Monster Hunter Tri

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ



  • "+" items

    Defeat high ranked monsters online to get "+" items.

  • Kelby Horns

    Stun a Kelby with a shield bash or sword slap. Then, carve them while they are stunned to get a Kelby Horn.

  • Retrieving stolen items

    When a Felyne or Melynxe steals an item, quickly hit them to get it back. If they get away with your item, find the large cat statue on the map, and search there to find the stolen item.

  • Section 6 shortcut

    When at the Water Forest, move in the opposite direction from the road, towards the rear of the sleeping tent. Walk into the water, and look for an underwater tunnel that leads to Section 6.

  • Section 7 shortcut

    Once at camp, go behind the red delivery box, then go through the entrance to reach Section 7 quickly.

  • Section 9 shortcut

    While at camp, go down to the dock. Jump in the water, and swim downward through the tunnel to reach Section 9 quickly.

  • Distracting Bosses

    When fighting a Boss, bring Cha-Cha.

  • Offline awards

    Successfully complete the indicated tasks in an offline game to unlock the corresponding award:

      Argosy License: Trade in all seven Rare Commodities to the Argosy Captain.
      Champion's Badge: Successfully complete all coliseum challenges.
      Chief's Garb: Successfully complete Village quests 1 through 3.
      Chief's Pipe: Successfully complete all Village quests.
      Farm Certificate: Upgrade the farm to the maximum level.
      Gem Of The Depths: Slay a Ceadeus.
      Giant Crown: Get a Silver Crown on all Village Monsters except Ceadeus.
      Lackey Testimonial: Raise Cha-Cha to level 30.
      Old Childhood Mask: Collect all Cha-Cha masks and learn all dances.
      Scroll Of The Sage: Successfully complete at least ten pages of the Combination List.
      Tidal Necklace: Hunt a Lagiacrus.
      Vow Of Brotherhood: Upgrade all ships to level 3.

  • Online awards

    Successfully complete the indicated tasks in an online game to unlock the corresponding award:

      Alatreon's Ring: Slay Alatreon.
      Arena Trophy: Successfully complete a City Tournament with at least an "A" rank.
      Artisan's Hammer: Create many weapons and armors of Rarity 6 or 7.
      Bionomical Report: Capture all Boss monsters except Elder Dragons.
      Copper Medal: Successfully complete City quests 1 through 3.
      Decorative Plaque: Develop at least eighteen types of interior decorations.
      Gold Medal: Successfully complete all City quests.
      Jhen Crystal: Slay the Jhen Mohran.
      King's Crown: Hunt all large sized (gold) monsters.
      Miniature Crown: Hunt all small sized (gold) monsters.
      Silver Medal: Successfully complete City quests 4 through 6.
      Tome Of Legend: Record notes on all monsters or complete at least 13 pages of the Tome.

  • Item combinations

    Combine the indicated ingredients to get the corresponding item:

      Air Philter: Airweed + Catalyst
      Ancient Potion: Immunizer + Kelbi Horn
      Antidote: Antidote Herb + Blue Mushroom
      Cleanser: Popfish + Catalyst
      Cool Drink: Ice Crystal + Bitter Bug
      Demondrug: Might Seed + Catalyst
      Drugged Meat: Raw Meat + Sleep Herb
      Energy Drink: Honey + Nitroshroom
      Goldenfish Bait: Sneakbee Larvae + FireFly
      Herbal Medicine: Bitter Bug + Cactus Flower
      Immunizer: Dragon Toadstool + Catalyst
      Gunpowder: Fire Herb + Nitroshroom
      Iron Pickaxe: Iron Ore + Bone
      Large Barrel Bomb: Gun Powder + Large Barrel
      Mega Air Philter: Airweed + Dash Extract
      Mega Nutrients: Nutrients + Honey
      Mega Pickaxe: Machalite Ore + Bone
      Mega Potion: Potion + Honey
      Might Pill: Might Seed + Immunizer
      Net: Ivy + Spiderweb
      Nutrients: God Bug + Blue Mushroom
      Old Pickaxe: Stone + Bone or Stone + Mystery Bone
      Oxygen Supply: Airweed + Bomb Casing
      Paintball: Sap Plant + Paintberry
      Pit Trap: Net + Trap Tool
      Pitfall Trap: Traptool + Net
      Potion: Herb + Blue Mushroom
      Shock Trap: Thunderbug + Trap Tool
      Small Barrel Bomb: Gunpowder + Small Barrel
      Sonic Bomb: Gunpowder + Screamer
      Tinged Meat: Raw Meat + Parashroom
      Tranquilizer: Sleep Herb + Parashroom
      Tranquilizer Bomb: Tranquilizer + Bomb Casing

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