"Sometimes seen preying as a couple, Rathian cooperate well with Rathalos."
Rathian is a medium-sized true flying wyvern similar in looks to her male counterpart, Rathalos. Her hide is a dull, muted green in contrast to the Rathalos's deep red, and her lower mandible features a long, protruding chin spike. Her upper back and wingtips are covered in a moss-like fur not seen on the Rathalos, and while her clubbed tail lacks bony spikes, it makes up for this with the presence of sharp and highly poisonous needles, which she can use to poison foes upon contact.
Rathian, like her mate, can generate flaming projectiles from her mouth. She is notably more proficient in the use of this weapon however, as she is commonly seen releasing multiple blasts at once. In addition, she is capable of charging up and releasing a more potent fire blast which can ignite a swath of ground in front of her. She can use the poisonous barbs on her tail club to inflict blunt-force, toxic wounds on foes, even if her tail was cut off. Her powerful legs allow her to run at high speeds, making her easily capable of chasing down most prey. Like the Rathalos, her vision is very keen, so Flash Bombs are useful in combat.
Rathian is very territorial, choosing to patrol from ground while her Rathalos mate patrols from the sky. She will become very aggressive to potential threats, especially when in close proximity to her nest and young. Rathian and Rathalos will always go after hunters that are carrying their eggs.
Rathalos are large, bipedal wyverns with a spiny, armored hide covering their body. Their outer shell features much brighter and more vibrant colors than that of their female counterpart, the Rathian. It is primarily bright red, with black markings throughout. Like the Rathian, Rathalos possess a flame sac which is used to produce deadly flaming projectiles from the mouth. The talons upon their feet are highly poisonous and are known to inflict toxic mortal wounds on larger prey. In addition, their long, thick tail features a heavy spiked club at the end. Rathalos' wing membranes feature ornate patterns which are likely used to attract potential mates.
Rathalos are expert flyers, and as such are prone to hunting from the skies. By launching a surprise aerial attack, they can inflict poisonous wounds with their talons or burn prey with flaming projectiles. On the ground, Rathalos remain formidable opponents. Using their powerful legs, they can chase down prey from a distance or inflict blunt-force damage with their clubbed tail. At a close enough range, they are known to use their sharp teeth to bite at foes as well. Some Rathalos are capable of staying in the air and launching a "few" fireballs before landing back to the ground.
Rathalos are highly territorial monsters, and as such, are aggressive towards intruders. They will chase away or attempt to kill any monster which may pose a threat to their land. While hunting, Rathalos will stalk prey from the air before swooping in for the kill. Once they have successfully brought down their prey, they will carry it away to eat in private, safe from scavengers or other large monsters which might attempt to steal the kill.
Rathalos is a bipedal red and black colored dragon like creature and the male counterpart of Rathian. He is renowned as the ‘King of the Wyverns’ or ‘King of the Skies/Heavens’ and able to inflict poison damage with his claws and spikes. Spikes line his wings and heavy scale like plating adorn his head and cover his back. Unlike Rathian he will fight more often while airborne. Rathalos and Rathian cooperate well together, as it is not uncommon to see the two working together and staking wide territories around their nests.Flames flicker from his mouth any time he opens it and if given the opportunity will pin the hunter to the ground to feed on them inflicting poison damage but a dung bomb in the face will cause him to step back.
Rathian is a bipedal green or brown colored dragon like creature and the female counterpart of Rathalos. She is renowned as the ‘Queen of the Wyverns’ or ‘Queen of the Land’ and able to inflict poison damage with her spiked tail. Spikes line her wings and heavy scale like plating adorn her head and cover her back. Unlike Rathalos she will fight on the ground more often and seek out Aptonoth to feed on when exhausted but may be attacked by Great Jaggi if in the same area. Rathian and Rathalos cooperate well together, as it is not uncommon to see the two working together and staking wide territories around their nests. Rathian have what looks like a spike on her chin but it is actually a hollow tube used to feed chewed up meat to her young.Flames flicker from her mouth any time she opens it and if given the opportunity will pin the hunter to the ground to feed on them inflicting poison damage but a dung bomb in the face will cause her to step back.