Botanical Research

Race Wyvernians
Location Astera - Tradeyard North

The Botanical Research is a group of NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


The Botanical Research Center allows the Hunter to cultivate various items thanks to the study of the Ancient Tree.

Quests & Services

  • The Botanical Research is composed of 2 NPCs: Chief Botanist and Laid-back Botanist
  • Chief Botanist lets the Hunter manage the culture, the harvest box and the fertilizers.
    Once an item is gathered in the field, it's possible to cultivate it and produce items while out questing.
  • Some Items have to be unlocked via Optional Quests to be cultivated.
  • You can have up to 4 items cultivating (allows duplicates) and expand the harvest box up to 50 slots.
Harvest Box Upgrade (+10) To Hold a Harvest delivery
Aqua Sac x2 + 300 RP
Harvest Box Upgrade (+10) Your Storage Solution delivery
Torrent Sac x1 + 1000 RP
Harvest Box Upgrade (+10) Greetings from the Tundra master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small 1 optional quest
Harvest Box Upgrade (+10) Looking For That Glimmer master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small 2 optional quest
Culture Slot (+1) Persistent Pests 4 optional quest
Culture Slot (+1) Talons of Ire and Ice 7 optional quest
Culture Slot (+1) Secret of the Ooze master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small 3 optional quest
Nulberry, Might SeedAdamant Seed, Antidote Herb, Fire Herb, Flowfern,
Snow Herb, Sleep Herb, Smokenut, Dragonfell Berry, Ivy, Blastnut,
Dragonstrike Nut, Slashberry, Bomberry, Flamenut, Blazenut
Prickly Predicament 3 optional quest
Mandragora, Nitroshroom, Devil's Blight, Parashroom
Toadstool, Exciteshroom, Chillshroom, Flashbug
Godbug, Thunderbug, Baitbug, Spider Web
Royal Relocation 4 optional quest




 Fertilizers allows for more items to be cultivated, faster culture and extending current fertilization duration. Can only fertilize once between each quest. The (S) effects stack until (L) if used while one is already up. The Growth Up effect means that items requiring more than 1 quest to be cultivated will be cultivated faster, it has no effect otherwise.

RP Cost
Fertilizer - Plant Harvest UP (S) 3 100
Mushroom Substrate - Fungi Harvest Up (S) 3 100
Summoner Jelly - Bug/Honey Harvest Up (S) 3 100
Catalyst Sprouting an Ancient Tree
Coral Bone x1 + 500RP
Growth Up (S) 4 300
Mega Fertilizer

★6 optional quest: Hard To Swallow

Grow, Greenery, Grow
Great Jagras Hide+ x1 + 600RP
Plant Harvest UP (L) 4 250
Choice Mushroom Substrate

★6 optional quest: A Crown of Mud and Anger

A Mountain of Mushrooms
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x1 + 700RP

Fungi Harvest Up (L) 4 250
Thick Summoner Jelly

★6 Optional Quest: Say Cheese!

The Pied Bug Piper
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore+ x1 + 800RP

Bug/Honey Harvest UP (L) 4 250
Ancient Catalyst

★6 Optional Quest: The Sleeping Sylvan Queen

Shattering the Grass Ceiling
Great Girros Hood+ x1 + 900RP

Growth Up (L) 4 500
Soft Soil

Complete all other fertilizer delivery quests to unlock

A Gentle Earthen Bed
Dragonbone Relic x3 + 1000RP

Extend existing effect duration by 5. 5 600


Role in Main Story

  • The Botanical Research has no role in the main story line.



  • The Botanical Research is part of the Third Fleet.


Admiral  ♦  Commander  ♦  Ecological Research  ♦  Elder Melder  ♦  Endemic Life Researcher  ♦  Field Master  ♦  Field Team Leader  ♦  First Wyverians  ♦  Grimalkyne Tribes  ♦  Lynian Researcher  ♦  Mysterious Hooded Man  ♦  Piscine Researcher  ♦  Poogie  ♦  Resource Center  ♦  Second Fleet Master  ♦  Shy Scholar  ♦  Steamworks  ♦  The Argosy  ♦  The Armory  ♦  The Handler  ♦  The Huntsman  ♦  Third Fleet Master


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