The Shock Trap is a consumable Pouch Item in Monster Hunter World (MHW). It allows a Hunter to incapacitate a Large Monster for a short time, setting it up for Capture or an opportunity to go on the offensive.
A trap that immobilizes a target. Use it to capture monsters.
Using a Shock Trap from the Item Bar while in the field will deploy it on the ground at the Hunter's feet, priming a small area around it. When a Large Monster enters this area, it will immediately be immobilized for 7.5 seconds similarly to the Paralysis Status Effect. If a Monster is weak (⭐⭐⭐) against Paralysis it will be trapped for ten seconds.
While caught in a Trap, a Monster can be captured if it is an a Weakened state - denoted by this symbol on the minimap when the Scoutfly Level for that Monster is at level 3. Using two Tranq Bombs, Tranq Knives, or Tranq Ammo rounds is enough to capture any Monster, before or after it is caught in a Trap. After being affected by two Tranquilizers, a Monster can be captured for the next 45 seconds, and every successive tranquilizer extends the duration by 100 seconds, with no upper limit. Tranquilizers can also be safely applied to sleeping monsters without waking them.
Capturing a Monster will complete either a Hunt or a Capture objective for it and result in a few more Quest rewards to compensate for the inability to gather Materials from its body.
Once placed on the ground, a Trap can be removed by approaching it and interacting with it; this will destroy the Item. If a Trap is not triggered or remove for five minutes after being deployed, it will disappear. Note that only one Trap can be placed at a time.
How to Acquire Shock Trap
This Item can only be obtained through Crafting. Additionally, an EZ version of the Shock Trap, four EZ Tranq Bombs, and an extra Trap Tool are included in the Supply Box on Quests with a Capture objective.