Kelbi are small, herbivorous, deer like creatures. They are incredibly timid, running away at the slightest hint of danger but seem indifferent to human presence even attacking unprovoked on occasion. Kelbi are hunted for pelts but their horn is particularly prized as it is used in highly restorative potions. The animals can be knocked out and their horn harvested without killing them. Kelbi are occasionally a source of meat which is chewy but flavorful.
Kelbi have yellow/white spotted green or grey pelts with white/cream colored underbellies and legs. Both males and females have horns but the male’s horns are larger and a tuft of fur grows under their heads. A lit torch will cause Kelbi to stand still.
In Monster Hunter Tri there are unusually large green Kelbi with exceptionally large horns known for yielding high quantities of ‘Blue Kelbi Horn’. It is also the most bold, attacking anyone repeatedly who gets to close to the herd and has infamously been called "Kelbidrome" my fans.