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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Lunagaron Guide

This is a hunting guide for Lunagaron, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Lunagaron's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

Lunagaron Guide
Weapons IconLunagaron Weapons Armor IconLunagaron Armor

Lunagaron Weakness and Notes

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Lunagaron New Monster
Type Fanged Wyvern
Threat Level 7/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Lunagaron have an organ that chills the air they inhale, circulating it through their body in a unique form of thermoregulation. They can travel long distances and endure environmental changes, allowing them to occupy a wide range of habitats. They usually walk on all fours, but can stand on two legs by shutting down their cooling mechanism, spiking their body temp to expand their muscles.

How to Unlock Lunagaron

Clear 3 M★3 Key Quests After Keep it Busy

MH Rise Sunbreak - Ice Wolf, Red Moon

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Ice Wolf, Red Moon
Lunagaron Image Lunagaron
Unlock Conditions:
Complete three M★3 Key Quests after finishing the Quest "Keep it Busy"

Lunagaron is the target of the Urgent Quest that unlocks MR 4. You can get the quest by finishing three M★3 Key Quests after completing Keep it Busy.

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Lunagaron Weakness and Resistance

Lunagaron Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 45 50 45
Torso 30 30 10
Abdomen 35 35 15
Back 25 30 15
Foreleg 35 35 15
Hind Leg 30 30 20
Tail 30 30 25
Overall 33 35 21

Lunagaron Elemental Weakness Breakdown

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 10 0 10 0 10
Torso 10 0 5 0 5
Abdomen 20 0 10 0 5
Back 15 0 10 0 5
Foreleg 15 0 10 0 5
Hind Leg 10 0 5 0 5
Tail 10 0 10 0 5
Overall 13 0 9 0 6

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Lunagaron Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Lunagaron Hunting Tips

Lunagaron have different attacks depending on their stance. They also use ice attacks, so raising your ice resistance should give you an edge. Lunagaron are extremely agile when on all fours so try not to lose track of them. When covered in ice, a continuous assault will not only result in shattering the covering but will also tople the beast. Mind your positioning when powerful attacks are incoming.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities

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

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

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
Torso Orange Extract
Abdomen Orange Extract
Back Orange Extract
Foreleg White Extract
Hind Leg White Extract
Tail Orange Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Lunagaron Locations and Quests

Lunagaron Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 2 / 8 / 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 3
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 5 / 10 / 11 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 5
Citadel.pngCitadel 2 / 3 / 8 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 9
Jungle.pngJungle 4 / 7 / 8 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 7
Forlorn Arena.pngForlorn Arena - - -

Lunagaron Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★5 Anomaly Research: Lunagaron
Arena Quest M★4 MR Arena 04
Event Quest M★4 Noisy Neighbors
Event Quest M★4 Purr-ivate Eye
Event Quest M★4 Freezing Fangs
Follower Quest M★4 Breaking the Ice
Hub Quest M★4 Spooky Citadel!?
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★4 Howling Moon
Hub Quest M★4 Give a Girl Some Fluff!
Hub Quest M★4 Unavoidable Cold
Support Survey M★4 Operation Lunagaron
Urgent Hub Quest M★4 Ice Wolf, Red Moon
Event Quest M★5 The Terrible Threes
Hub Quest M★5 Evil Forest
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★5 Stats on Statuses, Stat!
Support Survey M★5 Operation Night Stalker
Urgent Hub Quest M★5 Gathering of the Qurio
Event Quest M★6 A Dress to Die For
Event Quest M★6 Hazard: Lunag-awoooooooon!
Hub Quest M★6 Monster Mash
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: Edge of Madness
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: Jungle Fervor
Support Survey M★6 Operation Dominion
No Quest in This Rank
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Lunagaron

Be Wary of Iceblight

MH Rise Sunbreak (Lunagaron) - Cure Iceblight with Nulberry

Most of Lunagaron's attack deal Iceblight especially when it's in bipedal Werewolf mode. Iceblight is an annoying blight to have as it slows down Wirebug gauge regeneration, limiting your access to your precious Silkbind Attacks and Wirebug moves.

The easiest solution is to bring Nulberries and take one everytime you're blighted. Nulberries can be easily gathered in the map or traded in the Argosy. You can also increase your Ice resistance to have increased suvivability.

Nulberry Location: How to Get and Effects

Avoid Facing Lunagaron Head On

MH Rise Sunbreak (Lunagaron) - Avoid Facing Lunagaron Head On

Lunagaron likes to attack forward on a straight line so avoid attacking this monster head on. Always try hanging on to its side to keep yourself safe.

Easily Avoid Attacks by Rolling Sideways

MH Rise Sunbreak (Lunagaron) - Evade Sideways

As mentioned above, Lunagaron likes to attack forward in a straight line hence the most effective way to avoid the attacks is to evade sideways. Make this a habit and you'll be safe most of the time.

Be Aware of its Different Modes

Lunagaron enters three modes during the fight, mostly differing on how much Ice covers its body. It gains access to Iceblight attacks as soon as Ice Armor mode, but gets more aggressive in Werewolf mode.

Lunagaron Progression

Normal Mode: Lunagaron is on all fours, with no ice around its body. Most of its attacks here do not deal Iceblight.

Ice Armor Mode: Lunagaron is still on all fours, but with ice around its limbs and tail. Some attacks deal Iceblight but not all of them.

Werewolf Mode: Lunagaron stands on its two hind legs, infusing ice around its claws and creates huge spikes on its back. Most of its attack will be through its claws and will deal Iceblight.

Take Note of Attack Changes When On Werewolf Mode

MH Rise Sunbreak (Lunagaron) - Change in Attack Patterns

When Lunagaron becomes angry enough to enter Werewolf Mode, it gains access to a plethora of new attacks that focuses more on dealing damage using its frost covered claws. Do not underestimate the moves because it packs a punch!

Aim for the Icy Parts for Huge Damage

MH Rise Sunbreak (Lunagaron) - Attack the Icy Parts

While in both Ice Armor and Werewolf mode, attacking the ice armor that forms around Lunagaron will deal increased damage. What's more, hitting these enough will break it and topple Lunagaron, opening it up for follow up attacks!

The parts in question include its face, back, tail, and all its limbs.

Lunagaron Attacks and Moves

Name Description
Pounce A quick leaping attack that can drag the Hunter. usually done multiple times.
Ice Cloak A short-range attack used by Lunagaron to progress into another mode. Doesn't deal too much damage but deals Iceblight.
Ice Armor Attacks Ice-infused attacks that Lunagaron uses after progressing to the second Ice Armor mode.
Werewolf Attacks Lunagaron's claw-centric attack pool used when it's on bipedal Werewolf mode. Usually deals Iceblight and does tons of damage.
Leaping Wolf Slash Lunagaron's signature move that sees it retreating then leaping towards the Hunter while slashing them with both its claws.


Pounce Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Pounce
Pounce: Lunagaron leaps onto its target. It may pounce multiple times before stopping.

Take note how Lunagaron curls a little bit at the end of the move. This signifies the end of the combo so you can attack properly.

Ice Cloak

Ice Cloak Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Icy Mist
Ice Cloak: A short-range attack where Lunagaron covers itself in icy mist. The monster does this when progressing into the next mode.

Though this move won't deal too much damage, it will still inflict Iceblight if you're near enough. Evade backwards to get out of the attack quickly.

Ice Armor Attacks

Lunagaron is capable of producing icy mist from its body to freeze its foes. It can use this ability to attack from far away or as a means to damage hunters near it.

Ice Attack Variations
Lunagaron - Ice Dash
Ice Dash: A short straight line dash using ice-infused limbs, can cause Iceblight to anything it hits.

Lunagaron will wind up before executing the move. Use this as a signal and evade sideways to evade this move.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Icy Breath
Icy Breath: A long-range attack wherein Lunagaron blows frigid air from its mouth.

As usual, evade sideways because Lunagaron will never sweep this attack from side to side.

Werewolf Attacks

Taking inspiration from werewolves, Lunagaron is capable of standing up with its hind legs, assuming a bipedal stance. This allows it to use more moves!

Bipedal Attacks
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Furious Swipes
Furious Swipes: Lunagaron repeatedly swipes it claws at hunters, knocking them off their butts.

Lunagaron does the swipes multiple times so careful not to wirefall towards the monster and take another hit.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Tail Swipe
Tail Flip: Lunagaron flips and swipes its tail at the ground.

This move usually comes as a surprise so always be ready. Evade sideways to avoid this.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Kick Attack
Hind Kick: A slow kick which Lunagaron can perform while standing.

Lunagaron will wind up the attack, giving you time to evade backwards properly.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Ground Swipe
Ground Swipe: Lunagaron swipes its claws onto the earth, launching rocks onto the air in a straight line.

The rocks travel in a straight line so evading sideweays should do the trick.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Body Slam
Body Slam: Lunagaron leaps into the air and slams its body towards its target.

Perform an emergency evade when you see this attack.

Leaping Wolf Slash

Leaping Wolf Slash Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Leaping Wolf Slash
Leaping Wolf Slash: Known to be its signature move, Lunagaron lunges and swipes both of its icy claws at its target. This move is extremely quick and hard to avoid so be wary of this!

Lunagaron will usually jump backwards before lunging back to start this attack. Take note of this tell to evade or counterattack properly.

Lunagaron Materials and Drops

Master Rank Lunagaron Materials

Broken Parts
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Lash Shell IconLunagaron Lash Shell [80% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Frostborn Hardfang IconFrostborn Hardfang [70% (Head)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Luna Vermilion Hardclaw IconLuna Vermilion Hardclaw [50% (Foreleg x1), 30% (Foreleg x2)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Hardbone IconAfflicted Dire Hardbone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Slogbone IconAfflicted Dire Slogbone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Bone IconAfflicted Dire Bone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Shard IconLunagaron Shard [27% (Tail), 17% (Head)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Cortex IconLunagaron Cortex [20% (Foreleg)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Frost Jewel IconLunagaron Frost Jewel [3% (Head), 3% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Slogbone IconAfflicted Dire Slogbone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Hardbone IconAfflicted Dire Hardbone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Bone IconAfflicted Dire Bone [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Shard IconLunagaron Shard [37% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Cortex IconLunagaron Cortex [26% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Frostborn Hardfang IconFrostborn Hardfang [23% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Lunagaron Bluecore IconLunagaron Bluecore [12% (Body)]

Lunagaron Dropped Materials

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