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Monster Hunter Rise - Rock Lizard location: How to complete the Endemic Life: Rock Lizard request explained

How to find the item to complete the early-game request.

Sourcing a Rock Lizard in Monster Hunter Rise is part of an early game Request.

Endemic Life: Rock Lizard is a side-mission given to you by Senior Hunter Hanenaga in the village hub, and tasks you with taking a picture of the creature in question.

You can complete this either on a hunt, or as part of an expedition - wherever you see a Rock Lizard on your travels.

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Where to find a Rock Lizard in Monster Hunter Rise

Once you have picked up Endemic Life: Rock Lizard from Senior Hunter Haneaga - who also gives you Great Wirebugs - you can find a Rock Lizard in the Sandy Plains biome.

Rock Lizards are unique looking creatures which appear to be made of rare gems and stones. They're quite small and easily missed, so you'll have to keep an eye on the ground wherever you may roam.

Like most endemic life, chances are they can spawn anywhere within the biome, and at random. That said, for us they appeared mostly in the southern areas, so it's worth starting there if you're specifically searching for one for the quest.

Once you have completed the Endemic Life: Rock Lizard quest - see below on how to use the Camera to do this - you can interact with the lizard for some Rock Lizard Material. For us, this included an Armor Sphere and a Machalite Ore.


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How to take a picture of the Rock Lizard in Monster Hunter Rise

Once you have found a Rock Lizard, to complete Endemic Life: Rock Lizard, you must take a picture. You can do this by pressing Left or Right on the D-Pad to cycle through your Action Bar.

Select Camera, then line up the Rock Lizard in your lens. Be sure not to stand too close, or too far away, and if you are successful, the mission will come up as completed when you have taken the shot.

Now return to the hub and speak with Senior Hunter Hanenaga to earn your reward - some Great Wirebugs There are more Endemic Life Requests to come from Senior Hunter Hanenaga once you're done - so keep an eye out whenever you return to the village hub.

For more help on Monster Hunter Rise, check out our weapon types list, in-depth Insect Glaive page, wirebug guide, Jewel lilies locations and how to use Traps and Tranq Bombs to catch monsters.

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