Paolumu Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Learn how to beat Paolumu in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Paolumu'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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Paolumu Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Paolumu Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Paolumu
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Small High None None None
Breakable Parts
Dewlap, Back, Left Wing, Right Wing, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Coral Highlands 5 3 / 5 / 10 9

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
55 55 45 25 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 10 10

Neck

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 40 30 20 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 10 10

Dewlap

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
65 65 52 25 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 10 10

Torso

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
46 46 42 15 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 10 5 5

Legs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 35 25 15 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 10 5 5

Wings

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 35 45 15 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 10 5 5

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
20 20 15 20 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 15 10 10

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 Paolumu

Inflated and Deflated Air Sack

Normal Inflated
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Paolumu is a fairly docile Monster that will not engage unless provoked by a hunter or another monster. When angered, Paolumu will inflate an air sac in its neck and float above the ground.
This will make Paolumu's attacks a lot stronger than usual and it becomes harder to predict. You can instantly shut this down by shooting a Flash Pod directly on to his head to release this state.

Also, when Paolumu is on the ground in his normal state, it is a good time for you to set up and use traps to give you and your team some space to attack with your best combos to deal massive damage.

Engaging Paolumu

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It is best to make sure that there are no other monsters in the area. If another monster enters battle while you are fighting Paolumu, they will most likely attack the hunters in proximity and will give you and your teammates a harder time.
Though they can assist you in battle by dealing great damage to Paolumu, it is still best if you only have to deal with one large monster during your hunt.

It is also highly recommended that you equip gears with at least level 5 Wind Resistance to negate any wind effects from Paolumu's attacks and pair it with the Rocksteady Mantle to make the hunt easier.

Paolumu Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Bite 25 20
Airborne Bite 30 35
Rush 35 35
Compressed Air 40 0
Trample 25 20
Leaning Attack 90 75
Body Slam 65 60
Tail Sweep 30 30
Glide Attack 45 35
Tail Rotation Attack 30 35

Paolumu Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Paolumu Scale / Body 36
Paolumu Pelt / Body 28
Paolumu Webbing / Body 21
Paolumu Shell / Body 15
HR Paolumu Scale+ / Body 34
Paolumu Pelt+ / Body 28
Paolumu Webbing / Body 21
Wyvern Gem / Body 2
Paolumu Carapace+ / Body 15
MR Wyvern Gem / 5
Paolumu Shard / 32
Paolumu Thickfur / 26
Paolumu Fellwing / 20
Large Wyvern Gem / 2
Paolumu Cortex / 15

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Paolumu Shell / Tail 100
Paolumu Pelt / Dewlap 100, Back 100
Paolumu Webbing / Both Wings 100
HR Paolumu Carapace+ / Tail 100
Paolumu Pelt+ / Head 100, Back 100
Paolumu Webbing / Both Wings 100
MR Paolumu Fellwing / Wings 100
Paolumu Cortex / Tail 100
Paolumu Thickfur / Cheek Pouch 100, Torso 100

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
- - -

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Drops
Paolumu Scale / 50
Paolumu Shell / 28
Wyvern Tear / 22
HR
Drops
Paolumu Scale+ / 50
Paolumu Carapace+ / 28
Wyvern Tear / 22
MR
Drops
Paolumu Shard / 50
Paolumu Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times
・At the time of turf war
・When an inflated part is attacked
・When attacked while eating
・When frightened by the attack of another monster
3

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Quest
Paolumu Webbing / 9
Paolumu Pelt / 27
Paolumu Scale / 21
Monster Bone L / 16
Paolumu Shell / 15
Nourishing Extract / 12
LR
Silver
Paolumu Shell / 32
Paolumu Webbing / 25
Paolumu Pelt / 18
Nourishing Extract / 14
Paolumu Scale / 11
LR
Gold
Paolumu Scale / 8
Paolumu Shell / 36
Paolumu Webbing / 30
Paolumu Pelt / 14
Nourishing Extract / 12
HR
Quest
Paolumu Webbing / 9
Paolumu Pelt+ / 26
Paolumu Scale+ / 20
Monster Keenbone / 16
Paolumu Carapace+ / 14
Nourishing Extract / 14
Wyvern Gem / 1
HR
Silver
Wyvern Gem / 8
Paolumu Carapace+ / 32
Paolumu Webbing / 23
Paolumu Pelt+ / 14
Nourishing Extract / 12
Paolumu Scale+ / 11
HR
Gold
Paolumu Scale+ / 8
Paolumu Carapace+ / 30
Paolumu Webbing / 24
Wyvern Gem / 16
Paolumu Pelt+ / 12
Nourishing Extract / 10
MR
Quest
Paolumu Thickfur / 32
Paolumu Shard / 21
Large Wyvern Gem / 2
Nourishing Extract / 18
Paolumu Cortex / 16
Paolumu Fellwing / 11
MR
Silver
Coming soon!
MR
Gold
Coming soon!

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Paolumu Scale / 43
Paolumu Pelt / 35
Paolumu Shell / 22
HR Paolumu Pelt+ / 43
Paolumu Scale+ / 35
Paolumu Carapace+ / 20
Wyvern Gem / 2
MR Paolumu Thickfur / 43
Paolumu Shard / 35
Paolumu Cortex / 20
Large Wyvern Gem / 2

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Coming soon!
MR Paolumu Shard / 50
Paolumu Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Paolumu Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned ★4 - Ballooning Problems
Assigned ★5 - The Embodiment of Legiana
Optional ★4 - A Tzitzi For Science
Optional ★4 - Sorry You're Not Invited
Optional ★4 - White Monster For A White Coat
Optional ★4 - Special Arena: Paolumu
Optional ★5 - A Humid Headache
Optional ★6 - Say Cheese!
Optional ★6 - Loop the Paolumu
Optional ★6 - Special Arena: HR Paolumu
Event ★7 - Coral Waltz
Event ★5 - Every Hunter's Dream
Assigned M★2 - Play Both Ends
Optional M★1 - All the Wrong Signals
Optional M★2 - The Plight of Paolumu
Optional M★2 - Pink Power Grab
Optional M★2 - Protip: Stay Hydrated
Optional M★2 - Special Arena: MR Paolumu
Optional M★3 - A Nasty Flesh Wound
Event M★2 - Balloon Fight
Event M★6 - Symphony of the Coral

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