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Discussion of the Week: Portable 3rd Subspecies

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Welcome to Discussion of the Week: Portable 3rd Subspecies!

This week we're going to be taking a look at some of the new monster subspecies introduced in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. Well, all of them, in fact.

This is where I realise this might work a lot better if we had renders for most of them.

Purple Ludroth

3rdGen-Purple Ludroth Render 001
  • Unlike the normal variety, it doesn't swim, not even in 3G (lazy, Capcom).
  • Well, it is a bit different to normal Royal Ludroth, I suppose, but it's only really a gimmick (the poison). It still fights in much the same way, as far as I can tell.

MHP3rd Weapons

Lance

Royal Ludroth Sub Lance Japanese

ベレーナサイル
Indent01ベルナルファード

Translation

Belena Missile
Indent01Bell Narufado


Long Sword

Royal Ludroth Sub LS Japanese

ドループグレイブ
Indent01デブリテイトグレイブ

Translation

Poison Grave
Indent01Debilitating Grave


Crimson Qurupeco

MHP3-Crimson Qurupeco Render 001
  • Ah, now, I do seriously rate Tropical Peco as a Subspecies. Much more aggressive, lives in entirely seperate climates to the original, has a stronger roar, different weakness, uses electricity and can do a flash attack... and of course can summon a different range of 'friends'.
  • Weird that a fish-eater would live in the Volcano, though.

MHP3rd Weapons

Switch Axe

Peco Sub SA (Axe Mode)
Peco Sub SA (Sword Mode)
Japanese

スパークルペッコ
Indent01ボルトペッカー

Translation

Sparkle Peco
Indent01Bolt Pecker


Gunlance

Qurupeco Sub Gunlance Japanese

サンダーフェザー
Indent01サンダーバード

Translation

Thunder Feather
Indent01Thunderbird


Hammer

Qurupeco Sub Hammer Japanese

エレキトリコック
Indent01デンコウペッカ

Translation

Thunder Peco
Indent01Spark Pecker


Jade Barroth

IceBarroth
  • All seems good with this one. Snow instead of mud, completely different area it inhabits, some neat new attacks. Annoying U-turn charge, but hey, can't have everything.

MHP3rd Weapons

Hunting Horn

Barroth Sub HH Japanese

アイスキュリン
Indent01アイスエイジ

Translation

The Ice Cure
Indent01Ice Age


Hammer

Barroth Sub Hammer Japanese

アイスクラッシャー
Indent01アイスクラム

Translation

Ice Crusher
Indent01Ice Clam

Brute Tigrex

MHP3-Brute Tigrex Render 001
  • Oh, go on then. He's alright. Crazy, and most of his attacks you could give to normal Tigrex and no-one would bat an eyelid, but I'll forgive it just this once because it's Tigrex, he has an awesome colour scheme, hangs out in the Volcano... and it's Tigrex.

MHP3rd Weapons

Lance

Tigrex Sub Lance Japanese

カーサススティンガー
Indent01吼槍【逆咬】

Translation

Dark Stinger
Indent01Dark Spear "Reverse Bite"


Hunting Horn

Tigrex Sub HH Japanese

カーサスドラゴング
Indent01吼鼓【鬼咬】

Translation

Black Gong
Indent01Black Gong "Demon Bite"

Weapon Images

Armor Images


Baleful Gigginox

MH3G-Gigginox Subspecies Screenshot 01
  • I'm always a bit torn on whether I like this guy or not. OK, a different colour, and the electricity aspect is cool. Different weakness as well, different pin attack (bizarrely). But then the innovation seems to hit a dead end and he's dumped in the same area as his ordinary counterpart and fights in pretty much the same way. Except his paralysis bombs go off pretty damn quick.

MHP3rd Weapons

Hunting Horn

Gigginox Sub HH Japanese

ブラッドコフィン
Indent01ブラッドスクリーム

Translation

Blood Coffin
Indent01Blood Scream


Long Sword

Gigginox Sub LS Japanese

クリムゾンクロス
Indent01ロストエデン

Translation

Crimson Cross
Indent01Lost Eden


Green Nargacuga

NargaSubAttacks
  • No, no, no. We don't need 3 Nargacugas (I'm looking at you, MH3G) and to be honest I'm not convinced we need this guy. A camouflague colour scheme that looks like oddly tinged vomit (or is that just me?) and 1(!) thing that sets it apart from the original - spikes that cause K.O, making them less dangerous than before. Big whoop. You could give the double tail slam and triple jump to ordinary Nargacuga and that'd go down as some cool improvements for him.

MHP3rd Weapons

Gunlance

Nargacuga Sub Gunlance Japanese

ギリーガンランス
Indent01猛風邪銃槍【裏残月】

Translation

Guile Gunlance
Indent01Hurricane Gunlance "Waning Moon"


Hammer

Nargacuga Sub Hammer Japanese

ギリーブレイカー
Indent01暴風鎚【裏常闇】

Translation

Green Breaker
Indent01Storm Hammer "Eternal Darkness"


Long Sword

Nargacuga Sub LS Japanese

ギリーサーベル
Indent01疾風刀【裏月影】

Translation

Guile Saber
Indent01Storm Katana "Dark Moon"


Weapon Images

Armor Images


Sand Barioth

BariothSubTornado
  • Again, I'm torn. Nice colour scheme going on (although the red face is a bit ugly) and I do like his tornado-based whizziness... You know what, IMO he's one of the better Subs.

MHP3rd Armors

Sand Barioth Male HiRank

MHP3rd Weapons

Switch Axe

Barioth Sub SA (Axe)
Barioth Sub SA (Sword)
Japanese

アズライトスラッシュ
Indent01 ゴアゲイルアズライト

Translation

Azure Slash
Indent01 Azure Gore

Steel Uragaan

MH3G-Uragaan Subspecies Screenshot 01
  • To be honest, not one of my favorites. Any Sub that inhabits the same area as the original species has to work damn hard to convince me that it isn't a waste of time, but Steel Uragaan does at least have a go. It has fairly cool color scheme (dat Chin) and a new, rarely used ailment, Soiled. Which is actually kind of genius; Uragaan uses rocks. Sulfur is a rock, often found in and around volcanos. Sulfur stinks. See what they did there?

But yeah, that aside not really enough to set it apart from the original.

MHP3rd Weapons

Hunting Horn

Uragaan Sub HH Japanese

ドヴォンヴァ
Indent01ドズルヴォンヴァ

Translation

Dovonva
Indent01Dozurunva


Hammer

Uragaan Sub Hammer Japanese

メルトナックル
Indent01爆鎚ジャイガン

Translation

Melt Knuckle
Indent01Jaigan Explosion Hammer


Long Sword

Uragaan Sub LS Japanese

クロムマイト
Indent01クロムバルツ

Translation

Chrome Might
Indent01Chrome Barrette


Glacial Agnaktor

MH3G-Agnaktor Subspecies Screenshot 01
  • A personal favourite of mine. Ordinary Agnaktor is one of my favourite monsters (screw you, Bracchi) and this guy is quite clever as well. Everything about the original is reversed - it lives in the Tundra instead of the Volcano, fires water beams instead of fire ones, and has some wicked ice armour that melts over time and can be thawed with Fire weapons. As gimmicks go, that's a pretty good one.


MHP3rd Weapons

Switch Axe

Agna Sub SA (Axe)
Agna Sub SA (Sword)
Japanese

リキッドストーム
Indent01アクアテンペスト

Translation

Liquid Storm
Indent01Aqua Tempest


Gunlance

Agnaktor Sub Gunlance Japanese

リキッドスロワー
Indent01アグナ=アクア

Translation

Liquid Thrower
Indent01Agna Aqua


Lance

Agnaktor Sub Lance Japanese

スパイラルアクア
Indent01水槍アクアコトル

Translation

Spiral Aqua
Indent01Agnaktor Waterlance


Questions

  • So which is your favourite of the group, in general?
  • Which of them has the best equipment?
  • Would you like to see any of them in Monster Hunter 4 (or any future MH game) or should we leave them behind now?

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