Boatshells are a treasured resource you can acquire in Monster Hunter Rise, and are required for certain quests, including the Cultural Exchange request that gates progress to upgrade the Argosy submarine. However, Boatshells can be a little tricky to find if you don’t know where to look. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the Monster Hunter Rise Boatshells locations.
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Monster Hunter Rise Boatshells locations
Monster Hunter Rise Boatshells can only be found in the Frost Islands map at Oyster Bed resource nodes, which can grant rare Boatshells among other Account Item materials. To find Boatshells, you can use the in-game map to track special items, such as the Oyster Bed locations that drop Boatshells.
The Monster Hunter Rise Boatshells locations can be seen in the map below, marked by the grey icons indicating an Oyster Bed resource node:
There are several Oyster Bed resource nodes that drop Boatshells located in the Frost Islands, though most nodes are located to the north of the map between areas 7, 8, and 10, and to the south around areas 4 and 5.
Don’t be startled if you collect Boatshells and can’t find them in your inventory, however. Since Boatshells are Account Items, they are automatically converted into Kamura Points. Nevertheless, it will still be considered as progress for certain quests and requests, such as the Cultural Exchange request tasking you with harvesting three Boatshells.
That’s all you need to know to find the elusive Monster Hunter Rise Boatshells locations. If you’re looking for Boatshells to complete the Monster Hunter Rise Cultural Exchange request and complete other tasks, check out our guides in our Monster Hunter Rise walkthrough.