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Mycongus
ヨロシキン (Yoroshikin)
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Names
Titles Fungus Armor Wyvern
真菌鎧竜
Nicknames Myco
General Info
Species Brute Wyvern
Habitats Jungle
Sunken Hollow
Everwood
Jurassic Frontier
Marshlands
Ancient Forest
Abysmal Trench
Mycelium Hills
Size 1927.54 cm
1523.93 cm
Relatives None
Signature Move Status Spores
Elements None
Ailments Status Blastblight Blastblight
Status Paralysis Paralysis
Status Poison Poison
Status Sleep Sleep
Status Soiled Soiled
Weaknesses Element Fire Fire
Element Thunder Thunder
Creator MonsterHunterFlacko

Mycongus are Brute Wyverns.

Physiology

Mycongus have uniform beige-colored bodies. They are covered in armored plating that is actually a form of fungus that grows on their bodies. The armor is a orange-yellow with protruding ridges that are similar to brackets or shelves. The ridges are a reddish-brown with white margins. This fungal armor is present on their heads, back, tails, chests, and thighs.

Abilities

The fungus on its body constantly produces spores. These spores serve to protect the Brute Wyverns, as the spores have a variety of effects depending on what the wyvern had eaten prior. Purple spores cause Poison, yellow spores cause Paralysis, light green spores cause Sleep, red spores cause Blastblight, and brown spores cause Soiled.

Ecology

Information

Mycongus
Question Mark Icon 4th Fanon Icon Wyverns that share a symbiotic relationship with a special fungus that grows only on their bodies. This unique fungus forms a suit of armor. Mycongus can spread harmful spores from its body that inflict a wide variety of status ailments, including poison, paralysis, and sleep.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Theropod
  • Infraorder: Fungus Wyvern
  • Superfamily: Fungus Armor Wyvern
  • Family: Mycongus

Mycongus are a part of the Brute Wyvern classification.

Habitat Range

Mycongus have been found inhabiting the Abysmal Trench, Ancient Forest, Everwood, Jungle, Jurassic Frontier, Marshlands, Mycelium Hills, and the Sunken Hollow.

Ecological Niche

Mycongus are primarily fungivores as their diet consists of mushrooms and other forms of fungi. However, they occasionally eat vegetation and insects. They are prone to being attacked by predators such as Glavenus

Biological Adaptations

Mycongus' main feature is the special fungus that grows only on their body. This fungus shares a symbiotic relationship with the wyverns. The fungus forms an armor that protects the wyverns from harm, and the wyverns provide a place for the fungus to grow and eventually produce spores to reproduce. The fungus produces more defensive spores should it and the host Mycongus be in danger. The effects of the spores depend on what type of mushroom the Mycongus ate prior. Eating toadstools cause Poison spores, Parashrooms cause Paralysis spores, Mopeshroom cause Sleep spores, Nitroshrooms cause Blastblight spores, and Exciteshrooms cause Soiled spores. The spores are secreted through pores on the ridges on the fungus.

Behavior

Mycongus are not very aggressive compared to other wyverns but are prone to aggression if provoked or agitated. Mycongus are born without the fungus, so a parent Mycongus has to spread it to its offspring. The fungus begins to grow on the offspring when it becomes a juvenile.

Etymology

Mycongus is a portmanteau of myco- (relating to fungi), hongo (Spanish for mushroom), and fungus. Yoroshikin is a combination of 鎧 yoroi (armor) and 真菌 shinkin (fungus).

Notes

  • Its design motif was obviously fungi, specifically parasitic fungi such as Cordyceps. However, Cordyceps is harmful to its host.
    • Its fungal armor was based on bracket fungi, also known as polypores.
  • Its head, back, and legs can be broken and the tail can be severed.
  • When low on stamina Mycongus will be unable to inflict its status effects.
    • It will feed on mushrooms or herbs to regain stamina.
  • Mycongus's roar requires Earplugs to block.