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* MONSTER HUNTER 3 (TRI) *
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  Map 1 - Kotou
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  Item Gathering Guide
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BY: shingenmochi

AUTHOR NOTE: This guide originally appeared at
[http://tabiasobiplus.blogspot.com]. Feel free to leave any comments,
corrections, etc., on that site.

Here is a list of the items you can gather from Monster Hunter 3 Tri's first
map, "Kotou" (孤島) or Solitary Island. The island's 13 areas (including the
Base Camp) house a total of 32 gathering points, which are marked by the
following telltale signs:

- Seed point: Looks almost like small brown rocks.
- Mushroom point: Pretty easy to spot. Just look for, well, a ginormous
mushroom.
- Grass point: Actually looks more like a plant.
- Bee point: Look for a hive.
- Bug point: An area with bugs flying around.
- Rock point: Marked by a big, conspicuous rock.
- Bone point: Look for a bone piece that kind of looks like a white stone.
- Fishing point: Basically marked by a body of water.

Besides items from the gathering points, I included the stuff you can get via
item exchange with the "Old Man" (which is the last section of this FAQ).

I tried my best to match names to accepted English conventions from past Monster
Hunter games. Those that I couldn't find a match for are marked with a question
mark (?). In most cases, these are items that are new to MH3. Now let's check
out the map:

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MAP: "Kotou" (Solitary Island)
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           ====                      ==========
          | 12 |               (11)x|          |
           ====                     |          |
               x(11)                |          |
                        ======      |    10    |
                      x|  11  |     |          |
                       |      |x(10)|          |
                        ======      |          |
            (7)x === x(11) x(8)      ==========
                | 8 |                     x
                 === x(5)                =====
                                        |  9  |
                                        |     |
   (8)x ===               === x(5)       =====
       | 7 |x(6)     (7)x| 6 |             x
        ===          x(6) === x(4)       =====
         x(3)       ===                 |  5  |
                   | 4 |            (8)x|     |
                    ===             (6)x =====
                   x                      x
          (7)x ======= x(2)           ====
              |       |              |    |    ====
 	      |   3   |          (3)x|  2 | x |Base|
              |       |              |    |   |Camp|
               =======        x(2)    ====     ====
                        (3)x ====       x(1)
                            |    |
 			    |  1 |
                            |    |
                             ====

First off, I apologize for my horrible ASCII art skills. I'm just hoping this
mess of a map uploads in one piece with the formatting intact. Note that x's on
the map indicate exits. In cases where the connection isn't obvious, I also
indicated the area the exit leads to within brackets. For example, "x(11)" or
"(11)x" means that exit leads to Area 11.

Otherwise, if you want a map that makes a lot more sense, I have an actual scan
from a Japanese guide I'm using posted here:

http://tabiasobiplus.blogspot.com/2009/09/monster-hunter-3-map-area-1-
solitary.html

That one's certainly a lot easier on the eyes. Now on to the list of items:

=========
BASE CAMP
=========

Fishing Point
大食いマグロ = Glutton tuna
キレアジ = Knife mackerel
小金魚 = Small goldenfish
はじけイワシ = Rumblefish
ハリマグロ = Pin tuna

======
AREA 1
======

Grass Point
イキツギ藻 = Breather algae (?)
クモの巣 = Spiderweb
ツタの葉 = Ivy
ネンチャク草 = Sap plant
怪力の種 = Power seed
マタタビ = Felvine
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
薬草 = Herb

Rock Point
石ころ = Stone
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
大地の結晶 = Earth crystal
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

Bug point
釣りバッタ = Cricket
釣りホタル = Firefly
にが虫 = Bitterbug
光蟲 = Flashbug
不死虫 = Godbug
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
雷光虫 = Thunderbug

======
AREA 2
======

Bee point
ハチミツ = Honey
ツチハチノコ = Snakebee larva
虫の死骸 = Insect husk

Mushroom point
特産キノコ = Special mushroom
厳選キノコ = Select mushroom
アオキノコ = Blue mushroom
ドキドキキノコ = Exciteshroom
マンドラゴラ = Dragon toadstool
虫の死骸 = Insect husk

Grass point
イキツギ藻 = Breather algae (?)
クモの巣 = Spiderweb
ツタの葉 = Ivy
ネンチャク草 = Sap plant
怪力の種 = Power seed
薬草 = Herb

Seed point
ツタの葉 = Ivy
ネンチャク草 = Sap plant
怪力の種 = Power seed
げどく草 = Antidote herb
ペイントの実 = Paintberry

Bug point
釣りバッタ = Cricket
釣りホタル = Firefly
にが虫 = Bitterbug
光蟲 = Flashbug
不死虫 = Godbug
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
雷光虫 = Thunderbug

======
AREA 3
======

Bee point
ハチミツ = Honey
ツチハチノコ = Snakebee larva
虫の死骸 = Insect husk

Mushroom point
特産キノコ = Special mushroom
厳選キノコ = Select mushroom
アオキノコ = Blue mushroom
ドキドキキノコ = Exciteshroom
マンドラゴラ = Dragon toadstool
虫の死骸 = Insect husk

Bug point
釣りバッタ = Cricket
釣りホタル = Firefly
にが虫 = Bitterbug
光蟲 = Flashbug
不死虫 = Godbug
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
雷光虫 = Thunderbug

======
AREA 4
======

Rock Point
石ころ = Stone
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
大地の結晶 = Earth crystal
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

Bug point
釣りホタル = Firefly
にが虫 = Bitterbug
光蟲 = Flashbug
不死虫 = Godbug
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
雷光虫 = Thunderbug

======
AREA 5
======

Bone point
なぞの頭骨 = Unknown skull
なぞの骨 = Mystery bone
棒状の骨 = Bone
竜骨 (小) = Small monster bone

Bug point
釣りバッタ = Cricket
釣りホタル = Firefly
にが虫 = Bitterbug
光蟲 = Flashbug
不死虫 = Godbug
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
雷光虫 = Thunderbug
クモの巣 = Spiderweb

======
AREA 6
======

Mushroom point
特産キノコ = Special mushroom
厳選キノコ = Select mushroom
アオキノコ = Blue mushroom

Bone point
なぞの頭骨 = Unknown skull
なぞの骨 = Mystery bone
棒状の骨 = Bone
竜骨 (小) = Small monster bone

Rock point
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

======
AREA 7
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Mushroom point
特産キノコ = Special mushroom
厳選キノコ = Select mushroom
アオキノコ = Blue mushroom

Grass point
マタタビ = Felvine
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
薬草 = Herb

Bone point
虫の死骸 = Insect husk
砥石 = Whetstone
石ころ = Stone

Rock Point
石ころ = Stone
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
大地の結晶 = Earth crystal
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

======
AREA 8
======

Bone point
なぞの骨 = Mystery bone
棒状の骨 = Bone
竜骨 (小) = Small monster bone
石ころ = Stone
飛竜の卵 = Wyvern egg
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore
モンスターのフン = Dung

Rock Point
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
大地の結晶 = Earth crystal
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

======
AREA 9
======

Seed point
怪力の種 = Power seed
カラの実 = Huskberry
クモの巣 = Spiderweb
げどく草 = Antidote herb
ツタの葉 = Ivy
ネンチャク草 = Sap plant
ペイントの実 = Paintberry
虫の死骸 = Insect husk

=======
AREA 10
=======

Bone point
石ころ = Stone
欠けた貝殻 = Shell fragment (?)
巨大真珠 = Giant pearl (?)
黒真珠 = Black pearl
釣りカエル = Frog
釣ミミズ = Worm
ベニサンゴ石 = Crimson coral stone (?)

Rock Point
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
大地の結晶 = Earth crystal
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
砥石 = Whetstone
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

Fishing point
大食いマグロ = Glutton tuna
キレアジ = Knife mackerel
小金魚 = Small goldenfish
ハリマグロ = Pin tuna
黄金魚 = Goldenfish
サシミウオ = Sushifish

=======
AREA 11
=======

Bone point
ベニサンゴ石 = Crimson coral stone (?)
石ころ = Stone
欠けた貝殻 = Shell fragment (?)
巨大真珠 = Giant pearl (?)
黒真珠 = Black pearl

AREA 12
Bone point
なぞの骨 = Mystery bone
棒状の骨 = Bone

Rock Point
水光原珠 = Suiko jewel
鉄鉱石 = Iron ore
マカライト鉱石 = Machalite ore

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THE OLD MAN: Item Exchange
==========================

When you accept a quest involving the Solitary Island, you should find an old
man at Area 4 by the Felyne colony. Here's a list of items he wants and what he
gives you in return.

Give: 特産キノコ (Special Mushroom)
Get: 漁獲アミ (Fishing net) [?]

Give: 厳選キノコ (Select mushroom)
Get: ピッケル (Pickaxe)

Give: 熱成キノコ (Hot mushroom) [?]
Get: 漁獲モリグレート (Great fishing net?)

Give: 小金魚 (Small goldenfish)
Get: モドリ玉 (Farcaster)

Give: 黄金魚 (Goldenfish)
Get: 携帯シビレ罠 (Portable shock trap)

Give: ベニサンゴ石 (Crimson coral stone?)
Get: 虫あみ (Bugnet)

Give: 飛竜の卵 (Wyvern egg)
Get: 強走薬 (Power juice)

Give: モンスターのキモ (Monster liver) [?]
Get: 応急薬 (First aid medicine)

Give: 竜のナミダ (Wyvern tears)
Get: 回復薬グレート (Mega potion)