Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is out now on Nintendo Switch. It's an enhanced port of the 3DS game, and is definitely classic Monster Hunter through and through. Whether you're a battle hardened veteran, or a complete newcomer to the series, you'll probably need a hand getting started. In this Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Guide, we've got tips, tricks and walkthroughs to help you get to grips with the game. We'll go over how to transfer your Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate save File from 3DS to Switch, give you a full list of monsters, and more.
We'll be adding more and more Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Guides as we go, so be sure to check in regularly. If there's anything you're struggling with while playing Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, just pop a question in the comments below, and we'll do our best to answer.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Guide
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is very much a classic Monster Hunter game, rather than the simplified iteration that released earlier this year for home consoles. As such, the first Monster Hunter game to arrive on the Switch is a little obtuse, and is sure to be a bit of a shock to those new to the franchise. Shortly, we'll be adding some links to individual guides below, like info on weapons, Palicos, Hunter styles and arts, and more.
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Weapons Guide - Every weapon in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Detailed
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Palico Guide - All you need to know about Palicoes and Prowlers
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Key Quests - So turns out you don't have to do every quest in MHGU. Here's the ones you do have to complete.
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Hunter Styles and Hunter Arts - A list of every Hunter Style and Art in the game
What is Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate?
With Monster Hunter finally making its way over to Nintendo Switch, you might be thinking of picking up Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. There are a few words of warning before you do though, as it is important to understand that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is not a game originally developed for Nintendo Switch, rather, it's a port of a 3DS game. You see Monster Hunter generations was first released on 3DS back in 2016, for American audiences that is. An expanded version, Monster Hunter XX, was then released for 3DS in Japan, though never made its way West. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a port of this expanded version, given a bit of polish and some extra content. It's very much a portable iteration of the franchise, so you shouldn't go in expecting Monster Hunter World Levels of detail. Still, the combat is deeper, there are more monsters to hunt, and plenty of cool armor to craft.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Monster List
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate boasts a huge selection of monsters to slay. There's 93 of them in total, with many being brand new to the series. You can check out a full list of the monsters in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate below:
- Gold Rathian
- Dreadqueen Rathian
- Silver Rathalos
- Dreadking Rathalos
- Yian Kut-Ku
- Yian Garuga
- Deadeye Yian Garuga
- Daimyo Hermitaur
- Stonefist Hermitaur
- Shogun Ceanataur
- Furious Rajang
- Kushala Daora
- Grimclaw Tigrex
- Silverwind Nargacuga
- Savage Deviljho
- Crystalbeard Uragaan
- Royal Ludroth
- Thunderlord Zinogre
- Redhelm Arzuros
- Snowbaron Lagombi
- Kecha Wacha
- Drilltusk Tetsucabra
- Seltas Queen
- Gore Magala
- Shagaru Magala
- Hellblade Glavenus
- Great Maccao
- Bloodbath Diablos
- Lao Shan Lung
- Crimson Fatalis
- White Fatalis
- Rustrazor Ceanataur
- Raging Brachydios
- Chaotic Gore Magala
- Nightcloak Malfestio
- Boltreaver Astalos
- Soulseer Mizutsune
- Elderfrost Gammoth
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Tips and Tricks
Starting Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate can be pretty daunting, so we've gathered together a handy list of tips and tricks to help you out. They range from combat pointers to help with some of the game's more convoluted systems, hoping to cover any queries you might have early on. Here are our Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Tips:
- To choose your weapon, head to the item box located in your house and choose "manage equipment".
- Push the left stick gently to sneak, this can be great for getting the drop on a monster, or for collecting resources without being noticed.
- At the starting area of some of the maps, there is an old guy, the Veggie Elder, stood next to the supply box. He'll give you useful resources, just go up and speak to him.
- If you're new to the game, do the tutorial missions. They're a great way to get a feel for each area, and to learn the new Hunter Styles and Arts features.
- Eat Rations to increase your max stamina, generally want to do this before every quest given how plentiful Rations are.
- Make sure you take on the Hunt of the Day, they often offer pretty great rewards and are only available for a day at a time.
- You'll need to head to the Palico ranch to get a Palico, it's to the right of the main hub.
- You can register your build sets at Item Boxes, making it easier to switch between builds for different situations.
- Use paintballs to track monsters across the map.
- If you fill your Item Pouches while out on a quest, simply head over to the delivery box where you first spawned into the area. You'll find a Palico next to a barrel, which you can use to send items back to base.
- If you have an item stolen from you, you can either attack the Melynx that stole it to get it back, or find an area nearby with a Felyne Shrine. Searching this area will bring your items back safe and sound.
- Make sure you pick up the map at the blue item supply box at the start of each quest.
- Items gained from this box are sent back after each quest ends.
How to Change Your Appearance in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Upon starting Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, you'll be greeted with a character customization menu. If you want to alter your appearance later down the line, you'll need to head to the item box located in your house. Just select "Change Appearance" and you'll be able to change features, clothing and more.
How to Transfer Monster Hunter Generations Save File From 3DS to Nintendo Switch
Given that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a port of the 3DS version, you can transfer your save data to Nintendo Switch. All you need to do is follow the steps outlined below:
- Firstly, download the "Transfer" app on your Nintendo 3DS.
- Now, boot up the game on both your 3DS and your Nintendo Switch.
- Select the "link 3DS and Nintendo Switch" option from the Nintendo Switch game menu.
- Now enter the transfer password shown on the 3DS.
- Return to the previous menu on the 3DS version of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and select 'Save Data Transfer'. You'll now be shown a list of everything you're about to transfer over to the Nintendo Switch, but don't worry if your Hunter Rank is shown lower than it ought to be, as this will reset once you're up and playing on the Switch.
- On the Nintendo Switch, you can now select 'Receive Data Transfer' once the 3DS has finished uploading the data.
That's everything we've currently got for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. We'll be adding more info in throughout the week as we spend more time with the game. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Review.