Red Dead Redemption 2 Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Class Reptile
Size Moderate

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gila Monster can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Moderate sized Reptile animal. We recommend using a Varmint Rifle or a Repeater to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the Herptile Meat meal from hunting it, Banded Gila Monster. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Gila Monster Locations

Every type of Gila Monster found in RDR2.

Using the best weapons to hunt a Gila Monster in Red Dead 2, will reward you with a Perfect Quality Kill. Since this animal is carnivores you should use Predator Bait to attract it in the wild.

Gila Monster Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Predator Bait
  • Varmint Rifle with 0.22

Regular Gila Monster Locations

    RDR2 Gila Monster Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    Banded Gila Monster

    • The Banded Gila Monster is native to the deserts of New Austin.
    • As carnivores, they prey on small mammals, lizards, frogs, birds, bird eggs and carrion.
    • The Varmint Rifle is considered to be the best for hunting lizards of this size.
    • Their herptile meat is edible, and their carcasses can be used for crafting.

    Locations where you can find:


    Gila Monster Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Herptile Meat Plain Herptile None None None

    Gila Monster Materials

    The materials you will receive from hunting and skinning an Gila Monster will depend on the animal quality and kill quality.

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Gila Carcass $2.75 Perfect Kill
    Good Gila Carcass $1.65 Good Kill
    Perfect Gila Skin $1.25 Perfect Kill
    Poor Gila Carcass $1.1 Poor Kill
    Good Gila Skin $0.75 Good Kill
    Poor Gila Skin $0.5 Poor Kill
    Herptile Meat $0.25 Any

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Gila Monster Crafting

    What you can make from Gila Monster crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Legendary Panther Range Gloves $30.00 Legendary Panther Pelt, Perfect Gila Monster Skin
    Gila Monster Gambler's Hat $16.00 Perfect Elk Pelt, Perfect Gila Monster Skin

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients

    Item Crafting

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