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.

Also note if adding a new monster please use the latest in game description that can be found on the monster hunter wiki

The Top Ten

1 Alatreon

The Alatreon is the most powerful monster of any monster hunter game and is the most powerful of all elder dragons, in other words, since the elder dragons are the big bosses of the monster hunter series, and there to test your limits, and since he's the final boss of monster hunter tri and him being the most powerful of every single monster in the monster hunter universe, that makes him, quite literally, the final boss of of the final bosses and final boss of his own species(being elder dragon)... think about it... that's pretty damn dope

Blazing black dragons, so named for resembling both lightning and darkness. They mercilessly tear apart whoever touches their sharp scales. Elementally unstable, their actions can affect the very weather. Living natural disasters. - nexusw427

Incredibly powerful, looks like a true elder dragon, and has the ability to use multiple elements. Truly an epic creature.

Badass ultra, super mega TRUE Final Boss of Monster Hunter Tri (Unlike Dire Miralis in Tri Ultimate, that guy is WAY too easy).

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2 Brachydios

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.

Brute wyverns coated with an explosive green substance. The material is thought to be a unique myxomycete--or slime mold--that is primed to explode by the Brachydios's own saliva. Note that these crafty creatures can also deliver powerful foreleg strikes. - nexusw427

Boxing. Slime. Dinosaur.

Best monster 10/10

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3 Zinogre

A fun a hell fight that really keeps you on your toes and on top of that and amazing theme

The zinogre is the bad@$$ of all @$$es he is the thunder wolf for gods sake

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.

Weally hard weally hard

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4 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.

It's the almighty king of the skies.

Best and most favorite

5 Shagaru Magala

Being the final boss of the main story of 4U, and being the final boss of the first legit story in MH, this guy was built up for so long, and had an insanely satisfying battle. This thing is a god. No, seriously. It was named after a god because of its power. If that isn't awesome, I don't know what is.

The battle had both epic tone and excellent mechanics. His attacks are diverse and satisfying to overcome. And he looks absolutely amazing

It's so unique! There is no need to explain why it deserves this place. The dark frenzy virus, the majestic but also badass design, the power!

Is easily one of the coolest monsters lore wise but his fight is not very challenging basically just gore in rage mode - PyroSoldierX

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6 Lagiacrus

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

He just looks hella cool man

Oh hail lord of the sea

I founded it one of m fave monster to fight at an early stage in MH Tri ultimate when I started playing around 2013 when I was still in my single digits

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7 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. - nexusw427

I will always have Agnaktor as my favourite Monster Hunter monster ever

Awesome monster goes with the awesome fight.

There is no way to say this thing is bad. It is respectfully my 3rd favorite monster and it has amazing model. All hail Agnaktor. Just kidding #Tigrexforlife

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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.

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

It's beautiful and awesome!


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9 Fatalis

How is this guy 23?! He kicks all sorts of ass and has the coolest looking armour, plus the white form looks like it could reign all hell upon us, it's amazing!

Didn't the Fatalis basically annihilate an entire Civilization? I'd say that's pretty awesome

Common, his the strongest elder dragon there is.

Idiots who don't vote for him probably didn't play mhfu

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10 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. - PyroSoldierX

His name is Steve, he is a flying pine cone dragon”

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The Newcomers

? Odogaron

Bad ass style!

The Contenders

11 Glacial Agnaktor

A Tundra-based subspecies of Agnaktor that spits powerful jets of water. Its sharp beak allows it to burrow into the permafrost and clad itself in a layer of ice. This icy armor can only be melted with heat-based attacks. - nexusw427

12 Gore Magala 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.

This monster should definitely be added to World and they should have a little frenzy side story in like a dlc - PyroSoldierX

Looks Amazing

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.

13 Arzuros

Forest-and mountain-dwelling beasts found in humid regions. Though known more for fishing and standing upright to collect honey, their thick claws and heavy forearm plating allow them to deliver powerful blows to any aggressor. - nexusw427

14 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. - nexusw427


15 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.

It is op and will wipe your party/squad in any game

This guy made my love this game even more : )

Metal windy boi

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16 Amatsu
17 Tigrex

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

It really rules as it is the beast that slaughters everything even Gammoths.

It will attack everything even Gammoths.

The Tigrex attacks Gammoths!

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18 Deviljho

A badass trex

19 Xeno’jiiva

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

It is very dangerous and deadly beacause it always shooting lasers


20 Sand Barioth

A Barioth subspecies that resides in the Sandy Plains. Their breath is strong enough to generate tornadoes, which they then use to travel at high speeds. Their yellow carapaces are tinted red, and their fangs shine deep blue when polished. - nexusw427

The badass sabertooth tiger

21 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.

22 Dalamadur

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!

23 Nergigante

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

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.

24 Barroth

Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to attack by flinging mud. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs. - nexusw427

25 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. - nexusw427

26 Rathian

I don't know how she's not on this list yet. A fun monster to fight, once you learn her patterns. He is even psychic and can tell when you're moving her eggs.

Hey her mommy senses are tingling

Since Monster Hunter on the PS2 Rathian has been my favourite monster. She may not be the strongest, or the most unique. But to me Rathian is the Queen of Monster Hunter.

Rathian is the probably the most iconic and most reccuring monster of the whole franchise. Should be number 1 - MetalGurja

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27 Diablos

"they are wildly aggressive and will pursue anything which enters their territory. Diablos are known to use their horns as weapons against attackers, but will also use them in bouts against other Diablos in battles for territory or mating rights.

28 Jade Barroth

A subspecies of Barroth found in colder climates. Lacking mud, they coat themselves with snow and ice, which can be flung at perceived threats. They are known for bashing their overgrown crowns into the ice, and subsist primarily on Bnahabra. - nexusw427

29 Ukanlos

Challenging and a pain, but so damn fun.

Hailed as the "White God" and the counterpart of Akantor, so powerful that only few wyverns and elder dragons only can match it's strength

30 Rajang

A fusion between a gorilla and an ox that can reach Super Saiyan 2 and can fire a lightning kamehameha with his mouth... he should be number one of every list on this site - MetalGurja

Bruhh do I have to explain things?

31 Goldbeard Ceadeus
32 Kecha Wacha
33 Dinovaldo

Best Brute Wyvern

34 Kirin

This Monster is an electric unicorn that has the power to strike you down with a lightning bolt. The Subspecies is a black Kirin that instead of using lightning he uses ice his name is the Oroshi Kirin.

I hate Kirins fight and his status as an elder dragon but his design is pretty cool - PyroSoldierX

35 Plesioth

Plesioth=Green Plesioth are some of the mst impressive monsters in the game. It is a shark snapper with legs. HOW COOL IS THAT? Also it has a good fight.

It has awesome water beams and I never got hit by a Plesioths "outrages' hitbox. Plesioth rules cause I like sharks.

36 Chameleos
37 Savage Deviljho

He kills everything and is very powerful

38 Velocidrome

He is weak but fast.

39 Dah'ren Mohran

Giant sand dragon who u fight without any gear at the start of 4 ultimate - Lord28

40 Molten Tigrex

Easily the most cool monster in the game

41 Raviente
42 Duramboros

A Brute Wyvern and a Flying Wyvern, I love this thing

43 Vaal Hazak
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