Prickly Predicament (Optional Quest) in MHW

Prickly Predicament mhw optional quest

  • Quest Type: Optional Quest
  • Quest Location: Wildspire Waste
  • Quest Rank: 3

The Laid-Back Botanist has belief that the plants that are native within the Wildspire Waste may how the key to growing Ancient Trees.

Although the Bauble Cactuses from the Wildspire Waste are considered vital and needed, the Laid-Back Botanist will not be able to gather them and will need your help with such a task.

You have been requested to aid in this task and collect the Bauble Cactuses yourself from Round Cactus nodes in the Wildspire Waste.

Quest Info

  • Quest Type:Delivery Quest
  • Objective: Delivery 20 Bauble Cactuses
  • Quest Giver:Laid-Back Botanist (Astera)

Other Monsters:

  • Apceros
  • Gajau
  • Kestodon
  • Noios


Starting from Northeast Camp (15) or Eastern Camp (110 would be a good chose as they are close to Sector 6, which is where most of the Round Cactus can be found.

Continue with collecting from the Round Cactus wound around Wildspire Waste by either staying in Sector 6, collecting and waiting for the respawn of the Round Cactus or finding them in other sectors.

The following are sectors that have Round Cactus:

  • Sector 4 (1x)
  • Sector 6 (5x)
  • Sector 8 (1x)
  • Sector 9 (1x)
  • Sector 10 (1x)

Quest Rewards

After collecting 20 Bauble Cactuses, the Prickly Predicament quest will be finished and you will be rewarded with 1,080 Zenny.

The following cultivation items will be unlocked after the quest has been finished:

  • Adamant Seed
  • Antidote Herb
  • Blastnut
  • Blazenut
  • Bomberry
  • Dragonfell Berry
  • Dragonstrike Nut
  • Fire Herb
  • Flamenut
  • Flowfern
  • Ivy
  • Might Seed
  • Nulberry
  • Slashberry
  • Sleep Herb
  • Smokenut
  • SnowHerb


  • You can simply avoid confrontation with all the other monsters in the Wildspire Waste and focus on collecting the Bauble Cactuses to finish it as soon as possible.
  • Collecting from Sector 6 is a fast way to finish the quest and by doing so by making rounds when collecting will allow you to circle through the sector and continue collecting as the others respawn.
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