The Hunter Fox is a monster that appears in Dark Cloud 2. It makes its debut in Rainbow Butterfly Wood, Floor 9 - Grotesque Spider Lady. It resembles a human-like fox, but with no legs, and wielding a large rifle.
For quotes, see Monster Quotes.
This monster can cause some trouble if not fought correctly. Like most monsters, it has two attacks. The Hunter Fox can arm its rifle and aim at the player, before firing a shot. This attack will take between 1-5 seconds to prepare, making it a guessing game to either move and/or attack, or to start blocking. Being hit by the bullet will not knock the player to the floor or pierce defense, and isn't too powerful (unless in rage mode, later on in the game), so it is up to you.
Its second attack is a melee attack. The Hunter Fox will try to use its rifle to hit the player. During its animation, the Hunter Fox goes into 0% pain chance, the attack is executed fast, and can be executed over and over in quick succession. It altogether is defeatable either with range attacks or melee, but you must be smart on how you perform your actions against it.
It is even more difficult because of the absence of any real weaknesses. Swords are effective against all variants, while normal guns only against the hunter and red types. In case of the rifle and smiling variants though, all guns (normal, beam and grenade) are less effective. The Beast stat is always effective against them, though only slightly for the hunter fox, but doubly so for the others. The red fox also has a large weakness to Chill.
|Dark Cloud 2||Hunter Fox||Rifle Wolf||Red Fox||Smiling Wolf|
|Habitat||Rainbow Butterfly Wood||Mount Gundor||Mount Gundor Star Path||Zelmite Mine|
|Weakness||Beast (110%)||Beast (200%)||Chill (200%), Beast (200%)||Beast (200%)|
|Effective Weapons||Sword (120%), Gun (120%)||Sword (120%)||Sword (120%), Gun (120%)||Sword (120%)|
|Ineffective Weapons||None||Gun (70%), Beam (70%), Grenade (70%)||None||Gun (70%), Beam (70%), Grenade (70%)|
|Item Inventory||Petite Fish, Hunter Crystal, Gunpowder||Prickly, Hunter Crystal, Gunpowder||Hunter Crystal, Gunpowder||Hunter Crystal, Gunpowder|