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


Type: Herbivore
Threat: 2
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: Thunder

Item Drop
From Body: Raw Meat,  Rhenoplos Shell, Monster Bone M,  Rhenoplos Scalp, (High Rank Only)  Rhenoplos Carapace

Let the Rhenoplos hit you and it will cost you. Their charge and stomp attacks can eat a chunk of you health. That said, their defenses are pretty easy to bypass if you approach them the right way. The key is to stun them and then assault their sides. To stun them go for their head. Though they're skulls are thickly armored, a good hit with a blunt weapon such as a hammer or shield will stun them. If you don't have such a weapon available, trick the Rhenoplos into charging into a wall or large rock. The impact will render them unconscious for a moment, allowing you to hit their flanks.


Type: Bird Wyvern
Threat: 3
Weak Point: None Discernible
Elemental Weakness: Ice

Item Drops:
From Body: Qurupeco Scale,  Qurupeco Feather, Monster Bone M, Vivid Feather, Strange Beak (High Rank Only) Qurupeco Scale+, Qurupeco Wing, Wonderful Beak
Quest Reward:  Qurupeco Feather, Screamer, Flintstone, Vivid Feather, Strange Beak (High Rank Only)  Qurupeco Wing,  Qurupeco Scale+, Wonderful Beak, Wyvern Stone
Special Reward: (Destroy Beak) Strange Beak, Monster Bone M, (High Rank Only) Wonderful Beak, (Destroy Wing Flints)  Qurupeco Feather, Flintstone, Vivid Feather, (High Rank Only) Wyvern Stone
Glitter Drop: Wyvern Tear,  Qurupeco Scale,  Qurupeco Feather

Trying to stand toe to toe with this guy is suicide. It has some powerful, close range attacks. Its flame attack in particular is really nasty; it will knock you down, eat a chunk of your health and set you on fire to continue soaking up damage. The good news is that a lot of these attacks, the flame one especially are easy to spot and avoid. Each attack generally comes with an easy to learn physical indicator. Before executing its flame attack for instance, it will clap its wings together, creating some sparks.

The second problem with Qurecuba is that it is endowed with some heavy armor. Its legs and the front portions of its wings are impervious to attack. This means you have to hit it from the front or from behind. Just dart in, get in a few quick hits and get out before it can counter. Also, Qurecuba has the ability to imitate other monsters voices and call them in as reinforcements. This can be annoying, but as long you stay on the move and keep your focus on Qurecuba itself it won't be much of a problem. It can actually help you because often enough the monsters it calls in will be just as aggressive toward Qurecuba as they are toward you. Take your time, be patient and Qurecuba will go down.


Type: Brute Wyvern
Threat: 4
Weak Point: None Discernible
Elemental Weakness: Water (When Muddy), Fire (When Clean)

Item Drop
From Body: Barroth Shell, Barroth Ridge, Barroth Scalp, Barroth Claw (High Rank Only) Barroth Carapace, Barroth Ridge+, Barroth Claw+
From Tail: Barroth Tail, Barroth Ridge, (High Rank Only) Barroth Ridge+, Wyvern Stone
From Head: Barroth Scalp, Barroth Ridge, (High Rank Only) Barroth Ridge+, Wyvern Stone
Quest Reward: Barroth Scalp, Barroth Ridge, Barroth Tail, Barroth Shell (High Rank Only) Barroth Ridge+, Barroth Carapace, Wyvern Stone
Special Reward: (Destroy Claws) Barroth Claw, Barroth Shell, (High Rank Only) Barroth Claw+, Barroth Carapce
Glitter Drop: Wyvern Tear, Fertile Mud, Barroth Ridge

Despite being a royal pain in the butt at times, Barroth is still one of the easier bosses to beat. A few things to note before taking it on. You need an upgraded weapon to beat it. Anything with a sharpness level less than green will just bounce off of its armor. Barroth is a also bit of a heavy hitter. Its blows will tear a chunk out of your health bar and generally knock you off your feet, leaving you vulnerable. That said, most of Barroth's attacks are really easy to avoid and come with some obvious warnings. For instance, before launching its deadliest attack, a charge followed by a tail-whip,  it backs up and lowers its head. Once it gets moving it generally follows a straight line. Just jump out of the way, and when the coast is clear, attack!

There are other attacks to watch out for. He has a really annoying attack where he shoots out globs of mud that, if they make contact with you, will cover your body and make it temporarily impossible to attack. When he does this, you can treat it in one of two ways. The mud globs shoot away from his body so you can take it as an opportunity to get in close and attack. That said, if you do this, inevitably you will get hit, so you may just want to run away until Barroth finishes and then press your assault. Barroth's thick armor will make this a longer fight, but if you're smart and take your time it's very doable. Keep your weapon sharp, your health up, and your wits about you!


Type: Leviathan
Threat: Four
Weak Point: None Discernible
Elemental Weakness: Thunder/Fire
Item Drop
From Body: Gobul Hide, Gobul Spike, Paralysis Sac, Gobul Fin, Gobul Whisker, (High Rank Only) Gobul Hide+, Gobul Spike+
From Tail: Gobul Spike, Gobul Fin, Gobul Hide (High Rank Only) Gobul Fin+, Gobul Spike+
From Whiskers: Gobul Whisker, Gobul Spike, Gobul Hide
Quest Reward: Gobul Hide, Gobul Spike, Paralysis Sac, Gobul Whisker, (High Rank Only) Gobul Hide+, Gobul Spike+, Gobul Fin+, Wyvern Stone
Special Reward: (Destroy Lantern) Gobul Lantern, (High Rank Only) Gobul Lantern+
Glitter Drop: Wyvern Tear, Paralysis Sac, Gobul Spike

If you didn't already hate underwater combat, Gobul will make you despise it. To begin with, Gobul can be a pain to find if you don't know what you're looking for. It can change its body color to camouflage itself against the river floor. To find it, look for bursts of small, yellow bubbles floating up toward the surface. Taking on Gobul is mainly a defensive battle. Underwater your decreased mobility makes it near suicide to try and stand toe to toe with the thing. The key is to keep moving, and not be greedy when it comes to attacking. Unless you're already engaging Gobul it's best to keep your weapon sheathed to increase your mobility and just draw it when you need  it. Gobul has several attacks that are annoying and hard to avoid. It has a basic charge that can be tricky mostly because its big and fills a large portion of the screen. Its tail swipe attack can leave you paralyzed, and it likes to puff itself up so and roll over you. Avoid these attacks and when the chance arises attack its belly. Don't attack its back, as it will hit you with retractable spikes if you do so. Also, try to take out the lamp dangling from its forehead. It's a small target, but Gobul can use it to stun you with a blinding flash.Gobul can also fight on land, which you should capitalize on should it choose to do so, because It's far more vulnerable out of the water.


Type: Bird Wyvern
Threat: 2
Weak Point: Head
Elemental Weakness: Fire
Item Drop
From Body: Baggi Scale, Bird Wyvern Fang, Monster Bone S, Baggi Hide, (High Rank Only) Bird Wyvern Bone, Sleep Sac

Look familiar? The Baggi is basically just a tougher form of the Jaggi and should be fought similarly. They will attack in swarms, so just work your way through them one a time. The biggest difference between the Baggi and Jaggi is that the Baggi is more aggressive. Where the Jaggi will spend more time hissing and basically trying to scare you off, the Baggi will attack quickly and keep on you until you kill it, or it kills you.


  • dynast0220 - July 19, 2013 6:18 a.m.

    The common thought as to why Dual swords aren't in Tri is centered around water-based combat, but we really only have speculation. I feel very similarly to glaredog and Innoc3nt; some of these Monsters are rough and some seem almost impossible to surmount. The two keys: learn the monsters' tells, and go into any tough fights armed with bombs, mega potions, Max potions, and traps galore. It may take some time to gather any necessary items, but you'll thank yourself by the end of it! Also, I love this game, but myself and many other players have been presented with an earlier ceiling than we expected since the online servers were shut down on May 1st. Their official reason is "lack of player base". If you love this game and don't want is potential limited prematurely, please join our petition to bring back at least a few servers:
  • crimson-shanahan - January 25, 2013 4:03 a.m.

    hi to everyone ive been playing monster hunter tri3 for 3years now and if done offline and ive done online but what i dont get is why did they take out the doul swords? plz tell me why they dont have them any more?
  • Hatchet - January 18, 2013 1:33 a.m.

    Where can I find pelagicite ore at I've tried volcanoe and swamp and moga woods but can't find it anywhere if I can get a reply Ty and this is one of e greatest games I've ever played
  • asilvakakashi - May 18, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    If any one wanna play MHT online im on weekends probably killing giggis Username:Chorizo Hr:28 I had to start all over because im wii broke so im mad but i still have the MHT spirit in me
  • glaredog_77 - March 16, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    I dont have the online feature for my wii, but ive logged more than 300 hours hunting on the game and currently have nearly all my armor sets and weapon trees completed. Now since im a minimalist hunter unless i was facing a monster i hadnt previously dealt with, i usually found out what area i was hunting and brought only what i thought i would need for that area (hot drinks or hot meat for the tundra, cool drinks or cold meat for sandy plains etc.) other than that the first time i dealt with the monster i fought with i packed according to what you get from the box, after a while i usually dont carry more than some pots or mega pots demon or mega demondrugs armorskins and mega armor skins or whetstones, and when hunting in the moga woods on free hunt i dont carry anything except mebbe my power or armor charms and whetstones unless im using one of my bowguns. since there is no limit to how many times you faint and you can find most of what you need in the field to make pots or other supplies its no big deal to pack light during these excursions. If you are having trouble hunting a monster, free hunt it if its one that is applicable, otherwise just keep re hunting it and bow out once you get a subquest done until you begin to see the monsters patterns of attack or can recognize when its left itself open. if your observant youll start to notice what a monster will do and can react just before it does it (tip: fight the rathian ALOT and youll see what i mean) While overall i think this is an awesome game and play often there are a few things i miss about the first monster hunter that i dont see in this version (monsters chasing you from one zone to another which i miss cuz it made it easier to set up traps and bomb barrels for preemptive attacks). If another version is made I hope to see a more expansive AI for these monsters and some new stuff to use (instead of small barrel bombs mebbe a throwable version perhaps?)another thing i would like to see would be zones that are actually large enough to merit using the binoculars to spot a monster or totally remove zoning altogether in lieu of an expansive free roaming platform. one more thing i was disappointed with was that unless you have online capabilities the only place you can play 2 player is in the arena, which while fun, just didnt cut it for me since both my wife and i play the game we would like to go on regular hunts or free hunts together. Anyways, if you have trouble hunting a monster, need to know where to find something, want to know where the shortcuts are, some of the best places to farm a particular item, or need a combo list (Ive got at least 15 pages filled) leave a post or send me an email @ While i cant promise ill get to you right away, i can lend what knowledge i have gained when i do contact you, so dont send another email if you havent heard from me unless you have another question, k thnx.
  • dopyrory3 - September 23, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    First off,Qurupeco IS weak to ice and R.Ludroth to fire and second is diablos and barioth can be killed by for the barioth you upgrade the bone tomahawk to Qurupeco chopper and finally to the djinn for the barioth (because you will need the shield) and when you have barioth materials you upgrade the knight lance to the rampheart and then to the tusk lance (tusk lance+ if you are willing to put in effort) and use that to kill diablos as it is weak to ice also.
  • PonyRoxas - September 21, 2011 5:20 a.m.

    Another thing...I see some flaws in the elemental weaknesses of these monsters..... First of all...Qurupecco is weak against thunder not ice. And Royal Ludroth is also weak against thunder.... Can the maker of this guide please fix that? It's going to throw new people off and make their hunting experience harder...
  • PonyRoxas - September 21, 2011 5:08 a.m.

    @ihateMH3 It is very possible to kill Diablos and Barioth though I agree that is is difficult. I too spent countless hours trying to figure out a way to kill those beasties and found one. Barioth simply can be killed (easily) with a longsword with the thunder element, ice resistant armor, a little dodging, and patience. It can be frustrating at times when he pins you with his dagger like claws but do not be discouraged. Diablos requires a weapon like a longsword (can you see I am partial to them? :D), the armor I wore was Hunter's armor believe it or not, and sonic bombs. Lots and lots of sonic bombs. Launch them just as his tail is almost under the ground. He'll pop up and be trapped in what looks like a pitfall trap. I find his face is the best to hit. When he is huffing black smoke though, don't try this. Instead, stay under his belly at all times and dodge when appropriate. Don't EVER hate on a game just because you cannot beat a certain part. It's not only annoying but childish at the same time.
  • ihatemh3 - August 20, 2011 4:50 a.m.

    I used to love monster hunter tri but now i hate it with a passion. ever since i got to the level five quests to kill a diablos and a barioth i've hit a roadblock that i cant get past. The diablos is a damage sink that will not die no matter how much punishment you give it. and if you try to get in close, it clobbers you no matter what angle you go at it from. You cant work in many hits at all, and i always end up running out of time before i can actually kill the stupid thing. When i dont run out of time, it bombards me with a volley of charges, tailwhips, underground attacks, that is completely undodgeable. (longsword cant block) I gave up. The barioth is an even deeper damage sink than the diablos and is just a ball of lighting fast, undodgeable attacks that suck the health out of you untill you're dead. I have tried countless times, learned all their moves, and still cannot kill them. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO KILL A BARIOTH OR A DIABLOS ON OFFLINE WITH THE WEAPONS, AND ARMOR THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE TIME. UNLESS YOU HAVE HIGH-LEVEL UBER ARMOR, AND THE BEST WEAPON IN THE GAME IT IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH A LONGSWORD,K HAMMER AND SWITCHAXE THAT YOU CAN GET UP UNTILL THE TIME YOU ARE ABLE TO FIGHT THEM. If i could kill a diablos once, then maybe i could upgrade all my weapons to make it easier,but i cant because it takes diablos items to upgrade the weapons that i need to make it remotely possible. I will NEVER so much as look at that worthless piece of trash game ever again because it is impossible
  • Inn0c3ntGuy - August 31, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    I can't tell you how many times I rage with this game but I still love it. I made this account just so I could send ya this message dude XD I agree w/ ya totally on the diablos thing. My current weapon (Wyvern blade "Fire") has the hardest time pierce'n this dude unless I'm directly attacking his under belly. I'm going to try taking him on w/ a ranged weapon as most of his attacks involve him either charging, use'n his horns to gore you or tail attacks. Much easier to deal with than the rathalos(spelling?) but not worth much if ya can't get some good hits in. As for the Barioth I would have agreed w/ you had I read this maybe 2-3 days ago but I just recently beat him myself. This dude is crazy indeed as his attacks are quick & accurate 2 boot. I fought him once more just so I could refresh my memory. His leaping wing attack tends to have a pre-hop in which he puts his attacking wing in front of him the attack arcs inwards & gives a curve to his leap so if you plan on dodge'n it, jump towards the outer edge of where his attack starts. His tail whip also has a wide arc so dodge into his body in the direction he's swinging so you get close to lay a hit or two on 'em. Luckily his ranged attacks are not far from him (where as the rathalos' fire ball can nail you from all the way across the area right in the teeth as you are trying to heal or fix ur wep -_-U)so take this opportunity to circle around the shot to hit him. I personally stay away from the bugger when he clings to the wall & his flying attack is just a glorified leap attack. If he goes into a cave take the opportunity to heal, fix wep, eat & re-buff. Make sure you grabbed a torch to ligh up the area (do this ASAP) as it is really tough to fight this guy in the dark. If you enter a cave w/ baggi's try not to kill them as they are useful dudes to get rid of stun/dizzy/snowball & have taken hits from his ranged for me(essentially like cha cha 'cept w/o heals or buffs). I think you said you were using a long sword to fight him & I now it's prolly rly tempting but don't use the sword combo thing until he's weak (stick to 2-3 hits at a time). If you had to focus on one area to hit it's prolly the wings as it slows him down some if you manage to "Damage" it. I'm sure you know well enough to interrupt his meal so he can no haz healz. Have cha cha equipped w/ the fluffy mask & defense boost so he lasts longer & you can always track him saving you a slot of inv space instead of using paintballs while keepng his dances in this order: Ooga, Waka (4 healz & a buff). Be sure to take advantage of moments the Barioth is attacking Cha Cha whether it's getting in a few swings, healing, fix wep, etc. If you are rly hurt & the barioth happens to knock you close to the next area, go there & fix urself up.
  • Inn0c3ntGuy - August 31, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    (cont) No point in getting rly far & then having him hit you once more so you "faint" :P Be sure to have potion & mega potion on quick combo if you happen to be running low on effective heals, try doing this only when the barioth flees or if ur feelin' lucky do it in battle. Take advantage of what the argosy has to offer & pick up flash bombs, max potions (if you don't know how to make them), both traps as well as demondrugs & armorskins(upgrade to mega demon & armor or horn if you can). Use the traps early in the fight to get in some rly good hits. Try planting the first one b4 he sees you because if you wait too long into 1st areas fight 2 set the second trap he may fly away & u just wasted a trap. Use the flash bombs if u wanna land a few easy hits as well or to just get out for a se & recover. When he finally retreats to the area he naps in w8 4 him 2 fall asleep, kill a few baggi to fill up ur longsword bar & then go climb up to the barioth to unleash hell at this point he does not last that long to kill. I try to have my inv for this/most missions at this point consist of this: Potion 10 (use for speed combos) Mega potion 10 Demon drug 3 Armor skin 3 Hot drink 3/5 (mission gives u 2 for free) Cleaner 3/5 (importent for snowball) Max potion 2 Energy Drink 5 (use if you don't have speed eating effect) Well-done steak 5-10 flash bomb 5-10 Pitfall trap 1 Shock trap 1 Honey 10 (use for speed combos) Blue mushroom 10 (use for speed combos) Herbs (use for speed combos) Whetstone 10-12 rations 3 (2 for u & 1 for cha cha) map (dur..rly???) first aid kit 3 (use these before you use mega or max potions) combo books if ur worried about combo fails. Armor at time was Lag chest & arms while head pants & legs were gobul but I had used alot of armor spheres if u want some trade w/ argosy cpt or do quest: "Best the Lava Beasts!" and mine for them using mega pick axes. Try to go w/ the sword I talked about earlier if u can. Also be sure to eat at th Itinerant Cook's b4 u leave try to go w/ a meal that gives you a health boost & a stat boost. I hope this post has given you enough faith to try again whether it's u or anyone else looing 4 hlp! :D tl;dr- fight smart study enemy be well equipped (items/gear/cha cha) Keep trying ??? Profit
  • PonyRoxas - September 21, 2011 5:14 a.m.

    You said it better than I ever could xD
  • glaredog_77 - March 16, 2012 7:11 p.m.

    While i doubt this will change your mind about MH3 killing both the diablos and the barioth were not that hard. Yes they are both damage sinks and yes the barioth is wicked fast at attacks they have patterns they follow. Second, when i went after either one i was amred with the upgraded switch axe made from barroth parts. while hunting the barioth i was geared in baggi armor, while hunting the diabolos i was using the rathian set. While i had trouble using the sonic bombs fast enough to work on the diabolos carrying both shock and pitfall traps and plenty of bombs were useful it never hurts to carry extra stuff to make more traps with. If you ever decide to retry the game, and are having difficulty you may contact me @ ive currently finished all but four of the urgent quests including killing the ceadus and have nearly all my weapons and armor trees complete for both gunner and blademaster sets including a few of the arena sets. so dont hesitate to ask, I may not get to you right away but the key is observation and perseverance. GL
  • nicholaslewis - July 16, 2011 2:30 a.m.

    I need to know how to get shakq skin
  • PonyRoxas - September 21, 2011 5:10 a.m.

    Use a harpoon on a shark in Moga woods. But first, weaken the shark with a weapon until it starts swimming oddly. Then use the harpoon :)
  • glaredog_77 - March 16, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    go to area 11 in the moga woods carry harpoons or mega harpoons while on free hunt or if you got the room during a hunt in moga carry them and head to that area. attack the sharqs until they swim erratically in the water then harpoon them (this takes some skill as they arent cooperative enough to hold still for you :) ) until they die otherwise they swim off and disappear. this also works for any fish out there in the water (excluding the ones you fish out of course) make sure you keep track of your oxygen. but after you kill them after a while more will respawn so get your fill until no more appear then return to the village, rinse and repeat :)
  • Jasterfarian - June 13, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    shawt - 5 months 21 days ago anyone know where you can get frogs from? i need to fish a gobul yes it is in the beach area 10 when you go in before the water is a little white thing on ground and if you keep on gat5hering you will eventually get frogs d.Island
  • Jasterfarian - June 13, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Im up to the part where i,ve beaten 5 all quests and have to do urgent quests where you have to fight more than 1 monster at a time and i got full set of ceadeus armour
  • Manhunter45 - June 8, 2011 2:47 a.m.

    Man i love this site thanks a gazilion
  • nightmare12 - April 23, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    shawt- you can find frogs in area 10 of the island i think. where you find the worms. it looks like a dead giggi.

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