Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Old Monster in the New World Quest Walkthrough

A walkthrough on the quest Old Monster in the New World in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Included are the quest's objectives, monsters encountered, and rewards.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne - Old Monster in the New World

Old Monster in the New World


Hunt a Pink Rathian
Area Time Limit Reward Failure Conditions
Coral Highlands 50 minutes 12,600 z Time Expires / Faint 3 times
Unlock Conditions
Clear Tickled Pink and ??? Rathian Investigation


Target Pink Rathian
Intruders Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Legiana, Odogaron
Other Kelbi, Shamos, Raphinos


Item Rate
Adv Armor Sphere
Monster Keenbone ★★★★
Mysterious Feystone ★★★
Monster Hardbone ★★★★
Carbalite Ore ★★★★
Spiritcore Ore ★★★



Equip pieces of the Kulu or Anjanath armor sets for fire resistance. You can increase elemental defense further by eating a veggie platter at the canteen.

Do not skimp on healing items for this quest. Bring as many antidotes, mega potions, and max potions as you can. You can make more by maxing out their ingredients in your loadout.

Having high physical defense is also important. Make sure to upgrade your armor at the smithy and bring adamant seeds before taking on Pink Rathian.

Bring flashpods to force Pink Rathian to the ground when it goes airborne. You will need every opportunity to safely unload on the monster you can get. It is also a good idea to have shock traps at the ready to briefly immobilize Pink Rathian.

Pink Rathian

Pink Rathian is an extremely challenging foe for most players because of its relentless offense and high damage output. You will need to pull out all the stops to take it down. Flashpods are invaluable against it, as with most flying wyverns. Use them whenever Pink Rathian goes into the air. You can use shock traps to lock the monster in place before pressing on the attack.

Pink Rathian Monster Guide

Aim for Pink Rathian’s legs, head, and wings. Its body is very tough, causing most melee weapons to bounce off when struck. Its tail, except for the very tip, is also well-protected. Place your strikes carefully to avoid being left vulnerable to a counterattack.

Use the vitality mantle as much as you can. It is a life-saver in situations where an incoming attack is sure to hit you.

Your health should be above 70 percent at all times. Pink Rathian frequently throws out two or more attacks in succession. This means that getting clipped once sets you up for another hit. Always back away to heal yourself if you need to. Vigorwasps found all around Coral Highlands also help when you are in a pinch.

Be on the defensive when Pink Rathian is enraged. There are very few opportunities to hit the monster without being left open for a counterattack. Wait until it calms down.


It is not recommended to take on Pink Rathian when other monsters interfere. Shoot dungpods at intruders or Pink Rathian to force them to flee to another area.

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