For the first time in the Monster Hunter series, dogs can now be hunting companions! They are called Palamutes and are a new type of Buddy in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Read on to learn about Palamutes, how to ride and drift with them, their roles in battle, and their equipment.
|General Palamute Guide||Palamute Gear and Tier List|
|List of Palamute Equipment||Best Palamute Builds|
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The most highlighted feature of the Palamute is the hunter's ability to ride it. It's highly similar to the Tailraiders in MHW, but the big difference is that Palamutes can be directly controlled. It even has a saddle ready for you to sit on, unlike the Tailriders!
Palamutes can be commanded to ride by accessing the Action Bar with the directional buttons and selecting 'Let me ride!' Similarly, you can press and hold the A Button or F on the keyboard to call your Palamute to ride, as long as neither of you is in combat.
+zL + L
By holding the zL button (Shift button on PC) while the Palamute is dashing, you'll enter the Drifting state. Tilt the control stick until a cloud of dust appears on the ground, then let go of zL (or Shift) to unleash a speed boost that will help cover ground faster than ever.
The direction you point the control stick isn't important, and it's not necessary to wait for a sharp corner to get a boost – simply tilting the control stick forward and using the drift to boost ahead on a straight path works just fine.
In addition to moving around with ease, here are some additional benefits to riding your Palamute:
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces a new command for Palamutes! This lets you mark items or endemic life on the map so you can find them more easily. You can access this menu using the Action Bar.
Sunbreak also introduces the Palamute Pouch which gives you 8 additional item slots. If you can't carry more of an item, they'll automatically go here. This can be useful if you're doing mining runs for Zenny since you can carry twice your max capacity now!
Palamute Gear are special tools that determine the role of Palamutes. These enable Palamutes to use different attacks and abilities such as buffing or healing. These serve as the Palamutes' counterparts to the Palicoes' Equipped Moves but can be changed to your liking. Although their roles are more limited compared to Palicoes, the weapons and scrolls they use will surely aid your survivability in combat.
More Gear can be unlocked as you fulfill Requests. These can be changed in the Buddy Board, and you can select up to two to use.
Like Palicoes, Palamutes also have access to Buddy Skills. You can equip or unequip your Palamutes' Buddy Skills from the Buddy Board, depending on what monster you're hunting!
In the Sunbreak expansion, your Buddies will also be able to equip more skills and learn new skills!
Like the Hunters, you can customize your new Canyne companion. There are many presets to choose from, and you can even change their colors, voice, and more!
The Palamute can also equip armor and weapons to strengthen them in battle. Don't neglect to upgrade their equipment since the stat bonuses these provide will ensure your trusty partner can keep aiding you in battle!
|List of Palamute Equipment||Best Palamute Builds|
Layered Armor is back from Monster Hunter World, but now, your Palicoes and Palamutes can be fashionable too! These are purely cosmetic, so your Buddies' stats won't be affected. You'll need scraps and Outfit Vouchers to make most Layered Armor.
Not all Palamutes have to join you in battle. They can also go off on their own and gather items for you at the Meowcenaries alongside Palicoes! The higher their level is, the more unique items they can get for you whenever you deploy them.
Another option for Palamutes out of combat is working at the Argosy with Palicoes, gathering one specific item for you. The higher their level is, the more and better options they get for Buddy Bargaining, which is important for getting you more items!
The Buddy Scout allows players to recruit new Palicoes and Palamutes according to a host of specifications. It's possible to specify a Palamute of the appearance of your taste, and they can be freely renamed when they are recruited. This is a great tool for finding a Palamute with your ideal set of Skills!
Each time you depart on a Quest, the recruitable Palamutes at the Buddy Scout will be refreshed. Even if you choose to return from or abandon the Quest without completing it, the Palamutes will refresh for a new set with different Skills, so rerolling for your ideal Palamute is not overly difficult.
In addition to leveling up Palamutes and Palicoes by taking them on Quests with you, it's possible to passively level up Buddies by having them train at the Buddy Dojo.
While you're away on Quests, the training here will continue automatically, for a cost of 100 Points per training round or a single Lagniapple for a full 10 rounds.
Multiple Buddies can level up here at once, so be sure to keep your backup Palamutes and Palicoes training to keep them up to par for when you need them!
The Palamute is your new Canyne companion in Monster Hunter Rise. They can be used as a mount that greatly speeds up exploring the Locales of Monster Hunter Rise. Palamutes can also provide aid in combat since they can heal you, attack Large Monsters, and distract them.
Palamute Behavior is a way to adjust how your Buddy attacks. There are 3 tactics that your Palamute can do, all of which have a different function.
|The basic Palamute hunting style: stay within a hairsbreadth of danger and attack at close range.||Palamutes work with the hunter to attack the monster in a pincer formation.||Palamutes attack while remaining in close proximity to their hunter.|
Yes, you can pet the dog in Monster Hunter Rise!
It's not just your Palamute though, you can also interact with your Palico! Actions range from handshakes to belly rubs!
You can pet them by selecting the 'Wait!' command from the Action Bar using the directional buttons. From there you can approach your Buddy and select the action you want!
You can press either the Y, X, or A buttons (E, Left Click, or Right Click on PC) to interact with your Buddies. Palicos and Palamutes have different interactions, so we suggest playing with both!
Sunbreak also adds the option to play fetch with your Buddies! Press R on the Switch or Shift on the PC to throw a ball for them.
|X||Left Click||High Five|
If you want a cute Palamute on your desk or just want your Palamute to look cool in-game right off the bat, then getting the Palamute amiibo would be your best bet.
Good news: there is a Palamute stuffed toy that you can hug and cry into every time you get carted by Mizutsune. Bad news: it's only available in Japan. So if you live in Japan, it might just be your lucky day!
This amiibo shows a Palamute donning the fearsome Canyne Malzeno armor. You can use it like the other amiibo, and it will also unlock a special Layered Armor for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak!
|All Buddy Guides|
|Skills||All Buddy Skills|
|Buddy Plaza Facilities|
|Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide|
|Argosy and Trading Guide|
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