How to Complete ‘Cultural Exchange’ in Monster Hunter Rise

A little trading goes a long way!


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Rondine the Trader sure is nice, huh? She sailed all the way over to Kamura Village to help your people out (with no ulterior motive, I’m sure), she’s willing to sell you rare item for points, and she’ll even let you borrow a submarine so that you can have one of your Buddies go off and gather even more items for you! But, hey, I hear you; one submarine just isn’t enough. Two would be so much better. Fortunately, Rondine is also aware of this, and she’s more than willing to help you out… so long as you’re willing to fulfill a specific request for her, first. Unfortunately, the stuff that Rondine’s looking for can be kind of tricky to find—and you might be sick of looking around for things yourself. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place! Just keep on reading to find out how to complete the request Cultural Exchange in Monster Hunter Rise!


Finding Wisplanterns


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Hopefully, these aren’t actually being used to repair or make the second submarine in any capacity.


There are two very specific items that our trader in green has her eyes on that you’ll need to fork over before you’ll have access to submarine #2—the first of which being the account item Wisplantern (x3). If you’ve played a Monster Hunter game before, you might understand why I’ve emphasized the fact that Wisplanterns are account items. If not, however, it’s important to understand why this matters.

First of all, because Wisplanterns are account items, this means that they can only be found in one area—in this case, the Ancient Ruins.  In order to find them, you’ll need to search the location-specific gathering point Unique Item: Shimmering Red Berry. It’s also important to keep in mind that, while this specific kind of account item gathering point may look like a plant, it is not—it is an account item gathering point. Because of that, you may not obtain Wisplanterns immediately. If you don’t, don’t sweat it! Just look for another gathering point on the map! You can quickly find out where they all are by using the proper filter.

Finally, it’s important to remember that you cannot stockpile account items ahead of time. The only time that you can collect an account item for a request is when said request is active. When you pick up an account item you should see a point total under the name—this, in essence, is its price. Account items are automatically sold for points and zenny when picked up. This means that request-related items will be sold as well. You’ll get a pop-up notifying you that you successfully collected them, though!


Finding Boatshells


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I figured Somnacanth would be fine if I was just digging around for oysters… whoops!


Okay, so, the last section was a little long, but that was mainly because I wanted to explain how account items work for those who weren’t quite sure. Now that you’re all pros at this account item-collecting stuff, we can zip-zoom through this part! The next item that Rondine wants Boatshell x3. The Boatshell, being an account item, is, you guessed it, specific to a single location—the Frost Islands, to be exact!

Just like with the Wisplanterns, you’ll need to forage through a locale-specific gathering spot—the Unique Item: Oyster Bed. Again, there’s a good chance that you won’t get all three the first time around, so just keep moving from spot to spot until you get what you need. The game will let you know when you’ve collected everything, as always!


We’re In Deep, Now!


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Once you’ve gathered enough local delicacies for your Rondine’s liking, all you need to do is return to the Buddy Area and hand them over and, in exchange, submarine #2 is now yours to use forever!

And, with that, we’ve reached the end of this guide on how to complete Cultural Exchange in Monster Hunter Rise! Did you find this guide helpful? What about that second submarine, eh? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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