Monster Hunter 4’s Goa Magara Could Be One Of The Toughest Monsters Yet

By Sato . August 7, 2013 . 11:00pm

Monster Hunter 4’s cover monster is Goa Magara, but we haven’t seen much of him, aside from knowing him as a terrifying, dark dragon-like creature. Capcom gives us a closer look at the upcoming dark terror in their latest update.


Here’s a look at just some of the ways Goa Magara will be terrorizing hunters:


Breath Attack: As if shooting out powerful breath attacks wasn’t enough, the attack also explodes upon impact, making it much more difficult to dodge than your average fireballs from Rathalos or Rathian.


Binding Attack: Goa Magara can use its powerful arms to grab a Hunter’s entire body. You’ll be required to repeatedly hit buttons to escape, or you’ll end up taking huge damage.


Smash Attack: In addition to being able to grab you, Goa Magara will also use its arms to try smashing Hunters. Its force is powerful enough to change the landscape, so it’s safe to assume that you could easily be killed in one hit if you’re not prepared.


Dash Attack: Similar to other wyvern monsters, Goa Magara will jump and charge towards you without any mercy. Don’t forget that it can also fly, so it will also be performing these attacks from above.



Over time, Goa Magara’s perceptive ability increases. This is indicated by its coloring that slowly turns from blue to purple as it increases. Once it reaches a peak in its perceptive ability, Goa Magara transforms into its Feral Wyvern mode.


Monster Hunter 4 is slated for release on September 14 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Godman

    I’m terrified yet excited

    • $36487238

      Same here, bro. :-) I could just imagine the intensity of having my ass served… A LOT.

  • goodness me im excited yet not looking forward to enraging this guy, im really looking forward to what the grab attack is like

  • Go2hell66

    God! it looks like tigrex and bahamut’s baby

  • I wonder what his difficulty will be comparable to?

    • AndyLC

      and as impossible as it may seem to the rest of the world, there will be at least 1 youtube video of a dude rolling around naked beating this new horror hahah

      • Xerain

        Actually he’ll be fighting two at once.

        • Abend

          and managing to put one asleep and bomb one while the other one is in rage mode proceeding to dodge it.

  • Sango

    Is Goa an elder dragon, or does he just share the appearance of one?

    • Syn

      He seems to be in the Wyvern family like the Tigrex and nargacuga, elder dragon designs usually have wings independent of their arms/front legs thus they appear as having four normal legs and a pair of wing whereas Wyverns tend to have their front arms/legs and wings merged.

      • Ruins72

        Goa has four legs and his wings have claws on them so depending on how you look at it he has either 4 or 6 limbs. This has me terrified because his combo potential and possible reach.

  • Joshua Myers

    Cant fking wait missing MH challenges

  • J_Joestar


  • Will it be able to surpass Alatreon or SSJ2 Rajang?

    • Ferofax

      …well, it revives, angrier than ever.

  • Lightthrower

    Upgraded Nargacuga. Looks like they’re reusing the same assets over and over and over again.

  • Ixbran

    It’s design kinda reminds me of Gomorrah from Bayonetta …

  • Shadowman

    Looks so powerful, now I got to fight it.

  • Anna Scruton

    I bet it makes a might nice set of boots. Anna Wants.

  • sd28

    I dunno black rathian seems tougher

  • Dahemon

    And here I am, struggling to kill Brachidios G rank Event in order to get that new hammer, and failing miserable… :insert yaoming here: :/

  • ZEROthefirst

    Can’t wait for this to get localized (hopefully). I like 3 Ultimate, but I don’t know what it is about the game but I don’t like playing it very long. Every MH titles I usually put in anywhere from 1000-2000 total hrs of play-time. 3U I’ve only put in about 200 hours and I don’t even want to play it unless I’m helping a friend farm or something, but still only play for maybe an hour and I don’t want to play. Still playing Some of the PSP games, and Tri though and not bored of them :D

  • Well then…

  • Ruins72

    You know, I’ve always known those wing claws of his would be used for something but I wasn’t expecting him too be so scary. In my head it was all “I can take him!” Now there’s no way I’m going near that thing.


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