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New Monster Hunter XX scans reveal a new rage mode for Massacre Demon Diablos, the return of Nerscylla and Gravios, all new Hunter Arts, and new Palico Skills!

Info from the Latest Famitsu Scans via BannedLagiacrus

Hidden Haze Malfestio
*This Malfestio is able to turn invisible, allowing it to sneak up on foes easily.
*Much like Chameleos and Gypceros, Hidden Haze Malfestio is well known for stealing items from hunters.
*It is said that it loves to steal healing items, such as Potions and Energy Drinks.

Massacre Demon Diablos
*Though it has a Rage Mode, Massacre Demon Diablos actually has a second Rage Mode.
*This state can be called the Massacre Charging State (Japanese 狂暴走状態).

Nerscylla and Gravios
*Nerscylla and Gravios are confirmed for MHXX! They aren’t much different from what we remembered in previous games.
*Basarios is likely back too since its icon appears on one of the cases for MHXX.

Hunter Arts
*Great Sword - Moon Breaker (Japanese ムーンブレイク): A powerful attack that sends the hunter spinning in the air with the Great Sword, in a moon crescent like shape, and performing a deadly slash.
*Long Sword - Devil’s Blade (Japanese 妖刀羅刹): The Long Sword gains an attack buff at the cost of a hunter’s health constantly decreasing. If the hunter hits a target, they’ll regain their health with each attack.
*Sword and Shield - Blade Oil Chaos (Japanese 混沌の刃薬): Puts all Blade Oil types on Sword and Shield at once. Even with this art, you can still add more blade oil on the weapon.
*Dual Blades - Rasenzan (Japanese ラセンザン): A special leaping strike combo that can deal more damage than usual if a hunter aims for the weakspot of a monster.
*Hammer - Impact’s Pulse (Japanese インパクトプルス): A special art that surrounds the hammer in a glow. This art increases the range of the hammers impact with each attack.
*Hunting Horn - High Animato (Japanese アニマートハイ): This art allows for the Hunting Horn to play songs by just evading attacks, even evading in the middle of melodies for buffs.
*Lance - Healing Guard (Japanese 治癒の盾): An AoE healing art. While guarding with the weapon, hunters will heal themselves and fellow teammates in an area as they do so.
*Gunlance - AA Flare (Japanese AAフレア): A Hunter Art that specializes in knocking monsters out of the air. Hunters will fire of their shots in the air before performing a powerful wyvernfire in the air.
*Switch Axe - Tempest Axe (Japanese テンペストアクス): This art strengthens the Switch Axe’s Axe Mode and makes the attacks in this mode quicker. This art also grants the Axe Mode some new attacks as well.
*Charge Blade - Chain Saucer (Japanese チェインソーサー): A Charge Blade art that fills up the phials for the weapon.
*Insect Glaive - Bug Senses Intensification (Japanese 覚蟲強化): The art increases the mobility of Kinsects, but also increases the amount of stamina they use.
*Bow - Strength of an Anchor (Japanese 身躱し射法): Allows for hunters to fire arrows at a monster as they evade backwards.
*Light Bowgun - Charge Shot (Japanese チャージショット): This hunter art allows for hunters to fire all LV1 shots in a powerful single shot.
*Heavy Bowgun - Heavy Slicing Shots (Japanese 射突型裂孔弾): These are more powerful versions of the Slicing Shots. These shots can cut off parts much more easily, compared to normal ones, due to their specially customized shells.

Prowlers
*Prowlers have a new skill that allows them to use a Farcaster.
*Prowlers have a new skill that allows them to burrow underground and perform a surprise attack with their weapon.
*These cats can place down cannons and fire themselves from them in order to attack monsters.
*This gives them a chance to deal mounting damage to the monster.
*Prowlers have a new skill that allows them to roll objects at foes, dealing impact damage.
*Support Prowlers have a horn that activates the SP State for a skill now.
*Prowlers can now set a Healing Fountain down.
*These support cats have a special skill that grants fellow teammates many resistances to certain statuses, such as Stun.

077-TROPHAWN [trophy-fawn]
-Ghost
-The Antlers Pokemon
-Ability: Battle Armor/Intimidate - Weak Armor(HA)
-Dex: “This pokemon is said to be a soul attached to the bones of its own corpse. it wanders aimlessly around the same place its life ended, with its eerie yellow eyes shining in the dark. If this are seen in the dark, they are said to make travelers lose their way”
    -Horn Attack
    -Headbutt
    -Shadow Sneak
    -Confuse Ray

–>Evolves with Fire Stone<–

078-WENDIGLOW [Wendigo-Glow]
-Ghost/Fire
-The Carcass Pokemon
-Ability: Battle Armor/Intimidate- Flame Body(HA)
-Dex: “Said to be formed from the remains of a hunted pokemon, WENDIGLOW hides deep in the forests and swamps searching for the ones who ended its life Its body is made from flames and bones, yet its nevers burns out or consumes itself..”
-Moveset:
    -Flare Blitz
    -Shadow Bone
    -Megahorn
    -Will-o-Wisp

Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth, and it is for that reason that the House colours were chosen: yellow represented wheat, while black was emblematic of soil. The Hufflepuff points hourglass contains yellow diamonds.

Imagine

***Omg so as I was doing my laundry I was folding a couple pairs of lacy underwear and though “hmmm I wonder how each of the guys would react to seeing or finding a fancy pair of their s/o’s underwear. So I wrote a scenario for each. I would also like to say 1.)  if there are any grammar mistakes I’m sorry, I was typing fast so I could finish this and go to bed. 2.) Gladio and Ignis have a little more in them and I’m sorry Noctis and Prompto aren’t as “flirty” I guess within the scenarios, but I just imagined those two being a little more innocent so to speak? I dunno but anyway I hope y’all enjoy! ***

Noctis: You were laying down, the pain in your hip slowly subsiding, but still there. You and the boys had just gotten through a battle with a behemoth. And while you were all victorious, not everyone was unscathed. Unfortunately, that “everyone” was really just you. While the boys got cuts and bruises, you got a rather gnarly gash in your side, just above your pelvis. As you were dodging one of the monster’s attacks, his horn sliced your side. It was more of a superficial wound, but that didn’t mean it bled any less. Noctis walked into the tent to check on you. “How are you feeling?” He said kneeling down next to you, a look of concern on his face.

               “Like a million gil of course.” You replied, attempting to sit up. Noctis reached his arms behind your back and gave you a lift so you didn’t have to strain yourself. “My clothes are covered in blood though.” You said looking down at yourself. The blood not only stained your shirt, but it seeped into the side of your pants and presumably your underwear.

               “Do you have a change of clothes in your bag?” Your prince asked glancing over his shoulder to your backpack which was near the front of the tent. “Yeah I should. Can you get it for me?” He turned and reached for the sack and handed it to you. Opening it, you took out the several potions and bangles you carried. “Ah here we go,” You said, getting to the bottom of the purse. You pulled out a clean blue top, a pair of pants, a sports bra, but also a pair of dark pink lacy underwear. From the corner of your eye you could see Noct’s face turning red as he released a cough and looked away. You looked at him and glanced back down to the panties. “Sir, are these making you blush?” You grinned.

               “Wh-what no of course not.” He stammered.  You leaned over and gave him a quick peck on the cheek, “It’s okay. You would have seen them eventually.” You whispered playfully and he released a chuckle, shaking his head. “You’re a mess.” He said, returning your peck with a kiss on the lips.

               “We both are.” You said after pulling away and giving him a warm smile.

Prompto:  It wasn’t until you had gotten out of the shower that you realized you had forgotten your clothes and towel on your bed. “Shit” you whispered to yourself. You and the boys were sharing a hotel room in Lestallum for the night, and while Gladio, Noctis, and Ignis had decided to go to the market, Prompto was still in the room, so walking out naked was not an option. Sure you two flirted back and forth, and sure something was probably there, but you weren’t going to find out by walking out and strutting your stuff. Opening the door open you popped your head out. “Prompto are you there?” You called out. “Yeah Y/N.” The boy responded, “Is everything okay?”  

               “Yeah nothing is wrong!” You assured him, “But, um, I left my things on the bed can you bring them to me?” You could hear Prompto’s boots hit the carpet, “Yeah no problem!” You poked your head out a little further and could see him jogging to your bed. He was at the bed now and he went to grab your items but stopped. A look of confusion spread across your face as he stood there for a couple seconds and you realized; your underwear was sitting on top of the pile. Your eye grew wide and your cheeks began to turn read as you stared at the lacy blue panties. Oh gods you thought to yourself. “Oh my gosh Prompto I am so sorry.” You blurted out. Your voice seemed to bring the boys back to reality as he clumsily grabbed the pile. “N-no its okay!” He awkwardly laughed while flashing a smile. He handed you the clothes, “Besides, blue is my favorite color! And I’m sure they look really good on you!” The way he said the word “really” which was slow and drawn out gave you butterflies. Your eyes widened as did his. He was just trying to be nice, but he also didn’t think before he spoke. “O-oh gosh. Th-that’s not what I meant.” He stammered, “Not that you wouldn’t look hot, because you look good in anything! And blue is my favorite color, but I d-didn’t…”

               “Prompto!” You laughed, “It’s fine. Thanks for the clothes.” You said, quickly shutting the door behind you. Once the door was shut you leaned back and tried to process the events that had occurred. Although it may have been awkward you couldn’t find yourself not smiling and your heart fluttering in your chest.

Gladiolus: It was your turn for date night and rather than going out like you two always did, you decided instead to invite Gladio over and cook for him. This would also be the first time he would be coming over to your apartment. Sure you two had been together for a couple months but you normally did not let anyone come over. The apartment was your own personal space and you wanted to keep it that way; that was until you met Gladio and you wanted to show him every part of your life. You had straightened everything up and the smell of the pasta you were cooking filled the air. You were in a simple green dress and your hair braided down your back. A little makeup, nothing much since it was just going to be the two of you. You heard a knock at the door and when you opened it, Gladio was standing there with a confident smile and a bouquet of flowers. “Hey.” He smiled.

               “Hi.” Was all you could muster. He was in his normal attire; a leather pants, boots, and a leather jacket, this time however with a shirt underneath.  “Are those for me?” You asked, gesturing to the roses in his hands.

               “Yeah they are,” He replied handing them to you, “Roses are still your favorite right?” He asked, with a hint of nervousness in his voice. You gave him a quick kiss on the cheek and reassured him, “Yes they are.” He let out a sigh of relief and stepped into your home.

               “Nice place ya got here.” He said, waltzing around the living room. “And what is that smell?” He asked, closing his eyes and taking in a deep breath.

               “Spaghetti.” You said to him from the kitchen, where you were putting your flowers in a vase. Gladio walked into the kitchen and glanced around at everything. “You want a tour of the rest of the place?” You asked him. The giant was rummaging through all your drawers and opening the cabinets. “Sure.” He said while intently looking inside your fridge. You showed him the bathroom and spare bedroom and then your own. “Well this is it!” You said opening it for a brief moment before beginning to close the door. “Oh no, I don’t think so.” Gladio said, easily pushing past you, “I want to see your room.” You heaved a sigh and sat on the bed as he walked around. He opened your closet for a moment and released and “hm” as he shut the door. Your vanity had all your makeup on top and he noticed the large collection of lipsticks. “You think you have enough?” He chuckled, looking at your collection. You laughed and replied, “A woman can never have enough lipstick.”

               He continued on and opened the top drawer of your dresser; your underwear drawer. “No need to go through everything!” You said, hopping off your bed and dashing over to him. He turned around with a pair of red satin panties held up in front of him, giving you a devilish grin. You snatched the garments out of his hand and went to put them back in the drawer. “No need to hide them,” He growled, stepping in front of you. “Gladiolus Amicitia step out of my wa…” You were cut off by the man throwing your over his shoulder and heading for the bed. “Gladdy!” You yelped as he threw you down. The man leaned down and passionately kissed you. You threw your arms around his neck but broke away to say, “Babe, what about dinner?” He looked into your eyes and smirked, “How about we just go straight for dessert?”

Ignis: The pond you all had passed on the way to the haven was not too far away and your party had decided to set up camp early. You still had plenty of daylight left to make your journey to the pond, swim, and be back before nightfall. “Hey,” you said getting the boy’s attention, “I’m going to take a little hike. I’ll be back before the sun goes down.” All of the boys nodded their heads and said okay; all except for Ignis, who looked a little concerned. You grabbed your bag and began your trek back towards the water. It was only about a mile down the road until you came to a small pond. The water was clear and while it wasn’t as big as a lake, it was perfect for a swim. You wiggled out of your pants and threw off your shirt before walking into the water. Your skin was instantly cooled and you quickly submerged yourself, feeling as though all your sins were being washed away.  Coming back up for air, you leant backwards and floated for a while. You were still floating when you heard something. You quickly stood up in the water and listened closer. The sound of footsteps was getting closer and you quickly swam to the shore and ran to your bag to grab your bow.

               “Who’s there!” You yelled.

               “Y/N?” replied a voice. It took you a second to recognize who it was. “Ignis?” You called out. The man appeared around the bend of the pathway that had led you here. He saw you and stopped dead in his tracks. You could see the color in his cheeks rising and he coughed and looked away. You were still only in your bra and underwear. “Oh please, you’ve seen this before.” You said.

               “That doesn’t matter. You allowed me to see you then. I didn’t realize you were swimming half dressed.” The young man spoke, still looking away. You couldn’t help but smile. You both kept your fling a secret from the other boys in order to keep things from being complicated, but in all honesty they probably knew. “Ignis if you don’t like what you see you can just say so.” You said. The young man released a sigh and sauntered over to you. “My dear, I love everything I see. Even down to those black lacy undergarments you are torturing me with.” You let out a laugh as he looked you in the eyes. He bent down to kiss you but you backed away. “You have to get in if you want a kiss.” You teased, taking a few steps back into the water.

               “My dear, why must you be so trying?” Ignis replied while at the same time beginning to undo his shirt buttons.

The Mother of All Last Guardian Theories

(SPOILER ALERT)

As many fans of Team Ico’s work begin to complete the long awaited Last Guardian, there is one common point of contention. Who is “the last guardian?” Theories usually involve either the boy (no given name) or the beast, Trico, as the titular guardian.  This theory seeks to offer an alternative, and to do it, we must venture back to the very beginning, “The Shadow of the Colossus.”

Now you may be thinking and may be getting ready to burn houses down for this claim. Ico came first in terms of game release, but this theory will present a timeline that argues the true timeline begins with Shadow of the Colossus, then Ico, and ends with the Last Guardian. At the beginning of Shadow of the Colossus, the character Mono is condemned to a “cursed fate,” but this fate is not directly spelled out. For this cursed fate, she is sacrificed, much to her love Wander’s chagrin. Thus the events of the game ensue and culminate in Mono’s resurrection utilizing the power of Dormin, the resident demon dealmaker. The sages who condemned Mono to sacrifice arrive just in time to witness the deal take place. Wander is possessed by Dormin and transformed into a horned beast and attacks, sending them fleeing and destroying the bridge connecting the forbidden land and the rest of the lands that hold countless villages.

But as we know, this is not the end for Wander, Mono,…and Dormin (also Agro). Wander is transformed into a horned child and left in the care of the now resurrected Mono. Both have been touched by Dormin’s power, and when Wander comes of age, the two lovers can finally bear children. Mono, having been given new life in an almost complete sense, has not aged drastically and mothers many children. They are blessed a large family of sons, no daughters…yet. Many of these children are adorned with the horns of their father, though some appear as normal humans. Eventually, their children are numerous enough to free the entire family from the forbidden land and venture back to the home of their father and mother.

But they are not welcomed with open arms. The sages, now in their twilight years, see the almost eternally young Mono and her horn-bearing family and decry her as a servant of the demon Dormin. They declare that the horns mark the evil ones and cast her and all her progeny from the land. With still a large number of hands to work, the family finds a new home near the sea and construct an ornate castle that can house them all. Years pass, and Wander continues to age until he is no more, yet he leaves her with one final gift, their first daughter named Yorda. Yet Mono discovers that she has barely aged at all. The life given to her by Dormin seems to be near immortality. And as her children begin to age and die around her, she can feel herself only living longer. It’s as if their deaths force her to live longer and longer with less family to share it with. She decides that the children she has born without horns should leave her. She will undoubtedly outlive them. Perhaps they can have families of their own without ever being found out to be of a womb touched by a demon.

All things wither with age, and in this case, it is Mono’s compassion. She becomes jaded, beginning to abandon the love of her family to seek only the power to live longer and longer. She begins to sacrifice her remaining horned children, draining them of the life they have left to extend hers. Meanwhile, those sons who returned to villages began to sire heirs of their own, but some of these children now express the trait lying dormant within them. The influence of Dormin is shown in the horns that sprout from the young ones’ heads. The new sages, having been warned by those of the past, recognize Dormin’s touch instantly and condemn these children to a new “cursed fate”. They are brought to their familial castle and are left in the clutches of the castle’s queen, Queen Mono the Undying.

As Yorda ages within the confines of the castle, she is shown to have received a different mark of Dormin, her magic. Through her touch, she can bend the castle to her needs just as her mother could. Queen Mono realizes that if the sacrifice of her horned sons could prolong her life, the sacrifice of her daughter could bring about something greater, the end of her life as it was, the end of her cursed fate. If she could become Yorda, perhaps she might no longer feel the sting of her own existence. She may not die and may in fact truly live forever, but she could now live as Yorda, a new being filled with the same power she had but not the stigma of her name. This incites the events of Ico. Queen Mono is slain, and though her plan fails, she is finally free.

Yorda returns with the now hornless Ico to his village and is immediately met with fear and shock from the sages. A horned child has not only returned but has brought along a girl with clear magical potential. Could she be an emissary of the queen, coming to declare war in the name of the demon Dormin? No. She immediately explains in the archaic tongue, a language they alone understand through studies of the ancient texts, that she has seen the wicked influence of Dormin’s hand in her family. She wishes it eradicated and vows to aid them in exchange for Ico’s life. She intends to destroy every other branch of her family tree, but she cannot part with the one member that has shown her kindness. A deal is struck, and Yorda uses her magical power to construct a being of her own energy, an immaculate machine whose sole function is to seek out the remaining children who hold Dormin’s influence within them and exterminate them.

It has been generations since those without horns had dispersed to other villages, and none of their descendants show the horns that clearly indicated Dormin, and those who had had already been sacrificed to the queen. But a piece of him remains within them, and Yorda’s creation can see it. She places the magical device within a dormant volcano, its natural walls protecting the device and stopping any chance of escape for those sent there to die. The machine is given soldiers to protect it and staff its vast workings, and Yorda herself takes up residence within to power the device throughout her life and eternally through her remains. The machine co-opts the winged creatures known as Trico, their avian qualities reminding Yorda of the only creatures she has ever come into contact with other than humans, doves. They are sent out, driven by the magic of the machine to collect the children who unwittingly harbor the demon Dormin, blessed with eyes that can see even the tiniest shred of the demon’s soul. The land surrounding the machine is given the name The Nest, the resting place for the Trico and what will be the final resting place of Dormin once all of the children are collected. The machine then is given the name The Master of the Valley, as its power commands all that lives within the earth walls. Yorda spends her days with a mirror in her hand, gazing at herself and constantly dealing with the decision she has made. She will end her familial line to save the world from a demon. She is seen so frequently with the mirror that it is placed on her sarcophagus following her death.

And here we have the story of The Last Guardian. A nameless boy, a child of Dormin, uses one of the machine’s own servants to destroy it. Without the machine, there is no one left to continue Yorda’s work. Any remnants of Dormin that are left in the world may continue to blossom and grow. Even the boy protagonist himself has the potential to facilitate Dormin’s return. So we now bring you to the answer to the question “Who is the Last Guardian?”.  It is the Master of the Valley, the magical machine designed to guard against Dormin’s return. Congratulations, you’re the bad guy.

((All images are credited to their original owners and were used expressly for visual aid. We did not create any of the images, only the theory for which we utilized them. Thank you))

I’ll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I’ll be the bright, in black that’s makin’ you run.
And we’ll feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you had a doubt,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

Older neon boyfriends, maybe?
[Tattoos partially inspired by inverted-typo’s Neon AU, partially just symbolic]

anonymous asked:

Do you see Chess as your aunt?

“What’s with all these outlandish claims and rumours going about? Surely, a certain Seventh Progenitor hasn’t been gossiping now, has he?”

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SO MY BOYFRIEND @amazingbagel IS THE BEST BOYFRIEND EVER.

I have been grinding for a nice Hidden Harmonic relic horn for awhile now with absolutely no luck.

I accidentally left my 3DS at his place so WHAT DID HE DO??
He woke up at 3am and grinded for HOURS and called me to wake me up and have me rush over so he could surprise me.

This horn has the same attack and songs as the Gog horn I’ve been running, but with no negative affinity, a defense buff, great sharpness with my set, and a sweet amount of poison status to boot. And with the one slot it has he gemmed out shortsprinter.
AND. IT’S LIGHT BLUE. IT’S FRIGGIN LIGHT BLUE IT’S PERFECT AND I LOVE THIS THING SO MUCH IT IS MY NEW TREASURE

“Attack of the Taer” by Daniel Horne, his first cover for Dragon magazine No. 109, TSR, May 1986.  I always assumed that was a balding yeti, but taers are a humanoid race from the Monster Manual II that secrete a foul smelling oil to protect them from cold.

“Enemy Giants Attacking”- soundtrack. Action, energetic music for films, action scene videos: (fight, battle),  TV and film production, audiobooks, games , trailers , teasers or for any other uses.

Cinematic, Orchestral, Symphonic, Adventure, Dramatic, Action

Made with SoundCloud

shrikestrike  asked:

legendary pokemon, got opinions on the strongest and the weakest designs? how does diancie make you feel

Ill be honest and say that the grand majority of legendary pokemon dont appeal to me, regardless of generation.

Xerneas and Yveltal have a really good balance of being “complicated” while still looking pretty organic. They dont look like immobile hunks of plastic like most boxart legendaries.

Latios and Latias are probably not actually “good”, but I seem to have a bias towards them cause I liked the 5th pokemon movie.  I still think these weird airplane goblins much more memorable and cuter then any of the wannabee Mews they try really hard to push.


The Swords of Justice really bother me, like why did they make a bunch of quadrupeds represent swordfighting. IN MY HUMBLE OPINION they missed a huge opportunity in making them all unicorns with swords for horns. Keldeo almost has that going for it, and i know they “gain” a unicorn horn while attacking in the anime, but thats not enough to satisfy my need for legendary unicorns damn it. Their faces bother me too I guess.

Reshiram’s design really totally falls flat for me, and is so clunky and awkward for a design thats meant to invoke elegance and nature. Pokemon generally dont have the best anatomy out there, but the wings and legs on this thing are just awful. Even if they had okay anatomy the wings and legs would still clash with eachother. The wing-arms  want to show Reshiram as an elegant, perhaps dainty airy creature, but those huge meaty legs and feet show a creature grounded and heavy. In the end Reshy is a confused mess who’s most iconic feature is it’s uncomfortable crotch protuberance.

The Regi Trio is weird cause one Mod hates them, and the other one kinda likes them. Make of that what you will.

Diancie is okay, I like having a legendary linked to non-legendary pokemon, tho it’s not really my think I think it looks fine

A Predator's Instincts

Word Count: 2,684

‘Verse: padalickingood’s Rooster Teeth Hybrid AU

Summary: Jack acts so domestic it’s hard to remember he’s a lion hybrid sometimes. Except when it’s not.

Warnings: Violence, PG-13

Author’s Notes: I love this AU and wrote a thing for it at about 5am when I couldn’t sleep, so I apologise for any mistakes I couldn’t pick out! I love the design of Jack as a lion hybrid and I wanted to explore a bit more of maybe why he was specifically a lion as opposed to something less predatory. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here x x !

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MH4: How Felyne Comrades work

I found the Felyne comrade system a little confusing myself until recently, so here I will try to give an overview of it, a simply as I can. I’ve started to use them (assuming they are going to be really important to utilize in 4G/4U) and they are really strong so it’s worth paying attention to.

Comrade = A Felyne that can hunt alongside you

■What is a Comrade?

Like Kayanba and Cha-Cha in MH3U, you can team up with and hunt alongside 2 Felynes, your Main Comrade (created when you start the game) and a Sub Comrade (you can change at any time). They will also team up and do special attacks together.

■How to get a Comrade

There are 2 ways. First, you get them as you progress through the game scenarios. Second, you can scout them if you run into them in the Unknown Forest (free hunt area) or through StreetPass. At the end of the game you can have up to 40 comrades.

■What makes each Comrade Unique

Skills and their Trend (like a Class in an RPG).

Skills: A set list of skills for hunting, the fishing machine, and Felyne-only hunts (new feautre). You cannot change these skills and special comrades you get as you play the game or through DLC have strong skills.

Trends: A Felyne has one of 8 different Trends that affect their stats/actions/style of play. The timing of when the Trend Skills activate are different. As a downfall, comrades can panic, which will make them pretty useless so understanding what situations they are strong in is helpful.

Leader Trend:

Only your main comrade has this. When hit, it will get pissed and get increased attack power and will charge the monster. It will look out for both the hunter and the sub comrade.

Uses skills…When a monster is upset, the hunter takes enough damage

Will panic…Never. The leader is the shit.

Fighter Trend:

High attack, uses attack boosting horns. Often a comrade will have a pierce boomerang skill to go along with this, great for taking down large monsters.

Uses skills…When a monster is tired, dizzy, if the hunter is trapped, or if the hunter takes enough damage

Will panic…When a monster rages, when a monster is in the air

Defender Trend:

High defense, uses defense boosting horns. Will taunt the monsters and distract them for you.

Uses skills…When a monster rages, the hunter takes enough damage, when a large monster is flying, when there are two large monsters in the same area

Will panic…After it takes enough damage

Assist Trend:

Will lay traps, heal if you are weak, throw dung bombs at monsters if you are captured, etc. Some comrades of this type have the skill to show where the monster is on the map at the start of a hunt or tell you when a monster can be captured.

Uses skills…When a monster rages, if it takes enough damage

Will panic…If the hunter takes enough damage, the hunter is trapped

Healer Trend:

Will sometimes leave the area and drop healing items. Will heal you from poison, etc. immediately after you get afflicted, and will use healing horns when you HP is low. 

Uses skills…When a monster rages, a monster is flying or moving between areas, after it takes enough damage

Will panic…If a really large monster rages, if more than one large monster is in the same area

Bomber Trend:

Will throw nothing but bombs so use if you are a gunner or risk getting knocked around. A special skill exists where the comrade will drop a trap and place a bomb on top of it.

Uses skills…When a monster rages, if the hunter takes enough damage, the hunter is trapped

Will panic…If a really large monster rages

Thief Trend:

Will attack from afar with a boomerang. Sometimes a “!” will appear and they will charge the monster and attack - if they hit the monster they will steal an item (can do up to twice for one monster).

Uses skills…When a monster rages, it takes enough damage, the monster is fatigued or dizzy, the hunter is trapped

Will panic…If two large monsters are in the same area

Treasure Hunter Trend:

The comrade will not attack and will only plunder gathering spots. They can take back more items than any other Trend. There is a special skill that lets them spot gathering spots from far away. 

Uses skills…When a monster rages, a monster is moving on the ground, the hunter is trapped

Will panic…Never. A treasure hunter only cares about treasure. lol.

■Equipping Comrades

Comrades can be equipped with weapons, head gear, and body gear. The Head gear decides how they will hunt; go after small monsters, large monsters, etc. Weapon and Body gear you can use whatever you fancy.

As you hunt monsters, use various Felyne features like the Fishing Machine, etc. your Felynes will gain EXP. A comrade can level up to LV20.

■OK, how do I use them?

Your Main comrade is fixed. For the others, you can set a team of up to 5 Felynes called your Regular Team. One of them you can set as your Sub comrade to join in hunts.

***IMPORTANT***

The Trend of your Main comrade will change depending on the 5 Felynes in the regular team. Have 3 or more of one Trend and the Main comrade will change into that trend. For example, if you have 3 healers and 2 fighters, your main comrade will be a healer trend comrade who can use the “healing” “anti-poison”, and “demon horn” skills.

I won’t list them all out, but there are skills that activate if you have 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 of your regulars as the same trend (think of it like a point system). Sometimes it’s good to mix and match, sometimes it’s good to go all out.

■Special Double Comrade Skills

There are 4 special skills that your main/sub comrade will team up to do.

Charging Brigade:

Will jump onto a monster’s face and claw them, stopping it in its tracks. Easy to miss on fast moving enemies and the comrades will use generally when a monster is raging.

Firing Tank:

Will jump onto a small tank and fire shells at the monster, the stronger the comrade’s power, the stronger the blast. They use it when a monster is fatigued or KO’d.

Support Squad:

They will blow a special horn to heal both themselves and you. The higher the level and the higher their tension, the more it will heal. Once they do it they cannot be hit so it always succeeds. They use it when a player is trapped, takes big damage, or when a monster is raging.

■Tension

A stat that fluctuates, the higher the tension, the more often a comrade will attack/gather/heal/have its fishing machine skills activate/use skills in Felyne-only hunts.

Raise tension by eating fresh food (tension rises after you jump into the quest, not before), or by having your regular team comrades rest (or put them in reserves).

Tension will go down if they faint during a quest, are tasked with training as a regular team member (raises EXP), use their fishing machine skill, or go on a Felyne-only hunt.

Tension is mostly important when using the fishing machine and Felyne-only hunts in my opinion. Low tension will result in failure so only use Felynes with tension 4 or 5 stars.

■In Closing

The Comrade system can be a little counter-intuitive. The head gear is what changes the hunting tendency of the Felyne and the skills/trend of the main Felyne changes depending who is in you regular team of 5 (it’s hard to grasp the idea of a team of 5 Felynes when you are only bringing 1-2 of them into hunts with you).

However it’s easy to play around with and quite powerful, so it’s worth spending some time on!

Happy Hunting!