All monsters in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is home to some incredibly dangerous wyverns, and we’ve got everything you need to know about every Sunbreak monster. 

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion is in full swing, which means Hunters have been busy embarking upon a new monolithic adventure. From additional locales to new Wirebug moves, there are plenty of fresh experiences for players to enjoy.

However, just like previous Monster Hunter expansions, Sunbreak features a roster of new and returning creatures for players to hunt. In order to give you an edge over the game’s beastly foes, we’ve got a list of every monster featured in Sunbreak.

All Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak monsters

Malzeno

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Malzeno is the flagship in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Malzeno is the main flagship of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Not much is known about this mysterious Elder Dragon, but it does look incredibly strong. In fact, during the Sunbreak reveal trailer, Malzeno can be seen taking down a Rathalos.

Red energy appears to also glow from its wings and red mane, which could indicate that Malzeno is a Dragon element monster. This fearsome Elder Dragon also has a pair of gigantic horns, talons, and a spiked tail that it will likely stab enemies with.

Lunagaron

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Lunagaron will likely use its agility and ice-based moves to outmaneuver its prey.

Lunagaron is a new Fanged Wyvern that shares a striking resemblance to Tobi-Kadachi and Odogaron. Due to the close resemblance to Odogaron in both its look and name, it’s currently speculated to be a new variant of the Monster Hunter: World beast.

The wolf-like creature seems to grow empowered whenever the moon is at its fullest, letting out a terrifying howl that strikes fear into anything that happens to hear it.

Last year’s Game Awards Sunbreak trailer showed Lunagron growing ice upon its back, which it will likely use to tear through its opponent’s flesh – inflicting them with Ice Blight that slows stamina regen. Lunagaron is shown to be an excellent climber and appears to be incredibly agile.

Shogun Ceanataur

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Shogun Ceanataur is finally making a return in Sunbreak.

Aside from the two new monsters that were showcased, Shogun Ceanataur will also be making its highly-anticipated return in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. This oversized crab was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2 and has been featured in numerous titles since.

However, its release in Sunbreak will mark the first time the Carapaceon has received a high-fidelity makeover. While his moveset has yet to be revealed, we can expect to see the usual erratic movements, high-pressure water jets, and bone-crunching pincer moves.

Garangolm

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Garangolm is a dual fire and water type monster.

Garangolm is a hulking beast that uses its size to stomp its foes into the ground. If that wasn’t scary enough, Garangolm utilizes both water and fire moves to overwhelm those that dare to cross its path.

Astalos

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Astalos returns to Monster Hunter with the Sunbreak expansion.

Astalos is returning to Monster Hunter with the Sunbreak expansion. This Flying Wyvern first appeared in Monster Hunter Generations, where it famously used its thunder moves to shock the life out of its enemies.

Hunters will need to dodge everything from AoE electrical explosions, deadly claw swipes, and tail slams to try and stay alive.

Blood Orange Bishaten

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Blood Orange Bishaten is a new monster variant.

Blood Orange Bishaten is a new variant that throws exploding pinecones that deal huge amounts of damage. With its erratic movements and fast attacks, dodging these explosive attacks could be rather tricky.

Seregios

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Seregios originally made its debut in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Seregios is returning to the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This Flying Wyvern is known for its razor-sharp claws, which it uses to rip and tear its opponents to ribbons. If that wasn’t terrifying enough, Seregios can fire needle-like barbs from its tail, which can cause the Bleeding Status to any Hunters hit.

Aurora Somnacanth

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Aurora Somnacanth uses its icy beam attack to freeze its foes.

Aurora Somnacanth is a new variant coming to Sunbreak. This monster unleashes ice-based attacks in order to freeze any enemies that dare to get too close. Its ice breath is one move Hunters will need to take note of, especially if they wish to avoid a quick death.

Magma Almudron

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Magma Almudron is known for its deadly fire attacks.

Unlike its regular counterpart, Magma Almudron uses fire-based attacks to burn its enemies to a crisp. Magma Almudron lives in the Lava Caverns and is known to dig into the molten ground, which gives it a special heated state.

The lava-dwelling monster uses its colossal tail to both crush and unleash flaming-hot magma toward its targets.

Espinas

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Espinas translates to “thorns” in Spanish

Espinas is a thorny monster from the Monster Hunter Frontier series, and while it’s docile in its environment it can be extremely dangerous when angered.

Gore Magala

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Gore Magala’s horns change when it enters its frenzy state.

Previously seen in Monster Hunter 4, Gore Magala is sightless, but uses its wing membranes to sense its prey. It can move into a frenzy state that causes the ground to crack beneath its feet.

Daimyo Hermitaur/Pyre Rakna-Kadaki

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Daimyo Hermitaur arrives alongside Pyre Rakna-Kadaki, a flame-based variant.

The Daimyo Hermitaur and its subspecies, the Pyre Rakna-Kadaki, make their debut in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. These crab-like creatures have different attacks from one another, with the latter offering fire-based attacks.

Shagaru Magala

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Shagaru Magala takes to the skies to unleash powerful ariel attacks.

Shagaru Magala is an elder dragon who was first introduced in Monster Hunter 4. It’s attacks include a series of grabs that can crush hunters and hurl them around. When enranged, the dragon flies high into the air and covers itself in a purple aura before unleashing a powerful ariel assault.

Furious Rajang

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Furious Rajang is one of the most aggressive monsters you’ll face in the Sunbreak expansion.

First introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Furious Rajang is a variety of Rajang. The fanged-beast monster is extremely aggressive and can perform thunder attacks. One of its signature moves during battle is to throw a series of electric balls that slam into the ground, causing electric shockwaves to affect the surrounding area.

Gaismagorm

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Gaismagorm is the final story challenge of the Sunbreak expansion.

Gaismagorm is one of the new monster additions to the Sunbreak expansion and is featured in the game’s final boss battle at the end of the main story. Gaismagorm uses explosions created by its mouth to deal big damage and shakes the ground throwing rubble to indicate the oncoming attack.

Afflicted Monsters

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Afflicted Monsters serve as Sunbreak’s biggest challenge.

After defeating Gaismagorm, the endgame of Sunbreak will be available and one of the core aspects is taking on Afflicted Monsters. These are previously defeated monsters that have been infected with Qurio and have become stronger as a result. All Afflicted Monsters will be faster and much more aggressive than the first time you fought them, which can turn even the most basic monsters into formidable foes. You’ll be rewarded with the highest rarity weapons in the game after defeating them, however, so it’s more than worth the challenge.

Post-launch content

Lucent Nargacuga

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Lucent Nargacuga uses stealth to its advantage.

Lucent Nargacuga was first introduced in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, where it famously obliterated Hunters with its invisibility and swift attacks. Keeping track of this high-speed monster can be rather tricky, so make sure you keep on your toes to avoid any quick carts.

Seething Bazelgeuse

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The Seething Bazelgeuse is an explosive opponent.

This Wyvern is a variant of the Bazelgeuse that was originally introduced in the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion. In battle, it relies on explosive scales to inflict devasting damage on enemies.  Seething Bazelgeuse was released alongside Lucent Nargacuga as part of the game’s first post-launch update in August.

Violet Mizutsune

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Violet Mizutsune uses fire-based attacks to scorch its enemies.

Violet Mizutsune is known to wrap itself in flames and unleash deadly bubbles that cause fiery explosions, causing nearby hunters to take serious amounts of damage.

Flaming Espinas

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Flaming Espinas first made its debut in Monster Hunter Frontier.

Flaming Espinas makes its proud return in update 2, giving hunters the chance to take down this more aggressive variant. Expect plenty of hard-hitting attacks and even more dangerous ranged fireballs.

Risen Chameleos

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Risen Chameleos is certainly a fearsome foe.

Risen Chameleos is the latest monster who has managed to overcome the Quirio affliction, and now has new attacks and abilities that players will need to learn to avoid triple carting. If the ordinary version of this classic Elder Dragon wasn’t frightening enough, then its new Risen form can send even the best hunters back to base camp.


So, there you have it, that’s every monster in Sunbreak so far. Make sure you check our Monster Hunter page for all the latest news and content updates. 

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