Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s Mascot Monster Has An Explosive Punch

By Ishaan . February 10, 2013 . 12:30pm

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s mascot monster is Brachydios. He’s on the cover in Japan, but not on the game’s U.S. and European cover (thankfully, we get better cover art). This week, Capcom shared a few tidbits about him. Read on:


Official name: Brachydios

Type: Brute Wyvern


Remember how much we dislike the Volcano for being too hot (bring those Cool Drinks)? Now things are about to get even hotter! When the Brachydios enters the area, you really have to watch your back – and all of your surroundings, actually – because it will set up puddles of the new and explosive Slime element all over the place. This sticky substance will attach itself to anyone who touches it, and it will detonate after a certain time or on impact. Don’t worry though, there are ways you can get rid of this sticky slime; it’s inconvenient nonetheless.


The challenge of hunting a Brachydios lies mostly on the fact that it tends to abuse its unique slime explosiveness by punching downward on its targets. When the attack misses, it still leaves a mass of said element on the ground as a timed trap for careless hunters. However, that’s not all of the danger. This indigo-colored Brute Wyvern also happens to be one of the fastest and more mobile monsters in the game. It won’t charge at you like the Barroth or the Duramboros; instead it will run around punching the ground, or even leap across the zone to deliver an explosive punch to the hunter!


When the Brachydios gets angry, things change quite a bit. First, you’ll see the green slime color showing through on its back and head. Then, you’ll notice that not only is it moving faster and more aggressively, but it gets rather impatient with its slime. This translates to it often skipping the sticky stage and jumping right into the exploding part. In addition, the Brachydios will also use his area explosions more often – just watch out for when it pierces the ground with its horn!


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe.


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  • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

    March needs to come faster.
    My Wii U is ready for the hunt!

  • konsama

    This is one of the reasons i’m getting the game, hate this monster design, it’s one of the most pokemon like one. But man he looks so fun to fight, it’s like a son of jho and jang with splosions.

    Also has one of the most epic monster themes in a while.

  • Spider-Man

    Can’t wait to fight Brachydios. Always enjoy fighting new monsters.

    “thankfully, we get better cover art”

    Haha, no, no. It looks like the Rathalos is the hunter’s companion, the art just seems kinda off. I prefer the Japan’s CG one.

    • Haseyo

      I like ours a bit more, as it feels more Monster Hunter-esque. Japan’s box art looks like it could be another game, but the title itself sells so well there it doesn’t matter.

      • LanceCS

        “it feels more Monster Hunter-esque.”

        Eee, sure.

    • Eriol

      I don’t like it either. It looks like it’s just a hastily put together Photoshop job with some Outer Glow abuse. I’ll be using this one personally.

      • Eriol

        Apparently the system ate my image or doesn’t like me uploading pictures or something, but here’s a URL to it. A must print.

        • Spider-Man

          That’s pretty beautiful.

    • Agreed the western cover looks like bad photoshop!

    • Can’t agree more. I like the Japanese cover a lot better too. Feels more intense.

  • Cameron Ward

    I’m excited yet terrified of fighting that thing

  • Haseyo

    Can’t wait to get this thing’s weapons.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I like the JP cover more, actually. :V

    I thought that lime green on Brachydios looked really cool with the background.

  • I dont like this poster Monster. My favorite ones so far are Jinouga for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Lagiacrus for Tri.

  • J_Joestar

    Can’t wait to try out those Slime weapons.

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