Wintermoon Nettle

Location Hoarfrost Reach
Type Unclassified
Conditions Clear Nights

Wintermoon Nettle is an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). These animals and insects are found out in the field, and can be captured by dedicated Hunters looking to research the New World.


Ahh, look at those tentacles! I always wanted to count them for myself! OK OK, one...two...three⁠—Hey, quit moving! One...two..

Wintermoon Nettle Location

You can find Wintermoon Nettle in:

  • Hoarfrost Reach, Area 14 on Clear Nights (Hidden spot atop the mountain accessed from Area 13)


Wintermoon Nettle Capturing Rewards

  • House placing: Sky
  • Other rewards: 800 pts


Wintermoon Nettle Notes

  • "Extremely few of this species have been seen, and only on nights where large Moon Slug populations appear."
  • Daytime: only at Night (during CLEAR WEATHER, not raining)
  • Sizes: 1243.91 ~  1850.32
  • The creature is easily visible from locations such as the ice bridge near the Center Camp and the Area 13 Hot Spring. You can check to see if it is circling the mountain top from these locations, saving you a trip up the obstacle course-like path to it's spawning location.



Endemic Life
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    • Anonymous

      Thing has constantly despawned when I see it on the ground. Highly recommend going up and just waiting with Zoomaster on. Its frustrating to see it from the bottom and to do the climb for it to have despawned

      • So going for both of my crowns i learned something for any interested:
        1: If u do decide to catch ALL of them, they respawn after roughly 5 minutes, you can stay at the top, just dont look at it or be too close (north side). Also with this information you can only catch 2 a night even tho the night cycle is long enough to get more you will NOT get a 3rd. Better off going to a different locale then coming back in which case be prepared for the last bit of information i learned(next step).
        2: If you dont catch it and let it fly, IT SWAPS OUT WITH ITSELF every 1-2 minutes. The crap would really grind my gears seeing a crown and running up there to see it be a normal......well camping out up here I learned that it literally just replaces itself every 1-2 minutes when you're not looking at it

        • Anonymous

          - Eat the Zoomaster skill and go to the map. Make sure there's no Elder Dragon present because they'll cause bad weather.
          - DO NOT return from expedition if you want to retry. Simply open up your map and move to another region and then move back to Hoarfrost Reach. This way your Zoomaster skill will still be active and you can do this trick indefinitely or at least until the night is over, so you don't need to waste all of your meal vouchers.
          - If by any chance there's an Elder Dragon on Hoarfrost Reach, just move to the other regions until they don't show up anymore. You can do the same thing if the weather isn't clear too.
          - I know it says that we can see it without climbing all the way to the peak, but I'd recommend doing so just to be safe. Sometimes the spawn distance can get a bit weird.
          - Another sign of whether the Wintermoon Nettle has spawn is that there will be many Moon Slugs spawning on the path to get to the peak. This is not a guarantee, but the likelihood of it spawning is pretty high if this happens.

          • Anonymous

            After multiples frustrating visits to Hoarfrost Reach during clear nights/dawns (even when there are lots of Moonslugs flooding the sky), I finally was able to get a single one last week!!

            Now I just came to pawswap with the Boaboas and the one on the right (#3) just traded my second Wintermoon Nettle for an Immunizer. I'm super happy!!!! lol I always trade with the endemic life collector Lynians because I love rare pets XD

            If you want to pawswap for pets only, these are your Lynians:
            - Ancient Forest = #3
            - Wildspire Waste = #1
            - Coral Highlands = #2
            - Rotten Vale = #2
            - Elder's Recess = #2
            - Hoarfrost Reach = #3

            In my experience, the Bugtrappers, Troupers, Plunderers and Boaboas are the easiest ones to trade with. Especially the Boaboa ♡ That little guy already gave me 3 Blue Divas, 2 Sealord's Crestfishes and now a Wintermoon Nettle lol not to mention almost all the Great fish variants

            • A common misconception keeps coming up on the "Night only" endemic life where people have caught them during the day, note this does not mean it SPAWNS during the day; these would be results of residual spawns from the prior night and/or dawn phases which can still have them spawn in, and you simply checked later after the fact, and it still considered the creature spawned in. Thus being there during day, even with creatures known to disappear at the day phase such as the Nettle.

              • Anonymous

                I spent three in game nights stood at the spawn in clear weather and didnt get ****. Id recommend going back and forth from hoarfrost and coral durning the night, the run to the nettle is long but its quicker than waiting nearly an hour and a half without doing anything. Got it today doing this, its the best technique if you have to make the most of your time, hands down. Moonslugs were out also.

                • Anonymous

                  i just spend 30 food ticket to get the zoologist skill , didint find it , i am gona do that all day . Cant beleive i kill the fatalis before finding this slug ... on console cuz i already got it easily on pc .

                  • Anonymous

                    I recommend taking an insect glaive with you when you traverse the mountain obstacle course. There's a section where a wind geyser is supposed to push you up to the next section, but it glitches out sometimes. An insect glaive will allow you to get up to the next section if you vault and then dash in the air on the left side of the cave, a little ways up the slope so you can get some extra height.

                    • Anonymous

                      if you read the endemic life field guide of the moon slug it tells you that when there is a lot of moon slug out keep an eye out for a special guest. I wonder if the moon slug's appearing is one of the condition as well. Since the only time that I caught mine was when there was numbers of moon slug appearing near the path towards the summit of the area 14, and I have been up to the summit dozen times during night time and clear weather without seeing moon slug then this rare creature just never spawn for me. IDK maybe just bad RNG on my part.

                      • Anonymous

                        ok, i got this during the day, not night. I randomly got it first try up the mountain and it is really making my son mad cuz we can't get it to spawn for him after hours of waiting. It says night, but i got it during the day so that was weird.

                        • Anonymous

                          Hey, Highly recommend still heading up to the top even if you don't see it from the ground thing has super finicky spawns

                          • Anonymous

                            I found mine randomly without Zoomaster, and didn’t find it when I wasn’t using it. I don’t know whether to feel lucky af or confused lmao

                            • Anonymous

                              beware, it can randomly vanish for no reason if you look away. luckily their is a mod for 100% spawn rate, that was an amazing waste of time ...

                              • Anonymous

                                Turns out they randomize their size every ~2 laps they take around the mountain top and won't de-spawn as long as you keep your camera trained on them. The Small Crown for one is 1259.46

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