Monster Hunter Rise: How to Get Meaty Hide

Meaty Hide in Monster Hunter Rise is an easy item to get in theory, but the monster it comes from is rather attached to it.

Monster Hunter Rise Meaty Hide is a common crafting item that’s straightforward enough to find, but that doesn't mean it's "easy" to get. It comes from only one monster, and that lives in just one place. You’ve probably encountered it without even realizing you had. 

This Monster Hunter Rise guide tells you everything you need to know about getting your hands on Meaty Hide. It shows up in several crafting recipes, so plan on revisiting the Frost Islands more than once.

Where to Find Meaty Hide in Monster Hunter Rise

This Monster Hunter Rise crafting material comes from Zamite, giant leech monsters that live in the Frost Islands region. You can technically find them in several parts of the map.

  • Sector 4
  • Sector 7
  • Sector 8
  • Sector 10
  • Sector 11

However, we’ve had the most luck finding Zamite in Sectors 8, 10, and 11. 

Zamite are lesser monsters and a bit of a nuisance. They’ll attach themselves to you and slowly sap your health, but that’s actually a good thing. After you remove the Zamite, it’ll be engorged and give you an extra chance to carve it. That’s good, since you only have a 38% chance of getting Meaty Hide.

If you’re after plain Meaty Hide, make sure to only search for Zamite during Low-Rank quests. High-Rank Zamite drop Meaty Hide +, which isn’t the same thing at all.

What is Meaty Hide for in Monster Hunter Rise?

Here’s what you’ll need Meaty Hide for:

  • Great Bagpipe (3)
  • Sharktooth Spear II (3)
  • Edel Roots (2)
  • Goss Harag Mail (2)
  • Lagombi Mail (1)
  • Makluva Pants (1)
  • Makluva Hood (2)
  • Barioth Vambraces (2)

Meaty Hide+ gets used in the High-Rank versions of the same armor and the Crystalline Flower and Razortooth Spear weapons.

Related guides

That’s all you need to know about how to get Meaty Hide in Monster Hunter Rise, but make sure to check out our other Monster Hunter Rise guides for more tips and tricks.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 17th 2022

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