(MHW) Monster Hunter World – Iceborne : The Leaf Boat (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.

REQUEST 3) The Leaf Boat

​* Capture as large as possible
* 1 Subject: Front
* Riding on a leaf

First Wyverian Print 
SILVER: Steel Egg
BRONZE: 400 points

This one is more or less easy. You will need to recruit a fellow feline from one of the Bugtrapper camps (which should be marked on your map), I actually managed to recruit one of them on area 17. You can only do this at the Ancient Forest. 
After recruiting one of them they should now be following you, remember in order to recruit one of them your pet Palico needs to be with you. 
Now find some water deep enough that the kitties will need to bring out their dinghies or in the sake of our new buddy, a leaf. So cute =^.^=
After mesmerising take the photo and hopefully it will be good enough to pass Awkward Blighters test. If your struggling for deep water you should come across someone who is fishing at area 1, this water will be suitable to meet your needs.

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