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Recommended Palico Gadgets List & How To Unlock

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the recommended list of Palico Gadgets, how to unlock them, and best to tools to use in hunts!!!

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New Palico Gadgets In Iceborne!

Summon Decoys With Shieldspire Stooge

Summon Decoys With Shieldspire Stooge

In MHW: Iceborne, players can equip their Palico with the Shieldspire Stooge. This plants a decoy in the field, drawing the monster's aggression towards the fake enemy and letting you land a few hits while it is distracted.

Meowcano Shoots Fire Bombs Everywhere

Meowcano Shoots Fire Bombs Everywhere

When your Palico uses the Meowcano, it'll shoot fire bombs around itself from a large cannon, raining damage on any monsters in the vicinity of the bombs.

Keep Yourself From Fainting With Vigorwasp Save

Keep Yourself From Fainting With Vigorwasp Save

The Vigorwasp Spray will be upgraded in Iceborne though details have yet to be confirmed. This involves your Palico being able to save you from the brink of fainting with a huge blob of Vigorwasp healing salve.

High Rank Versions of Traps & Plunderblade

Aside from new gadgets, Palicoes will also be able to equip High Rank versions of the Flashfly Cage & Plunderblade, making them more effective when hunting Master Rank monsters.

Recommended Palico Gadgets List

Palico Gadget Recommendation
Vigorwasp Spray Vigorwasp Spray

Recovers health using a Vigorwaps
*Start the game with this gadget
Coral Orchestra Coral Orchestra

Applies status effect buffs
*Complete Coral Highlands quest
Flashfly Cage Flashfly Cage

Lays down traps to immobilize monsters
*Complete Ancient Forest quest
Plunderblade Plunderblade

Causes monster to drop materials when hit
*Complete Rotten Vale quest
Shieldspire Shieldspire

Draws the monster's aggression & attacks
*Complete Wildspire Waste quest
Meowlotov Meowlotov

Throws bombs at monster for damage
*Complete Elder's Recess quest

Coral Orchestra Applies More Buffs The Higher Palico Proficiency

The higher your Palico's proficiency with the Coral Orchestra, the more buffs & stat boosts they'll apply when played. It's best to level up their proficiency to help you in greatly in hunts.

Flashfly Cage Is Useful In Immobilizing Monsters

Another useful Palico Gadget, the Flashfly Cage is effective in immobilizing monster whether you want to trap them or unleash a well-built combo.

Traps Become More Ineffective When Used Often

Even though the Flashfly Cage is very useful, take note that traps have diminishing returns & will start to be ineffective once you use them more often. Make sure to activate the traps only when you need them most.

How To Unlock Palico Gadgets

Befriend Grimalkynes In Different Areas

Befriend Grimalkynes In Different Areas

The easiest way to unlock a Palico Gadget is to find the Grimalkyne Doodles and befriend them. This usually leads to a quest that you need to complete which will unlock the Palico Gadget and a Tailraider.

Go On Expeditions To Track Grimalkynes

Some Grimalkynes can only be tracked or their quest can only be completed when you're in an Expedition to their specific area. If you want to unlock a new Palico Gadget, it's best to do it on an Expedition.

Palico Gadgets Provide Advantages In Hunts

Equipping your Palico with a gadget can provide advantages in battle - healing you when you're out of potions, keeping monster aggression off of you, or even forcing monsters to drop materials you need to farm.

Palico Gadgets Can Only Be Used With Palicoes

Palicoes are the only ones who can use their gadgets. When you are in multiplayer mode with 3 or more people, your Palico will be sent back to camp and you get to experience their Palico Gadgets.

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