List of every new monster in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the big upcoming expansion for Capcom's hit Monster Hunter World. This massive addition is adding multiple new beasties for players to track down and fight, so we've put together a list of every new monster in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne which includes returning classic foes and all-new beasties to slaughter.

Acidic Glavenus

The Glavenus is back and it's getting an acidic sub-species. Its sulphur-coated tail can eat through enemy armor even if it somehow doesn't slice through and it can periodically sharpen in its tail to gain an advantage against unwary hunters. This beast is found in the Rotten Vale.


The Banbaro is a new Brute Wyvern being introduced with this expansion. It can charge foolish hunters with his massive horns, as well as hurl boulders or trees to flatten anything that doesn't dodge. It can be found in the Hoarfrost Reach


A Piscene Wyvern first seen in this expansion, the Beotodus will use the extremely sharp fin on its head to carve through the ice and snow, swimming towards prey (or hunters) with ease. It can be found in the Hoarfrost Reach.


A Flying Wyvern that returns from past games, the Barioth has powerful tusks capable of chomping through even thick armor, while its flight means landing a hit can be tricky. It can be found in the Hoarfrost Reach.


The Brachydios has been revealed! Returning from past games, this Brute Wyvern is covered in an obsidian shell, while the slim coating its head and forepaws can cause explosions to go off. It's got lots of new moves, including attacks that make the slime go off at different times, so even veteran Hunters will be challenged. It can be found in the Elder's Recess.

Coral Pukei-Pukei

A colorful subspecies of the Pukei-Pukei, this variant can suck up water then release in a deadly blast from its tail, like a firehouse of boiling water. Naturally, this means it can inflict Waterblight and its attack pattern is very different from the main version. If you're itching to be soaked, you'll find it in the Coral Highlands.

Ebony Odogaron

This Odogaron sub-species is even more dangerous, going into mindless frenzies when feasting on a kill. It uses wide-hitting attacks with Dragon Element and Bleeding Status and starts in a charged-up mode that hunters will need to manage quickly. You can find it in the Coral Highlands.

Fulgur Anjanath

This Anjanath sub-species relies not on fire but rather blasts of electricity, to deal with potential threats. While it is charged, its attacks gain Thunder. You can find it in the Hoarfrost Reach.


This Brute Wyvern uses its tail like a sword, swiping to and fro. Each strike makes it glow and burn hotter, growing ever-more dangerous. Face this beast in the Wildspire Waste.


The Namielle is an entirely-new monster, an Elder Dragon that can manipulate and control the waters of the deep. The developers mentioned that they want to double-down on the Elder Dragon theme in Monster Hunter: World. We don't have much information right now but it's possible that fighting this beast will involve underwater combat.


Yup, it's back. This Flying Wyvern is stealthy and quick, hunting its prey from afar with dark fur that keeps it cloaked. It will find you in the Ancient Forest.

Nightshade Paolumu

This dark-furred sub-species can inflict Sleep on tired Hunters, meaning that keeping up with it over an extended fight can be quite troublesome. It can be found in both the Ancient Forest and the Wildspire Waste.


A Fanged Beast that returns from past games, the Rajang won't be in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne at launch. Instead, this beast will be added as a free update in October 2019. A wandering longer that crush Hunters with its powerful jaws, the Rajang is not to be underestimated. When it arrives, it can be found in the Ancient Forest and the Elder's Recess.

Shrieking Legiana

This new type of Legiana will be the bane of many hunters, freezing them in place before swooping down for the kill. Hunt it if you dare in the Hoarfrost Reach.


A returning Flying Wyvern, this beast uses a stunning roar before a charge that's powered by its thick legs. It waits in both the Rotten Vale and the Hoarfrost Reach.


No regular monster, this Elder Dragon is the stuff of myth and legend. Supposedly, it can control the cold weather at will and stop anything in its path with a freezing breath. You may perhaps find it in the Hoarfrost Reach or the Elder's Recess.

Viper Tobi-Kadachi

The Viper Tobi-Kadachi takes everything that makes the original species dangerous and amplifies it. This new sub-species can send out Deadly Poison with powerful swipes of its tail - so unprepared Hunters will quickly find their health dwindled to nothing. You can find this monster leaping about in the Hoarfrost Reach.

Yian Garuga

It's safe to say we weren't expecting this one. Affectionately known as the Chicken, this Bird Wyvern can produce horrifically loud noises to defend itself. Looks like you'll hear it before you see it in the Ancient Forest.


This Thunder Wyvern returns to blast hunters with its powerful lightning. It doesn't just rely on tricks though, as it has more than enough raw strength to go claw-to-claw with other large monsters. You can track it down in the Ancient Forest.

A new adventure

If you'd like to know more about what you can expect, our Senior Xbox Editor Jez Corden at Windows Central got a chance to take a look at the expansion at E3 2019.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and eventually Windows PC. The planned launch date is September 6, 2019.

Related: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Guide: All new weapon moves, updates, and abilities

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