Special Arena

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Sub-Areas Camp
Special Arena
Hazards Cannons
Falling Boulders
Large Monsters Captured Monsters
Small Monsters Girros, Vespoid

Special Arena is a Location in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Different areas of the game have a different look and feel, map and special unique monsters that spawn within them.


Special Arena (Japanese Name) is a small place niched in a dry and rocky ravine, the Research Commission uses it to have hunters fight with captured monsters and study them. The camp is linked to the arena by a ropelift allowing the Hunter to fly above the abîme safely. The Special Arena is composed of two ground level in a circular shape, rigged with tools and traps to aids hunters in dealing with their foes.

Special Arena Quests

There are several quests that take you to this destination:


Special Arena Monsters

The Monsters that inhabit the Special Arena are:

Small Monsters in Special Arena

Large Monsters in Special Arena

  • Every large Monster that you captured. 

Special Arena Hazards & Materials

You will find the following Items & Materials for harvesting in this area:

  • Cannonball
  • Ballistae Ammo

You will find the following Hazards:

  • Cannons
  • Ballistae
  • Dragonator(s)
  • Falling Boulders
  • Ropelift



Special Arena Screenshots & Videos

Screenshots and images of this area, as well as location videos go here.

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Special Arena Location Map

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Monster Hunter World Locations & Areas

Ancient Forest  ♦  Astera  ♦  Canteen  ♦  Castle Schrade  ♦  Caverns of El Dorado  ♦  Confluence of Fates  ♦  Coral Highlands  ♦  Elder's Recess  ♦  Everstream  ♦  Great Ravine  ♦  Guiding Lands  ♦  Hoarfrost Reach  ♦  Origin Isle  ♦  Research Base  ♦  Rotten Vale  ♦  Seliana Supply Cache  ♦  Smithy  ♦  The Gathering Hub  ♦  Wildspire Waste

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    • Anonymous

      Special Arena quests for LR/HR
      • 3 Star: Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Barroth
      • 4 Star: Anjanath, Rathian, Paolumu, Radobaan
      • 5 Star: Rathalos, Diablos, Odogaron, Legiana Q • 6 Star: Pukei, Kadachi, Anja, Rathian, Barroth, Paolumu, Radobaan
      • 7 Star: Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Pink Rathian, Diablos, Black Diablos, Odogaron, Uragaan, Legiana

      Monsters that are NOT in the special arena:
      Bazelguese, Lavasioth, Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Jyuratodus, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Great Girros, Dodogama, all Elder Dragons

      • Anonymous

        Tobi Kadachi won't drop slinger ammo for some reason. Trying to capture instead of slay but this kind of makes it harder to tell. I still use the ekg bar below but that isn't as helpful as the dropping 2 slinger pods knows it's time to capture.

        • Anonymous

          I have captured the monster that has special arena quest for so many times but I don’t have the quest at all, I haven’t completed the SA quest at all, why the quest is not triggered ? Is it because my study level of this monster is 3 stars already so it won’t trigger the SA quest or am I doing something wrong ?

          • Anonymous

            To those wondering why arena quests disappear, the game explains that they rotate out randomly after completing any quest or expedition (if you were active in it.) You won't find every arena quest available after you beat them once. However, if you have not beaten them, they will be available until you complete them. Only then after they will begin rotating in and out at random.

            • Anonymous

              I've captured several large monsters, such as Dodogama and Deviljho, but I haven't seen them in the special arena. Am I doing something wrong?

              • Anonymous

                Can you only fight a certain monster in the special arena once or is there a way to replay? I've tried capturing the monster again but it doesn't work.

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