Monster Hunter Generations Combat Guide

There is no denying the importance of gathering resources and crafting, but it all boils down Monster Hunter Generations combat.

Like earlier iteration, combat in the game requires you to be calculating and blindly heading in spamming attacks will lead you nowhere. Monsters in the game are aggressive, hit hard, and punish you for over-committing.

For more help on Monster Hunter Generations, read out our Best Palicoes Guide, Mounting Beasts Guide, and Farming Resources Guide.

Monster Hunter Generations Combat Guide

Monster Hunter Generations combat guide details everything you need to know about mastering the combat system of the game.

Preparing Yourself!

Since monsters drop loot that you should gather, it is not recommended to dive into a battle with a full inventory. However, it also does not mean that you should head in without any item whatsoever!

This section contains information related to some of the items that you should not miss.

During the course of battle, your weapon will lose its sharpness. Due to this, you will not only deal less damage, but will also have your attacks deflected. As soon as you receive such a pop-up, use Whetstones to help you out.

Mega Potions
As the name suggests, Mega Potions essentially allow you to replenish your HP during a battle. However, do note that using them while in a battle will leave you open to attacks.

Once you learn how to get them from a Training Quest, you will be able to use them in order to replenish your stamina during a battle.


This item is highly useful in the sense that it allows you to see the position of a monster on your mini-map. You cannot go with these things.

These are all the items that we recommend! Of course, you can go with other items that you feel comfortable playing with!

Learn About Attack Animations

One of the things that I immediately tried to learn when I started Dark Souls series was learning attack animations. Enemies and bosses in SoulsBorne games hit hard, but provide you with a clear indication about an attack. Same is the case with Monster Hunter Generations.

This is something that you should try to learn and you will learn how to dodge enemy attacks more effectively, learn when to attack and when to dodge, and generally become a better player in the game.

Exhaustion Period

In addition to enemy attack animations, you should also try and capitalize on exhaustion period. Even if you are not dealing a lot of damage, forcing the monster to be on its toes most of the time will cause it to get tired and force it roll slow. Once you trigger it, head in to deal a lot of damage and come out strong.

Another important thing that you need to note here is that exhausted beasts will try to head into another zone in order to find something to eat. Whenever you see this happening, you need to capitalize on it and dish out as much damage as possible.

Mount ‘Em

There are a couple of ways using which you can mount a monster in the game. These include jumping onto them from a high ledge, using Aerial Style, or using Insect Glaive in combination with Aerial Style. To read up more, head over to our Monster Hunter Generations Mounting Guide attached above!

Don’t Let Them Flee

Once you drop their HP to a low point, they will try to escape the battle and run away from the zone. During this time, you will notice a clearly telegraphed limp which is basically your chance to capture it.

In order to do so, you simply need to deploy a Shock Trap or a Pitfall Trap, lure the fleeing monster into it, and voila! Alternatively, you can also toss a couple of Tranq Bombs at it or simply let it flee.

Sleeping – Capitalize on It!

You may already know that a sleeping monster constantly regenerates HP, but it also receives x3 the damage during this time. Instead of letting the beast heal up, you need to dish out damage and destroy the monster once and for all!

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