Monster Hunter Rise has finally come out on PC and MH players will want to ensure that they pick the best Palico support type.

Capcom’s latest instalment in their renowned series has been available on Nintendo Switch since March 2021 but it has now joined Steam. And the consensus appears to be that the PC port is the superior version.

It’s an epic title that you can get lost in for dozens of hours, but – before you get started – you will want to pick the best possible feline companion.

What are Palicoes in Monster Hunter Rise?

Palicoes in Monster Hunter Rise are cat-like companions that assist you in-game.

You are only able to have one initially, but MH players can hire up to 35 after visiting the Buddy Plaza. This means that you won’t always have to stick with your initial choice as you can recruit other cute furry friends.

But, when starting your adventure for the very first time, you will want to pick the most suitable.

Monster Hunter Rise | Steam / PC Trailer

Monster Hunter Rise | Steam / PC Trailer

MH Rise Support types

Below are the possible support types that you can choose in MH Rise:

  • Healer
  • Assist
  • Fight
  • Bombardier
  • Gathering

Healer is pretty self-explanatory; it’s a companion that will restore the health of you and nearby allies in times of peril. As for Assist, this cat aims to help with support moves such as hindering the movement of monsters.

Fight is good for buffing the attacks of you and allies, meanwhile Bombardier lights up the battlefield with bombs. Lastly, Gathering is a support companion that finds valuable items.

What is the best Palico support type for Monster Hunter Rise?

The best Palico support type for Monster Hunter Rise is Healer if you’re a newcomer to the series.

As for returning fans, the first we recommend is either Fight or Assist. Fight because it helps with attacks in combat meanwhile Assist helps by setting traps that weaken beasts.

Away from the beginning of the game, the best support type overall is arguably Gathering. This is because it will get you more quality materials.

Check out the game’s wiki to see all of the moves for each Palico.

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