Palicoes

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Race Felynes
Roles Buffs, Debuffs, DPS, Gathering

Palicoes are a cat-like combat companion in Monster Hunter World. As hunters' reliable comrades out in the field, they specialize in a variety of offensive, defensive, and restorative support abilities. The hunter's Palico joins the Fifth Fleet with pride, as much a bona fide member of the Commission as any other hunter.

You only get one Palico. The one you customize during character creation will be the only companion Palico. Others will be in the Town or Players Housing but do not accompany the Hunter.

Palicoes are reliable comrades while out on the hunt. They'll support you in numerous ways during quests, from attacking monsters to utilizing useful gadgets.

Palicoes in MHW

  • Palicoes can be outfitted with Weapons and Armor that you make for them in Crafting
  • They can be leveled up according to traits and roles you wish for them to serve
  • In combat, they can support you with offensive and defensive maneuvers
  • They can serve as harvesting helpers for gathering Items in the wild
  • They can communicate with local wild cats and convince them to help hunters by setting traps
  • Only one Palico can be brought on a quest, but the Palico can temporarily recruit wild cats and small monsters to help. Sometimes another player's Palico can be encountered in the wild, and they will aid you--quite useful since they can also use Palico Gadgets.
  • Palicoes can be equipped with gadgets that give powerful bonuses on command
  • The max level for your Palico is 50 (Patch 6.02)
  • The max level of Tailraider Unity is 10. (Patch 6.02)

Palico Gadgets

All Palico Gadgets have two stages and your Palico will use their gadgets semi-frequently on their own. After levelling a gadget to lv5, an icon will appear in your quickbar to use the first stage at the player's command e.g to place a flashfly cage. After reaching lv10 with a gadget, a second icon will become available allowing you to use the second stage of the gadget on command. This can be useful to place things like vigorwasp stations or shock traps shortly before a fight. Gadget proficiency level cap has raised from 10 to 15 since patch 6.02.

  • Vigorwasp Spray: The Palico pulls out a vigorwasp and rides it towards the hunter. It then explodes, healing the hunter. When leveled up, the Palico can also deploy a stationary vigorwasp, like one found in the wild.
    • Acquired by: Starter Gadget.
  • Flashfly Cage: The Palico pulls out a cage with a flashfly in it. The hunter can then hit the cage to create a large flash. Very useful for fighting flying wyverns like Rathalos or Legiana. When leveled up, the Palico can deploy an electric shock trap. Beware, overuse of traps and flashes will cause a monster to become resistant.
    • Acquired by: Bugtrapper Clan Quest in Ancient Forest.
  • Shieldspire: The Palico pulls out a shield with a face on it. The Palico then taunts the monster into attacking it while using the shield to stay alive. The next ability of the Shieldspire is a shield bash which can stagger and stun a monster if it hits.
    • Acquired by: Protector Quest in Wildspire Waste.
  • Coral Orchestra: The Palico pulls out a Coral Instrument. The Palico then plays one of several songs that applies a buff (e.g. Attack Up, Defense Up, Bleeding Resistance, Stamina Drain Down).  Upon levelling up the Palico gains access to a second instrument with some improved buffs, such as the ability to negate environmental damage from lava, giving the player the earplug effect, divine protection or stun resistance/negation.
    • Acquired by: Troupper Quest in Coral Highlands.
  • Plunderblade: The Palico pulls out a Plunderblade and snatches items from monsters (e.g. scales, fangs ...). Items snatched this way go directly to the Palico inventory and will be received at the end of the quest or expedition. Upon levelling up, the Palico is able to throw the Plunderblade. If this thrown blade hits a monster, the monster will drop an item, which may be either an appropriate scale or talon, or a slinger ammo e.g Piercing pods.
    • Acquired by:  Plunderer Quest in Rotten Vale.
  • Meowlatov Cocktail: The Palico pulls out a ceramic pot and throws it at monster causing it to explode and deal damage. The upgraded version has your Palico roll around with a small cannon and shield. These attacks can easily stagger large monsters.
    • Acquired by: Gajalaka Quest in Elder's Recess.

Palico Gallery

 

 Palico Weapons in Monster Hunter World (MHW) are used by Palicoes to attack and deal damage to Monsters. Palico Weapons are handled a bit different than player Weapons and there are much fewer to choose from. Below is a list of Palico Weapons in Monster Hunter World.

 

Palico Weapons (MHW)

 

 

Name Rarity mhw-attack mhw-attack-type mhw-element-damage mhw-affinity mhw-elderseal mhw-defense_s

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Felyne Acorn Spade

1 2 2 Severing None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Bone Hammer

1 4 2 Blunt None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Jag Gunhammer

1 5 3 Blunt None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Kulu Lute

1 3 5 Blunt None 10%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Pukei Bow

2 4 6 Blunt mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison 80 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Iron Sword

2 2 4 Severing None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Barroth Mace

2 12 8 Blunt None -20%   +5

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Jyura Sword

2 7 6 Severing mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater 100 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Kadachi Fork

2 6 5 Severing mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder 140 10%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Anja Bonehammer

3 14  12  Blunt mhw-fire-damage_s Fire 160  -30%   

Felyne_Azure_Star_Baton
Felyne Azure Star Baton

3 10 6 Blunt mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater 140 20%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Rathian Rapier

3 10 8 Severing mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison 90 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Lumu Pawpads

3 10 12 Blunt None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Baan Ball

3 10 8 Blunt Sleep 55 0%   +5

name-palico-weapon

Kitty-of-the-Valley Rod

3 10 8 Blunt mhw-paralysis-status-effectParalysis 55 0%   -

Felyne_Watcher_Grinder
Felyne Watcher Grinder

3 14 8 Severing mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder 160 -20%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Legiana Sword

4 8 8 Severing mhw-ice-damage_s Ice 180 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Garon Chainblade

4 11 11 Severing None 30%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Rathalos Blade

4 16 14 Severing mhw-fire-damage_sFire 120 10%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Diablos Hammer

4 18 10 Blunt None 20%   +10

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Deathgear Scythe

4 16 14 Severing mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon 130 0%  Low -

High Rank

  Rarity mhw-attack  mhw-attack-type mhw-element-damage mhw-affinity mhw-elderseal mhw-defense_s

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Acorn Spade Alpha

5 25 14  Severing None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Bone Hammer Alpha

5 30 10 Blunt None 0%   -

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Felyne Bone Hammer

5 32 12 Blunt None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Kulu Lute Alpha

5 26 12 Blunt None 20%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Pukei Bow Alpha

5 30 22 Blunt mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison 90 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Iron Sword Alpha

5 20 18 Severing None 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Barroth Mace Alpha

5 36 20 Blunt None -20%   +10

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Jyura Sword Alpha

5 32 18 Severing mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater 140 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Kadachi Fork Alpha

5 30 14 Severing mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder 180 10%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Anja Bonehammer Alpha

5 40 28 Blunt mhw-fire-damage_sFire 300 -30%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Rathian Rapier Alpha

5 46 21 Severing mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison105 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Baan Ball Alpha

5 48 19 Blunt Sleep 75 0%   +16

name-palico-weapon

Kitty-of-the-Valley Rod Alpha

5 44 23 Blunt mhw-paralysis-status-effectParalysis 75 0%   -

felyne_aloha_ukulele_alpha
Felyne Aloha Ukulele Alpha

5 38 32 Blunt mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater 210 0% -- --

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Zorah Puppet Alpha

6 25 12 Severing Blast 30 0%   +5

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Garon Chainblade Alpha

6 46 27 Severing None 30%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Diablos Hammer Alpha

6 60 20 Blunt None -20%   -

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Jack-o’-Lantern

3 14 12 Blunt mhw-fire-damage_sFire 120 0%   --

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Jack-o’-Lantern α

6 44 36 Blunt mhw-fire-damage_sFire 240 0% -- --

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Snowcat Bell Alpha

6 50 40 Blunt mhw-ice-damage_sIce 200 0% -- --

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Uragaan Ironslab Alpha

7 55 25 Blunt mhw-fire-damage_sFire 150 0%   +25

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Bazel Mace Alpha

7 52 30 Blunt Blast 40 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Deathgear Scythe Alpha

7 45 26 Severing mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon 60 0% Low -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Gajalaka Sword Alpha

7 50 40 Severing None 20%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Nergigante Hammer Alpha

8 70 16 Blunt mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon 260 0% High -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Daora's Wand Alpha

8 56 32 Severing mhw-ice-damage_sIce 200 10%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Kaiser Mace Alpha

8 58 26 Blunt Blast 45 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Hazak Sword Alpha

8 60 26 Severing Dragon 220 0% Average -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Godsblade Zapurr Alpha

8 42 25 Severing Thunder 350 0%   -

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Xeno Bouquet Alpha

8 55 40 Severing Dragon 180 10% Low -

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Gold Chocobo Rod Alpha

8 40 55 Blunt mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon 360 0% Average +20

felyne_samurai_sword_alpha
Felyne Samurai Sword Alpha

8 70 20 Severing -- 10% -- --

felyne_kulve_fan_alpha
Felyne Kulve Fan Alpha

8 60 50 Blunt None 0%   30

felyne_eliza_parasol_alpha
Felyne Eliza Parasol Alpha

8 65 16 Severing Blast 35 0% -- --

Mega_buster_alpha
Mega Buster Alpha

6 40 40 Blunt None 0%   -

felyne_vangis_mace_alpha
Felyne Vangis Mace Alpha

7 65 22 Blunt mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon 180 -20%  High

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Star Mic Stand

7 56 44 Blunt Thunder 270 0% -- --

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Butterfly Wand

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name-palico-weapon

Felyne Snowcat Bell

3 16 10 Blunt Ice 140  0% -- --

felyne_aloha_ukulele_alpha

Felyne Aloha Ukulele

3 12 10 Blunt Water (120)  0% -- --

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Star Mic Stand Alpha

 7 56 44 Blunt 270 Thunder   0% - -

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Lava Mace Alpha

?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Butterfly Wand Alpha

5 48 18 Blunt 70 Paralysis 0% -- +10

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Legiana Sword Alpha

?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Lumu Pewpads Alpha

?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Jag Gunhammer Alpha

?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

name-palico-weapon

Felyne Rathalos Blade

?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

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F Expedition Wedge +
 mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

9 30 50 Severing None 0% -- --


felyne-beo-board-mhw-wiki-guide
Felyne Beo Board+
 mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

9 30 40 Blunt Ice 200 0% -- --

f-tigrex-whammer-mhw-wiki-guide
F Tigrex Whammer+
 mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

9 60 30 Blunt None -20% -- --

f-golden-gadget-alpha-plus-mhw-wiki-guide
F Golden Gadget +
mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

 11 110 40 Blunt  150 Thunder -15% - -

name-palico-weapon
Felyne Wiggler Pot Alpha +
 mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

10 70 30 Blunt Water Resistance 180 0% - -

 




    • Anonymous

      16 Oct 2019 19:10  

      Coral Orchestra and Meowlatov are the most useful gadgets. Ideally, have one of each in duo hunts. Orchestra, more reliably at higher levels it seems, tends to outfit you with buffs depending on the monster you're fighting (poison resistance against Pukei Pukei, paralysis resistance against Great Girros, etc), negate environment hazards while in Rotten Vale's lower floors, and commonly Divine Blessing, Earplugs, and Adrenaline. The new Iceborne upgrade gives a gong that also acts as a screamer pod. Meowlatov is pure damage, plain and simple. It can break parts, stun monsters, and even adds an extra bomb when you place your barrels. Middle tier are Plunderblade and Shieldspire. Plunderblade is great when you're farming for materials, and Iceborne upgrades it to allow you to get trade items as well, making it useful for money farming. Shieldspire draws monsters attention away, which is only good for a hit or two, because the Palico can't tank monsters for squat, especially at higher levels. It gives you a moment to breathe, which may save you a carting. Bottom of the barrel, definitely beginner material, is Vigorwasp and Flashfly cage. For Vigorwasp, you have Spray and Delivery. Spray plants a stationary vigorwasp that you can heal from, while Delivery makes the Palico bring a vigorwasp to you. Problem with those is that the stationary nature of the Spray typically plants it in an unfortunate location, usually under a monster's feet (where the Palico has been fighting) or on the other side of an area. And Delivery is too slow to rely on, both in travel time (the Palico brings it to you from wherever the Palico is when it decides to use it) and in its activation (the Palico only uses it when you're at less than half health, if at all), and when you need healing NOW, a potion is going to save you far more than this ever will. It CAN save you a mega potion, if any of it works, but is far, far from reliable. Even less useful, is the Flashfly Cage. The cage is stationary, and if the monster isn't facing it, it is entirely useless. The trap is also inconvenient as the Palico will place them wherever it feels like it, so if you're luring a monster under a trap, it's likely to get caught somewhere else and ruin your plan. The trap is also entirely useless against elder dragons, but your Palico will still waste time placing them. It's also important to note that the more you use both the cage and the trap, the less effective they will be, including your own Flash Pods and traps.

      • Anonymous

        05 Aug 2019 17:21  

        kinda useful early to midgame, and late game this f'cker spends most of the hunts napping after a KO or healing themselves

        • Anonymous

          25 May 2019 22:53  

          Is there a way to check your palicoe's items he picks up before you head to camp so when you're gathering items you know that you have the amount you need

          • Anonymous

            14 Nov 2018 21:48  

            Woah, I really want this game now! I saw my younger friend play it and now I'm really interested. Do you think "Lucinda" (for a girl) or "Mosi" (for a boy) would be good Palico names?

            • Anonymous

              01 Mar 2018 07:36  

              anyone know a detailed guide of all/any the palico menus? I'm newish to the game and I have no idea about them but I'm guessing it's fairly importaint...

              • Anonymous

                19 Feb 2018 22:07  

                I once saw my Palico (who i named after my long dead cat) carry a cannonball and load it with me in a cannon during the Zorah event.
                And then man up a turrent and shooting the everloving crap out of said dragon afterwards.

                Give or take, that was so badass that i always give my Palico the best gear i can craft.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Jan 2018 18:00  

                  is there a way so get your palico to accompany you and two of your friends. while me and my friends were playing together, our palicos were not with us. it kind of defeats the purpose of playing with other people since your palico can be extremely useful

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Jan 2018 08:46  

                    Is it really you can only have one Palico? I've seen videos with people have 2 or 3 of them while fighting and they are not playing with other players.

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