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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Kulu-Ya-Ku Guide

This is a hunting guide for Kulu-Ya-Ku, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Kulu-Ya-Ku's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

Kulu-Ya-Ku Guide
Weapons IconKulu-Ya-Ku Weapons Armor IconKulu-Ya-Ku Armor

Kulu-Ya-Ku Hunter Notes

Kulu-Ya-Ku
クルルヤック
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Kulu-Ya-Ku Returning Monster
Type Bird Wyvern Previous Games MHW, MHWI
Threat Level 2/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
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.

How to Unlock Kulu-Ya-Ku

Reach MR 1 in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - MR 1 Kulu-Ya-Ku Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Need a Hunter, ASAP! (Key Quest)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Image Kulu-Ya-Ku
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Uninvited Guest"

MR Kulu-Ya-Ku is unlocked by completing the Urgent Quest Uninvited Guest reaching MR 1 in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Reach HR 4 in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 4 Kulu-Ya-Ku Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Divine Comedy
(Key Quest)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Image Kulu-Ya-Ku
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"

High Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku is unlocked by completing the Urgent Quest The Blue Apex and reaching HR 4.

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
How to Get from HR 7 to HR 100 Fast

Unlocked from the Start in Low Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 1 Kulu-Ya-Ku Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Tired and Feathered
(Key Quest)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Image Kulu-Ya-Ku
Unlock Conditions:
From the start

Low Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku is unlocked from the start at HR 1.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
55 55 45 15
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
20 15 15 15

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Weapon Damage Breakdown

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

Kulu-Ya-Ku 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 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.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku First Appearance

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 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
Torso White Extract
Foreleg Red Extract
Tail Red Extract

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

Kinsect Extract Guide

Kulu-Ya-Ku Locations and Quests

Kulu-Ya-Ku 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
Jungle.pngJungle 3 / 6 / 7 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 6

Kulu-Ya-Ku Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★1 Anomaly Research: Kulu-Ya-Ku
Hub Quest M★1 Need a Hunter, ASAP!
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★2 Bird Wyvern Jamboree
(Key Quest)
Support Survey M★3 Operation Hot Pursuit
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★4 Divine Comedy
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest ★4 Totally Not Cool, Kulu
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Arena Quest ★1 Arena 01
Event Quest ★1 Bird Wyverns of Ruin?
Hub Quest ★1 Tired and Feathered
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★3 Walking on Eggshells
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★5 Nosey Nuisances

How to Beat Kulu-Ya-Ku

Kulu-Ya-Ku Tips
Check Icon Prioritize Attacking Kulu-Ya-Ku's Head

Check Icon Stick to Kulu-Ya-Ku's Sides

Check Icon Destroy the Objects It Carries

Prioritize Attacking Kulu-Ya-Ku's Head

MH Rise Sunbreak - Prioritize Attacking Kulu-Ya-Ku

Kulu-Ya-Ku's primary weak point is its head, so prioritize dealing damage to it as often as possible, especially after stunning it or knocking it down.

Stick to Kulu-Ya-Ku's Sides

MH Rise Sunbreak - Stick to Kulu-Ya-Ku

Sticking near Kulu-Ya-Ku's sides makes it easier to react to and avoid most of its attacks, letting you spend more time dealing damage instead of dodging.

Destroy the Objects It Carries

MH Rise Sunbreak - Destroy the Objects It Carries

When Kulu-Ya-Ku has an object in its hands, it can be difficult to hit its head as the item it carries gets in the way. In addition, Kulu-Ya-Ku also gains access to more moves while it carries something.

We suggest destroying the rocks and jars that Kulu-Ya-Ku picks up by repeatedly attacking them. While hitting the objects does minor damage, doing so will make the fight easier in the long run.

In addition, Kulu-Ya-Ku often leaves itself vulnerable after its object breaks, providing an opening for easy damage.

Staggering Kulu-Ya-Ku Can Make it Drop Objects

MH Rise Sunbreak - Staggering Kulu-Ya-Ku Can Make it Drop Objects
Staggering Kulu-Ya-Ku also has a chance to make it drop the item in its hands, making it another way to prevent it from using any object it carries.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Master Rank Attack Patterns

In contrast to its Low and High Rank variants, Master Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku moves faster and is more accurate with its attacks. It also takes less time to recover after performing an attack.

Additionally, Kulu-Ya-Ku uses the following new attack in Master Rank on top of its moves from Low and High Rank quests.

Name Description
Extended Rock Slide Kulu-Ya-Ku slides a rock across the ground as it rushes towards the hunter, ending its stampede by slamming the stone on top of them.

Extended Rock Slide

Extended Rock Slide Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Extended Rock Slide
Extended Rock Slide: Kulu-Ya-Ku lifts up the rock it carries before sliding it across the ground as it rushes towards the hunter, ending its stampede by slamming the stone downward.

Compared to its shorter version in lower ranks, this move covers a surprising amount of distance and also tracks the hunter, so prepare to dodge at the last moment or dive-evade to avoid getting hit.

Kulu-Ya-Ku General Attack Patterns

Kulu-Ya-Ku uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.

Name Description
Rock-based Attacks Kulu-Ya-Ku often picks up rocks and jars from the ground to use as blunt weapons, slamming them on top of the hunter. This attack has multiple variations.
Single Claw Swipe Kulu-Ya-Ku rears back before lunging forward with a single claw swipe.
Double Claw Swipe Kulu-Ya-Ku lifts up one of its clawed forelegs before performing two quick swipes.
Quick Pounces Kulu-Ya-Ku performs up to two pounces, dealing moderate damage as it lands on top of the hunter with its clawed legs.
Jumping Claw Slam Kulu-Ya-Ku leaps towards the hunter, slamming its clawed forelegs on top of them.
Peck Barrage Kulu-Ya-Ku pecks multiple times with its beak, dealing light damage and knocking away hunters on hit.

Rock-based Attacks

Kulu-Ya-Ku often picks up rocks and jars from the ground to use as blunt weapons, slamming them on top of the hunter. These objects also act as a form of defense, as they often block attacks on Kulu-Ya-Ku's head.

Weaponized Rocks Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Rock Slam
Rock Slam: Kulu-Ya-Ku lifts up its rock and quickly slams it down on top of the hunter.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Jumping Rock Slam
Jumping Rock Slam: Kulu-Ya-Ku jumps toward the hunter to slam its rock down on top of them.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Delayed Jumping Rock Slam
Delayed Jumping Rock Slam: Kulu-Ya-Ku hops in place before jumping toward the hunter to land a rock slam at full force, dealing heavy damage and knocking them away on hit.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Rock Slide
Rock Slide: Kulu-Ya-Ku slides its rock on the ground as it rushes towards the hunter, knocking away everything in its path. At the end of its stampede, it slams the rock down on top of the hunter, dealing heavy damage.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Rock Toss
Rock Throw: When its rock or jar is close to breaking, Kulu-Ya-Ku can toss the object towards the hunter. Kulu-Ya-Ku often looks for another item after performing this move.

Single Claw Swipe

Single Claw Swipe Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Single Claw Swipe
Single Claw Swipe: Kulu-Ya-Ku rears back before lunging forward with a single claw swipe, dealing light damage on hit.

Double Claw Swipe

Double Claw Swipe Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Double Claw Swipe
Double Claw Swipe: Kulu-Ya-Ku lifts up one of its clawed forelegs before performing two quick swipes as it moves forward, dealing moderate damage and knocking hunters away on hit.

Quick Pounces

Quick Pounces Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Quick Pounces
Quick Pounces: Kulu-Ya-Ku performs up to two pounces, dealing moderate damage as it lands on top of the hunter with its clawed legs. This attack becomes stronger while Kulu-Ya-Ku carries a rock or jar as it slams the objects on top of the hunter as it pounces.

Jumping Claw Slam

Jumping Claw Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Jumping Claw Slam
Jumping Claw Slam: Kulu-Ya-Ku hops in place before leaping towards the hunter to slam its clawed forelegs on top of them, dealing heavy damage and knocking them away on impact. Dodge to the side as soon as you see Kulu-Ya-Ku jumping in place to avoid this attack.

Peck Barrage

Peck Barrage Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kulu-Ya-Ku Peck Barrage
Peck Barrage: Kulu-Ya-Ku pecks multiple times with its beak, dealing light damage and knocking away hunters on hit. This attack can occur while Kulu-Ya-Ku is carrying a rock or jar.

This attack comes out quite fast and becomes even quicker when Kulu-Ya-Ku is enraged, so stay alert when positioning near Kulu-Ya-Ku's head.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials and Drops

Master Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Kulu-Ya-Ku Shard 44% (Body)
Afflicted Hide+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Pelt 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Afflicted Thickhide 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Thickhide 35% (Body)
Large Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 18% (Body)
Fey Wyvern Gem 3% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Colossal Drill Beak 80%
Large Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume 80% (Foreleg)
Afflicted Thickhide 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Hide+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Pelt 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Shard 20% (Foreleg)
Kulu-Ya-Ku Thickhide 15% (Head)
Fey Wyvern Gem 5% (Head)

High Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
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)
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)

Low Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
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)

Kulu-Ya-Ku Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank

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