How to Reduce Stress in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

Training monsters in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX is an incredibly fun activity, but it can be extremely stressful for both the trainer and the monsters, requiring players to balance out drills and resting to prevent monsters from getting stressed out, which comes with some rather heavy consequences that may even make you lose your monster.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the stress mechanics in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX and how to reduce it.

How to Reduce Stress in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

As already mentioned, monsters in Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX accumulate stress when they go on drills too often without resting. Stress is also increased by feeding monsters food that they do not like. Making matters worse is the fact that you cannot outright know how stressed a monster is, although the assistant will notify you when things start looking bad.

No matter what, you do not want your monsters to reach a high level of stress in both games. An extremely stressed monster not only gets its life span reduced, but it can also run away, which presents some additional problems as well. In the first game, monsters that run away may also damage stables, so you will have to pay for the repairs, alongside having to pay for their search.

As such, make sure to let monsters rest between drills. Preventing stress from building up in the first place is more convenient than having to reduce it via other means, so always be a considerate trainer and don’t wait for your assistant to tell you a monster is tired before letting it rest. If you still went too far with drills, and the monster is starting to build up stress, you can feed it a Mint Leaf. In Monster Rancher 2 DX, you can also feed it Tablets each week, which will reduce stress even if the monster dislikes them. Tablets are costly, however, so use them only when absolutely necessary.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.

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