Endemic Life Researcher

Race Human
Gender Female
English Voice Actress: ?
Japanese Voice Actress ?

Endemic Life Researcher is an NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


A cheerful woman, archiving her research on the creatures most other people tend to forget when hunting large monsters. She asks the Hunter for help in finding certain species for her studies.


When choosing a destination from the map, make sure there is "Endemic Life Researcher" in the Field Researcher section. She then appears on the map and minimap as a green dot.


Quests & Services

Talking to the Endemic Life Researcher on the field unlocks Critical Bounties, which then appear in the Resource Center in Astera and Seliana.

Critical Bounty Name Location Completion Conditions Reward
Research Help: Woodland Pteryx Capture Ancient Forest Capture a Woodland Pteryx.

200 RP, First Wyverian Print x1, Wyvern Tail

Research Help: Carrier Ant Capture Wildspire Waste Capture 9 Carrier Ants. 200 RP, First Wyverian Print x1, Peon Turkey
Research Help: Wiggler Capture Coral Highlands Capture 3 Wigglers. 200 RP, First Wyverian Print x1, Lily Squid
Research Help: Scavantula Capture Rotten Vale Capture 5 Scavantula. 400 RP, First Wyverian Print x1, Giant Sirloin
Research Help: Bomb Beetle Capture Elder's Recess Capture a Bomb Beetle. 400 RP, First Wyverian Print x1, Magma Mutton
Research Help: Phantom Bird   Capture endemic life known as the phantom bird. 800 RP, Deluxe First Wyverian Print x1, Dragonkiller Sake
Final Bonus Reward Any area After completing the Critical Bounties, talk to the Endemic Life Researcher. Gold Wyverian Print x1
Added in the Iceborne Expansion:

Research Help: Duffel Penguin Capture

Hoarfrost Reach Capture 3 Duffel Penguins. Sublime First Wyverian Print x1
Research Help: Capture a Mysterious Endemic Creature Hoarfrost Reach Capture a mysterious endemic life form from the Hoarfrost Reach. Sublime First Wyverian Print x3
Research Help: Duffel Penguin Capture Hoarfrost Reach Capture a gold crown Duffel Penguin. Angler Fish Lamp room decoration
Research Help: Dapper Coralbird Capture Coral Highlands Capture a gold crown Dapper Coralbird. Jellyfish Lamp room decoration
Research Help: Gold Crown Augurfly Capture   Capture a gold crown Augurfly. Songbird Lamp room decoration

About the Endemic Life Researcher

No one surpasses this passionate scientist in knowledge and techniques for catching endemic life. She is one of those responsible for compiling data for the endemic life field guide, and she herself is in charge of smaller animals and insects. She sometimes becomes too engrossed in her observations and forgets to report to Astera, leading to a scolding by the Lynian Researcher. Apparently, her excuse is "I can't take my eyes off these ants". 



  • Endemic Life Researcher is the leader of the 3 researchers, but let the other 2 do as they please with their research. Lynian Researcher  praises her for this.
  • Actually, she is the next head of a certain distinguished family. She joined the Fourth Fleet along with two attendants.
  • She gives information on some Endemic Life relative to the area she's in when talked to casually.



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