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Rune Factory 5 is the latest game of the series famous for mixing action JRPG gameplay with a friendly farming system.

This time, you find yourself in the small and lovely city of Rigbarth. While trying to recover your memories, you will help the citizens by working for the security team Seed as a ranger. As one of your missions, you will need to hunt and capture 18 creatures to climb the Seed’s ranks.

In this Rune Factory 5 Crest and Wanted Monster guide we show you every Wanted Monster location with a map, and detail each Crest and the ability it bestows.

Rune Factory 5 Wanted Monster Guide

How to start the Wanted Monster missions

As one of your missions, you can hunt wanted monsters and capture them.

First, you must speak with Livia, your superior, at Rigbarth’s Outpost to check the list of monsters and then choose which assignment you are taking. It is possible to hunt only one monster at a time and each of them has a level of difficulty.

The monster you must capture has a red aura around it, so it is quite easy to spot it among the regular creatures. Once you complete the mission, you need to report it to Livia and receive your reward.

About ranks and rewards

There are two good reasons for completing these quests: to rank up as a ranger and Crests.

There are a total of six ranks and ten Crests, a type of equipment that gives you access to passive abilities that help your journey. You earn some of the latter by ranking up, but others will come as rewards for capturing a certain number of monsters from the list.

Before we get to the monsters, lets look at the Ranks and Crests.

Rune Factory 5 Rank and Crest Abilities

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Here is the list of each rank, how many monsters you need to capture to reach them, and the reward and crest you earn for doing so.

Ranks List

Rank Achievement Threshold Reward
Aspiring Ranger Achieved once you captured the three level-1 monsters 1000 Gold - Companion Crest
Renowned Ranger Achieved once you captured the three level-2 monsters 2000 Gold - Investigation Crest
Charismatic Ranger Achieved once you captured the three level-3 monsters 5000 Gold - Foresight Crest, Cooperation Crest, and now you can equip two Crests
Expert Ranger Achieved once you captured the three level-4 monsters 25000 Gold - Rider Crest
Perfect Ranger Achieved once you captured the first three level-5 monsters 10000 Gold - Patrol Crest

Crests List

Here is the full list of Crests and each Crest’s abilities.

Crest name Ability
Beginner’s Crest Increases VIT and lets you use the baths for free, but it won’t work after ranking up
Companion Crest This crest will let you take people from Rigbarth with you on missions
Hint Crest By using this crest, you can get hints about where to find the wanted monsters and assistance from people in Rigbarth
Investigation Crest It will give you the ability to enter people’s houses whenever you want
Insurance Crest This crest cuts in half your medical fee in case you die fighting a wanted monster
Foresight Crest With this crest, you will find treasures and items more easily
Cooperation Crest This one makes Link Attacks easier to activate in battle
Rider Crest Monster that you ride you run faster if you equip this crest
SP Crest This crest allows you to get escort requests from the people of Rigbarth
Patrol Crest By equipping this crest you will earn more SEED points from activities

How to capture the Wanted Monsters

To capture monsters, you must use the Seal spell by pressing 'ZL' once they are weak. However, these are not easy targets, and lowering their health bar to catch them is not a simple task. However, as explained by this channel on Youtube (using the Japanese version of the game), there is a trick you can use to defeat them.

All you need to do is to throw Failed Dishes at them which will deal a considerable amount of damage. You can get them by cooking random edible items in your Cooking Table. For the level-5 monsters, it took around four to five of these before the creatures could be captured.

So, armed with that invaluable tip, let's look at where to find the 18 Wanted Monsters.

Where to find every Wanted Monster in Rune Factory 5

Here we list every Wanted Monster in Rune Factory 5 along with its level, the Quest name, the exact location (including a map), and the reward:

Slime

  • Level: 1
  • Quest: Capture the Slime!
  • Location: At Phoros Woodlands, you need to follow the trail to the north.
  • Reward: Weapon Bread x1
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Fairy

  • Level: 1
  • Quest: Capture the Fairy!
  • Location: At Phoros Woodlands, you will go straight and cross the river. Then you can go south until you find a small lake.
  • Reward: Farming Bread x1
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Goblin Archer

  • Level: 1
  • Quest: Capture the Goblin Archer!
  • Location: South of Phoros Woodlands. You must follow the river to a cave’s entrance.
  • Reward: Cooking Bread x1
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Big Muck

  • Level: 2
  • Quest: Capture the Big Muck!
  • Location: In Phoros Woodlands, go north and you will find it right after you cross the river.
  • Reward: Cooking Bread x1
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Chipsqueek

  • Level: 2
  • Quest: Capture the Chipsqueek!
  • Location: In the Kelve Volcanic Region, you must go north and you will find the creature at the left side of the big fossil.
  • Reward: Chemistry Bread x1
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Ignis

  • Level: 2
  • Quest: Capture the Ignis!
  • Location: In the Kelve Volcanic Region, you must go north to the lava area. Near to the Fire Dragon.
  • Reward: Crafting Bread x1
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Garmr

  • Level: 3
  • Quest: Capture the Garmr!
  • Location: In the Kelvic Volcanic Region, follow the initial trail north and you will find it in the woods right at the beginning of the area.
  • Reward: Weapon Bread x2
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Emperor Penguin

  • Level: 3
  • Quest: Capture the Emperor Penguin!
  • Location: In the Lake Yumina, warp to its entrance and go west following the mountains.
  • Reward: Cooking Bread x2
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Silver Wolf

  • Level: 3
  • Quest: Capture the Silver Wolf!
  • Location: In the Lake Yumina, follow northwest and you will find it close to a small slope.
  • Reward: Crafting Bread x2
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Mamadoodle

  • Level: 4
  • Quest: Capture the Mamadoodle!
  • Location: In Phoros Woodland, go east to some ruins and you will find it.
  • Reward: The Protein x1
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Blood Panther

  • Level: 4
  • Quest: Capture the Blood Panther!
  • Location: In the Kelve Volcanic Region, you will find it near the big fossil.
  • Reward: Heart Drinker x1
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Malm Tiger

  • Level: 4
  • Quest: Capture the Malm Tiger!
  • Location: In Lake Yumina, you will find it in the central area, near a frozen lake. As a reference, go in the direction of the Ice Dragon.
  • Reward: Intelligencer x1
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Hell Ghost

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Hell Ghost!
  • Location: In Late Yumina, go south. You will find it next to a large crystal.
  • Reward: Gust x1
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Guardian

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Guardian!
  • Location: In the Kelve Volcanic Region, just go to the direction of the big fossil. You will find the Guardian walking around it.
  • Reward: Millionstrike x1
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Elementalist

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Elementalist!
  • Location: In Lake Yumina, go southwest. You will find the Elementalist in a slope behind where the Ice Dragon is.
  • Reward: Straight Punch x1
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Little Dragon

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Little Dragon!
  • Location: this creature is part of a group of monsters whose location is always changing. When we found it, it was in Lake Yumina.
  • Reward: Penguin Down
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Ice Griffin

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Ice Griffin!
  • Location: this creature is part of a group of monsters whose location is always changing. When we found it, it was in the Kelve Volcanic Region.
  • Reward: Rigid Horn x1
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Mermaid

  • Level: 5
  • Quest: Capture the Mermaid!
  • Location: this creature is part of a group of monsters whose location is always changing. When we found it, it was in Phoros Woodland central region, near to the lake.
  • Reward: Blue Core x1
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These are all monsters from the list that you need to capture! After catching them, you will have become an important ranger for Rigbarth’s community. Congratulations!

Now, back to the farm with you.