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Monster Hunter Generations Kinsect Upgrade Guide

This guide has all the info on upgrading your Kinsect in Monster Hunter generations!

Monster Hunter Generations has an Insect Glaive weapon that has a unique mechanic, an insect that gathers nectar to buff you. They changed the way upgrading this Kinsect works from the previous game.

There are different types of Kinsects and levels to upgrading them. I'm going to help by explaining the upgrade process, as well as the different types of kinsects you can make and what they do.

This guide will go over upgrading Kinsects in Monster Hunter Generations including:

  • How to Upgrade Kinsects - What you need to upgrade Kinsects.
  • Balanced Kinsects - The different types of Balanced Kinsects, their stats, and what skills they give.
  • Power Kinsects - The different types of Power Kinsects, their stats, and what skills they give.
  • Weight Kinsects - The different types of Weight Kinsects, their stats, and what skills they give.
  • Speed Kinsects - The different types of Speed Kinsects, their stats, and what skills they give.

How to Upgrade Kinsects

Now Kinsects are upgraded separately from the Insect Glaive. You also don't need to worry about upgrade materials lowering a stat while raising another. Kinsects are still bound to each Insect Glaive, so keep that in mind.

  • Select the Insect Glaive you want, then choose Feed Insect.
  • Select the Jelly you want, either Power, Heavy, or Speed.
  • Select the Ambrosia if you want to add elemental damage.

Monster Hunter Generations Kinsect upgrade

When you upgrade either Power, Weight, or Speed enough, the level will increase. When you level up any of these stats 3 times, you can level up the Kinsect.

If you have Larval Extract, you can combine it with the Jelly of your choice to get a "+" version. This will increase the stat by a lot more so you won't need as many Jellies to level up.

Each Kinsect needs a certain amount in 1 or more of the stats before the upgrade is available.

The base kinsect is always 1 of 2 types:

  • Culldrone for cutting type Insect Glaives
  • Mauldrone for blunt type Insect Glaives

Balanced Kinsect

There is only 1 upgraded balanced Kinsect, which is 1 of the best final Kinsects in the game.

Elscarad/Arginesse

Monster Hunter Generations Balanced Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 6 Power
    • Level 6 Weight
    • Level 6 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +5% All Stats
  • Skills: 
    • All 3 Extract Up - +50% Duration
    • Wide Range - Extracts count for all Insect Glaive Users in the hunt. Green will also heal everyone regardless of weapon used.

Power Kinsects

Alucanid/Foebeetle

Monster Hunter Generations Power Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 3 Kinsect
    • Level 3 Power
  • Stats:
    • +10% Power
    • -10% Weight
    • Reduced Flying Distance
  • Skills: 
    • Red Extract Up - +10 Attack
Monarch Alucanid/Carnage Beetle

Monster Hunter Generations Power Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 10 Power
  • Stats:
    • +20% Power
    • 30% Reduced Charge Time
    • -10% Weight
    • Reduced Flying Distance
  • Skills: 
    • Red Extract Up - +15 Attack
    • Red Duration Up - +20% Duration
Empresswing/Bonnetfile

Monster Hunter Generations Power Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 3 Power
    • Level 5 Weight
    • Level 4 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +20% Power
    • -10% Weight
    • Reduced Flying Distance
  • Skills: 
    • Red Extract Up - +10 Attack
    • Red Duration Up - +40% Duration

Weight Kinsects

Rigiprayne/Ladtarge

Monster Hunter Generations Weight Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 3 Kinsect
    • Level 3 Weight
  • Stats:
    • +10% Weight
    • -10% Speed
  • Skills: 
    • Green Extract Up - Recovers 10 HP
    • Orange Extract Up - +10 Defense
Cancadaman/Ladypavise

Monster Hunter Generations Weight Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 10 Weight
  • Stats:
    • +20% Weight
    • -10% Speed
  • Skills: 
    • Green Extract Up - Recovers 10 HP
    • Orange Extract Up - +15 Defense
    • Orange Earplugs - Gain Earplugs after acquiring orange essence
Fiddlebrix/Arkmaiden

Monster Hunter Generations Weight Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 4 Power
    • Level 3 Weight
    • Level 5 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +20% Weight
    • -10% Speed
    • Reduced Flying Distance
  • Skills: 
    • Green Extract Up - Recovers 20 HP
    • Orange Extract Up - +10 Defense
    • Orange Duration Up - +30% Duration

Speed Kinsects

Windchopper/Gullshad

Monster Hunter Generations Speed Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 3 Kinsect
    • Level 3 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +10% Speed
    • -10% Power
    • Increased Flying Distance
  • Skills: 
    • White Extract Up - +15% Affinity
      • White and Orange - +6% Defense
      • All 3 - +8% Defense
Grancathar/Bullshroud

Monster Hunter Generations Speed Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 10 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +20% Speed
    • -10% Power
    • Increased Flying Distance
    • 30% Reduced Charge Time
  • Skills: 
    • White Extract Up - +30% Affinity
      • Red and White - +20 seconds
      • White and Orange - +6% Defense
      • All 3 - +8% Defense
Pseudocath/Whispervesp

Monster Hunter Generations Speed Kinsect

  • Requirements:
    • Level 6 Kinsect
    • Level 5 Power
    • Level 4 Weight
    • Level 3 Speed
  • Stats:
    • +20% Speed
    • -10% Power
    • Increased Flying Distance
    • +20% Elemental Damage
  • Skills: 
    • White Extract Up - +15% Affinity
      • White and Orange - +6% Defense
      • All 3 - +8% Defense

That's it for the Monster Hunter Generations Kinsect Upgrade guide. Let me know if you have any questions! 

Published Jul. 18th 2016

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