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Champion of the Caverns

Shane Williams

How to complete Champion of the Caverns

This page is a walkthrough for the Quest, Champion of the Caverns. It will navigate you through the necessary steps to successfully defeating Rathalos.

The Champion of the Caverns Quest becomes available when you reach 3* Hub Quests.

Reward Locale Time Limit
5400z Lava Cavens 50 minutes

Rathalos Location

Once you’ve accepted the quest, be sure to consume some delicious Bunny Dango and equip yourself with a Dragon based weapon before departing. You’ll be able to find Rathalos in the following locations.

Area Chance
12 60%
14 30%
11 10%

How to defeat Rathalos

Rathalos is a Flying Wyvern which has been in every Monster Hunter title! This monster has a major weakness to Dragon. Rathalos is a formidable foe–and it’s surely a terror for less experienced hunters.

(1 of 2) Head to one of the three potential locations to find Rathalos roaming around.

Head to one of the three potential locations to find Rathalos roaming around. (left), Watch out for Rathalos’s fire attacks! (right)

It shares some moves with Rathian, but is far more aggressive and spends more time in the air. If you were able to defeat Rathian (and you remember to dodge), you should stand a fighting chance against Rathalos. For an in-depth strategy to tackling Rathalos, refer to our separate Rathalos page.


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  • Platforms
    PC, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 March 2021
  • Last Updated
    26 May 2021
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This guide for Monster Hunter Rise includes:

  • A detailed How to play Section
  • Complete Companion coverage - everything you need to know about Palicos and Palamutes.
  • Full coverage on Kamura Village, Requests, Village, Rampage and Hub Quests.
  • In depth info on every Monster.
  • A detailed Weapons and Armor section.
  • Information on every Armor Skill.
  • Full breakdown on every location.
  • A detailed Items Database (Coming Soon)

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