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Kulu-Ya-Ku Guide

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

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Kulu-Ya-Ku Hunter Notes

Weakness &
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Type Bird Wyvern Previous Games MHW, MHWI
Threat Level 2/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Water Other Weakness(es) Fire, Thunder, Ice, Dragon
Blight / Elemental Damage None Abnormal Status None
A bird wyvern that has developed limbs capable of carrying objects. It has been spotted stealing eggs from nests. If attacked while carrying an egg, it will drop the egg in fright and flee. When engaged, a Kulu-Ya-Ku will dig up a small boulder to shield itself against threats or use it in its attacks.
Known Habitat
Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 3 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 / 13 3
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 11 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 11 4
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 13 4 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 11
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 6 / 10
Damage Type Weaknesses
Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 68 68 60
Torso 45 45 40
Foreleg 52 56 45
Tail 55 50 35
Overall 55 55 45
Elemental Weaknesses
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 20 15 15 15
Torso 15 20 15 15 15
Foreleg 15 20 15 15 15
Tail 15 20 15 15 15
Overall 15 20 15 15 15

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips
・A Kulu-Ya-Ku uses small boulders to shield itself or smash against its enemies. Force it to drop whatever it's holding by staggering or blinding it, or if it's holding a cracked boulder, attack it to break it.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities
Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
1★ 2★ 1★ 1★ 2★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 1★ 2★ 1★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

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

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

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Torso White Extract
Foreleg Red Extract
Tail Red Extract

Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials and Drops

Low Rank

Materials and Drops
Carves & Drops
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide 41%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale 25%
Monster Bone M 14%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 13%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak 7%
Dropped Materials
Material Drop Rate
Wyvern Tear 50%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide 40%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale 35%, 60%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 15%
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide 43%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 23%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale 22% (x2)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak 12%
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 80% (Foreleg)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak 80% (Head)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale 20% (Foreleg)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide 20% (Head)

High Rank

Materials and Drops
Carves & Drops
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ 44% (Body)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ 35% (Body)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ 18% (Body)
Bird Wyvern Gem 3% (Body)
Dropped Materials
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ 40%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ 34%, 60%
Wyvern Tear 30%
Large Wyvern Tear 20%
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ 15%
Bird Wyvern Gem 1%
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ 80% (Head)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ 80% (Foreleg)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ 20% (Foreleg)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ 15% (Head)
Bird Wyvern Gem 5% (Head)

Kulu-Ya-Ku Weapons and Armor

Kulu-Ya-Ku Close-Range Weapons

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Kulu-Ya-Ku Armor

Kulu-Ya-Ku Buddy Equipment

Kulu-Ya-Ku Quest Appearances

Low Rank
High Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Arena Quest ★1 Arena 01
Event Quest ★1 Bird Wyverns of Ruin?
Hub Quest ★1 Tired and Feathered (Key)
Village Quest ★3 Walking on Eggshells (Key)
Village Quest ★5 Nosey Nuisances
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★4 Divine Comedy (Key)
Hub Quest ★4 Totally Not Cool, Kulu

Kulu-Ya-Ku Attack Patterns

Weaponized Rocks

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Kulu-Ya-Ku uses rocks as weapons and can block direct upfront melee weapon attacks with it. The The Kulu-Ya-Ku can also choose to toss this rock at the hunter for a mid-ranged attack or jump with the rock for a long-ranged attack.

Once the Kulu-Ya-Ku starts digging, it will soon be followed by the Large Monster carrying a large rock or a jar.

Weaponized Jars


The Kulu-Ya-Ku now adds weaponized jars in its arsenal, however these jar's are fragile and weapons will not bounce off when struck. The Kulu-Ya-Ku's attack pattern while holding weaponized jars is still the same when it is holding a rock.

Jump Attacks

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Aside from weaponizing rocks and stealing eggs, perhaps the Kulu-Ya-Ku's best move is its jump attacks as it can conver a good distance. However, jump attacks usually expose the Kulu-Ya-Ku as it staggers a bit before recovering after a jump which hunters can use to their advantage.

The Kulu-Ya-Ku sometimes combines its Jumping Attack with a Rock or Jar, making its jumps pack a meaner punch while adding protection to its frontside.

Beak Attacks

Beak Attack.gif

Kulu-Ya-Ku also attacks with its beak, pecking three times before repositioning. When enraged this comes fast and often even if Kulu-Ya-Ku is carrying a rock or jar.

How to Beat Kulu-Ya-Ku

Stay to the Sides


A lot of the Kulu-Ya-Ku's attacks are forward hitting, so it's best to stick to its sides as it has to change its orientation before attacking you, making it easy to dodge.

Destroy The Rocks

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You can destroy the rocks and jars that the Kulu-Ya-Ku grabs by attacking it repeatedly. While it won't be weakpoint damage, it is worth it to get the rock out of its hands as that reduces its moveset. Additionally, the Kulu-Ya-Ku sometimes pauses after its held item has been broken, giving you an opening.

Attack the Head

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The Kulu-Ya-Ku's weakspot is its head, so try to attack that as much as possible, particularly when its stunned or knocked down. Be wary of its beak attacks though, so it's only advised to go to town on it when it's stunned or staggered.

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