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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Pukei-Pukei Guide

This is a hunting guide for Pukei-Pukei, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Pukei-Pukei's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!

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Pukei-Pukei Hunter Notes

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Pukei-Pukei Returning Monster
Type Bird Wyvern Previous Games MHW, MHWI
Threat Level 4/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Targeter Rampage TypeTargeter
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
A bird wyvern known to store toxins within its body. It uses is tongue like a whip and can stretch or shrink it at will, allowing it to grab up food. As a defense against threats, Pukei-Pukei have numerous toxic attacks. Keep an eye on both its mouth and tail.

Pukei-Pukei Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
56 54 49 8
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
0 23 13 6

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Pukei-Pukei Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 75 80 70
Tongue 95 90 85
Neck 40 35 30
Torso 35 35 30
Wing 50 45 40
Leg 45 45 40
Tail 55 50 45
Overall 56 54 49

Pukei-Pukei Elemental Weakness Breakdown

Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 15 0 30 20 10
Tongue 15 0 30 20 10
Neck 5 0 20 10 5
Torso 0 0 15 5 5
Wing 10 0 25 15 5
Leg 0 0 15 5 0
Tail 10 0 25 15 5
Overall 8 0 23 13 6

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Pukei-Pukei Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Tongue Whip

The regurgitation of a Pukei-Pukei varies depending on what it has eaten; it may spread wider, linger on the ground, or even stun prey more easily. Check, therefore, that the monster's mouth and tail aren't swollen prior to engaging.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep
-- ★★★ ★★★
Blast Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
Thunderblight Iceblight

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

Item Vulnerabilities

Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Tongue Red Extract
Neck Red Extract
Torso Orange Extract
Wing White Extract
Leg Orange Extract
Tail Orange Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Pukei-Pukei Locations

Pukei-Pukei Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 3 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 3
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 6 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 11 4
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 2 / 10 1 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 11

Pukei-Pukei Quest Appearances

Low Rank
High Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★2 Way of the Pukei
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★4 A Poisonous Project
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest ★5 Soaring Desire
Hub Quest ★5 Honing Your Hammer
Hub Quest ★5 Go Away, Pukei!
(Key Quest)

How to Beat Pukei-Pukei

Check IconApproach from the Sides
Check IconCapitalize on Openings
Check IconPack Antidotes for Poison

Approach from the Sides

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Hide to the Side

With its head and tail being the main sources of poison, approaching Pukei-Pukei from the sides is the safest way to close in. Add to this, most of Pukei-Pukei's attacks go in one direction and its moves are mainly predictable.

Capitalize on Openings

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Showing Off

Pukei-Pukei's head is usually low to the ground, and coupled with its long attack animations makes it an easy target. Hunters should seek to take advantage of Pukei-Pukei's long attack animations to get in as many headshots as possible, especially from hunters using blunt weapons.

Pack Antidotes for Poison

MH Rise - Drinking Antidotes to Stop the Poison

A majority of the Pukei-Pukei's attacks have the poison element, which is why packing Antidotes or Herbal Medicine is crucial when battling the Pukei-Pukei. Wearing equipment with Poison Resistance can also help.

Pukei-Pukei Attack Patterns

Name Description
Tongue Whip Uses its tongue to attack, charging at you and whipping its tongue out.
Running Body Slam Assume a bipedal position then rush into its target.
Flying Kicks Flaps its wings, lifting itself off the ground for a short time while kicking both feet forward.
Poison Spit A ranged attack that lets it spit a ball of poison to its target.
Poison Tail Spray It will spray a thick cloud of poison gas in an arc motion behind it.

Tongue Whip

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Tongue Whipping a Hunter

The Pukei-Pukei uses its tongue to attack, charging at you and whipping its tongue out at a 180-degree angle. You can easily dodge this attack by dodging away or moving sideways. This attack has many variations including a straight tongue shot or a running tongue sweep. Hunters should dodge accordingly.

Running Body Slam

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Rushing a Hunter

Although usually on all fours, with this attack the Pukei-Pukei will assume a bipedal position, arm-wings raised in the air. It will then proceed to slam its body to the nearest hunter it sees, dealing damage and knocking them off their feet.

Dodging this attack is fairly easy when on its own, but is oftentimes paired with the Tongue Whip which knocks you down already. While on the ground and hit with the Running Body Slam, you will get stunned which will leave you open for attacks.

Flying Kicks

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Flying Kicks

Pukei-Pukei will do an attack similar to an angry rooster. It will flap its wings, lifting itself off the ground for a short time while kicking both feet forward. While in flight, it will then first attack forward but will eventually zero in on the hunter's position, dipping low enough to almost hit the ground.

Poison Spit

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Poison Spit

The Pukei-Pukei can use ranged poison spit attacks against you. It will arch its head backward for a bit and then spit a poison glob to where you are standing. Dodging this is easy since if it pops, it won't deal AOE damage and is strictly pinpoint so standing next to the pop won't harm you.

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Poison Cloud

When you see it crouched on the ground eating or flying up and eating, it's probably storing berries in its mouth to coat poison with. It will then use the poison-coated berries as ammunition to spit poison at you. This time it is different as this glob of poison lands, it creates a poisonous cloud in its wake, upping the chance of getting poisoned.

Poison Spit Variations

Wing Flap and Poison Spit Combo
MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Combo
A dangerous combo from the Pukei-Pukei as it will lock you inside its wings then spit poison on top of you, ensuring you cannot escape its attack. It then retreats to a safe distance, possibly rearing up for a tongue-whip.
Enraged Tri Spit
MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Enraged Tri Spit
When enraged it will spit poison three times to the left, right, and center or it will fire 3 globs of poison all at once.

Poison Tail Spray

MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei Tail Poison

Pukei-Pukei's signature attack. Once its tail is inflated it will spray a thick cloud of poison gas in an arc behind it. This can be easily dodged by hunters standing just under it near its feet. This is also a window for head strikes for any hunters in front of Pukei-Pukei.

Poison Tail Spray Variations

Enraged Tail Spray
MH Rise - Pukei-Pukei enraged butt poison
When enraged, it can point its tail down and fire a wild blast of poison gas in random directions. Hunter's standing at Pukei-Pukei's back is more likely to be hit by this attack due to its quick and random directions.

Pukei-Pukei Materials and Drops

High Rank Pukei-Pukei Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Pukei-Pukei Tail 70% (Tail)
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ 42% (Body)
Pukei-Pukei Carapace 32% (Body), 26% (Tail)
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ 16% (Body)
Pukei-Pukei Wing 10% (Body)
Bird Wyvern Gem 4% (Tail)
Material Drop Rate
Pukei-Pukei Carapace 80% (Back)
Pukei-Pukei Wing 80% (Wing)
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ 75% (Head)
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ 22% (Head x2), 20% (Back), 20% (Wing)
Bird Wyvern Gem 3% (Head)

Low Rank Pukei-Pukei Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Pukei-Pukei Shell 80% (Back)
Pukei-Pukei Quill 80% (Wing)
Pukei-Pukei Sac 75% (Head)
Pukei-Pukei Scale 25% (Head x2), 20% (Back), 20% (Wing)

Pukei-Pukei Dropped Materials

High Rank
Low Rank
Material Drop Rate
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ 34%, 60%
Wyvern Tear 25%
Large Wyvern Tear 25%
Pukei-Pukei Carapace 15%, 40%
Bird Wyvern Gem 1%
Material Drop Rate
Wyvern Tear 50%
Pukei-Pukei Scale 35%, 60%
Pukei-Pukei Shell 15%, 40%

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