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

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

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

He is honestly a reward

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

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2 Brachydios

Best monster 10/10

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.

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3 Zinogre

Weally hard weally hard

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

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4 Rathalos

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

Best and most favorite

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.

5 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.

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

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

He just looks hella cool man

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

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

Oh hail lord of the sea

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7 Agnaktor

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

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

Awesome monster goes with the awesome fight.

Why is it at the top? - llamabaconllama37

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8 Nargacuga

I want it in world

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.

Yess Nargacuga in Iceborne

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

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9 Fatalis

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

Common, his the strongest elder dragon there is.

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10 Seregios

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”

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.

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The Contenders

11 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.

MY eMo SpIrIt AnImAl

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

Looks Amazing

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12 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.

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.

13 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

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 Amatsu

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

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

Amatsu vs zinogre

16 Deviljho

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

A badass trex

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 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

19 Kushala Daora

Metal windy boi

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

It's a metal wind dragon that was the main antagonist for the post story of mh4 how is this not higher

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.

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20 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

21 Xeno’jiiva

It has coolest design

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


22 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!

23 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

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 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

26 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

27 Rathian

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

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.

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.

Hey her mommy senses are tingling

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28 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?

29 Chameleos

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

Heck yeah. Very creative - sslick9001

30 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.

31 Dinovaldo

Best Brute Wyvern

32 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

33 Kulve Taroth

Is the real queen

Just a really awesome monster in every way

34 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

35 Goldbeard Ceadeus
36 Kirin

I like his beard

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

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.

37 Kecha Wacha
38 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

39 Raviente
40 Savage Deviljho

He kills everything and is very powerful

41 Velocidrome

He is weak but fast.

42 Vaal Hazak


43 Odogaron

Bad ass style!

44 Zamtrios

It is a shark WITH LEGS!

45 Rukodiora

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.

46 Inagami
47 Iceblast Brachydios
48 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.

49 Dah'ren Mohran

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

50 Molten Tigrex

Easily the most cool monster in the game

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