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Kirin are Elder Dragons introduced in Monster Hunter.

MH4-Kirin Render 001


Physiology

Kirin are most famous for their horns, as they are incredibly sharp, yet surprisingly fragile. A strong Silver Horn is said to be one of the most powerful and valuable of Kirin horns. The Kirin's horn is present in both males and females. Kirin also have incredibly tough hides, and they are beyond the sharpness of most weapons to damage. This is because Kirin's fur is by nature incredibly strong, and it is very tightly packed, effectively forming a suit of very flexible armor around the creature. The white/blue coloration of its hide is something of a mystery, though it appears to be also covered in scales.

Abilities

Kirin can summon lightning to strike attackers, or the area around it.

Behavior

Kirin appear to be relatively peaceful and passive creatures, yet they are quite capable of launching a powerful barrage of lightning attacks on their foes. Using their extreme agility, Kirin can literally run circles around their opponent, getting in close to gore an enemy with their horn, only to quickly dart away and prepare another assault.

Habitat

Kirin can be seen in the Tower, Snowy Mountains, Swamp, Old Swamp, Battleground, Old Jungle, the Everwood, and Jurassic Frontier.


Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Kirin

FrontierGen-HC Kirin Render 001

In Monster Hunter Frontier Season 10.0, HC Kirin is added. Now its eyes glow blue. It is surrounded by sparks of electricity at all times, is capable of performing a double back kick, a frontal flip that also releases a vast swathe of lightning, a charge so fast it almost seems to teleport and a huge array of new, powerful, and highly accurate lightning attacks.


Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MH1 (2004) Logo-MHXX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Kirin Icon The Kirin is said to glow a faint blue, but so few have seen it that details are scarce. It is apparently capable of calling forth lightning at will. Kirin material is very valuable.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Kirin Icon 古龍種に属するが、その生態はほとんど知られていない、幻の生物。 個体数が非常に少なく、目撃情報は極端に少ない。 雷を自在に操り、怒り時には雷を全身にまとうという。 希少価値ゆえに体から採れる素材の価値は高い。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Kirin Icon Elder dragons so rarely sighted that little is known of their ecology, though everyone knows of the high prices Kirin parts fetch. It's been said they are one with lightning itself, and that their bodies becomes clothed in pure electricity when they are provoked.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Kirin Icon Elder dragons so rarely sighted that little is known of their ecology, though everyone knows of the high prices Kirin parts fetch. It's been said they are one with lightning itself, and that their bodies becomes clothed in pure electricity when they are provoked.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Kirin Icon (?)

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horn (x1)
MH4U-Kirin Horn Break 001Indent08MH4U-Kirin Horn Break 002


Notes




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