Bristly Crake


Location Rotten Vale
Elder's Recess
Type Unclassified

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


Great jumping Jagras! A Bristly Crake!? The fleet-footed bird of legend...right before my very eyes! Someone pinch me...


You can find Bristly Crake in:

  • Rotten Vale: Sectors 3-5 and 15. Rarely spawns on the back of Mosswine. In sectors 3-5 it is all the way to the left after leaving camp 1, near a crawling tunel. In sector 15 it wanders above the Goldenfish pond in the dead end tunel with the Honey gathering point. If it spots the player here, it'll try to flee and get stuck at the end of the path for an easy catch.
  • Elder's Recess: Sectors 5 and 11. Spawns on the back of a Gastodon.

Since it flees easily after being spotted by either the Crake itself or the host, the use of the Ghillie Mantle is highly recommended.


Capturing Rewards

You can capture Bristly Crake by using the infinite item "Capture Net" then aiming for the creature with the control's trigger and pressing Square on your controller when the outline of the frame turns orange.

  • House placing: Carpet, Floor, Hearth, Pot, Garden.
  • Other rewards: 800 RP, Bristles for All Medal (Capture a stiff, bristly creature.)



  • Can be placed as a Pet in your room.
  • In Rotten Vale, fast traveling back and forth between camps 1 and 11 can cause it to spawn.
  • In Elder's Recess, beginning at camp 16 and going through sectors 12, 11, 10, 7, and 5 allows for a quick run over the Gastodon's habitats. There are two groups in sector 11 and one in sector 5.
  • It is NOT required to leave the Palico at camp. Wearing the Guillie Mantle will hide both of you.



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    • Anonymous

      03 Aug 2019 17:11  

      Had zero luck in the rotten vale after a couple of hours. Tried the elders recess, first group of gastodon I came to, ghillie mantle and palico along too.

      • 31 May 2019 03:23  

        Just got this and the living fossil today. The living fossil was actually my second one as I had to do it again for the expedition quest. I'm glad it's finally over, lol.

        • Anonymous

          17 May 2019 22:18  

          If the trophy isn't atop the first mosswine you check, simply walk away and do some gathering in the same area; 20-30 seconds later, return and there should be a better chance of the bird sitting atop it's host.

          • Anonymous

            15 Apr 2019 01:57  

            I found one literally on top of the mosswine and it stayed there as the mosswine moved through the crawl tunnel, near camp 1. Area 3/5 in Rotten Vale

            • Anonymous

              26 Feb 2019 18:14  

              So i just managed to get 5 of these in a few hours while trying to find a petricanth in the vale. Still haven't found a petricanth...

              • Anonymous

                03 Jan 2019 03:10  

                I've seen 3 times already today and got in the 3rd time. My advice is to search for him midhunt, find the monster and beat it down to capture range and go search for him. Keep switching between camps to respawn. 3 times in one day lmao, while in expeditions searching for this thing I've tried for days and couldn't find one. Don't know for sure if this way is more easy but again....3 times in one day.

                • Anonymous

                  14 Aug 2018 22:39  

                  I caught this one by mere coincidence in the Rotten Vale, think in zone 3 where the mosswine is. The funny thing is, it got stuck trying to fly away, so I had all the time in the world to get the capture net and catch it as it continued to fly into a wall.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Aug 2018 06:15  

                    Found one on the back of a gastodon and they immediately aggro'd but then I came back around and got close enough to pet all of the gastodons and no aggro like come on game.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jun 2018 22:43  

                      I just captured it by accident at rotten vail. I sat at the ledge fishing when I noticed bird chriping. When I turned the camera I was forking standing on ut while it freaked out.
                      The funny thing is 1 minute before I caught one of those anchient fish in the same area, so two extremely rare pets spawned for me in the same instance. How lucky am I?

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Feb 2018 20:23  

                        I caught the bird in area 5 i made a mistake on the mainside for pets and wrote another post two minutes later. Would be nice if you could change it. Post 18 Feb 2018 18:37 and 18 Feb 2018 18:39

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