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Hello, and welcome to Monster Appreciation Week!
This week we look at the Yian Kut-Ku Abuser, Yian Garuga!
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
A close relative of the Yian Kut-Ku known for its hard black shell and tufts of white mane. These clever monsters are known to avoid traps and use their poisonous tail to deadly effect; they are not to be taken lightly.
Yian Garuga just love to fight without any rhyme or reason. This is because they feel like their being challenged by a threat and just love it.
Yian Garuga like Yian Kut-Ku have excellent hearing but loud sounds don't bother them due to their war-like behavior. Their ears are two used for intimidation.
People get it and Yian Kut-Ku confused with each other.
Their beak is extremely sharp and used to cut through prey.
It has a flame sac similar to some Flying Wyverns and on par with them.
When angered, its strength greatly increases.
They are very good jumpers and have great agility due to their powerful legs plus sharp feet. This even allows them to cut through Pitfall Traps with ease.
Yian Garuga, similar to Rathian, has poisonous thorns on its tail.
Yian Garuga is well-known for getting into fights with Yian Kut-Ku over territory. It will even take the Yian Kut-Ku's territory before killing it afterwards. Female Yian Garuga will actually get rid of the eggs of a Yian Kut-Ku and lay their own eggs for the Yian Kut-Ku to take care off. Yian Garuga aren't very good parents and can't really take care of their young very well.
It seems wherever there are Yian Kut-Ku, there are Yian Garugas not to far behind.
Its been said that Yian Garuga may actually occasionally just look for a random monster to fight with.
Yian Garuga with large wounds on their body, either it being a missing eye or ear, use this to indicate they are extremely old and are battled hardened after many years. The HC Yian Garuga are Yian Garuga that haven't really gone through that tough life the wounded ones have went through.
A Yian Garuga's tail responds to shocks with a powerful venom.
The ears show a different evolutionary path from Yian Kut-Ku.
A Yian Garuga's scales have an ominous purple shine yet look similar to a Yian Kut-Ku's scales. The scales are however much tougher.