Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to learn more about the Ecological Research center and learn how to raise the research level of different monsters.
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What is the Ecological Research?
Facility To Study Monster Information
The Ecological Research Facility is a place in Astera where you can study the different monsters of the new world in better detail. The better your research level of a specific monster, the more information you can gather from it!
How to Raise Research Levels & Benefits
How to Raise Monster Research Level
|Level 1||- Monster Guide Level 2|
- Scoutfly Bonus Level 1
- Point Bonus Level 1
|Level 2||- Monster Guide Level 3|
- Scoutfly Bonus Level 2
- Point Bonus Level 2
|Level 3||- Monster Guide Level 4|
- Scoutfly Bonus Level 3
- Point Bonus Level 2
Please note that there will be more research levels depending on the monster. The table above is only an example.
Collect Monster Tracks & Clues
You will be able to raise the research level of a monster by finding and collecting their tracks and clues of there whereabouts when out exploring! It is much faster to raise the research level by collecting Monster tracks than defeating it.
Benefits of Raising Research Levels
Earn Trophy by Maxing Out Research Levels
If you max out all of the Research Levels of all the monsters, you will be able to earn the trophy / achievement "Monster PhD".Check Out the All Trophy List Here!
Research Level Affects Scoutfly & Monster Guide Level
The performance of your Scoutflies and Monster Guide increases the higher your Research Level for that specific monster is.Check Out the Scoutflies Here!
What You Can Do In Ecological Research
Check Scoutfly Levels
You can check out the level of your Scoutflies and how well they will be able to track each monster. Each level will unlock a way for your Scoutflies to help you better track the monster.
Scoutfly Level Bonuses
|Level 1||Guidance to next track|
|Level 2||Guidance to monster's location|
|Level 3||Destination and status shown on map|
Check Special Investigations
The Ecological Research facility will also show you the progress of your investigations per monster. These will also show you where you will be able to collect more tracks and clues so be sure to check back when investigating monsters!
Check Monster Research Level
The Ecological Research will also allow you to look up your progress for Monster Research Levels. Generally, Monsters will have 6 levels (except for a select few). You will also be able to confirm different weak spots of monsters here!