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Carbalite Ore Guide | MHGU

Carbalite Ore is a key item in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. It’s used in hundreds of item upgrades throughout the game and avid players will be looking to gather these as many of these as possible during their quests. Key points on this item are as follows:

  • Gathered from mining spots in MHGU.
  • It cannot be found in the Low Rank Village or Hub sections.
  • It can be found in the Hub section during High Rank, 4 Star Quests and onward.
  • It can also be found in the Village section during High Rank, 7 Star Quests and onward.
  • Used when upgrading equipment from Low to High Rank.
  • Often used in high amounts when upgrading weapons towards G Rank.
Carbalite Ore MHGU

Carbalite Ore Locations

As mentioned above, Carbalite Ore can be located in any quest higher than 7 Star Village, or 4 Star Hub quests. You’ll find these on any map once you reach High Rank, at mining nodes located around each map. Some of these maps feature more or less mining spots, and they’re often more difficult to locate on some. We recommend that the following maps be used to quickly gather this ore:

  • Ruined Pinnacle
  • Primal Forest
  • Ancestral Steppe

Ruined Pinnacle is a map that will unlock once you reach the High Rank sections of MHGU. We recommend that you use this map to first gather Carbalite Ore, since this will allow you to get familiar with it’s layout. Not only will this help you quickly locate the numerous mining nodes available, but you’ll also get some valuable information about the map and it’s routes that you can use when hunting monsters.

Mining Carbalite Ore


Carbalite Ore Gathering Guide

Firstly, you’ll want to prepare yourself and your hunter for heading out on a gathering journey. This means taking some steps to maximise your yields:

  • Bring plenty of pickaxes – including lower rank versions, since they will break.
  • Alternatively comes as a Prowler – you won’t need any pickaxes!
  • Eat a meal that maximises Stamina and gives you gathering benefits where possible.
  • Bring two Palico with you – they will gather alongside you!
  • Make sure you have plenty of inventory space – it’s not all Carbalite Ore in those rocks you know.

Next up, grab your quest of choice – we chose the ‘Harvest Tour: Ruined Pinnacle’ to grab ourselves a big pile of ore today.

Harvest Tour Ruined Pinnacle
Ruined Pinnacle Mini Map

Once you’ve set out on the quest, we’d advise that you choose a route around the map that maximises your opportunity to mine. For example, on the Ruined Pinnacle we would do the following route:

Zone 1 > Zone 2 > Zone 7 > Zone 8 > Zone 9 > Zone 8 > Zone 5 > Zone 4 > Zone 3 > Zone 2.

Once you’ve completed a route around the map like this, we visit the Transpurrter to deposit all of our gathered materials, then head back out for another round! You can do this multiple times and gather a huge stockpile of materials prior to heading back home. Additionally, if this is your first time in High Rank, keep an eye out for a strange looking gathering point whilst you’re out there – you can gather ‘Burnt Husk’ from these, which will be very useful later.

Alternative Methods for Getting Carbalite Ore

Meowster Hunters

Firstly, you can send your Palico out on the ‘Meowster Hunters’ mini game whilst you’re out hunting. When you send them on High Rank versions of this, they will often return with some for you, especially if you send them directly at ores.

Meowster Hunters Carbalite Ore


You can also sometimes carve Carbalite Ore from the body of a Basarios during High Rank Quests targeting the beast. You will have a greater chance at this if you wound either it’s chest or back. We would not recommend this method of reliably getting Carbalite Ore, however it’s nice to know you might pick a few extra up from hunting the big rocky beast.

Quest Rewards

You may also get some of this ore as a reward for completing certain quests, though again these are only those that are High Rank and above. Once again, this is not an ideal way to gather them, rather it can be seen as a bit of a bonus. A complete list of the quests from which it can be obtained can be seen here, via Kiranico.

Carbalite Ore Trivia

Some sites indicate that Carbalite Ore can be found in the Low Rank areas of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. This is incorrect and is based on data mined from the game files. This is because gathering spots exist in hidden areas on every map that can only be accessed at higher ranks, however since these hidden areas technically exist every time a player hunts on a given map, they show up in the data files.

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