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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, released in 2015, is the 4th main title entry into Capcom's Monster Hunter series which has players hunting monsters, forging new equipment, and aiming to be the best hunter they can be.

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Can we use sleep arrows instead of tranq bombs to capture a monster?

When it’s capturing time, and the monster is trapped, do sleep arrows have different effects from Tranq bombs? That is, in this situation, could we kill the monster by accident if we used Sleep ...
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How do I activate Prowler mode?

How do I activate prowler mode in "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate"? I could not find prowler mode anywhere in the game, but I heard that you could do it.
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What causes the 006-0612 error and how can I prevent it?

I've played Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate online for many months without a problem. After taking a break from it I decided to play again recently, but I've been unable to play online at all. I can ...
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MH4u: Equipment for meowster hunters and stingers?

In Monster hunter 4 ultimate surely equipment for palicoes going on quest with the hunter is useful. Is there any benefit in equipping also the first stingers and meowster hunters?
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Why is my charge blade's shield glowing?

I started playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate recently. Being a primarily sword & shield user in previous iterations, I wanted to give the Charge Blade a try, as it seems to get most of the benefits ...
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What gunner skills should a bow user avoid?

Which gunner armor skills should I avoid as a bow user? I was informed some of the skills only benefit bowgunners.
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C-Stick not staying enabled

Every time I start up MH4U the option to enable the Circle Pad Pro is disabled. If I go to the options and enable it the C-Stick stays active until returning to the main menu. Is there a way to make ...
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3ds wifi network login? [closed]

I've been having issues with my ds, connecting to wifi that involves a webpage login. It never used to have the problem, and then all of a sudden it has just quit. I've tried everything I can think of ...
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What is the difference between quest types in MH4U?

I find a little confusing that the game has so many quest types, and I can't get what are each type of quest for. There are Caravan quests, which as it seems, are the quests that progress on the game ...
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How should I feed my Kinsect for each gameplay style?

I don't know which Nectar to use on my Kinsect according to the gameplay style I want to have. I know that each stat, Power, Speed and Stamina (and their combinations), apply for a different kind of ...
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Understanding elemental damage on bowguns

First of all, I would like to assure you that I have done my homework when it comes to understanding damage calculation in Monster Hunter. My question is somewhat advanced because understanding damage ...
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What's the quickest way to get Sharpness +1

MH4U is my first in the series and I'm still learning all the different skills. It took me a while to figure out that Sharpness on armor doesn't give sharpness +1. Handicraft does. So what is the ...
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Do invading monsters increase the number of rewards in guild quests?

The amount of rewards you receive at the end of guild quests is determined by a complicated points system, where each monster has a certain number of points, and killing more difficult monsters gives ...
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Do wystones actually affect Magala family monsters?

I know that wystones help knock frenzied monsters out of frenzy, but as far as I can tell, the Magala (Gore, Chaotic, and Shagaru) family monsters spew frenzy inducing attacks throughout the entire ...
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When does Potential start working?

The ability "Potential" says it activates at a certain percentage, but is it stated anywhere what this percentage is?
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Which monster attacks are affected by guard up?

I'm a big fan of guard lancing. An armor skill that is often suggested for this style of play is guard up. The description of guard up says it causes previously unblockable attacks to become blockable....
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Element Values on Weapons

Most of the time I just used the weapon with the highest element value of what I needed, but now I thought about it and dont really have an idea what the value really means. For example the Kut-Ku ...
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Is Water S the only effective shot type against Gravios?

I wanted to know if any ammunition for the Heavy Bowgun, aside from Water S, are useful against Gravios. I thought about Pierce S, but couldn't find any good information about it on the wiki or ...
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Armor sphere upgrade list

My current set in MH4U now is Rath Soul Armor (Azure Rathalos armor high rank). Now I want to get the maximum defense of this armor, so I decided to farm armor sphere. I look everywhere (wiki, ...
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What are the requirements to unlock certain G3* quests?

There are certain 3* Elder Hall (G3*) quests that are only available after you unlock them somehow. Ten of them are available through deciphering scrolls, but there are some others that are only ...
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How do I get earrings?

So I've been trying out some gunner weapons and ended up liking the bow a lot. I tried putting a set together in Athena's ASS but some of the results need something called Barrage Earring. I've ...
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Difference between Caravan quests and Gathering Hall quests

I have noticed that the same quests from the caravan are much harder on the gathering hall. The monsters have higher HP and Attack in this mode? If yes, do their power scale when there is more than ...
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Can I change my Palico's name?

Recently after collecting some more palicoes I decided to give them some unique names instead of just hiring "as-is", but to my dismay the name I had for it (Dr. Whiskers) was truncated to just Dr. ...
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What is the drop rate for plate items?

I am hoping to upgrade my charge blade soon but I need an S. Magala Plate. I have fought the Shagaru Magala a number of times now, breaking all the different parts off it where possible, but the Plate ...
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How does Life Honing affect weapons with attacks that have multiple hits?

Once you upgrade a weapon to the point where you can't upgrade it any further and it's rarity 8 or above, you will gain the ability to hone the weapon, either adding increased attack power, defense (...
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Completely Stuck in Caravan Progression

I'm completely stuck in progression of the single player content. I have reached 6 Star quests with the caravan, but there are no more quests offered to me. I would provide a screenshot if I knew how ...
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What monsters does Windproof (Lo) and Earplugs NOT work on?

The description for Windproof (Lo) reads: "Lessens almost all Wind Pressure." And the description for Windproof (Hi) reads: "Negates Wind Pressure from almost all monsters." Well, that's just ...
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How can I escape being pinned by monsters?

I've been pinned down multiple times, I've also escaped in some cases, sometimes not. Since I have no clue how to escape I just buttonmash every button I can reach without moving my hands. Since I ...
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What are the success rates for hunter for hire?

When you send off hunters it goes through a list of grades for "chance of success" From E to "sparkling" S. What are the success rates of each letter/sparkled letter? Should I not even bother ...
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What are monster tears for?

Occasionally when a monster drops a shiny present and you pick it up, it is a "tear". But I can't find it in my inventory nor item box. It also doesn't seem to be in any combination that I am aware of....
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What materials can a palico steal?

I found a palico with Stealing as a forte, nd with the description that these palico can steal materials from monsters. But I can't find any mention of what materials they can steal. Can they steal ...
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How many times do you have to play until you get the humble scrap and unlock the palicos island

How many times do you have to play the caravan quests until you get the humble scrap and unlock the palicos island?
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How do I change my main palicos forte?

My main palico had the leadership forte when I started out, but I noticed that he currently has the healing forte. How did this happen? Is this caused by my full team of healing 1st stringers? How ...
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What does Felyne Weakener do?

Going to the canteen to eat before embarking on a quest is standard procedure, and different combinations of ingredients give you different buffs and skills. Most of them are self-explanatory and ...
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Is talisman melding random?

When going through the caravan, you eventually unlock the ability to meld 3 talismans into one new one. Does it matter what talismans I meld for the result? For example, if I meld 3 Crag+ talismans ...
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Is it better to go for armor sets or different armor parts?

As a new Monster Hunter player, I recently learnt that skills are obtained through: armor, talismans and decorations and that these three elements should be chosen in such a way that the desired set ...
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Insect Glaive Upgrading and Progression

I am new to the Monster Hunter series and have started off using the Insect Glaive weapon as my weapon of choice. However when I have gone to upgrade the weapon there is a ton of information involving ...
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Palico quest explanation

What does it mean if there is a star on one of the parts of a Palico quest? I noticed after I beat the monster for that section, there's a Palico standing on the chest. Do I get extra quest rewards?
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How do I get more Humble Scrap?

I got a second Palico, the poor thing doesn't have armor or weapons. Since I want to make new weapons/armor I need Humble Scrap. How do I obtain this Humble Scrap?
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Is the forte of a Palico completely random?

So I'm working towards getting five of every Palico type, but it's proving a bit tricker than I expected. I seem to encounter some types (like healing) all the time, and other types (like support) ...
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What changes when doing a higher level guild quest?

I've been grinding on a guild quest for the Velocidrome to get more marital and the quest started at level 1 and now is at level 29. What exactly changes as the level goes up? I've notice the ...
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How do I interpret motion values for bowguns

I am new to the Monster Hunter series and have recently been trying to understand the game mechanics a little deeper. I just learned from this excellent Gaijin Hunter's article about "damage ...
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How do I get more Palico tickets?

I've gotten a Palico ticket from my Palico twice now, I don't know what triggers the unlock of such a ticket, but I certainly need more. What do I need to do to get more of these tickets?Do quests? ...
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What's special about a “rare” expedition?

Sometimes if I look at the world map I see sparkly expeditions marked as "Rare". While sometimes these have slightly tougher-than-usual monsters, I haven't noticed the rewards being any different. I ...
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Does the level of your First Stringers matter?

You can have 5 first stringers in your squad, but can only bring one with you as a sub. If you really only ever take the same sub with you (I like my healer...) should I really worry/try to level up ...
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What's the point of first stringers?

You can select a handful of "elite" palicos to be in your first stringer squad, but you can only bring one with you as a sub and the first stringers can't go on meownster hunter missions... What is ...
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Should all of my palicos have equipment?

When you have your first stringer squad, you can give them equipment, but you can only take one other 1st stringer with you and your main palico on quests. You also can't send first stringers out as "...
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What do special palico team attacks do?

So all palicos have one of three "team attacks": Purrtuoso - The palicos heal you and increase your maximum health and stamina Rath-of-Meow - The palicos jump into a tank and attack the monster with ...
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How does the frenzy virus affect other monsters?

This question asks how the new frenzy virus affects hunters. What effects does the virus have on infected monsters (that aren't Gore/Shagaru Magala)?
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What are the damage Sharpness modifiers in MH4U?

Wikia claims the MH4U sharpness modifiers are as follows: Red 0.50 physical, 0.2500 element Orange 0.75 physical, 0.5000 element Yellow 1.00 physical, 0.7500 element Green 1.05 physical, 1.0000 ...