Rendered-apceros.pngApceros, the armor plated herbivore.
Monster Type:Herbivore
Old Volcano
Old Desert
First Appearance:Monster Hunter
Appears In:Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter 2
Monster Hunter Freedom
Monster Hunter Freedom 2
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Monster Hunter 3

Apceros is an aggressive Herbivore that first made it's appearance in Monster Hunter for the PS2.

They mainly inhabit the cooler areas of the desert and volcanic regions, and make their nests in the caves outlying the locations as well.


[edit] General Information

Official Guild Entry: "Hunted for their meat, which is buried under a thick, armored hide. Aggressive compared to the Aptonoth, hunting them can be a challenge. Apceros eggs are a valuable guild commodity."

Appearance: Quadrupedal and large with a large shell on their backs and a spiked tail. Coloration is a brown-red with a lighter toned stomach. Their heads have a short, beak-like snout and a single spike jutting from each side of its jaw. Bears a strong resemblance to the Ankylosaur.

Nature: Territorial and aggressive, Apceros will attack any nearby hunter, seems to be ignored by local predators due to their hard shells.

[edit] Combat

Apceros herds will attack any perceived threat on sight, first standing on their hind legs as a warning before charging at their target. In close quarters they will either ram their opponent with their hardened skulls or turn around to strike them with their spiked, club-like tails.

The shells on their back can deflect unsharpened weapons, their soft underside however is extremely vulnerable. Apceros are labeled as "annoying" monsters by some members of the MH community due to their extremely aggressive nature. The monster might knock you into a bigger monster's attack or interrupt a carve, or even go as far as to hit you when you're drinking a life-saving Potion in-between monster attacks.

[edit] Hunter's Tips

  • More of an annoyance than a threat, it is a good idea to slay these beasts if a larger monster is in the area.
  • Sometimes, large and particularly strong bones can be carved from them, as well as tasty raw meat which then can be barbecued and eaten to increase your hunter's stamina.
  • Suggested Weapons
    • Anything with green sharpness or better should be suitable against these creatures.

[edit] Carves

You can carve Apceros's two times. There are no exclusive G-rank carves (MHFU only) for this monster.

[edit] Low-Rank

Small Monster Bone
Medium Monster Bone
Raw Meat

[edit] High-Rank

Monster Bone+
Small Monster Bone
Medium Monster Bone
Raw Meat

[edit] Notes

  • Apceros Eggs are known to fetch a high price amongst gourmands and the guild and will often request hunters to retrieve them.

First Generation Monsters
Subordinate Apceros | Aptonoth | Bullfango | Cephalos | Felyne | Genprey | Hornetaur | Ioprey | Kelbi | Melynx | Mosswine | Shakalaka | Velociprey | Vespoid
Boss Basarios | Cephadrome | Crimson Fatalis | Diablos | Fatalis | Gendrome | Gravios | Gypceros | Iodrome | Khezu | Kirin | Lao-Shan Lung | Monoblos | Plesioth | Rathalos | Rathian | Velocidrome | Yian Garuga | Yian Kut-Ku
Second Generation Monsters
Subordinate Anteka | Blango | Ceanataur | Conga | Giaprey | Great Thunderbug | Hermitaur | Popo | Remobra
Boss Akura Vashimu | Akantor | Berukyurosu | Blangonga | Bulldrome | Chameleos | Congalala | Daimyo Hermitaur | Espinas | Giadrome | Hypnocatrice | King Shakalaka | Kushala Daora | Lavasioth | Lunastra | Nargacuga | Queen Vespoid | Rajang | Shen Gaoren | Shogun Ceanataur | Teostra | Tigrex | Ukanlos | Yama Tsukami
Third Generation Monsters
Subordinate Altaroth | Baggi | Cha-Cha (Companion) | Bnahabra | Delex | Epioth | Fish | Giggi | Jaggi | Jaggia | Ludroth | Rhenoplos | Uroktor
Boss Arzuros | Agnaktor | Glacial Agnaktor | Alatreon | Barioth | Sand Barioth | Barroth | Jade Barroth | Brachydios | Ceadeus | Goldbeard Ceadeus | Deviljho | Savage Deviljho | Diablos | Black Diablos | Dire Miralis | Duramboros | Rust Duramboros | Gigginox | Baleful Gigginox | Gobul | Great Jaggi | Great Baggi | Great Wroggi | Jhen Mohran | Hallowed Jhen Mohran | Lagiacrus | Ivory Lagiacrus | Abyssal Lagiacrus | Lagombi | Nargacuga | Green Nargacuga | Lucent Nargacuga | Nibelsnarf | Plesioth | Green Plesioth | Qurupeco | Crimson Qurupeco | Rathalos | Azure Rathalos | Silver Rathalos | Rathian | Pink Rathian | Gold Rathian | Royal Ludroth | Purple Royal Ludroth | Uragaan | Steel Uragaan | Volvidon | Zinogre | Stygian Zinogre

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Last edited by Twin_Master on 31 July 2010 at 05:36
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