There are two types of ‘Buddies’ in Monster Hunter Rise: Palico and Palamute. While the Palicoes have always been an integral part of the franchise, Palamutes are new. In this Monster Hunter Rise guide, we’ve detailed everything about Palamutes, their features, mechanics, customization, and equipment.
Monster Hunter Rise Palamutes
Palamutes in Monster Hunter Rise are companions – similar to Palicoes. Just like Palicoes, these companions aid players in battles with the use of different abilities. However, while Palicoes are more utility-focused, Palamutes are more offensive-based. Each player can have a maximum of two companions unless playing in co-op. Depending on a player’s choice, these two companions can be of the species or not.
When it comes to helping players, Palamutes do it by dealing damage to monsters. This is done by blades that deal pretty decent at close-to-mid range. This is why it’s generally a good idea to have one of each – a Palico and a Palamute. This way, players will have access to both damage and utility.
The biggest difference between Palamute and Palico is that players are able to mount the former. To do so, all that players need to do is to approach them and press ‘A’ followed by selecting the ‘Let Me Ride!’ command. Once mounted, players are able to travel around the world a lot faster since riding a Palamute doesn’t consume stamina. Not only riding a Palamute is a faster means of traveling, but it can also be used to climb walls much more efficiently.
While on a Palamute, players are able to use items like potions, whetstones, etc. for healing, etc. In addition to this, players can also attack while mounted on a Palamute. The following is a complete list of all the commands that players can execute while on a Palamute:
- L: Simply move around an area
- R: Dash in the forward direction
- ZR: Jump
- ZL, L: Drift in a direction while the Palamute is dashing
- X: Attack
- B: Dismount
- B while Dashing: Dismount by jumping off a Palamute
Equipment and Customization
Just like Palicoes, players are also able to craft equipment for Palamutes in the game. Doing this, however, requires Monster Materials. In order to craft equipment for Palicoes and Palamutes, players need to head over to the main hub of Kamura Village and speak with Buddy Smith right next to Hamon the Blacksmith. Palamutes in MHR can have a maximum of 2 weapons – a chain and a blade.
When it comes to customization, there are plenty of options to choose from. While not as detailed as the customization options for Hunter, players can still modify things like fur type, color, tail, ears, eyes, among many others.
That’s all we’ve got in our Monster Hunter Rise Palamutes guide. Feel free to check out our detailed Monster Hunter Rise wiki guides for more tips and tricks related to the game.