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Volvidon Guide

This is a hunt guide for Volvidon, a returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Volvidon, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops, and more!

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Volvidon Hunter Notes

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Type Fanged Beast Previous Games MH3U, MHG, MHGU
Threat Level 4/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Water Other Weakness(es) Ice
Blight / Elemental Damage None Abnormal Status Poison, Item Restriction
Fanged beasts with thick red carapaces that are resistant to lava. Their rounded bodies are perfect for rolling across hot surfaces, and their long tongues are ideal for capturing insect prey. Their saliva emits a paralyzing toxin that should be avoided.

Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 8 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 4
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 12 / 13 4 / 5 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 10

Volvidon Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png
Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 55 50 45
Upper Half 45 45 35
Foreleg 38 30 30
Abdomen/Hind Leg 36 36 20
Back 45 45 40
Rear 30 30 25
Overall 42 39 33

Elemental Weaknesses

Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 0 30 15 20 0
Upper Half 0 20 10 15 0
Foreleg 0 10 5 5 0
Abdomen/Hind Leg 0 10 5 10 0
Back 0 20 10 15 0
Rear 0 15 10 10 0
Overall 0 18 9 13 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・The toxin that Volvidon spit out can paralyze on contact. You'll also want to carry some Deodorant, as the gas they emit can cover you in a stench so powerful that it makes it impossible to stomach anything.


Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
1★ 2★ 1★ 1★ 2★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 1★ 2★ 1★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

Item Vulnerabilities

Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Upper Half Red Extract
Foreleg White Extract
Abdomen/Hind Leg White Extract
Back Red Extract
Rear Orange Extract

Volvidon Attack Patterns

Name Description
Tongue Flick Volvidon flicks its long tongue out, reaching at its target from afar.
Stink Cloud Get to close and the Volvidon will stink up the place.
Low Claw Swipes Volvidon strikes the ground with ts claws in rapid succession.
Cross Claw Swipe Swinging its claws at the same time, Volvidon attempts to slash at its target.
Armored Shell Attacks Volvidon's signature move; an arsenal of armored shell attacks.
Paralyzing Spit The Volvidon lobs a globule of yellow saliva, attempting to paralyze anything it touches.

Tongue Flick

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Volvidon's tongue flicks can reach very long distances in, thus making them difficult to dodge. Making it so that close-ranged combat is ideal when facing this monster.

Stink Cloud

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An added challenge to facing a Volvidon is its close-range defense, a stink cloud. This stinky cloud also covers you in the Stench status effect which negates you from using consumables and stops you from recovering HP and Stamina.

Low Claw Swipes

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Volvidon aggressively roars before swiping low at its target three times. This attack is easy to dodge as the roar is the tell, which gives you time to react.

Cross Claw Swipe

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Volvidon smacks its claws together, shredding anything caught in between. Volvidon will do a large swing before swiping which makes it easier to dodge.

Armored Shell Attacks

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The carapace or outer shell of a Volvidon is very tough and acts as the armor of the monster and the primary mode of movement. If challenged, it will curl up into a ball and attack by barreling towards you at high speeds.

This particular attack can have two possible patterns:

  • Volvidon will do a series of two to three barrel rolls that ram anyone in the way.
  • Volvidon will do two to three hops while rolled up, slamming back down each time to deal high damage to anyone it hits.

Paralyzing Spit

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Volvidon's spit inflicts Paralysis on anything it hits. Catching this attack almost always leads to a painful beating.

How to Beat Volvidon

Check Icon.pngGreen Sharpness is Mandatory
Check Icon.pngFocus on the Head and Abdomen
Check Icon.pngAnticipate the Armored Shell Attacks
Check Icon.pngBring Deodorant

Green Sharpness is Mandatory


Volvidon's armored shell is incredibly thick and can easily repel attacks from weapons with Yellow Sharpness. In light of this, we recommend bringing a weapon with at least Green Sharpness so attacks can go through. Learn more about sharpness by clicking our guide below!

Sharpness Guide: How Does Sharpness Work?

Focus on the Head and Abdomen

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Volvidon's head and abdomen are relatively soft parts compared to its legs and back. Focus your attacks on these particular parts for maximum damage!

Stay on Your Toes

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Volvidon inflicts two potentially deadly status effects: Stench and Paralysis. The former is applied by ejecting a stink cloud from the rear, while the latter is applied through Volvidon's spit attack.

We recommend that you always stay on the move and never stay in either its front or rear for too long.

Anticipate the Armored Shell Attacks

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It's easy to panic once Volvidon rolls up into a ball of death. Take a step back to deduce which Armored Shell pattern it will do, and position accordingly. Volvidon becomes open to attacks afterward!

Bring Deodorant

Monster Hunter Rise (Volvidon) - Deodorant.png

The stench is a potentially fatal status effect that prevents you from using most items from your item pouch. Negate this status effect by stocking up on Deodorant bringing a stack with you during hunts.

Alternatively, you can always check your Base Camp's Supply Box during the hunt for free Deodorant.

Volvidon Materials and Drops

Low Rank

Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Volvidon Shell 40% (Body)
Volvi Rickrack 24% (Body)
Volvidon Claw 19% (Body)
Paralysis Sac 17% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Volvidon Claw 34%
Volvidon Shell 26%
Paralysis Sac 22% (x2)
Jumbo Bone 18% (x3)
Material Drop Rate
Volvi Rickrack 70% (Back)
Volvidon Shell 30% (Back)
Material Drop Rate
Volvi Rickrack 22%
Volvidon Claw 19%
Paralysis Sac 16%
Monster Fluid 15%
Volvidon Shell 15%
Jumbo Bone 13% (x2)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Beast Tear 50%
Volvidon Shell 35%, 55%
Monster Fluid 25% (x2)
Volvidon Claw 15%, 20%

High Rank

Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Volvi Carapace 41% (Body)
Volvidon Claw+ 22% (Body)
Omniplegia Sac 21% (Body)
Volvi Rickrack 11% (Body x2)
Beast Gem 5% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Volvidon Claw+ 32%
Omniplegia Sac 22% (x2)
Volvi Carapace 21%
Stoutbone 16% (x3)
Beast Gem 9%
Material Drop Rate
Volvi Rickrack 65% (Back x2)
Volvi Carapace 35% (Back)
Material Drop Rate
Volvidon Claw+ 21%
Omniplegia Sac 20%
Monster Broth 18%
Volvi Carapace 14%
Stoutbone 11% (x2)
Volvi Rickrack 9% (x2)
Beast Gem 7%

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Volvi Carapace 34%, 55%
Large Beast Tear 30%
Monster Broth 25% (x2)
Beast Tear 20%
Volvidon Claw+ 15%, 20%
Beast Gem 1%

Volvidon Weapons and Armor

Volvidon Close-Range Weapons

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Binding Roller I
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Binding Roller II
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Binding Roller III
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Lance Image
Volvi Stroke I
Lance Image
Volvi Stroke II
Lance Image
Volvi Sweep
Hammer Image
Binding Bludgeon I
Hammer Image
Binding Bludgeon II
Hammer Image
Armored Gogue
Gunlance Image
Shattershot I
Gunlance Image
Shattershot II
Gunlance Image
Shatter God
Charge Blade Image
Rough Roller I
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Rough Roller II
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Volvidon Ranged Weapons

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Rebound Shot
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Carom Shot I
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Carom Shot II

Volvidon Armor

Volvidon Set Volvidon S Set

Volvidon Buddy Equipment

Felyne Volvidon Set Canyne Volvidon Set
Felyne Volvidon S Set Canyne Volvidon S Set

Volvidon Quest Appearances

Low Rank
High Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★2 Reinventing the Wheel (Key)
Village Quest ★4 A Song of Red and Fire (Key)
Village Quest ★5 The Hottest Around
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★5 Hone Your Heavy Bowgun
Hub Quest ★5 Bowled Over (Key)
Arena Quest ★7 Arena 06

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