Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to farm and earn Research Points fast & best ways. This includes info on the use of Research Points in the game!
Ways To Earn Research Points Fast
What Is Research Point Used For?
【RECOMMENDED! 】Beryl Farm At Elder's Recess
Fastest Way To Get Research Points
The most efficient & fastest way to farm Research Points is the Beryl farming run at the Elder's Recess. With the right equipment and following the proper route, you can collect about 10,000 Research Points in 15-20 minutes.
Research Point Per Item
|Trade-In Item||Selling Price|
| Blue Beryl |
| True Beryl |
| Abyssal Beryl |
Check For Upsurge: Beryl Deposits
Before going through this farm, check for "Upsurge: Beryl Deposit" in the locale condition for expeditions, or in the quest selection. When there is an upsurge, you can find more Beryl gathering points to collect from.
Useful Skills & Equipment
|Skill & Equipment||Description|
| Geologist |
|Skill to increase the number of times you can collect from gathering points|
| Forager's Luck |
|Skill that increases the chance of finding rare gathering points|
| Detector |
|Though not required, this skill works well with Forager's Luck as it shows rare gathering points in the wildlife map|
| Ghillie Mantle |
|Allows you to hide from large and small monsters that can hinder you from collecting Beryl|
Eat A Meal With Felyne Harvester
Before heading out on the quest, make sure to eat a meal with the Felyne Harvester food skill. This reduces the time between gathering point respawns.
Elder's Recess Beryl Farming Route
Step 1: Start From Southern Camp (1) & Head Down to 1F
From the Southern Camp (1), head down to the 1F. This is where majority of the farming will happen as most of the Beryl deposits can be found here.
Step 2: Climb Up To 2F Near Where Kushala Sleeps
Climp up to the area where you can usually find Kushala Daora and collect 2 Beryls in this area.
Head Back Down To 1F
Jump back down to the 1F to find an area requiring you to crawl through crystals.
Fast Travel Back To Southern Camp (1) & Repeat
Now head back to the Southern Camp (1) and repeat the farming loop. With the right skills & food skills equipped, you'll be able to repeat the entire process again just in time for another run.
Other Ways To Earn Research Points
|Hunting Monsters||The most basic method to acquire research points|
|Destroying Monster Parts||Easy if you know how to focus on monster parts|
|Clearing Bounties||This also awards Armor Spheres to help upgrade your armor|
|Obtain Special Account Items||Certain rare account items appear when collecting items from gathering points which contribute Research Points|
|Collect Monster Tracks||Collecting monster tracks contribute to acquiring Research Points|
Best Use For Survey Points
Recommended To Fertilize Cultivated Items
The Botanical Research Center requires Research Points to be able to use any type of fertilizer. This allows you to produce items you need for hunts without having to buy or find them.
Other Uses For Research Points
|Canteen||Food can be paid for using Research Point. This is not recommended since you can pay using zenny|
|Botanical Research Center||Used to fertilize cultivated items|
|Elder Melder||Used to meld items and decorations|
|Tailraider Safari||Used to deploy Tailraider Safari expeditions|
|Delivery Request||Used to complete Delivery Requests from Resource Center|
|Argosy||Used to purchase goods from the Argosy|