There are many things to hunt and catch in Monster Hunter World, and the Phantom Bird is no different. Though elusive and hard to find if you don’t know where to look, We’ll go through the steps to find it and then the best way to capture it.
First off, these creatures aren’t something you can easily track. The bird lives in tandem with two other creatures:
You will have to look on the back of these gentle giants, that is where they like to nest.
You will need patience because the spawn rate of the Phantom Bird is not a 100%. You will need to switch between two locations, the Ancient Forest and the Wildspire Waste. You will want to check the backs of these creatures in Sector 1 of both of these zones. If you don’t find them on the first go, just switch to the other zone. Keep switching between sectors until you find them on the creature’s backs.
Once you find them, put on your Ghillie Mantle and approach with caution. From here, aim toward the middle of the group with your capture net. This will give you the highest chance of catching the Phantom Bird. If you are successful, Downy Crake should be now yours to own.
If you are unsuccessful, don’t fret. Just repeat the process until you find them on the back of one of the two creatures once again.