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.

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The Top Ten Best Monster Hunter Monsters

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

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

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

2 Zinogre

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.

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

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.

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

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. - nexusw427

Boxing. Slime. Dinosaur.

Best monster 10/10

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.

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!

5 Rathalos

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

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

6 Lagiacrus

He just looks hella cool man

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

Oh hail lord of the sea

Amazing design and really fun fight

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.

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

It's beautiful and awesome!

I want it in world

8 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.

Why is it at the top? - llamabaconllama37

9 Nergigante

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

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.

Bad ass

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

10 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

The theme for this thing is awesome!

Looks Amazing

The Contenders

11 Fatalis

This monster should be way higher on the list.At least number three.he's the coolest looking dragon I have ever seen.(besides rathalos)

Fatalis could devastate all the monsters in mhw
pd looks awesome

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

12 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

No way is it not the best monster in the whole series

13 Deviljho

A badass trex

I love devils and Dino’s so yeah best monster for me

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

The saber toothed tiger aesthetic is too good to deny.

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


15 Amatsu

You've never played against him if you don't vote

Awesome! Dude, this thing is, like, AMAZING!

Amatsu vs zinogre

16 Tigrex

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

Absolute power.. Need I say more?

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

It will attack everything even Gammoths.

17 Xeno’jiiva

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?

It has coolest design

18 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.

19 Dalamadur

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

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!

I love this boss. The idea is cool, but good luck finding anyone who wants to fight this thing and knows what they are doing. - sslick9001


20 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

21 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

I hate the wind but everything else is cool.

This guy made my love this game even more : )

22 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

23 Kulve Taroth

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

Just a really awesome monster in every way

Is the real queen

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

The best theme music

26 Chameleos

Best designed monster, taking from one of the coolest animals. His moves are so unique and the theme is killer.

I like lizards, and Chameleos is a big lizard.

Heck yeah. Very creative - sslick9001

27 Diablos

Best entrance of any monster and the armor is a big help for fighting rathalos.

"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 Vaal Hazak

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.

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


29 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

Can be annoying, but is still really fun to fight

The badass sabertooth tiger

30 Akantor

You have goosebumps when it's just looking at you

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.

31 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?

32 Dinovaldo

The strongest and best brute

Best Brute Wyvern

33 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

34 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.

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

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.

35 Odogaron

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

Bad ass style!

36 Inagami
37 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 like his beard

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

38 Savage Deviljho

He kills everything and is very powerful

39 Zamtrios

Needs more shark monsters like Zamtrios in the game.

It is a shark WITH LEGS!

40 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

41 Goldbeard Ceadeus
42 Raviente
43 Duramboros

I love the fight and the size of the monster, really fun.

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

44 Rukodiora

This guy looks like what the original Spyro grows to become an I LOVE hime.

Why is this so low? it's one of the nicest looking creatures, it actually looks possible and like a (theoretical) real animal. So what if the fight isn't the most engaging. The animal more than makes up for it.

45 Kecha Wacha
46 Dah'ren Mohran

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

47 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.

Monster hunter 1 and 3. enough said. This thing can burn for all eternity for all I care. - sslick9001

48 Velocidrome

He is weak but fast.

49 Iceblast Brachydios
50 Ahtal-Ka

A Egyptian preying mantis that creates silk to swing a tower of sorts to start, pretty cool. Then we get Ahtal-Nesto, a giant mech that Ahtal-ka controls using the silk. Then once you bring down the mech, it picks up a dragonator and swings that around while also launching more dragonators at you. Then once you destroy the mech it takes an enormous wheel and begins to swing that and ride behind. Overall a very fun fight full of variety.

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