Grimalkyne Tribes

Race Grimalkynes

The Grimalkynes are NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


The Hunter will encounter multiple tribes of Grimalkynes in the New World, a cat-like race related to Palicoes. Once a tribe is befriended, they will assist the Hunter as Tailraiders, teach their Palico how to tame monsters, offer them gadgets and lay traps in different parts of every area.

Also see Observation Logs for details on Iceborne Expansion Grymalkyne Tribes activity.


Bugtrappers (Ancient Forest)

 The Lynian Researcher in the Ancient Forest asks the Hunter to find traces of Grimalkynes. They like to draw on trees and rocks all over the forest.

  • Encounter Trigger: Lynian researcher is actually present in this map ? 
    You can find a Bugtrapper in area 17 who will flee when approached. Follow it all the way up the trees to reach their camp.
  • Rewards: Bugtrappers and Jagras Tailraiders, Flashfly Cage gadget


Protectors (Wildspire Waste)

 The Lynian Researcher in the Wildspire Waste asks the Hunter to find traces of Grimalkynes. They are hidden in a small cave only accessible by jumping down the hole north of sector 8.

  • Encounter Trigger: Level up doodle find, and he'll appear in sector 8
    Once in their camp, a Protector asks the Hunter to capture 3 fleeing Protectors in the Wildspire Waste. Use the map to locate them and the Capture Net to catch them. Then, come back to their camp.
  • Rewards: Protectors and Kestodon Tailraiders, Shieldspire gadget


Troupers (Coral Highlands)

  The Lynian Researcher in the Coral Highlands asks the Hunter to find traces of Grimalkynes. They are patrolling around on top of domesticated Shamos.

  • Encounter Trigger: Find and fight them, wander around sector 10 low levels.
    Once the fight is over, head to their camp in sector 11, behind the waterfall all the way up in the cave. A Trouper will ask the Hunter do the Troubled Troupers optional quest. 
  • Rewards: Troupers and Shamos Tailraiders, Coral Orchestra gadget


Plunderers (Rotten Vale)

 The Lynian Researcher in the Rotten Vale asks the Hunter to find traces of Grimalkynes.

  • Encounter Trigger: Talk with Lynian Researcher in sector 13 (Odogaron nest)
    Then wait at Sector 13 until the Odogaron bring back a dead Legiana a Plunderer will appear and flee when approached. Follow it until arriving in sector 15, go between the 2 shining ponds and look around for the Grimalkyne. Your Palico will tell you that it's looking for food so put some Raw Meat on the ground and back up a little until the Plunderer comes down.
  • Rewards: Plunderers and Girros Tailraiders, Plunderblade gadget


Gajalaka (Elder's Recess)

 At some point, the Lynian Researcher in the Elder's Recess will ask the hunter to find Gajalaka traces.

  • Encounter Trigger: Get all other tribes as friends, then find the Lynian Researcher in sector 1. 
    The Hunter first needs to complete the Cultural Exchange: Gajalaka Linguistics critical bounty by finding 10 Gajalaka tracks all over the New World. Tracks are found next to Gajalaka on every map, as there are more than the 10 required to finish the bounty.
    Afterward, the Lynian Researcher will ask them to discover the Gajalaka camp during the Cultural Exchange: Gajalaka Linguistics II featuring an unique "mini-game". You have to go below the Eastern Camp (8) by night time and succeed in infiltrating the settlement without being seen.
  • Rewards: Gajalakas and Gastodon Tailraiders, Meowlotov Cocktail gadget, Elder's Recess shortcut system


Boaboa (Hoarfrost Reach)

In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, these new type of Grimalkyne will appear at a certain point of the game. The Lynian Researcher in the Hoarfrost Reach will ask the hunter to find Boaboa traces. 


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    • Anonymous

      19 Mar 2019 15:24  

      How do you get the Gajalaka to join your party in the wasteland? I found 2 spots where they stay but they don't join my party they just fight to the death.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jan 2019 07:03  

        About plunderer quest: you do not need to deal with odogaron or the lynian researcher at all, just hang out in s13 for a bit and your palico will alert you to the presence of a grimalkyne. Everything else is spot on.

        • Anonymous

          26 Dec 2018 10:11  

          One question,I waited for the plunderes for more than half an hr but the odogaron still doesnt appear neither the dead corpse of legiana,are there any easy ways to trigger that to happen

          • Anonymous

            29 Aug 2018 03:52  

            Not sure if you need to finish Endemic Life Researcher sidequest (Delivering 5 Scavantula) to proc Odagaron's corpse dragging since I tried like 3 times and Odagaron didn't care about Legiana corpse until I cleared the Scavantula quest. After that Odogaron quickly moved toward fallen Legiana and dragged it to the nest. Also, I think Legiana corpse can fall into both Area 6 and Area 8.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2018 15:06  

              I guess u only need to have the lynian searcher in the map to triggers the event for the bugtrappers I couldn't get the event until the NPC was on this map

              • Anonymous

                27 Feb 2018 20:21  

                To get plunderers to trigger you need to talk to the researcher at area 13, and then wait and check time to time for the odogaron to bring a dead legiana into the area. When the dead legiana is there you find a plunderer there too.

                And Gajalaka, you need to get all five gadgets and then talk with Lynian Researcher to get the quest.

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