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).

One of the most unique (yet cool-looking) designs in mh compared to the usual wings and tail (dragon/wyvern) template used in a lot of monsters in the franchise.

How can't you like a wolf with lights?

2 Alatreon

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.

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

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

Just imagine Avatar, but Monster Hunter version.

3 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.

Angry monster that not only punches people, but puts explosives on them. Very cool

Have you seen it's Kinship Move?

4 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.

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.

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!

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

5 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.

Best and most favorite

6 Lagiacrus

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

Oh hail lord of the sea

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

7 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?

It's beautiful and awesome!

Best monster all time

8 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.

The most difficult fight since the anjanath but come on an elder Dragon that eats other elder dragons. What is there not to love?

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

9 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!

He looks so cool

10 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.

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

Awesome monster goes with the awesome fight.

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

The Contenders
11 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.

Big and Bad. Is there anything I left out?

12 Fatalis

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.

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.

13 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!

Rocket powered elder dragon, need I say more?

The idea of a rocket dragon is just badass.

14 Deviljho

A giant hungry cucumber

15 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

16 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.

I really like how the weapons work.

17 Amatsu

Amatsu vs zinogre

18 Tigrex

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.

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

Absolute power.. Need I say more?

19 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.

Again, one of the best designed monsters and a fantastic theme to go with it

20 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!

A mountain sized snake with bladed scales on the back, head and claws.

21 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.

22 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.

I like the silver and that storm gimmick.

23 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

24 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.

The best theme music

25 Kulve Taroth

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

Is the real queen

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