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This is a list of all Optional Quests in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Read on to see all kinds of Optional Quests available to you in Monster Hunter World!

Optional Quests List

These are quests that are unnecessary to be completed to advance the game's story. They, however, can be accepted repeatedly which can allow you to grind for gears and items you need for future quests. For a list of all the optional quests avaialable in the iceborne expansion, see the link below.

Optional Quests - Iceborne

Low Rank Optional Quests

Quest Name/Rank Requirement Target Area
Learning the Clutch
(1人まで)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Arena
Special Arena: Odogaron
(HR10)
OdogaronOdogaron Special Arena
Special Arena: Rathalos
(HR10)
RathalosRathalos Special Arena
Special Arena: Diablos
(HR10)
DiablosDiablos Special Arena
Big Brained Bandit
(HR2)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a Kulu-Ya-Ku.
Scatternut Shortage
(HR2)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quest "Urgent: Pukei Pukei Hunt".
Mired In The Spire
(HR2)
BarrothBarroth Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: The Best Kind of Quest
Camp Crasher
(HR3)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
The Pain From Gains
(HR3)
No Targets Available. Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
Exterminator Of The Waste
(HR3)
No Targets Available. Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
The Piscine Problem
(HR3)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear "Sinister Shadows In The Swamp"
Prickly Predicament
(HR3)
No Targets Available. Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Talk to the botanist after clearing the quest "Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi"
Gettin' Yolked In The Waste
(HR3)
No Targets Available. Wildspire Waste
Landing The Landslide Wyvern
(HR3)
BarrothBarroth Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear "The Best Kind of Quest"
Special Arena: Pukei-Pukei
(HR3)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Appears after the Zorah Magdaros operation.
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
(HR4)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear "Flying Sparks: Tobi Kadachi"
Special Arena: Barroth
(HR4)
BarrothBarroth Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Clear "Sinister Shadows In The Swamp"
One Helluva Sinus Infection
(HR4)
AnjanathAnjanath Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath".
Gettin' Yolked In The Forest
(HR4)
No Targets Available. Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath" then talk with the chef.
Special Arena: Tobi-Kadachi
(HR5)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quesst "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture a Tobi-Kadachi.
Royal Relocation
(HR5)
RathianRathian Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Talk to the botanist after the Zorah Magdaros Operation.
Special Arena: Anjanath
(HR5)
AnjanathAnjanath Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture an Anjanath. Talk to the commander of the 3rd fleet after doing so.
Special Arena: Rathian
(HR5)
RathianRathian Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "The Encroaching Anjanath" and capture a Rathian.
It's A Crying Shamos
(HR6)
No Targets Available. Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Discover a campsite in the Coral Highlands then talk with the chef.
A Tzitzi For Science
(HR6)
Tzitzi-ya-kuTzitzi-ya-ku Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Discover a campsite in the Coral Highlands.
Sorry You're Not Invited
(HR6)
PaolumuPaolumu Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quest ”Ballooning Problems".
What A Bunch Of Abalone
(HR6)
No Targets Available. Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Talk to the chief after discovering a campsite in the Coral Highlands.
White Monster For A White Coat
(HR6)
PaolumuPaolumu Coral Highlands
Troubled Troupers
(HR6)
Tzitzi-ya-kuTzitzi-ya-ku Coral Highlands
Special Arena: Paolumu
(HR7)
PaolumuPaolumu Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Ballooning Problems" and capture a Paulumu.
Persistent Pests
(HR8)
No Targets Available. Rotten Vale
A Rotten Thing To Do
(HR8)
Great GirrosGreat Girros Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock".
A Bone To Pick
(HR8)
RadobaanRadobaan Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock".
On Nightmare's Wings
(HR8)
No Targets Available. Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Radobaan Roadblock" then talk to the armor shop attendant.
Special Arena: Radobaan
(HR8)
RadobaanRadobaan Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Discover a camp site in the Coral Highlands and capture a Radobaan.
When Desire Becomes An Obsession
(HR8)
RathalosRathalos Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a Rathalos.
Twin Spires Upon The Sands
(HR8)
DiablosDiablos Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Horned Tyrant Below The Sands"
A Humid Headache
(HR8)
LegianaLegiana Coral Highlands
Gone In A Flash
(HR8)
KirinKirin Coral Highlands
Scratching The Itch
(HR8)
OdogaronOdogaron Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Into The Bowels of The Flame".
Man's Best Friend
(HR8)
OdogaronOdogaron Rotten Vale
The Meat Of The Matter
(HR8)
No Targets Available. Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Into The Bowels of The Flame" then talk to the chef.
Redefining The "Power Couple"
(HR9)
RathalosRathalos Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Talk to the armor shop attendant after reaching HR 10 or higher.
Special Arena: Legiana
(HR9)
LegianaLegiana Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "The Embodiment of Legiana" and capture a Legiana.
Butting Heads With Nature
(No Condition)
No Targets Available. Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Kestodon Kerfuffle"
Jagras of The Ancient Forest
(No Condition)
No Targets Available. Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear "Jagras of The Ancient Forest"
Fungal Flexin' In The Ancient Forest
(No Condition)
No Targets Available. Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Clear "Jagras of The Ancient Forest"
The Great Glutton
(No Condition)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a Great jagras.

High Rank Optional Quests

Quest Name/Rank Requirement Target Area
The Sapphire Star's Guidance
(HR100)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: After reaching 100HR, talk with the commander.
Left Quite The Impression
(HR11)
Zorah MagdorosZorah Magdoros Everstream
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Invader In The Waste"
Hard To Swallow
(HR11)
Great JagrasGreat Jagras Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Great Jagras.
Google-eyed Green Monster
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
A Hair-Raising Experience
(HR11)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Tobi-Kadachi.
It Can't See You If You Don't Move
(HR11)
AnjanathAnjanath Ancient Forest
The Sleeping Sylvan Queen
(HR11)
RathianRathian Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Rathian.
Stuck In Their Ways
(HR11)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Ancient Forest
Keep Your Hands To Yourself!
(HR11)
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Kulu-Ya-Ku.
A Crown Of Mud And Anger
(HR11)
BarrothBarroth Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and a high rank barroth.
Pukei-Pukei Ambush
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Up To Your Waist In The Waste
(HR11)
JyuratodusJyuratodus Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Jyuratodus.
Brown Desert, Green Queen
(HR11)
RathianRathian Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Rathian.
Trespassing Troublemaker
(HR11)
AnjanathAnjanath Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Complete the mission "Tickled Pink".
Say Cheese!
(HR11)
Tzitzi-ya-kuTzitzi-ya-ku Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Discover and Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Loop the Paolumu
(HR11)
PaolumuPaolumu Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Discover and Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
A Tingling Taste
(HR11)
Great GirrosGreat Girros Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Great Girros.
Stuck in a Rut
(HR11)
RadobaanRadobaan Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Hunt a high rank Pukei-Pukei and discover a high rank Radobaan.
Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver
(HR11)
No Targets Available. Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: After hunting a high rank Pukei-Pukei, talk with the chef.
Chef Quest! A Rotten Request
(HR11)
No Targets Available. Rotten Vale
Special Arena: HR Pukei-Pukei
(HR11)
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Discover a high rank Pukei-Pukei and capture a high rank Pukei-Pukei.
Special Arena: HR Barroth
(HR11)
BarrothBarroth Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Discover a high rank Pukei-Pukei and capture a high rank Barroth.
Special Arena: HR Tobi-Kadachi
(HR12)
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Tobi-Kadachi.
Special Arena: HR Anjanath
(HR12)
AnjanathAnjanath Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Anjanath.
Special Arena: HR Rathian
(HR12)
RathianRathian Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Rathian.
Special Arena: HR Paolumu
(HR12)
PaolumuPaolumu Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Paolumu.
Special Arena: HR Radobaan
(HR12)
RadobaanRadobaan Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Tickled Pink" and capture a Radobaan.
A Cherry Wind upon the Reefs
(HR12)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World"
Pretty in Pink
(HR12)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World"
Today's Special: Hunter Flambe
(HR13)
DeviljhoDeviljho Ancient Forest
A Fiery Convergence
(HR13)
LavasiothLavasioth Elder's Recess
Ruler of the Azure Skies
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Discover an Azure Rathalos.
Ore-eating Occupier
(HR13)
UragaanUragaan Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Discover Uragaan.
Lavasioth, Master of Magma
(HR13)
LavasiothLavasioth Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Discover Lavasioth.
Legiana: Highlands Royalty
(HR13)
LegianaLegiana Coral Highlands
Unlock Requirements: Discover a high rank Legiana.
Well, That Diablos!
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Discover a high rank Diablos.
Rathalos in Blue
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Discover an Azure Rathalos.
The Eater of Elders
(HR13)
NergiganteNergigante Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst"
Dodogama Drama
(HR13)
DodogamaDodogama Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: After your first visit in Elder's Recess and after discovering a Dodogama.
A Scalding Scoop
(HR13)
No Targets Available. Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: After your first visit in Elder's Recess.
A Meow for Help
(HR13)
No Targets Available. Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: After your first visit in Elder's Recess.
Chef Quest! Gajalaka Lockdown
(HR13)
No Targets Available. Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Talk to the chef after completing the quest "Chef Quest! A Rotten Request".
Rathalos Rematch
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: Discover a High Rank Rathalos.
The Red and Blue Crew
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos Ancient Forest
Unlock Requirements: After discovering a high rank Rathalos and Rathian, talk to the armor shop attendant.
Two-horned Hostility
(HR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Discover a Black Diablos.
RRRRRumble in the Waste!
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Clear the quest "A Sore Site" then talk to the 3rd commander after discovering a Black Diablos.
A Sore Site
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Coral Highlands
Talons of Ire and Ice
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Coral Highlands
Odogaron Unleashed
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Discover a high rank Odogaron after the first visit in the Elder's Recess.
Bazelgeuse In The Field Of Fire
(HR13)
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Man's Best Friend"
Special Arena: HR Pink Rathian
(HR13)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Old World Monster In The New World" and capture a high rank Pink Rathian.
Special Arena: HR Legiana
(HR13)
LegianaLegiana Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Legiana.
Special Arena: HR Odogaron
(HR13)
OdogaronOdogaron Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Odogaron.
Special Arena: HR Azure Rathalos
(HR13)
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture an Azure Rathalos.
Special Arena: HR Diablos
(HR13)
DiablosDiablos Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a High Rank Diablos.
Special Arena: HR Black Diablos
(HR13)
Black DiablosBlack Diablos Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a Black Diablos.
Special Arena: HR Uragaan
(HR13)
UragaanUragaan Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Uragaan.
Special Arena: HR Rathalos
(HR13)
RathalosRathalos Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "A Wound and a Thirst" and capture a high rank Rathalos.
Lightning Strikes Twice
(HR14)
KirinKirin Coral Highlands
Master of the Gale
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel"
Stirrings From The Grave
(HR14)
Vaal HazakVaal Hazak Rotten Vale
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest 'Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak"
The Winds of Wrath Bite Deep
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
The Fires of Hell Bite Deep
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
A Portent of Disaster
(HR14)
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora Ancient Forest
Hellfire's Stronghold
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "Teostra the Infernal"
A Blaze in the Sand
(HR14)
TeostraTeostra Wildspire Waste
The White Winds of the New World
(HR15)
OdogaronOdogaron Special Arena
Unlock Requirements: Complete all quests available during this time then talk to the commander.
Showdown: the Muck and the Maul
(HR15)
RadobaanRadobaan Special Arena
New World Sky, New World Flower
(HR15)
Pink RathianPink Rathian Special Arena
Infernal Monarchy
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Wildspire Waste
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "No Remorse, No Surrender".
Blue Prominence
(HR16)
LunastraLunastra Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "No Remorse, No Surrender".
A Visitor From Eorzea
(HR16)
BehemothBehemoth Elder's Recess
Unlock Requirements: Complete the quest "He Taketh It With His eyes".
A Light Upon the River's Gloom
(HR16)
XenoXeno'jiiva Confluence of Fates
Unlock Requirements: Randomly appears after discovering the "Confluence of Fates" location.
A Summons from Below
(HRを15)
OdogaronOdogaron Rotten Vale

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