Palico Gadgets in Monster Hunter World (MHW) are used by Palicoes to heal the hunter, stun Monsters, provoke Monsters or other various effects. Palicoes can only have 1 Gadget equipped at a time, so you must choose what you will be needing on the Hunt. Below is a list of Gadgets in Monster Hunter World. Gadgets can be changed on your Palico by talking to him inside your home in Astera.


Palico Gadgets (MHW)


Name & Image Proficiency Effects How to Get
Vigorwasp Spray


(TIer 1) Vigorwasp Shower: The Palico will pull out a Vigorwasp and will home in on the Hunter, healing the Hunter upon arriving, releasing a cloud that restores health dependent on Proficiency level.

(Tier 2) Vigorwasp Station: The Palico will place a small Vigorwasp that, like the namesake, is stationary, letting the Hunter interact with it, releasing a restorative cloud dependent on Proficiency level.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Vigorwasp Revive: Once per quest or expedition, the Palico will automatically revive the Hunter when their health reaches zero, preventing them from carting.

Starting Equipment
Flashfly Cage


Allows Palico to place a trap that acts as a flash bomb. A shock trap is added to this after a certain proficiency is earned

(Tier 2) Thunderbug Cage: The Palico will place down a Shock Trap-like interactable that only large monsters can trigger, trapping the monster for a short time. Note that this trap does count for monsters' shock trap immunities, meaning continuous use will be less effective. Be careful of bringing this Palico Gadget when fighting Zinogre, as it can charge the monster. As with other traps, this is ineffective against elder dragons.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Boombug Cage: The Palico will place down a large net that can only be triggered by large monsters, causing an explosion and knocking the monster over when stepped on. If any other body part triggers the trap, it will result in a stagger.

Grimalkyne tribes sidequest in Ancient Forest


(Tier 1) Shieldspire Taunt: Allows Palico to guard attacks and draw attention to itself

(Tier 2) Shieldspire Bash: The Palico will proceed to taunt the monster. When the monster is close enough, it will bash the shield against the monster's head, dealing stun damage.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Shieldspire Stooge: The Palico will place down a scarecrow-like stooge that rattles, drawing the monster's full attention. Both monster and hunter attacks will decrease the amount of time that it is active, so be careful!

Grimalkyne tribes sidequest in Wildspire Waste

(Tier 1) The Palico will jump at the monster, stealing materials off of the monster.

(Tier 2) Palarang: The palico will throw the Plunderblade at the monster, making it drop a shiny that you can pick up.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Mount & Plunder: The Palico will mount the monster and repeatedly hit it, making it drop rare Trade-in items.

Grimalkyne tribes sidequest in Rotten Vale
Coral Orchestra

(Tier 1) Coral Cheerhorn: The Palico will pull out a large horn, blowing once a long "doot." This will only give defense, attack and some status buffs/resistances. It may even cure poison.

(Tier 2) Coral Cheerbongo: The Palico will pull out a large drum. It will use this drum by standing on top of it, and rhythmically pounding it with its feet. This will only give the other status resistances, most notionally stun resistance. May make your weapon perform more critical attacks.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Coral Sonicgong: The Palico will pull out a gong and hit it three times, making the monster flinch.

Grimalkyne tribes sidequest in Coral Highlands
Meowlotov Cocktail

(Tier 1) Allows Palico to throw bombs at monsters

(Tier 2) Rath-of-Meow: The Palico will use a shielded slinger to deal damage to the monster. It uses the Palico's weapon element.

(Tier 3) (available in master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-small_(1)Master Rank) Meowcano: The Palico will pull out a Roman Candle, drawing most of the monster's attention. This is effective as an anti-air Gadget.

Grimalkyne tribes (Gajalaka) sidequest in Elder's Recess
Tailraider Signal  -- This Palico Gadget made by the Boaboa lets you call Tailraiders by lighting a beacon. Any Lynians or Tailraiders nearby will come to your aid. Your Palico will only use it at your orders, and it is only usable in singleplayer. Unlock all other gadgets, then get the quest to hunt a Tempered Beotodus with Boaboa.


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    • Anonymous

      Should be mentioned that if you don't have Iceborne you only get 10 levels (the first 2 tiers) for each gadget.

      • Anonymous

        don't underestimate plunder blade the chances are tiny but you might end up getting gems or mantles once every 7-8 hunts.

        • Anonymous

          Does anyone know what a Palico with Vigorwasp Spray does when joining another hunter in a quest? I rarely see other hunter's Palicos, much less ever noticed one with Vigorwasp Spray. Does it revive the hunter if they faint? Hell, does it even heal them at all?

          • Anonymous

            The Flashfly cage 15 places a bomb net which makes a bit of dmg and trips the monster (not elder dragons). Shieldspire 15 will place a balloon with the shield on it on the field and agros the monster until it breaks. With the cocktail 15 your palico will hold a fireworkbarrel which will do constantly dmg to monsters in an area.

            • Anonymous

              Previous poster btw: I suggest adding 3 extra columns to the chart in order to show each tier of the gadget. Ex: Vigorwasp delivery, vigorwasp station, vigorwasp revival.

              • Anonymous

                Haven’t done all of them yet but: Plunderblade T3 lets your palico mount the monster and drop trade-in items, like the Bandit Mantle. Vigorwasp T3 revives you once when you die at ~15% hp. Coral Orchestra T3 is a gong that stuns monsters. Boaboa gadget doesn’t have to be equipped in a gadget slot and it allows you to summon tailraiders. This ability placed a beacon and then summons a lynian (either from the area or a friend’s) and a tailraider with it.

                • Anonymous

                  The new Plunderblade ability allows your Palico to mount a monster and jab at it, making it drop trade-in items.

                  • Hello, I am Kiyan1159. I will be attemting to flesh out the Palico Gadgets by adding to them whenever I gain new information and can confirm it. If you have a screenshot or recording of anything not currently listed in the wiki, please PM me and I'll look into confirming it and adding it in. Or you can do it yourself, either is fine. I hope to see the Palicos having a full guide. Thank you.

                    • Anonymous

                      One night I was drinking while playing. My Palico had the Meowlotov Cocktail (lvl 10). When I placed bombs on a monster my Palico placed a teeny tiny bomb with mine. I almost started crying because it was so adorable.

                      • Anonymous

                        plunderblade ultimate the palarang is great for dropping dragon pods and bomb pods during the xeno fight as a melee helps bring it back to ground.

                        • Anonymous

                          "Wrath Of Meow", Is The More Upgraded version Of The Meowlotov Cocktail.

                          (Saying This Because Last Time I Viewed This It Didn't Say)

                          • Anonymous

                            You can also Change your Palico's Gadget, as well as other gear, inside the Camp Tents at each camp when on a Quest or Expedition; not just in your home in Astera.

                            • Anonymous

                              The plunderblade has a chance of getting rare items from the monster so long as the specific part is broken. so if youre farming gems or plates, the plunderblade has a chance of getting them

                              • Anonymous

                                wander around the vale untill you see a Grimalkyne [mine was around the Odogaron's nest] it will run away and you can go to their hideaway, place raw meat outside the entrance and they will come out of their hideing, wait and they will give you the plunderblade, usually gives you carapaces, scales and other easy to get materials, good for unlocking the armor set withought actually killing the monster, normally gets up to 3-4 different things and grabs 3-4 materials each quest [unless a long fight] [when i tried on nergigante i got enough to make 1 part of the set from 3-4 failed attempts to kill it] [next tried on vaal hazek and i can make 1 part of that armor] easily get 1 part of the monsters armor withought actually killing it

                                • Anonymous

                                  You're missing the Meowlotov Cocktail, can't remember what quest its from but you have to find 10 gajalka doodles then find the gajalka hideout to get it.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    You do not have the Coral Orhestra here yet? Just got it other day from a coral optional 4 star called troubled troupers.

                                    Had to hunt 2 Tzitzi-ya-ku's gave 9000 z and the time limit was 50 minutes, hr 6 or higher max players 1.

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