Chameleos Discussion SYMBOL Talk

Chameleos is an Elder Dragon introduced in Monster Hunter 2.

MH4U-Chameleos Render 001


Chameleos's body is covered by a purple and white hide, and its head ends with a protruding horn at the tip of its nose. Its eyes are similar to a real life chameleon's; large and orb-like, with the ability to control eye movement individually. The long and elastic tongue can extend to grasp and steal items from a distance. Its wings are a purple color with a grayish white membrane, and are used for flight and controlling the direction of its poison fog. Chameleos's large tail is reminiscent of a leaf and has a curled, spiraling tip.


Chameleos has the ability to camouflage itself by using the electric currents running through its skin, refracting light in the mist and thus making its body invisible. This camouflaging ability is disabled if its horn is broken, and the tail severed. Known for using mist for protection, Chameleos's breath can create a thick fog to impair visibility as well as form dangerous toxic clouds. The stretching tongue is adept at stealing items from hunters, though this can be prevented with the Anti-Theft skill. It can also spit out acid blobs to reduce defense, and expel gas that inflicts stamina-lowering fatigue. Fanning its tail, it can cause High Pressure wind (much like Kushala Daora's wind barrier).


Chameleos in battle, tends to have a jittery nature that makes it fairly unpredictable for hunters. During this odd behavior it will constantly try to steal items and poison unlucky hunters. Rare sightings claim it is peaceful and often avoids combat unless necessary.


Chameleos is found in tropical and subtropical locations, like the Jungle and Forest and Hills. Occasionally, it has been sighted in the Swamp.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hardcore (HC) Chameleos

FrontierGen-HC Chameleos Render 001

HC Chameleos has a pinkish tint on its body and different colored spikes. It gains new moves, including a combo move where it launches the hunter into the air towards it, then spits poison at them in midair. In addition, strange clouds of green gas appear in the area around Chameleos.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2 (2007) Logo-MH2 (2006) Logo-MHXX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Chameleos Icon Eyewitness sightings of this Elder Dragon are extremely rare due to its ability to literally vanish; however, details of this are unclear. It is thought that shocking it may make it reappear, but this is unproven.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Chameleos Icon Precious few sightings of this elder dragon have been recorded, leading to claims it can vanish into its environment like a chameleon -- hence its name. Witnesses report attacks can come out of nowhere, but that Smoke Bombs keep the beast visible.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Chameleos Icon Precious few sightings of this elder dragon have been recorded, leading to claims it can vanish into its environment like a chameleon -- hence its name. Witnesses report that it can spew a fog-like breath, which seems to come out of nowhere.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Chameleos Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Chameleos Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!!

Music Themes

MHF2: Chameleos Music Theme

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horn (x1)
MH4U-Chameleos Horn Break 001Indent08MH4U-Chameleos Horn Break 002
Wings (x1)
MH4U-Chameleos Wings Break 001Indent08MH4U-Chameleos Wings Break 002
Tail (Sever)
MH4U-Chameleos Tail Break 001Indent08MH4U-Chameleos Tail Break 002


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