There are 49 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, 14 of which are secret!
Achievements / Trophies
The Art of Camouflage
Escape the Jagras pack by hiding in some shrubs.
The Hunter's Life for Me
Complete 50 optional quests.
An Inquisitive Mind
Complete your first investigation.
The Franchise Hunter
Complete 50 investigations.
Step into the Arena
Complete your first arena quest.
Nowhere to Go but Up
Complete 50 arena quests.
New World Settler
Establish five camps.
There are 15 camps, distributed over the 5 main maps. 10 of those are valid for this achievement. These being all the camps, which spots you have to discover yourself on the map, which then need to be unlocked through the resource center. Just like the one in the Ancient Forest, where you discovered your first Kulu-Ya-Ku. Just walk around the maps and you'll find the others eventually. Or just join another player, who already unlocked the "hidden" ones, and teleport to them through the map. Once you "bought" the fifth camp at the resource center, this achievement is yours.
- 4 camps in Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.
- 2 camps in Coral Highlands and Rotten Vale.
- 3 camps in Elder's Recess.
Angling for a Bite
Catch your first fish.
Mmm, So Tasty!
Cook your first well-done steak.
The Bigger They Are...
Mount your first monster.
Obtain 100,000 research points.
Possess 1,000,000 zenny.
Obtain five highly rare pieces of armor.
Power is Everything
Obtain five highly rare weapons.
Movin' On Up
Move into an upgraded room.
Befriend your first Tailraider.
Become fully proficient with any Palico Gadget.
Research everything about almost every monster.
Record your first miniature crown in your hunting log.
Miniature Crown Collector
Obtain a miniature crown for 10 or more monsters in your hunting log.
Miniature Crown Master
Obtain a miniature crown for almost every monster in your hunting log.
Record your first giant crown in your hunting log.
Giant Crown Collector
Obtain a giant crown for 10 or more monsters in your hunting log.
Giant Crown Master
Obtain a giant crown for almost every monster in your hunting log.
Capture your first monster.
Capture 50 monsters.
Slay 50 elder dragons.
Hunt 100 large monsters.
Hunt 500 large monsters.
Online Multiplayer Achievements / Trophies
Fire an SOS flare for the first time.
I Am the Reinforcements
Respond to an SOS flare, and help complete 10 quests.
Complete a quest via multiplayer.
Hunters United Forever
Complete 100 quests via multiplayer.
Spreading the Word
Collect over 50 Guild Cards.
Reach hunter rank 100.
Secret Achievements / Trophies
Bristles for All
Capture a stiff, bristly creature.
Being almost identical to the last achievement, you need to find the "Bristly Crake" in one of the following 2 zones:
- Rotten Vale – sector 15, riding the back of the Mosswine.
- Elder's Recess – sector 5 and 11, riding the back of Gastodon.
Be aware, that it'll flee immediately, once you come "near" it. Meaning some 15 meters or so. Once it spotted you, it is only seconds away from disappearing. So be sure to use the Ghillie Mantle, when looking for it.
Capture a creature that glitters like a rainbow.
The "Prism Hercudrome" you need for this, can be found at every map:
- Ancient Forest – sector 1, on the trunk of a tree overlooking the beach in the southeast, close to several flower beds.
- Wildspire Waste - sector 10, on the trunk of a dead tree with a wedge beetle, located on the flat rocks/plateaus.
- Coral Highlands - sector 11, on the trunk of a giant yellow-green coral (next to some pink coral) in the north. From the Ropelift in the sector, it is directly ahead.
- Rotten Vale - sector 11, on a large protruding rib bone. From Campsite 11, climb the wall of vines on the left, jump down from the ledge next to a Mandragora mushroom, and the rib bone will be directly ahead, on the left.
- Elder's Recess - sector 3, on a crystal outcropping on the northern edge that overlooks the massive bright crystal core, next to a latchberry.
Fextralife, the website I've copied the above descriptions from, also states, that the Prism Hercudrome can only be found at dawn and dusk.
Unlike the birds of the above 2 achievements, the Prism Hercudrome won't flee. So this one is an easy catch.
Snuggles for All
Capture a fluffy, snuggly creature.
The small white bird you need for this, named "Downy Crake" can be located at several spots:
- Ancient Forst – sector 1 and 8, riding the back of Aptonoth.
- Wildspire Waste – secor 1, 4 and 8, riding the back of Apceros.
Be aware, that they'll flee immediately, once you come "near" them. Meaning some 15 meters or so. Once they spotted you, they are only seconds away from disappearing. So be sure to use the Ghillie Mantle (item you'll unlock during the course of the story), when looking for them.
Hint: I've only seen them 4 times in all my time playing the PS4 version, each time during the day.
A Living Fossil
Capture a fish known as "the living fossil."
You can find the wanted fish, called "Petricanth", at 2 locations:
- Rotten Vale – sector 15.
- Elder's Recess – sector 8 (camp).
He's at the leftmost reachable spot of the seas in both locations.
Note: He'll most likely ignore the "fodder" bait. You need to find yourself a "Baitbug". One of those is also located in Rotten Vale sector 15, but you can find them on dozens locations on each map.
Welcome to the New World
Earn the right to take on two-star assignments.
Nothing Stops This Commission
Earn the right to take on three-star assignments.
Defender of Astera
Earn the right to take on four-star assignments.
Into the Deep
Earn the right to take on five-star assignments.
Death Begets Life
Successfully guide Zorah Magdaros.
The Empress of the Highlands
Earn the right to take on seven-star assignments.
One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall
Earn the right to take on eight-star assignments.
The Sapphire Star
Solve the mystery of the Elder Crossing.
Hunt your first tempered monster.
Hunt 50 tempered monsters.