(MHW) Monster Hunter World – Iceborne : A Big Catch (Research Request) Gold Reward Guide

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One of the optional side quests within Monster Hunter World Iceborne is the Research Requests. This requires you to take photos of different Palico moggies doing all sorts of different things, one of which is ordering a group of their own.

Each quest comes with its own requirements and there are 20 in total, some of which are locked out until you perform certain requirements. 

In order to activate this you need to firstly speak to the Lyrian Researcher in Seliana, he will tell you about the research and will also give you a Surveyor Set, which is used to take photos of the moggies doing whatever it is they do. 

Once you think you have a good enough photo you will need to return to the Researcher in order to hand it in he can be a pain at times, I now like to call him ‘Awkward Blighter’ as he has some serious issues with perfection. You will probably learn of this too if you intend to go for the Gold Rewards.
Gold Rewards however are not mandatory and you can simply pass with a mere Bronze if you so wish to. However, my guides are focused on getting that perfect shot and claiming the all mighty Gold.


Capture as large as possible = Means mainly just capture the moggy, not the environment. The more of the moggy you get and less of everything else the better basically.
1 Subject: Front = The moggy needs to be facing the camera.


​* Capture as large as possible
* 3 Subjects or more
* Setting up a Gimalkyne Ivy Trap

DeluxeWyverian Print 
SILVER: Silver Egg
BRONZE: 800 points

This one can take some time depending on what weapon you use, as you will need to jump onto the back of a monster which can be frustrating as its random when that happens, but be sure to use the environment and such to hopefully help you land on top of the beast. Slopes and cliff tops are quite effective.
The area of where to do this exactly can differ too as you will need to be near a Grimalkyne kitty in order to pull this off anyway, to find one of these it should be marked on the map as ‘Grimalkyne Ivy Trap’, if not you will need to run around and find one of them, they are often found on higher platforms.
Jump onto a large monster near one of these kitties and you will ride it toward the trap and thus you can then take a photo of it, also do not be like me and forget to take one ha!

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