Location Ancient Forest
Type Unclassified

Nekker is an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). The Nekker was added with patch 6.0 as part of the collaboration with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


I wonder if what the Witcher said was true... Do Nekkers really grow vicious when in a swarm? I think there's a place where we can test this...

Nekker Location

You can find Nekker in:


How to Capture the Nekker

Firstly, check your hunter's notebook under unclassified life to find the Nekker entry. It will imply that the Nekker is not hunting and instead is foraging in Ancient Forest after dark. The best way to get all the right conditions is by undertaking the Optional Quest: Hard to Swallow. Taking this quest will check off the 3 conditions we need:

Proceed taking quests and leaving from them until you get a dusk time (sunset). Start a Hard to Swallow then go back to Astera until it hits night time. Leave your Palico behind for precaution and make sure you bring your Ghillie Mantle. Select Camp 1 and start the quest. Head to Quadrant 1 and wait for the Great Jagras to come to the area. Leave him be allowing him to eat and grow fat.

Stalk the Great Jagras from a distance as he head back to his nest. Put on your Ghillie mantle and stay near the entrance of the nest and gaze upon the Great Jagras puking up some meat for the Jagras. The Nekker should also spawn in and rush over to the wet meat greedily eating. Capture him with the Capture Net and complete the quest.


Nekker Capturing Rewards

You can capture Nekker 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.


Nekker Notes


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Endemic Life
Andangler  ♦  Arrowhead Gekko  ♦  Augurfly  ♦  Blissbill  ♦  Blue Diva  ♦  Bomb Arowana  ♦  Bomb Beetle  ♦  Bristly Crake  ♦  Burst Arowana  ♦  Cactuar  ♦  Cactuar Cutting  ♦  Carrier Ant  ♦  Climbing Joyperch  ♦  Cobalt Flutterfly  ♦  Copper Calappa  ♦  Crowned Prawn  ♦  Dapper Coralbird  ♦  Downy Crake  ♦  Duffel Penguin  ♦  Dung Beetle  ♦  Elegant Coralbird  ♦  Emerald Helmcrab  ♦  Emperor Hopper  ♦  Flashfly  ♦  Flowering Cactuar Cutting  ♦  Flying Meduso  ♦  Forest Gekko  ♦  Forest Pteryx  ♦  Giant Vigorwasp  ♦  Glass Parexus  ♦  Gloom Gekko  ♦  Gold Calappa  ♦  Gold Helmcrab  ♦  Gold Hercudrome  ♦  Gold Scalebat  ♦  Golden Helmcrab  ♦  Goldenfish  ♦  Goldenfry  ♦  Goldspring Macaque  ♦  Grandfather Mantagrell  ♦  Great Goldenfish  ♦  Gunpowderfish  ♦  Hercudrome  ♦  Hopguppy  ♦  Iron Helmcrab  ♦  Moly  ♦  Moon Slug  ♦  Moonlight Gekko  ♦  Nitrotoad  ♦  Omenfly  ♦  Paratoad  ♦  Pearlspring Macaque  ♦  Petricanths  ♦  Phantom Flutterfly  ♦  Pilot Hare  ♦  Pink Parexus  ♦  Platinumfish  ♦  Prism Hercudrome  ♦  Revolture  ♦  Rime Beetle   ♦  Scalebat  ♦  Scavantula  ♦  Sealord's Crestfish  ♦  Shepherd Hare  ♦  Shiny Gold Helmcrab  ♦  Sleeptoad  ♦  Soldier Helmcrab  ♦  Stonebill  ♦  Sushifish  ♦  Tsuchinoko  ♦  Tyrant Hopper  ♦  Vaporonoid  ♦  Vigorwasp  ♦  Whetfish  ♦  Wiggler  ♦  Wiggler Queen  ♦  Wildspire Gekko  ♦  Wintermoon Nettle  ♦  Woodland Pteryx

    • Anonymous

      24 Sep 2019 22:52  

      for those who dont know how to get the critical bounty, you have to speak to the female researcher which is studying the dead apthonoth there is optional dialog in which she refers to a small nekker being sited in the vicinity which she says she will refer to the hunter. after reading that dialogue make sure you complete the quest and once you are in Astera the critical bounty should appear at the resource center! sorry for the long winded answer.

      • Anonymous

        12 Feb 2019 00:15  

        similar to the one before me, but I've done the quest and one subquest for the witcher hunt, captured a Nekker, but never had the critical bounty bit. Is Xbox Glitched or something?

        • Anonymous

          10 Feb 2019 10:13  

          anyone knows how to obtain ng critical bounty Research Help: Creature Capture? I've completed the witcher quest with all the side quests but the bounty doesn't show up at all.

          • Anonymous

            09 Feb 2019 19:09  

            I wonder where you can go to test the swarming vicious nekker comment in the Researcher's Notes. Seems like either a hint about the Event Quest next week or something else that was added and not really found yet

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