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Ran Ran Adventure Maps for Monster Rancher 3

Every region's overview map and close-up of searchable locations.


Ran Ran Basics

Are you ready for Ran Ran?

  • In Monster Rancher 3 the Expeditions (as they were called in Monster Rancher 1 & 2) are called Ran Ran adventures.
  • You can hold down R1 or R2 to get a far away view while on Adventure.
  • You can give the items you find to any other monster later.

What to get and How to get it

Be Patient - Some locations during Ran Ran Adventure require you to search them several times before finding what may be there.
  • Bits, Stones*, and Orbs provide Techs (attacks) for your monster!
  • Bits are acquired on Ran Ran adventures at "Bad Feeling" spots.
  • Orbs are also acquired on Ran Ran adventures at "Bad Feeling" spots, but Fleria will not have a bad feeling, and instead you'll fight a monster from a different locale.
    *** A monster that is C class or Higher (A+ preferred) is needed to encounter a monster to drop Orbs!
  • Stones are acquired at tournaments, not on adventure, but you can still learn techs from them at the Lord Monster!.
  • Take a Bit, Stone, or Orb to one of the Lord Monsters of an area to learn the Tech associated with the item.
  • Hidden Drills: Morx's Light Learn has no requirement, but other hidden drills should begin to be discoverable at C class and higher.

 

MORX RAN RAN ADVENTURE MAP
Morx Ran Ran Map Monster Rancher 3

Map Overview Legend:

  • Yellow Star: Lord Monster
  • Red: Noisy Hall
  • Pink: Bad Feeling Spot/Searchable
  • Black/Orange: Hidden Drill/Searchable
  • Orange: Possible Search areas.
    Some are randomly absent each visit
  • Arrows: Path order of branches
Hold R1/R2 to zoom out while wandering.

There may be some areas near the edge
or behind parts of the landscape
that aren't visible in the overview image.

Inside the Tree

Clockwise from the left side of entrance to right.
  • Orange: 4 red flowers
  • Orange: 4 mushrooms
  • Pink-Bad Feeling: 2 mushrooms
  • Orange/Black: Just inward of the 2 Mushrooms above
  • Orange: Single mushroom
  • Red-Noisy Hall: 3 mushrooms
  • Orange/Black: Just Inward of the unsearchable 2 mushrooms and entrance

Closeups of important locations

Morx Lord Monster:
Morx Lord Monster Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx Noisy Hall Locations:
Morx noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx "Bad Feeling" Spots:
Morx bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx Hidden Drill Locations:
Morx hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Morx hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations

 

TAKRAMA RAN RAN ADVENTURE MAP
Takrama Ran Ran Map Monster Rancher 3

Map Overview Legend:

  • Yellow Star: Lord Monster
  • Red: Noisy Hall
  • Pink: Bad Feeling Spot/Searchable
  • Black/Orange: Hidden Drill/Searchable
  • Orange: Possible Search areas.
    Some are randomly absent each visit
Hold R1/R2 to zoom out while wandering.

There may be some areas near the edge
or behind parts of the landscape
that aren't visible in the overview image.


Closeups of important locations

Takrama Lord Monster:
Takrama Lord Monster Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama Noisy Hall Locations:
Takrama noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama "Bad Feeling" Spots:
Takrama bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama Hidden Drill Locations:
Takrama hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Takrama hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations

 

KALARAGI RAN RAN ADVENTURE MAP
Kalaragi Ran Ran Map Monster Rancher 3

Map Overview Legend:

  • Yellow Star: Lord Monster
  • Red: Noisy Hall
  • Pink: Bad Feeling Spot/Searchable
  • Black/Orange: Hidden Drill/Searchable
  • Orange: Possible Search areas.
    Some are randomly absent each visit
  • Yellow Arrow: 1-way Shortcut
Hold R1/R2 to zoom out while wandering.

There may be some areas near the edge
or behind parts of the landscape
that aren't visible in the overview image.


Closeups of important locations

Kalaragi Lord Monster:
Kalaragi Lord Monster Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi Noisy Hall Locations:
Kalaragi noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi "Bad Feeling" Spots:
Kalaragi bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Hidden Drill location. Not an mistake!
Kalaragi Hidden Drill Locations:
Kalaragi hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Kalaragi hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Bad Feeling location. Not an mistake!
Kalaragi hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations

 

BRILLIA RAN RAN ADVENTURE MAP
Brillia Ran Ran Map Monster Rancher 3

Map Overview Legend:

  • Yellow Star: Lord Monster
  • Red: Noisy Hall
  • Pink: Bad Feeling Spot/Searchable
  • Black/Orange: Hidden Drill/Searchable
  • Orange: Possible Search areas.
    Some are randomly absent each visit
  • Orange Arrow: 2-way shortcut
  • Yellow Arrow: 1-Way shortcut
Hold R1/R2 to zoom out while wandering.

There may be some areas near the edge
or behind parts of the landscape
that aren't visible in the overview image.


Closeups of important locations

Brillia Lord Monster:
Brillia Lord Monster Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia Noisy Hall Locations:
Brillia noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia "Bad Feeling" Spots:
Brillia Bad Feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Hidden Drill location. Not an mistake!
Brillia Bad Feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia Bad Feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia Hidden Drill Locations:
Brillia hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Bad Feeling location. Not an mistake!
Brillia hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Brillia hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations

 

GOAT RAN RAN ADVENTURE MAP
Goat Ran Ran Map Monster Rancher 3

Map Overview Legend:

  • Yellow Star: Lord Monster
  • Red: Noisy Hall
  • Pink: Bad Feeling Spot/Searchable
  • Black/Orange: Hidden Drill/Searchable
  • Orange: Possible Search areas.
    Some are randomly absent each visit
Hold R1/R2 to zoom out while wandering.

There may be some areas near the edge
or behind parts of the landscape
that aren't visible in the overview image.


Closeups of important locations

Goat Lord Monster:
Goat Lord Monster Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat Noisy Hall Locations:
Goat noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat noisy hall Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat "Bad Feeling" Spots:
Goat bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat bad feeling Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Hidden Drill location. Not an mistake!
Goat Hidden Drill Locations:
Goat hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
Goat hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations
* Same as Bad Feeling location. Not an mistake!
Goat hidden drill Ran Ran Adventure close-up locations

 

Kalaragi Bug explained
You may encounter a Game-Breaking bug known as the Kalaragi Bug if you are playing on v1.0 of the game.

Short Story:

  • Bug exists in v1.0
  • Bug fixed in v1.1

The Details:

There was extensive documentation of the bug when the game initially came out, but as people streamed the game many years later, the bug seemed non-existent, and was being dismissed as an issue that could be worked around.
THE only workaround for v1.0 games is reverting a save state and not lose to Gadamon. There is no workaround.
However, another version of the game was released. The bug is fixed in v1.1.

A few ways to differentiate between v1.0 and v1.1 games/discs:

  1. Visual indicator on the disc is the print quality of the disc face.
    • Version 1.0 has a printing error where NO white base layer is used and you can see directly through to the disk's foil (Easiest place to see this is the ESRB Rating near the center) Some perceive this to resemble a hologram effect.
    • Version 1.1 has a white base layer that the art is printed on. You cannot see the disk foil through the opaque white base layer.
      MR3 different disk version
  2. In-game discrepancies of typo/text indicators within the games corresponding to the image above:
    • v1.0
      • Disk Swap Process has no space between Rancher & 3:
        • "Do you wish to revive a monster from" - "The Monster Rancher3 Disc?"
      • Item Description of Glowing Rock in the shop:
        • "Its beautiful glimmer calms the heart of a monster.Shining Rock"
    • v1.1
      • Disk Swap Process is spaced correctly between Rancher & 3:
        • "Do you wish to revive a monster from" - "The Monster Rancher 3 Disc?"
      • Item Description of Glowing Rock in the shop:
        • "Its beautiful glimmer calms the heart of a monster."
  3. Some cheat codes only work on a particular version. Usually you'll see the version listed in the Cheat comment or on the site.

Additional thanks to Lexi, Two-spoons Jimmy for information & images in helping uncover the mystery of why some people (multiple streaming players) would not encounter this bug.

 

Prime Adventure

Research and data provided by Lancet, Validations by WinterSteam

A "prime adventure" is a rotating spot in one of the five regions in the game. throughout the year, one region has "better" adventure rewards, including monster accessories and characteristics (like Sharp Eye, Iron Heart, Element Secrets, etc). The location also seems have a higher wild monster encounter rate. There isn't much more to it than that, and there's no in-game indication. I only discovered it because when I would train a monster in the same region its entire life, I would do a lot of venture save/loading to get good rewards. But I would go many ventures never finding any accessories or critters for characteristics. Sometimes though, reloading for a particular venture (every, say, 4 or 5 ventures it seems) would lead to me actually finding characteristics and sometimes accessories.

On a recent play-through, I investigated it more and discovered the pattern that led to EVERY venture being able to yield those rewards, and ended up finding all accessories for monsters I was raising quite quickly overall, compared to my previous playthrough where I almost never found any.

Anyways, the prime venture schedule is as follows, based on the last digit of the in-game year:

NOTE: The months below are indicated as such so you can save on the 4th week of that month. The following week on the next month is the actual Ran Ran Adventure. This allows you to save prior to adventure, and switch regions after a reset to test other regions.

Last digit
of Year
4th week
Save
RanRan
Month
Prime
Venture
Secondary
venture
1 or 6FebMarKalaragiMorx
1 or 6MayJunTakramaBrillia
1 or 6AugSepGoatKalaragi
1 or 6NovDecMorxTakrama
2 or 7FebMarBrilliaGoat
2 or 7MayJunKalaragiMorx
2 or 7AugSepTakramaBrillia
2 or 7NovDecGoatKalaragi
3 or 8FebMarMorxTakrama
3 or 8MayJunBrilliaGoat
3 or 8AugSepKalaragiMorx
3 or 8NovDecTakramaBrillia
4 or 9FebMarGoatKalaragi
4 or 9MayJunMorxTakrama
4 or 9AugSepBrilliaGoat
4 or 9NovDecKalaragiMorx
5 or 0FebMarTakramaBrillia
5 or 0MayJunGoatKalaragi
5 or 0AugSepMorxTakrama
5 or 0NovDecBrilliaGoat

ALSO an important note & Needs testing: there's a "secondary venture" each season that is two regions "behind" the prime venture, based on the clockwise progression of the prime venture.

Prime Venture location progression:
Morx → Brillia → Kalaragi → Takrama → Goat → Morx

So a prime venture in Morx means the secondary venture is in Takrama (Counting reverse from Right to Left starting at Morx).
Secondary ventures, in my much more limited testing, only offer up critters that give personality characteristics (like perfectionist, directionless, etc), as opposed to the prime venture critters that give functional characteristics (Iron Heart, Element Secrets, etc) and illnesses (like migraine).

For what it's worth, I also think certain characteristics can only be found in certain locations. I've seen Sharp Eyes pop up numerous times in Kalaragi, but never in Takrama. However, I've found Fire Secrets and Lightning Secrets multiple times in Takrama, while I've seen Wind and Earth Secrets in Kalaragi

 

Other References

Tech Chart for Monster Rancher 3 monsters
Detailed tech breakdown of Bits, Stones, Orbs and how they work

 

Credits: MonsterFenrick, Lexi, TwoSpoonsJimmy, WinterSteam, MRM maps
This page was last modified: May 04 2024
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