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This is a comprehensive guide on the list of controls found in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR) for the Nintendo Switch! Read on to learn more about the list of controls In-game, During Quests, Weapons Sheathed, and more!

Basic Controls

Basic Controls

Basic Controls: In-Game

Confirm/Cancel

Button Action
Buttons A.png
- Confirm (Menu Selection)
- Talk to Villagers
- Use Facility/Object
Buttons B.png
- Cancel (Menu Selection)

Moving

Button Action
Butto L.png
- Player Movement
(Hold)
Butto R.png
- Dash

Camera Controls

Button Action
R Analog.png
- Move Camera
(Tap Once)
Butto L.png
- Camera Reset

Menu Controls 1

Button Action
Buttons +.png
- Opens Start Menu
Minus Button.png
- Opens Chat Menu

Menu Controls 2

Button Action
Buttons LR Arrows.png
- Scrolling
Buttons UD Arrows.png
- Select/Perform Action
(Hold)
Butto L.png
- Show Custom Radial Menu
(Hold)
Butto L.png +
Arrow Buttons.png
- Choose Menu
(Hold)
Butto L.png + Button R.png
- Select a shortcut.

Basic Controls: During Quests

Button Action
(Hold)
Butto L.png+
Buttons Y.png
or
Buttons A.png
- Item Bar: Scroll
(Hold)
Butto L.png+
Buttons x.png
or
Buttons b.png
- Ammo/Coatings Bar: Scroll (Gunners)
(Hold)
Minus Button.png
- Open Detailed Map

Basic Controls: Weapons Sheathed

Button Action
Buttons A.png
- Gather
- Carve from slain monster
- Use Endemic Life
- (While Jumping) Stop Midair[/align]
Buttons B.png
- Crouch
- (While moving) Dodge
- (While Sliding) Jump
(Hold)
Butto R.png
- Dash
- (While on sloped terrain) Slide
Buttons Y.png
- Use Item
Buttons X.png
- Ready Button

Basic Controls: Weapon Drawn

Button Action
Buttons B.png
- Evade
Buttons Y.png
- Sheathe Weapon
(Blademasters)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
or
Buttons X.png
- Silkbind Attacks
(Gunners)
Buttons zL.png
+
Buttons A.png
or
Buttons X.png
- Silkbind Attacks

Weapon Controls

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Sword and Shield Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Sword and Shield Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Chop
Buttons A.png
Lateral Slash
Left Analog.png
Buttons A.png
Shield Attack
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Advancing Slash
Button zR.png Guard
Button zR.png+
Buttons A.png
Guard Slash
During a combo,
Left Analog.png
Buttons A.png
Backstep
During a backstep, hold
Buttons A.png
Charged Slash
After a backstep
Buttons X.png
Leaping Slash
After a Leaping Slash or Guard Slash
Buttons X.png
Perfect Rush
Button zR.png
Buttons Y.png
Use Item
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Falling Shadow
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Windmill

Sword and Shield Gameplay and New Moves

Long Sword Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Long Sword Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Vertical Slash
Buttons A.png
Thrust
While Attacking
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Directional Fade Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Fade Slash
Button zR.png
Spirit Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Foresight Slash
Button zR.png+
Buttons B.png
Special Sheathe
While in Special Sheathe
Buttons X.png
Iai Slash
While in Special Sheathe Button zR.png
Iai Spirit Slash
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Soaring Kick
After Soaring Kick hits Button zR.png
Helmbreaker/Falling Thrust
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Serene Pose

Long Sword Gameplay and New Moves

Dual Blades Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Dual Blades Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Double Slash
Buttons A.png
Lunging Strike
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Blade Dance (Demon Mode)
Button zR.png Demon Mode / Cancel
Demon Mode (in the air or on a ledge) +
Buttons A.png
Midair Spinning Blade Dance
Buttons ZL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Piercing Bind
Buttons ZL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Shrouded Vault

Dual Blades Gameplay and New Moves

Great Sword Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Great Sword Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Vertical Slash
Charge
Buttons X.png
Charge Slash
Buttons Y.png
Sideward Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Upward Slash
While Charging
Buttons A.png
Tackle
Button zR.png
Guard
In the air Button zR.png
Falling Thrust
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Power Sheathe

Great Sword Gameplay and New Moves

Hammer Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Hammer Title.png
Button Action
Overhead Smash
Buttons A.png
Side Smash
Button zR.png Charge
(release while charging)Button zR.png Charged Attack
(while charging)
Buttons A.png
Charge Switch
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Impact Crater

Hammer Gameplay and New Moves

Hunting Horn Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Hunting Horn Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Left Swing
Buttons A.png
Right Swing
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Backwards Strike
Button zR.png Perform
Button zR.png
Buttons X.png
Magnificent Trio
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Slide Beat
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Earthshaker

Hunting Horn Gameplay and New Moves

Lance Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Lance Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Mid Thrust
Buttons A.png
High Thrust
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png +
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Guard Dash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Dash Attack
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter-thrust
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Twin Vine (Kunai Jab)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons B.png
Twin Vine (Launch while guarding)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Anchor Rage

Lance Gameplay and New Moves

Gunlance Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Gunlance Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Lateral Thrust
Buttons A.png
Shelling
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
Charged Shelling
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
Guard Thrust
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Reload
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Wyvern's Fire
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Haill Cutter
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Guard Edge

Gunlance Gameplay and New Moves

Switch Axe Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Switch Axe Title.png

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Overhead Slash
(Rapidly Press)
Buttons A.png
Wild Swing
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Forward Slash
Button zR.png Morph/Reload
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Invincible Gambit
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Switch Charger

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Overhead Slash
Buttons A.png
Double Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Element Discharge
Button zR.png Morph

Switch Axe Gameplay and New Moves

Charge Blade Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Charge Blade Title.png

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Weak Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Forward Slash
(during a combo)
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons A.png
Fade Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
Morph Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Charge
Button zR.png Guard
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
Charged Double Slash
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Morphing Advance
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter Peak Performance

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Rising Slash
Buttons A.png
Element Discharge
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Amped Element Discharge
Button zR.png Morphed Slash

Charge Blade Gameplay and New Moves

Insect Glaive Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Insect Glaive Title.png
Button Action
Buttons X.png
Rising Slash Combo
Buttons A.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png
Buttons X.png
Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button zR.png
Buttons A.png
Kinsect: Recall
Button zR.pngButton R.png
Kinsect: Fire
Button zR.png
Kinsect: Mark Target
Button zR.png
Buttons B.png
Vault
Buttons X.png
in midair
Aerial Attack
Buttons A.png
in midair
Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B.png
in midair
Midair Evade
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Vault
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Recall Kinsect

Insect Glaive Gameplay and New Moves

Light Bowgun Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Light Bowgun Title.png
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png
Wyvernblast
Buttons X.png
Reload
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Fanning Vault

Light Bowgun Gameplay and New Moves

Heavy Bowgun Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Heavy Bowgun Title.png
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png
Load Special Ammo
Buttons X.png
Reload
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Free Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter Shot

Heavy Bowgun Gameplay and New Moves

Bow Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow
Bow Title.png
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Aim
Button zR.png Shoot
Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Dragon Piercer
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Coating
Buttons X.png
Load/Unload Coating
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Herculean Draw
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Focus Shot

Bow Gameplay and New Moves

Wirebug Controls

Use Wirebugs.jpg
Button Action
(Hold)
Buttons zL.png + Button zR.png
- Move to targeted location
(Hold)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
- Dart forwards
(Hold)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
- Jump forwards at an upward angle
(Hold)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons B.png
- Wirefall
When hit by an enemy attack, use Wirefall to pull yourself towards or away from the enemy.

How to Use Wirebugs

Palamute Controls

palamute pet.jpg
Button Action
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
- Ride
While Riding
Left Analog.png
- Move
(Hold)
Butto R.png
- Dash
Buttons X.png
- Attack
Buttons zL.png +
Left Analog.png
while dashing
- Drift
Button zR.png
- Jump
Buttons B.png
- Dismount
Buttons B.png
while dashing
- Jumping Dismount

How to Ride Palamutes

Wyvern Riding Controls

Wyvern Riding.png
Button Action
(Hold)Butto R.png +
Left Analog.png
- Move
Buttons B.png
- Evade & Emergency Evade
Buttons X.png
- Light Attack
Buttons A.png
- Strong Attack
Buttons Y.png
- Launch Monster
Buttons B.png
right after launching to a wall
- Regain Control of Wyvern
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
- Mounted Punisher

How to Mount and Ride Monsters

Monster Hunter Rise Related Links

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Canteen and Food Skills Gathering Hub Guide
Getting Started
Character Creation Guide List of Controls
Palico Guide Palamute Guide
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Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
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Explanation of Hunter Stats Monster Stats Explained
Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
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Crafting List What is the Rampage?
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