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Buddy Plaza Guide

The Buddy Plaza in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak has a variety of features that you can check out with your Buddies, and is unlocked near the beginning of the game. Read on for more information about the Buddy Plaza and all the things you can do in the area!

Buddy Guides
Buddy Builds Guide Buddy Builds Buddy Plaza Guide Buddy Plaza Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills GuideBuddy Skills

List of All Buddy Guides

All Buddy Guides
Palico Guide Builds Best Types Equipment
Palamute Guide Builds Best Gear Equipment
Skills All Buddy Skills
Buddy Plaza Facilities
Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide
Argosy and Trading Guide

What is the Buddy Plaza?

Buddy Plaza Overview

The Buddy Plaza is a place for interacting and managing Buddies as well as where the Argosy docks.

Buddy Plaza Features
1 Area for Buddy Interaction
2 Place to deploy Meowcenaries
3 Trade with the Argosy
4 Train Buddies in the Buddy Dojo
5 Hire and Dismiss Buddies

The Buddy Board

MH Rise - Buddy Board

There are multiple buddy boards, one in Kamura Village and two in the Gathering Hub, so of course, there is also a Buddy Board in the Buddy Plaza. From here you can manage your buddies' equipment, behavior, and appearances.

Equip Buddy Skills

Buddies have skills that can be equipped. These skills increase their stats, strengthen their resistances, or give their attacks better traits. You can choose which skills they have equipped via Buddy Board.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

Select Buddy Equipment

Palicoes and Palamutes can get equipment that raises their attack and defense made from monsters scraps. You can select what they have equipped through the Buddy Board.

List of Buddy Equipment:
All Palico/Palamute Weapons and Armor

Select Palamute Gear

Palamutes have unique equipment called Gear that affects how they fight. You can equip them with two gear pieces out of the variety that you'd unlock through the Buddy Board.

Palamute Gear Tier List

The Buddy Scout

Buddy Handler Iori

MH Rise - Buddy Handler Iori

Iori is in charge of the Buddy Scout facility. He is a unique Kamura resident that has a great relationship with both Palicos and Palamutes.

List of Characters and Voice Actors

You Can Scout Buddies

MH Rise - Scout Buddies

You can scout or dismiss buddies (Palicos and Palamutes) in the Buddy Scout facility! This is the main way of searching for specific Buddies you want for your team!

Change Buddy Search Preferences

You can set criteria when searching for buddies. You can change aspects like Coat, Eyes, Ears, and others! For Palicos, you can also choose their support types!

Best Palico Support Type and Equipped Moves

Hire Buddies From a List

You can hire Buddies from a list where you can view all of their skills and support moves for Palicos. This will allow you to find Buddies that suit the build you want, though it is random so make sure to check back often if you can't find the perfect Buddies for you!

What are PalicoesWhat are Palicoes? What are PalamutesWhat are Palamutes?

Special Buddies

MH Rise - Special Buddies

Special Buddies are Palicoes and Palamutes available in the Hire a Special Buddy option of the Buddy Scout, this feature was added during Update 3.1.

Special Buddies are free gifts from the developers which are suppose to help hunters fare in their hunts better.

Free DLC and Available Special Buddies

Rename Your Buddies

MH Rise - Renaming a Buddy

You can rename your existing buddies by talking to Iori. Just choose the Rename Buddy option, pick which Buddy you will rename, then you can proceed to rename them.

Dismiss Buddies

You can also release a buddy from its service through the Dismiss Buddy option. Use this option when you've reached a maximum number of buddies and wish to hire a new one. Keep in mind that once a buddy is dismissed you cannot have it back.

The Meowcenaries

Send Your Buddies To Missions

MH Rise - Tailrider Safari

The Meowcenaries functions like the Tailrider Safari in Monster Hunter World. You will be able to dispatch several buddies to areas and they would return with materials after some time.

You can also access the Meowcenaries in the Hub Prep Area.

Meowcenaries Guide

Felyne Chief Kogarashi

MH Rise - Felyne Chief  Kogarashi

Felyne Chief Kogarashi is a Palico character in charge of the Meowcenaries. He has a huge fan that he uses to boost Meowcenaries while riding kites! It looks very adorable!

List of Characters and Voice Actors

The Argosy

Trade Items From Faraway Lands

MH Rise - Rondine Trading

The Argosy allows you to send Buddies on submarines to do trading expeditions in far-off places. They can return specific items you request, as well as bonus items depending on where they get sent!

You can also access the Argosy in the Hub Prep Area.

Argosy and Trading Guide

Rondine the Trader

MH Rise - Rondine the Trader

The Argosy is led by Rondine, a very beautiful lass that reminds us so much of Guildmarm Sophia. She is in charge of all your trading needs as the representative of the Argosy.

You can also buy special items in exchange for Points from her!

List of Characters and Voice Actors

The Buddy Dojo

MH Rise - Buddy Expert Shirubei, size440x248

The Buddy Expert Shirubei can also be found in the Buddy Plaza. He'll be handling the training for your buddies so make sure that all your vacant buddies are toughening themselves out!

You can also access the Buddy Expert Dojo in the Hub Prep Area.

Free Items from Shirubei

Occasionally after completing a number of quests Buddy Expert Shirubei will want to talk to you to give either a Buddy Ticket or a Lagniapple. Be sure to visit the Buddy Plaza from time to time to claim it.

Buddy Dojo Guide

The Cohoot Nest


The Cohoot Nest is located at the top of a huge tree with a Shrine near Kogarashi. Go around the tree and you will see vines stretching to the top of the tree. Climibing these vines will get you to the top and the Cohoot Nest.

Search Cohoot Nest for Items

Interacting with the Cohoot Nest give hunters a few random items. This nest replenishes its rewards after each quest. So make it a habit to check it after hunts!

Cohoot Nest Possible Rewards

Item Rewards

There are other items not on this list as the Cohoot Nest item rewards are dependent on your RNG. But you will mostly see Lagniapples and Rations as usual rewards.

Buddy Plaza Location

Accessed In Kamura Village

The Buddy Plaza is accessed to the right of Kamura Village, past the bridge leading into the wooded area.

Kamura Village

Fast Travelling to the Buddy Plaza

You can also access the Buddy Plaza by fast-traveling to it via the map in Kamura Village.

How to Fast Travel

Available After the Tutorial

The Buddy Plaza is available to be accessed once you have complete the training quest Back to Basics.

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