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.
What is Bunny Dango and where can I eat it?
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
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.
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
There's a lot of different Dango types that have different effects. Mix and match your treats to match each hunt's threat.
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.
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