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Daimyo Hermitaur is a Carapaceon introduced in Monster Hunter 2.

MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001


Daimyo Hermitaur has a large, crab-like body. It is covered in a red and white carapace and wears the skull of a Monoblos as a protective shell. It has broad, shield-like claws and long antennae.


It can use its claws as shields to defend itself from attackers, and, as with the Monoblos, can also use them to dig into the earth in order to attack foes from below. It can shoot pressurized jets of water and can use its massive weight to crush enemies.


Daimyo Hermitaur is a rather passive creature, sometimes failing to take notice of hunters standing only feet in front of it.


It prefers tropical to subtropical areas with sands and water such as the Old Desert and Jungle.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Stonefist Hermitaur

MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Render 001

Main Article: Stonefist Hermitaur

A Deviant of Daimyo Hermitaur first appearing in Monster Hunter Generations.

Hard Core (HC) Daimyo Hermitaur

FrontierGen-HC Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001 (Edited)

Season 9.0, an HC version is added gaining several new attacks: it can now run rapidly from side to side, swinging its claws; it can jump in the air directly after retreating into its shell; it can come flying backwards out of the ground after digging and Its water beam reaches even further than Plum Daimyo Hermitaur. The ends of its claws and legs will also become red and inflamed.

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
Hermitaur Icon A large carapaceon with a giant monster's skull on its back. Fond of the sand, it is mainly seen in the desert or jungle zones. Living underground, it surfaces when hungering for a snack.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon This large Carapaceon attacks prey primarily with its large pincers and bubble breath. If the massive monster skull it wears on its back is destroyed, it will flee in search of a new husk to call home.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon This large Carapaceon wears a massive monster skull on its back, and uses its large pincers and bubble breath to attack prey. When in danger, it uses its hardened pincers to form a tough shield that repels attacks.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!

MH4U Breakable Parts

Shell (x2)
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Shell Break 001Indent08MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Shell Break 002Indent08MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Shell Break 003
Left Claw (x1)
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Right Claw Break 001Indent08MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Right Claw Break 002
Right Claw (x1)
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Left Claw Break 001Indent08MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Left Claw Break 002


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