Pukei-Pukei Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Learn how to beat Pukei-Pukei in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Pukei-Pukei's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.

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Pukei-Pukei Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Pukei-Pukei Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Pukei-Pukei
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Small Low None None Poison
Breakable Parts
Head, Back, Left Wing, Right Wing, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 6 6 / 8 6
Wildspire Waste 6 2 / 3 / 6 3

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
60 64 56 15 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 30 20 10

Tongue

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
76 72 68 15 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 30 20 10

Neck

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 35 30 5 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 20 10 5

Torso

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 35 30 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 5 5

Wings

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
50 45 40 10 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 25 15 5

Legs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
23 23 20 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 5 0

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
55 50 45 10 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 25 15 5

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
★★★ ★★★ ★★
Blast Exhaust Mount -
★★ ★★ -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Dung Meat Screamer -
★★ -

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How to Beat Pukei-Pukei

Poison Mucus

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Pukei-pukei can hurl out a poisonous mucus that will instantly inflict you a poison ailment if you manage to get hit. This will gradually decrease your health for a short amount of time.

You must always bring an antidote when hunting for Pukei-pukei to immediately cure any poison ailment of his attacks.

Large Tongue

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When Pukei-pukei is enraged, he will sometimes continuously attack with his tongue which can deal a huge amount of damage if you do not have high defense. It is best that you position yourself behind Pukei-pukei and aim for his tail to avoid these tongue attacks.

Enhanced Poison

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Pukei-pukei can activate his poison state after he eats during the hunt. In this state, Pukei-pukei's poisonous attacks are strengthened and his movements are now harder to predict.

You can release Pukei-pukei in this state by shooting a Flash Pod directly on to his face or hitting his head with any type of slinger ammo to flinch him.

Normal How to Beat - Pukei-pukei 4-2.pngEnlarge
Poison State (Stage 1) How to Beat - Pukei-pukei 4-1.pngEnlarge Face swells and poison breath is strengthened
Poison State (Stage 2) How to Beat - Pukei-pukei 4-3.pngEnlarge Tail swells and has a tendency to use poison breath

Poison Breath

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When Pukei-pukei is on his second stage of his poison state, he will be able to use one of his most powerful attacks. He can spray a large poison breath cloud that can take a huge chunk of your health. However, this can be easily avoided because of the long windup, you will have enough time to move away and position yourself better to deal some damage from afar.

Pukei-Pukei Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Trample 30 20
Tongue Attack 55 45
Continuous Scratch 30 20
Rush 35 30
Tail Sweep 55 50
Poison Cloud 20 30
Poison Spit 40 30
Poison Mucus 40 30
Poison Mucus (Scatternut) 20 100

Pukei-Pukei Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Pukei-Pukei Scale / Body 31
Pukei-Pukei Shell / Body 24, Tail 20
Pukei-Pukei Sac / Body 15
Pukei-Pukei Tail / Body 12, Tail 80
Pukei-Pukei Quill / Body 12
HR Bird Wyvern Gem / Body 5
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / Body 29, Tail 20
Pukei-Pukei Carapace / Body 22
Pukei-Pukei Wing / Body 18
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / Body 14
Pukei-Pukei Tail / Body 12, Tail 80
MR Fey Wyvern Gem / Torso 5
Pukei-Pukei Shard / Torso 29, Tail 80
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / Torso 22
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / Torso 18
Large Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac / Torso 14
Pukei-Pukei Lash / Torso 12, Tail 80

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Pukei-Pukei Sac / Head 75
Pukei-Pukei Scale / Head 25, Both Wings 20, Back 20
Pukei-Pukei Quill / Both Wings 80
Pukei-Pukei Shell / Back 80
HR Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / Head 75
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / Head 25, Both Wigs 20, Back 20
Pukei-Pukei Wing / Both Wings 80
Pukei-Pukei Carapace / Back 80
MR Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / Wings 80
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / Torso 80
Large Pukei-Pukei Sac / Head 75
Pukei-Pukei Shard / Head 25, Torso 20, Wings 20

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Drops
Pukei-Pukei Scale / 50
Pukei-Pukei Quill / 28
Wyvern Tear / 22
HR
Drops
Coming soon!
MR
Drops
Deadly Poison Sac / 50
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times
・Attacking the Head while releasing the poison
・Attacking while its running away

・Attacking after a turf war
3

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Quest
Pukei-Pukei Sac / 9
Pukei-Pukei Shell / 24
Pukei-Pukei Scale / 22
Poison Sac / 19
Pukei-Pukei Quill / 16
Monster Bone M / 10
LR
Silver
Pukei-Pukei Quill / 30
Pukei-Pukei Sac / 25
Poison Sac / 16
Pukei-Pukei Scale / 15
Pukei-Pukei Shell / 14
LR
Gold
Pukei-Pukei Quill / 38
Pukei-Pukei Sac / 30
Poison Sac / 12
Pukei-Pukei Shell / 10
Pukei-Pukei Scale / 10
HR
Quest
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / 50
Pukei-Pukei Wing / 28
Wyvern Tear / 22
HR
Silver
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / 25
Pukei-Pukei Wing / 22
Toxin Sac / 14
Pukei-Pukei Carapace / 14
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / 14
Bird Wyvern Gem / 11
HR
Gold
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / 25
Pukei-Pukei Wing / 22
Bird Wyvern Gem / 17
Pukei-Pukei Carapace / 14
Toxin Sac / 12
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / 10
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ / 25
MR
Quest
Fey Wyvern Gem / 3
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / 29
Pukei-Pukei Shard / 21
Deadly Poison Sac / 21
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / 15
Large Pukei-Pukei Sac / 11
MR
Silver
Large Pukei-Pukei Sac / 25
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / 22
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / 14
Pukei-Pukei Shard / 14
Deadly Poison Sac / 14
Fey Wyvern Gem / 11
MR
Gold
Large Pukei-Pukei Sac / 25
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / 22
Fey Wyvern Gem / 17
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / 14
Deadly Poison Sac / 12
Pukei-Pukei Shard / 10

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Pukei-Pukei Scale / 44
Pukei-Pukei Shell / 32
Pukei-Pukei Quill / 24
HR Pukei-Pukei Scale+ / 43
Pukei-Pukei Carapace / 32
Pukei-Pukei Wing / 23
Bird Wyvern Gem / 2
MR Pukei-Pukei Shard / 43
Pukei-Pukei Cortex / 32
Pukei-Pukei Fellwing / 23
Fey Wyvern Gem / 2

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Coming soon!
MR Coming soon!

Quests Where Pukei-Pukei Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned ★3 - Urgent: Pukei Pukei Hunt
Assigned ★6 - Invader In The Waste
Optional ★1 - Fungal Flexin' In The Ancient Forest
Optional ★2 - The Great Glutton
Optional ★3 - Scatternut Shortage
Optional ★3 - Special Arena: Pukei-Pukei
Optional ★6 - Hard To Swallow
Optional ★6 - Google-eyed Green Monster
Optional ★6 - Stuck In Their Ways
Optional ★6 - Pukei-Pukei Ambush
Optional ★6 - Special Arena: HR Pukei-Pukei
Event ★7 - Deep Green Blues
Event ★5 - The Poison Posse
Challenge ★2 - Vespoid Infestation!
Challenge ★2 - Challenge Quest 1: Beginner
Optional M★1 - The Great Jagras Returns!
Optional M★1 - Literary Thief
Optional M★1 - New World Problems
Optional M★1 - Taster's Tour
Optional M★1 - Special Arena: MR Pukei-Pukei
Optional M★3 - Nargacoulda, Should, Woulda

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