Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns



rsz_defensedown1Defense Down

fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight (on lava terrain)

iceblight-status-effect-mhw_sIceblight (on icy terrain)

(on water terrain)

effluvialbuildupsmallEffluvial Buildup 
(in effluvial terrain)


mhw-fire-damage_sFire ⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater  ⭐⭐
Thunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐
Dragon ⭐⭐⭐

Resistances None
Locations All Locations

Deviljho is a Brute Wyvern in Monster Hunter World (MHW). イビルジョー (恐暴竜) in Japanese. It was added in a free update on March 22, 2018(Console) & September 6,2018(PC) and was not part of the game's original launch. 


A monster that must feed constantly and will devour anything in its path, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls.

Deviljho Details & Locations

Deviljho will invade 6★ Quests, 7★ Quests, and high rank expeditions once players have completed the investigation for the “??? Rathian” in the main story. When players load up they will get a prompt saying that Deviljho is found somewhere in the world. For the fastest way to find it:

  • Load up your world map and check all the locations for a ??? Monster
  • If there is no ??? Monster, head to any area.
  • Once in that area, bring up your world map again and check again to see if it appeared
  • Once you find ??? Monster, head into that area.

It is best to collect it tracks and capture it but slaying it is fine too.  Note that you do not have to hunt it at this point, collecting tracks is enough. After players have done so, head back to Astera to check in with the jovial researcher for a cutscene; this will unlock the Deviljho special assignment. Players will have to hunt a Deviljho in Ancient Forest. Hunters will be able to acquire the new mantle, Dragonproof Mantle, after completing the mission.

Dragonproof Mantle

  • Increases dragon damage while increasing dragon resistance.
    • This mantle will be good while using Deviljho’s weapons or any dragon element weapon.


Deviljho Combat Info

  • This monster deals mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon and Dragonblight damage.
  • Deviljho is weak to Thunder and Dragon
  • Hunters should attack its weakpoints in the Head, Belly and Tail, which can be broken
  • Can inflict rsz_defensedown1Defense Down with the monsters it uses as bludgeons, or by picking up the hunter with its mouth
  • The rocks thrown by Deviljho can inflict different status ailments depending on the terrain:
  • Be cautious when using Pitfall Traps: Deviljho swings its head around violently and will damage anyone directly in front of it while trapped.
    • Use PitFall Traps on Deviljho when it is exhausted. Sign of exhaust are standing still panting with its jaws drooling. That way, it will not be able to attack you while trapped.
  • While not in Combt, Deviljho will eat any corpse or corpse part he comes across. This does include its own severed Tail. Deviljho also takes bites of captured monsters
  • Master Rank Changes
    • If you find Deviljho annoying, rejoice! Because Deviljho is not in Master Rank.
    • He gets replaced by the hungrier, tankier, far more dangerous Savage Deviljho.


Deviljho Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw Damage Needed
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Belly (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



Deviljho Low and High Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Deviljho Carves (All High Rank)

Carves Frequency %
deviljho_hideDeviljho Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scaleDeviljho Scale (break chest) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_talonDeviljho Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tallfangDeviljho Tallfang (break head) ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scalp-mhwDeviljho Scalp ⭐⭐  
deviljho_salivaDeviljho Saliva (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tailDeviljho Tail (cut tail) ⭐⭐  
deviljho_gemDeviljho Gem (break head, chest or tail)  


Deviljho Rewards (All High Rank)

Rewards Frequency %
deviljho_hideDeviljho Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scaleDeviljho Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_talonDeviljho Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tallfangDeviljho Tallfang ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_salivaDeviljho Saliva ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tailDeviljho Tail ⭐⭐  
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone ⭐⭐⭐  



Deviljho Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Deviljho Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • This Monster is of the Brute Wyvern species.
  • A popular fan nickname for Deviljho is The Pickle, or Picklejho.
  • Deviljho is known as the "Violent Wyvern".
  • Deviljho can appear in some 7 star  Ancient Forest High Rank optionals by placing a raw meat on the map.



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    • Anonymous

      The pickle carries a Dodogama in his mouth for 10 minutes, fights a Bazelgeuse with it, then drops it. I touch Dodo once, it dies, and I fail the capture quest.

      But he also helped me on The Greatest Jagras, knocking it down a few times and roaring in victory before sauntering off into the forest as I carve away.

      • Anonymous

        "If you find Deviljho annoying, rejoice! Because Deviljho is not in Master Rank."
        "He gets replaced by the hungrier, tankier, far more dangerous Savage Deviljho."

        bro what

        • Anonymous

          A few fun facts. Deviljho's saliva is actually what inflicts defense down, so it doesn't really make sense to put the saliva in armor. In Deviljho's enraged state, his muscles get completely empowered by dragon element, putting him in an extreme state of pain. Combine this with starvation and battle weathering, and you get the pickled habanero, also known as the savage Deviljho. :D

          • Anonymous

            Cancer with melee I can't even see what move he is performing. It's a battle against camera not Jho. I switched to bow gun and got it first try. With long sword and hammer I wasn't able to beat it.

            • Anonymous

              Okay this guy when I first saw him on my expeditions I thought he was going to be a pain in my ass to try and be in the special assignment well apparently he was just blowing dragon damage inducing smoke up my ass cuz I beat him in like 5 minutes with a dragon bone weapon how can this giant pickle with legs dragon damage and yet is weak to dragon damage and also that little thing he does when he puffs up and he does that little dragon smoke thing it could be easily blocked so he ate the Great devourer of worlds as I thought he was but still 8 out of 10

              • Anonymous

                if you are in ancient forest camp 11 go up a ramp and it gives you a good look of the area if there is a devilijho in ancient forest he will come their. and he wont attack you

                • Anonymous

                  All devil jhos must be slayed to protect the ecosystem. Reject all the capture quests and slay this foul beast!

                  • Anonymous

                    Satisfying to hunt, creates chaos wherever he is. Had him grab Tzi in his mouth and drop Legiana from the sky, managed to hit SAED right in the middle of them. I love this game

                    • Anonymous

                      Pickle be like “I’m here to fucc up your hunt.”
                      Me: “he at the azure raths tail.”
                      Pickle: “suck it up.”

                      • Anonymous

                        "Deviljho will eat any corpse or corpse part he comes across. This does include its own severed Tail."

                        That's pretty ****ing metal.

                        • Anonymous

                          This puzzles me a bit:
                          Why didn't they transliterate it as "Deviljaw"? I mean as far as that katakana is concerned, that'd be the same exact thing, except "jaw" actually means something.

                          • Anonymous

                            I learnt this from Terra Mantis but did you know you can summon Deviljho by placing Raw Meat on the ground, regardless of what monsters are present in an area. However, this only applies to High Rank optional Quests (I'm guessing Master Rank for Savage Jho, the video was made before Iceborne).

                            The video I learnt this from is 10 Things you Didn't Know About MHW Part 2 by Terra Mantis.

                            • Anonymous

                              Wow was this the hardest fight I've done yet... Using Defender 3 / Guardian set and it's the first time I cart. After a slog of a fight I managed to capture it.

                              • Anonymous

                                I literally needed to do multiplayer to defeat this guy for the first time. But after 5 more hunts I decided to be an insect glaive user and he wasn't that hard anymore (captured 25)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Sooooo, trying to hunt a certianly red dog/cat/lizard thing and the ice pterodactyl when this *****er decides it’s lunch time after I find the pterodactyl. I proceed to spend about 35 minutes hammering this bastard with a nearly fully upgraded defender switch axe, and when he’s showing all the signs of being ready for capture, I realize “wait a *****in minute I have a trap and tranqs!” So I proceed to fry his brains out, watch him limp to his nest, fall asleep, and then plant a shock trap in his skull, finally tranqing him twice In the face annnnnd.....nothing? What? Oh maybe I didn’t do enough damage, next hit, no TAP ON HIS TAIL KILLS HIM! The ***** did I do wrong!? Did I need a net trap or something because of the low radius of the bombs?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There comes a point with Iceborne where the Handler becomes temporarily unavailable, when that happens, this quest also becomes unavailable. Might be worth adding that to a notes section on this page because it was confusing to know I'd done everything needed, but not have the quest available

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I just came up with making GTA SA characters as Monsters, What I picked was: CJ and Sweet as Azure Rathaloses, Kendl as a Pink Rathian, Big Smoke as a Deviljho (obviously), Ryder as a Diablos (maybe), OG Loc as a Bazelgeuse, Cesar Vialpando as Diablos, Woozie as a Tobi Kadachi (maybe), Toreno as a Velkhana (maybe), Tenpenny as a Nergigante (maybe) etc. What other GTA SA character can you think of as monsters or Thinking what monsters you want to change and should fit for the characters that were chosen? Leave a reply for your opinions.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        If a Deviljho was ordering his food from a drive through at Cluckin' Bell he would say "I'll have two Number 9s, a Number 9 large, a Number 6 with extra dip, a Number 7, two Number 45s one with cheese, and a Large Soda."

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I think it's ironic that it has major weak points but in the worst places to be near. The head is obvious, the tail is huge and can knock you 50 feet in the air, and if your under his chest you get trampled. This is a really cool monster though.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            My favorite fight in all of monster hunter world Deviljho vs Bazelguese. Man it felt satisfying see these *****ers who interupt me all the time duke it out.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              garbage ass monster that has no weakpoint, won't stop attacking for 5 seconds, sleep only lasts for 2 seconds, ***** this*****

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Love the guy. Can't count the times when he absolutely dragged other monsters for me. Jho, you're the real MVP.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Every time it shows up both it and the monster I'M hunting just start attacking me without every attacking each other until after I've fainted.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Jho's been a bro to me, at least 4 encounters and the only thing it does it screw with the other monster, stand there for a second in front of me, then walk away.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      At the quest Food Chain Dominator, The handler accidentally gets on the pickle. It is a pain because you have to knock the pickle down without sending the SOS flare.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary he scary

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          if you want to get him out of his rage mode, i find it easy when i have max weakness exploit and aim for his chest weakspot. Jho will retaliate when you hit his weakspot as usual but after a few good hits to its chest weakspot, he'll fallover and go back to normal. I used a bow so aiming at the weakspot was easy. Same thing with his head.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Can Deviljho eat his own tail in this game? I've managed to sever it a few times but I've never actually seen him eat it.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              He showed up while I was hunting an Odogaron. He grabbed the poor thing and started tossing him and slamming him around like a chew toy, but eventually he got out and retreated to his nest in the confusion. I was surprised the Odogaron didn't just die outright considering he was near death when the pickle showed up. I felt bad and decided to capture the poor guy instead of killing him.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Crafted into some of the worst looking items in the game. Which sucks even more because they’re Also the best items

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  if you slay a large monster, and stay around it's carcass, the deviljho will show up and eat it. after you carve, leave the area!!!!!!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Bow main here. Which overall element would be more effective against him? Thunder or Dragon.(Haven't fought him yet, but going to)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Is he easier in mhw? I never played any of the prior games but I’d heard about his difficulty from friends and memes. Based on everything I knew about him, the first time I saw him I just hid. Decided to actually go after him a few days later and got him without much trouble first try. He smacked me around at first, sure, but 20 minutes later he was dead. Hardest part was just searching the areas for him. As I said, I’m by no means a veteran of the series but he just felt like a joke. Is he considerably harder in the earlier games?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        From running "relish the moment" more times than I care to say and becoming reasonably efficient, some notes: When he's enraged every weak point except his head reverses. Basically when not enraged the area on his stomach up around his stupid little devil hands are the only point on his body that ISN'T weak. If he's enraged (which is often) it becomes the only weak point besides his head. Also note that if you counter hit one of his counter hits (where after you hit him he recoils and transfers into an attack) he'll just topple over. So like tackle with a GS, or I guess counter with a long sword if you like terrible weapons. If he picks up some wandering dodogama or whatever to beat you with you can just flash him and he'll drop it. His dragon breath doesn't explode barrel bombs, so you can get a fair bit of free damage while he's enraged by just dropping bombs and waiting for him to run into them then crafting more and repeating. He'll attack from within net traps using either a straight dragon breath or a sweep. They only target his front, although that's also where his enraged weak spots are, so it's troublesome. He's really only especially tough when enraged, but at that point if you wait he'll tire himself out. Problem is he becomes re-enraged rather easily, so unless you feel like going on a 40 minute mission where you spend 90% of it running around in circles like a clown, you're going to have to fight him enraged. I just figured I'd mention all that since this wiki page of facts and strategies seems a little devoid of facts and strategies.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          He's pretty much like Anjanath, but on steroids. He rages just like Anjanath. But his moves a different. Not majorly different. But you can predict them just the same way if you were fighting Anjanath. The time between his moves is pretty much one second to none during rage mode. Hella OP. Using a Bow made it so much easier to take him down. And hell no, he's not harder than Teostra. Teostra has a one hit kill move just like every other Elder Dragon. He doesn't. He's just annoying when he's in rage mode. But when he gets exhausted, he stays exhausted for quite a bit. So that's also a really excellent time to dish out damage.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The made he so annoying he’s weak spots are hard to get he’s hard or than teostra he rarely drops tallfang and scalps and he’s wepeons are amazing so you haft to fight hem

                                                                            • Anonymous


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                                                                                So you only get a gem when you kill and carve him?(Investigations rewards not included). Because I got people telling me capturing works aswell, but I don't see a gem enlisted in the 'Deviljho Rewards (All High Rank)' .

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  How can it take me 15 minutes to kill a normal deviljho when it takes me 4 minutes to kill a tempered black diablos with a goddamn bow?

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