Monster Hunter Rise Endemic LifeSource: Capcom

Deadly weapons, Wirebugs, and impenetrable armor aren’t the only tools at your disposal in Monster Hunter Rise. The hunters of Kamura Village have found a way to utilize their homeland’s endemic life to aid them in battle. Some can increase a hunter’s strength, while others can weaken monsters. Let’s take a look at the endemic life you can acquire in Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch.

Be aware that the information here is based on the Monster Hunter Rise demo. This guide will be updated as we get closer to the full release.

Once you’re done reading, check out our ever-growing lists of gear to equip and monsters to slay.

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Only you and your friends can save Kamura Village from the Rampage in Capcom’s latest action title, Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch. Craft powerful weapons and gather reliable animal companions to protect your home from monsters seeking to destroy it.

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) How to locate endemic life

Finding endemic life can be intimidating at first because of how big the areas are. But it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it.

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Monster Hunter Rise Endemic Life LocationsSource: Imore

To begin tracking down endemic life, hold the minus button on your Nintendo Switch controller to open the map. Then press the L or R buttons to cycle what icons will appear on the map. Once you have chosen what type of endemic life you want to track, press the cancel button to leave the menu.

When exploring in the field, hold the left shoulder button to have the mini-map zoom in. It will show any nearby endemic life you have currently selected in the map menu.

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Permabuffers

Permabuffers are endemic life that can permanently boost a player’s stats for the duration of a hunt. These boosts will stay even if you faint in battle and get sent back to camp.

Spiribird

Monster Hunter Rise Endemic Life SpiribirdSource: Capcom

Spiribirds are the most common and important endemic life you will find in Monster Hunter Rise. These birds have special pollen that increases your stats depending on what color they are:

  • Green Spiribirds increase max health.
  • Yellow Spiribirds increase max stamina.
  • Orange Spiribirds increase defense.
  • Red Spiribirds increase attack.

The maximum number of stat boosts you can get is determined by the Petalace you have equipped.

Monster Hunter Rise PetalaceSource: Capcom

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Temp Buffers

As their name implies, Temp Buffers are endemic, which temporarily boosts a player’s stats and abilities.

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Ensnaring Life

Ensnaring Life is endemic life that can be as traps to damage monsters.

Temp Buffer Description Image
Flashfly Flashflies are a cluster of fireflies. When you interact with them, they will flash and disappear in self defense. Any monster that sees the flash will be blinded for a short while. Monster Hunter Rise Endemic Life

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Hunting Helper

Hunting Helpers are endemic life that can be stored in your inventory and be used as items in battle. You can store up to five of these creatures in your Helper Cage until the end of the hunt. If you want to swap one Hunting Helper out for another, you can also release any of them from the Helper Cage.

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Crafty Creatures

Crafty Creatures are endemic life that offers crafting materials or Armor Spheres when you interact with them.

Monster Hunter Rise Guide: List of endemic life (so far) Other endemic life

These are endemic life that doesn’t belong in any category and have their own unique effects.

Other endemic life Description Image
Great Wirebug There are nodes on the map called ‘Jewels Lillies’ where you can summon a Great Wirebug. Great Wirebugs stay put and cannot be put in your inventory. Their purpose is to launch you to exceedingly high places without you using your Wirebugs. Monster Hunter Rise Endemic Life
Golden Spiribugs Golden Spiribugs restore small amounts of stamina when you approach them. They also give some kind of currency whose purpose is currently unknown at this time. Monster Hunter Rise Endemic Life

What form of endemic life will you use in Monster Hunter Rise?

My favorite is the elemental beetles. Giving monsters a taste of their own elemental medicine is very satisfying. Monster Hunter Rise shall be released for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.

Hunt with your friends



Monster Hunter Rise

Only you and your friends can save Kamura Village from the Rampage in Capcom’s latest action title, Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch. Craft powerful weapons and gather reliable animal companions to protect your home from monsters seeking to destroy it.

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