Monster Hunter Rise Monksnail: How To Get & Use

Monksnail Guide covers the steps to find the location of Monksnail and how to photograph it.

What Is Monksnail

Monksnail is one of the five rare endemic lives in Monster Hunter Rise. It is a gigantic sea creature found on frost island. This snail remains in the sea during the day, as it hates bright light. It also possesses an organ that creates patterns on its skin when exposed to light.

What is Monksnail
Key Highlights
  • Monksnail is a rare sea monster on Frost Island.
  • Flur the Sailor tasks players with finding and photographing Monksnail at Elagado Docks.
  • Look for a large jellyfish as a clue to find Monksnail.
  • Players should start an expedition quest, climb into the crow’s nest, and take a picture of Monksnail.
  • Once photographed, players can return to Flur to complete the mission.

Finding Monksnail Request

You will be requested by Flur the Sailor for a task in Elagado Docks called “Giant in the Frost Islands”. Your task will be to find Monksnail and take a photograph of it. You will later have to provide this photograph to Flur as evidence. However, the task will not be as simple as visiting an island and then capturing photographs of animals there. Before moving on to the photograph part, you need to be fully aware of the location to find Monksnail. 

Where To Find Monksnail

You can find Monksnail in the sea in the Frost Islands. You need to make sure that you go there in the nighttime, as Monksnail stays in the sea during the day. After reaching Frost Island, try to look for a giant jellyfish that will be visible easier than the Monksnail.

The jellyfish will have yellow-colored eyes. You will be able to spot it from higher ground. 

Location of Monksnail
Where to Find Monksnail

Location Of Monksnail

If you want to find Monksnail quickly, travel to sub-camp 2 and look to the east. You will find a sea there. In case you do not find Monksnail there, head back to the camp. The appearance of Monksnail is random like all other endemic life, so you can wait for it to appear. 

Steps To Take A Photograph Of Monksnail

It has been clear that the quest, including the task of Monksnail, mainly involves taking its photograph. It has already been mentioned that the task is not as easy as it sounds. We have covered all the steps that you need to follow to reach the location and then take its photograph that you will later show as evidence to Flur. 

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Steps to Take a Photograph of Monksnail

Start The Expedition Quest

  1. Start the Expedition Quest: Head northeast on the map and climb into the crow’s nest of the wrecked ship.
  2. Look out in the ocean: Wait for Monksnail’s low resounding roar, indicating its imminent appearance.
  3. Give Monksnail a chance to fully appear: Wait for Monksnail to emerge from the southern mountains towards the ocean bay, transforming from a blob into its full form.
  4. Take a picture: When the orange quest star appears in the camera, capture Monksnail’s image.
  5. Head back to Flur: Return to Elagado and present the photograph to Flur as evidence. Complete the delivery to receive the Monsknail Hat layered armor.
  6. Wear the hat with pride: Access Layered Armor Settings at any item box to equip the Monksnail hat, symbolizing your achievement.

Related: Besides that, the Monster Hunter Rise Squires Belt guide will help you craft and unlock Squires Belt. 


Monster Hunter Rise is mostly about finding stuff using the brand-new maps that the game offers. Monksnail is a creature in the ocean that you need to find and take its photograph to complete your “Giant in the Frost Islands” quest. We have discussed the steps that you need to follow to reach the location to find Monksnail. Follow the steps to find it on Frost Islands and wear it on your head. 

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