Kulu-Ya-Ku Guide: Weakness, Armor, Drops, and Weapons | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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). Read on to learn Kulu-Ya-Ku's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!

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Kulu-Ya-Ku.pngKulu-Ya-Ku Guide Weapons.pngKulu-Ya-Ku Weapons Armor Icon.pngKulu-Ya-Ku Armor

Kulu-Ya-Ku Hunter Notes

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
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.

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

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

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 Quest)
Village Quest ★3 Walking on Eggshells
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★5 Nosey Nuisances
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★4 Divine Comedy
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest ★4 Totally Not Cool, Kulu

How to Beat Kulu-Ya-Ku

Check IconStay to the Sides

Check IconDestroy The Rocks

Check IconAttack the Head

Stay to the Sides

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Sidestepping Its Beak

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

MH Rise - Breaking the Kulu-Ya-Ku Rocks and Jars
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

MH Rise - Ground and Pound Kulu-Ya-Ku While Downed

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.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Attack Patterns

Name Description
Weaponized Rocks Kulu-Ya-Ku digs into the ground and gets a rock which it uses to attack enemies and defend itself.
Jump Attacks With massive hind legs, Kulu-Ya-Ku jumps at its prey with reckless abandon.
Beak Attacks Kulu-Ya-Ku's specialized beak isn't just for breaking eggs.

Weaponized Rocks

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Using Weaponized Rocks

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 Rocks Attack Patterns

Rock Slide MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Sliding With Its Rock
Kulu-Ya-Ku slides its rock on the ground, knocking anything off its feet once their path is crossed. After the slide, it slams the rock downward to hit anything caught in its slide.
Rock Smash MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Jump Smashing with Its Rock
In a fit of rage, the Kulu-Ya-Ku jumps towards its target and slams the rock with a heavy thud.
Rock Throw MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Discrads Useless Rock
If its rock is close to breaking, the Kulu-Ya-Ku throws its rock at its target.

Weaponized Jars

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Using 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

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Jumping Towards the Hunter

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

MH Rise - Kulu-Ya-Ku Attacking the Ground with its Beak

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.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials and Drops

High Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials

Broken Parts
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

Broken Parts
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

High Rank
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