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This is a hunting guide for Tetranadon, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Tetranadon's weaknesses, forgeable weapons and armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!
|Tetranadon Guide||Tetranadon Weapons||Tetranadon Armor|
List of Contents
|Threat Level||2/10||Rampage Type||Gate Crasher|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status||ー|
|Amphibious monster resembling a frog. Its appetite is infinite, and if it sees anything moving, it will gobble it up, dirt and all. It's theorized that the dirt it consumes builds up in its stomach and aids in digestion. If it eats something that it cannot digest it will throw it back up. The cranial disc protecting its tender head is said to harden and become a more brilliant blue over time.|
You can see Tetranadon's master rank-specific moves in the Sunbreak demo. Tetranadon is featured as an Intermediate quest.
Complete two M★1 Key Quests after finishing the Quest "Uninvited Guest"
MR Tetranadon is the target of the MR 1 Urgent Quest Tetranadon Blockade in the Sunbreak expansion.
The Frost Islands Arena
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"
High Rank Tetranadon is unlocked by completing the Urgent Quest The Blue Apex and reaching HR 7.
Can't Stomach the Thought
Finish the Quest "Feathered Frenzy"
Complete 4 ★1 Key Hub Quests
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
After a large meal, its movements become sluggish, but don't be fooled; its swings become more weighty and destructive as well! Watch for when it moves slowly, strike true, and it'll belch up its dinner and return to normal.
Status Effect Vulnerabilities
If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||6 / 9||1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13||6|
|Frost Islands||7 / 10||3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 12||10|
|Lava Caverns||3 / 9||2 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11||3|
|Jungle||3 / 5 / 11||3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 11||4|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Anomaly Quest||A★2||Anomaly Research: Tetranadon|
|Hub Quest||M★1||The Jungle Guidebook|
|Urgent Hub Quest||M★1||Tetranadon Blockade|
|Hub Quest||M★2||A Fond Fur-Well|
|Hub Quest||M★3||Freedom from a Frigid Future!|
|Support Survey||M★3||Operation Jungle Rumble|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Hub Quest||★4||Honing your Hunting Horn|
|Hub Quest||★4||The Frost Islands Arena |
|Event Quest||★5||Wrestling with Pain|
|Hub Quest||★5||Shadows Over the Frost|
|Event Quest||★6||Out of Sight, Out of Mind's Eye|
|Event Quest||★7||USJ - Shrine Showdown!|
|Hub Quest||★7||A Frosty Stalemate|
Most of Tetranadon's attacks are performed in front of it. Be ready to dodge sideways to avoid damage.
Tetranadon's belly expands when it eats. During this phase, it becomes slower and more susceptible to attack combinations, but also gets more aggressive.
Take advantage of this temporary weakness. Deal as much damage as possible towards the belly. Tetranadon's belly will contract and eject its contents after receiving enough damage, knocking it down.
Tetranadon's Rush Attack is a straightforward move. Move sideways to avoid this attack. This attack will be harder to dodge if Tetranadon's size is expanded. Beware, as Tetranadon can do a double rush!
The Tetranadon will attempt to stun the hunter by clapping its massive paws, attempting to trap them between its hands. If hit by this, the hunter will be left stunned. Avoid this move by evading backward or using a Wirebug.
The shadow of Tetranadon acts as a tell when it attempts a Tetrana-splash or any lunging move. Watch for its shadow as it is about to land. This will give you an idea of where you can dodge.
Tetranadon has two pin attacks to restrain the hunter. You can Wirebug away once it lets go of you, either after it throws you on the ground or spits you into the air. This will let you evade the follow-up attack.
Learn how to use the Wirebugs more by reading our article linked below:
Tetranadon's water ball attacks inflict Waterblight on impact. Always have a few Nulberries with you during the hunt to negate this potentially deadly effect!
|Self-Expand||Tetranadon inflates itself even without receiving damage.|
|Double Tetrana-splash||A variation of Tetrana-splash where it uses the move twice in a row but leaves itself open after the attack.|
|Self-Expand Attack Information|
Self-Expand: Although the lower-ranked Tetranadon needs to take some damage before it progresses into its expanded form, the MR Tetranadon will expand its belly right out of the gate with little provocation. It will remain in this state for the majority of the battle.
|Double Tetrana-splash Attack Information|
Double Tetrana-splash: The Tetranadon will leap into the air and smash down on the player twice in a row, leaving no room to recover after avoiding the first. However, after this attack has ended, the Tetranadon will fall helplessly onto its back, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
Tetranadon uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.
|Water Balls||Tetranadon fires off Water Balls to cause Waterblight. The attack changes depending on whether it's expanded or not.|
|Tetrana-splash||Tetranadon leaps and will belly flop at its target.|
|Ground Pound||Regular: A quick stomp that knocks the hunter off its feet.
Expanded: Beware of this stomp as it deals serious damage and knocks anything off their feet.
|Rock Throw||A sluggish attempt of Tetranadon at attacking with a solid projectile.|
|Pebble Wave||A wave of air, pebbles, and water that deals damage and knocks anything off its feet.|
|Kappa Charge||Regular: A snout-first paw swipe rush attack that has a chance of being done twice
Expanded: The Tetranadon recklessly charges, gut-first for maximum efficacy.
|Stunning Clap||Tetranadon slams its paws together, causing a shockwave that can stun nearby hunters.|
|Pin Attacks||Tetranadon catches the hunter and slams on them with its belly.|
|Water Ball Variations|
Water Ball Barrage: Tetranadon is capable of unleashing water balls from its giant gut. It will spit three water balls in its normal form and inflict those hit by them with Waterblight.
Water Ball Bomb: When expanded, Tetranadon will shoot one giant water ball instead. Take caution as this has a greater range as well.
Water Beam: Failing to force Tetranadon out of its expanded state will allow it to shoot all the water it has built up in a concentrated beam that covers a wide area. Like its other water attacks, this will also cause Waterblight.
Tetrana-splash: The Tetranadon, in both regular form and expanded form, will jump high up in the air and attempt to crush the hunter. It's an attack with a huge hitbox and high damage, so make sure to dodge it!
|Ground Pound Attack Information|
Ground Pound: Similar to a Sumo Wrestler, the Tetranadon will raise one of its feet and slam it to the ground.
When in expanded form, it will also cause tremors, so having the Tremor Resistance skill will help. You can easily get out of the range of this attack as the Tetranadon winds up before slamming its foot to the ground.
|Rock Throw Attack Information|
Rock Throw: When in expanded form, the Tetranadon can pick up rocks and throw them at the player. As soon as the rock is picked up, it's a good idea to watch its movements to easily dodge the attack.
|Pebble Wave Attack Information|
Pebble Wave: The Tetranadon uses its mighty paw to send a hail of pebbles with water toward the hunter. This particular splash can be easily dodged as it only goes in one direction. It's a fairly quick attack, so avoid getting hit by this as it can knock you off your feet.
|Kappa Charge Attack Information|
Kappa Charge: The Tetranadon will charge at you gut-first with reckless abandon, attempting to knock you out of commission. This move can be blocked with a weapon that can guard. When expanded, the attack's wider range can be slightly harder to dodge.
|Stunning Clap Attack Information|
Stunning Clap: Tetranadon slams its paws together and creates a small shockwave around it that can stun hunters. Beware not to stay too close as it has some reach even if you're not directly in front of it.
|Pin Attack Variations|
Pin Attack: While in its normal form, Tetranadon will quickly swipe at a hunter in front of it and then stuff them in its mouth. Afterward, it will spit them out and then follow up with a belly slam. It will become expanded after this attack.
Since this attack only hits those in front of Tetranadon, evading to the side is recommended. If you get caught in it, you can Wirefall away after you're spat out to avoid the incoming belly slam.
Expanded Pin Attack: While expanded, Tetranadon will raise both its arms and then attempt to grab the hunter. When it successfully catches them, it will throw them on the ground and then follow up with a Tetrana-splash. Wirefall away to safety once you're thrown down.
Heavy Tetra Carapace [32%]
Tetranadon Thickhide [24%]
Flood Sac [24%]
Massive Bone [12%]
Tetranadon Greatbeak [8%]
Heavy Tetra Carapace [33%]
Flood Sac [29%]
Tetranadon Thickhide [21%]
Tetranadon Greatbeak [12%]
Tetranadon Finedisc [5%]
Tetranadon Thickhide [100% (Arm), 30% (Torso), 30% (Beak)]
Heavy Tetra Carapace [100% (Carapace)]
Tetranadon Finedisc [100% (Plate)]
Tetranadon Greatbeak [70% (Beak)]
Flood Sac [70% (Torso)]
Afflicted Pure Blood [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Afflicted Blood [40% (Anomaly Quests)]
Afflicted Dragon Blood [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Tetra Carapace+ [32%]
Tetranadon Hide+ [24%]
Torrent Sac [24%]
Tetranadon Beak+ [8%]
Tetra Carapace+ [33%]
Torrent Sac [29%]
Tetranadon Hide+ [21%]
Tetranadon Beak+ [12%]
Tetranadon Disc+ [5%]
Tetra Carapace+ [100% (Carapace)]
Tetranadon Disc+ [100% (Plate)]
Torrent Sac [70% (Torso)]
Tetranadon Beak+ [70% (Beak)]
Tetranadon Hide+ [30% (Beak), 30% (Torso), 100% (Arm)]
Tetra Carapace [33%]
Aqua Sac [29%]
Tetranadon Hide [21%]
Tetranadon Beak [12%]
Tetranadon Disc [5%]
Tetra Carapace [100% (Carapace)]
Tetranadon Disc [100% (Plate)]
Tetranadon Beak [70% (Beak)]
Aqua Sac [70% (Torso)]
Tetranadon Hide [30% (Beak), 30% (Torso), 100% (Arm)]
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