I was hunting a Steel Uragaan when, due to my Capture Guru, I knew he was ready for a capture. I placed the trap as close as I could to him since he had rolled into the lava. Upon trapping him, I threw Tranq Bombs at. Repeatedly. To no effect. What went wrong?

  • Silly question: How many Tranq bombs, and did you have the Status Attack Down armor skill?
    – Frank
    Aug 29, 2013 at 19:58
  • I ended up throwing 6 Tranq Bombs, I didn't have any negative skills.
    – Yuuki
    Aug 29, 2013 at 20:17
  • So, definitely not that, then. Capture Guru was blinking, so that meant he was capturable. Huh. I don't know why that wouldn't have worked.
    – Frank
    Aug 29, 2013 at 20:30
  • I'm going to do some testing, but I think I have a theory.
    – Yuuki
    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:07

1 Answer 1


So, I did some testing and I believe that I've found the answer. After attempting to trap an Agnaktor, an Uragaan, and a Steel Uragaan, I've reason to believe that if the monster is trapped on the edge of the lava (i.e. you place the trap right at the border between lava and walkable land), then the monster cannot be captured. While you may still be able to damage portions that are close enough over land (e.g. Agnaktor's beak or Uragaan's chin), you will not be able to capture the monster.

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