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Azure Rathalos are a Subspecies of Rathalos introduced in Monster Hunter G.

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Azure Rathalos is a subspecies of Rathalos, and thus, it shares almost all of the same characteristics. However, its shell that is usually fiery red is now an azure color, hence the Azure title. Its wing webbing is lime green, and its tail has one single red spike on the end. It has higher stamina, higher health and higher attack power, and is considerably more aggressive.


Like all true flying wyverns, Azure Rathalos possess the cunning, speed and strength to fell almost any threat or prey they come across in the wild, though they will rarely challenge anything larger than themselves outside of their territory. They have stronger wings than the regular Rathalos, meaning they can stay in the air longer and pull off powerful combos with their fire breath and poisonous claws.


Azure Rathalos are very aggressive and intelligent, even by Rathalos standards.

Azure Rathalos are especially aggressive during mating season, when territorial disputes are more common, and competition for the best hunting grounds is fierce.


Azure Rathalos is most commonly encountered in the Forest and Hills, however it can also be found in the Volcanic Areas.

Element/Status Effectiveness

Azure Rathalos Damage Effectiveness
Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison
Water Sleep ★★
Thunder ★★ Paralysis ★★
Ice Blast
Dragon ★★★ Stun ★★

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Azure Rathalos

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HC Azure Rathalos appears to have more developed spikes on his back and a stronger flame sac as it can spit more than 7 fire balls in a row in wave and spit strong fire balls that leave a trail of damaging fire on the sides.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF1 (2006) Logo-MHG (2005) Logo-MHW (2018)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Azure Rathalos Icon An azure-colored subspecies of Rathalos. More mobile than their standard cousin, they locate prey from the air and quickly swoop in for the kill. Once these master hunters select a target, there is little hope of escape.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Azure Rathalos Icon 青い甲殻を纏った火竜の亜種。 別名”蒼火竜”。通常種と比べ機動力が増しており、空中からの執拗な急襲攻撃で獲物を追い詰める。 その狩猟能力はきわめて高く、ひとたび狙われれば逃れる術はないだろう。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Azure Rathalos Icon An azure-colored subspecies of Rathalos. More mobile than their standard cousins, they locate prey from the air and quickly swoop in for the kill. Once these master hunters select a target, there is little hope of escape.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Azure Rathalos Icon A Rathalos subspecies. More mobile than its cousin, it attacks with a matchless speed and ferocity.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Azure Rathalos Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Azure Rathalos Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!

MH4U Breakable Parts

Head (x1)
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Back (x1)
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Right Wing (x1)
MH4U-Azure Rathalos Right Wing Break 001Indent08MH4U-Azure Rathalos Right Wing Break 002
Left Wing (x1)
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Tail (Sever)
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  • The Azure Rathalos is a genetic mutation of the Rathalos.
  • Azure Rathalos' roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • According to one of the Uniqlo Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, the size of the foot of a Rathalos is 221 centimeters. This may also apply to Azure Rathalos as the shirt is focused on the main monsters of every series.

  • Azure Rathalos has a higher pitched roar than its normal counterpart. This was changed in the later games, but the reason is unknown.

  • The Azure Rathalos' weakness is his wings instead of the head.
  • Azure Rathalos preys on Herbivores such as Aptonoth or Slagtoth to recover Stamina.
  • Azure Rathalos' tail requires at least blue sharpness to penetrate, except at its tail spikes.
  • Azure Rathalos can be seen drinking water in Area 6 of the Misty Peaks.
  • He is able to combine a poisonous talon attack with any other aerial attack. As well, he is able to do a downwards bite with flames gushing from his mouth.

  • At G-rank it can now shoot a fireball after doing a talon attack.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus.

  • Azure Rathalos can be a pet.
  • HC Azure Rathalos' roar requires HG Earplugs to block.