Madillos are humanoid armadillos with heavy shells on their backs that are exclusive to Monster Rancher 4. They use their shells for most of their techniques, and obviously come with a very high defense. When rolled up into a ball, they become very deadly. For certain attacks, they can even remove their shell (and in this case, it increases its speed).

Madillos tended to be very flat and uninteresting, so they only appeared in one game, but their combinations always yielded armored monsters that could retain their speed, something that Golem or Durahan combinations could rarely produce.

Etymology Edit

Its name is short for armadillo, the animal it is based off of.


Game Description Image
Monster Rancher 4 "A monster of very few words, it trains hard in silence. It'd like to do something better with its life but it doesn't know how, so it trains hard in silence again today." Madillomr4


  • To obtain a Madillo in Monster Rancher 4, use the PSX game Dead or Alive.


See here for a complete list of Madillo Techniques.


For more pictures and screenshots of Madillo, click here.