These are the areas featured in the world of Monster Hunter where hunters conduct their hunts. The hunting grounds are quite diverse, ranging from lush forests, to frozen tundras, to active volcanoes. Each area boasts its own unique roster of monsters, and offers a variety of useful resources, such as ore, herbs, insects and so forth.

From Generations 1 to 4, each hunting ground was divided up into multiple areas that required the player to load in each time they transitioned from one area to the next.

Generation 3 introduced the first hunting grounds to feature underwater areas, most notably the Flooded Forest and Deserted Island.

Generation 4 introduced hunting grounds with vertical elements, such as the Ancestral Steppe with its many cliffs. A few areas from previous generations were also updated to be less horizontal.

Generation 5 introduced the first hunting grounds to offer seamless maps with no loading zones. Each area also offered various interactive elements, such as environmental hazards and endemic life, which could be used to the player's advantage. This generation also introduced the concept of complete open zones, where the hunter could traverse the entire area and the concept of ‘invisible walls’ was largely removed.


First Generation Hunting Locations

Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter G, Monster Hunter Freedom

SecondGen-Old Jungle Background.png
Jungle
旧密林
SecondGen-Old Desert Background.png
Desert
砂漠岩地
SecondGen-Old Swamp Background.png
Swamp
旧沼地
SecondGen-Old Volcano Background.png
Volcano
旧火山
SecondGen-Castle Schrade Background.png
Castle Schrade
シュレイド城
MHF1-Arena Screenshot 005.png
Arena
闘技場
MHF1-Arena Screenshot 003.png
Great Arena
大闘技場

First Generation Settlements

Kokoto-View3.jpg
Kokoto
ココット村
MH1-Minegarde Screenshot 001.png
Minegarde
ミナガルデの街

Second Generation Areas

Monster Hunter 2, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

SecondGen-Jungle Background.png
Jungle
密林
SecondGen-Desert Background.png
Desert
砂漠
SecondGen-Swamp Background.png
Swamp
沼地
SecondGen-Volcano Background.png
Volcano
火山
SecondGen-Great Forest Background.png
Great Forest
樹海
SecondGen-Town Background.png
Town
SecondGen-Tower Background.png
Tower
SecondGen-Tower 2 Background.png
Tower 2
SecondGen-Tower 3 Background.png
Tower 3
SecondGen-Snowy Mountains Peak Background.png
Snowy Mountains Peak
雪山深奥
SecondGen-Arena Background.png
Arena (2nd)
闘技場
SecondGen-Great Arena Background.png
Great Arena (2nd)
大闘技場
SecondGen-Moat Arena Background.png
Moat Arena
水上闘技場

Second Generation Settlements

VillageBG4.png
Pokke
ポッケ村
DondorumaCity.jpg
Dundorma
ドンドルマの街

Third Generation Areas

Monster Hunter 3, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

MH3-Flooded Forest Background.png
Flooded Forest
水没林
MH3-Sandy Plains Background.png
Sandy Plains
砂原
MH3-Tundra Background.png
Tundra
凍土
MH3-Volcano Background.png
Volcano
火山
MHP3-Misty Peaks Background.png
Misty Peaks
渓流
MH3-Underwater Ruin Background.png
Underwater Ruin
海底遺跡
MHP3-Great Desert Background.png
Great Desert
大砂漠
MH3-Sacred Land Background.png
Sacred Land
神域
MH3G-Disastrous Sea 02.png
Tainted Sea
厄海
MHP3-Lava Canyon Background.png
Lava Canyon
溶岩渓谷
MHP3-Polar Field Background.png
Polar Field
寒帯
MHP3-Sacred Pinnacle Background.png
Sacred Pinnacle
山の頂上
MHP3-Small Arena Background.png
Small Arena
小闘技場
MHP3-Land Arena Background.png
Land Arena
陸の闘技場
Mh3waterarena.jpg
Water Arena
水中闘技場

Third Generation Settlements

MogaVillage.jpg
Moga
モガの村
LocLacGate.jpg
Loc Lac
ロックラックの街
MHGen-Yukumo Village Screenshot 001.png
Yukumo
モガの村
Tgs2011 title mh3g game05 l.jpg
Tanzia
タンジアの港

Fourth Generation Areas

Monster Hunter 4, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Monster Hunter Generations, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

MH4U-Ancestral Steppe Screenshot 005.jpg Wpid-MH4ss-6.jpg World img 32.jpg Primeval Forest.jpg
Ancestral Steppe
遺跡平原
Sunken Hollow
地下洞窟
Volcanic Hollow
地底火山
Primal Forest
原生林
Frostfield.png Heavenly Mountain 4.png MH4U-Old Desert Screenshot 001.jpg MH4U-Everwood Screenshot 001.png
Frozen Seaway
氷海
Heaven's Mount
天空山
Dunes
旧砂漠
Everwood
未知の樹海
MHGen-Jurassic Frontier Screenshot 001.jpg MHGen-Verdant Hills Screenshot 001.jpg MHGen-Arctic Ridge Screenshot 002.png MHGen-Marshlands Screenshot 001.jpg
Jurassic Frontier
古代森
Verdant Hills
森丘
Arctic Ridge
雪山
Marshlands
沼地
MHGU-Ruined Pinnacle Screenshot 006.jpg MH4U-Great Sea Screenshot 001.png FrontierGen-Sanctuary Screenshot 001.jpg MH4U-Thousand Blade Mountain Screenshot 001.jpg
Ruined Pinnacle
遺群嶺
Great Sea
大海原
Sanctuary
禁足地
Speartip Crag
千剣山
MH4U-Ingle Isle Screenshot 001.png MHGen-Wyvern's End Screenshot 003.jpg MH4U-Town Screenshot 005.jpg MHGU-Forlorn Citadel Screenshot 001.png
Ingle Isle
溶岩島
Wyvern's End
竜ノ墓場
Tower Summit
塔の頂
Forlorn Citadel
旧砦跡
MH4U-Town Screenshot 005.jpg MH4-3D Arena Screenshot 001.jpg MH4-Arena Screenshot 001.jpg
Battlequarters
Slayground
立体闘技場
Arena (MH4)
闘技場

Fifth Generation Areas

Monster Hunter: World Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Monster Hunter Rise

MHW-Ancient Forest Artwork 001.jpg MHW-Wildspire Waste Artwork 001.jpg MHW-Coral Highlands Artwork 001.jpg MHW-Rotten Vale Screenshot 001.jpg
Ancient Forest
古代樹の森
Wildspire Waste
大蟻塚の荒地
Coral Highlands
陸珊瑚の台地
Rotten Vale
瘴気の谷
MHW-Elder's Recess Artwork 001.jpg MHWI-Hoarfrost Reach Artwork 002.jpg Guiding-lands-mhwi.jpg MHRise-Shrine Ruins Artwork 001.jpg
Elder's Recess
龍結晶の地
Hoarfrost Reach
渡りの凍て地
Guiding Lands
導きの地
Shrine Ruins
大社跡
MHRise-Flooded Forest Screenshot 003.jpg MHRise-Frost Islands Screenshot 003.jpg MHW-Great Ravine Screenshot 001.png MHW-Everstream.png
Flooded Forest (Rise)
水没林
Frost Islands
寒冷群島
Great Ravine
大峡谷
Everstream
地脈回廊
MHW-Xeno'jiiva Screenshot 002.jpg MHW-Caverns of El Dorado Artwork 001.jpg MHWI-Seliana Supply Cache Screenshot 001.jpg Origin Isle.jpg
Confluence of Fates
地脈の収束地
Caverns of El Dorado
地脈の黄金郷
Seliana Supply Cache
兵器置き場
Origin Isle
淵源の孤島
Secluded-valley-mhwi.jpg MHW-Special Arena Screenshot 001.jpg MHW-Special-Arena.jpg
Secluded Valley
幽境の谷
Arena (MHW)
闘技場
Special Arena
特殊闘技場

Frontier Exclusive Areas

Areas exclusive to Monster Hunter Frontier

Gorge.png Highlands-area1.jpg Tide Island 1.jpg FrontierGen-Polar Sea Screenshot 005.jpg
Gorge
峡谷
Highland
高地
Tide Island
潮島
Polar Sea
極海
MHFGG-Flower Field Screenshot 004.jpg FrontierGen-White Lake Screenshot 006.jpg FrontierGen-Painted Waterfalls Screenshot 001.jpg SeaTrees.jpg
Flower Field
花畑
White Lake
白湖
Painted Waterfalls
彩の滝
Great Forest Peak
樹海頂部
NestHole.jpg FrontierGen-Solitude Island Screenshot 001.jpg FrontierGen-Solitude Island Depths Screenshot 007.jpg MHF-GG-Deep Crater Screenshot 002.png
Nest Hole
巣穴
Solitude Island
絶島
Solitude Island Depths
絶島地底
Deep Crater
火口深部
MHF-G5-Bamboo Forest Screenshot 001.jpg FrontierGen-Large Exploration Ship Screenshot 001.png FrontierGen-World's End Screenshot 001.jpg FrontierGen-Sky Corridor Screenshot 002.jpg
Bamboo Forest
竹林奥部
Large Exploration Ship
大型探査船
World's End
最果ての地
Sky Corridor
天廊
FrontierGen-Cloud Viewing Fortress Screenshot 001.jpg FrontierGen-Historical Site Screenshot 007.jpg FrontierGen-Interceptor's Base Screenshot 006.jpg NewFrontierArena.jpg
Cloud Viewing Fortress
雲見砦
Historical Site
古跡
Interceptor's Base
迎撃拠点
Competition Arena
新大闘技場

Online Exclusive Areas

Monster Hunter Online

MHO-Dawnwind Valley Screenshot 002.jpg MHO-Hermit Forest Screenshot 005.jpg MHO-Thunderous Sands Screenshot 002.jpg MHO-Kumbel Wetlands Screenshot 004.jpg
Dawnwind Valley
晓风山谷
Hermit Forest
隐士之森
Thunderous Sands
雷鸣沙海
Kumbel Wetlands
昆贝尔湿地
MHO-Ancestral Tomb Screenshot 010.jpg MHO-Esther Lake Screenshot 013.jpg MHO-Yilufa Snowy Mountains Screenshot 034.jpg MHO-Dark Veil Forest Screenshot 034.jpg
Ancestral Tomb
旧王的陵寝
Esther Lake
伊鲁法雪山
Yilufa Snowy Mountains
伊鲁法雪山
Dark Veil Forest
黯幕之森
MHO-Clamorous Ridge Screenshot 018.jpg MHO-Moonlands Screenshot 001.jpg MHO-Ghost Rune Volcanoes Screenshot 001.jpg MHO-Glacial Valley Screenshot 004.jpg
Clamorous Ridge
喧嚣群岭
Moonlands
升月之地
Ghost Rune Volcanoes
鬼怒间火山
Glacial Valley
冰凌极地
MHO-Great Fortress Lake Screenshot 001.jpg MHO-Rock Flowing Field Screenshot 011.jpg MHO-Arena Screenshot 001.jpg
Great Fortress Lake
大石城湖
Rock Flowing Field
岩流地
Arena (MHO)
竞技场
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.