How to Find and Unlock Zinogre in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Zinogre is an extremely powerful Fanged Wyvern that made its first appearance in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and now it’s back in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Zinogre augments its raw strength and speed with electricity-based attacks, making it a highly dangerous target. Even tracking it down in Iceborne in the first place is quite a challenge, so don’t plan on hunting Zinogre any time soon unless you’re already near the end of the game.

Unlocking Fanged Wyvern Analysis in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

To even begin the process of fighting Zinogre, you have to have already beaten the main campaign. Just like the Monster Hunter World base game, Iceborne has an extensive end game, and that’s where you’ll find Zinogre. After finishing the story, head back to Seliana and talk to the Field Team Leader until you get the option to follow them to Elder’s Recess. Play through the introduction to this area with the Handler, and you’ll get your first look at Zinogre — but only in a cutscene.

Whenever you come back to the Guiding Lands after your first sighting of Zinogre in Iceborne, you’ll see that you have a new task: Fanged Wyvern Analysis. Filling that progress bar will let you take on the electrifying Zinogre for real. However, doing that is also a time-consuming task.

Unlocking Zinogre in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

There are three known ways of gaining progress toward Fanged Wyvern Analysis: breaking monster parts, killing or capturing monsters, and investigating turf war tracks.

The most reliable way to make progress toward finding Zinogre is by breaking monster parts in the Guiding Lands. The first time you break a part off any monster in this zone, you’ll increase your Fanged Wyvern Analysis level. Note that this only works once per monster, but you’ll gain twice as much progress by breaking parts from other Fanged Wyverns.

Once you’ve broken a part from a monster, you can go on to capture or kill it for a chance at further Fanged Wyvern Analysis progress. Each time you do this, there’s a chance to either increase your progress or give you new tracks to follow, but it’s not guaranteed. If you want to find Zinogre as quickly as possible, it’s probably best to skip this step and move on once you’ve broken a part from a monster.

Finally, you can investigate tracks around the area marked as “signs of a turf war.” Like killing or capturing monsters, this will either automatically increase your progress or spawn new tracks for you to follow. These signs will show up throughout the area, but they always appear in the same place, so make note if you find one to come back later.

When your Fanged Wyvern Analysis is maxed out, you’ll finally be able to take on Zinogre. Just return to camp and report your findings to the Handler, and you’ll be given the choice of which area to lure it to. At that point, you’ll be able to fight it in the area you picked. While there, investigate any tracks it leaves so you can open up investigations to fight it again.

Now that you’ve unlocked the fight, you’re ready for the much more difficult task of actually taking down the Zinogre in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!