Arrowhead Gekkos are an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). These animals and insects are found out in the field, and can be captured by dedicated Hunters looking to research the New World.


These guys eat the bugs that gather around nutritious nuts. So it's as if their arrow-shaped heads point straight to bug buffets!

Arrowhead Gekko Location

You can find Arrowhead Gekkos in:

Notes: Arrowhead Gekko only spawns in the map when the area's Locale Info has some rare Account Item gathering points, e.g. during Flourishing: Fruits and Upsurge: Pearl Oyster. It appears near the rare gathering point and guides the hunter to the right place. It will stay in place for easy capturing until the point is gathered.


Arrowhead Gekko Capturing Rewards

You can capture Arrowhead Gekkos by using the infinite item Capture Net.

  • House placing: 1F Floor, 2F Floor, Flower Bed
  • The 'Friendly Pointer' trophy/achievement
  • Other rewards: 400 RP


Arrowhead Gekko Notes

  • "These lizards feed on the bugs that flock to fruit-bearing trees. Follow where their triangular heads point!"
  • Sizes:  64.64 ~ 105.46
  • Daytime: Any – but it’s only found at fruit-bearing trees, the ones that give you research points when harvesting them
  • High possibility of spawn in the quest The Lord of the Underworld Beckons
  • Despite being released alongside the Iceborne expansion, it cannot be found at Hoarfrost Reach



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    • Anonymous

      20 Jul 2021 13:00  

      This Little Guy Pops up in various locations, like a spring bunny lol
      Also Picked him up from the Boa Boa #3 - Pawswap, Life Powder for Arrowhead Gekko, Silly Trade but okay lol

      • Anonymous

        28 Jul 2020 00:19  

        Ancient Forest area 17 on Flourishing: Flower Beds. Text when caught: "These lizards feed on the bugs that flock to fruit-bearing trees. Follow where their triangular heads point!"

        • Anonymous

          17 Jul 2020 05:25  

          Rotten Vale area 1, during upsurge of ancient fossils, there's a slope that goes down to area 6, the gekko and rare fossil are right before the drop

          • Anonymous

            17 Jul 2020 03:28  

            Found one in Ancient Forest area 17. It's in a sort of bird nest along the tree tops (not the wyvern nest). Flourishing: flower beds

            • Anonymous

              26 Apr 2020 12:35  

              They always seem to spawn near rare gathering points (during an upsurge in master rank) that unlock special canteen ingredients. They also to respawn once that gathering spot grows back, thus they can be farmed without having to travel to different locations. Just catch it, gather the item it was pointing at and wait for it to reset, once the special gathering point has reset the gecko will spawn nearby and run towards the gathering point when you approach it.

              • Anonymous

                26 Jan 2020 08:40  

                Area 8 Elder's Recess, starts above the ledge found just above the Noahstone spawn, spawned 100% on beryl flourishing.

                • 20 Jan 2020 00:24  

                  Found one in Rotten Valley, area 10, below the entrace for the shortcut to area 2. On the event quest "The Lord of the Underworld Beckons". Sees to be a guaranteed spawn.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Jan 2020 00:20  

                    Found one in Rotten Valley, area 10, below the entrace for the shortcut to area 2. On the event quest "The Lord of the Underworld Beckons". Sees to be a guaranteed spawn.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jan 2020 07:39  

                      Found mine in the Ancient Forest Area 11 tunnels on a tree branch. Weather was normal on this occasion and no specific events during this time when i entered the area for a hunt mission.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Jan 2020 04:30  

                        after testing these guy only spawn when any canteen ingredients unlock upsurge is up (mushroom, flower, cacti etc.) and will alway spawn near the special gathering point

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Jan 2020 17:40  

                          as far as i can tell 100% chance of spawning near unique crimson fruit in rotten vale when it's in upsurge

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Dec 2019 14:09  

                            Found one in the Wildspire Waste in area 5. Just as you get to the last climbing vines to the high nest, it ran up along the spire and stopped at a cactus spot on the highest peak. I was wearing a Gillie Mantle so not sure if it can be startled. I *think* it was during Cacti Upsurge as I don't think there is a cactus spot there normally. Was clear weather during the day, if that matters as well.

                            • Anonymous

                              26 Nov 2019 15:02  

                              I captured one in the tunnel where the gajalaka pawswap is in the elders recess! It was on the ceiling of the cave

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Oct 2019 05:01  

                                I've typically found these guys spawning right next to 'rare' gathering nodes during corresponding Upsurge/Flourishing moments. I found my first one entirely randomly, followed it, and found an Ancient Fossil gathering node during a fossil upsurge, giving me Wicked Fossil [and the ingredient for it]. Since then, I was looking for Noahstone and one appeared right next to it, same with Heavenberry. I guess they're meant to be a sort of organic guide to help you find these sorts of specific-place, upsurge/flourishing only items for canteen ingredients? Hope this helps someone, didn't see any comments, so figured, why not?

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