Monster Hunter Stories 2 battle system is based on rock, paper, scissors. Everything is strong to something, but also weak to something. There is nothing outside of this system.

When fighting an enemy for the first time, knowing what initial Attack Type the monster uses straight away is paramount to your success. Fighting blindly is never a good option in a Monster Hunter game.

Often monsters get angry or have unique quirks that change what Attack Type they use mid-battle, so this means you have to change your fighting strategy to match. Paying attention is vital.

  • Power beats Technical
  • Speed beats Power
  • Technical beats Speed

Power is Red. Speed is Blue. Technical is Green.

Here are all the big monsters’ attack types and counters. To find a specific monster, Ctrl + F and type in the monster’s name.

This guide is a work in progress.

MonsterAttack TypeCounter
VelocidromeInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Kula-Ya-KuInitial: Technical
Holding a Rock: Power
Initial: Power
Holding a Rock: Speed
Yian Kut-KuInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Blue Yian Kut-KuInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Great JaggiInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
ArzurosInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
PaolumuInitial: Technical
Inflated: Speed
Initial: Power
Inflated: Technical
QurupecoInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
BulldromeInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Pukei-PukeiInitial: Technical
Crunch Time: Power
Initial: Power
Crunch Time: Speed
Royal LudrothInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
BasariosInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
TetsucabraInitial: PowerInitial: Speed
TigrexInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Technical
Yian GarugaInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed

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