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Hello, and welcome to Monster Appreciation Week!
This week we look at the King of the Sky and the original Flagship Monster of the MH Series, Rathalos!
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Terrible wyverns called the 'Kings of the Skies'. Along with Rathians, they stake wide territories centered around their nests. Rathalos descend on invaders from the sky, attacking with poison claws and breath of fire.
The Rathalos is called the Fire Wyvern, King of the Skies, and occasionally the King of the Flying Wyverns from them being such a high risk monster.
When raising young, the Rathalos patrols his territory from the sky. While patrolling, he is looking for any threats to eliminate from the his territory. To attack enemies and prey, he will usually strike quickly from the sky like a hawk and sink his claws in their body, poisoning them. If that fails, he will use his powerful fireballs.
He is able to produce his powerful fiery breath by multiple organs, flame sacs. While spitting fireballs, he actually burns his own throat while doing so but its throat is specialized to recover from the fire very quickly and some Rathalos have found other ways to use their fire like with powerful bites combined with the flames.
The Rathalos' eyesight is very good, rivaling some birds of prey.
Rathalos is one of the most common Flying Wyverns in the MH World. Part of the reason is because Rathalos will fly to far away areas during breeding season in order to find a mate. Some of the areas they are occasionally seen in is areas they shouldn't/wouldn't be living in like in villages and towns. His main habitat is Volcanic Areas but they can pretty much be found anywhere as long as their is plenty of places to fly and plentiful food.
Some go to the Heaven's Mounts during certain seasons.
Rathalos is the most well-known monster in the Monster Hunter World.
Rathalos is mainly hunted for his popularity among hunters, villagers, the Guild and kids along with how long lasting they are.
They can even be seen as a Symbol of Nature.
There are two Subspecies of Rathalos, the Old World Rathalos and the New World Rathalos.
Its believed that the Rathalos in Val Habar might be a 3rd Subspecies of them.
Rathalos' Original BGM
MH: Forest and Hills Music Theme
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - Rathalos Intro by DrTangerine
Monster Hunter 4 - FERAL Rathalos HAMMER gameplay by iCEMANnoob
Monster Hunter 4 - Rathalos HAMMER gameplay by iCEMANnoob