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This is a farming guide for Thunderbug, an insect in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn how to get Thunderbug, all gathering locations, drop rates from monsters and quests, also Thunderbug effects, and uses in equipment and decoration crafting.

Thunderbug - Basic Information

Name Thunderbug ImageThunderbug
Name (JP) 雷光虫
Description An insect that sparks when hit. Required to make Shock Traps and Thunder Ammo.
Rarity 4 Type Insects
Sell Price 80 Hold Limit 10

Thunderbug - How to Find and Farm

Location Summary
Gathered from specific spots in the map.

Found on the Map

Map Area
Shrine Ruins 1, 3, 6, 7, 9
Flooded Forest 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
Frost Islands 1, 4, 5, 7
Lava Caverns 1, 2, 3, 6, 9
Jungle 7, 8, 9
Citadel 1, 4, 5, 9
Citadel 1, 4, 5, 9

Meowcenaries: High Rank

Map Node Type
Lava Caverns Bug Node

As a Quest Reward

Type HR Quest Name Drop Rate (#)
Hub Quest ★2 Hide, Hide, Hide! ★½
Village Quest ★3 Ladies of the Lake ★½
Village Quest ★3 Breath of the Past ★½
Village Quest ★3 Obnoxious Lord, Noxious Monster ★½
Hub Quest ★5 Flooded Forest Fiasco -
Hub Quest M★1 [REDACTED] ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★1 A Sinking Feeling ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★1 Need a Hunter, ASAP! ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★1 Buggin' Out ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★1 Supply Line Shell Game ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★2 Plant Probe Pests ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★3 My Ceanataur Gently Weeps ★½ (x2)
Hub Quest M★3 Pollution Problems ★½ (x2)
Support Survey M★3 Operation Shogun Ceanataur ★½ (x2)
Support Survey M★4 Flooded Forest Probe ★½ (x2)
Follower Quest M★4 Flooded Forest Feast ★½ (x2)

Item drop rate is ranked from 1 to 5 ★, with five stars being the most common. A half star is indicated with ½. Items which are guaranteed a minimum of a set amount are marked as "min."

As a Delivery Quest Target Reward

HR Quest Name Drop Rate (#)
★3 Breath of the Past ★½
★3 The Cactus Diet ★½
★4 Getting Back the Groceries ★½

Delivery Quests each have a special set of Target Rewards to replace those earned by hunting Monsters.

Through Argosy's Trade Request

You can easily farm Thunderbug through the Argosy using the Trade Request. Simply select Thunderbug from the Mushyroom Market before sending out your Buddies!

Argosy Trading Guide

Thunderbug - Uses and Effects

Effect Summary
Used to craft Shock traps and Thunder ammos.

Used to Craft Weapons

Bow Image Usurper's Rumble I (×5) Dual Blades Image Felyne Claws I (×2)

Used to Upgrade Weapons

Hammer Image Bag o' Horrors I (×3) Hunting Horn Image Droth Drone I (×3)
Lance Image Volvi Stroke I (×4) Switch Axe Image Assault Axe I (×4)

Used to Craft Armor and Buddy Equipment

Arms Image Melahoa Branch X (×2) Legs Image Melahoa Roots X (×2)
Arms Image Zinogre Braces S (×3) Arms Image Zinogre Braces X (×3)
Arms Image Melahoa Branch S (×2) Legs Image Melahoa Roots S (×2)
Arms Image Melahoa Branch (×2) Legs Image Melahoa Roots (×2)
Arms Image Zinogre Braces (×3)

Used in Crafting

Trap Tool.pngTrap Tool Thunderbug.pngThunderbug Shock Trap.pngShock Trap
Normal Ammo 1.pngNormal Ammo 1 Thunderbug.pngThunderbug Thunder Ammo.pngThunder Ammo
Pierce Ammo 1.pngPierce Ammo 1 Thunderbug.pngThunderbug Piercing Thunder Ammo.pngPiercing Thunder Ammo

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