Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Guide on Palamute companions in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Included are basic features of Palamutes, Palamute mounting, mechanics, Palamute customization, and Palamute equipment.

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Palamute Guide

What are Palamutes?

New Hunting Companions in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Palamutes are canine-like companions introduced in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Similar to Palicoes, Palamutes will fight alongside you in battle and act as more offense-focused buddies compared to the Palicoes. A hunter can choose to bring up to two furry companions which can either be different or the same species. In co-op play, each hunter can have one companion.

Palico Guide

Companions Specializing in Attack

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

While Palicoes mainly provide support such as healing and occasional buffs and debuffs on monsters, Palamutes contribute mainly on dealing damage. Blades are the primary weapons of Palamutes which they hold using their jaws to perform various slash attacks at close to mid range.

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Monster Hunter Rise allows you to bring two companions during quests when playing offline. You can either bring one Palamute and one Palicoe with you or two of each kind. Note that it is only possible to bring one or the other in multiplayer.

New Features

Palamute Mounting

Move Around the Map Faster

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Palamutes can be mounted to allow you to move around the map faster. You will not expend stamina while riding the Palamute, making it very useful for covering large distances during quests. Press A when near the Palamute or use the hunter command “Let me Ride!” by on the directional pad to ride.

While the Palamute is dashing, you can move skillfully by drifting.

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Note that Palamutes can also climb walls with vines and do so much faster than the hunter.

Using Items While Mounted

You can use recovery items such as a potion and even whetsones while riding the Palamute. This makes it very convenient for healing yourself or sharpening your weapon as you go after a fleeing monster.

Attacking While Mounted

It is also possible to make the Palamute attack while mounted, though it will only perform a close-range three-hit combo that does not do much damage.

Palamute Customization

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Guide

Similar to Palicoes, you can also customize the appearance of your Palamute, which include its coat, eyes, ears, tail, and voice.

Palamute Weapons and Armor

Monster Hunter Rise - Kamura Palamute Armor Set Monster Hunter Rise - Tetranadon Palamute Armor Set Monster Hunter Rise - Rathalos Palamute Armor Set

You can forge different Palamute weapons and armor at the Buddy Smithy next to Hamon the Blacksmith at the main area of Kamura Village. As with hunter equipment, Palamute weapons and armor require monster materials to craft.

Palamute’s can equip a total of 2 weapons in their gear slots (to be confirmed) which consist of a chain and a pair of blades that are wielded by the Canyne using their mouth.

Layered Armor

Palamute Retriever (Pre-order Bonus)

Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Retriever Layered Armor

Palamutes can also wear armor to grant them increased defense against various types of attacks. Upon pre-ordering the game, you will receive the “Palamute Retriever” and “Palicoe Forest Cat” layered armor sets. These are purely cosmetic sets that change the appearance of your companions to more domestic-looking pets.

Game Editions and Pre-order Bonuses

Sinister Seal (Palamute Amiibo)

Monster Hunter Rise - Sinister Seal Palamute Layered Armor

The “Sinister Seal” (Magnamalo) Palamute Layered Armor, meanwhile, is obtained by scanning the Palamute Amiibo on your Nintendo Switch.

Palamute Armor Sets

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