There are two types of ‘Buddies’ in Monster Hunter Rise: Palicoes and Palamutes. These little companions aren’t to be taken lightly as they can be incredibly handy. In this Monster Hunter Rise guide, we’ve detailed everything about Palico, features, mechanics, customization options, and equipment.
Monster Hunter Rise Palico
A part of the Monster Hunter universe for a long time, Palicoes in the game aid players in battle using different abilities. 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.
Palicoes in the game have access to a range of abilities. These are mostly utility-based such as setting up traps, recovering HP/stamina, and dealing damage on a few occasions. They can also serve as harvesters by gathering items in the world. Palamutes, on the other hand, are entirely offensive. Check out our detailed guides on Palamutes in MHR to learn more about them.
Felvine Bulb is a unique item that’s incredibly important for a Palico. The item has a slider in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Using the Felvine Bulb provides a Palico access to a range of different abilities. Once again, these abilities include replenishing HP, initiate evasion, and activate other supportive abilities.
Another useful item that a Palico in Monster Hunter Rise can take advantage of is called Matatabi Balls. When used, the item provides increased HP regeneration, better support skill activation chances, improved evasion status, and enhanced attack power. The effect, however, lasts for a very brief duration.
Players can directly control the actions of their Palico by using the little menu in the bottom-right corner of the screen. These commands range from utility-based ones like attack, wait, etc. to things like play, shake, among many others.
Equipment and Customization
Similar to players, it’s also possible to craft weapons and armor for a Palico with Monster Materials. To begin, players need to the Buddy Smith right next to Hamon the Blacksmith in the main hub of Kamura Village. Also, remember to select Palico’s supportive type from the customization screen.
When it comes to customization options, there are plenty to choose from. Players are able to customize things like fur, eyes, ears, among many other things.
That’s all we’ve got in our Monster Hunter Rise Palico guide. Feel free to check out our detailed Monster Hunter Rise wiki guides for more help on the game.