Crowns are Awards (not a physical item) in Monster Hunter World (MHW) for successfully hunting monsters of the largest and smallest sizes of each species.


How to earn a crown

Available crowns are miniature (gold), large (silver), and giant (gold); for hunting the smallest, next to largest, and largest possible size respectively. The crown will be awarded on the summary page upon either returning from the hunt or claiming rewards from the handler on an expedition.  If a crown-sized monster is successfully hunted, the rest of the hunt can be failed or withdrawn from (not abandoned) and you will still get the crown upon returning.  Special rewards do not have to be available for the request for you to get the crown.

Only the gold crowns count for the Crown Collector achievements.

Large Monsters

HR Assigned and Optional quest cannot spawn any Gold crowns. MR Quests on the other hand all can, albeit rarely. However, many Event quests have high chances to spawn them, and some even guarantee them. Each of the below quests have an increased chance of awarding a crown.

Name Targets Chance %
USJ: Gold Star Treatment Great Jagras 100% (miniature), 100% (giant)
USJ: Blazing Azure Stars DodogamaAzure Rathalos 100% (giant) Dodogama, 100% (miniature) Azure Rathalos
Egg Lovers United Kulu-Ya-Ku 100% (giant)
The Proving (PS4 Only) Anjanath 100% (giant)
A Rush of Blood Odogaron 100% (miniature)
Coral Waltz Tzitzi-Ya-KuPaolumuPink RathianLegiana 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Deep Green Blues Great JagrasPukei-PukeiTobi-KadachiAnjanathRathalos 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Effluvial Opera Great GirrosOdogaronRadobaanBazelgeuse 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Wildspire Bolero Kulu-Ya-KuBarrothDiablosJyuratodusRathian 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Rock N' Roll Recess DodogamaLavasiothUragaanAzure Rathalos 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
The Greatest Jagras A unique Great Jagras (tougher than normal) Great Jagras: 100% (giant), Deviljho: 100% (miniature)
The Name's Lavasioth! Lavasioth 100% (giant)
Down the Dark, Muddy Path Barroth 100% (giant)
Paolumu Lullabies Nightshade Paolumu (tougher than normal) 100% (miniature)
The Blazing Sun (Special Assignment) Teostra 100% (giant)
The Heart of the Nora (PS4 Only) Deviljho (x2) 100% (miniature), 100% (giant)
Yodeling in the Forest AnjanathRathalosNargacugaYian GarugaRajang 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Heavy Metal in the Waste JyuratodusNightshade PaolumuGlavenusBlack DiablosSavage Deviljho 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Symphony of the Coral PaolumuLegianaCoral Pukei-PukeiEbony OdogaronZinogre 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Rotten Canzone Great GirrosOdogaronTigrexFulgur AnjanathAcidic Glavenus 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Alt Rock Recess BanbaroUragaanAzure RathalosBrachydiosSeething Bazelgeuse 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Ballad of the Hoarfrost Beotodus, Viper Kadachi, Barioth, Shrieking Legiana, Stygian Zinogre 12% (miniature), 12% (giant) for each target monster
Seeing is Believing Tigrex 100% (giant)
Don't Forget The Earplugs! Yian Garuga 100% (miniature)
Monkey Business Furious Rajang 100% (miniature)
Mighty Muscle Monkey Madness Furious Rajang Second Furious Rajang 100% (giant) 
Kadachi Twins Tobi-Kadachi, Viper Tobi-Kadachi Tobi-Kadachi: 100% (miniature), Viper Tobi-Kadachi: 100% (giant)
A Farewell to Zinogre Zinogre 50% (miniature), 50% (giant)
Brand New Brute Brute Tigrex 50% (miniature), 50% (giant)


HR and MR Investigations also have a chance to spawn Gold crowns, depending on their Reward Slots. All monsters required to successfully finish the Investigation each have a chance to spawn as either Miniature or Large Gold crowns. MR Investigations have a higher chance to contain better reward slots than HR, however HR and MR investigations with the same reward slots will have an equal chance to spawn Gold crowns. Below are listed the eligible reward slot combinations.

Reward Slots Chance %
At least 1 Silver and at least 1 Gold  6% (miniature), 3% (giant)
3 Gold and 1 Bronze 6% (miniature), 3% (giant)
4 or more Gold  6% (miniature), 6% (giant)
3 Purple (Tempered Investigations) 6% (miniature), 3% (giant)
4 or more Purple (Tempered Investigations) 6% (miniature), 6% (giant)

Endemic Life

With the Iceborne update, players can obtain miniature and gold crowns for capturing endemic life or as a potential reward for pawswapping with Grimalkynes.  When placing pets in your house, you can decide if you want to place miniature, regular, or gold crown sized pets.  Incidentally, this is the only way to tell how many crown-sized specimens you have.  If you frighten an animal away, many of them will come back if you wander a little ways away from the spot; be careful not to go too far or it'll spawn a new one.

Unlike obtaining a crown from a large monster, the player will be notified every time an endemic capture is of crown size. No silver crowns are awarded for endemic life and no crowns of any type are awarded for "great size" fish (in fact, you are never shown their size). Any animals caught prior to the Iceborne update will be "regular" sized and the smallest/largest slots will be marked as average size of that creature.  Endemic life crown sizes are not necessarily absolute, but rather within a percentage of the min/max size.  For example, you may capture a gold crown creature, only to capture one later that is slightly larger; thereby updating your gold crown size.  In contrast, large monster crown sizes are absolute, outside of special quests that spawn them outside their typical ranges.

Monster Smallest Size Largest Size Notes
Terrestrial Life
Shepherd Hare 109.71 163.20  
Pilot Hare1 131.66 195.84  
Forest Gekko 45.44 83.75  
Wildspire Gekko 45.44 83.75  
Gloom Gekko 38.51 70.98  
Moonlight Gekko1 54.51 88.95  
Vaporonid 64.14 116.54  
Scavantula 42.42 62.32  
Revolture 91.55 151.37  
Blissbill 81.65 134.99  
Dung Beetle2 47.76 71.04  
Bomb Beetle 48.36 71.04  
Paratoad 63.84 94.96  
Sleeptoad2 63.84 94.96  
Nitrotoad 63.84 94.96  
Wiggler 166.30 226.58  
Wiggler Queen1 166.30 247.37 Only come out at night.  Higher chance of spawning during Every Hunter's Dream II.
Carrier Ant 22.63 25.01  
Emperor Hopper 33.77 62.24  
Tyrant Hopper 33.77 61.76  
Iron Helmcrab 114.20 169.87  
Soldier Helmcrab2 79.94 118.92  
Emerald Helmcrab1 114.20 169.87  
Gold Helmcrab 114.20 169.87  
Shiny Gold Helmcrab1 150.32 220.84  
Copper Calappa 19.08 35.17  
Gold Calappa1 35.68 58.51  
Tsuchinoko1 79.58 118.37  
Stonebill 77.82 125.31  
Rime Beetle 34.60 52.12  
Pearlspring Macaque 108.83 163.93  
Goldspring Macaque1 114.92 170.94 They prefer early sunrise.  Guaranteed repeated spawns during Monkey Business.
Crowned Prawn 100.13 148.94  
Duffel Penguin 74.83 111.31 Gold crown conditions: Blizzard/Afternoon
Arrowhead Gekko1 63.79 105.46 Only appears when certain gathering points are flourishing.  They will spawn near a special gathering point and guide you to it, pointing at it with their arrow-like head. Will run away if you try to catch them and miss.  Guaranteed spawn during Lord of the Underworld.
Aquatic Life
Climbing Joyperch 117.05 174.11  
Pink Parexus 73.50 100.15  
Burst Arowana 99.58 135.67 Gold crown conditions: Clear/Night.
Bomb Arowana 99.58 135.67  
Andangler 95.60 152.70  
Hopguppy 23.42 43.15  
Petricanths1 134.02 199.35  
Whetfish 81.07 110.46 Gold crown conditions: Foul weather/Night
Gastronome Tuna 153.44 209.06  
King Marlin12  208.65 284.28 Seem to prefer clear days.
Goldenfish 99.58 135.67  
Platinumfish 99.58 135.67  
Goldenfry 36.82 50.16  
Sushifish 83.92 114.34  
Gunpowderfish 37.43 51.00  
Glass Parexus 71.56 98.73 Gold crown conditions: Clear/Afternoon
Sealord's Crestfish1 262.95 386.31 Seem to prefer dusk or dawn (moreso dusk), but will occasionally spawn at night.
Airborne Life
Cobalt Flutterfly 12.33 20.39  
Phantom Flutterfly1 30.65 50.26  
Omenfly 98.66 181.83  
Augurfly1 110.64 203.88 Gold crown conditions: Foul weather/Night
Scalebat 41.95 75.04  
Gold Scalebat 41.36 76.23  
Elegant Coralbird 79.53 123.85  
Dapper Coralbird1 124.08 162.26 They prefer clear nights (especially gold crown sized specimens), but can spawn anytime.
Virgorwasp 52.06 86.07  
Giant Virgorwasp 97.18 144.55 Only two spawn points: Ancient Forest and Guiding Lands.  Spawn is guaranteed.
Flying Meduso 55.87 102.16  
Flashfly 82.08 90.72  
Grandfather Mantagrell 693.02 1030.87  
Moon Slug 43.18 79.58  
Treetop Life
Woodland Pteryx 179.59 296.92  
Forest Pteryx1 179.59 296.92 Seem to prefer rainy afternoons.
Hercudrome1 34.43 56.48  
Gold Hercudrome1 46.43 76.76  Only appears at night.
Prism Hercudrome1 52.70 87.13  Only appears at dawn or dusk.
Blue Diva1 172.76 285.62  Seem to avoid inclement weather.  You can approach them as casually as you wish, but they react quickly to a net.
 Unclassified Life
Downy Crake1 27.87 40.95 Recommended to use Ghillie Mantle to get close, as they scare very easily.  You can hit whatever these are riding on to stun them momentarily. Guaranteed spawn in Skyward Snipers.
Bristly Crake1 55.74 81.90  Recommended to use Ghillie Mantle to get close, as they scare very easily.
Wintermoon Nettle1 1243.91 1850.32 Only spawns on clear nights
Moly1 71.54 106.42 Like all molies, most likely to spawn at dawn or dusk in regions level 3+.  Special molies are unique to each region and will only spawn if that region is level 5+.
Mossy Moly1 71.54 106.42  
Rocky Moly1 72.44 106.42  
Fluffy Moly1 53.36 79.37  
Spiny Moly1 70.89 105.45  
Frosty Moly1  70.33 104.61  
Rowdy Moly1 76.91 114.51  
Cactuar*1 N/A - Base Size: 146.12 Can only spawn in one of the three spots designated on the map.
Cactuar Cutting*1 N/A - Base Size: 59.71 Can spawn in many locations, not typically those designated on the map.
Flowering Cactuar*1 N/A - Base Size: 63.12 Can spawn in many locations, not typically those designated on the map.
Nekker1   N/A - Base Size: 156.89 Almost guaranteed to spawn at night in the great jagras nest after it regurgitates food for the lesser jagras.

 * Always same size
1 Spawn not guaranteed
2 Unusually low chance of spawning a crown

Several food skills exist that can greatly increase your chance of successfully capturing specific endemic life


Critical Bounties

Many critical bounties exist for capturing specific endemic creatures for special rewards.  Some require you to capture rare or gold crown life, so it is recommended to acquire this bounty prior to actively hunting for one; the following are those bounties.

Target Conditions Rewards
Ancient creature of the New World (Petricanths)   Research Points (x800)
Deluxe First Wyverian Print
Phantom Bird (Downy Crake)   Research Points (x800)
Deluxe First Wyverian Print
Capture a creature from another world (Nekker)  Night -- Only in the Great Jagras nest Research Points (x800)
Nekker Card (Weapon)
Nekker Card (Armor)
Burst Arowana Capture Clear/Night Research Points (x600)
Goldenfry Mobile
Whetfish Capture  Foul Weather/Night Research Points (x600)
Whetfish Mobile
Augurfly Capture  Foul Weather/Night Research Points (x600)
Songbird Lamp
Glass Parexus Capture  Clear/Day Research Points (x800)
Marlin Mobile
Duffel Penguin Capture  Blizzard/Day Research Points (x800)
Angler Fish Lamp
Dapper Coralbird Capture  Clear/Night Research Points (x1200)
Jellyfish Lamp
Mysterious Animal Capture (Goldspring Macaque) Daytime Research Points (x800)
Sublime First Wyverian Print
Mysterious Fish Capture (Sealord's Crestfish)   Research Points (x800)
Sublime First Wyverian Print


Awards in Monster Hunter World
Adamant Pill  ♦  Ancient Potion  ♦  Antidote  ♦  Armor Pill  ♦  Armorcharm  ♦  Armorskin  ♦  Armorskin Drug  ♦  Armortalon  ♦  Arowana Bait  ♦  Banishing Ball  ♦  Barrel Bomb  ♦  Barrel Bomb +  ♦  Barrel Bomb L  ♦  Barrel Bomb S  ♦  BBQ Spit  ♦  Beautiful Scale  ♦  Binoculars  ♦  Black Crystal Ticket  ♦  Blast Coating  ♦  Boomerang  ♦  Bounce Bomb  ♦  Bounce Bomb +  ♦  Burnt Steak  ♦  Capture Net  ♦  Catalyst  ♦  Character Edit Voucher  ♦  Chipped Scale  ♦  Close Range Coating  ♦  Cool Drink  ♦  Dash Juice  ♦  Demon Powder  ♦  Demondrug  ♦  Dissolved Weapon  ♦  Downy Crake Ticket II  ♦  Dragonbone Relic  ♦  Drugged Meat  ♦  Dung Bomb  ♦  Dung Pod  ♦  Earplugs Charm   ♦  Energy Drink  ♦  Exhaust Coating  ♦  Farcaster  ♦  Felvine Bomb  ♦  First-aid Med   ♦  Flamenut  ♦  Flashyfly Cage  ♦  Glimmering Scale  ♦  Glowing Feystone  ♦  Goldenfish Bait  ♦  Great Gunpowderfish Scale  ♦  Gunpowder  ♦  Gunpowderfish Bait  ♦  Hardshell Powder  ♦  Health Potion  ♦  Herbal Medicine  ♦  Herbal Powder  ♦  High Commendation  ♦  Hot Drink  ♦  Hunter Runestone  ♦  Immunizer  ♦  Ivy  ♦  Kirin Ticket  ♦  Large Barrel Bomb  ♦  Large Scale  ♦  Lifepowder  ♦  Lucky Voucher  ♦  Lustrous Scale  ♦  Max Potion  ♦  Mega Armorskin  ♦  Mega Armorskin Drug  ♦  Mega Barrel Bomb  ♦  Mega Bounce Bomb  ♦  Mega Dash Juice  ♦  Mega Demondrug  ♦  Mega Health Potion  ♦  Mega Nutrients  ♦  Mega Potion  ♦  Melded Weapon  ♦  Might Pill  ♦  Mixed Herb (G R)  ♦  Mysterious Feystone  ♦  Net  ♦  Nutrients  ♦  Paint Coating  ♦  Paolumu Wing  ♦  Paralysis Coating  ♦  Paralysis Knife  ♦  Pitfall Trap  ♦  Poison Coating  ♦  Poison Knife  ♦  Poison Smoke Bomb  ♦  Poisoned Meat  ♦  Potion  ♦  Power Coating  ♦  Powercharm  ♦  Powertalon  ♦  Rare Steak  ♦  Ration  ♦  Red Herb  ♦  SFV Ticket  ♦  Shieldspire  ♦  Shining Streamstone  ♦  Shock Trap  ♦  Sleep Coating  ♦  Sleep Knife  ♦  Smoke Bomb  ♦  Sonic Bomb  ♦  Sublimated Weapon  ♦  Sullied Streamstone  ♦  Tinged Meat  ♦  Tranq Bomb  ♦  Tranq Knife  ♦  Tranqulizer  ♦  Trap Tool  ♦  Vaal Hazak Fang +  ♦  Val Habar Quartz  ♦  Velkhana Ticket  ♦  Vigotwasp Spray  ♦  Warped Feystone  ♦  Watcher Lens  ♦  Well-Done Steak  ♦  Worn Feystone



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    • Anonymous

      Tips for anybody hunting for crowns, you can just hunt one monster from the 4-5 monsters event quest and "return from quest" and still got that monster in your record. So no need to hunt the ones that you already have. And if you're using Investigations make sure that it has AT LEAST one silver AND one gold box reward. That means multiple gold with no silver wont do. And if it's tempered investigation, at least 3 box reward (2 won't do). I found out the hard way. Also in my experience, MR investigation gives me more new investigations when I pick up monster tracks compared to HR. So go to an investigation, if the monster isn't the size you're looking for, don't abandon quest instead go around and pick up tracks until you get new investigations then you "return from quest". And btw if you're hunting for Uragaan crowns, I suggest the MR event quest instead of the HR one. The Uragaan never changes size for me in the HR event quest. Also the quest "The Cold Never Bothered Me" can spawn mini & large gold crown for Lunastra (I think it's about 2% chance). I got my mini from that quest.

      • Anonymous

        Can anyone verify the crown chances for "A Chilling Entrance?" I've been grinding it for about 5 hours: kill Vaal, check Velk's size. Takes me ~11 minutes if the Velk looks big/small enough to be worth killing, ~6 otherwise. Not a single crown for either one.

        • Anonymous

          according to kiranico mhw database additional and story quests can not give you a gold crown, only some events and investigations, now unfortunately there is no any info about investigation chances on crowns like if there any chance at all if it bronze only etc

          • Supposedly "Lord of the Underworld" quest has a 100% spawn of a Arrowhead Gekko and "Every Hunters Dram II" has a 100% high chance of a Wiggler Queen. Not sure of the best place to put this information or how to verify

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