Looking to breeze through this section so that you can reach the top of the world as soon as you can? Then look no further. Here's the key quests that you have to complete!
Note: Is the key quest not showing up? Well, unfortunately, a good deal of them are tied to previous quest chains that aren't key quests . So if you skipped over them, you'll be barred from going further. Don't worry though, all prerequisites are listed, and you can go back to the previous sections to see what you missed!
The Thunderclaw Wyvern
Objective: Hunt an Astalos
Location: Verdant Hills
Subquest: Wound Astalos's crest
Notes: You must complete the 3-star village quest "Into the Wyvern's Den" for this quest to show up! You ran away from Astalos last time, but this time it's time Astalos to do the departing. Astalos uses thunder element attacks and so if you're majorly weak to thunder, watch out. Bring Nulberries to cure Thunderblight so you don't get stunned. As Astalos is attacking and moving, different parts of his body will glow. That means they're at full charge. If you attack those body parts relentlessly, however, you can destroy the charge and knock Astalos over!
Completion of the quest unlocks a lot of stuff. First off, in Kokoto Village, you can remove the sword behind your house. You'll also get a new Hunting Art. Finally, completing this plus the 6-star village quest "Tigrex by the Tail" will unlock the 6-star village quest "The Hero's Journey".
The Unwavering Colossus
Objective: Hunt a Gammoth
Location: Arctic Ridge
Subquest: Wound Gammoth's legs
Notes: It's time to shift gears to the second of the flagship monsters of Generations . You'll have to complete the 3-star village quest "No Go on the Popo" first. Gammoth is as sturdy as her quest title suggests. She is unmovable and will present to you one of the greatest obstacles in your career. So do your best to come out on top! Several of her attacks and movements can cause you to become a snowman to bring Cleansers. In order to break Gammoth's legs, you need to get the snow off, which can be difficult because Gammoth will periodically refresh the snow on her legs. After the snow is gone, you can break the legs, and then she can't cover them in snow anymore.
You'll unlock a new Hunter Art and you can mine the Giant Sword from Pokke's Mystery Cave.
The Entrancing Water Dancer
Objective: Hunt a Mizutsune
Location: Misty Peaks
Subquest: Wound Mizutsune's head
Notes: You must complete the 3-star quest "A Forest Fracas" before this quest pops up. The third of the four flagship monsters greets you with a dance. He can cause you to slip around using his bubbles, which will result in the judges marking you down for clumsiness, so be careful. The bubble status will gradually build up on you as you continually get hit with them, and can be popped by being attacked by either your Palico companions, fellow hunters, or Mizutsune himself. Mizutsune's claws are very tough and will bounce most weapons.
Completion of this quest nets you a new Hunter Art.
The Fishermans Fiend
Objective: Hunt a Lagiacrus
Location: Deserted Island
Subquest: Wound Lagiacrus's head
Notes: If you herald from 3 Ultimate , be prepared to have your nostalgia tickled a little. Lagiacrus is back, this time without water to aid his conquest! However, he has gained several different attacks utilizing his deadly electricity in return, so tread carefully. For example, one of his attacks will cause his body to be orbited by glowng electrical orbs. They will at first orbit next to him, then they will gradually grow farther away. This can be extremely annoying to work around as you try to attack because they hang around for a while. Lagiacrus's horns are extremely durable, bouncing almost every weapon out there, so plan carefully if you intend on breaking them for the subquest (and the elusive horn materials).
Complete this plus the 4-star village quest "Royal Pains" to unlock the 5-star village quest "Lagiacrus Fuss".
A King, Robed in Smoke
Objective: Hunt a Rathalos
Subquest: Sever Rathalos's tail
Notes: It's time to hunt the ultimate flagship monster of the franchise: Rathalos . The male counterpart to Rathian, Rathalos prefers skybound combat, utilizing his venomous talons and his awe-spiring fiery breath. Truly the king indeed. Similar to Rathian, Rathalos is pitifully weak to Flash Bombs, however. Throw one while he is facing your direction to bring him crashing down, rage mode or not!
Complete this quest plus the 2-star village quest "Arzuros the Azure Beast" to unlock the 5-star village quest "Island Heat". You'll also unlock the Arena Quest "Grudge Match: Rathalos".
Fight or Uragaan!
Objective: Hunt an Uragaan
Subquest: Wound Uragaan's chin
Notes: Another Brute Wyvern from 3 Ultimate returns. Uragaan loves to roll around and drum the floor with his massive chin. He can easily cause tremors by slamming the ground hard enough. Similar to Lagiacrus's head, Uragaan's jaw is extremely durable and most weapons will bounce.
You still hanging in there? Good, because we’ve got another Urgent Quest coming your way. Remember that guy in “Tumultuous Sprouts”? You know, the one that probably scared the living daylights out of you as you were hunkering trying to get mushrooms. Well, hunker no more, it’s time to face your fears…
URGENT: The Scorching Blade
Objective: Hunt a Glavenus
Location: Jurassic Frontier
Subquest: Sever Glavenus's tail
Notes: This is it, hunter! The ultimate foe...the champion of the four flagship monsters! Glavenus is no pushover, so if you found yourself dancing in circles around Astalos, Gammoth, or Mizutsune, don't expect Glavenus to be so complacent. His back end is as dangerous as his front, by the way. Keep in mind that Glavenus's tail cannot be severed, only broken, unless his tail lights up. When it lights up (after Glavenus runs it through his mouth), it is softer and can be cut. Tricky!
Completion of this quest teaches you yet another Hunter Art but more importantly you get the Rainbow Pigment for your armor. It makes your armor multicolored and change colors. The most dizzying sight to behold!
Congratulations on beating the "offline boss" of the solo campaign. Enjoy the credits, and enjoy ever more the new quest tier that opens up to you.