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|
(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) Vigorwasp Revive: Once per quest or expedition, the Palico will automatically revive the Hunter when their health reaches zero, preventing them from carting.
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) 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) 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) 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|
(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) Coral Sonicgong: The Palico will pull out a gong and hit it three times, making the monster flinch.
|Grimalkyne tribes sidequest in Coral Highlands|
(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) 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.|