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. Always use the Ghillie Mantle 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.


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

      10 Jun 2018 10:02  

      8 of these little sh*ts hopped right off an Apceros towards a herbivore nest and started glitching out. The RNG Gods have blessed me!

      • Anonymous

        26 May 2018 03:33  

        I found one glitching the hell out and caught it just stuck on a ledge. I found my Bristly Crake on a Mosswine, and still fishing for the Petricanth

        • Anonymous

          01 May 2018 01:20  

          Before I pile 300 hours into the game finding these abominations. What do I get after capturing it for the Research Help? Is it even worth it?

          • Anonymous

            16 Apr 2018 19:34  

            I switched back and forth between Forest and Wastes. I saw them on the northern set of apinoths (central camp, head north). Both times it was when the creatures were already walking.

            After the first time, which I messed up, it took 24 area loading screens (12 in forest, 12 in wastes). I'd bet they have about a 5% chance to spawn.

            • Anonymous

              28 Mar 2018 14:32  

              I was trying to locate a high rank Kulu-Ya-Ku to spawn in either Ancient Forest and Wildspire waste so I can get the mission to hunt one right? I was focused on that then saw some weird white blobs on an aptonoth in the Ancient forest, what luck eh? THE NEXT 3 AREA SWAPS SPAWNED THESE F***ERS! I've spent well over 150 hours in this game and never saw any till then. Goddamn RNG...

              • Anonymous

                24 Mar 2018 02:18  

                I was hunting these for an hour or two and saw some on a drinking apthonoth.
                Then anjanath came and scared them off good game

                • Downy Crake [MHW Wiki]23 Mar 2018 17:02  

                  Useful tip: These things will NOT show up if you are looking at them. So put on the Gillie mantle, go to an area with Aptonoth or Apceros, turn your character's back to them, look away, and then listen for the chirping.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Mar 2018 13:03  

                    After spending forever searching [and realising is was mostly night] i just had 3 lots spawn at sunrise. but whatever. random luck imo

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