This page of the Monster Hunter Rise guide is dedicated to Buddies appearing in the game. We explain what Palicoes and Palamutes are and how to use them to your advantage.
Palicos are feline cats accompanying your hero. As reliable companions, they help in hunting by supporting you in many different ways. They can use gadgets and attack monsters. Moreover, they can be sent on item gathering expeditions in Buddy Plaza or Argosy
Palico's equipment is forged at blacksmiths specializing in manufacturing Buddy items. Their armor is crafted from scraps of materials left after forging hunter equipment.
When creating a character in Monster Hunter Rise, you can choose a single Palico of a chosen class:
Healer, providing healing to hunters.
Assist, preparing and placing traps.
Fight, supporting hunter in battle.
Bombardier, using bombs to attack monsters.
Gathering, collecting rare items while exploring the area.
Palamutes are canine hunter companions that can be used as mounts, facilitating exploration. While riding a Palamute, your hero can use some of the items, such as healing potions or weapon sharpening items. Palamutes also help in combat, attacking or distracting monsters. The player begins his adventure in Monster Hunter Rise with one Palamute by his side. Palamutes can be sent on various item acquisition expeditions at Buddy Plaza or at Argosy.
Palamutes' equipment is forged at blacksmiths specializing in manufacturing Buddy items. Their armor is crafted from scraps of materials left after forging hunter equipment.
The area of Kamura Village where you can hire new companions. Nearby, there is The Argosy, a ship that can send your comrades by submarine to find the required ingredients. Aside from the above, the plaza also offers special training options which increase the level of Palicoes and Palamutes, as well as Mewocenaries expeditions. During the expedition, selected companions are sent to explore the designated areas in search of sometimes really rare materials and loot.
The Housekeeper, located in your room, can also perform many tasks that appear at Buddy Plaza.