Monster Hunter Tri: Complete monster and item drop guide [UPDATE]

Get familiar with Monster Hunter Tri's beasts, item drops and strategies with GamesRadar's handy guide/walkthrough.

Aptonoth

Type: Herbivore
Threat: 1
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: None Discernible

Item Drop
From Body: Raw Meat, Monster Bone S

The Aptonoth is probably the first monster you're going to run into and accordingly doesn't put up much of a fight. A few good blows will put it down for good. That said, it will flee if you attack it, so try hitting it in the head to begin with, which will leave it stunned. When killed you can harvest raw meat from its body.

Bnahabra

Type: Neopteron
Threat: 2
Weak Point: None Discernible
Elemental Weakness: Fire

Item Drop
From Body: Bnahabra Shell, Bnahabra Wing, Monster Fluid, Bnahabra Carapace (High Rank Only) , Monster Broth (High Rank Only)

These pesky fellows are more an annoyance than a real threat. They're small and fragile. A single good whack with a hammer is going to kill them. That said, scoring that killing blow can be a problem. Bnahabra spends most of its time in the air, out of the range of melee weapons. Moreover their small size makes them hard to hit even when they're near the ground. They also have paralyzing poison, which can be problematic so avoiding their attacks is a good idea.

Kelbi

Type: Herbivore
Threat: 1
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: Fire, Thunder

Item Drop
From Body: Warm Pelt, Raw Meat, Kelbi Horn, Firedouse Berry, Blue Kelbi Horn (Horned Kelbi Only)

Discernible In terms of a threat, the Kelbi is harmless. That said, getting your hands on the thing can actually be a bit tricky, especially with heavier weapons, as they tend to move off if you get close and will flee at any sign of hostility on your part. They can gallop away in mere seconds if you don't score a good blow. That said, if you do score a hit they will go down and remained stunned so you can gather resources. You can outright slay a Kelbi, but to harvest from it you need to leave it alive. Just knock them out.

Jaggi

Type: Bird Wyvern
Threat: 2
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: Fire

Item Drop
From Body: Bird Wyvern Fang, Jaggi Hide, Monster Bone S, Bird Wyvern Bone (High Rank Only)

A single Jaggi is generally too weak to cause you much trouble, but chances are you're never going to come across just one Jaggi. They like to travel in packs and as do well at surrounding you and picking away at your health while you work to kill them all one by one. That is the best to handle them though. Pick one out of the pack and kill it, then repeat the process until they're all dead. Jaggi dislike fire so use it if its at your disposal.

Jaggia

Type: Bird Wyvern
Threat: 2
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: Fire

Item Drop
From Body: Jaggi Hide, Bird Wyvern Fang, Jaggi Scale, Monster Bone S,Bird Wyvern Bone (High Rank Only)

The female version of the Jaggi, the Jaggia fight in a similar fashion; attacking in groups that surround you. The best way to really deal with them is whittle their numbers down. Pick one and focus your attacks on it. If you want to stun them, aim for their head and attack with a blunt object such as a hammer or your shield. If you have a torch, bring that out as well as, like their male counterparts, the Jaggia are vulnerable to flame.

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