size, it has the same statistics as a normal Uragaan. The music is also an altered version of the regular battle theme to suit the rather comic feel of fighting it.
Even when its jaw is wounded, it can still be used in battle and is able to make any nearby rocks to explode.
In addition, weapons will be much less prone to bouncing off Uragaan's chin once it has been broken. Green sharpness has been proven to be effective.
When the tail is severed its tail whip cannot dislodge and toss rocks; however the damage it deals by itself remains the same.
The rocks CAN hurt Uragaan.
When low on stamina, the Uragaan may go to Area 4 and eat off the rock shelf.
Also when low on stamina Uragaan will fall over after attempting to roll at the hunter.
In Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and MH3U, a hunter can mine on Uragaan's back or underbelly, with a pickaxe, when it falls overs to its side. The Uragaan will fall for a number of reasons: having its legs attacked too much, attempting to roll while low on stamina, rolling over a barrel bomb or other explosive, or being stunned by the effects of a hammer or other KO attacks.
While enraged, Uragaan will huff black smoke, similar to Diablos while it's enraged.
When explosive rocks are lying on the ground, they may be blown up simply by having Uragaan walk through them. Its chin will detonate the rocks, since it deals "damage" to them. Like other explosives, the hunter can also detonate these rocks, though it should be done from a safe distance.
Uragaan may roll onto the rocks it has dislodged; either when a hunter lures it into one, or just by pure chance. There is a small chance that this will knock Uragaan onto its side, leaving it open for attack.
In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Uragaan gains a new move, It can now chain its roll attack with a chin smash, while the Steel Uragaan can perform this move with an addition of soiling gas but only in G rank. Also, the Uragaan has another new attack which involves it pounding the ground once with its chin and then taunting.
If Uragaan rolls into lava and ends the roll in a stumble, lava will splash around with great realism.
Even though Uragaan is not in Monster Hunter 4 you can get its armor by trading monster parts for Uragaan parts.