These 3 rare species shown above are actually a variant of their base species, not the actual rare species. below is the explanation for each of the rare species :
- silver rathalos : a result of genetic mutation.
- gold rathian : a result of genetic mutation.
- abyssal lagiacrus : old lagiacrus/ivory lagiacrus individuals that have been able to survive longer, stronger than the others in its kind, and due to being bigger, it prefers to live in the deep parts of the sea! #mhw#rathalos#lagiacrus#mh#monsterhunter#monster#wyvern#leviathan#mhgu#mhwi#iceborne#mh3u#mhfu#mh4u#mhgen
Gaia dragon (japanese ガイアドラゴン) is a strange brute wyvern-like elder dragon with three life cycle stages: juvenile - ground dragon (japanese グラウンドドラゴン), adolescent - earth dragon (japanese アースドラゴン), and adult - gaia dragon(japanese ガイアドラゴン). it was given the name, gaia dragon, due to its unusual ecology. while young, a gaia dragon has a pair of wings it uses to fly to certain environments. these wings are used to help it fly from environment to environment, in order figure out which environment, it wants to spend its whole life in. the wings will slowly petrify as it gets older, becoming a huge pair of thorns. once an environment is chosen, the gaia dragon will live in the area and it will slowly adapt to that particular place as well. several, or more, subspecies of gaia dragon have been found to be living in different environments from each other. depending on the environment it has chosen to live in and its diet, its body will change to fit with the area as it grows older. some of the things gaia dragons are known to eat include poisonous plants, lava, obsidian, and meat. gaia dragons are able to breath various substances from their maws, depending on their diet or environment, and petrified skin is known to fall off as they fight, crushing foes. gaia dragons will even use their environment to their advantage to fight. these elder dragons are rarely seen by humans due to how well these beasts camouflage in their environment, especially the forest species. it is recommend to not look for these elder dragons from them being known to k**l great numbers of people easily, including the most experienced of hunters. their even nicknamed the jaws of death since meeting one is almost immediate death. #mhw#monsterhunter#mhwi#iceborne#elderdragon#dragon#mh4u#mhgen#mhgu#mh3u#mhfu#mhfreedom#mh2#mh3#mh4#monsters#mhp3rd#wyvern