Wild Hearts: Farming Sharp Scales [Definitive Ways]

Sharpen your blades with these sharp scales in Wild Hearts.

In Wild Hearts, Sharp Scale is an upgrade material used for crafting or upgrading gear. It is obtained from Nightshade Monitors and Shardshower Monitors.

Before You Start: Make sure you are at Chapter 3, as you will only be able to attain this item once you have reached that chapter. 
Important: Petting these enemies will not net you the Sharp Scales. You will have to kill them to farm this item.
Key Takeaways
  • Sharp Scale is an upgrade material used to augment and craft gear and weapons in Wild Hearts.
  • They can be obtained from Nightshade Monitors, and Shardshower Monitors only during Chapter 3.
  • If you farm for this material before Chapter 3, you will simply not obtain the item.
  • Also, petting these enemies will not work here. You are required to kill them in order to obtain Sharp Scales.
  • Nightshade Monitors can be found in the Akikure Canyon, while the Shardshower Monitors are located in the Fuyufusagi Fort.
  • Make sure to toggle the Small Kemono option on the map to be able to locate these enemies easily.

Ways To Farm Sharp Scale In Wild Hearts

Here are the 2 enemies which drop Sharp Scales in Wild Hearts.

Nightshade Monitor

After progressing to Chapter 3 of the main story, players can obtain Sharp Scales from the Nightshade Monitors located in the Akikure Canyon by killing them. While petting them can net you some Lizard Bloom, it will not get you Sharp Scales, so keep that in mind.

Here are the locations you should prioritize in the Akikure Canyon while looking for Nightshade Monitors.

  • Buddha Cave
  • Kemono Lair
  • Winter Solstice Cavern
  • Six Paths Lagoon
  • Last Bastion Ruins

Here is a map of the whole area alongside a priority location where players can easily find Nightshade Monitors.

Location Sharp Scales
Priority Location For Sharp Scales | Image Credit: eXputer

In addition, we recommend turning on Small Kemono on the map filters, so it is easier to locate these enemies.

Shardshower Monitors

Shardshower Monitors can be found toward the western side of the Fuyufusagi Fort. These enemies also drop Sharp Scales only upon killing them. Petting them will not net you this item. Also, prioritize these locations in the Fuyufusagi Fort while searching for Shardshower Monitors.

  • Permafrost Lake
  • Cavern Camp
  • Chilling Lake

Also, we suggest that players turn on the Small Kemonos filter on your map. This makes it easier to locate Shardshower Monitors. In addition, here is the map of the Fuyufasugi Fort.

Wild Hearts Fuyufusagi Fort
Map Of The Fuyufusagi Fort | Image By eXputer


Wild Hearts was released on February 17, 2023, for new-generation consoles. Developed by Omega Force and published by EA, it aims to capture a sense of grandeur similar to that of Monster Hunter. Players embark on an adventure and tackle larger-than-life monsters in a Japanese setting. While the game itself is very good, it suffers from an abundance of performance issues on PC.

And there you have it; with our guide on how to find Sharp Scales in Wild Hearts, you should be able to find and use it in your crafting endeavors easily.

Wild Hearts is a very lengthy game, so it could serve you to know what the game length is for Wild Hearts. In addition, knowing how to unlock weapons found throughout Wild Hearts is very important for progression. Also, check out the full list of voice actors working on Wild Hearts. Lastly, here is Lightstone’s location, which is imperative for upgrading your gear. 

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