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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Strategy Guide

Author(s): James Bowden
First Published: 11-04-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 12-08-2020 / 02:57 GMT

Family: Herbivore

Size: Medium - Large

Element: N/A


The first monster you encounter in the wild, the Aptonoth can be intimidaitng, but are defenceless as far as monsters go. Use them to practice your weapons and gather meat in preparation for fiercer fights.


**Weak Spots** **Susceptible**
Body, Head N/A
**Strong Against** **Weak Against**
Dragon Everything Else


Head Butt : The Aptonoth will lower its head and move quickly towards the player.

Recommended Strategy

Just hit the Aptonoth a few times. Even early in the game they can't provide much resistance.


  • Upon killing an Aptonoth the rest of its herd will attempt to escape the area.
  • Aptonoth provide food for many of the larger creatures in the game, such as Rathians, who will pin and eat them when their stamina starts to run low.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    11 April 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Easy to understand tips and pointers for novice players including combat strategies, essential items and how best to leverage the utilities of Moga Village. From new hunter to fact craving veteran, the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Strategy Guide is guaranteed to hold vital information for hunters of any colour.

Version 1.0:

  • Explanations of the game's many weapons and advice on how to use them.
  • A comprehensive Monster list that includes weaknesses, attacks and hunting strategies, for every creature from Altaroth to Zinogre.
  • Information for every Area of every Map.
  • Full 720p screenshots illustrate the guide.

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