The Palico in Monster Hunter: World is not only your hunter’s steadfast companion, but it actually has a life of its own. Not only can you sometimes stumble across your friend’s Palicoes in the wild, but you can also send them out as a group to gather up things for you while you sleep. Or while you hunt, or capture monsters, or enhance your pet collection. Whatever you’re doing, your friends’ Palico squads can head out on what Capcom calls Tailraider Safaris.
How to Deploy a Tailraider Safari
Before you can deploy your friends Palicoes on Tailraider Safaris, you’ll have to progress to a certain place in the story. Shortly after reaching the Rotten Vale region, the Lynian Expert in the Research Base will tell you about Tailraider Safaris. These excursions into the regions of the world are done by Palicoes from hunters in your squad, hunters whose guild cards you’ve received, or players you’ve recently played with. Depending on the type of safari you embark on, you will have to spend Research Points to get started.
Each safari is made up of three Palicoes with different skill sets. You choose a destination for the group and it is advised that you match up the Palicoes skills with the type of gathering they will be doing. Keep an eye on the difficulty of each route’s section as denoted by the stars. The better your safari is matched up to the route, the better the rewards they will bring back.
Tailraider Safari Rewards
When your Palico team returns from the Tailraider Safari, you’ll be notified via a popup in the game. You can then head to your Housekeeper and choose the Tailraider Safari menu. The results of the excursion will be shown in the Rewards Box on the left and you can choose to claim or sell the items. Afterwards, you can dispatch another group of Palicoes on a Tailraider Safari.
This concept is a great way to supplement your item box and get more materials on a regular basis from your Palicoes. Of course, you’ll want to keep an eye on your Research Points so you don’t blow them all on these Tailraider Safaris. For more guides on where to find items and how to optimize your game experience, visit our Monster Hunter: World Guide Hub.