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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

Meowcenaries: High Rank

Map Node Type
Lava Caverns Bug Node

As a Quest Reward

Type HR Quest Name Drop Rate (#)
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 ★2 Hide, Hide, Hide! ★½

Item drop rate is ranked from 1 to 5 ★, with five stars being the most common. A half star is indicated with ½.

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.

Thunderbug - Uses and Effects

Effect Summary
Used to craft Shock traps and Thunder ammos.

Used to Craft Weapons

Usurper's Rumble I (×5) Felyne Claws I (×2)

Used to Upgrade Weapons

Bag o' Horrors I (×3) Droth Drone I (×3)
Volvi Stroke I (×4) Assault Axe I (×4)

Used to Craft Armor and Buddy Equipment

Zinogre Braces S (×3) Melahoa Branch S (×2)
Melahoa Roots S (×2) Melahoa Branch (×2)
Melahoa Roots (×2) 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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      Is April 20 confirmed?? Where’d u get the date

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      Player list provides all of their equipment information. But honestly that doesn't really matter mid hunt. Don't add DPS trackers. It gets really annoying hunting with someone thats just shouting out the damage numbers all hunt

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