Mhrise Dango MealSource: iMore

While playing Monster Hunter Rise, you may have noticed that the locals seem to adore their hometown specialty, Bunny Dango. But did you know that Bunny Dango is actually based on Dango, the real-life Japanese dumpling made from rice flour? It's sometimes savory and sometimes sweet, but always chewy in the real world. In Monster Hunter Rise, however, eating Bunny Dango is more than a tasty snack — it is a necessary step in preparing for all of the dangerous monsters found around Kamura Village.

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Monster Hunter Rise

Take on quests to hunt a wide variety of amazingly designed monsters on your own or with friends as you protect the peaceful Kamura village from the Rampage.

What is Bunny Dango and where can I eat it?

Mhrise Eating DangoSource: iMore

Bunny Dango is Kamura Village's trademark dish that provides health and stamina buffs, as well as defensive buffs. You can eat up to three Dango at a time, and each one has an effect that can be stacked with the other two. The drawback is that the effect only has a chance of actually activating. You see the change of that Dango effect listed by each Dango's name.

There's a Dango stand in Kamura village led by Yomogi the Chef. You'll be able to spot it easily, just look for the Palicoes mashing the rice flour. You can take a seat at any of the stands to place an order, but you can also place an order inside the Gathering Hub and even in your tent if you proceed to the hunt and forget to eat.

You can choose to pay with money or Kamura Points, and if you find that you're using a specific combination over and over again, you can actually save your order as a preset meal for the next hunt.

You'll also come across Dango Tickets, which can be obtained by using the Motley Mix option at the Canteen. Dango Tickets work like Meal Vouchers in Monster Hunter World – using a Dango Ticket will boost the Activation Rate of all skills by 40%, and with the lowest rate being at 50%, you should get all 3 skills easily.

Improving your Dango

Mhrise Successful MealSource: iMore

As you progress through the game, the Bunny Dango will improve along with you. The Health and Stamina boost you receive increases as your Hunter Rank does.

Effect Unlock
Health +20 Stamina +20 Available from the start
Health +30 Stamina +30 Reach three star Village Quest or two star Hub Quest
Health +40 Stamina +40 Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Health +50 Stamina +50 Reach five star Village Quest and complete at least 1 quest

You will also unlock and improve Dango by completing side quests that become available as you improve your Hunter Rank. Be sure to talk to Yomigi the Chef after every rank up to learn how you can help improve her Dango recipes. The better she gets, the more skills you earn.

Every Dango and how to unlock it

Mhrise Dango ListSource: iMore

There's a lot of different Dango types that have different effects. Mix and match your treats to match each hunt's threat.

Name Effect Activation Rate How to unlock
Hap-peanut (Dango Fortune Caller)* Sometimes increases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest 90% Complete the Village Quest "Getting Back the Groceries"
Rosy (Dango Carver (Lo))* Sometimes increases the number of times you can carve 80% Available at the start
Wealthy Man (Dango Money Maker)* Increases the amount of zenny you receive at the end of a quest 90% Available at the start
The Kamura (Dango Calculator)* Increases the amount of Kamura Points received 90% Available at the start
Raisin d'etre (Dango Harvester)* Reduces the time between gathering point respawns 90% Available at the start
Sweetheart (Dango Hurler) Increases the amount of Kamura Points received 90% Available at the start
Peach Skill (Dango Deflector) Helps your weapon retain sharpness when attacks are deflected 90% Available at the start
Cool-to-the-Core (Dango Bulker) Grants a temporary attack boost when you use the Show Off 2 gesture for a while 80% Reach three star Village or two star Hub Quest
Mint-iature (Dango Booster) Temporarily increases attack and defense after consumption, once 70% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Blastslash (Dango Polisher) Speeds up weapon sharpening 70% Complete the Village Quest "Dango Duty"
Fruitflash (Dango Bombadier) Increases damage of Sticky Ammo and gunlance shells 50% Reach four star Hub Quest
Sharp (Dango Polisher) Speeds up weapon sharpening 70% Available at the start
Invigorating (Dango Fighter) Makes it easier to stun monsters 50% Complete the Village Quest "The Secret Ingredient"
Balancing (Dango Feet) Prevents you from getting knocked on your butt 55% Available at the start
Leg Day (Dango Wall Runner) Decreases stamina depletion while wall running 55% Complete the Village Quest "Supply Run"
Pinea-full (Dango Glutton) Decreases stamina depletion while wall running 80% Reach three star Village Quest or two star Hub Quest
Spudluck (Dango Weakener) Large monster encountered on quests have an increased chance of being weaker than normal 90% Reach four star Hub Quest
Dressage (Dango Rider) Extends riding time 80% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Super Bestnut (Dango Defender (Hi)) Often decreases damage taken 85% Complete the Hub Quest "Totally Not Cool, Kulu"
Bestnut (Dango Defender (Lo)) Sometimes decreases damage taken 85% Available at the start
Medicinal (Dango Medic (Lo)) Slightly increases health recovery from items 85% Available at the start
Moongaze (Dango Reviver) Restores health to allies in the area upon fainting, once 90% Reach three star Village Quest or two star Hub Quest
Cacaoutstanding (Dango Immunizer) Halves the effect duration of Defense Down and speeds up blight recovery 85% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Piping-hot Egg (Dango Fire Res (Lo)) Slightly increases fire resistance 90% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Lava-hot Egg (Dango Fire Res (Hi)) Significantly increases fire resistance 90% Reach four star Hub Quest
Pure Water (Dango Water Res (Lo)) Slightly increases water resistance 90% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Pure Water (Dango Water Res (Hi)) Significantly increases water resistance 90% Reach four star Hub Quest
Spicetingle (Dango Thunder Res (Lo)) Slightly increases thunder resistance 90% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Spicejolt (Dango Thunder Res (Hi)) Significantly increases thunder resistance 90% Reach four star Hub Quest
Too-cool (Dango Ice Res (Lo)) Slightly increases ice resistance 90% Reach four star Village Quest or three star Hub Quest
Sub-zero (Dango Ice Res (Hi)) Significantly increases ice resistance 90% Reach four star Hub Quest
Dragonward (Dango Dragon Res (Lo)) Slightly increases dragon resistance 80% Reach four star Hub Quest
Magnaroar (Dango Moxie) Prevents fainting one time when damage taken exceeds your remaining health 60% Complete the Village Quest "Comeuppance"
Bee-utiful (Dango Gatherer) Increases the quantity of honey obtained when gathering 75% Available at the start
Chirp Chirp (Dango Bird Caller) Makes Spiribirds more likely to approach you 80% Reach three star Village Quest or two star Hub Quest
Buddy's Treat (Dango Trainer) Speeds up Buddy growth 80% Reach three star Village Quest or two star Hub Quest

The Dango marked with * appear only as Daily Specials

Eat your fill

There's so much to do and so much to see in Monster Hunter Rise, but never forget to grab some Dango before you go. You'll be happy you did once you're swinging your weapon against a beast ten times your size. If you're new to Monster Hunter Rise, check out our tips and tricks guide to getting started, and if you're more experienced, you'll want to take a look at our Talisman guide.

Monster Hunter Rise might be difficult at first, but it's well worth your time and is one of the best Nintendo Switch games available.

And don't forget to check out the other 21 things that Monter Hunter Rise doesn't tell you, as well as some tips on proper multiplayer hunting etiquette, so you can be a better hunter for not just yourself, but others as well.

Rise, hunter

Monster Hunter Rise Standard Box Art

Monster Hunter Rise

Take on quests to hunt a wide variety of amazingly designed monsters on your own or with friends as you protect the peaceful Kamura village from the Rampage.

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