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Pink Rathian

Nathan Garvin

Pink Rathian General Information

Encountering the Pink Rathian the first time is quite an involved affair, requiring you to find “??? Rathian” tracks while on expeditions, optional quests or investigations. Gather enough research and you’ll unlock the assignment Old World Monster in the New World. After completing that, you’ll unlock the optional quests Pretty in Pink and A Cherry Wind upon the Reefs and after the mandatory Elder’s Recess expedition you’ll unlock the quest Special Arena: HR Pink Rathian.

General Information .
Type Flying Wyvern
Quests Old World Monster in the New World (7*), Pretty in Pink (7*), A Cherry Wind upon the Reefs (7*), Special Arena: HR Pink Rathian (7*)
Variants High Rank / Tempered (Threat Level 2)

Pink Rathian Strengths and Weaknesses

The Pink Rathian’s head is the part most receptive to damage, followed by the wings and tail. Both the head and wings are breakable, and the tail is severable.

Sharing the same resistances with the Rathian, the Pink Rathian is resistant to fire and weak to Dragon.

The Pink Rathian also has the same ailment resistances as the normal Rathian, being susceptible to Stun, strong against Poison and Blast, with Sleep and Paralysis somehwere in the middle.

The same threats that made the Rathian annoying are present with the Pink Rathian, too, as like its less gaudy counterpart the Pink Rathian can use its breath to set hunters on fire, and its tail strikes may inflict Poison. Get a Fire Resistance score of twenty or higher to make yourself immune to taking fire damage-over-time, and get three ranks of the Poison Resistance skill to prevent another nuisance source of damage. Other than that, bring a weapon that can hit flying foes, as the Pink Rathian prefers to remain airborne far more than the normal Rathian.

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

Pink Rathian Attacks

The color may be different, but a Rathian’s still a Rathian. Okay, that’s not entirely fair, but most of the attacks are the same as those employed by a normal Rathian, albeit at much, much higher damage. The Pink Rathian can inflict poison damage with its tail, as well as spit fire, as could the original Rathian.

In fact, if there’s a tangible difference between the Pink Rathian and the normal Rathian, it’s how much the Pink Rathian will use its tail, including its incredibly painful spinning tail lash attacks, which it’ll spam with no sense of decency whatsoever. It has two of these attacks, the standard vertical flip, and a more diagonal tail lash, both of which can inflict poison and deal heavy damage. Flash Pods will help deter it when it decides to stick to aerial assaults, so be sure to bring those along - they’re far more useful against the Pink Rathian than the Rathian.

Otherwise, expect to see many of the same attacks the Rathian used - the triple fireball, the “pace-back-and-forth-which-somehow-counts-as-an-attack” attack, and various bites, tail sweeps and claw attacks. The Pink Rathian is also far more aggressive than the normal Rathian, so expect it to fly about and attack more frequently. Positioning and patience are key - be content with a few, safe, small attacks when there’s an opening.

Carves Frequency
Pink Rathian Carapace * * * *
Pink Rathian Scale+ * * * * *
Rath Wingtalon * * * *
Rathian Webbing * * *
Rathian Plate *
Rathian Ruby *
Rewards Frequency
Pink Rathian Carapace * * * *
Pink Rathian Scale+ * * * *
Rath Wingtalon * * *
Rathian Webbing * *
Rathian Plate *
Monster Hardbone * * *
Inferno Sac * * *

The Pink Rathian has two very rare drops - the Rathian Plate and Rathian Ruby. Since the Rathian Plate can be obtained from farming Low Rank Rathian, there’s no reason to bother hunting a Pink Rathian for one. As for the Rathian Ruby, it’s a drop unique to the Rathian and Pink Rathian, and while it’s a very rare carve, you can increase your odds of getting one by breaking the head or back, or carving the tail.


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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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