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How to Change Your Name

This is an article about how to change names in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. In addition to changing your Character, Palico, and Palamute names, this guide will also explain the rules of character names, what the colors of the icons next to the character names during the hunt mean, and suggested pet names.

Can You Change Your Name?

Your Character's Name Can't Be Changed

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Your character/hunter's name cannot be changed after the initial character creation page. Not even the Update 2.0 DLC Character Edit Voucher will let you change your name. You must select a name after customizing your character, so be sure to give them a name that you like!

Character Creation Guide

Your Character Name Will Be Seen By Many Others Hunters, so Make it a Great One!

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The name you give to your hunter will be seen by many other players online. Therefore, certain rules and restrictions are placed on the names you can select. Go with a name that you like and that you don't mind other people seeing as well.

Buddy Names Can be Changed!

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You can change the name of your Palicoes and Palamutes by speaking with Iori the Buddy Scout in Kamura or Nagi the Buddy Agent in Elgado. Your Cohoot's name can also be changed by interacting with it!

Buddy Plaza Guide

Suggested Buddy Names

Palamute Names

  • Kaze - Ride like the wind with your Palamutes.
  • Korone - Make sure they have brown fur for maximum effect!
  • Pascal - If you could do fusion, you'd get Cerberus.
  • Ammy - Named after Amaterasu of Okami fame. There's even a layered armor for it!
  • Tails - A layered armor based on Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog and should fit well with your Palamute.
  • Rush - Mega Man's trusty companion can also be yours with its layered armor!

Palico Names

  • Neko (Means Cat) - Although you can't get his hairstyle, it certainly fits with Kamura's theme.
  • Okayu - The only sensible name for a Nekomata.
  • Schrödinger - Your Palico is both alive and not until you check.
  • Meowth - Possibly one of the most well-known felines out there. Give it to material-plundering Gathering Palicoes!
  • Tsukino - You can dress up your Palicoes like this character from Stories 2.
  • Sonic - The one and only speedy hedgehog. Dress and name your Palicoes like him!

Rules For Naming Your Character

CheckmarkMaximum of 16 characters

CheckmarkNumbers, special characters, and other alphabets are supported

Cross IconNo words that are illegal, offensive, personal, or that could infringe upon others' rights

Maximum of 16 Characters

Monster Hunter Rise - Up to 16 Characters

The name of your Character / Hunter, Palico, and Palamute can be a maximum of 16 characters. However, depending on the characters you use, you can be limited to 15 or even 14 characters.

Numbers, Special Characters, and Other Alphabets are Supported

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In addition to the regular English alphabet letters, numbers, special characters, as well as letters from other alphabets can be used in your name, allowing you to combine the characters as you see fit.

No Inappropriate or Offensive Words

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Since your name may be seen by many others when playing online, any words that are illegal, offensive, personal, or could infringe upon others' rights are not allowed.

How to Hide Your Name

Can Be Hidden Using HUD Settings

You can choose to not show your hunter name while in-game by going to the Start Menu and selecting System → Options → Game Settings → HUD Settings → Uncheck Player Info. Other players will still be able to see your name while online, so this is mostly useful for screenshots.

List of Settings: Best Settings to Choose

Hunter Colors and Icons During Multiplayer

Depends on Which Hunter is the Host

When in multiplayer, the host will always have the red color. When out on hunts, the weapon icon and the buddy icon will follow that color!

The other colors namely: blue, yellow, and green are assigned to the other hunters!

Multiplayer and Co-op Guide: How to Play Online

Changes Depending on Which Buddy You Choose

Palamute Palico

Since everyone can bring one (1) Buddy out on multiplayer hunts, the icon next to the weapon icon also shows which type of Buddy your hunting mates are bringing!

Best Buddies to Bring: Palico vs. Palamute

Monster Hunter Rise Related Guides

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All Game Mechanics Guides

Sunbreak Guides
New Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills How to Switch Skill Swap
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast Anomaly Research Level: How to Get Max Level Fast
How to Bring Followers - List of Followers Special Investigations: How to Unlock
Village Facility Guides
Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room Training Area Guide
Canteen and Food Skills Gathering Hub Guide
Getting Started
Character Creation Guide List of Controls
Palico Guide Palamute Guide
Cohoot Guide List of Settings
Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
Hunter and Monster Stats
Explanation of Hunter Stats Monster Stats Explained
Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide Buff Duration: How Long Do Buffs Last?
Weapon and Armor-Related Guides
How to Rollback Weapons How to Forge Weapons and Armor
Damage Types: Difference Between Sever, Blunt, Projectile Damage How to Use Weapon and Armor Designs
How to Change Armor Pigment How to Hide Armor Pieces
How to Upgrade Kinsects How Does Sharpness Work?
Qurious Crafting:
Armor Augments
Chaotic Gore Magala Weapons Explained
Gameplay Features
Wirebug Moves and Controls Silkbind Attacks
How to Lock-On and Target Settings Switch Skills Guide
Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
What is the Rampage? Hunter Rank (HR) Guide
Unchangeable Appearance Features How to Fast Travel
Fishing Guide Quest Completion Rewards
How to Carry Eggs Respawn Timers
Melding Pot Guide Solo and Multiplayer Guide
Crafting List How to Use Photo Mode
List of Lottery Prizes How to Save the Game
Character Edit Vouchers
Online Play
Multiplayer and Co-op Guide Hunter Connect and Like Function
How to use the Chat Feature How to Use Gestures
Join Requests Guide How Does Difficulty Scaling Work?


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