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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Training Area Guide

This is an article about the Training Area in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn how to unlock the training area, how to use the training area facilities like the Toadversary, where to find the secret mural, and more!

How to Unlock the Training Area

Go to the Buddy Plaza then Move to the Training Area

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The Training Area can be unlocked for the first time by first going to the Buddy Plaza. Buddy Expert Shirubei will introduce you to all Buddy Plaza facilities including the way to get to the Training Area.

Approach the boat then move to the Training Area! Once you've been to the Training Area for the first time, Training Area fast travel via the Village Map will be unlocked.

Training Area Features

Test Out Your Weapons

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Practice Your Weapons

You may use the training area to test out your weapon and armor builds so you can take down monsters more efficiently! This can also be a training ground for when you want to get used to a certain new weapon you want to try!

You may also change weapon types on the fly! Just interact with the Item Box near the entrance and choose Manage Equipment.

All Weapon Types and Guides

Practice Your Switch Skills

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With the introduction of Switch Skill, the Training Area conveniently put an Item Box that allows you to customize your Switch Skill build on the fly. Just interact with the Item Box and choose Change Switch Skill.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Use Switch Skills

Practice in Multiplayer

In Monster Hunter World, only one player can enter the Training Area. In Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), you will be able to practice in the Training Area with your friends!

How to Play Online: Local Co-op and Demo Multiplayer

Unlimited Items

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While in the Training Area, all your items will not be consumed. This is useful when you want to know the effects of certain consumables like Dash Juice or Demon Powder on your overall playstyle. You Bow Coatings and Bowgun ammo don't get consumed too!

Test the Capabilities of Your Buddies

The Hunter (or Hunters, in multiplayer) can bring Buddies inside the Training Area. This can also be a way to test out different Buddy equipment for you to use!

Buddy Equipment

Practice Your Gunner Skills

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Ranged weapons (Bow, Light Bowgun, and Heavy Bowgun) can be practiced here without wasting resources like ammo and coating. Improve your aim and damage dealt here!

Adjust Settings from the Training Area Arena

You can change the different settings for Toadversary and the target range by accessing a menu while inside the Training Area.

To do this, head over to the Start Menu by holding the Plus (+) button then go to Quests Tab (Tab 2) → Training Options. From there you may choose to change Settings for:

  • Head Position
  • Direction the Dummy is facing
  • If the Dummy will track the player
  • Set the action setting for the Dummy (Standby, Projectile Attack, Stomp)
  • Set whether the Targets for the Firing Range is moving or not
  • Set the number of Wirebugs (2, 3, Infinite)

Training Area Facilities

Toadversary, the Tetranadon Dummy

A huge dummy in the middle of the Training Area called Toadversary resembles that of a Tetranadon. The dummy's action will depend on the Training Options set by the player!

The Dummy Has Moves!

Depending on the Training Option settings, the dummy will have either a melee attack (Stomp) or a ranged attack (Projectile). This is a huge help especially with practicing the timings for all the counterattack moves and silkbind attacks introduced in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise).

Stomp Projectile

The Dummy Can Be Stunned

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Toadversary Stun

When hit with blunt weapons, the dummy can be stunned. This can effectively give you an estimate of how effective your blunt attacks can be.

Gunner Practice Range

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Practice Range

A practice range for gunners (LBG and HBG users rejoice!) is present in the Training Area. This can help refine your aim to aid when you are fighting the real thing!

Cannon and Ballista Practice

Cannons and Ballistae are present in the Training Area. You can use this to practice for when you need to use them in Rampages or in the Final Boss fight.

Training Area Secret Mural

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There is a secret mural on top of the waterfall behind the dummy in the Training Area. The mural looks centuries old and may hold secrets regarding the Rampage!

How to Get to the Training Area Secret Mural

Use The Infinite Wirebugs Option

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The fastest way to get to the mural on top of the waterfall is to set the Wirebug Gauge to Infinite Use in the Training Options then wiredash your way to the top! We suggest spamming ZL + ZR then point the reticle towards the top of the waterfall!

Secret Mural Drawings

The drawings on the secret mural depict the people of Kamura fighting against the Rampage. Not only that, there are silhouettes of specific monsters impressed on the mural - with the six of them confirmed to have Apex versions in MH Rise!


We think there is a pattern here and that we're going to get Apex Crimson Glow Valstrax in future updates but we don't know for sure until it's confirmed! Nevertheless, we are very excited!

Training Area Location

Accessed Through the Buddy Plaza

The Training Area can be accessed through a boat to the right of the Argosy in the Buddy Plaza. You can easily see the boat in between two Palamute statues.

Accessed Through the Village Map

While in the Village, press and hold the minus button (-) to get access to the Village Map. Choose Training Area from the options!

Training Area Has Access to Kamura Village

You can go straight to Kamura Village, the Gathering Hub, and your Room by talking to the Training Area Palico!

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Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room Training Area Guide
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Palico Guide Palamute Guide
Cohoot Guide List of Settings
Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
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Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
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Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
Hunter Rank (HR) Guide Rampage Guide
Crafting List What is the Rampage?
How to Lock-On and Target Settings Switch Skills Guide
Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide How to Use Photo Mode
Unchangeable Features How to Fast Travel
Fishing Guide Quest Completion Rewards
How to Carry Eggs Respawn Timers
Melding Pot Guide How to Upgrade Kinsects
How to Change Armor Pigment How to Hide Armor Pieces
Solo and Offline Play Guide How Does Sharpness Work?
How to Rollback Weapons How to Forge Weapons and Armor
Damage Types: Difference Between Sever, Blunt, Projectile Damage How to Use Weapon and Armor Designs
Online Play
Multiplayer and Co-op Guide Hunter Connect and Like Function
How to use the Chat Feature How to Use Gestures
Join Requests Guide How Does Difficulty Scaling Work?

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

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      Looking good!

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