Sinister Shadows in the Swamp
|Complete the Assignment/Hunt a Jyuratodus|
|Area||Time Limit||Reward||Failure Conditions|
|Wildspire Waste||50 minutes||3,240 z||Time Expires / Faint 3 times|
|Clear The Best Kind of Hunt|
|Other||Apceros, Kestodon, Gajau, Noios|
|Armor Sphere x1||★|
|Monster Bone S x2||★★★|
|Earth Crystal x1||★★★★|
|Monster Bone M x1||★★★★|
|Boulder Bone x1||★★★|
Jyuratodus’ attacks cause waterblight. Bring some nullberries to cure it or get them from gathering points in area 10.
Collect Research Samples
You will come across some monster samples, such as old splintered thorns, an Aptonoth carcass, and some sticky mud in area 4. Collecting samples nets you research points used for crafting palico equipment, paying for meals at the canteen, growing crops at the botanical research, and other useful features.
Jyuratodus is a quick adversary when underwater but slow when on land. It will start the battle swimming around and shooting mud balls. Running to its side allows you to evade its projectiles and swimming charge.
When it dives, it will perform its rapid lunging attacks. Get away from it when it disappears into the water.
You can up your offense when Jyuratodus emerges but remember to reposition yourself when it faces your direction.
Take Advantage of Turf Wars
When Jyuratodus moves to area 4, it may engage in a turf war with Barroth. You can try to get in a few hits while your target is distracted, though you are likely to get clipped as the two monsters thrash about. Try to attack Jyuratodus’ tail to avoid getting sandwiched in the scrap.