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Monster Hunter Rise palamute – everything we know

Find out more about the adorable Monster Hunter Rise palamute

A hunter with two palamute and a palico

The cutest new addition to Monster Hunter Rise is definitely the palamute. However, this canine companion is more than just a pretty pooch. Not only can this precious pup help you out in combat, but it’s also a mount that you can use to get places quickly without consuming stamina.

If you’re curious about what else the Monster Hunter Rise palamute can do, look no further. We’ve compiled a handy guide with details on the palamute amiibo, controls, and customisation so you know everything you need to before the game releases on March 26.

To find out more, head on over to our Monster Hunter Rise monsters and Monster Hunter Rise weapons guides so you know exactly what to expect in-game. If you’re on the fence about whether or not the RPG title is for you, take a look at our Monster Hunter Rise review to find out what we think of the game.

What is a Monster Hunter Rise palamute?!

The palamute is a brand new dog companion! You can take it into battle, use it as a stylish ride that doesn’t consume stamina, and pet and play with it if you need a moment to relax. In solo mode, you can have two palamutes, two palicos, or one of each following you.

Two hunters riding palamutes

What does the Monster Hunter Rise palamute amiibo do?

Outside of being the cutest amiibo available, you can scan the palamute once a day to provide you with a lottery ticket that you can exchange for a random item in-game. It also unlocks special layered armour for your palamute, though this can only be redeemed once.

How do I control the Monster Hunter Rise palamute?

Controlling the palamute is fairly intuitive. However, if you’re having trouble, here’s a list of controls.

Button Action
Hold A Mount the palamute
Left stick Move in any direction
Hold R + left stick Dash in any direction
ZR + L stick Jump
ZR + L stick while dashing Drift smoothly
X Attack
B Dismount the palamute
B while dashing Jump off the palamute
Y Use an item

Can I customise my Monster Hunter Rise palamute?

You can customise your palamute in numerous ways. From the colour of its fur, to the shape of its ears, eyes, and tail, you can make your palamute look incredibly unique. Check out the video above for a demonstration.

How do I hire a Monster Hunter Rise palamute?

You can hire a palamute by speaking to Iori who runs the Buddy Scout facility at the village’s Buddy Plaza. Each new palamute will have different Buddy Skills, so you may want to experiment and find out which one works best for you and your approach to monster slaying.

how do I unlock DLC outfits for my palamute?

A monster hunter and a palamute are dressed in outfits based on Sonic The Hedgehog and Tails

Since its release, Monster Hunter Rise has received several special outfits collaborating with different games. You can find outfits from Monster Hunter Stories 2, Mega Man, Street Fighter, and now even Sonic The Hedgehog to unlock.

To find these, simply speak to Senri the mailman in the village plaza, and accept the recent quests for each item. Once you have beaten the specific quest, you will unlock the layered armour, allowing you to dress up your hunter and palamute in some snazzy new outits.

That’s everything we know about the Monster Hunter Rise palamute! To keep up to date with all the new releases, head over to our list with the biggest new Switch games of 2021.