The Pink Rathian is a sub-species of Rathian that appears from High Rank and above. Common for sub-species, Pinky’s attacks are more powerful than the regular species’ and she gains a threatening new attack manouvere to boot.
- Deserted Island: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 (Spawn and Rest)
- Sandy Plains: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Spawn), 8, 9, 10, 11 (Rest)
- Flooded Forest: 1, 2 (Spawn), 4, 7, 9, 10 (Rest)
- Misty Peaks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Spawn and Rest), 9
|**Strong Against**||**Weak Against**|
|**Body Part**||**Durability**||**Effect on Decrease**|
|Wings (x2)||Medium||Large Lurch|
|**Body Part**||**How to Break**||**Effect of Break**|
|Head||Decrease Durability||Extra Rewards|
|Wings (x2)||Decrease Durability||Extra Rewards (Only Once) Slower Key Attacks|
|Tail||Damage with Cut Weapons||Extra Carve|
Fireball : The Pink Rathian pulls its head back, flaming at the jaw, and then launches either a single fireball straight at the hunter, or a volley of three - one forward, one to the left 45 degrees and another to the right at 45 degrees.
Backflip : The Pink Rathian ‘places’ her feet and then launches herself upwards, swinging her tail under herself in the act. This will inflict poison.
Pin : From the air the Pink Rathian may attempt to ‘pin’ the hunter with its claws, clearly signalled by it putting its claws down, towards the hunter before coming in for an attack.
Charge : The Pink Rathian may simply charge forward, making its entire body a weapon.
Wyvernfire : A huge, localised explosion signaled by the Pink Rathian hopping backwards with fire smouldering in its jaw. Make sure you’re well away from the Pink Rathian, or ‘past’ its mouth, especially as the Pink Rathian’s version of this attack is larger.
Spinning Take-off : The Pink Rathian ahs a new way of getting into the air that sees it spin around in a pirouette, its tail attacking a circle close to where it was standing in the process. This is a very dangerous attack.
You want to effectively hug the Pink Rathian. You don’t want to be under her legs for fear of being trampled, but the ideal spot to fight the Pink Rathian from is next to her legs or around the mid point of her tail.
From here, deal damage and the dodge when you see an attack coming, more often than not ‘through’ the Pink Rathian, with an eye to landing on her other side.
When the Pink Rathian gets into the air then that is your cue to run (unless you’re late in the fight and confident in your weapon, long swords and the like can bring a Pink Rathian back down to earth if you’re good enough).
You’ll want to run around because you do not want to find yourself pinned. Obviously use traps if you can, and make sure you pack an extra antidote or two, it never hurts to be cautious.
The Pink Rathian throws a spanner into this machine thanks to its Spinning Take-off . You’ll want to adopt a very similar combat style, however you don’t want to stay quite to tight to Pinky. Instead you’ll want to use more side dodges, putting yourself outside of this spin attack while remaining close to the wyvern.