Monster Hunter Rise – How to Pet the Dog (Palamute)

The idea of ​​being able to pet dogs in video games has essentially become a meme in recent years. Many games have recently added this feature, using varying degrees of it. Sometimes it might just be a random dog that you come across once in a game, but Monster Hunter Rise gives you the opportunity to pet your canine companion known as Palamute throughout the game. How to do this, however, is not so obvious. That is why we created this guide to tell you how to pet the dog in Monster Hunter Rise.

How to stroke the dog (palamute)

Palicoes were previously featured in the series as your hunter’s cat companions to aid you in battle. Monster Hunter Rise now takes it one step further and not only gives you the returning Palico, but also the new Palamute who is a dog. You’re free to create the looks and everything of this dog, so of course you’ll want the chance to pet him and reward him for his good work in battle.

To do this, make sure that you are not in combat and all as we do not want to try this with enemies. Stand next to your Palamute and press right or left on the D-Pad to toggle between a number of options available to you. Whoever you want to select here simply says “wait”. Do this as soon as you see him.


This will put your Palamute in place so you can lead your hunter over to them and choose from one of three options that appear on the screen. Press A to stroke your palamute here. Pressing X will shake them too, while pressing Y will pamper them. This is just something small that needs to be included in the game, but it’s still cool to have.

Monster Hunter Rise is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Also take a look at all the other guides that you can find here as well.

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