Crimson Qurupeco Sub-Species Is Thunder Type In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

By Ishaan . March 3, 2013 . 12:00pm

Qurupeco could be annoying enough in Monster Hunter Tri, but he has a new crimson sub-species in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Capcom posted a profile of the Crimson Qurupeco this week, along with screenshots of the bird.


Official name: Crimson Qurupeco

Type: Bird Wyvern


The first time someone plays a Monster Hunter game, there’s always that one monster in the beginning that challenges everything you’ve learned so far (and more); sometimes it even teaches you some new tricks – the hard way. In Monster Hunter Tri, for most people this was the Qurupeco – and maybe that will be the case for those starting on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well. Either way, once you get to High Rank quests, you’ll come across the Crimson Qurupeco. On the surface, it looks just like the regular Qurupeco with some color variation. But appearances can be deceiving…


You will instantly recognize Crimson Qurupeco’s physique and movement, since it is almost identical to the regular Qurupeco, but one key thing you should know is that all of its fire-based attacks are now replaced with thunder element. This small tweak will not only require you to reevaluate your armor choice, but might also change the entire pace of the battle – and it adds new moves!


While Qurupeco’s flint stone attacks can set hunters on fire (which slowly drains your red health, followed by the regular health bar), Crimson Qurupeco’s flint attacks will give you a strong electric jolt, causing some thunderblight. This elemental effect will increase the likelihood that you will be stunned (dizzy) in subsequent hits. You don’t want that to happen… but then again, another of Crimson Qurupeco’s moves is to clap its flints together causing a really strong flash of light which can stun anyone in the vicinity.


All that said, the biggest challenge with hunting a Crimson (or regular) Qurupeco is that it can call for help at any given time. You see, one of its main traits is its ability to mimic other monsters’ calls. So every time you set out to hunt a Qurupeco, be prepared to fight any other monster, including the fearsome Deviljho!


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in North America on March 19th and in Europe on March 22nd for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Tsunamori Nanashi

    Is it just me or the color scheme is identical to Dyna Blade?

  • puchinri

    Will this have local and online multiplayer? Or just online?
    I kind of wanted a local multiplayer more similar to what we’d see on portables for Tri, and I hope it’ll be the same here. (Unless I just wasn’t setting it up right, then my bad.)

    • Luis Enrique

      You can do local and online with the WiiU and only local with the 3DS.

      • puchinri

        Ah, okay. Thanks~. (And I assume the local is similar to that of the 3DS’s? Or is it arena-style like the Wii’s/Tri’s?)

        • Haseyo

          What do you mean? Local and Online are the exact same, just Online can connect to, you know, the interwebs. Lobby and missions are the same on both.

          • puchinri

            When I played Tri, the multiplayer (local/offline) was restricted to the arena, and I assume for the 3DS, local multiplayer will play like actual missions. Which is why I’m wondering if the local/offline multiplayer for the Wii U version will be arena-based again, or allow for actual missions.

          • Ah, you mean the split screen mode where you could take another player along with you. That isn’t in 3U to my knowledge. So yes, offline multiplayer will be regular missions again, I believe.

          • puchinri

            Yes! Haha, thank you~.

            Oh, fantastic. That’s a lot more promising. >u<
            That was actually making me kind of iffy on buying the game (it was a 50/50 shot), but I think we'll definitely invest in it now. ♥

    • Adrián Alucard

      Well, if you have a Wii U you can play online with the 3DS, but you need to connect the Wii U via cable(yes, a adaptor is needed), instead of wi-fi

      I know it sounds stupid, but is real, you need a Wii U to play online with the 3DS.
      Also, you can play local multiplayer between 3DS and Wii U

      • puchinri

        It sounds a little odd, but not too weird (reminds me of GBA and Gmaecube gen again, so it’s kind of nostalgic).

        Thank you~.

  • Haseyo

    From my Portable 3rd experience, I actually enjoy fighting the subspecies more than the original. Dodging the electric moves are much easier than the regular, like Gigg and its subspecies.

  • Mavalex

    Seeing that this peco now has flash…..
    does it spam it like 500 times and just keeps you dazed forever? D:
    *had some really bad luck with Gyperos*

    But it will be a great jolt (har har jokes) to fight him

    • Haseyo

      It’s pretty easy to avoid his Flash so that’s not his threat. The main threat is still the fact that it can call out other monsters, especially Deviljho.

  • ZEROthefirst

    I would have figured everyone’s first difficulty in Tri to be the Barroth (considering how you could never play online without someone coming into your room and refuse to leave until you either help them or just leave on quests without them and wait for them to go). Really looking forward to the kick option this time around for people who do this, it’ll make things go so much quicker :D

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Barroth was indeed the first tough guy. They separate the men from the boys

      • J_Joestar

        Peco is still capable of throwing you a curveball though with it’s summoning ability, although it is worse at HR and G where good old DJ can appear.

        • ZEROthefirst

          And now we don’t get Jho anymore… we get Hungry Jho! The one that’s always in basic Jho rage mode and when he does go rage… he’s scary lol

    • gamerdude

      Yup Q is easy but Barroth is an uphill struggle with the equipment you’re likely to have at your first battle with it. I remember it taking forever too.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Uukh. THis actually makes me remember all my bad experience with Qurupeco.T_T
    I can’t imagine if she is going to call double Tigrex again to screw me.T_T

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