Best Monster Hunter Monsters

Vote for you favorite monster in the Monster Hunter series of video games. Your decision can be based on things like coolest looking, most fun to battle, hardest to battle. Also please comment why you chose it.
The Top Ten
1 Zinogre

He is one of the easier monsters in the games compared to say elder dragons, but he still can give a good fight even if you have great gear. I personally feel that the fight is just the most fun out of all the monster. It also is always on the ground giving you a good chance to attack it. This is one of the few problems I have with rathalos and rathian.

I have always loved this monster, it's design, it's fight, it's armor and weapons, and music. I love the little touches, like him cracking his neck before a fight, or the rare Super Saiyan 2 mode. He is a blast to fight and is most certainly my favourite monster (With mizutsune as a close second).

2 Alatreon

The Alatreon is the most powerful monster in any Monster Hunter game and is the strongest among all elder dragons. In other words, since the elder dragons are the big bosses of the Monster Hunter series and are meant to test your limits, and considering that Alatreon is the final boss of Monster Hunter Tri and the most powerful monster in the entire Monster Hunter universe, it makes him, quite literally, the final boss of all final bosses and the ultimate boss of his own species, being an elder dragon. Think about it... that's pretty amazing.

3 Shagaru Magala

Shagaru Magala was a big obstacle but also a big milestone in my Monster Hunter experience. As the first Elder Dragon I ever fought in my time playing Monster Hunter, this golden dragon was the most defining of all monsters I ever hunted, even when it took less time than fighting Gore Magala. The transformation you see, the tone of the battle, it's unique threat to the MH universe with the frenzy virus, and it's enjoyable battle even after the fifth time in a row set it apart from creatures like Zinogre, Nerscylla, and newcomers like Nergigante and Zorah. Also, in my personal opinion, if I could have any creature from Monster Hunter to be my pet, I would choose Shagaru Magala every time. Both with design and personal experience, no creature from the series can knock this golden god out of my favorite spot.

4 Brachydios

In a world of monsters that use fancy claws, jaws, and elemental madness, its hard to simply pass by a monster who resorts to punching the everloving daylights out of its contenders. Obsidian hide makes it difficult to put down, surprising agility makes it hard to hit, and above all, he hits like a bus. Raging Brachydios turns the heat up to eleven. Rightfully so, Brachydios stands as one of the strongest non-elder dragon monsters in the series.

It's truly a beast and looks amazing in every way and the perk given from its armor allows you to become stronger, as the beast you fight become stronger, all in all its beauty, explosive, and high-damage attacks, and coloration design make for what I think, is the best of all "normal" monsters.

5 Lagiacrus

When you're faced with a monster that even DEVILJHO would rather avoid confrontation with, you know you're in for something big. The king of the seas lives up the name, both in AND out of the water. A grand design that appears imposing when out on land and powerfully graceful underwater paired with unmatched thunder abilities, Lagiacrus is without a doubt my favorite monster in the series.

I love him, his armor and design is cool and the fight is easy yet challenging at the same time.

Lightning crocodile monster type thing I guess but it is very cool

6 Nergigante

Nergigante was such a tough fight for me the first time, got carted again and again but that sweet sensation of victory when I finally downed the beast can't be beat. That and he's one of the tougher fights in MHW that's also a ton of fun.

Has a good design and a good fight. The lore behind is great because he eats elder dragons which is why he is an elder dragon. His armor is really cool and he is the second best flagship monster with glavenus as number 1.

One of the coolest designs and lore. Is a spiky dragon that eats other dragons. Has a really cool armor set.

7 Rathalos

A kind and compassionate monster that spews out raging balls of fire to provide warmth to orphans and kittens, so they don't die in the cold of winter.

King of the skies and the Emblem of monster hunter. It has been in every monster hunter game since 2004

It's the almighty king of the skies.

8 Nargacuga

A dragon that looks like it have Blades on the front of the wing makes it look like the Ninja of the monster hunter universe.

It's a huge cat. What should I add?

Jet black shadow with Glowing Red eyes, your argument is invalid

9 Xeno’jiiva

A very difficult fight first time but as you get more accustomed to it and when you see the armor you will find yourself looking for an sos flare.

Literally has the best design and his fight is really cool for being the final boss of World.

Really good design, great late/endgame monster.

10 Fatalis

"Those who'd never had to stand before the Legendary Black Dragon be grateful." Fatalis is THE big bad of monster hunter, and always has been. A simple design, but somehow still manages to be easily distinguishable from other 'classic' dragon designs. He's the typical medieval dragon stereotype but upped to a million. Firepower like no other, flight like no other, and badass lore and biology on top of it all, it's no wonder why he's Monster Hunter's top dog.

This is the strongest of the elder dragons, it destroyed an entire kingdom in a single day and it is so terrifying to other rlder dragons that it scarded a Lao Sham lung into mindlessly running into a fortress.

The Contenders
11 Gore Magala

Gore magala. The monster that got me into monster hunter
From great buildup. Being a rival to your player character. Along with that: His frenzy affected the game so much. Aka apex monsters
Fun and interesting fighting style with a unique gimmick.

Best monster, hands down.

Plays into the story line better than any monster, brought along frenzy, which forces you to fight instead of blocking and praying. Not only does he look amazing, but his fight is also top notch.

The theme for this thing is awesome!

12 Agnaktor

Also known as fire-pike wyverns, Agnaktor use their tough beaks and great strength to burrow through rock. However, their hardened-lava armor becomes soft when they burrow underground or are attacked with fire or explosives.

I'll be honest, I have a massive leviathan bias. Agnaktor clicks... or rather, CLACKS with me on a particularly high level. His design feels dangerous, it looks sharp. It's a monster perfectly designed for barreling through ground and magma alike. The clack clack clack gimmick is an iconic trait to it and one of the most easily recognizable sound effects in the series.

13 Deviljho
14 Valstrax

A literal rocket powered elder dragon, what else could you possibly want? Shoots up in the sky like a comet, to come crashing down on any unsuspecting hunter, can flip his wings into different stances... and its orchestral theme is one of the very best the series has ever got to experience. We need this back into world!

I FULLY applaud whoever at Capcom decided that a Rocket-Powered Monster would be a good idea, and by all means, it was! Not only is his biology fascinating, but his concept is unique and exciting. He's fast. He looks fast. He fights fast. He LIVES fast. A design like this isn't hard to pick out from a crowd.

15 Dalamadur

I adore serpent-like monsters, especially big ones. For a monster that in legend 'drew the horizon with its body', the Dalamdur most certainly looks the part. One of, if not, the largest monster species in the series, he's one to take many an inexperienced hunter by surprise. His presence is menacing and his beam attack has to be one of the most 'oh my god' moments in Monster Hunter.

One of my favorites being one if not the largest monster hunter monster it's a giant mountain snake! what more could you ask for!

16 Tigrex

Tigrex is powerful, a fast and strong attacker. The fact that it's roar can knock you down and do damage is impressive. #Tigrex4Life

I can't really explain this one that well, I just really love how chaotic his fight is.

My personal favorite as it has the best everything. My favorite part is the roar.

17 Barioth

Wyverns that rule the eternally frozen Tundra. Barioth use their huge tusks and spiked scales to move freely atop the slippery ice; this ability makes them very difficult to keep up with.

The saber toothed tiger aesthetic is too good to deny.

Best design...a mix of a reptilian and a feline

18 Vaal Hazak

Can't believe he's not higher. The badass zombie dragon with 2 jaws, an amazing battle theme, and a super stressful effluvial effect. Vaal Hazak isn't the strongest dragon, but he's one of the most unique

VERY COOL design and great for farming elder bones and blood because it's way under powered.

The fight might be a bit underwhelming, but the theme makes up for it.

19 Seregios

One of my favourite monsters in the series. It has a fun fight and stays on the ground a reasonable amount for a reasonable amount of time. It also has a great fight theme creating a great atmosphere. Another thing I like is the weapons and armour and their gimmick.

My favourite monster. Everything from the weapons, to the design, the music, the armour, everything about the seregios is awesome!

This demon is a beast and his weapons have the roll to sharpen thing. His design and fight are really cool.

20 Kulve Taroth

Though I don't use the armor, I really like the way it looks.

21 Ceadeus

Legendary elder dragons known as both "shining giants of the depths" and "great sea dragons." Not confirmed to exist until recently. The Moga quakes were due to a Ceadeus butting its abnormally long horns into the earth.

22 Amatsu
23 Odogaron

The Chinese Dragon style totally fits him and love the weapon styles as well.

24 Akantor

Akantors are so powerful, they can have extremely negative effects on the environment they reside in. Predator and prey flee from Akantors and only the largest wyverns and Elder Dragons even dare challenge them.

25 Kushala Daora

Is a unique Elder Dragon capable of harnessing the power of wind. Its skin is plated with metal, which it has to shed occasionally, and it will defend itself fiercely from Hunters.

The only time my ps4 lagged was due to this guys twisters but his fight is cool and he is still the coolest elder dragon other than Vaal of course. All hail Kush, the dankest dragon

I hate the wind but everything else is cool.

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