Starting Locations of All Monsters | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

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This is an article about the starting locations of all monsters in Monster Hunter World (MHW). If you want to know more about which area they would spawn first as well as areas they will visit and rest, read on!

Ancient Forest

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
AnjanathAnjanath 2 / 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 13
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos 15 1 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 16 17
BanbaroBanbaro 6 / 12 1 / 4 / 6 / 12 1
Blackveil Vaal HazakBlackveil Vaal Hazak 12 (1st time) / 8 2 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 14 14
DeviljhoDeviljho 1 / 8 / 11 1 / 4 / 8 / 9 / 14 13
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 / 16 7
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath 3 / 8 Coming soon! Coming soon!
GlavenusGlavenus 8 1 / 4 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 15 15
Great JagrasGreat Jagras 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 2
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku 5 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 14 / 15 / 16 7
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora 5 5 16
NargacugaNargacuga 9 1 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 14 14
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu 9 8 / 9 8
OdogaronOdogaron 2 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 4
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei 6 6 / 8 6
RajangRajang 5 Coming soon! 13
RathalosRathalos 16 1 / 5 / 8 / 14 / 16 16
RathianRathian 6 5 / 6 / 8 / 11 / 12 / 14 16
Savage DeviljhoSavage Deviljho 1 Coming soon! Coming soon!
Scarred Yian GarugaScarred Yian Garuga 9 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 8
TigrexTigrex 7 / 12 1 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 12 / 15 15
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi 14 5 / 11 / 12 / 14 / 15 14
VelkhanaVelkhana 6 Coming soon! Coming soon!
Yian GarugaYian Garuga 8 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 8
ZinogreZinogre 12 / 8 1 (Night only) / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 13

Ancient Forest Maps and Materials

Wildspire Waste

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
AnjanathAnjanath 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 3
BarrothBarroth 6 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 9
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 / 14 12
Black DiablosBlack Diablos 13 6 / 13 / 14 14
DeviljhoDeviljho 8 Coming soon! 13
DiablosDiablos 14 6 / 8 / 13 14
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron 2004/6/7 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 13 13
GlavenusGlavenus 12 (1st time) 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 12 12
JyuratodusJyuratodus 10 4 / 9 / 10 10
Kulu-Ya-KuKulu-Ya-Ku 5 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 6
LunastraLunastra 8 13 14
Nightshade PaolumuNightshade Paolumu 2 (1st time) 2 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 9 3
Pink RathianPink Rathian 1 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 / 14 12
Pukei-PukeiPukei-Pukei 6 2 / 3 / 6 3
RathianRathian 3 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 12 12
TeostraTeostra 13 8 / 13 / 14 14
TigrexTigrex 2 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 10 3
VelkhanaVelkhana 6 Coming soon! Coming soon!

Wildspire Waste Maps and Materials

Coral Highlands

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Arch-Tempered KirinArch-Tempered Kirin 8 2 / 12 / 13 / 15 10
Arch-Tempered NamielleArch-Tempered Namielle 4 5 / 10 / 12 8
BanbaroBanbaro 1 1 / 2 / 3 2
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15 13
Coral Pukei-PukeiCoral Pukei-Pukei 4 (1st time) 2 / 4 / 5 / 8 4
DeviljhoDeviljho 5 Coming soon! 10
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron 8 (1st time) / 2 / 12 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 10
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath 8 Coming soon! Coming soon!
KirinKirin 8 2 / 12 / 13 / 15 15
NamielleNamielle 15 4 / 8 / 13 / 15 15
NargacugaNargacuga 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 7
PaolumuPaolumu 5 3 / 5 / 10 9
Pink RathianPink Rathian 5 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 15 10
Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 7
VelkhanaVelkhana 4 Coming soon! Coming soon!
ZinogreZinogre 4 4 / 5 / 8 5

Coral Highlands Maps and Materials

Rotten Vale

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Acidic GlavenusAcidic Glavenus 9 (1st time) / 8 6 / 8 / 9 / 12 12
Arch-Tempered Vaal HazakArch-Tempered Vaal Hazak 8 9 / 10 / 12 / 14 16
BanbaroBanbaro 6 2 / 4 / 6 3
Blackveil Vaal HazakBlackveil Vaal Hazak 8 / 9 / 14 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 14 / 16 16
DeviljhoDeviljho 7 3 12
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron 10 / 3 3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 13
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath 2 / 3 / 4 Coming soon! Coming soon!
Great GirrosGreat Girros 7 6 / 7 / 8 7
LegianaLegiana 12 12 / 13 / 15 15
OdogaronOdogaron 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 14 / 16 13
RadobaanRadobaan 1 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 2
TigrexTigrex 4 (1st time) / 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 2
Vaal HazakVaal Hazak 16 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14 16
VelkhanaVelkhana 2 Coming soon! Coming soon!

Rotten Vale Maps and Materials

Elder's Recess

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Arch-Tempered Kushala DaoraArch-Tempered Kushala Daora 3 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 12
Arch-Tempered LunastraArch-Tempered Lunastra 11 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 13
Arch-Tempered NergiganteArch-Tempered Nergigante 8 8→9→(12→11→7→8)→9→14→15(瀕死) 15
Arch-Tempered TeostraArch-Tempered Teostra 12 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 13
Arch-Tempered VelkhanaArch-Tempered Velkhana 8 9/3/2 Coming soon!
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos 11 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 3
BanbaroBanbaro 11 2 / 3 / 9 / 11 / 12 9
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse - 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 3
BehemothBehemoth 8 8 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 Coming soon!
BrachydiosBrachydios 5 (1st time) 5 / 8 / 11 / 12 5
Brute TigrexBrute Tigrex 7 6 / 7 / 11 / 12 6
DodogamaDodogama 9 2 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 9 8
Ebony OdogaronEbony Odogaron 8 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 11 / 14 6
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath 8/2 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 9
GlavenusGlavenus 12 6 / 9 / 11 / 12 6
Gold RathianGold Rathian 15 15 15
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora 3 3 4
LavasiothLavasioth 10 7 / 11 10
LunastraLunastra 11 8 / 9 / 12 13
NergiganteNergigante 14 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 / 14 15
Seething BazelgeuseSeething Bazelgeuse 9 (1st time) / 7 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 3
Silver RathalosSilver Rathalos 15 15 15
TeostraTeostra 13 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 13
TigrexTigrex 12 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 6
UragaanUragaan 2 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 6
VelkhanaVelkhana 8 Coming soon! Coming soon!

Elder's Recess Maps and Materials

Hoarfrost Reach

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
BanbaroBanbaro 4 (1st time) 1 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 10 6
BariothBarioth 7 (1st time) 1 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 11 / 14 / 15 7
BeotodusBeotodus 2 (1st time) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 3
Fulgur AnjanathFulgur Anjanath 6 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 6
Furious RajangFurious Rajang 7 13/14/15 6
Shrieking LegianaShrieking Legiana 15 (1st time) 13 / 14 13
Stygian ZinogreStygian Zinogre 14 13/14/15 14
TigrexTigrex 7 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 13 / 14 / 15 6
VelkhanaVelkhana 14 6 / 7 / 14 / 15 16
Viper Tobi-KadachiViper Tobi-Kadachi 10 (1st time) 4 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 8
ZinogreZinogre 14 6 / 7 / 13 / 14 / 15 14

Hoarfrost Reach Maps and Materials

Guiding Lands

Name Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Brute TigrexBrute Tigrex 3 / 4 / 12 / 13 12
Gold RathianGold Rathian 9 9 9
Raging BrachydiosRaging Brachydios 2 3/14/15 -
Ruiner NergiganteRuiner Nergigante 9 3 / 9 9
Scarred Yian GarugaScarred Yian Garuga 6 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 7
Silver RathalosSilver Rathalos 11 11 11
Yian GarugaYian Garuga 3 Coming soon! Coming soon!
ZinogreZinogre 7 6 / 7 7

Guiding Lands Maps and Materials

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Iceborne Maps

Hoarfrost Reach ImageHoarfrost Reach Guiding Lands ImageGuiding Lands

Monster Hunter World Maps

Ancient Forest ImageAncient Forest Wildspire Waste ImageWildspire Waste Coral Highlands ImageCoral Highlands
Rotten Vale ImageRotten Vale ElderElder's Recess Caverns of El Dorado ImageCaverns of El Dorado

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