One of the main premises of Monster Hunter Stories 2 is to acquire eggs from Monster Dens so that you can hatch them a make a bond. With this bond, they fight for you against other monsters as loyal companions.

There are monster dens on the map, you can see when roaming the land, and you may even encounter the golden rare dens. Sometimes, you want a particular monster to add to your crew instead of the random chance it’s in the next egg you find.

MHS2 has mechanics in place where you can force a monster to retreat. Though this depends on many variables and is not guaranteed to work. This will create a monster den of that monster that you can enter and steal an egg from. Raising the chances significantly of you obtaining an egg of that species.

Here are are all of the ways to increase the chances of making all hatchable monsters retreat. To find a specific monster, Ctrl + F and type in the monster’s name.

This guide is a work in progress.

MonsterHow to increase chances of retreat
AptonothHit it with a Paintball and defeat it swiftly.
VelocidromeHit it with a Paintball and defeat it swiftly.
Kula-Ya-KuBreak the rocks it holds with a blunt-type weapon. (Hammer/Hunting Horn)
Yian Kut-KuBreak the head with a pierce-type weapon. (Bow/Gunlance)
Blue Yian Kut-KuBreak the head with a pierce-type weapon. (Bow/Gunlance)
BulldromeHit it with a Paintball and defeat it swiftly.
Pukei-PukeiBreak the tail with a slash-type weapon. (Sword and Shield/Great Sword
ApercosHit it with a Paintball and defeat it swiftly.
Great JaggiHit it with a Paintball and defeat it swiftly.
Royal LudrothBreak the stomach with a slash-type weapon. (Sword and Shield/Great Sword
ArzurosFrighten it with a Sonic Bomb.
QurupecoBreak the head with a blunt-type weapon. (Hammer/Hunting Horn)
PaolumuUse a Flash Bomb to stop it from gliding.
BasariosBreak each part.
Yian GarugaBreak the head when enraged.

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