Palicos and Palamutes are part of the buddy system in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). This guide includes what are buddies, Palamute and Palico skills, dismissing buddies, behavior, & more.
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Buddy Guide (Palico & Palamute) - Overview & Details
|Behavior||Choose from 5||Works with hunters|
|Actions & Attacks||Choose from 3||Works with hunters|
Palicos and Palamutes are a player's companion when out hunting. They share a few elements, including status and skills. They have their own behaviors and equipment unique systems.
Palicos & Palamutes Support Differently
The way Palicos and Palamutes act during hunts is entirely different. While Palicos act on their own to support the player, Palamutes will work in sync with the hunter when they're moving and attacking.
Buddy Guide (Palicos & Palamutes) - Levels & Stats
Level, Stats & Exp Required
Clearing quests and earning experience is the only way you can level up your buddies and increase their stats. Both the Palico and the Palamute share the same stats. However, only the Palico has support actions that they can do during hunts.
Maximum Level is 20
The highest level your Palico and Palamute can reach is 20. The highest Skill amount is 4 while the Behavior is 5.
Common Behavior Of Palico
|Attack||Performs melee and ranged attacks with their equipped weapon. Stops from attacking if the hunter is crouching down|
|Guard||Occurs with a 45% chance when attacked. If successful, they will not be damaged or get any status effects|
|Helping Hand||When a hunter is stunned or falls asleep, they will head to the hunter and hit them to get them off|
|Self-Healing||The Palico will heal itself if its health falls under a specific number. When it's doing that, it will be unable to attack or use any other actions while healing itself|
|Withdrawal||The Palico will withdraw when their health goes to 0. It will take a while for them to recover and will be out of the fight until then|
Palicos Can Be Left Behind
Prefer to hunt alone? You can leave behind your Palico at your camp. Head to any of the Buddy Boards and select Dismiss Buddy if you want to let them stay in the camp.
Buddy Skills List & Effects
Buddy Skills are skills that will be present during the hunt. There are a total of eight type of Palico Skills that can be acquired.
Buddy Skills List & Effects
|Lv 5||Health Up (S)||Increase maximum health. Will Stack.||●|
|Defense Up||Greatly increases defense. Also negates the effects of Defense Down||●|
|Negate Paralysis||Prevents Paralysis||●|
|Critical Up (S)||Increases Affinity. Will Stack.||●|
|Attack Up (S)||Increases Attack. Will stack||●|
|Negate Poison||Prevents poison||●|
|Lv 10||Health Up (L)||Greatly increases maximum health||●●||Earplugs||Prevents flinching from most monster roars||●●||Negate Stun||Prevents Stun||●●||Negate Sleep||Prevents Sleep||●||Negate Wind Pressure||Negate wind pressure from almost all monsters||●●||Knockout King||Increase the likelihood of stunning and tiring monsters||●|
|Lv 15||Deflagration Relief||Prevents blast and hellfire||●●||Critical Up (L)||Grealty increases affinity||●●||Element Attack Up||Increases the power of elemental attacks||●●||Lv20||Medic's Touch||Increase the amount of health recovered when healing||●●●|
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