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Monster Hunter World

An Inquisitive Mind

Nathan Garvin

At any Quest Board (or by talking to The Handler) you’ll be presented with four options: Assigned, Optional, Investigations and Events. Anything that’s listed in the “Investigations” menu count as… well, investigations. You have a chance to unlock investigations by examining monster tracks (during assignments, optional quests, investigations, events or expeditions - as long as you’re gaining Research Points, it doesn’t matter what the venue is) or breaking monster parts during combat, although you may not have access to investigations until after you complete the quest The Great Jagras Hunt.

Simply check back at the Resource Center in Astera after each mission (basically every time you return to Astera, morseo after hunts or expeditions where you gain a significant number of Research Points from monsters) to see what - if any - new investigations have unlocked and register up to fifty investigations, which can then be undertaken via the aforementioned “Investigations” menu at a Quest Board or by talking to The Handler. Complete any one investigations to earn this trophy/achievement.

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An Inquisitive Mind

Complete your first investigation.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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This guide features a full, beginning-to-end walkthrough written in an “ideal chronological order of events” format. Main quests are interspersed with side quests in the order in which they unlock, although some side quests and arena challenges may only be referenced instead of fully explained. These are typically quests that have you facing a monster you’ve already fought under similar circumstances that offer no unique reward for completion. For example, after completing most main quests you won’t be able to attempt that quest again, but you’ll usually unlock an identical side quest allowing you to hunt the same monster in the same area with the same success/failure conditions.

Monster strategies will be discussed in detail as you encounter them throughout the walkthrough, featuring elemental and status information and drop lists. The guide also features a fully detailed bestiary for those who just want information about specific monsters unaccompanied by a walkthrough. Trophy/achievement information can also be found in a separate trophy/achievement guide, although be warned: many trophies/achievements in Monster Hunter World are easier said than done.

Other features of this guide include:

  • Information on crafting/harvesting.
  • Side quests that unlock mantles, ingredients and other useful features.
  • Field Researcher quests including where to catch rare fish, how to capture small monsters, and where to locate Grimalkynes/Gajalaka.
  • Grimalkyne/Gajalaka quests.
  • How to upgrade the Ancient Tree/Harvest Box and how to unlock various fertilizers.
  • How the Elder Melder works, melding different items and decorations.
  • Where to find the Powertalon and Armortalon, and how to upgrade them into the Powercharm and Armorcharm.
  • Detailed information on how to unlock Tempered Monsters, the difference between Threat Level 1, 2 and 3 Tempered Monsters.
  • Information on Feystones, including drop rates, the differences between the types (Mysterious, Gleaming, Worn and Warped).
  • How to get Warrior’s Streamstones and Hero’s Streamstones.

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