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Old Volcano
English Name: Old Volcano
Japanese Name: 旧火山
General Information
Icon: FieldIcon12
Number of Areas: 8
Hazards: Hot regions (Area 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)
Main Resources: Ore, Power Seeds
Small Monsters: Bullfango, Ioprey, Melynx, Vespoid, Apceros, Remobra
Large Monsters: Iodrome, Basarios, Rajang, Furious Rajang, Gravios, Black Gravios, Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Yian Kut-Ku
Game Appearances: MH1, MHG, MHF1, MHFU
Generation: First
MH1-Volcano Map

Volcano Map (MH1)

MHF1-Volcano Map

Volcano Map (MHF1)

MHFU-Old Volcano Map

Old Volcano Map (MHFU)

MHFU-Old Volcano Resource Map

Old Volcano Resource Map (MHFU)

The Old Volcano location first appeared in Monster Hunter. It consists of an active volcano and the surrounding area, it is also called the Volcanic Belt. Hunters start out at the base of the mountain, and may journey through the molten center. After emerging from the caves, they can begin their perilous ascent to the peak. Withering heat demands that hunters use cool drinks if they wish to venture into this land. Hunters should also be wary of strange rocks which can explode violently when damaged.

Due to the little vegetation to be found, the Volcano is home to only the heartiest of creatures, including the Basarios, Gravios, Azure Rathalos, Yian Kut-Ku and Iodrome. The low vegetation also means poor gathering in the ways of herbs and insects. This shortcoming is far overcome by a rich abundance of ores and minerals to be mined. The Volcano is also where Powderstones are collected for the Guild.

Common Resources

Resources Areas found in
MH4G-Bone Icon Yellow Unknown Skull Area 7
Fish Bait
MH4G-Bait Icon Grey Worm Area 1
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Stone Area 1, 2, 3
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Disk Stone Area 1
MH4G-Ore Icon Light Blue Ice Crystal Area 2
MH4G-Ore Icon White Earth Crystal Area 3
MH4G-Ore Icon Blue Machalite Ore Area 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Green Dragonite Ore Area 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Purple Carbalite Ore Area 4, 5, 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Red Eltalite Ore Area 3, 4, 5, 8
MH4G-Ore Icon White Mellanje Ore Area 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Pink Union Ore Area 1, 3, 4, 5
MH4G-Ore Icon Pink Rainbow Ore Area 3
MH4G-Ore Icon Orange Firecell Stone Area 4, 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Coal Area 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
MH4G-Armor Sphere Icon Red Hard Armor Sphere Area 5
MH4G-Armor Sphere Icon Purple Heavy Armor Sphere Area 8
MH4G-Armor Sphere Icon Yellow Royal Armor Sphere Area 8
MH4G-Whetstone Icon Yellow Whetstone Area 1
MH4G-Question Mark Icon Grey Ancient Stones Area 8
MH4G-Ore Icon Grey Powderstone Area 8
MH4G-Husk Icon Grey Huskberry Area 1, 2, 4, 5
MH4G-Seed Icon Red Tropical Berry Area 2, 5, 6, 7
MH4G-Seed Icon Grey Needleberry Area 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
MH4G-Seed Icon Orange Armor Seed Area 4
MH4G-Seed Icon Red Power Seed Area 6, 7
MH4G-Seed Icon Red Dragon Seed Area 7, 8
MH4G-Herb Icon Green Herb Area 6
MH4G-Herb Icon Red Fire Herb Area 3, 6, 7
MH4G-Herb Icon Red Hot Pepper Area 6, 7
MH4G-Fish Icon Grey Scatterfish Area 4
MH4G-Fish Icon Grey Speartuna Area 4


Base Camp
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 001
A small, rocky canyon with a Bed and the two item boxes. There's also a Fishing Spot behind the Resting Bed.
No Monsters can appear here.
Area 1
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 002
A larger canyon with very high, rocky walls, the narrow corridors of this area are usually blocked by various minions, Hunters can choose to continue exploring the foothills or enter the volcanic cavern from here.
Apceros, Ioprey.
Area 2
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 003
A large, open area. It is just as rocky as Area 1, various minions such as Ioprey and Bullfango usually litter this area, there are occasionally large rocks scattered about which will explode with force when damaged.
In Monster Hunter Freedom this was the only Area you could fight Basarios.
Apceros, Bullfango, Ioprey.
Area 3
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 004
Another open area very similar to Area 2, this area can also contain the exploding rocks, several mining nodes can be found here, Bullfango and Ioprey like to hang out here.
Bullfango, Ioprey.
Area 4
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 005
A giant, volcanic cavern, with active magma flows to the East and West. Cool Drinks are required, there are mining nodes and a hidden fishing spot here, both large wyverns and minions can be found here, exits to Areas 1, 2, 5, and 6.
Bullfango, Ioprey, Vespoid, Ceanataur.
Area 5
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 006
A smaller volcanic cavern, with a magma flow to the East, Ioprey and Bullfango can be found here frequently, while larger wyverns may occasionally venture here, a Cool Drink is needed to stop health loss in this area.
Bullfango, Ioprey, Vespoid, Ceanataur.
Area 6
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 007
A narrow, winding path through a large lava pool, there is a stone circle in the center of the area where Power Seeds may be gathered, Large wyverns and other minions wander this area, A Cool Drink will prevent health loss here.
Ioprey, Vespoid, Apceros.
Area 7
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 008
A fiery walkway around a large lava pool. The erupting summit can be seen in the distance, a stone circle in the North can sometimes have Power Seeds in it, Ioprey and the large wyverns may wait here to guard the only path to the peak, a Cool Drink will keep you healthy here.
Bullfango, Ioprey, Vespoid, Apceros.
Area 8
MHFU-Old Volcano Screenshot 009
The infernal peak of the volcano, with a view into the main vent. A giant fire wall rises into the night sky, the hunters must ascend the steep, craggy slope to reach the rim, where 3 mining nodes can be found, at the furthest point, Powderstones may be acquired, which must be carried all the way back to base, the withering heat can be negated by a Cool Drink.
No Monsters can appear here.


  • Area 8 and the secret area are the only areas where Ruststones can be mined offline.
  • In Area 4, there is a hidden fishing spot. On the Northern edge of the Western magma flow (look for Melynx), it is possible to fish in the lava. Normal fish can be caught here.
  • When switching areas, Gravios will go under the lava and appear in an adjacent zone, as opposed to flying there.
  • There are scenic rock clusters in Area 2 which look like a submerged Basarios. These serve as a disguise to throw off first-time Basarios hunters. They are a slightly darker grey than the real Basarios.
  • Powderstones must be carried like eggs, and break just as easily. Except they explode when dropped and cause damage to surrounding hunters and monsters.
  • The big rocks in Areas 2 and 3 explode with the force of a Lg Barrel Bomb. They can be very helpful for defeating monsters.
  • Because of the large number of mining nodes, the old volcano is one of the best spots to farm Earth Crystals and other ores.
  • There are many 'hidden' gathering points where the normal crack or cross signifying a mining point is not seen. This can make it difficult to mine all the nodes unless they're known beforehand.
  • Interestingly, Area 7 is quite similar to the Battleground, but smaller and the hunters can't cross to the center of this area. The center is where flying wyverns like the Rathalos rest; they can be interrupted by a perfectly placed Throwing Knife or Paintball.

Music Themes

MH: Old Volcano Music Theme

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