Bowgun Ammo is the means by which Bowgun wielders act in combat. Ammo comes in many types - some with multiple levels - and allows a Hunter to deal Raw (physical) and Elemental Damage, apply Status Effects, and support Allies.


Ammo and the Item Pouch

Ammo is carried in a dedicated portion of the Hunter's Item Pouch along with Bow Coatings. Sixteen slots are available for Ammo and Coatings.
Carrying capacity for a slot varies with ammo type and level.

When an Item Loadout is saved at the item Box, the Ammo/Coatings portion of the Hunter's Item Pouch is saved as well, along with the arrangement of each Ammo type.
The arrangement of Ammo can be managed similarly to the arrangement of Items. This can be done by opening the Item Pouch, viewing the Item Bar with triangle ps4 controls small / controls xbox y / space keyboard control and accessing Ammo/Coatings.

The Ammo types and levels that can be used at any time depend on the Bowgun that is currently equipped. See individual Weapons on the Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun Weapon Trees for more information.

See Ammo & Coating Crafting for information on crafting all Bowgun Ammo.
See Loadouts for information on configuring a complete and efficient Hunter's arsenal.


Ammo Types

The following is a list of all Bowgun Ammo types.




Normal Ammo Normal Ammo  Basic ammunition. Comes in three levels of increasing damage. Deals Ammo Damage.
Pierce Ammo Pierce Ammo Ammo which penetrates in a line, causing more damage the further it travels through the target. Deals Ammo Damage.
Spread Ammo Spread Ammo Shotgun-like ammo that fires multiple pellets with short range. Deals Ammo Damage.
Sticky Ammo Sticky Ammo Attaches a small explosive charge which explodes after a delay. Can cause Stun buildup.
Dragon Ammo Cluster Bomb An arcing shot which splits into multiple explosives. Causes heavy knockback to Allies.
Recover Ammo Recover Ammo Restores Health to Allies. Effectiveness increases with level.
Poison Ammo Poison Ammo Causes Poison status buildup. Effectiveness increases with level. Success is indicated by purple saliva from a Monster's mouth.
Paralysis Ammo Paralysis Ammo Causes Paralysis status buildup. Effectiveness increases with level.
Sleep Ammo Sleep Ammo Causes Sleep status buildup. Effectiveness increases with level.
Exhaust Ammo Exhaust Ammo Reduces a Monster's Stamina. Effectiveness increases with level.
Flaming Ammo Flaming Ammo Causes mhw fire damage Fire Element damage and pierces targets.
Exhaust Ammo Water Ammo Causes mhw water elemental damage Water Element damage and pierces targets.
Normal Ammo Freeze Ammo Causes mhw ice damage Ice Element damage and pierces targets.
Thunder Ammo Thunder Ammo Causes mhw thunder damage Thunder Element damage and pierces targets.
Dragon Ammo Dragon Ammo Causes mhw dragon damageDragon Element damage and pierces targets.
Normal Ammo Slicing Ammo Attaches a charge that explodes and causes Cut Damage.
Wyvern Ammo Wyvern Ammo Short range, slow, yet highly damaging ammo. Requires a short chargeup to fire.
Demon Ammo Demon Ammo Boosts Attack Power of Allies for a short time.
Armor Ammo Armor Ammo Boosts Defense of Allies for a short time.
tranq ammo Tranq Ammo Functions identically to Tranq Bomb.



Items in Monster Hunter World
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