Monster Hunter Rise Guides on Nintendo Switch

Last Updated: November 10, 2022

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How to capture a monster Guides

In Monster Hunter Rise, you can either hunt monsters and kill them, or you have an option to capture your own monsters. You will only be able to capture a monster when it is tired. 

The way to tell when a monster is tired is by a blue icon that will appear around their image on the map. There is a palico that can be spotted on the right of your screen that will also indicate when a monster is tired and ready to be captured.

When attacking a monster, you will notice that it will try to run away from you in order to regain its strength. This is a telltale sign that the monster is tired, and you will be able to capture it.

In order to capture a monster, you will need a few items. To catch any monster, you will need a trap or a tranquilizing bomb. There are two different types of traps that you can build to capture your monster, a shock trap, and a pitfall trap.

To make a trap, you will need to purchase a trap tool from the merchant at the market. You will also need a net or a thunder bug, which you will combine with the trap tool to craft your very own trap at your item box.

Make sure that once you have crafted your traps, place them in your inventory so that you will always be prepared to set a trap and capture a monster.

Once your traps are completed, you will need to gather a few resources to craft your own tranquilizing bombs. You must harvest Sleep herbs and Parashrooms and combine them in your item box to create a tranquilizing bomb.

You must place a shock trap underneath a monster during a battle when you notice that they are tiring. Your pitfall traps can also be placed in an area surrounding the monster, and you will have to lure them into your trap.

Once a monster has fallen into your trap, you must use your tranquilizing bomb and throw it at the monster's head. You will have to knock the monster out, and you will then have successfully captured a monster.

Gaming with Abyss shows you how to capture a monster

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How To Craft Weapons and Armour Guides

Crafting weapons and armor in Monster Hunters Rise will require you to source specific materials that are needed to complete a weapon or piece of armor. The materials you will need to collect are mainly monster parts, ore, and bones.

As you progress throughout the game, you must forge armory from the previous monster you have defeated to take on the next. Upgrading and forging weaponry and armor is a constant throughout the game.

To forge weapons and armor, you will need to find a blacksmith. You will find the x blacksmith in the Kamaru Village, and you must click on him and select the option “forge.” 

To forge armor, the blacksmith will provide you with a list of items that you will need. Each monster that you defeat will allow you to harvest pieces of their armour which the blacksmith can forge for you by selecting the "forge” option when you talk to him.

WizardVava Gaming takes you through a guide on how to forge weapons.

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