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Card Master 24
English Name: Volvidon
Nicknames: Volvi, Rangu
Titles: Red Roller, Red Shell Beast
Romaji: Rangurotora
Japanese Name: ラングロトラ
Japanese Title: 赤甲獣
Korean Name: 랑그로토라
Description and Information
Species: Fanged Beast
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Para / StatusEffect26
Weakest to: Water
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Tongue Lash
Habitats: Volcano (3rd), Deserted Island and Sandy Plains
Size: 3rd Gold Crown Big892.00 cm
3rd Gold Crown Small627.97 cm
Monsters in Relation: Arzuros and Lagombi
Chronological Appearances
First US/EU Appearance: Logo-MH3U (2013)
First JP Appearance: Logo-MHP3 (2010)
Latest Appearance: Logo-MH3U (2013)
Generation: 3

Volvidon is an armadillo-like Fanged Beast that inhabits the Sandy Plains and Volcano regions.



Volvidons are medium-sized monsters, slightly larger than an Aptonoth. They are covered in a jointed hide of red armor plates, which are segmented around the midsection and allow the Volvidon to curl into a ball. The Volvidon will attack the hunter using its long tongue, strong limbs, paralytic saliva, foul smelling gas, and a ricochet-jump. 


It is capable of spitting out a paralyzing liquid and inflicts Soiling using a foul odor. Being a Fanged Beast, the Volvidon uses attacks similar to those of Arzuros and Lagombi.


At the first sight of trouble the large Pelagus will roll up and if possible quickly roll away, but if cornered Volvidon can be surprisingly aggressive.


Volvidon is found in the Sandy Plains and the Volcano. However, surprisingly Volvidon are seen inhabiting the cool temperate Deserted Island as well when first thought to only inhabit areas with intense and extreme heat.

Item/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information is taken from

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 60 55 50 0 30 15 20 0
Upper Body 45 45 35 0 20 10 15 0
Upper Back 45 45 40 0 20 10 15 0
Lower Body 36 36 20 0 10 5 10 0
Front Legs 40 30 30 0 10 5 5 0
Rear 30 30 25 0 15 10 10 0
Rotating 80 80 10 0 0 0 0 0

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Volvidon Icon マグマにも耐える、分厚く赤い甲殻を持ち、 “赤甲獣” とも呼ばれる牙獣。身体を丸め、灼熱の地表の上を転がるように移動する。甲虫種を好み、その長い舌で絡めとるように捕らえてしまう。強力な麻痺性の唾を吐く事でも知られているため、注意が必要。
Monster Hunter 3 G / Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Volvidon Icon マグマにも耐える、分厚く赤い甲殻を持ち、”赤甲獣”とも呼ばれる牙獣。身体を丸め、灼熱の地表の上を転がるように移動する。甲虫種を好み、その長い舌で絡めとるように捕らえてしまう。強力な麻痺性の唾を吐く事でも知られているため、注意が必要。
Fanged beasts with thick red carapaces that are resistant to lava. Their rounded bodies are perfect for rolling across hot surfaces, and their long tongues are ideal for capturing insect prey. Their saliva emits a paralyzing toxin that should be avoided.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★


  • When Volvidon is low on stamina it will fail to spit paralyzing fluid and to attack with its tongue.
    • It will also fall over when attempting to roll.
  • To recover Stamina, Volvidon will prey on Altaroth or Bnahabra; it uses its tongue to pluck them from their nests.
  • The tough shell on Volvidon back can be broken.
  • Ironically, it's tongue can be attacked when it uses it's Tongue Paralyze attack.
  • Volvidon's Bouncing Jump attack can be blocked if the player guards against it if they are absolutely not hitting the player directly from above.
  • If the player manages to hit the Volvidon while it is rolling, its roll will be interrupted and the Volvidon will fall back and remain motionless on the ground for a few seconds. This leaves it exposed and vulnerable. Monsters can do this to Volvidon as well.
    • If the player is ranged and manages to hit Volvidon enough while it's doing it's Bouncing Jump, it'll fall back to the ground, and remain motionless for a few seconds.
  • Just like Lagombi, Volvidon will leave an area when almost dead by limping, not rolling.

  • Volvidon gains two new attack moves at G-Rank. One is an "all-in" tongue attack, the other a jump'n'roll move.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Volvidon

  • ¿Where to find High Rank Volvidon?

    4 messages
    • Tr555 wrote:desert destoration A specific quest would help...
    • As far as I know, there's no high rank guild quest for hunting a volvidon. However, you can hunt it: -on free hunt at night -in village h...

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