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Forest and Hills
MHX-Forest and Hills Screenshot 001
English Name: Forest and Hills
Japanese Name: 森丘
General Information
Icon: FieldIcon10
Number of Areas: 12
Main Resources: Plants, Berries
Small Monsters: Aptonoth, Bullfango, Felyne, Great Thunderbug, Kelbi, Melynx, Mosswine, Shakalaka, Velociprey, Vespoid
Large Monsters: Chameleos, Gypceros, King Shakalaka, Raizekusu, Rathalos, Black Flame King Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Rathian, Pink Rathian, Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern), Velocidrome, Yian Garuga, Yian Kut-Ku, Blue Yian Kut-Ku, Zinogre, Najarala
Game Appearances: MH1, MHG, MH2, MHF1, MHF2, MHFU, MHX, MHFO
Generation: First
MH1-Forest and Hills Map

Forest and Hills Map(MH1)

MH2-Forest and Hills Map

Forest and Hills Map (MH2)

MHF1-Forest and Hills Map

Forest and Hills Map (MHF1)

MHFU-Forest and Hills Map

Forest and Hills Map (MHFU)

Monster hunter freedom 2 forest hills

Forest and Hills Resource Map

The Forest and Hills is a recurring location in the Monster Hunter series, introduced in the First Game and appearing in all 1st and 2nd Gen games, and recently revealed in Monster Hunter X.

This was the first Hunting Zone seen by 1st Gen players, it consists, as its name implies, of deep forests and high hills, possessing temperate climate, many hunters love this location due to the easy to remember layout.

The herbivores Aptonoth and Kelbi  roam the hills, as the location has an abundance of foliage, along with packs of Velociprey and their leader, Velocidrome , who may also be rarely joined by Giaprey. While this zone is perfect for novice hunters, it is not entirely danger-free, Rathalos and Rathian are commonly seen nesting on the highest cliffs, Yian Kut-Ku, Gypceros, Yian Garuga, Hypnocatrice and even the Elder Dragons Chameleos and Kirin are known to favor this location as well.

Common Resources

Resources Areas found in
MH4G-Bone Icon Yellow Bone Area 4
MH4G-Bone Icon Yellow Mystery Bone Area 12
MH4G-Bug Icon Blue Bitterbug Areas 1 and 12
MH4G-Bug Icon Grey Carpenterbug Areas 2 and 9
MH4G-Bug Icon Yellow Flashbug Areas 9 and 12
MH4G-Bug Icon Light Blue Royal Rhino Area 9
MH4G-Bug Icon Green Killer Beetle Areas 9 and 12
MH4G-Bug Icon White Godbug Area 9
MH4G-Bug Icon Yellow Thunderbug Area 12
Fishing Bait
MH4G-Bait Icon Green Cricket Area 1
MH4G-Bait Icon Grey Worm Area 11
MH4G-Fish Icon Grey RumbleFish Base Camp and Area 11
MH4G-Fish Icon Blue Sleepyfish Base Camp and Area 11
MH4G-Fish Icon Yellow Goldenfish Base Camp
MH4G-Fish Icon Yellow Knife Mackerel Base Camp and Area 11
MH4G-Fish Icon Grey Pin Tuna Base Camp
MH4G-Fish Icon Orange Sushifish Area 11
MH4G-Fish Icon Grey Burst Arrowana Area 11
MH4G-Husk Icon Grey Huskberry Areas 1, 3 and 4
MH4G-Seed Icon Grey Needleberry Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4
MH4G-Seed Icon Grey Scatternut Areas 1 and 8
MH4G-Seed Icon Pink Paintberry Area 2
MH4G-Seed Icon Red Power Seed Area 10
MH4G-Mushroom Icon Blue Blue Mushroom Areas 4, 8 and 10
MH4G-Mushroom Icon White Special Mushroom Areas 3, 7, 9 and 10
MH4G-Mushroom Icon Red Nitroshroom Areas 3 and 7
MH4G-Mushroom Icon Yellow Parashroom Areas 1 and 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Iron Ore Area 5
MH4G-Ore Icon Blue Machalite Ore Areas 5 and 11
MH4G-Ore Icon White Earth Crystal Areas 5 and 11
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Disk Stone Area 6
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Stone Areas 6 and 11
MH4G-Ore Icon Yellow Goldstone Piece Areas 5, 6, and 11
MH4G-Jewel Icon Blue Suiko Jewel Area 5
MH4G-Whetstone Icon Yellow Whetstone Area 11
MH4G-Herb Icon Green Herb Areas 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
MH4G-Herb Icon Green Ivy Areas 2 and 6
MH4G-Herb Icon Yellow Felvine Area 7
MH4G-Herb Icon Blue Sleep Herb Areas 9 and 10
MH4G-Herb Icon Light Blue Antidote Herb Area 10
MH4G-Herb Icon Purple Sunset Herb Area 10
MH4G-Dung Icon Brown Dung Areas 1 and 5
MH4G-Egg Icon White Wyvern Egg Area 5
MH4G-Scale Icon Pink Kut-Ku Scale Areas 5 and 9
MH4G-Spiderweb Icon White Spiderweb Areas 6, 8 and 12
MH4G-Webbing Icon Orange Honey Areas 7 and 9
MH4G-Barrel Icon Grey Large Barrel Area 12


Base Camp
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 033
A caved in area with a Resting Bed, a Supply Box, and a fireplace. There's also a Fishing Spot behind the Resting Bed, and a Spiderweb right around the camp, the perfect place to heal. Leads to Area 1.
No Monsters can appear here.
Area 1
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 034
A grassy field bordered by a river and a forest. Frequently inhabited by Aptonoth but beware, during egg hunting missions Velociprey appear here. There is single Dung spot here (you can also gather Kut-Ku Scales from it) and a Bug Gathering spot.
Aptonoth, Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 2
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A flat grassy plain, a hill oversees the area and can be climbed to enter area 6, Velociprey are very common in this area.
Kelbi, Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 3
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 036
A large grassy plain atop a cliff overlooking a forested countryside.
Aptonoth graze here often. Shakalaka sometimes wait here to ambush Hunters. Many Wyverns come here often.
Berries, Herbs, and Mushrooms can be gathered here.
Aptonoth, Kelbi, Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 4
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 037
A very large hill overlooking both the plains and the forested areas of this region, Vespoid can usually be found here, Rathalos, Rathian and other Wyverns come here often.
Vespoid, Rathalos, Rathian.
Area 5
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 038
A dry and dark cave, a perfect home for Wyverns, they often lay their Eggs here.
Wyverns and large monsters will come here to sleep when they're injured, Velocipreys also appear here often, as they like to feed on Wyvern Eggs.
Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 6
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 039
A long vertical cliff face can be climbed to reach the top of the mountain, there is a bloodstain near the entrance of Area 5, Mosswine are the only herbivores known to appear here.
Area 7
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A secluded and peaceful clearing in the forest where no monsters appear, this is also where the Forest and Hills Veggie Elder stays.
No Monsters can appear here.
Area 8
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A very mysterious forest. There is an abandoned hunter camp at the north west corner. The dead body of a Kelbi is found there.
Mosswine, Bullfango, Velociprey.
Area 9
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 042
A thin stretch of land that cuts straight through the forest. There is also a little lake where the dead body of a Kelbi lies around. There are two passages, one where you have to crouch to enter, you can find a Bug Node there, and another one where you have to climb to you can find a Honey Comb.
Melynx, Mosswine, Aptonoth, Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 10
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 043
Serene pond surrounded by lush trees and shrubs, Shakalaka sometimes wait here to ambush Hunters.
Melynx, Felyne, Mosswine, Bullfango, Velociprey, Shakalaka.
Area 11
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 044
A tiny route leading to a Felyne village. A small stream cuts through this area, Bullfango and Mosswine sometimes appear here.
Bullfango, Mosswine.
Area 12
MHFU-Forest and Hills Screenshot 045
A Felyne village where a Hunter can collect Barrels and Master's Skulls (High-rank only). You can retrieve the items that Melynx stole from you at the Drop Point and a Spiderweb can be harvested here.
Melynx and Felynes live here.
Melynx, Felyne.


  • In zones 8 and 9 there are oversized Kelbi carcasses. Though you cannot interact with them, you can sometimes see the Rathalos and Rathian eating from the one in zone 9 if you observe from a distance.
  • After killing 9 Shakalakas, a King Shakalaka appears in area 5
  • In 1st Gen games MH1 and MHF1, the camera in Area 9 stays closer than normal to the player, making it difficult to see your surroundings properly and consequently causing combat to be problematic; this is fixed in 2nd gen games.


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Monster Hunter X

Music Themes

MHFU/MHF-G8: Forest and Hills Music Theme (HR1-99)
MHF-G8: Forest and Hills Music Theme (HR100~)
MHF-G8: Forest and Hills Music Theme (G-rank)


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Location of Eternity" (Forest and Hills Intro - Day)00:19

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Location of Eternity" (Forest and Hills Intro - Day)

Title Location of Eternity
by octaneblue2
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Location of Eternity" (Forest and Hills Intro - Night)00:18

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Location of Eternity" (Forest and Hills Intro - Night)

Title Location of Eternity
by octaneblue2

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