Monster Hunter
By:  CAPCOM
For:  PlayStation 2

Game Guide by:  EhudBarak/Dennis Ruggio.  Copyright 2004-2006.

This guide is for the U.S. version.  

Legality Concerns:  This guide is not to be used on any other websites 
without the consent of myself.  In order to get consent for this 
Guide, please e-mail me at Werewolf314@yahoo.com.


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=====|====================VERSION DETAILS============================/
     |==============================================================/

As you can see, the Version is still listed as FINAL.  However, you
can also see I did some cosmetic changes.  I got rid of blocks of
text and added new dividers.  This could very well be my last bit
of attention to this guide.

Version: Final

-Due to time constraints and my retirement status from Monster Hunter,
 this guide is as finished as it possibly can get on my part.  Sorry,
 but I'm no longer helping out others and I will not be accepting any
 e-mails regarding questions or suggestions.

Updates for Version 3.01
-Updated to show my retirement status; future questions regarding
 the game should be asked on the Monster Hunter Message Boards.  Sorry
 for any inconvenience.

Updates for Version 3.00
-Updated the FAQ section of the guide
-Added ALL the weapon paths for your enjoyment

Updates for Version 2.35
-Found still more spelling/grammar mistakes
-Updated the FAQ section of the guide

Updates for Version 2.30
-Fixed some more spelling/grammar mistakes
-I changed the numbers of the sections from numbers to Roman Numerals
 for easier searching
-I added information for my online statistics as well as character
 statistics
-I added a FAQ section to the guide

Updates for Version 2.10:
-Fixed the areas of confusion
-Fixed some spelling/grammar mistakes
-Added an additional Basarios strategy

Updates for Version 2.00
-Finished all Offline Quests

Updates for Version 1.95
-Half of 5 Star Quests added
-Typos found and fixed
-Acknowledgement section updated
 Added Cloudstrife8
 Added Kaezar

Updates for Version 1.92
-Started on 5 Star Quests
 Strategy for killing and capturing Rathalos below!

Updates for Version 1.90:
-More changes to Monster Section:
 Kirin can only be carved 2 times
-Finished the 4 Star Quests

Updates for Version 1.80:
-Made changes to the Monster Section:
 Monoblos Heart lie was removed
 Fatalis and Lao-Shan Lung's carves were fixed
-Added half of the 4 Star Quests

Updates for Version 1.20:
-Finished Monster section
-Finished Item Combination section
-Finished Food Combinations for online

Updates for Version .80:
-Added the rest of the combinations from 1-36 (Thanks Kanoa357/BOWL)
-Added a Food Combination chart for online play (Also Kanoa357/BOWL)


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=====|====================TABLE O' CONTENTS==========================/
     |==============================================================/


Contents:

I)      Contact Information
II)     Online Information
III)    Introduction
IV)     Weapon Trees
          1) Great Sword
          2) Hammer
          3) Lance
          4) Sword and Shield
          5) Dual Swords
V)      Monster Database 
          1.  Mosswine
          2.  Bullfango
          3.  Kelbi
          4.  Aptonoth
          5.  Apceros
          6.  Felyne
          7.  Melynx 
          8.  Velociprey
          9.  Velocidrome
          10.  Genprey
          11.  Gendrome
          12.  Ioprey
          13.  Iodrome
          14.  Rathalos
          15.  Rathian
          16.  Yian Kut-Ku
          17.  Gypceros
          18.  Vespoid
          19.  Hornetaur
          20.  Khezu
          21.  Plesioth
          22.  Cephalos
          23.  Cephadrome
          24.  Monoblos
          25.  Diablos
          26.  Gravios
          27.  Basarios
          28.  Kirin
          29.  Lao-Shan Lung
          30.  Fatalis
VI)     Item Combinations 
VII)    Food Combinations 
VIII)   Quests (Offline)
IX)     FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 
X)      Acknowledgements
XI)     Authorized Websites



I)   |================================================================/
=====|====================CONTACT INFORMATION========================/
     |==============================================================/

This guide is now, in my opinion complete.  I do not have the time to
answer any more questions or make any alterations.  It is with great
regret to inform you that contacting me will yield no luck in getting
answers.  Sorry. 


II)  |================================================================/
=====|====================ONLINE INFORMATION=========================/
     |==============================================================/

I barely play this game online anymore.  I'm too busy with other things
in life.  I come on every now and then to help a friend out, so I can
be seen wandering about every now and then.  In case you were wondering, 
here is my online information.

Name:  BloodiedWraith
Offline Name:  Werewolf
Hunter Rank:  20
Usually found:  Brave World, Red Land, Any Area
Weapons of choice:
1)  Black Dragon Sword
2)  Black Dragon Spear
3)  Kirin Bolt Ultimus
4)  Eternal Annihilator
5)  Dual Dragon Ultimus

Armor:
Helm:  Dragonhead
Torso:  Dragonhide
Arms:  Dragonclaw
Waist:  Dragonwings
Legs:  Dragonfeet

Character sex:  Male

Sorry, I no longer am helping new players.  As of 21 March 2005, I'm 
retired.  But if by chance you catch me on and I'm in the mood for 
questing, of course I'll go along.  Usually if I'm on, I'm playing 
with a friend and will go provided there's room for my friend as well.  
I'm a fair guy.


III) |========================================================================/
=====|==============================INTRODUCTION=============================/
     |======================================================================/

Okay, this is my first guide ever.  I came up with the idea since Iíve seen 
nothing for a FAQ or guide here on GameFAQs.  I hope to include all the 
monsters, items from the monsters, and combinations in the game by the time 
I'm finished.  I hope you enjoy this guide.


IV)  |========================================================================/
=====|============================WEAPON TREES===============================/
     |======================================================================/

Okay, I've finally decided to add this.  I've gotten tons of questions
regarding this, as you can see from my FAQ section, so here you have it.

This tells you what paths go to what weapons, but not the materials required 
to make them.  Sorry if that's any inconvenience, but there are plenty of other
guides that address the materials.  My personal favorite of these, are the ones
that Sanjuro has made for us.


I've divided them by numbered section so here's a little table of contents 
sort of:

 ______________________________________
|                                      |
| 1) Great Sword                       |
|                                      |
| 2) Hammer                            |
|                                      |
| 3) Lance                             |
|                                      |
| 4) Swords                            |
|                                      |
| 5) Dual Swords                       |
|_____________________________________/



===============================================================================
                        1) Great Sword Trees:
===============================================================================

Iron Sword:


                       Iron Sword
                           |
                       Iron Sword+
                           |
Iron Katana  --------------|
    |                      |
Iron Katana "Grace"    Buster Sword
    |                      |     
Iron Katana "Gospel"   Buster Sword+
    |                      |
Eager Cleaver          Buster Blade
                           |
                           |----------------  Defender
                           |                     |
                       Ravager Blade          Defender+
                           |                     |
                       Ravager Blade+         Sentinel
                           |                     
                       Lacerator Blade
                           |
Tactical Blade ------------|
                           |
                       Lacerator Blade +   



Rusted Sword:


Rusted Great Sword
       |
Tarnished Great Sword
       |
Legendary Great Sword
       |
Ancient Blade  



Finblade (online only):


Finblade
   |
Finblade+
   |
Plesioth Water Sword



Bone Blade:


                      Bone Blade
                          |
                      Bone Blade +
                          |
Serpentblade   -----------|           
                          |
Vile Serpentblade       Agito
     |                    |
Great Serpentblade      Agito+
                          |                      
                        Dragon Agito
                          |
                          |---------------   Redwing
                          |                     |
                        Golem Blade          Rathalos Firesword
                          |                     
                        Golem Blade+ 
                          |
Siegmund -----------------|
                          |
                        Valkyrie Blade
                          |
                        Sieglinde



Bone:


Bone
  |
Large Bone



Dragonsword (online only):


Fire Dragonsword
    |
Red Dragonsword




Dragonslayer (online only):


Dragonslayer
    |
Dragon Massacre
    |
Eternal Annihilator



Halberd (online only):


Halberd
   |
Halberd+
   |
Judgment
   |
Executioner
   |
Executioner+
   |
Dark Scythe
   |
Tormentor



Bone Katana (online only):


Bone Katana "Wolf"
    |
    |-------------------- Black Katana MK. I
    |                            |
Bone Katana "Shark"       Black Katana MK. II
    |
Bone Katana "Dragon"
    |
Divine Slasher



Joke Weapon (online only):

Frozen Tuna


Event Weapon (Online only):

GMR Chrome Heart

===============================================================================
                          2) Hammer Trees
===============================================================================


Iron Hammer:

                         Iron Hammer
                             |
                         Iron Hammer+
                             |
                         War Hammer
                             |
Bone Axe---------------------|--------------------Spiked Hammer
  |                          |                         |
Bone Axe+                War Hammer+              Spiked Hammer+
  |                          |                         |
Bone Broadaxe            War Mace                 Shell Hammer
                             |                         |
                         Iron Striker             Graviton Hammer
                             |                         
                         Iron Striker+
                             |
                         Iron Impact
                             |
                         Iron Impact+


Rusted Hammer:


Rusted Hammer
      |

Tarnished Hammer
      |
Legendary Hammer
      |
Breath Core Hammer



Bone Club:


Bone Club
    |
Great Bone Club



Gunhammer (online only):


Gunhammer Prototype
        |
Dead Revolver



Bone Hammer:


                       Bone Hammer
                           |
                       Bone Hammer+
                           |
Diablo Hammer--------------|
     |                     |
Diablo Hammer+         Cyclo-Hammer
     |                     |
Diablo Maul            Cyclo-Hammer+
     |                     |
Finishing Hammer       Atlas Hammer
                           |
                           |---------------------- Jail Hammer
                           |                           |
                       Skullcrusher                Jail Hammer+
                           |                           |
                       Skullcrusher+               Prison Hammer
                           |                           |
                       Kut-Ku Chin                 Binder Mace
                           |
                       Kut-Ku Jaw



Crystal Hammer (online only):


Crystal Hammer
     |
Crystal Nova
     |
Gigaton Hammer
     |
Gigaton Hammer+
     |
Titan Hammer



Anvil Hammer (online only):


Anvil Hammer
     |
Earthshaker
     |
Onslaught Hammer



Dragon Destroyer (online only):


Dragon Destroyer
      |
Dragonbreaker



Joke Weapons (online only):

Teddybear
Cactus Creamer


Event Weapons (Online only)

Enormous Ham

   
===============================================================================
                          3) Lance Trees
===============================================================================


Iron Lance:


Iron Lance
    |
Iron Lance+
    |
    |--------------------------Bone Javelin
    |                              |
Knight Lance                   Bone Javelin+
    |                              |
Knight Lance+                  Spiked Spear
    |
Knight Spear
    |
Paladin Lance
    |
Paladin Lance+
    |
Rampart
    |
Babel Spear



Rusted Lance:


Rusted Lance
     |
Tarnished Lance
     |
Legendary Lance
     |
Undertaker



Diablo Horn (online only):


Diablo Horn
     |
Diablo Horn+
     |
Diablo Spear



Aqua Spear:


Aqua Spear
    |
Aqua Spear+



Iron Knight (online only):


Iron Knight's Pike
        |
Steel Knight's Pike
        |
Dragon Knight's Pike
        |
Grayburg Javelin



Venom Lance (online only):


Venom Lance
     |
Venom Lance+
     |
Venom Spear
     |
Gravios Spear



Lullaby Spear:


Lullaby Spear
     |
Requiem Spear
     |
Nightmare



Gunlance (online only):


Gunlance Prototype
     |
Gatling Lance



Dark Lance (online only):


Dark Lance
    |
Dark Lance+
    |
Dark Spear
    |
Shock Lance
    |
Trident


Bone Lance:


                       Bone Lance
                           |
                       Bone Lance+
                           |
Red Tail-------------------|
   |                       |
Red Tail+              Longhorn
   |                       |
Hellfire               Longhorn+
   |                       |
Spear of Prominence    Long Tusk
                           |
                           |------------------------Crimson Lance
                           |                              |
                       Barbarian Tusk               Crimson War Pike
                           |
                       Barbarian Tusk+
                           |
                       Barbaroi Tusk
                           |
                       Ogre Tusk



Dragon Lance (online only):


Dragonlance
     |
Dragoon Lord
     |
Black Dragon Spear



Joke Weapon (online only):

Vacuum Sucker
Native Spear


Weapon with its own category (online only):

Valhalla


===============================================================================
                              4) Sword Trees
===============================================================================


Hunter's Knife:


                                 Hunter's Knife
                                        |
                                 Hunter's Knife+
                                        |
             Hunter's Dagger------------|
                    |                   |
             Hunter's Dagger+    Serpent Bite
                    |                   |
             Assassin's Dagger   Serpent Bite+
                    |                   |
Twin Dagger----------                   |----------------------Hydra Bite
(See Dual           |                   |                           |
  Swords )   Poison Axe          Viper Bite                    Hydra Bite+
                    |                   |                           |
             Poison Battleaxe    Viper Bite+                   Deadly Poison
                                        |
                                 Death Prize



Bone Kris:


                                 Bone Kris
                                     |
                                 Bone Kris+
                                     |
            Weary Finsword-----------------------------Crimson Club
                 |                   |                      |
            Weary Finsword+      Bonepick              Monoblos Club
                 |                   |                      
            Sandman Finsword     Bonepick+
                                     |
                                 Bonespike
                                     |
            Bone Scythe--------------------------------Corona
          (See Dual Swords)          | 
                                 Red Saber
                                     |
                                 Red Saber+
                                     |
                                 Flame Falchion
                                     |
                                 Blazing Falchion



Hero's Blade:


Hero's Blade
     |
Master's Blade



Rusted Sword:


Rusted Sword
     |
Tarnished Sword
     |
Legendary Sword
     |
Eternal Strife



Studded Club (Online only):


                         Studded Club
                               |
                         Studded Club+
                               |
       Dual Diablo--------------
     (See Dual Swords)         |
                         Spiked Bat



Dragonbuster (Online only):


Dragonbuster
     |
Dragonblood
     |
Black Dragon Sword



Thunderbane (Online only):


Thunderbane
     |
Thunderbane+
     |
Frightbane
     |
Thundertip



Joke Weapons (Online only):

    Kitchen Knife:


       Kitchen Knife
              |
       Iron Chefblade



Event Weapons (Online Only):


    Catspaw:
  
    
       Catspaw
          |
       Catburglar


    Kirin Bolt:


       Kirin Bolt
            |
       Kirin Bolt+
            |
       Kirin Bolt Mega
            |
       Kirin Bolt Ultimus



===============================================================================
                          5) Dual Sword Trees
===============================================================================


Twin Dagger (Continued from the Hunter's Knife tree under Swords):


Twin Dagger
    |
Twin Dagger+
    |
Hurricane
    |
Hurricane+
    |
Cyclone



Bone Scythe (Continued from the Bone Kris tree under Swords):


                        Bone Scythe
                             |
                        Bone Scythe+
                             |
       Gradios---------------|
          |                  |
       Gradios+         Cutlass
          |                  |
       Gradios Ultimus  Cutlass+



Dual Diablo (Continued from Studded Club):


Dual Diablo
    |
Dual Diablo+



Dual Tomahawk (Online only):


                        Dual Tomahawk
                             |
   Insector------------------------------------Guild Rapier
      |                      |                      |
   Insector+            Dual Tomahawk+         Guild Rapier+
                                                    |
                                               Guild Saber


Double Dragon (Online only):


Double Dragon
    |
Dual Dragon Ultimus



Event Weapons (Online only):


     Prototype Saw-Slicer:
       
           Prototype Saw-Slicer
                  |
           Guillotine



V)   |========================================================================/
=====|===========================MONSTER DATABASE============================/
     |======================================================================/

Okay, hereís the Monster Database.  It is now complete.  In this section you
will be able to find information about the various creatures you will come 
across in the game, as well as what you can carve from them.  Knowing your 
prey is the first step towards becoming a real hunter!

I've added my own personal hunter notes on all the creatures you will face
on your quest to become the best Monster Hunter of them all!



No. 1
Name: Mosswine

Wild pigs covered in moss and fungus. Sometimes you will even find mushrooms
growing on them. Their meat is known as a delicacy. Though normally docile,
they will charge you if angered!

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Special Mushroom - 15%
Blue Mushroom - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Blue Mushroom - 15%
Raw Meat - 8%
Special Mushroom - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Special Mushroom - 15%
Blue Mushroom - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Blue Mushroom - 20%
Mosswine Hide - 4%
Mosswine Head - 1%

===============================================================================
*Note:  As you can see the Mosswine is actually pretty useful in the
        early stages of the game.  You can get easy money by carving
        off Special Mushrooms, but also if you're low on health in a
        quest, you can carve off a valueable Blue Mushroom and mix
        it with an Herb so you can get a Potion.
===============================================================================

No. 2
Name: Bullfango

A large wild boar. Foul tempered, they will charge hunters on sight. They 
are aggressive and powerful, so beware! They are often hunted for their 
meat, which many hunters find delicious.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Raw Meat - 15%
Bullfango Pelt - 30%
Bullfango Pelt - 30%
Raw Meat - 15%
Raw Meat - 8%
Bullfango Pelt - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Raw Meat - 15%
Bullfango Pelt - 30%
Bullfango Pelt - 30%
Raw Meat - 16%
Raw Meat - 8%
Bullfango Head - 1%

===============================================================================
*Note:  The Bullfango are the most annoying creatures in the entire
        game.  However, at times they can be useful.  If you're 
        fighting a wyvern that's in the same area as Bullfango, you
        can make the Bullfango charge into the wyvern, giving you
        an upperhand on the battle.
===============================================================================

No. 3
Name: Kelbi

A herbivorous, deer-like monster. Valued for their horns, they tend to
run away at the first hint of danger. They are also hunted for their meat,
which is chewy but flavorful.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (offline and HR 1-12 as well as HR 13+):
Kelbi Horn - 25%
Kelbi Hide - 30%
Kelbi Horn - 30%
Kelbi Horn - 5%
Raw Meat - 8%
Kelbi Hide - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  I have nothing to say on the Kelbi.  There really isn't any
        note worth special mention on them except... well except
        "OH NO!  YOU KILLED BAMBI!"
===============================================================================

No. 4
Name: Aptonoth

Mainly hunted for food, these monsters are preyed upon by both hunter 
and monster alike. Timid unless in a pack, when some may defend themselves
with surprising strength.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (offline and HR 1-12):
Sm Monster Bone - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Raw Meat - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 8%
Raw Meat - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Sm Monster Bone - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Raw Meat - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 8%
Raw Meat - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  These are useful creatures if you need some Raw Meat to make
        a Well-Done Steak during a quest.  But that's obvious.
===============================================================================

No. 5 
Name:  Apceros

Hunted for their meat, which is buried under a thick, armored hide.
Aggressive compared to the Aptonoth, hunting them can be a challenge.
Apceros eggs are a valuable guild commodity.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (offline and HR 1-12):
Med Monster Bone - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Raw Meat - 15%
Med Monster Bone - 8%
Raw Meat - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+)
Med Monster Bone - 15%
Med Monster Bone - 30%
Raw Meat - 30%
Raw Meat - 15%
Sm Monster Bone - 8%
Raw Meat - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  The Aptonoth are an easy way to get Med Monster Bones without
        having to fight a big bad wyvern if you're trying to build up
        a weapon.
===============================================================================

No. 6
Name: Felyne

Cat-like humanoids with white fur. Normally quiet unless angered, in which
case they may attack. Capable of speech, they are sometimes found in the
employ of humans.

Number of carves: 0

Carve items:
None

===============================================================================
*Note:  There's nothing bad about these cats.  They're friendly, until
        you vent your anger out on them and hurt them in any way. 
        They'll gang up on you with their little pickaxes of doom, and
        even suicide bomb you.
===============================================================================

No. 7
Name: Melynx

Cat-like humanoids with black fur. Being sticky-fingered they won't pass up
a chance to steal things and take them back to their village. Easily 
distracted by the site of Felvine.

Number of carves: 0

Carve items:
None

===============================================================================
*Note:  These are the horrible kitties.  They annoy you during a quest
        by running up to you, and get this, stealing your items!  The
        best way to combat this is to kill them all before a wyvern
        comes into an area.  To prevent them from stealing things of
        use to you, always carry Felvine.  They love it, and will only
        steal that.
===============================================================================

No. 8
Name: Velociprey

Aggressive, carnivorous monsters that often travel in packs. Even a master
hunter should take care not to become surrounded! Wide ranging, they are
found in many different climates.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Velociprey Fang - 15%
Velociprey Scale - 30%
Velociprey Fang - 30%
Velociprey Hide - 15%
Velociprey Hide - 8%
Velociprey Hide - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Velociprey Hide - 15%
Velociprey Scale - 30%
Velociprey Hide - 30%
Velociprey Fang - 15%
Velociprey Fang - 8%
Velociprey Fang - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Annoying pack hunters.  When they are alone or not in the 
        same area as the wyvern you're fighting, they're fine.  You
        just run by them and ignore them.  But when they're in packs
        when you're trying to mine or gather, or in the same area
        with a wyvern they can get quite deadly.  You can use them
        to your advantage just like the Bullfango, though.
===============================================================================

No. 9
Name:  Velocidrome

The alpha monster that leads a Velociprey pack.  They are larger and 
have a more prominent crest.  Highly territorial, but will retreat 
to a safe place when injured to recover.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Velociprey Scale - 15%
Velociprey Hide - 30%
Velocidrome Claw - 30%
Velocidrome Claw - 15%
Velocidrome Claw - 8%
Velocidrome Claw - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Velociprey Scale - 15%
Velociprey Hide - 30%
Velocidrome Claw - 30%
Velocidrome Claw - 15%
Velocidrome Claw - 9%
Velocidrome Head - 1%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Velocidromes are basically more powerful version of the 
        Velociprey.  They're really not that radically different or
        special.  However, they can call for back-up just by roaring.
        When they're at about 70-80% health they'll try to leave the
        area.  A good way of preventing this is just tossing a Flash
        Bomb and stunning it so you can continue to beat up on it 
        without having to worry about chasing after it.
===============================================================================

No. 10
Name:  Genprey

A subspecies of Velociprey found mainly in desert zones.  Traveling in 
packs, their large fangs and claws contain a neurotoxin that is used to 
stun and paralyze prey.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Genprey Fang - 15%
Genprey Scale - 30%
Genprey Fang - 30%
Genprey Hide - 15%
Genprey Hide - 8%
genprey Hide - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Genprey Hide - 15%
Genprey Scale - 30%
Genprey Hide - 30%
Genprey Fang - 15%
Genprey Fang - 8%
genprey Fang - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  The only thing I can say about the Genprey is... They stun.
        Other than that, they function exactly like the Velociprey.
===============================================================================

No. 11
Name:  Gendrome

The alpha monster that leads a Genprey pack.  They are larger and have a
more prominent crest.  Found in the desert, they can paralyze prey using 
their toxic fangs and claws.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Stun Sac - 15%
Genprey Hide - 30%
Genprey Scale - 30%
Stun Sac - 15%
Stun Sac - 8%
Stun Sac - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Genprey Scale - 15%
Gendrome Hide - 30%
Stun Sac - 30%
Gendrome Hide - 15%
Stun Sac - 8%
Stun Sac - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  The Gendrome is exactly like the Velociprey.  Except, just
        like Genprey, it can stun.  And it does it a lot for some
        reason.
===============================================================================

No. 12
Name:  Ioprey

A subspecies of Velociprey often found in subtropical zones.  Sacs in 
their throat contain a powerful poison that slowly drains the Health 
of their prey.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Ioprey Fang - 15%
Ioprey Scale - 30%
Ioprey Fang - 30%
Ioprey Hide - 15%
Ioprey Scale - 8%
Ioprey Scale - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Ioprey Hide - 15%
Ioprey Scale - 30%
Ioprey Hide - 30%
Ioprey Fang - 15%
Ioprey Fang - 8%
Ioprey Fang - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Again, just like the Velociprey except it has a poison spit
        that isn't as powerful as the Monster Description says it is.
        It really doesn't last for that long.
===============================================================================

No. 13
Name:  Iodrome

The alpha monster that leads an Ioprey pack.  They are larger and have
a more prominent crest.  Found in tropical zones, they spit a poison
that can sap the life force of prey.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Poison Sac - 15%
Ioprey Hide - 30%
Ioprey Scale - 30%
Poison Sac - 15%
Poison Sac - 8%
Poison Sac - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Ioprey Scale - 15%
Iodrome Hide - 30%
Poison Sac - 30%
Iodrome Hide - 15%
Poison Sac - 8%
Poison Sac - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Another raptor type.  Again, just like the Velocidrome, yet
        this one has poison!  Oh no, it's so deadly!  Not really.
===============================================================================

No. 14
Name: Rathalos

Male wyvern that keeps a nest and patrols its patch of territory 
from the air in search of prey. Its claws are filled with a poison
that weakens its quarry.

Number of carves:  3 from body, 1 from tail

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Body:
Rathalos Shell - 5%
Rathalos Webbing - 30%
Rathalos Scale - 30%
Rathalos Shell - 25%
Flame Sac - 8%
Wyvern Marrow - 2%

Tail:
Rathalos Scale - 5%
Rathalos Tail - 30%
Rathalos Scale - 30%
Rathalos Shell - 25%
Rathalos Tail - 8%
Wyvern Marrow - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Body:
Rathalos Scale - 5%
Rathalos Webbing - 30%
Rathalos Shell - 30%
Flame Sac - 25%
Wyvern Marrow - 8%
Rathalos Wing - 2%

Tail:
Rathalos Plate - 1%
Rathalos Tail - 30%
Rathalos Shell - 30%
Rathalos Tail - 25%
Rathalos Scale - 8%
Wyvern Marrow - 6%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Cutting off the wing claws usually results in a Rathalos Claw
        on the rewards screen.
===============================================================================

No. 15
Name:  Rathian

Female version of the Rathalos wyvern.  Unlike its maile counterpart, 
it usually patrols its territory from the ground.  Its tail spikes 
are filled with poison.

Number of carves:  3 from body, 1 from tail

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Body:
Rathian Shell - 5%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Shell - 25%
Flame Sac - 8%
Rathian Spike - 2%

Tail:
Lg Monster Bone - 5%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Shell - 25%
Rathian Spike - 8%
Wyvern Marrow - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Body:
Rathian Scale - 5%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Shell - 30%
Flame Sac - 25%
Rathian Spike - 8%
Wyvern Claw - 2%

Tail:
Rathian Plate - 2%
Rathian Scale - 30%
Rathian Shell - 30%
Rathian Scale - 20%
Rathian Spike - 15%
Wyvern Marrow - 5%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Cutting off the wing claws usually results in a Rathian Claw
        on the rewards screen.
===============================================================================

No. 16
Name: Yian Kut-Ku

A bird-like wyvern with a huge beak and large ears that splay open 
when it is angered. With its sensitive hearing it dislikes loud noises. 
It is smaller but faster than other wyverns.

Number of carves: 3

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Kut-Ku Webbing - 6%
Kut-Ku Webbing - 30%
Kut-Ku Shell - 50%
Kut-Ku Scale - 5%
Kut-Ku Ear - 8%
Giant Beak - 1%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Kut-Ku Ear - 5%
Kut-Ku Webbing - 25%
Kut-Ku Shell - 45%
Kut-Ku Ear - 15%
Giant Beak - 8%
Giant Beak - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Yian Kut-Ku really doesn't have much to offer.  You can't cut
        anything off of him either, which is just depressing.  His 
        sign of weakness is his ears going down.  Also, the easiest
        way to defeat him is take a powerful lance, like the Ogre
        Tusk, and just stab away at his wings.  He really won't get
        a chance to move that way.
===============================================================================

No. 17
Name: Gypceros

A wyvern that can generate bright flashes of light with its prominent 
head crest.  Its rubbery skin resists damage, and it can spit a poisonous 
substance. It is quite timid, however.

Number of carves: 3

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Poison Sac - 3%
Power Extract - 20%
Rubbery Hide - 30%
Rubbery Hide - 32%
Lightcrystal - 8%
Poison Sac - 7%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Power Extract - 25%
Rubbery Hide - 20%
Rubbery Hide - 15%
Power Extract - 25%
Poison Sac - 9%
Lightcrystal - 6%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Cutting off the head crest offline or HR 1-12 will result in 
        either: 
        5 Stones - 99%
        1 Lightcrystal - 1%
        Cutting off the head crest HR 13+ will result in either:
        1 Machalite Ore - 70%
        1 Lightcrystal - 29%
        1 Novacrystal - 1%
===============================================================================

No. 18
Name: Vespoid

An enormous, wasp-like insectoid with a poisonous stinger that stuns prey. 
Easily damaged, there are rarely any usable materials left to harvest from 
them once killed.

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Monster Fluid - 15%
Vespoid Wing - 30%
Vespoid Shell - 30%
Vespoid Wing - 15%
Vespoid Wing - 8%
Monster Fluid - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Vespoid Wing - 15%
Vespoid Shell - 30%
Monster Fluid - 30%
Vespoid Wing - 15%
Vespoid Bladefin - 8%
Vespoid Bladefin - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  To carve a Vespoid, your best bet is to bring a Poison weapon
        or a bowgun with Poison S so you can get them to die without
        exploding.
===============================================================================

No. 19
Name:  Hornetaur

A Vespoid-like monster with a thicker shell.  Easily damaged, their 
are rarely any usable materials left to harvest from them once killed.
But if you could sap their Health gradually...

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Monster Fluid - 15%
Hornetaur Wing - 30%
Hornetaur Wing - 30%
Hornetaur Shell - 15%
Hornetaur Wing - 8%
Monster Fluid - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Hornetaur Wing - 20%
Hornetaur Shell - 30%
Monster Fluid - 30%
Hornetaur Head - 10%
Hornetaur Head - 8%
Hornet Bladefin - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  To carve a Hornetaur, your best bet is to bring a Poison 
        weapon or a bowgun with Poison S so you can get them to die
        without exploding.
===============================================================================

No. 20
Name:  Khezu

Loathsome wyverns that live inside caves.  Near blind, they detect 
their prey by smell.  They are capable of generating electric shocks, 
which they use to paralyze prey.

Number of carves: 3

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Electro Sac - 5%
Flabby Hide - 50%
Pale Extract - 20%
Pale Extract - 15%
Electro Sac - 8%
Electro Sac - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Flabby Hide - 20%
Flabby Hide - 30%
Pale Extract - 25%
Pale Bone - 10%
Electro Sac - 14%
Pale Lips - 1%

===============================================================================
*Note:  There's nothing really to say about Khezu, other than the 
        fact that he's really nasty looking.  And his looks are also
        part of an ongoing discussion on what he really looks like.
        I'll leave that part up to your imagination rather than
        elaborate on it further.  And contrary to what many people
        believe, Khezu IS weak versus Fire.
===============================================================================

No. 21
Name:  Plesioth

An enormous, aquatic wyvern with wings that have evolved into fins 
for swimming. Although superficially fish-like, they can move on land
as well.  They love frogs.

Number of carves: 4

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Plesioth Fin - 10%
Plesioth Scale - 20%
Plesioth Scale - 30%
Plesioth Fin - 30%
Plesioth Scale - 8%
Sm Lobstershell - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Plesioth Fin - 5%
Plesioth Scale - 5%
Plesioth Scale - 40%
Plesioth Fin - 30%
Plesioth Fin - 13%
Lg Lobstershell - 7%

===============================================================================
*Note:  A very tough wyvern.  CAPCOM seems to have messed up a bit on
        the hit zone of his tail, so unfortunately, you can get hit
        by it if you're really not even that close to it.  Be careful.
        His major weakness is, you got it, Lightning!  Also remember
        that Sonic Bombs are your friend on a Plesioth since it'll
        get him out of the water.  Also Frogs are good to have to
        lure him out as well.  The sign that it is weakening is
        you will see its fin collapse.
===============================================================================

No. 22
Name:  Cephalos

Wyverns found only in the desert.  They resemble a Plesioth, but 
live and "swim" in sand rather than water.  They seldom appear above 
land, but when their hearing is disturbed...

Number of carves: 1

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Piscine Fang - 15%
Piscine Liver - 30%
Piscine Liver - 30%
Cephalos Scale - 15%
Cephalos Scale - 8%
Cephalos Fin - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Cephalos Fin - 15%
Piscine Liver - 30%
Piscine Liver - 30%
Cephalos Scale - 15%
Cephalos Scale - 8%
Piscine Fang - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Use Sonic Bombs to get them out of the sand.  They're also
        weak versus Lightning element.  And for a bit of information
        most people don't know; the Cephalos actually limp!
===============================================================================

No. 23
Name:  Cephadrome

The alpha monster form of the Cephalos.  Larger and armored with black 
scales, they fit the appearance of a leader perfectly.  Their fins hold
a paralyzing toxin.

Number of carves: 3

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Piscine Liver - 15%
Cephalos Scale - 30%
Cephalos Fin - 30%
Piscine Fang - 15%
Cephalos Scale - 8%
Cephalos Fin - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Cephalos Scale - 15%
Cephalos Scale - 30%
Cephalos Fin - 30%
Cephalos Fin - 15%
Piscine Liver - 8%
Piscine Fang - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Use Sonic Bombs to get them to pop out of the sand, just like
        with the Cephalos.  And again, it's weak versus the Lightning
        element.  The sign of its weakness is when its fin collapses.
===============================================================================

No. 24
Name:  Monoblos (OFFLINE ONLY)

A large-horned wyvern found in desert zones.  Their giant horn makes their 
attacks very dangerous.  While they have no breath attack, their ear-splitting
roar is the bane of hunters.

Number of carves: 4 body, 2 tail

Carve items (OFFLINE ONLY):
Body:
Monoblos Spine - 40%
Monoblos Shell - 39%
Blos Fang - 20%
Monoblos Heart - 1%

Tail:
Monoblos Shell - 15%
Monoblos Shell - 30%
Monoblos Shell - 30%
Lg Monster Bone - 15%
Lg Monster Bone - 5%
Monoblos Shell - 5%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Cutting off the horn will result in a Crimson Horn 100% of 
        the time.
===============================================================================
        
No. 25
Name:  Diablos

A two-horned wyvern found in desert zones.  They are capable of burrowing 
into sand to attack prey from below.  It has been confirmed that they have
a subspecies called Monoblos.

Number of carves:  3 body, 1 tail

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Body:
Blos Fang - 5%
Diablos Shell - 30%
Diablos Shell - 30%
Diablos Shell - 10%
Blos Fang - 18%
Blos Fang - 7%

Tail:
Diablos Shell - 15%
Diablos Tail - 30%
Diablos Shell - 30%
Diablos Shell - 15%
Diablos Shell - 8%
Diablos Shell - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Body:
Blos Fang - 15%
Diablos Shell - 30%
Diablos Spine - 30%
Diablos Spine - 15%
Diablos Shell - 8%
Diablos Shell - 2%

Tail:
Diablos Shell - 15%
Diablos Tail - 30%
Diablos Tail - 30%
DIablos Shell - 15%
Diablos Shell - 8%
Diablos Shell - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Cutting off the horn offline or HR 1-12 results in:
        Twisted Horn - 95%
        Majestic Horn - 5%
        Cutting off the horn HR 13+ results in:
        Twisted Horn - 88%
        Majestic Horn - 12%
===============================================================================

No. 26
Name:  Gravios

A large wyvern found in volcanic zones.  They possess a fiery breath attack
and the ability to emit a sleeping gas.  They also have extremely hard scales
that deflect most weapon attacks.

Number of carves: 4 body, 2 tail

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Body:
Gravios Shell - 70%
Gravios Shell - 5%
Sleep Sac - 5%
Sleep Sac - 10%
Flame Sac - 8%
Flame Sac - 2%

Tail:
Gravios Shell - 5%
Gravios Shell - 50%
Lg Monster Bone - 20%
Gravios Shell - 15%
Gravios Shell - 8%
Gravios Shell - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Body:
Flame Sac - 9%
Gravios Carapace - 45%
Gravios Shell - 20%
Sleep Sac - 20%
Gravios Head - 4%
Gravios Wing - 2%

Tail:
Gravios Shell - 5%
Gravios Shell - 30%
Gravios Carapace - 50%
Gravios Carapace - 5%
Gravios Carapace - 8%
Firestone - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  You can cut open the Gravios's chest area.  This will become
        a really good weak spot for you to attack.  He will fall 
        rather fast when you open his chest.
===============================================================================

No. 27
Name:  Basarios

A large wyvern found in volcanic zones.  They are the juvenile form of the
Gravios.  They have a steel-like carapace that requires powerful weapons to
crack.  Emits poison gas.

Number of carves: 3 body, 1 tail

Carve items (Offline and HR 1-12):
Body:
Poison Sac - 15%
Machalite Ore - 30%
Basarios Shell - 30%
Machalite Ore - 15%
Lg Monster Bone - 8%
Basarios Shell - 2%

Tail:
Basarios Shell - 15%
Machalite Ore - 30%
Basarios Shell - 30%
Machalite Ore - 15%
Machalite Ore - 8%
Machalite Ore - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Body:
Poison Sac - 15%
Dragonite Ore - 30%
Basarios Shell - 30%
Basarios Wing - 15%
Lg Monster Bone - 8%
Dragonite Ore - 2%

Tail:
Machalite Ore - 15%
Machalite Ore - 30%
Basarios Shell - 30%
Dragonite Ore - 15%
Dragonite Ore - 8%
Dragonite Ore - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  As with Gravios, you can cut open the chest plate of the
        Basarios, lowering its defense in that area greatly.  Hooray
        for weak points!
===============================================================================

No. 28
Name:  Kirin (ONLINE ONLY)

The Kirin is said to glow a faint blue, but so few have seen it that 
details are scarce.  it is apparently capable of calling forth lightning 
at will.  Kirin material is very valuable.

Number of carves: 2

Carve items (HR 1-12):
Lightcrystal - 15%
Kirin Mane - 30%
Kirin Mane - 25%
Kirin Horn - 20%
Kirin Horn - 8%
Kirin Hide - 2%

Carve items (HR 13+):
Novacrystal - 10%
Kirin Mane - 25%
Kirin Mane - 15%
Kirin Horn - 35%
Kirin Hide - 8%
Kirin Hide - 7%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Kirin is basically "My Little Pony" on steroids.  He's quite
        a fun quest to do as well.  When fighting Kirin, you're gonna
        want to use a Hammer or a Lance, or a Gun if you want to sit
        back.  Great Swords, Dual Swords, and Sword and Shield are
        pretty much useless on him since you have to hit his head
        and while you're doing that you're open to all of his attacks.
===============================================================================

No. 29
Name:  Lao-Shan Lung (ONLINE ONLY)

A giant dragon few have seen and lived to tell the tale.  When on the 
rampage it wreaks havoc on all in its path.  The guild has built a fortress 
to repel the beast, but will it hold?

Number of carves: 9

Carve items (HR 1-12):
Lao-Shan's Scale - 50%
Lao-Shan's Shell - 45%
Lao-Shan's Claw - 5%

Carve items (HR 17+)
Lao-Shan's Scale - 25%
Lao-Shan's Shell - 35%
Lao-Shan's Spine - 20%
Lao-Shan's Claw - 10%
Lao-Shan's Plate - 2%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Destroying Lao-Shan's front horn results in a 100% chance of 
        getting it.
===============================================================================

No. 30
Name:  Fatalis (ONLINE ONLY)

A legendary black dragon said to have prowled these lands from the days 
of old.  Many skilled hunters have sought to challenge it, but none 
ever return.  A monster shrouded in mystery...

Number of carves: 9

Carve items (HR 17+)
Fatalis' Scale - 45%
Fatalis' Shell - 45%
Fatalis' Horn - 10%

===============================================================================
*Note:  Destroying Fatalis' Horns gives you Fatalis' Horn 100%.
        Destroying Fatalis' Wings gives you Fatalis' Webbing 100%.
===============================================================================



VI)  |========================================================================/
=====|========================ITEM COMBINATIONS==============================/
     |======================================================================/

Item combinations have been fixed and completed.

Thanks to Kanoa357/BOWL for giving me the following combinations that were
posted on the official BETA forum:
No. 3, No. 6, No. 7, No. 25, No. 26, No. 27, and No. 35
Thanks a lot!


*Note:
These are done without the Book of Combos 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.

No. 1
Combined Item: 
Potion

Materials:
Herb
Blue Mushroom

Success Rate:
95%


No. 2
Combined Item:
Mega Potion

Materials:
Honey
Potion

Success Rate:
90%


No. 3
Combined Item:
Nutrients

Materials:
Blue Mushroom
Godbug

Success Rate:
90%


No. 4
Combined Item:
Mega Nutrients

Materials:
Nutrients
Honey

Success Rate:
75%


No. 5
Combined Item:
Antidote

Materials:
Blue Mushroom
Antidote Herb

Success Rate:
95%


No. 6
Combined Item:
Herbal Medicine

Materials:
Cactus Flower
Bitterbug

Success Rate: 
90%


No. 7
Combined Item:
Max Potion

Materials:
Mega Nutrients
Dragon Toadstool

Success Rate: 
65%


No. 8
Combined Item:
Ancient Potion

Materials:
Kelbi Horn
Immunizer

Success Rate:
55%


No. 9
Combined Item:
Catalyst

Materials:
Bitterbug
Honey

Success Rate:
75%


No. 10
Combined Item:
Immunizer

Materials:
Catalyst
Dragon Toadstool

Success Rate:
75%


No. 11
Combined Item: 
Power Juice

Materials:
Catalyst
Rare Steak

Success Rate:
75%


No. 12
Combined Item:
Mega Juice

Materials:
Power Extract
Well-Done Steak

Success Rate:
65%


No. 13
Combined Item
Demondrug

Materials:
Catalyst
Power Seed

Success Rate:
65%


No. 14
Combined Item: 
Mega Demondrug

Materials: 
Demondrug
Pale Extract

Success Rate:
55%


No. 15
Combined Item:
Armorskin

Materials:
Catalyst
Armor Seed

Success Rate:
65%


No. 16
Combined Item:
Mega Armorskin

Materials:
Armor Skin
Pale Extract

Success Rate:
55%


No. 17
Combined Item:
Poisoned Meat

Materials:
Raw Meat
Toadstool

Success Rate:
90%


No. 18
Combined Item:
Tainted Meat

Materials:
Raw Meat
Stunshroom

Success Rate:
90%


No. 19
Combined Item:
Drugged Meat

Materials:
Raw Meat
Sleep Herb

Success Rate:
90%


No. 20
Combined Item:
Bomb Material

Materials:
Sap Plant
Stone

Success Rate:
95%


No. 21
Combined Item:
Smoke Bomb

Materials:
Bomb Material
Ivy

Success Rate:
75%


No. 22
Combined Item:
Flash Bomb

Materials:
Bomb Material
Flashbug

Success Rate:
75%


No. 23
Combined Item:
Dung Bomb

Materials:
Bomb Material
Dung

Success Rate:
75%


No. 24
Combined Item:
Paintball

Materials:
Paintberry
Sap Plant

Success Rate:
95%


No. 25
Combined Item:
Gunpowder

Materials:
Fire Herb
Nitroshroom

Success Rate:
95%


No. 26
Combined Item:
Sm-Barrel Bomb

Materials:
Small Barrel
Fire Herb

Success Rate:
90%


No. 27
Combined Item:
Lg-Barrel Bomb

Materials:
Large Barrel
Gunpowder

Success Rate:
75%


No. 28
Combined Item:
Sonic Bomb

Materials:
Gunpowder
Screamer

Success Rate:
75%


No. 29
Combined Item:
Net

Materials:
Spiderweb
Ivy

Success Rate:
90%


No. 30
Combined Item:
Pitfall Trap

Materials:
Trap Tool
Net

Success Rate:
65%


No. 31
Combined Item:
Tuna Bait

Materials:
Worm
Yambug

Success Rate:
95%


No. 32
Combined Item:
Arrowana Bait

Materials:
Cricket
Bughopper

Success Rate:
95%


No. 33
Combined Item:
Goldenfish Bait

Materials:
Firefly
Snakebee Larva

Success Rate:
90%


No. 34
Combined Item:
Antiseptic Stone

Materials:
Earth Crystal
Bitterbug

Success Rate:
75%


No. 35
Combined Item:
Lifecrystals

Materials:
Godbug
Wyvern Fang

Success Rate: 
90%


No. 36
Combined Item:
Lifepowder

Materials:
Wyvern Claw
Lifecrystals

Success Rate:
65%


No. 37
Combined Item:
Health Flue

Materials
Lifepowder
Flute

Success Rate:
65%


No. 38
Combined Item:
Antidote Flute

Materials
Antiseptic Stone
Flute

Success Rate:
65%


No. 39
Combined Item:
Demon Flute

Materials:
Maga Demondrug
Med Monster Bone

Success Rate:
55%


No. 40
Combined Item:
Armor Flute

Materials:
Mega Armorskin
Med Monster Bone

Success Rate:
55%


No. 41
Combined Item:
Normal S Lv2

Materials:
Huskberry
Needleberry

Success Rate:
95%


No. 42
Combined Item:
Normal S Lv3

Materials
Huskberry
Rumblefish

Success Rate:
95%


No. 43
Combined Item:
Pierce S Lv1

Materials:
Velociprey Fang
Huskberry 

Success Rate: 
90%


No. 44
Combined Item:
Pierce S Lv2

Materials:
Pin Tuna
Huskberry

Success Rate:
75% 


No. 45
Combined Item:
Pierce S Lv3

Materials:
Sm Bone Husk
Pin Tuna 

Success Rate:
75% 


No. 46
Combined Item:
Pellet S Lv1

Materials:
Huskberry
Scatternut

Success Rate:
90% 


No. 47
Combined Item:
Pellet S Lv2

Materials:
Huskberry
Wyvern Fang

Success Rate:
75% 


No. 48
Combined Item:
Pellet S Lv3

Materials:
Sm Bone Husk
Wyvern Fang

Success Rate:
75% 


No. 49    
Combined Item:
Crag S Lv1 

Materials:
Huskberry            
Burst Arrowana     

Success Rate:
90%

   
No. 50   
Combined Item:
Crag S Lv2       

Materials:
Sm Bone Husk         
Burst Arrowana     

Success Rate: 
90%  

 
No. 51    
Combined Item: 
Crag S Lv3    

Materials:   
Lg Bone Husk        
Bomb Arrowana    

Success Rate:   
95%   


No. 52   
Combined Item: 
Clust S Lv1     

Materials: 
Huskberry            
Bomberry           

Success Rate: 
90% 

  
No. 53   
Combined Item:
Clust S Lv2      

Materials:
Sm Bone Husk         
Wyvern Claw         

Success Rate: 
75% 

  
No. 54    
Combined Item:
Clust S Lv3     

Materials: 
Lg Bone Husk         
Scatterfish        

Success Rate: 
95%   


No. 55    
Combined Item:
Disk S          

Materials: 
Huskberry            
Disk Stone         

Success Rate: 
75%  


No. 56    
Combined Item:
Recov S Lv1     

Materials: 
Herb                 
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90%  


No. 57    
Combined Item:
Recov S Lv2     

Materials: 
Potion          
Huskberry               

Success Rate: 
90%


No. 58   
Combined Item: 
Poison S Lv1    

Materials: 
Toadstool            
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90%   


No. 59    
Combined Item:
Poison S Lv2    

Materials: 
Sm Bone Husk         
Ioprey Fang        

Success Rate: 
75%   


No. 60    
Combined Item:
Stun S Lv1      

Materials: 
Stunshroom           
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90%  
 

No. 61    
Combined Item:
Stun S Lv2      

Materials: 
Sm Bone Husk         
Genprey Fang       

Success Rate: 
90%   


No. 62    
Combined Item:
Sleep S Lv1     

Materials: 
Sleep Herb           
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90%   


No. 63   
Combined Item:
Sleep S Lv2    

Materials: 
Sleepyfish           
Sm Bone Husk       

Success Rate: 
75%   


No. 64    
Combined Item:
Paint S         

Materials: 
Paintberry           
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90% 

   
No. 65    
Combined Item:
Antidote S      

Materials: 
Antidote Herb        
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
90%  

 
No. 66   
Combined Item:
Demon S         

Materials: 
Huskberry            
Power Seed         

Success Rate: 
75%   


No. 67    
Combined Item:
Armor S         

Materials: 
Huskberry            
Armor Seed         

Success Rate: 
75%   


No. 68    
Combined Item:
Dragon S         

Materials:
Dragon Seed          
Lg Bone Husk       

Success Rate: 
75%   


No. 69    
Combined Item:
Dung S          

Materials: Dung                 
Huskberry          

Success Rate: 
75%   


 
VII) |========================================================================/
=====|========================FOOD COMBINATIONS==============================/
     |======================================================================/

Also given to me by Kanoa357/BOWL (Pawn Room)!  This is for use online in the
lodge to order food before a battle.  Information also taken from the
Official BradyGames guide.  

I originally included this because I had intended to include full detail on 
the online quests as well, but due to time constraints wasn't able to include
them.  So there are some fragments of things that refer to the online portion
of the game that I didn't take out.  

Examples of these are the weapon trees showing stuff from online only, and 
monster carvings for Fatalis, Lao-Shan Lung, and Kirin.  Just thought I'd 
give you a bit of reasoning behind me including this as it has no relevance 
to offline mode whatsoever.

Pawn Room:

Food Key:
Meat Scraps - Meat
Popo Meat - Meat
Plumpkin - Vegetable
Ancorn - Vegetable
Twinshroom - Vegetable
Clamchip - Fish
Guts - Fish
Scalefish - Fish
Hardtack - Grain
Mixed Beans - Grain
Webcake - Grain
Oily Raisins - Oil
Dry Margerine - Milk
Powdered Cheese - Milk
Hopi - Liquor

Combinations:
Meat + Meat = Health +10
Fish + Fish = Health -10
Vegetable + Vegetable = No Effect
Grain + Grain = Health +10
Oil + Oil = No Effect
Milk + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Vegetable = Stamina +25
Meat + Fish = Health +10
Meat + Grain = Stamina +25
Meat + Oil = No Effect
Meat + Milk = Health -10
Meat + Liquor = Attack +3
Vegetable + Fish = Stamina +25
Vegetable + Grain = No Effect
Vegetable + Oil = Health +20
Vegetable + Milk = Health +10
Vegetable + Liquor = No Effect
Fish + Grain = No Effect
Fish + Oil = Health -10
Fish + Milk = Stamina -25
Fish + Liquor = Defense +5
Grain + Oil = No Effect
Grain + Milk = Health +10
Grain + Liquor = No Effect
Oil + Milk = Stamina -25
Oil + Liquor = No Effect
Milk + Liquor = No Effect
Liquor + Liquor = No Effect

Rook Room:

Food Key:
Cubesteak = Meat
Spicy Sausage = Meat
Spotted Onion = Vegetable
Ancorn = Vegetable
Young Potato = Vegetable
Mild Herb = Vegetable
Snake Salmon = Fish
Tuna Head = Fish
Hardtack = Grain
Sweetbug = Grain
Fruity Jam = Oil
Olive Paste = Oil
Dry Margarine = Milk
Aged Cheese = Milk
Milk Pop = Liquor

Combinations:
Meat + Meat = Health +20
Fish + Fish = Stamina +25
Vegetable + Vegetable = No Effect
Grain + Grain = Health +10
Oil + Oil = Health -10
Milk + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Vegetable = Health +10
Meat + Fish = Attack +3
Meat + Grain = Health +20
Meat + Oil = Health -10
Meat + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Liquor = Stamina -25
Vegetable + Fish = No Effect
Vegetable + Grain = No Effect
Vegetable + Oil = Defense +5
Vegetable + Milk = No Effect
Vegetable + Liquor = No Effect
Fish + Grain = Stamina +25
Fish + Oil = Health -10
Fish + Milk = No Effect
Fish + Liquor = Stamina -25
Grain + Oil = Defense +10
Grain + Milk = Health +10, Stamina +25
Grain + Liquor = Health +10
Oil + Milk = Health -10
Oil + Liquor = No Effect
Milk + Liquor = No Effect
Liquor + Liquor = No Effect

Bishop Room:

Food Key:
Jungle Ribs = Meat
Meatwagon = Meat
Wild Wonton = Meat
Cudgel Onion = Vegetable
Western Parsely = Vegetable
Sweet Mushroom = Vegetable
Snake Salmon = Fish
Horseshoe Crab = Fish
Octofest = Fish
Sweetbug = Grain
Warwheat = Grain
Fruity Jam = Oil
Buffalo Butter = Milk
Chili Cheese = Milk
Spicepop = Liquor

Combinations:
Meat + Meat = Health +20
Fish + Fish = Stamina +25
Vegetable + Vegetable = Health +10
Grain + Grain = No Effect
Oil + Oil = No Effect
Milk + Milk = Stamina -25
Meat + Vegetable = Attack +3
Meat + Fish = Stamina +25
Meat + Grain = No Effect
Meat + Oil = Stamina -25
Meat + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Liquor = Attack +5
Vegetable + Fish = Stamina +25
Vegetable + Grain = Health +10
Vegetable + Oil = Health -20
Vegetable + Milk = Defense +5
Vegetable + Liquor = No Effect
Fish + Grain = Stamina +25
Fish + Oil = Stamina -25
Fish + Milk = Health +30
Fish + Liquor = Health +10, Attack +3
Grain + Oil = Defense +10
Grain + Milk = No Effect
Grain + Liquor = Health -20
Oil + Milk = No Effect
Oil + Liquor = No Effect
Milk + Liquor = Stamina +25, Defense +5
Liquor + Liquor = No Effect

Queen Room:

Food Key:
Great Mutton = Meat
White Liver = Meat
Dragon Foot = Meat
Wild Wonton = Meat
Pinespice = Vegetable
Cannon Lettuce = Vegetable
Rare Onion - Vegetable
Tortoiseshell = Fish
King Squid = Fish
Queen Shrimp = Fish
Megabagel = Grain
Powerlad = Oil
Seafood Jam = Oil
Sirloin Egg = Milk
Panish = Liquor

Combination:
Meat + Meat = Health +30
Fish + Fish = Stamina +50
Vegetable + Vegetable = Health +10, Stamina +25
Grain + Grain = No Effect
Oil + Oil = Attack +3
Milk + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Vegetable = Attack +3
Meat + Fish = Health +10, Defense +5
Meat + Grain = No Effect
Meat + Oil = Attack +3
Meat + Milk = Health +40
Meat + Liquor = Health -40
Vegetable + Fish = Health +10
Vegetable + Grain = Stamina +50
Vegetable + Oil = No Effect
Vegetable + Milk = No Effect
Vegetable + Liquor = Health +40
Fish + Grain = Stamina +25, Defense +5
Fish + Oil = Defense +5
Fish + Milk = No Effect
Fish + Liquor = Stamina -25
Grain + Oil = Stamina +50
Grain + Milk = Attack +3, Defense +5
Grain + Liquor = No Effect
Oil + Milk = No Effect
Oil + Liquor = Stamina -50
Milk + Liquor = Health +20
Liquor + Liquor = No Effect

King Room:

Food Key:
Dragon Tail = Meat
Bigmeat = Meat
Dragon Head = Meat
King Turkey = Meat
King Truffle = Vegetable
Rare Onion - Vegetable
Fatty Tomato = Vegetable
Queen Shrimp = Fish
Foie Grande = Fish
Pink Caviar = Fish
Gold Rice = Grain
Pearlnut = Grain
Lifejam = Oil
Royale Cheese = Milk
Blessed Wine = Liquor

Combinations:
Meat + Meat = Health +30
Fish + Fish = Health +10, Stamina +25
Vegetable + Vegetable = Stamina +25
Grain + Grain = Defense +5
Oil + Oil = No Effect
Milk + Milk = No Effect
Meat + Vegetable = Attack +3
Meat + Fish = Health +30, Stamina +25
Meat + Grain = Attack +5
Meat + Oil = Stamina +50
Meat + Milk = Stamina +25, Defense +5
Meat + Liquor = Health +50, Attack +5
Vegetable + Fish = Defense +10
Vegetable + Grain = Stamina +25
Vegetable + Oil = No Effect
Vegetable + Milk = No Effect
Vegetable + Liquor = No Effect
Fish + Grain = Stamina +50
Fish + Oil = Stamina +50, Defense +5
Fish + Milk = No Effect
Fish + Liquor = Stamina +50, Defense +10
Grain + Oil = Health +50, Stamina +50
Grain + Milk = No Effect
Grain + Liquor = Health -50
Oil + Milk = Stamina -50
Oil + Liquor = No Effect
Milk + Liquor = Health +50, Stamina +50
Liquor + Liquor = No Effect





VIII)|========================================================================/
=====|=============================QUESTS====================================/
     |======================================================================/


And now we finally get a chance to move on towards the real goal,
questing!  In this section you will find the tips and tactics you
will need in your goal to be the very best of the best in the land
of Monster Hunter.

The section is set up so you can search by the Quest Level or even
the name of the specific quest you're looking for.  You can even check
by typing in what your goal is, i.e. "Slay the Rathalos".  And, as is
the same with the game, they go from Quest Level - 1 Star up to the
final batch, Quest Level - 5 Star.


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Quest Level - 1 Star

===============================================================================

1/5

Gathering Quest

Basics:  Finding Raw Meat

Reward: 50z
Contract: 0z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 1 Star

Goal Conditions: 
Deliver 2 pieces of Raw Meat

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Village Chief
First, a little trial.  Hunt down an Aptonoth and harvest the meat.  Deliver 2 
pieces of Raw Meat and you'll complete your first quest!

How to:
Starting off in camp, exit through the only exit in the area.  You'll end up in 
area 1, which has 3 exits, but in this area you will see large herbivorous 
dinosaurs.  

These are the Aptonoths.  Kill as many as you need to get 2 pieces of Raw Meat 
and return back to your camp and deposit them in the red supply chest.

Quest Completed!

2/5

Gathering Quest

Basics: Preparing Meat

Reward: 50z
Contact: 0z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 1 Star

Goal Conditions:
Deliver 1 Well-Done Steak

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requester: Village Chief
You can't eat Raw Meat!  You've got to cook it first!  I want you to barbecue 
some meat and bring a piece back to the camp!

How to:
Same thing as the first quest, exit the camp and go and kill an Aptonoth to get 
Raw Meat.  Return to the camp to get the portable spit if you didn't already 
get it before you headed out into the field.  

Use this to barbecue the meat.  To do this, let this music play completely, and 
after it is done after about a second or so the meat will change a brownish 
color, press X here to get a Well-Done Steak (You'll know when you got it 
because you'll hear a voice say "MMM...LOOKS TASTY!"

Return it to the red supply box.  

Quest Completed!

3/5

Gathering Quest

Basics: Searching for Items

Reward: 50z
Contact: 0z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 1 Star

Goal Conditions:
Deliver 2 Herbs and 1 Spiderweb.

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Village Chief
You can find all sorts of useful items during a hunt.  Search around and bring 
me 2 Herbs and 1 Spiderweb!

How to:
You can find your first items (the herbs) in many places.  The first place 
would be the first area, right next to the dung pile.  If you don't get any 
here, you can continue on into the various areas, such as area 2 and 3, and 
find them there.  It will appear as a plant with yellow-orange bulbs on it.  

Your Spiderweb can be found in area 6 at the top.  Climb all the way up and you 
will see a large spiderweb blocking a cave.  That's where you get them.

Return your gathered items back to the red supply box.

Quest Completed!

4/5

Gathering Quest

Basics: Combining Items

Reward: 50z
Contract: 0z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 1 Star

Goal Conditions: Deliver 2 Potions

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Village Chief
You can combine items to make new ones!  Start with the basics: a Potion!
You'll need a Blue Mushroom, and... Oh, what was the other....?

How to:
You'll need at least 2 Blue Mushrooms and 2 Herbs to make the 2 Potions.
You alreay know where to find the Herbs, so gather them.  

In area 3 you will find a rock with mushrooms coming out of it.  Gather there 
and you should get some Blue Mushrooms.  

Combine these items to make 2 Potions.

Once you have these, return them to the red supply chest.

Quest Completed!

5/5

Gathering Quest

Basics: Fishing

Reward: 50z
Contract: 0z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 1 Star

Goal Conditions: Deliver 1 Sushifish

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Village Chief
You can use the fish you catch in all sorts of ways!  Catch a Health-
restoring Sushifish and bring it back to the camp!

How to:
You'll need to take as many crickets and worms as you can hold from the
blue supply chest.  Once you've done that, head out into the field.  

Go to Zone 11 and you will see a cut-scene.  That is where you will find
the Sushifish.  

Once you catch one, return it to the red supply chest.

Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  You can also catch fish for easy money.  Try your hand at it.
        Catching a Golden Fish will net you an extra 760z, too.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!


Urgent Quest!

Hunting Quest

Your First Monster Hunt!

Reward: 200z
Contract: 100z

Time: 40 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 2 Stars

Goal Conditions: Slay 3 Velociprey

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Village Guard
HELP!  The children are being attacked by small, blue monsters called 
Velociprey!  3 of the beasts are outside!  Do something!

How to:
Take the healing items from the blue supply chest.  Head out to the first area. 
Once out there take the exit to the left.  You will see a cut-scene of your new 
friend; the Velociprey.  

You shouldn't have much trouble on them.  Just keep moving and don't let them 
jump.  Try and take them on by themselves if you have a weaker weapon and 
armor.  Once you kill them, try to take from them as soon as possible because
they fade fast.  

You can only get 1 carve from them (Velociprey Fang, Velociprey Hide, and 
Velociprey Scale).  Once you kill the 3rd one you will see a cut-scene and the 
quest is over.
  
Congratulations.

Quest Completed!


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Quest Level - 2 Star

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1/5

See Above Urgent Quest!

2/5

Gathering Quest

Mushroom Picking

Reward: 180z
Contract: 90z

Time: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

Special Conditions: None

Quest Level: 2 Star

Goal Conditions: Deliver 7 Special Mushroom

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor: Loving Sibling
I want to send some Special Mushrooms to my brother in town.  But there are too 
many monsters.  Please bring 7 Special Mushrooms to me.

How To:
This may seem like an easy quest, and for the most part it is, but the 
Bullfango make this a highly annoying quest.  You can gather Special Mushrooms 
from quite a few areas.  The first area to visit would be Area 8.  There are 3 
Bullfangos in this room so be careful and try to kill them one at a time.  

When that is completed, search the mushroom patch.  Next stop, Area 7.  Search 
behind the tree here and you should get a few Special Mushrooms.  In Area 6 
there is a spot next to the entrance where the Mosswine will sniff.  Between 
these bushes you will find more of these so-called "rare" Mushrooms.  And in 
Area 11, on the south side of the pond is another area where the Mosswine 
sniff.  As previously stated, that is where you'll find more Special Mushrooms. 

Return them to the red box and...

Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  You can deposit 6 of the Special Mushrooms and continue foraging for
        another 10 so you can reap the benefits of selling 9 of them.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

3/5

Gathering Quest

Present for the Armorer

Reward:  200z
Contract:  100z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  2 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 5 Kelbi Horns

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Veteran Armorer
The decorations on Bowguns have always been made from the horns of Kelbi.
But we're running out!  Can you bring 5 Kelbi Horns to me?

How To:
This is very simple.  All you need is a weapon and patience.  Head to Areas
2 and 3.  Here you can slay all the Kelbi you want.  Just exit and re-enter
to make them reappear.  

Once you kill the Kelbi, carve it and hope for a Kelbi Horn.  They aren't rare, 
so pretty much 75% of the time you'll get it.  Once you get 5 you can return 
them or continue hunting for supplies.

Quest Completed!

4/5

Gathering Quest

Help for the Festival

Reward:  180z
Contract:  90z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  2 star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 5 Well-Done Steaks

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Town Chief
I'm cooking for a big festival in the town.  But I'm running low on Well-Done
Steaks.  Can you bring me 5?

How To:
Another simple quest, just don't get used to them because soon they won't be 
so easy.  All you have to do is take the Portable Spit out of the supply box
and go to Area 1 and kill Aptonoth.  

Take the raw meat and cook it.  Not hard at all, now is it?  Now that you've 
made the Well-Done Steaks you have two choices.  You can either finish the 
quest or you can go out mining and gathering.  I would go with the later of the
two so you can get some new materials for better weapons and armor.

Deposit the steaks when you're done.

Quest Completed!

5/5

Gathering Quest

Raid the Wyvern's Nest

Reward:  350z
Contract:  100z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest And Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  2 star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 1 Wyvern Egg

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Local Doctor
One of the village people has fallen ill.  I need a Wyvern Egg to cure them.  
Please sneak into a nest and get an egg for me!

How To:
This is a carrying-type Gathering Quest.  Eventually you're going to hate
these because they get much harder and much more annoying.  This one
is rather easy, though.  

All you have to do is go into the nest in Area 5.  Hopefully Rathalos won't be 
in there.  First clear all the Aptonoths in Area 1 and the Velociprey in Area 2.
This ensures you a nice, clean path to run through. 

When you get an egg from the nest, you'll run at half speed.  Because of this, 
you'll want to max your stamina out with the rations or a Well-Done Steak.  Now
just run to the camp and deposit the egg.  

If done fast enough, you may not even have to see the Rathalos.  If you do, you 
should paintball it and wait for it to stay out of your way.

Quest Completed!

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Quest Level - 3 Star

===============================================================================

1/8

Urgent Quest
Hunting Quest

The Formidable Velocidrome!

Reward:  400z
Contract:  150z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 1 Velocidrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Young Guardsman
After you killed those Velociprey, their leader showed up!  It's bigger, and
it has an orange crest.  Find it and kill it!

How To:
This is where it starts to get a little tough for some people.  The 
Velocidrome appears in Area 10 the first time you do it (As an Urgent Quest)
only.  Subsequent playing the Velocidrome hunts out the player rather than 
being in Area 10 right at the start.  

Mine and gather everything you need before going to Area 10.  Also note that 
you'll learn to love flash bombs.  When you first enter Area 10 you'll witness 
a cut-scene of the Velocidrome.  Looks tough.  The Velocidrome will release a 
roar that will bring forth many Velociprey.  

Use the flash bombs and they'll be stunned and you can go straight for the 
Velocidrome witout being bothered (See why you'll learn to love them?).  When 
it has half health the monster will try to flee, prevent this.  If you cannot, 
run through the exit it uses and slay it there.  

When it is dead, quickly carve it twice.  It's parts can be sold for money or 
kept for making weapons.

Quest Completed!

2/8

Hunting Quest

Slay the Velociprey!

Reward:  300z
Contract:  130z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 10 Velociprey

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Proud Farmer
A pack of 10 Velociprey have been praying on my cows!  They're too much for
me to handle.  Please get rid of them for me!

How To:
There are many Velociprey throughout this quest.  There's really no how to
on this quest.  You just find them out and kill the little buggers.  

Four of them reside in Area 5 and that's almost half of your requirements so 
that's a good start.  Once you kill 10 you'll get the message...

Quest Completed!


3/8

Gathering Quest

The Musthroom Hunt!

Reward:  300z
Contract:  150z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Jungle Zone

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 10 Special Mushrooms

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Botanist
I finally made it!  I have traveled long and far to find rare mushrooms.  I
need 10 Special Mushrooms for my research.  Please find them!

How To:
To find the mushrooms, make sure you watch where the pigs sniff.  You can find 
them in Zone 2 in front of the idol.  Other areas include:  Area 4 in the 
clearing between the thick underbrush, Area 8 just to the right of the entrance 
to Area 9, Area 9 by the rocks right at the entrance, and Area 10 in the center 
rock.  

If you want extra money you can deposit 9 of them and gather more.  Also for 
free Kut-Ku scales go to Area 6.  There is a ledge with wyvern eggshells.  Just 
to the left of that is a bare area.  Gather there and you can get up to 5 
Kut-Ku Scales!  Talk about easy money.  When you're done just deliver them to 
the red box.

Quest Completed!

4/8

Hunting Quest

Slay the Yian Kut-Ku!

Reward:  900z
Contract:  200z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Yian Ku-Ku

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Macho Guardsman
A bird-like Yian Kut-Ku is attacking people all over the place.  Show me what
you're made of by taking it out!

How To:
Congratulations on making it this far.  This is your first of many wyvern 
fights.  Inexperienced players will like to take precaution.  Make sure you have
at least a decent set of armor, such as Velociprey.

Now bring 10 Potions as well as Mega Potions if you have them.  Bring some trap 
tools, pitfall trap, and net and Lg Barrel Bombs.  Now head off to Area 3 to 
meet him.  

Make a pitfall trap in the narrow middle section of Area 3.  Place two Lg 
Barrel Bombs here.  Coax the Kut-Ku into the trap and set the bombs off with a 
Sm Barrel-Bomb.  Just be careful to get out of there before they blow!  Using 
flash bombs on him cause blindness, so also use this to your advantage.  Your 
best choices on where to hit the Kut-Ku are his wings, face, and legs.  After 
taking enough damage the creature's ears fold up on the top of his head.  This 
is your clue that he's going to start limping.  

Keep attacking him until he heads to the next area (Area 4).  Once he flees, 
if you haven't killed him yet, follow him.  In the next area look for the 
shadow on the ground where he is going to land.  Place a Pitfall Trap right 
there.  The creature will land and instantly fall into the trap. Place bombs 
there if you have the time and blow him up.  If not, just slice at him or 
shoot him.

You can kill him here if you're lucky, but if not he will head to Area 5 where 
he will attempt to rest and regain health.  Try to make it there before he goes 
to sleep.  Keep attacking and remember to heal when your health falls to less 
than half health.  

Eventually the creature will fall to your weapon. Now you can carve it 3 times 
in the minute that you have left before heading back to town.

Quest Completed!

5/8

Hunting Quest

Jungle Menace

Reward:  950z
Contract:  200z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Jungle

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Yian Kut-Ku

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Jungle Envoy
My village is under attack by a large-eared, bird-like monster.  I hear that 
it's sensitive to noise.  Please slay it for us!

How To:
Follow the previous quests preparations and tactics.  The only difference
is that this quest takes place in the Jungle, where visibility is poor.

The creature starts off in Area 2.  Paintball him to find out where he
goes from there. Following the above strategy you will eventually kill it.

Carve it up 3 times.

Quest Completed!

6/8

Gathering Quest

Liver of Legend!

Reward:  600z
Contract:  150z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 3 Piscine Livers

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Foreign Peddler
I deal in rare items that I find in the desert.  I've got a buyer for Water
Wyvern and Sand Wyvern livers.  Deliver 3 livers to me!

How To:
This quest is tough.  The Cephalos, the sand wyverns that loosely resemble
sharks, are in Area 2 and Area 7.  These are where you get your Piscine 
Livers. Focus only on the quest, no side mining.  This can be one lengthy 
quest if you don't have the necessary materials.  

Bring along plenty of Sonic Bombs if you have them.  Cephalos hate them and are 
instantly brought to the surface when one is thrown at them.  This is when you 
attack them.  If you don't have any, attack the fins as they "swim" by you.  
This usually prompts them to leap onto land in pain.  

Attack the creatures as much as you can before they get up.  If it is to tail 
swing, you're in luck.  It ALWAYS twists to the left.  Just roll out of the way.
When you kill one you have almost a 60% chance to carve the liver, which means 
you may not always get one.

If you're a gunner, you'll want to assault the Cephalos with Pellets, Crags, 
and Clusts to get them out of the ground.  

When you deliver 3 livers the quest is over.

Quest Completed!

7/8

Gathering Quest

Find the Wyvern Eggs!

Reward:  800z
Contract:  200z

Time:  30 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 2 Wyvern Eggs

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Local Doctor
One of the village people has fallen ill.  With 2 Wyvern Eggs I could make a 
remedy.  Please get me 2 eggs from a wyvern's nest!

How To:
Use the same strategy in the previous egg hunting quest except for some changes.
The Velociprey reappear as you get your first egg.  The best way to work around 
this is simple.  

Walk out of the nest and drop the egg.  Now head through Areas 5, 3, 2, and 1 
and slay all monsters that are in your way.  Now head back to the nest and get
another egg.  

Return it to the camp and get another and do the same.  Repetitive, I know but
you've gotta do it to become the Hero of Kokoto!

Quest Completed!


*Edit*
I've been getting a lot of e-mails about people that were confused about
this so I'll clarify.  Taking an egg out of the nest and dropping it
will cause new spawns in the areas mentioned above and if you kill them
no more will come back, providing a clear path.  The egg will break
so you'll have to go back and get a new one.  I hope this clarifies it
for those who didn't understand.
*Edit*

8/8

Hunting Quest

Trouble in the Forest

Reward:  450z
Contract:  150z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  3 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 10 Bullfango

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Lumberjack
These boar-monsters, the Bullfango, have been a lot of trouble lately.  Can you
thin the herd by 10 head?  Much obliged.

How To:
You can find the Bullfango in Areas 8, 9, and 10.  Since there are so many 
Bullfango in the same areas it can be very deadly.   Instead of attempting to
kill them, run around and let them hurt themselves.

You can pick off at the stragglers and eventually you'll be able to clear the
area without sustaining too much damage.  When one area is clear move onto the
next repeating the same pattern, never staying immobile.  After this quest 
you'll hate Bullfango forever, trust me.

Quest Completed!


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Quest Level - 4 Star

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1/10

Urgent Quest
Hunting Quest

The Land Shark

Reward:  1200z
Contract:  250z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Condition:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Cephadrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Town Chief
Our pack-animals were eaten by something in the desert.  But nobody actually 
saw the monsters attack!  Find and slay the alpha monster!

How To:
This quest will test your patience.  It took me a while to get the hang of this
creature and be able to make the quest go in a breeze.  First things's first, 
here's a list of supplies you should bring:
-Sonic Bombs
-Screamers
-Gunpowder
-Lg Barrel-Bombs
-Sm Barrel-Bombs
-Lg Barrels
-Combo books
-Cool Drinks

The reason for having the Screamers and Gunpowder is so you can make more Sonic
Bombs when you run out.  The Lg Barrels and the Gunpowder is also for when you
run out of Lg-Barrel Bombs.  The Book of Combos that you should bring with you
will help you out so that you don't make Garbage.  What use would that 
Garbage be?

The Cephadrome starts off in Area 7.  You'll see a short cut-scene involving it,
so you know it'll be there.  Make sure you paintball it because it will leave 
the area if you die or when it is weakened.  When it goes under the sand, toss
one of the Sonic Bombs at it and it should pop up out of the sand.  Now you 
have two choices to make here.  

You can either attack it as it is defensless and wriggling about on the sand,
or you could set up those Lg-Barrel Bombs around it and detonate them with the
Sm-Barrel Bomb (which inflicts a great deal of damage).  Whatever you chose to
do, you can continue to dothat until the creature dies, or flees.  

When it is weak and needs to rest it will head to Area 3.  When it does that
you're very close to slaying it.  When it is resting in Area 3 you again have
the same two choices.  Either way, the creature willeventually die.

Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  Stay close to the legs of the Cephadrome to avoid 
        most of the damage.  When it starts to do its tail swing,
        roll towards its head and you will hopefully not get hit
        by its tail.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

2/10

Hunting Quest

Catch A Yian Kut-Ku

Reward:  1000z
Contract:  220z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Capture the Yian Kut-Ku

Fail Conditions:
If you kill the Yian Kut-Ku
Reward Zero
Time oVer

Requestor:  Stern Scholar
I would like you to find and capture a Yian Kut-Ku alive.  I suggest using a 
Pitfall Trap.  Good luck, and thanks in advance!

How To:
First thing is first, bring a Pitfall Trap.  If you do not have the materials 
to combine to make one, no sweat.  The quest provides you with the Trap Tool, 
so just head over to Area 6 and get the materials (Ivy and Spiderweb) and 
combine them to make the Net.  Now combine the Net with the Trap Tool and there
you have your Pitfall Trap.  Now on with the quest...

This quest is simple.  Use the strategy previously posted for the Yian Kut-Ku.
The only difference is this:  when the Yian Kut-Ku's ears go back, STOP 
ATTACKING!  At this point you should run to Area 4 and wait for the Kut-Ku.
When you see its shadow on the ground quickly run and place the Pitfall Trap 
down there.  

If done properly, you will have set up the trap and the Kut-Ku will land in the
trap and you don't have to worry about luring it anywhere.  Now throw your 
Tranq Bombs at it and after 2 hits it should fall asleep.  Now across the 
screen you should see it say "Target Monster Captured" or something like that.

If it doesn't, then you didn't weaken the Kut-Ku enough.  In this case, start 
attacking it some more and try again.  But if you attacked it until his ears 
fell back then you shouldn't have this problem.

Quest Completed!


3/10

Hunting Quest

Slay the Velociprey Pack!

Reward:  500z
Contract:  200z

Time:  20 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 20 Velociprey

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Proud Farmer
I had you kill those 10 Velociprey, but now they're back!  There's 20 of them 
this time.  Please take care of it for me, hunter!

How To:
This quest, you'll want to neglect searching for items or mining.  With 20 
minutes to do the quest, it's not going to be easy when you factor in mining.
Stick to the Velociprey.  

They're in Areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10.  It's best to do it in that order as
well, because the ones that appear in 10 are usually the last ones and they 
keep coming until you meet your quota (I think at least; they always have for 
me).  

When you cut the last one, watch the beautiful cutscene and feel proud that you
just completed another quest.

Quest Completed!

4/10

Hunting Quest

Velocidrome Redux!

Reward:  600z
Contract:  220z

Time:  30 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Specal Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 2 Velocidrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Young Guardsman
Another Velocidrome has shown up.  Please take care of it for me.  Wyverns have
also been sighted nearby, so be very careful.

How To:
As mentioned in the above quest, time is of the essence.  You do not want to 
waste it in this quest.  Also from the Quest info you can come to the 
conclusion that there is a wyvern here.  There's usually one in all of the 
Velociprey missions, but this one seems to be looking for... yep you guessed 
it:  you.  

It's a Rathalos, so avoid it at all costs, especially with the time constraint.
The first Velocidrome should be in Area 3 by the time you get there.  Paintball 
it and start slaying it.  If Rathalos comes into the area, try to avoid it as 
best as you can, and if that's not possible, pull back and let the Velocidrome
leave the area.  

After you kill that Velocidrome, get your 2 carves and head to Area 10.  That
is the spawning spot for the Velocidromes so all you have to do is wait for the 
other.  Eventually it appears and all you have to do is repeat the above 
mentioned steps.

Quest Completed!

5/10

Gathering Quest

Bring Me Eggs!

Reward:  1500z
Contract:  200z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 3 Herbivore Eggs

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  The Lady Gourmet
I search the world for new tastes and flavors.  Now I want to try Apceros Eggs.
Let's start with 3.  Thanks in advance!

How To:
Well there's no simple way around me saying this, so I will be blunt:  I HATE
THIS QUEST!  I'm sure after playing it you will be able to say the same thing.
There's nothing fun about it.  

Items needed:
3 Cool Drinks
5 Mega Juices (you may actually use all of them)
or
5 Power Juices
10 Well-Done Steaks (If you have them really)
Patience
5 Flash Bombs

Okay, you're gonna have to head straight to Area 8.When you get in the cave 
you'll notice the Apceros keep on coming back.  Flash the Apceros until they 
are stunned and grab an egg and go out into Area 7 and drop it.  

Go through Area 7 and slayall the Genprey (Can't be done in Area 2).  You can't
get rid of the Cephalos, but this shouldn't really be a problem.  

Once you're finished with that, head back to the cave and slay the Apceros.  
They will no longer return to the cave.  Use one of the Power/Mega Juices and 
pick up an egg.  Now run as fast as your little hunter legs can carry you.
  
Stick to the Southern wall as you go from Area 8 -> Area 7 -> Area 2 -> Camp.
You'll have to do this three times, so good luck.  When you drop off that last
egg you'll be happy to know one thing, you can get Commendations from this 
quest.

Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  You can run into the cave in Area 2 if the Genprey are too close to
        you.  Doing this, resets there positions and you can easily run through
        without fear of being attacked.  Keep at the zig zag pattern though,
        just in case.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!


6/10

Hunting Quest

Attack of the Giant Bugs!

Reward:  400z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Jungle

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 30 Vespoid

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Jungle Envoy
My village is under attack by a swarm of 30 bug monsters.  Please help!  
They're weak individually, but formidable in a group.

How To:
This is a simple quest.  You'll look back and laugh when you see this quest on 
your list.  All you have to do is kill all the Vespoids in an area and if no 
more appear... move on to the next.  

In these areas you may run into creatures walking on the ground.  These are
Hornetaur and should be avoided if you just want to clear the quest.  The 
Vespoids can be found in areas 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10.  Once you kill the 30th 
one the quest is done.  Not bad at all.

However, if you want to get the carves off of the creatures, you're gonna want
to bring along a poison weapon.  Just hit it until the creature has the poison
status inflicted, at this point just hang back and wait for it to drop.  When
it dies of the poison, it will fall onto the ground and you can carve up the
remains.

Quest Completed!

7/10

Hunting Quest

Slay the Genprey!

Reward:  600z
Contract:  200z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 20 Genprey

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Injured Soldier
I'm too injured to go on.  I'd like you to find and kill 20 Genprey in the swamp
for me.  Watch out, they can paralyze you...!

How To:
Genprey are just like Velociprey, just have more health and now pose a 
different danger:  paralysis.  Don't worry, they still have the same AI so they
aren't hard at all.  The only problem that you really have to face is the fact
that you are in the Swamp and there are packs of the annoying creatures.  

The Swamp has limited visibility due to fog in most of the areas.  However, 
it's much easier to see than if you were trying to see through the thick 
foliage in the Jungle.  The quest ends when you slay the last one, as it always
does.  Just keep on your feet and try to hit multiple Genprey at once to get
the quest to go by as fast as possible.

Quest Compelted!

8/10

Hunting Quest

Slay the Gendrome!

Reward:  800z
Contract:  250z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 2 Gendrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Ambitious Noble
My caravans are being hit by Genprey.  2 Gendrome are leading the pack.  Kill 
them and make the roads safe again for all!

How To:
This quest is very similar to the Velocidrome quest.  The only major difference
is that the Gendrome can paralyze and have more health.  Try to attack them 
from behind to avoid their devastating paralyzing leaps.  

They usually summon 2-4 Genprey to help them in defending themselves from 
hunters such as yourself.  When one Gendrome goes down the other will spawn 
within a few minutes.  It will spawn in Area 8.  

There is also a Gypceros that flies from area to area.  You can slay it if you 
wanted, but that's up to you and you alone.  If you're not gonna kill it, 
paintball it so you can travel safely from area to area.  

Use the same tactic on the second Gendrome that you used on the first one and
the quest will be rather short.

Quest Completed!

9/10

Hunting Quest

Ioprey Hunting

Reward:  700z
Contract:  220z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Jungle

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 20 Ioprey

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Mine Owner
We encountered a huge Ioprey nest in a deep tunnel!  We can't continue working 
unless you kill 20 of them for us!

How To:
You will soon learn to hate these creatures.  They are utterly annoying and 
rather difficult to slay, being that they are the hardest to slay of the preys. 
They will attack much more frequently, often using their poison spit.  Bring 
plenty of Antidotes with you on this one.  They can be found all throughout the
Jungle, even in the caves at 9 and 10.  

This is one quest where you'll want it just to be over with.  Whatever you do,
do not get surrounded by these creatures.  You will learn to regret it.  Slay
the 20 required and everything is done.

I personally wouldn't recommend mining on this quest since it is aggravating.
Just stick to the task.

Quest Completed!

10/10

Hunting Quest

Slay the Gypceros!

Reward:  1400z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  4 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Gypceros

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Guarded Merchant
I saw a gigantic bird-like monster deep in the swamp! I can't do business with
a thing like that in there!  Please find it and kill it!

How To:
Oh, look at that.  Your second wyvern in your quest to become the Hero of
Kokoto!  No doubt you've seen it many times on your quests.  It is an
interesting looking wyvern who has a foul temper.  His tactics are very 
similar to a Yian Kut-Ku but he's more difficult.  He also has a poison breath
attack rather than a flame attack, making him more formidable.  Try to avoid
this at all costs.  

Also, there are 3 other things that need to be addressed before you even start
to fight him:

1)  When close to dying he will fake his own death.  Do not
    go near him if you want to live.  Instead, throw stones
    or Paintballs or other throwable items at him to wake him
    up.

2)  He has a crystal on his head that becomes active when 
    dealt enough damage.  Once this crystal is active, he will
    use a flash attack that will cause you to be knocked out.
    If he hits you with this, just rotate your left analog stick
    as fast as you can to get out of it.  If you aim at this 
    crystal, you can break it off which will help you a great deal.

3)  He can steal your items.  And on top of that, you can't get the
    items he steals back.  Be very wary of this.

Now since this quest is a lot more challenging you might want to bring
a few items along:

1 Pitfall Trap
2 Trap Tools
2+ Nets
Lg-Barrel Bombs
Sm-Barrel Bombs
Large Barrels
Gunpowder
10 Potions
10 Mega Potions (if you have them)
10 Antidotes
Paintballs

Usually the Gypceros starts in Area 2.  If he is not there, look around in the
other areas, specifically Area 4, 5, 9, and 10.  Try to mark him with the
Paintball before you actually start fighting it.  Traps can  only be used in
specific areas due to the marsh-like swamps.  If it goes to one of these areas,
set up Lg-Barrel Bombs and lure the creature to  charge at you.  

Sometimes it will hit the bombs and BOOM!  Right in his face, too.  When it
goes to an area where you can lay down the Pitfall Trap, put it under his
shadow as he's landing.  If you do it in time, you won't even have to worry
about luring him anywhere as he will land right in it.  

Once he's trapped put more Lg-Barrel Bombs around him and set them off with a
Sm-Barrel Bomb.  You won't regret wasting the bombs at all.  If his eyes light
up and the crystal is exposed, here comes the flash attack!  If you have a
weapon that has the guard function, press R1 and block it.  

Eventually the creature will fake its death.  This is your biggest hint that it
is in fact close to departing from this world.  Stay away from the creature if
the Quest Clear message doesn't appear and attack it once it gets up.  You'll
kill it soon when that happens.  Get your three carves when you're done. 
Great Job!

Quest Completed!


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Quest Level - 5 Star

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1/10

Hunting Quest
Urgent Quest

Attack of the Rathalos

Reward:  2250z
Contract:  500z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Rathalos

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Proud Soldier
It cannot be... But.  My entire warband was wiped out by a wyvern.  Now all
rests upon your shoulders, monster hunter!  Slay it!

How To:
... Uh oh.  Here's where things get a little difficult.  Well let's change that,
make that really difficult, especially to those with no experience.  Luckily I
have a nice little strategy that I was given permission to use.  This strategy
is courtesy of cloudstrife8 from the GameFAQs boards and is quoted word for
word (and lucky for you it covers all weapon types):

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  This strategy is for both Rathalos and Rathian.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

Has anyone noticed that all you have to do to beat Rathalos or Rathian, with
any armor and a halfway decent weapon (Not just Great Sword, although I do not
recommend a hammer to fight Rath wyverns...), is to attack with intelligence.
Learn to block efficiently and attack from the right angle. 

Here is a perfect example of how to take on a Rath wyvern, even naked:


Dodge his run attack, always.  Do NOT attack when he is about to run.  You can
tell the difference between a Run attack and Fireball attack by his/her turning
speed. 

Run = Fast turn speed, 2 turns towards you.

Fireball = Slow turn speed, 2 turns towards you.

When he/she does his/her fireball, run up to the side of his/her head and do
the slash with your weapon.  He/she will be dizzied.  With timing and a halfway
decent Great Sword, you can keep him/her in a dizzy loop indefinitely.

If you can't seem to get the dizzy loop down, don't get hit overusing it with
bad timing.  Just roll in front of it and block.  While you are blocking notice
his next movements. 

He/she has 5 attack choices at that time: 

Run straight forward (which you will have blocked) 

Turn around to hit offensively with tail (Turn towards the direction the tail
is coming in and you will always block it) 

Do the bite attack (which you will have blocked)

Leap backwards and shoot the fireball (which you will have blocked) 
** Rathalos Only **

Step backwards twice and backflip (which you will have blocked) 
** Rathian Only **

He/she has 4 non - offensive choices as well: 

Fly straight into the air.

Crane neck upwards and roar.  This does not stun you.

Extend neck forward and roar.  This makes you cringe and hold your ears.
Although if you were blocking like I said, that won't happen, and you will be
prepared for the next attack.

Leap backwards and land, but without the fireball 
**Rathian Only**

I strongly suggest not trying for the tail until you learn how to block and
attack efficiently.

By the way, you might have noticed I never mentioned getting under the Rath and
attacking from there.  That is simply because it's hard to read their movements
from there, and will get you hit often. 

Also, this is not ONLY for new players, as I have noticed a large amount of
HR 20 players online who just can't seem to avoid using 10 potions and 10 mega
potions fighting a Rathalos/Ian, and who seem to disregard the existence of R1. 

On the Forest and Hills map, Rathalos uses areas 6, 5, 4, 3, 9, and 10. 

He wont stay in 5 unless he is limping, at which time he falls asleep.

He most likely won't stay in 6 long either, as he lands at the top of the
mountain near the entrance to area 5.

He eats at 9 and drinks at 10. 

3 and 4 are where you most likely will fight the most.

Pay attention to his damage.  If he limps then you know to go to 5.  If you've
damaged him a lot but he's not limping yet, check 9 and 10 first.  If you
haven't found him yet, check 6, 4, and 10 first.

I forgot to mention the procedure in using a weapon with block absent.  Duals
can use the dizzy combo as well, but it takes practice to keep the combo from
going into the frames after he shakes free of the dizzyness.  The best thing
to do is wait for him/her to set the fireball attack, and run to the side of
the head.  Use R1 and press left/right on the right analog stick, which does
the cyclone-ish attack where you spin twice with your duals slightly upward.
This is strong enough to dizzy Rathalos/Ian and short enough to repeat in time
to keep the combo going.

Hammers...

The best thing to do for the dizzy combo is to basically wait for the fireball
attack, charge R1, then use the STATIONARY POUND, not the spin attack, to dizzy
it once.  I have to research the timing of hammer moves and the lag after the
ground pound, but I will post my findings here. 

By the way, the Lance is the most precision weapon this game has, and learning
the timing of the backstep/sidestep/block combination will consistantly save
your life.

All the above, as previously mentioned, courtesy of Cloudstrife8.

Quest Completed!


!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!
*Note:  You can now pull the sword out of the tree behind
        your house.

        The Sword is the Hero's Blade and can be upgraded
        once more into the Master's Blade.  It is one of 
        the best Sword and Shield weapons in the game.
!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

2/10

Capture Quest

Catch a Rathalos

Reward:  2500z
Contract:  500z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Capture the Rathalos

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Selfish Princess
I'm keeping that wyvern as a pet!  So hands off!  Now I want a male wyvern.
And I want it ALIVE, OK?

How To:
See above Stategy except with some slight modifications.  When the Rathalos
starts limping, DO NOT ATTACK IT.  Head straight to Area 4 (if he starts
limping in 3) or Area 5 (if he starts limping in Area 4).  

When you see the shadow of the Rathalos, place the Pitfall Trap there.  You
won't have to coax him into the trap this way and he'll just fall right in.
Throw your Tranq Bombs with extreme accuracy.  You do not want to waste these.
It usually takes about 2 to put him to sleep.  If done correctly, it will tell
you that all requested monsters have been captured.

Also, just because it says "hands off!" doesn't mean you can't cut off his
tail, face armor, and wing claws.  So do that if you want a carve and extra
items.

Quest Completed!

3/10

Gathering Quest

Deliver Three Wyvern Eggs

Reward:  2000z
Contract:  300z

Time:  30 Minutes
Area:  Forest and Hills

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 3 Wyvern Eggs

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  The Lady Gourmet
I travel the world for new tastes and flavors.  Now I want to try the egg of a
wyvern.  Please bring me 3 Wyvern Eggs!

How To:
This is identical to the "Find the Wyvern Eggs!" quest that falls under the
category of 3 star quests.  Your only difference is that you're given 3 eggs to
deliver and only 30 minutes to do so.  

It's really not that bad.  Again, head up to the nest in Area 5, pick up an egg
and carry it out of the cave.  Drop the egg and prepare to clear out the areas.
Clear out area 6, 5, 3, 2, 1.  Now if you see the Rathalos, Paintball it to
make your life a little bit easier.  

Drink a Mega Juice/Power Juice and go out the path that doesn't have Rathalos
(4,3,2,1 or 6,2,1).  Personally I think the 4,3,2,1 path is a lot easier, but
do what you can.  You better hurry though, you only have 30 minutes.  Repeat
the process outlined about until all eggs are delivered.

Quest Completed!

4/10

Hunting Quest

Gendrome Redux!

Reward:  1100z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 3 Gendrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Desert Lord
A pack of monsters led by 3 Gendrome is causing trouble for us.  Please hunt
down and slay the 3 Gendrome.

How To:
This quest is very similar to the 4 Star Gendrome quest.  The only main
difference being the fact that there are 3 Gendromes now and that you are in
the Desert Zone.  

Refer to the "Slay the Gendrome!" 4 Star quest for further tactics.  After
having killed a Rathalos, this quest shouldn't be too difficult.

Quest Completed!

5/10

Hunting Quest

Fang of the Iodrome!

Reward:  1200z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Jungle

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay 3 Iodrome

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Jungle Envoy
My village is under attack by a pack of Ioprey.  The pack is led by 3 alpha
monsters.  Slay the poison-filled creatures for us!

How To:
A new enemy appears; the dreaded Iodrome.  These are the hardest of ALL the
raptor type creatures.  The tactics required to fight them is the same as a
Velocidrome and Gendrome, except these have much higher health and have a
poison spit attack.  

You're gonna want to bring 10 Antidotes as well as Blue Mushrooms and Antidote
Herbs to combine to make more throughout the quest.  The Iodrome love to use
their poison attack.  Do not get surrounded by the creatures or it will spell
out your certain doom.  

The first Iodrome is usually in Area 1.  The spawning spot, however, is Area 2
so wait there for the new Iodromes to appear after you kill them.  Good luck!

Quest Completed!


6/10

Hunting Quest

Water Wyvern in the Desert

Reward:  1400z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Plesioth

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Proud Hunter
I found a giant Water Wyvern in a cave in the desert!  I can't defeat it
because it stays underwater.  Slay it and the credit's yours!

How To:
Another difficult wyvern quest.  At this point in the game you're blasted with
new wyverns and wyvern quests to complete.  The Plesioth is no simple task. 
Bring the following:

3 Hot Drinks
10 Sonic Bombs
Gunpowder
Screamers (to combine with the gunpowder to make more Sonic Bombs)
Lg-Barrel Bombs
Sm-Barrel Bombs
Pitfall Trap
Trap Tools
Nets
Frogs

You're also gonna want good Water Resistant armor as well as a good Lightning
elemental weapon.  If you have neither, no worries.  This quest can still be
conquered.

Yep, for this quest you're gonna want your Frogs.  If you have none, you can
find them in Area 4 at a rock close to the water.  Gather as many as you can
and head into the cave known as Area 5.  You'll get a nice opening of the
dreadful Plesioth.  

Kill all the Genprey that reside in the cave and set up a Pitfall Trap.  You
know the drill, put Lg-Barrel Bombs around the Pitfall Trap.  Head over to the
water where the creature is swimming around and gather its attention.  When it 
rears up out of the water to attack hurl a Sonic Bomb at it and it'll eject 
itself out of the water and flop around vulnerably on the land.  This is your
chance.  

Aim for the head if you can and if not, attack its body.  When it stands up,
stay close to its feet and attack it from there.  If it uses its tackle attack,
try to dodge away from it as it is extremely powerful, and may kill you
in only 1 or 2 hits.  Make sure it gets into that Pitfall Trap you layed down
for it.  Once it does, detonate the bombs with a Sm-Barrel Bomb.  The Plesioth
is bound to re-enter the water now.  

If it goes to the back of the cave (you'll know if it does even if you haven't
paintballed it because the eye icon will disappear although the Plesioth
doesn't leave the area) you'll need to lure it out.  It's now that you fish
with a frog.  Eventually the Plesioth will make its way over to you and pull at
your line.  Press X to get a cutscene of you fighting for it on your pole. 

Eventually it'll be pulled out of the water and right onto land.  Again attack
it while it is temporarily weakened.  Eventually you will notice the fin on his
head and back will collapse.  That is your sign that the Plesioth is dying.  
Continue attacking it and it will fall over dead, and you will reign in 
triumph.

You can carve it 4 times.

Quest Completed!

7/10

Hunting Quest

Basarios:  Unseen Peril

Reward:  1400z
Contract:  300z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Volcano

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Basarios

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Survivor
A wyvern attacked my expedition from out of the blue in the volcanic zone.
Where did it come from?  Please slay it!

How To:
Basarios is really a pushover.  He's really not all that difficult, but he may
be for those who have not fought him countless times.  Well, that's where a
guide like this comes in handy.  You're gonna need quite a few items to be
prepared for this quest:

10 Antidotes
10 Blue Mushrooms
10 Antidote Herbs
Lg-Barrel Bombs
Sm-Barrel Bombs
Gunpowder
Large Barrels
20 Whetstones
Pitfall Trap
Trap Tools
Nets

The Basarios ALWAYS appears in Area 2 and always remains there. You will notice
one of the rocks in the center seems out of place and a little different.
That's your Basarios.  Set up a Pitfall Trap in the center of the area and
place your Lg-Barrel Bombs around it.  Get close to the Basarios and throw a
Paintball at it.  

It should shake and come up out of the ground.  If it doesn't, well then you
didn't find the right one.  Get the Basarios to charge into your Pitfall Trap
and detonate the Lg-Barrel Bombs.  That should do a good amount of damage to
him.  

Now as you look around the area you'll see some odd-looking rocks that stand by
themselves, but don't loom too tall.  These are flint stones.  Get the Basarios
to charge into these to cause them to explode and deal great amounts of damage.
Also lead it to crash into walls so you can cut off its tail for an extra carve.
Repeat the same strategy again with the Pitfall Traps until you have no more or
the creature dies.  

If you run out of the traps, you will have to resort to dodging its attacks and
striking at its chest, which will break away and show you the raw meat of his
body.  That's where you should be focusing your attacks!  

When it's close to dying it will start to use a new attack:  the beam attack.
This attack deals massive damage and covers a wide area in front of him.
Avoid this at all costs.  Also, when you get too close to the Basarios it will
use an attack that unleashes a poison cloud.  When all is said and done, you
will get 3 carves from the Basarios and a lot of them will be Machalite Ore so
it's very well worth the effort.

Quest Completed!


*Edit*
I received a tip from someone who had read my guide, and it's a good one so I
will include it.  Instead of placing the bombs in the pitfall traps, you have
an alternate method.  You can place two of them at a flint stone and coax
Basarios into charging into it, dealing more damage.  You can kill him a lot
faster using this method (and I've tested it out to prove it).

Thanks goes to Connor Herrington for that one.
*Edit*

8/10

Hunting Quest

Queen of the Desert

Reward:  1800z
Contract:  350z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Rathian

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Influential Noble
I have traveled far to find a hunter capable of ridding my lands of a
troublesome wyvern.  Please defeat the Rathian for us.

How To:
Strategy for the Rathian is listed under the 5 Star Quest "Attack of the
Rathalos."  Hit Ctrl + F and copy/paste the quest name in to find it easier.
Follow the same strategy listed there.

Quest Completed!

9/10

Hunting Quest

Slay the Rathian!

Reward:  1900z
Contract:  350z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Rathian

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Charitable Man
The monsters in the swamp zone are out of control, the Rathian in particular.
I want you to hunt one down.  Casualties are spiraling!

How To:
Strategy for the Rathian is listed under the 5 Star Quest "Attack of the
Rathalos."  Hit Ctrl + F and copy/paste the quest name in to find it easier.
Follow the same strategy listed there.

Quest Completed!


10/10

Hunting Quest
Urgent Quest

Horn of the Monoblos

Reward:  3400z
Contract:  800z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Monoblos

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Royal Envoy
Rumor has it the hunters here are among the best.  A Monoblos has laid our
soldiers low.  Now we need your help.  Slay it for us!

How To:
You're in for a nice, long fight here.  The Monoblos is more vicious than even
the Rathalos, but if you can best a Rathalos, you can surely best this menace.
Bring the usual:

10 Sonic Bombs
Screamers (as many as you have)
Gunpowder (as many as you have)
Lg-Barrel Bombs
Large Barrels

Now head over to Area 10 where you will witness a cutscene involving this
fearsome monster.  Notice the striking Crimson Horn on his face?  Yeah, you're
gonna want to knock that off of him because you get it 100% if you cut if off
his face.  

What you want to do is Paintball it right off the bat, that way he can't
surprise you when he cruises through the ground to jump and attack you.  This
is where your Sonic Bombs come in handy.  When you see the Monoblos burying
itself in the sand, throw a Sonic Bomb right as its tail goes under.  The
creature will come to the surface and wriggle around for a bit, giving you
free hits on him.

Now, another thing you'll want to do is set up your Lg-Barrel Bombs against a
wall and cause him to charge the barrels.  Naturally, your big, bad wyvern will
go BOOM.  Also, if his horn isn't off of his head and he charges into a wall,
it will get stuck.  Use this opportunity to try and slice his tail off.  It
gives two carves, rather than the normal 1 you're used to.  

Once the horn and tail are off, focus on the creature itself.  Keep using the
Sonic Bomb strategy and attack its face when it is stuck in the ground.  If
you're out of Sonic Bombs, you'll want to attack the face and the chest area,
as those are where it is the weakest.  When you finally slay the Monoblos you
will be now known as the Hero of Kokoto.  

The Monoblos will give you 4 carves. 
 
Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

*Note:  When you talk to the Village Chief he will give
        you a Hunter Citation.  This is the only one you
        will get the entire game.

        The Hunter Citation is used to upgrade the 
        aforementioned Hunter's Blade into the mighty
        Master's Blade!  Don't worry, there's no other
        need for it, so don't hesitate.  Do it!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!


=======================================================================

Quest Level - URGENT  (SECRET BONUS QUESTS)

=======================================================================

These are the "secret" quests, if that's what you'd like to call them.  You
need to perform certain things before you can get these quests, so I'll guide
you through that right now.

First you'll need to clear all other quests.  If you have not, go back and do
them so all Quest levels say CLEAR!

Next you'll need to do the following:
 ______________________________________________________________________
|The Runaway Diablos - Create one piece of Monoblos Armor.             |
|                                                                      |
|                                                                      |
|The Shadow in the Cave - Create one piece of Vespoid armor.           |
|                                                                      |
|                                                                      |
|Terror of the Gravios - Create one piece of Cephalos Armor.           |
|                                                                      |
|                                                                      |
|Handle with Care! - Clear the "Terror of the Gravios" Quest           |
|                                                                      |
|Troublesome Pair - Clear all quests, including the above              |
|                   mentioned URGENT Quests.                           |
|                                                                      |
|                                                                      |
|*Note:  You do not need to wear the armor you have to create          |
|        in order to access the quests.  As long as it's in your       |
|        inventory the quest will show up.                             |
|______________________________________________________________________|


1/5

Hunting Quest
URGENT QUEST

The Runaway Diablos

Reward:  3200z
Contract:  800z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Desert

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Diablos

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Border Captain
A giant wyvern smashed the border-wall and ran into this area.  We need to find
and kill it before it causes any more trouble!

How To:
Follow the exact same strategy expressed in the "Horn of the Monoblos" quest.
The only difference is that the Diablos is wider and harder to dodge, and it
has 2 horns.  Also you will only have 3 carves on its body and 1 on its
tail.  

The Monoblos is harder, so you can surely do this one if you were able to do
the Monoblos.

Quest Completed!

2/5

Hunting Quest
URGENT QUEST

The Shadow of the Cave

Reward:  2250z
Contract:  700z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Khezu

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Noble Lady
A child is lost in the caves.  We want to rescue him, but a gray wyvern is in
the area...  Please slay the beast!

How To:
This is a nasty wyvern.  It has no eyes, so you can never tell when it sees you
(no Monster Eye Icon appears near your name).  It tracks you completely by
scent.  You're gonna want to wear armor that has good Lightning Resistance if
you have any.  You're also gonna want to bring a weapon that has the Fire
Element on it because that is his major weakness.

You can't really use Pitfall Traps on him unless he leaves the caves,
which is often rare.  Bring plenty of bombs like usual though.  Also bring
Potions and Mega Potions; his electricity attacks can hurt... a lot.  Also
make sure you have Hot Drinks.

The Khezu usually starts in Area 8 of the Swamp.  Drink a Hot Drink and enter
the cave.  Look up at the ceiling to spot the creature.  Oft times it just
leaves the area and goes to another cave as soon as you enter, but sometimes
you'll get lucky.

You'll want to Paintball it as fast as you can because it likes to flee the
cave to yet another cave.  You must be careful when walking underneath one as
it will drop onto you and inflict massive amounts of damage.  Now it's time to
fight it.  Avoid hitting the tail at all costs because it's the only spot on
it that you can't penetrate.  Also try not to stand directly in front of it as
it can perform a multitude of attacks:

1)  Extend its neck outward, knocking you over and inflicting
    a surprising amount of damage.

2)  Shooting a orb of electricity that splits into 3.  This is
    his most dangerous attack as it can drain half your health
    or more in one hit.  It can also paralyze.

3)  He will leap forward onto you.

Also, when you're attacking him from the side he will put his tail in the
ground and glow blue.  That's your que to move out of there as fast as 
possible.  He puts up an "electricity shield" that prevents you from getting
to him without getting hurt.  When it's done, just continue attacking as you
did before.  

Set up Lg-Barrel Bombs around him and if he does the electricity shield
attack, they will detonate upon him.  Keep doing that as much as you can
inorder to not waste healing items.  When you're out of the bombs continue to
attack its head and stomach, eventually causing it to topple.  

When it goes up toward the cave entrance to leave when it is limping, toss a
Sonic Bomb and that will take care of that.  Congratulations, you killed the
nastiest wyvern in the game (looks-wise that is).

Quest Completed!

3/5

Hunting Quest
URGENT QUEST

Terror of the Gravios

Reward:  3800z
Contract:  800z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Volcano

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Gravios

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Troubled Noble
A fearsome Gravios has appeared amidst the magma and desolation of the
volcanic zone.  Slay the firebreather for us!

How To:
As you can tell by the reward money, this will be your toughest quest yet.  It
is a dreadful quest at that, too.  A Gravios is the adult version of the
Basarios, so the attacks are almost the same.  

Only differences are that the Gravios does not pretend to be a rock, uses a
sleep gas instead of the poison one that Basarios uses, and it utilizes its 
fire beam attack quite a bit more... actually a lot more.  

Bring all the items always outlined in the quests for wyverns.  Use Pitfall
Traps whenever you can to help you through this quest.  You're also gonna want
to bring 3 Cool Drinks with you as you will be fighting it in the most extreme
of temperatures.  

The creature usually appears in Area 5 or Area 7, so that is where you should
focus your attention at first.  Make sure to cut off his tail if you can, as it
also gives you 2 carves and his body gives you 4.  

Focus on attacking its chest area to pull back the shells and fight the raw
underbelly of the beast.  This will probably be a lengthy battle and you will
most likely die once or twice while you get the hang of his attacks.  For
further strategy, look at the Basarios quest.

Quest Completed!

4/5

Gathering Quest
URGENT QUEST

Handle with Care!

Reward:  3000z
Contract:  500z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Volcano

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Deliver 1 Powderstone

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Royal Armorer
We need large amounts of explosive to make Bowgun ammo.  I want you to bring
1 Powderstone here to me.  And be careful about it!

How To:
Okay, this quest is in fact one of the most annoying quests you'll ever
encounter.  The Powderstone is found only in Area 8 and you must carry it all
the way back to the camp.  I myself refuse to do this quest offline anymore,
regardless of the rewards (which consist of Commendations and Ruststones).

You'll want to bring Mega Juices to carry the stone back to camp.  Drink a
Cool Drink and head to Area 8.  Pick up a stone, return to Area 7 and drop it.
Clear out all the enemies in the path of 7, 6, 4, 1 as that is the easiest way
to go.  

Areas 7, 6, and 1 are easily cleared, but I do not think that Area 4 can be
cleared away.  Head back to the Powderstone and use a Mega Juice.  Pick up a
stone and start the long aggravating trip back, where you'll probably drop the
stone once or twice and hurl your controller through your television set.

For more information look at Yedokai's excellent Powderstone 
Mission FAQ.

Quest Completed!

5/5

Hunting Quest
URGENT QUEST

Troublesome Pair

Reward:  6400z
Contract:  1240z

Time:  50 Minutes
Area:  Swamp

Special Conditions:  None

Quest Level:  5 Star

Goal Conditions:  Slay the Rathalos and Rathian

Fail Conditions:
Reward Zero
Time Over

Requestor:  Village Chief
My, how you've become a fine hunter!  I have a job for you.  I want you to
hunt down a pair of wyverns, a Rathalos and a Rathian.

How To;
Okay this is by far the most difficult of all the quests, and hence why it is
the hardest to unlock.  This is almost exactly the same difficulty of the online
quest, so you will have seen nothing this powerful until now.  

You're gonna want to bring all that you've got on this quest.  Bring your most
powerful weapon and armor.  Bring all the healing items you can as well as
bombs, traps, and other things that will help you out here.

Rathalos starts in Area 5 and Rathian starts in Area 9.  It is most probable 
to clear out the Rathalos first as it flies around way too much and you'll
probably be eager to get him out of the way.  Then take on the Rathian.  If
both creatures come to the same area (only happens in Area 3) paintball both
creatures and wait until one leaves.  

For strategy, refer to the "Attack of the Rathalos" quest again.

When the quest is completed you will be the greatest hunter Kokoto
has ever seen.  

Congratulations!

Quest Completed!

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!

NOTE:  You can get Rathalos/Rathian Plates from the tail
       carves in this quest.  They are extremely rare
       and offer no importance offline, however.

!=============================================================================!
!=============================!SPECIAL NOTICE!================================!
!=============================================================================!


Now that you have completed the last quest, all movies within the Gallery at 
the main menu are unlocked.  Enjoy them and prepare yourself for online mode!


IX)  |========================================================================/
=====|==================FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)=====================/
     |======================================================================/

Okay, I get tons of e-mails daily of the same old questions, so I've decided 
the best way to handle this is add a section where questions are to be 
answered.  Before you ask me a question, be sure to look in this section 
first.


1)  Q:  How do I cut off the tail of a wyvern?  And what wyvern's tails
        can be cut off?

    A:  This is probably the most common question asked in my e-mails and
        apparently all over the board as well.  First I'll give you a list
        of the wyverns in which you can cut off the tails.

        Rathalos
        Rathian
        Basarios
        Gravios
        Monoblos
        Diablos

        There you have it, the only wyverns in which you can remove the 
        tail of.  Now the number of carves varies depending on the wyvern.

        1 carve from the tail:
        Rathalos
        Rathian
        Basarios
        Diablos

        2 carves from the tail:
        Monoblos
        Gravios

        Now you can use most any weapon class to cut off a wyvern's tail.
        The only weapon classes that are inneficient at doing so are the
        Hammers and Bowguns.  Neither can get the tail cut off.

        If you ask me, the best weapon to use to take off the tail of a 
        wyvern is the Great Sword, the Lance, and the Dual Swords.  I 
        usually cut them off with the Dual Swords, but the other two 
        work just as well, or even better.

        For the Dual Swords, the best way to take the tail off is to do
        the R1 charge and then press down on the right analog stick.  
        This procures the maximum amount of attacks in a single, straight
        forward attack from the Dual Swords and makes short work of the
        tail of the Rathalos and Rathian.  However, it isn't so effective
        on the Basarios, Diablos, Gravios, and Monoblos.

        Overall, I would say the Lance is the prime choice for tail 
        removal because it is so precise.  Just use the upward slash
        against the tail and it'll come off in no time.  This works
        great against the Diablos, Gravios, Basarios, and the Monoblos.

        The Great Sword is also very useful in this aspect.  Just use
        the downward slash and then the side slash in a continuous combo
        if you're online.  But if you're doing it offline you don't have
        to worry about hitting people with the upslash so use the downward
        slash followed by the uppercut slash; this will take care of that
        tail as if it was butter.


2)  Q:  My friend so-and-so says I can get the later game carves and 
        gatherings offline in the 3* and up quests.  How come your guide
        says they are online Hunter Rank 13+?

    A:  Well, your friend obviously has been mislead by the BradyGames 
        guide.  You should slap your friend for being gullible.  You
        can only get the Hunter Rank 13+ items online at Hunter Rank 13+
        during the 4 Star quests - 6 Star quests only, hence being called
        Hunter Rank 13+ items.  The only exception to this rule would be
        the Rathalos and the Rathian Plates, which can also be carved in
        the Troublesome Pair quest (the only offline quest that gives them).

3)  Q:  You don't have the tactic I use when fighting [insert creature's
        name here].  Why not?

    A:  Well now, isn't that a stupid question.  Obviously it's because I'm
        not you.  But seriously, if you have a tactic that works better than
        the ones I have, by all means e-mail me with it.  If I try it out, 
        and it works for me, you can almost guarantee it'll be added here.
        Don't be shy, let other hunter's know how you take care of the 
        big, bad, horrible creatures of Monster Hunter.

4)  Q:  Why is Kaezar so studly?

    A:  Kaezar is the most elusive, studly creature you'll ever find online.  
        Once common, he is now rarer than a Rathalos Plate.  If you spot him 
        online people will assume you've taken a bit too much of your share of 
        alcohol.  It's better to keep Kaezar sightings to yourself as they will 
        be met with harsh criticism.

5)  Q:  Do you still play this game online?  If so, we should quest together.
    
    A:  Of course I still play online.  I'm probably the only person that
        can say they've been playing the US Version of Monster Hunter since
        July (the US release was in September and I was a BETA tester).  I
        just can't get enough of this game.  All you have to do is send me
        an e-mail about when you want to play and where you'll be.  If I'm
        available I'll e-mail you back and log in.  Now how do you like them
        apples?

6)  Q;  Is this game pay to play online?  If so, how much is it?

    A:  It's $22.50 a month.  No seriously, there is no fee to play online.
        CAPCOM charges Japanese players to play online, but it's free here
        in the United States and Canada.  I don't know about any other
        countries though, so you're gonna have to ask people of that country
        if it's free or not.

7)  Q:  Why did you go through the work of creating this guide?

    A:  Well one day back in July I was bored.  I said to myself, "Self, 
        how can I stop myself from being bored?"  And the answer came to
        me.  Why not write up something to help others in a game that I've
        come to love more than life itself.  And there you have it.  At this
        point, this guide was born.  I get praise from a lot of people, but
        seriously, if you have complaints, e-mail me them.  I love to hear
        what people think, positive or negative.  Suggestions are welcome
        and I will get around to answering all e-mails I get.

8)  Q:  What is this headlocking I hear about?  What does it do?

    A:  This headlocking you hear about is an exploit of a glitch in the
        game.  It is also one of the reasons that people hold the Lance in
        such high regard (or low, depending on who you're talking to).  The
        other reason is since Grahf's FAQ was released, the lance has been 
        since proven to be the most over powered weapon in the game.  You
        can do it with a Lance, a Great Sword, and Dual Swords that I know
        of.  If you know how to do it with any other weapon, please feel
        free to let me know about that.

        For the lance:
        All you have to do is continually hit the head of a wyvern, such
        as a Rathalos, with your lance.  The best way to do this is to 
        use the forward slash and then follow up with two upward slashes.
        If done right, the wyvern will sort of lower its head and be what
        we will call "temporarily stunned."  If you keep doing this, 
        remembering to use the wonderful sidestep/backstep move, you
        can fell the wyvern in a matter of minutes.  You're gonna need
        a powerful weapon that can hold off through the battle.  The only
        ones that I've tried it with are the Babel Spear, Ogre Tusk, and
        the Black Dragon Spear so I don't know which other ones will get
        you through it.

        For Great Sword:
        What is there to really say about the Great Sword?  I haven't used
        a Great Sword in ages so I'm a little rusty on doing this.  Again
        you're gonna need a powerful enough weapon.  I've done it with the
        Eager Cleaver and Divine Slasher as those are really the only
        Great Swords I've used.  I know it can be done with the Eternal
        Annihilator as well as the Red Dragonsword so you'll have to 
        see which ones work out for you.  I guess you can do the headlock
        in one of two different ways.  You can do the downward slash 
        followed by the upswing provided you're playing alone.  If you're
        playing with other people attacking the wyvern, use the downward
        slash followed by the side swing.  Just keep doing this infinitely
        and you'll keep it in this "temporarily stunned" state.  Personally,
        I prefer to do this with lance over anything.

        For Dual Swords:
        This is a fun one to use.  Now I've only tested this out on the 
        Dual Dragon Ultimus so any other Dual Swords I wouldn't know.  
        This one is probably a little trickier as you have to use a 
        Mega or Power Juice and then press down on the Right Analog stick
        to unleash flurry of blows.  Most often you need to have them all
        connect, but sometimes if two hits miss it still works.  Now you're
        gonna have to follow up with the same attack almost immediately after
        yours finishes.  Timing is everything on this one.  Like I said, this
        one is a lot trickier and does probably take a bit more time to
        master.

        There you have the headlocking.  If you're gonna want to do the 
        headlocking though, I insist you use the lance.  It's the most 
        effective at it really considering the precision of the weapon.
        Have fun.

9)  Q:  How do I make Dual Swords?

    A:  Well since I've had tons of questions regarding this and many other
        weapons, I've decided to add a whole entire new section devoted to
        weapon creation.  I didn't include the materials because there
        are other FAQs you can look at that deal with it, but this will have
        the basic paths you have to go for the weapons.  I hope this helps you
        out for all of those that inquire about weapon paths.  Maybe I'll
        eventually get around to putting in the Weapons and Armor, but that's
        probably asking a bit too much out of me.  We'll see how the times
        come along.

More to come soon probably.


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- GameFAQs for hosting this guide
- CAPCOM for creating this game
- BradyGames Official Monster Hunter guide for giving me the carved 
  materials and percent of carving (Although not completely accurate)
- DrewBie for information on the items you can receive from the monsters
  as well as the information for the helms.
- Kanoa357/BOWL for sending me the information regarding the food combinations
  and the rest of the combinations.
- Thanks to all the people who posted information on the official BETA
  forums!
- Thanks also goes to the Vagrant Knights guild for many pieces of
  information.  Also, the guild made me want to create this guide.  
  Forums can be found here:  
  http://shatteredlegacy.forumflash.com/index.php?showforum=11
- Thanks to Cloudstrife8 for the great strategy against the Rathalos/Rathian
- Thanks to Kaezar for helping me reach Hunter Rank 20 and for countless hours
  of playing time to further research and improve this guide.
- Connor Herrington for his Basarios tip
- Dantheman25708 for pointing out an error
- Very special thanks to Ortega


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