Downy Crake

Location Ancient Forest
Wildspire Waste
Coral Highlands
Type Unclassified

Downy 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.


You caught a Downy Crake!? They've been seen on the backs of monsters before, but you're the first person EVER to catch one!

Downy Crake Location

You can find Downy Crake in:

  • Ancient Forest, sector 1 and 8 on the back of Aptonoth
  • Wildspire Waste, sector 1, 4 and 8 on the back of Apceros
  • Coral Highlands, sector 11, 13, on the back of Grandfather Mantagrell
  • They rarely spawn as a group on top of a random aptonoth or apceros. They like to appear when their host isn't on your screen so look away and listen until you hear their chirping. Use the Ghillie Mantle and crouching to ensure they don't flee as you get close, and/or use a flash pod to stun them. It's possible to catch more than one in one net throw. Reports suggest they are more likely to spawn during dawn and day. Though they can spawn no matter the time or type of weather.


Downy Crake Capturing Rewards

You can capture Downy 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: 200 RP, Snuggles for All Medal (Capture a fluffy, snuggly creature.)


Downy Crake Notes



Endemic Life
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    • Anonymous

      02 Aug 2019 00:42  

      Literally spent weeks trying to find these things. Realised you need to stand quite close to the herd that usually spawn them and turn your back to them with a ghillie mantle on. Done it just this second and will post the clip onto my twitter for people to see what I did

      • Anonymous

        18 Jun 2019 08:33  

        What worked for me was chilling in the Wildspire Waste, in the area with the purple flowers. I crouched on the central rock in my Ghillie mantle, looking away from the Apceros, and checking back every minute or so.

        • Anonymous

          04 Jun 2019 18:25  

          caught mine in less than 5 minutes from the apceros in wildspire, there was like 8 of them on top of one of them

          • Anonymous

            28 Apr 2019 15:38  

            so... this was probably a bug, but i caught 8 of them in 1 mission, i was fighting azure rathalos in that one tunnel-ey area barroth runs to, the one with the mud, not the mud lake, and they were all there running into a wall frantically chirping and trying to escape. azure rathalos wasz kind enough to only slightly burn me to death while i caught them all

            • 18 Feb 2019 05:10  

              Can I get a description of how their chirping sounds? I find that there are always like 3 different things chirping in these wildlands, & I don't know what I'm listening for.

              • Anonymous

                01 Oct 2018 21:00  

                Have been hunting these birds for the past 2 days! I have been in the Woods, the Waste and in the Highlands. When i went back to the Forestarea 8, a bunch of Jagras scared my precious Aptonoth, i slayed em. About 30 sec later i ve heard the little Cottonballs, creeped up on them and added em to my Collection. A big Hug and Thank you to the Community :)

                • Anonymous

                  30 Sep 2018 15:03  

                  i found mine on the flying things above zone 12 (where legiana usually is). I shot it down and the downy crakes tried to run away but they got glitched on a corner.

                  • 08 Sep 2018 00:52  

                    Go area 1 of Ancient Forest / Wildspire Waste, where Aptonoth's and Apceros are, equip ghille mantle, turn your back to them, listen to the chirping and enjoy.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Sep 2018 23:55  

                      AAAAUUUUUGH I found some after ten minutes, whole herd of them, put on my ghillie mantle, and then a F***ING RATHALOS CAME DOWN AND SCARED THEM AWAY

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Sep 2018 02:36  

                        i tought it was clickpait but for some reason it worked and i dont know why this video isnt on the wiki yet

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Aug 2018 11:11  

                          Sooo, I can't find any info on this encounter I had. I found a downy crake taking cover, under vines, in the ancient forest, section 8, during rain. All alone and shaking off water. I didn't even have my ghillie mantle with me. Just crouched up to it and caught it. I can't find any other reports of this. At first I didn't think it was a downy crake. Because it was all alone and in the rain.

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Aug 2018 04:57  

                            i hate these birds. they can go choke on some dung. Searched hours and when i saw the for the first time it was them running away from me. ***** them, ***** everyone who got em

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