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This is a guide to the Palamute, a new Companion in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about the Palamute, how to ride and drift with the Palamute, its roles in battle, and its equipment.
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By holding the ZL button 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 to unleash a speed boost that will help cover the 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.
The Palamute is your new Canyne companion in Monster Hunter Rise. They can be used as a mount that greatly speeds up exploring the new Locales of Monster Hunter Rise. Palamutes can also provide aid in combat since they can heal you, attack Large Monsters, and distract Large Monsters.
Similar to the Palico, the Palamutes playstyle can be changed at the Buddy Board. You can choose the tactic of your Palamute as well as their equipment and skills!
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 recruited Palamutes at the Buddy Scout will be refreshed. Even if you choose to return from or abandon the Quest without completing it, the Palicoes will refresh for a new set with different Skills, so rerolling for your ideal Palamutes 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 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 game shows that the Palamute can be controlled. It even has a saddle ready for you to sit on, unlike the Tailriders!
Similar to the Palicoes, the Palamute will aid you in battle with its weapons and scrolls. With the Palamute providing distraction or healing added with the Palico's healing, your survivability in combat will increase.
Palamutes can be commanded to ride by accessing your quick menu! Similarly, you can press and hold the A Button to call your Palamute to ride, as long as neither of you is in combat.
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 to interact with your Buddies. Palicos and Palamutes have different interactions so we suggest playing with both!
Like the Hunters, you can customize your new comrade. Their tattoo, color, and more can be edited!
The Palamute can also equip armor to strengthen them in battle. Gearing them up can make you have a trusty partner that can aid you in battle so don't neglect their equipment!
The layered armor system, a neat feature in MHW, seems to be back and not just for the hunters—it's also available for your Palico and Palamute!
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!
|All Buddy Equipment Guides|
|Equipment||All Buddy Equipment|
|Skills||All Buddy Skills|
|Buddy Plaza Facilities|
|Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide|
|Argosy and Trading Guide|
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Each upgrade level adds 2 points to defense. Depending on rarity the armor will have different levels to max up to. Take the total levels minus one and multiply by 2 to get the total defense plus what the armor started with.
Thunder God's Armor
Pigment 2 for all is 160, 50, 15
Head and chest 1: 35, 65, 20
Arm1: 35, 70, 50
Waist1: 35, 65, 40
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