The patch adding a Monster Hunter Rise Palamute is now live for Monster Hunter Stories 2, which also means we now know how to get one in the game. This is a free pupdate, so letting the game update when connected to the internet is the first step. After that, all someone has to do is make some significant game progress.
See, when it comes to figuring out how to get a Palamute, the key part is getting to a certain point in Monster Hunter Stories 2. (It isn’t too ruff.) Once you progress past the Lamure area and are able to take five-star quests, you’ll be able to start searching for one. The Quest Board will have a [Special] Throw Me a Bone quest that gives you three Palamute Ticket (R) and one Palamute Ticket (SR) for Co-op Expeditions to get one. (Melynx will also have them.) Give five Monster Bone+ and you’ll get the tickets.
Once you have the tickets, choose Local Play or Online Play to challenge the [Explore] Palamute Den five-star quest or [Explore] Palamute Home eight-star quest. (If you choose Local Play on the Switch, you can take on the quest without another player.) You then can use a Palamute Ticket (N), Palamute Ticket (R), or Palamute Ticket (SR) to start the expedition.
There are also actually multiple Palamutes. When you get a Palamute egg on a quest, you’ll see a simple version of the Kamura village icon on it in different colors. That signifies of the element for the Monstie inside. So you can get a general idea of what sort of damage it can do. However, once you hatch one, all Palamutes will only know both the Dash and Ivy Walls field skills. This means it could be a practical ally for exploration purposes.
Here’s a trailer showing off the Palamute in Monster Hunter Stories 2.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC, as is its free Palamute pupdate.