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Optimize your hunting squad! These are the best Palico Support Types and moves in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), including the new Secret Support Moves added for the Sunbreak DLC.
|General Palico Guide||Best Support Type and Equipped Moves|
|List of Palico Equipment||Best Palico Builds|
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The Sunbreak DLC adds five new Secret Support Moves to each Palico's roster, giving a huge buff to Palicoes. If you're wondering why you're seeing more players wirebug hopping across the map than you used to, the Secret Support Moves are probably the reason.
Although each Secret Support Move is associated with a Support Type, they can all be assigned to Palicoes of any Support Type. This allows for Palicoes which are strong in multiple aspects, like a Gathering Palico which also has a killer ultimate move for tough battles.
|Move||Effect||How to Unlock|
|Healing Clover Bat||A bat that scatters an auto-healing powder after you've inflicted enough damage to the monster.||Complete the Healer Upgrade Campaign! Request by completing 3 MR quests with a Healer Palico.|
|Ameowzing Mist||Sets a mine that does elemental damage to large monsters when detonated.||Complete the Assist Upgrade Campaign! Request by completing 3 MR quests with an Assist Palico.|
|Felyne Powered-Up||Upgrades Buddy Support Moves and Palamute Gear by means of a special performance.||Complete the Fighter Upgrade Campaign! Request by completing 3 MR quests with a Fighter Palico.|
|Felyne Fireworks||Sets up a massive firework that goes off after a fixed period of time. Usable from the Action Bar.||Complete the Bombardier Upgrade Campaign! Request by completing 3 MR quests with a Bombardier Palico.|
|Lottery Box||A lottery box containing scrolls. When a scroll is drawn, a random support move will be performed.||Complete the Gatherer Upgrade Campaign! Request by completing 3 MR quests with a Gathering Palico.|
You'll be able to receive Requests for unlocking Palico Secret Support Moves during MR1 by talking to the Palicos around Elgado Outpost. Each time you complete an Urgent Quest, new speech bubbles will appear, so be sure to talk to everyone in town to get the Requests as soon as possible.
You can complete each of the Requests by bringing a Palico of the matching Support Type on 3 Master Rank Quests and submitting the Request.
You can set the Secret Support Move for each Palico via the Buddy Piazza in the Market area of Elgado Outpost. Note that this is the only location where you can set Secret Support Moves, and they can't be changed in mid-hunt, so be sure to set them up in advance.
|1||Talk to Nagi the Buddy Agent to access the Buddy Piazza. Select Buddy Dojo from the menu.|
|2||Select Secret Support Moves and choose which Secret Support Move to equip to each Palico.|
Although all of the Secret Support Moves are far stronger than any other Support Moves, the Lottery Box is a solid first choice to unlock because it has the chance to use Kittenator, which deals 300 damage to a monster and knocks it down. Even having this effect proc once a battle is enough to make it worth your while.
|Healer||Provides healing assistance to hunters|
|Assist||Prepares traps to ensnare monsters|
|Fight||Supports the hunter by fighting alongside them|
|Bombardier||Uses bombs to attack monsters|
|Gathering||Gathers rare items when exploring the map|
The Palico can use one of five Support Types. You can choose to scout for Palicoes which have the Support Type of your choice, so be sure to pick the one which best suits your playstyle.
Healer is the best choice for new players
Assist is the best choice for confident hunters
Switch to Gathering when farming materials
If you're new to Monster Hunter and not sure which type will suit you, you can't go wrong with the Healer Support Type. Palicoes with Healer moves will create healing items which can mean the difference between life and cart.
If you run out of healing items or are suddenly inflicted with a status ailment, you'll want to have a Healing Palico on your side. As Palamutes already serve as attackers, and are unable to use healing techniques, specializing your Palico to be a healer will ensure a great contribution.
Unlike healing items, the number of trap items usable by a hunter is limited, and these items take time and preparation to set up. Having a partner who can create opportunities to disable Monsters in the middle of battle and make them vulnerable to attacks is the most a hunter could possibly ask for.
Upon reaching level 20, an Assist Palico will learn Poison Purr-ison, which can be used together with items like the Large Barrel Bomb to deal heavy damage.
To provide some balance in the style of support, it can be helpful to have an Assist-type Palico with one or two Healer Equipped Moves, granting some defensive coverage as well.
When you're out in the field to gather items for your next hunt, a Gathering Support Type will be the perfect fit for you. Gathering Support Type Palicos have a much higher rate of items collected at the end of the hunt. When the Gathering Palico reaches level 20, they can also start getting materials from large monsters with the Gathering Equipped Move, Pilfer.
However, you will need to be careful when fighting monsters with a Gathering Palico, as they may be vulnerable to monster attacks and end up not collecting anything.
At the current time, it seems that the Support Type for a Palico cannot be changed. If you're hoping to make a strong bond with your initially selected Palico, be sure to select the Support Type which will best suit your playing style.
If you are unhappy with your selected Support Type, it's easy to train a new Palico, so try recruiting one with your ideal Support Type and Equipped Moves at the Buddy Scout in Buddy Plaza.
Similar to the Palico Gadgets in previous games, each Palico will use Equipped Moves which allow them to perform specific actions in battle.
Each of the five Support Types has five moves associated with it, and each Palico has a total of five Equipped Moves which cannot be changed until you complete the necessary requests in Sunbreak. The first and last of the five Equipped Moves will always match the Palico's Support Type, but the middle three Moves may be from a different Support Type, allowing for Palicoes who are capable of multiple roles.
Palicoes will only have one of their five Equipped Moves available at level 1, gaining access to an additional Equipped Move at levels 5, 10, 15, and 20.
In Sunbreak, you'll be able to swap among all the Support Moves for Lv. 5, Lv. 10, and Lv. 15 after completing certain requests. This gives you more flexibility with what your Palicoes can do! This still doesn't let you change their Support Type though, so their Lv. 1 and Lv. 20 skills will remain fixed.
You can use this feature by speaking to the Buddy Expert or accessing the Buddy Dojo menu then selecting Swap Support Move. Note that you can't swap the moves of another person's Palico.
|Herbaceous Healing||1||Places a plant with restorative powers that continuously heals any nearby allies.|
|Healing Bubble||5||Creates bubbles that pop and provide healing when touched. Bigger bubbles heal more.|
|Vase of Vitality||10||Places a vase that heals various status ailments. Stand in the smoke to receive its effects.|
|Furbidden Acorn||15||Heals a Buddy and temporarily prevents loss of its health.|
|Health Horn||20||Greatly recovers Buddy and player health.|
|Felyne Silkbind||1||Fires movement-hindering Ironsilk at large monsters, using a Palico-sized ballista.|
|Go, Fight, Win||5||Reduces hunters' stamina loss while your Palico is dancing.|
|Summeown Endemic Life||10||Places a fragrant pouch that entices nearby endemic life to approach.|
|Shock Purr-ison||15||Sets up a shock trap that stops large monsters from moving.|
|Poison Purr-ison||20||Sets a trap that immobilizes large monsters and inflicts them with poison.|
|Rousing Roar||1||Lets loose a fearsome roar, empowering Buddies and hunters.|
|Whirlwind Assault||5||Spins around using their weapon to create a whirlwind, then rams into monsters.|
|Power Drum||10||Sounds a drum that raises attack and defense for both hunters and Buddies.|
|Fleet-foot Feat||15||Draws a monster's attention, skillfully evades their attack, then mounts a counterattack.|
|Furr-ious||20||Your Palico becomes fur-ious. In this state, their attack power increases drastically.|
|Felyne Wyvernblast||1||Fires Palico-sized Wyvernblast shells at monsters, triggering explosions when they strike.|
|Zap Blast Spinner||5||Unleashes a horde of top-shaped bombs that track monsters.|
|Anti-Monster Mine||10||Places a mine that explodes when tripped by a large monster, sometimes also staggering them.|
|Flash Bombay||15||Sets a bomb that flies into the air and emits a bright flash.|
|Giga Barrel Bombay||20||Rushes at a foe with a Giga Barrel Bomb.|
|Endemic Life Barrage||1||Fires endemic life at monsters from a ballista. Results vary according to launched creatures.|
|Mega Boomerang||5||Hurls a gargantuan boomerang based on weapon attack type at foes.|
|Camouflage||10||Your Palico conceals themselves temporarily, preventing them from being targeted by monsters.|
|Shock Tripper||15||Drops a lingering electric field that inflicts thunderblight on monsters within it.|
|Pilfer||20||A boomerang attack that steals materials from monsters.|
Because Palicoes can have moves from varying support types, we've made a tier list of the best skills of each level so that you can find a Palico with the ideal combination!
|Level 1 Moves|
Endemic Life Barrage
|Level 5 Moves|
Go, Fight, Win
Zap Blast Spinnner
|Level 10 Moves|
Vase of Vitality
Summeown Endemic Life
|Level 15 Moves|
|Level 20 Moves|
Giga Barrel Bombay
|All Buddy Guides|
|Skills||All Buddy Skills|
|Buddy Plaza Facilities|
|Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide|
|Argosy and Trading Guide|
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