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Great Girros

Nathan Garvin

Great Girros General Information

You never have to fight Great Girros while progressing the story, but you can pick up two quests to hunt the beast. The quest to hunt Low Rank Great Girros A Rotten Thing to Do will unlock after you complete Radobaan Roadblock. You’ll be able to hunt High Rank Great Girros via the quest A Tingling Taste after you defeat the High Rank Pukei-Pukei in the mandatory, High Rank Wildspire Waste expedition.

General Information .
Type Fanged Wyvern
Quests A Rotten Thing to Do (4*), A Tingling Taste (6*)
Variants Low Rank / High Rank

Great Girros Strengths and Weaknesses

The head, front legs and tail of the Great Girss are all more receptive to damage than other parts, with the head being the prime target. The tail is noteably more resilient to Ammo damage than either the legs or head. The head and arms are both breakable, while the tail is severable.

Great Girros is weak to Water, and resistant to Thunder.

It should be no surprise that Great Girros is strong to the Paralysis ailment - although it’s not outright immune. It is, however, weak to Sleep, and moderately susceptible to Poison, Blast and Stun.

There are two preparations that can be made for Great Girros, as responses to two noteworthy hazards. First, it occupies the central section of the Rotten Vale, where damaging effluvia gathers in concentrations great enough to damage hunters who remain in it. You can counter this with the Effluvial Expert skill, which can be found on Hornetaur and Girros armor, but the damage is usually sustainable enough without going out of your way. You have a greater concern, anyways, as the Great Girros - and its lesser Girros - can inflict Paralysis with their bites and spittle. While annoying enough on its own, the fact that the lesser Girros can hinder you can be a real problem, and getting three ranks of Paralysis Resistance will make the fight easier.

Elements .
Fire * *
Water * * *
Thunder X
Ice * *
Dragon *
Ailments .
Poison * *
Sleep * * *
Paralysis *
Blast * *
Stun * *

Great Girros Attacks

The Great Girros resembles the Great Jagras from the Ancient Forest in general body shape, being a quadrupedal lizard-like monster. The Great Girros doesn’t devour prey whole, however, instead relying on paralyzing bites and projectile spit. It doesn’t have much variety with this paralytic spit attack, as it can only discharge a single glob at a time (even the Pukei-Pukei was a more impressive spitter!).

In addition to spitting, the Great Girros can bite, performing a simple bite attack, a lunging bite, a two-stage bite attack, and a sprinting, jaw-gaping charge attack. If it manages to paralyze a hunter, it’s fond of performing an awkward flop-roll attack, which can deal a bit of damage. Against foes attacking from the relatively safe rear, it’ll attempt to land a tail slap.

Most of Great Girros’s attacks do little damage, the real complications are its host of paralyzing minions, the constant effluvia damage from the environment, and interruptions from other monsters like the Odogaron and, in High Rank, Bazelgeuse.

Carves (Low Rank) Frequency
Great Girros Hide * * * *
Great Girros Hood * * *
Great Girros Scale * * * * *
Great Girros Tail * * *
Great Girros Fang * * *
Rewards (Low Rank) Frequency
Great Girros Hide * * * *
Great Girros Scale * * * *
Great Girros Hood * *
Great Girros Fang * * *
Monster Bone L * * *
Paralysis Sac * * *
Carves (High Rank) Frequency
Great Girros Hide+ * * * *
Great Girros Hood+ * * *
Great Girros Scale+ * * * * *
Great Girros Tail * * *
Great Girros Fang+ * * *
Rewards (High Rank) Frequency
Great Girros Hide+ * * * *
Great Girros Scale+ * * * *
Great Girros Hood+ * *
Great Girros Fang+ * * *
Monster Bone+ * * *
Omniplegia Sac * * *

None of the Great Girros’s materials - in either Low Rank or High Rank - are terribly rare. Just complete a few investigations and you should have more materials than you know what to do with.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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This guide features a full, beginning-to-end walkthrough written in an “ideal chronological order of events” format. Main quests are interspersed with side quests in the order in which they unlock, although some side quests and arena challenges may only be referenced instead of fully explained. These are typically quests that have you facing a monster you’ve already fought under similar circumstances that offer no unique reward for completion. For example, after completing most main quests you won’t be able to attempt that quest again, but you’ll usually unlock an identical side quest allowing you to hunt the same monster in the same area with the same success/failure conditions.

Monster strategies will be discussed in detail as you encounter them throughout the walkthrough, featuring elemental and status information and drop lists. The guide also features a fully detailed bestiary for those who just want information about specific monsters unaccompanied by a walkthrough. Trophy/achievement information can also be found in a separate trophy/achievement guide, although be warned: many trophies/achievements in Monster Hunter World are easier said than done.

Other features of this guide include:

  • Information on crafting/harvesting.
  • Side quests that unlock mantles, ingredients and other useful features.
  • Field Researcher quests including where to catch rare fish, how to capture small monsters, and where to locate Grimalkynes/Gajalaka.
  • Grimalkyne/Gajalaka quests.
  • How to upgrade the Ancient Tree/Harvest Box and how to unlock various fertilizers.
  • How the Elder Melder works, melding different items and decorations.
  • Where to find the Powertalon and Armortalon, and how to upgrade them into the Powercharm and Armorcharm.
  • Detailed information on how to unlock Tempered Monsters, the difference between Threat Level 1, 2 and 3 Tempered Monsters.
  • Information on Feystones, including drop rates, the differences between the types (Mysterious, Gleaming, Worn and Warped).
  • How to get Warrior’s Streamstones and Hero’s Streamstones.

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