Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Achievements

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Catch a Tsuchinoko (mythical serpent)   

This is a Metal Gear Solid 3 achievement.

The Tsuchinoko is a rare animal that can only be captured by using mousetraps. He can be found in a lot of different areas (people usually try it on the area where you fight The Fear after you beat him), but it’s really random and it might take a while. Making sure every animal in the area is either dead or captured ensures a better chance of capturing the Tsuchinoko. Don’t eat it or kill it. If you manage to have it on your inventory when you finish the game you get the Infinity Face Paint, which gives you infinite ammo and is necessary for the Only Skin Deep achievement. Also keep in mind that you have to recapture the Tsuchinoko after you escape from prison. You’ll find it in Thikogornyj after the cutscene with Eva behind the waterfall, and you need to tranquilize it again if you want the Infinity Face Paint.

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Comment #1 by menoknow 88
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 08:33:09 PM

didnt you get this somewhere after the end boss battle, i cant remember

Comment #2 by SupaDupaReaps
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 12:59:32 AM

I remember getting this I think it's for the bandana but I can't remember where

Comment #3 by Lordvader178
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 04:58:40 AM

No, you catch it by killing all the animals before the fight with The Fear then laying down a moustrap. After it gets taken off you in the torture scene, it's at the entrance to the cave where you meet Eva.

I feel like a nerd knowing everything about this game :( EASY 1000 HERE I COME!

Comment #4 by Asphyx1ateD
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 12:18:43 PM

Just wait until you attempt the VR achievement Vader ;)

Comment #5 by Phoenix395
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 07:17:40 AM

Just lay a mouse trap at the North Exit where you fight the The Fear. Can take a afew tries but it works in the end.

Just remember you have to re-catcher him again later on near the water fall.

Comment #6 by SilentHill002
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 08:46:59 PM

God I remember it taking forever to catch the thing on PS2. Oh well, will still enjoy playing this game to its fullest for the hundredth time.

Comment #7 by Fug the Pug
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:09:19 PM

Isn't this for catching A solid snake, solidus snake or liquid snake during the final boss? I thought they were the legendary serpents.

Comment #8 by Daniel55645
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 09:43:24 PM

at #3, can i just catch it at the waterfall or do i have to catch it by The Fear first for it to be at the waterfall?

Comment #9 by Bl00di3KnUcKl3z
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 10:35:35 PM

@7 no the way you catch the snake solid, liquid, and solidus is when yh fight boss yhr supposed to throw a bunch of flash bangs around mainly near the logs you'll see around and there is a different snake in each log, the tsuichinko was a pain and after i had him i was like fucking sweet, but after i lost him and went to find him he abandonded me and i was like POR QUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Comment #10 by Malarchanist
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 08:14:29 PM

Confirmed you can catch at the north end of the zone after defeating The Fear. I laid down 4 mousetraps and I caught it about 15 minutes later. Crawl over the traps once you're done to pick em up. Now to get it at the waterfall once I get to that part.

Comment #11 by Fug the Pug
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 01:35:51 AM

An easy way to get this is to use your sonar to kill all the animals in the area you can see. You should see a dot on the sonar that points to no animal. Lay a trap on it and just wait around nearby. The Tsuchinoko should get caught in under 2 ish minutes.

Comment #12 by 3toedninja
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 03:11:26 PM

i got the tsucho after my fight with the fear and killing every dot on the sonar which didn't take that long but eventually had to wait for the mousetrap to capture it.

Comment #13 by wingedblazer
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 03:21:16 PM

the way the tsucho moves after the torture is so funny, basically a fat snake trying to do the worm lol

Comment #14 by wingedblazer
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 03:31:47 PM

the way the tsucho moves after the torture is so funny, basically a fat snake trying to do the worm lol

Comment #15 by KO2011
Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 12:43:38 PM

if im going for the King of the Jungle achievement should i just eat the tsucho once i catch it or is there some benefit for bringing it back to major zero

Comment #16 by I CR0W I
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 10:54:06 PM

- Go to the base with the Hind, pre-Ocelot boss
- Take mousetrap from area (one in food shed another in building I think)
- Sneak back out the way you came (electric fence area)
- Save game
- Drop mousetrap
- Run back to Helicopter base
- Run back the electric fence area
- Repeat until you hear a sound effect upon entry, it'll be the Tsuchinoko

There is around a 10% chance of getting it, just run back and forth.

Comment #17 by metalgearsonic
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 03:03:18 AM

Agree with #16!

Get the mousetrap, and in a nearby area (I forgot the name, its been a while since I played :S) there are only electric fences, guard dogs and patrolling enemies, with no visible animals. Set the trap, and the ONLY thing you can catch is the Tsuchinoko, so just listen for the little noise when the trap goes off

Comment #18 by metalgearsonic
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 02:03:06 PM

TO update: The name of the area is Bolshaya Past South, thats where the only animal is the Tsuchinoko :)

Comment #19 by xKodywithaKx
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 04:02:44 PM

You can plant some mousetraps in the shrubs where you fought The Fear, also in The End's battle, you can put some traps down at the entrance of Sokrevenno West.

Comment #20 by Raltor
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 08:35:52 PM

Caught 2 in one play through on PS2, its very tasty :P

Comment #21 by jeager1999
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 08:38:00 PM

You do go through the area you fight the Fear first, but at night on you're way to that one building using the "Raiden" Mask and Lab Suit.

I found placing the a Trap near the trees on the lower right side of the area to be more effective.

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Game Info


US November 08, 2011
Europe February 03, 2012
Japan November 23, 2011

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