Monster Hunter's controls aren't anything deviating too far from the standard, but they are still helpful to know (and a couple may catch you by surprise). Controls between the villages and the quest areas also differ greatly, so make sure you know which is which!
Note: For those who own a Circle Pad Pro or are using the New 3DS, controls are provided in parentheses ().
|Left C-Stick + R (ZR)||Run|
|START||Pull up menu|
|D-pad||Scroll through options in the menus.|
|A||Talk to NPCs, confirm options|
|B||Cancel out of options and exit menus.|
|X||Sort items in bag or in box|