The whole point of Monster Hunter: World is to hunt and kill monsters. Sure, there's plenty more to do like fishing, capturing wildlife, and crafting nice new weapons and armour, but you'll spend the bulk of your time whacking big monsters with even bigger swords.

To help you do that, we've documented the location of every single monster in the game, from the Ancient Forest all the way to the Rotten Vale and beyond. We've even organised them by location, and provided tips on how to find them and the materials they drop.

Small Monsters

Monster Locations Low Rank Materials High Rank Materials
Aptonoth Ancient Forest Raw Meat Raw Meat
Jagras Ancient Forest Jagras Hide / Jagras Scale / Sharp Claw Jagras Hide+ / Jagras Scale+ / Piercing Claw
Mernos Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Wingdrake Hide / Raw Meat Wingdrake Hide+ / Raw Meat
Vespoid All
Vespoid Shell / Vespoid Wing / Monster Fluid Vespoid Carapace / Vespoid Innerwing / Monster Broth
Mosswine Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste / Rotten Vale Mosswine Hide Mosswine Hide
Apceros Wildspire Waste Raw Meat Raw Meat
Kestodon Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Kestodon Shell / Kestodon Scalp Kestodon Carapace / Kestodon Scalp
Noios Wildspire Waste Wingdrake Hide / Screamer Sac Wingdrake Hide+ / Screamer Sac
Gajau Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Gajau Skin / Gajau Whisker Gajau Scale / Grand Gajau Whisker
Kelbi Wildspire Waste / Coral Highlands Warm Pelt / Raw Meat / White Liver High Quality Pelt / Raw Meat / White Liver
Raphinos Coral Highlands / Rotten Vale Wingdrake Hide / Raw Meat Wingdrake Hide+ / Raw Meat
Shamos Coral Highlands Shamos Hide / Shamos Scale / Sharp Claw Shamos Hide+ / Shamos Scale+ / Piercing Claw
Girros Rotten Vale Girros Hide / Girros Scale / Girros Fang Girros Hide+ / Girros Scale+ / Girros Fang
Hornetaur Rotten Vale Hornetaur Shell / Hornetaur Wing / Monster Fluid / Hornetaur Head Hornetaur Carapace / Hornetaur Innerwing / Monster Broth
Barnos Elder's Recess Wingdrake Hide Barnos Hide+ / Barnos Talon
Gastodon Elder's Recess N/A Gastodon Carapace / Gastodon Horn

Big Monsters

Monster Locations Low Rank Materials Carved Low Rank Materials Rewarded High Rank Materials Carved High Rank Materials Rewarded
Great Jagras Ancient Forest Great Jagras Scale / Great Jagras Hide / Great Jagras Mane / Great Jagras Claw Great Jagras Scale / Great Jagras Hide / Great Jagras Mane / Great Jagras Claw / Iron Ore / Monster Bone S Great Jagras Scale+ / Great Jagras Hide+ / Great Jagras Mane / Great Jagras Claw+ Great Jagras Hide+ / Great Jagras Scale+ / Great Jagras Mane / Great Jagras Claw+ / Monster Bone+
Kulu-Ya-Ku Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Kulu-Ya-Ku-Scale / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak Kulu-Ya-Ku-Scale / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak / Monster Bone S Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ / Bird Wyvern Gem Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ / Bird Wyvern Gem / Monster Bone+
Pukei-Pukei Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Pukei-Pukei Shell / Pukei-Pukei Quill / Pukei-Pukei Scale / Pukei-Pukei Tail / Pukei-Pukei Sac Pukei-Pukei Shell / Pukei-Pukei Scale / Pukei-Pukei Quill / Pukei-Pukei Sac / Monster Bone M / Poison Sac Pukei-Pukei Carapace / Pukei-Pukei Wing / Pukei-Pukei Tail / Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / Bird Wyvern Gem Pukei-Pukei Carapace / Pukei-Pukei Wing / Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / Bird Wyvern Gem / Monster Keenbone / Toxin Sac
Barroth Wildspire Waste Barroth Ridge / Barroth Claw / Barroth Shell / Barroth Tail / Barroth Scalp Barroth Ridge / Barroth Shell / Barroth Claw / Barroth Scalp / Monster Bone M / Fertile Mud Barroth Ridge+ / Barroth Claw+ / Barroth Carapace / Barroth Tail / Barroth Scalp / Wyvern Gem Barroth Ridge+ / Barroth Scalp / Barroth Claw+ / Barroth Carapace / Wyvern Gem / Monster Keenbone / Fertile Mud
Jyuratodus Wildspire Waste Jyuratodus Scale / Jyuratodus Shell / Jyuratodus Fang / Jyuratodus Fin Jyuratodus Shell / Jyuratodus Scale / Jyuratodus Fang / Jyuratodus Fin / Monster Bone M / Aqua Sac Jyuratodus Scale+ / Jyuratodus Carapace / Jyuratodus Fang+ / Jyuratodus Fin+ / Wyvern Gem Jyuratodus Scale+ / Jyuratodus Carapace / Jyuratodus Fang+ / Jyuratodus Fin+ / Wyvern Gem / Monster Keenbone / Torrent Sac
Tobi-Kadachi Ancient Forest Tobi-Kadachi Pelt / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane / Tobi-Kadachi Scale / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode / Tobi-Kadachi Claw Tobi-Kadachi Pelt / Tobi-Kadachi Scale / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane / Tobi-Kadachi Claw / Monster Bone M / Electro Sac Tobi-Kadachi Pelt+ / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane / Tobi-Kadachi Scale+ / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ / Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ / Wyvern Gem Tobi-Kadachi Pelt+ / Tobi-Kadachi Scale+ / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane / Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ / Wyvern Gem / Thunder Sac / Monster Keenbone
Anjanath Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Anjanath Pelt / Anjanath Scale / Anjanath Fang / Anjanath Nosebone / Anjanath Plate Anjanath Pelt / Anjanath Scale / Anjanath Nosebone / Anjanath Tail / Anjanath Plate / Monster Bone L / Flame Sac Anjanath Pelt+ / Anjanath Scale+ / Anjanath Fang+ / Anjanath Nosebone+ / Anjanath Plate / Anjanath Gem Anjanath Pelt+ / Anjanath Scale+ / Anjanath Nosebone+ / Anjanath Tail / Monster Keenbone / Inferno Sac
Rathian Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste Rathian Plate / Rathian Scale / Rathian Shell / Rathian Spike / Rathian Webbing / Rath Wingtalon Rathian Plate / Rathian Scale / Rathian Shell / Rathian Webbing / Rath Wingtalon / Monster Bone L / Flame Sac
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Coral Highlands Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Hide / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Hide / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore / Monster Bone L / Dash Extract Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Hide+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore+ Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Hide+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore+ / Monster Bone+ / Dash Extract
Paolumu Coral Highlands Paolumu Pelt / Paolumu Scale / Paolumu Shell / Paolumu Webbing Paolumu Scale / Paolumu Pelt / Paulumu Shell / Paolumu Webbing / Monster Bone L / Nourishing Extract Paolumu Pelt+ / Paolumu Scale+ / Paolumu Carapace / Paolumu Wing / Wyvern Gem Paolumu Pelt+ / Paolumu Scale+ / Paolumu Carapace / Paolumu Wing / Wyvern Gem / Monster Keenbone / Nourishing Extract
Great Girros Rotten Vale Great Girros Fang / Great Girros Hide / Great Girros Scale / Great Girros Hood / Great Girros Tail Great Girros Fang / Great Girros Hide / Great Girros Scale / Great Girros Hood / Monster Bone L / Paralysis Sac Great Girros Hide+ / Great Girros Hood+ / Great Girros Scale+ ???
Radobaan Rotten Vale Radobaan Shell / Radobaan Scale / Radobaan Oilshell / Radobaan Marrow Radobaan Shell / Radobaan Scale / Radobaan Oilshell / Radobaan Marrow / Monster Bone L / Sleep Sac Radobaan Carapace / Radobaan Tail / Radobaan Scale+ / Radobaan Medulla / Wyvern Gem Radobaan Carapace / Radobaan Scale+ / Radobaan Medulla / Wyvern Gem / Monster Keenbone / Coma Sac
Legiana Coral Highlands / Rotten Vale Legiana Hide / Legiana Scale / Legiana Claw / Legiana Webbing Legiana Hide / Legiana Scale / Legiana Claw / Legiana Webbing / Monster Bone+ / Frost Sac Legiana Hide+ / Legiana Scale+ / Legiana Claw+ / Legiana Wing / Legiana Plate / Legiana Gem Legiana Hide+ / Legiana Scale+ / Legiana Claw+ / Legiana Wing / Legiana Plate / Monster Hardbone / Freezer Sac
Odogaron Coral Highlands / Rotten Vale Odogaron Sinew / Odogaron Scale / Odogaron Claw / Odogaron Fang Odogaron Sinew / Odogaron Scale / Odogaron Claw / Odogaron Tail / Monster Bone+ / Nourishing Extract Odogaron Tail / Odogaron Sinew+ / Odogaron Scale+ / Odogaron Claw+ / Odogaron Fang+ / Odogaron Gem Odogaron Tail / Odogaron Sinew+ / Odogaron Scale+ / Odogaron Claw+ / Odogaron Plate / Monster Hardbone / Nourishing Extract
Rathalos Ancient Forest Rathalos Scale / Rathalos Shell / Rathalos Webbing / Rathalos Marrow Rathalos Shell / Rathalos Scale / Rath Wingtalon / Rathalos Webbing / Rathalos Tail / Monster Bone+ / Flame Sac Rathalos Scale+ / Rathalos Carapace / Rathalos Wing / Rathalos Medulla / Rathalos Plate / Rathalos Ruby Rathalos Scale+ / Rathalos Carapace / Rathalos Wing / Rathalos Plate / Monster Hardbone / Inferno Sac
Diablos Wildspire Waste Diablos Ridge / Diablos Fang / Diablos Shell / Diablos Tailcase / Diablos Marrow Diablos Ridge / Diablos Shell / Diablos Fang / Diablos Marrow / Monster Bone+ / Dash Extract Diablos Ridge+ / Diablos Carapace / Blos Medulla / Majestic Horn Diablos Ridge+ / Diablos Carapace / Blos Medulla / Monster Hardbone
Zorah Magdaros N/A N/A N/A N/A Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / Zorah Magdaros Ridge / Zorah Magdaros Pleura / Zorah Magdaros Magma / Zorah Magdaros Carapace / Zorah Magdaros Gem
Kirin Coral Highlands N/A N/A Kirin Thunderhorn / Kirin Hide / Kirin Mane / Kirin Tail Kirin Thunderhorn / Kirin Hide / Kirin Mane / Kirin Tail / Lightcrystal
Bazelgeuse All N/A N/A Bazelgeuse Scale+ / Bazelgeuse Carapace / Bazelgeuse Talon / Bazelgeuse Fuse / Bazelgeuse Wing / Bazelgeuse Gem / Bazelgeuse Tail Bazelgeuse Scale+ / Bazelgeuse Carapace / Bazelgeuse Talon / Bazelgeuse Fuse / Bazelgeuse Wing / Bazelgeuse Tail / Monster Hardbone
Pink Rathian Wildspire Waste / Coral Highlands N/A N/A Pink Rathian Carapace / Pink Rathian Scale+ / Rath Wingtalon / Rathian Webbing Pink Rathian Carapace / Pink Rathian Scale+ / Rath Wingtalon / Rathian Webbing / Monster Hardbone / Inferno Sac
Dodogama Elder's Recess N/A N/A Dodogama Scale+ / Dodogama Jaw / Dodogama Talon / Dodogama Hide+ / Dodogama Tail Dodogama Scale+ / Dodogama Jaw / Dodogama Talon / Dodogama Hide+ / Dodogama Tail
Kushala Daora Elder's Recess N/A N/A Daora Dragon Scale+ / Daora Carapace / Daora Claw+ / Daora Horn+ / Daora Webbing Daora Dragon Scale+ / Daora Carapace / Daora Claw+ / Daora Webbing / Elder Dragon Blood / Elder Dragon Bone
Lavasioth Elder's Recess N/A N/A Lavasioth Scale+ / Lavasioth Carapace / Lavasioth Fang+ / Lavasioth Fin+ Lavasioth Scale+ / Lavasioth Carapace / Lavasioth Fang+ / Lavasioth Fin+ / Monster Hardbone / Inferno Sac
Nergigante Wildspire Waste N/A N/A Immortal Dragonscale / Nergigante Carapace / Nergigante Talon / Nergigante Horn+ / Nergigante Regrowth Plate / Nergigante Gem / Nergigante Tail Immortal Dragonscale / Nergigante Carapace / Nergigante Talon / Nergigante Regrowth Plate / Elder Dragon Bone / Elder Dragon Blood
Teostra Elder's Recess N/A N/A Teostra Mane / Teostra Gem / Teostra Horn+ / Fire Dragon Scale+ Teostra Mane / Teostra Gem / Teostra Horn+ / Fire Dragon Scale+
Uragaan Elder's Recess N/A N/A Uragaan Carapace / Uragaan Scale+ / Uragaan Scute / Uragaan Marrow / Uragaan Ruby Uragaan Carapace / Uragaan Scale+ / Uragaan Scute / Uragaan Marrow / Monster Hardbone / Inferno Sac / Firecell Stone
Vaal Hazak Rotten Vale N/A N/A Vaal Hazak Carapace / Deceased Scale / Vaal Hazak Talon / Vaal Hazak Fang+ / Vaal Hazak Wing / Vaal Hazak Gem / Vaal Hazak Membrane / Vaal Hazak Tail Vaal Hazak Carapace / Deceased Scale / Vaal Hazak Talon / Vaal Hazak Wing / Vaal Hazak Membrane / Elder Dragon Bone / Elder Dragon Blood
Xeno'jiiva Elder's Recess N/A N/A Xeno'jiiva Shell / Xeno'jiiva Soulscale / Xeno'jiiva Claw / Xeno'jiiva Horn / Xeno'jiiva Wing / Xeno'jiiva Gem / Xeno'jiiva Veil Xeno'jiiva Shell / Xeno'jiiva Soulscale / Xeno'jiiva Wing / Xeno'jiiva Veil / Xeno'jiiva Gem / Elder Dragon Bone / Elder Dragon Blood
Azure Rathalos Ancient Forest / Elder's Recess N/A N/A Azure Rathalos Scale+ / Azure Rathalos Carapace / Azure Rathalos Wing / Azure Rathalos / Medulla Azure Rathalos Scale+ / Azure Rathalos Carapace / Azure Rathalos Wing / Azure Rathalos Tail / Monster Hardbone / Inferno Sac
Black Diablos Wildspire Waste N/A N/A Diablos Ridge / Diablos Ridge+ / Diablos Fang / Diablos Shell / Diablos Carapace / Diablos Tailcase / Diablos Marrow / Blos Medulla Diablos Ridge / Diablos Ridge+ / Diablos Fang / Diablos Shell / Diablos Carapace / Diablos Tailcase / Diablos Marrow / Blos Medulla / Monster Bone+ / Monster Hardbone / Dash Extract