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Enemy Type Small Monsters
Elements --
Ailments  paralysis iconParalysis
 status effect deadly poisonPoison
Weakness --
Resistances --
Locations Ancient Forest
Wildspire Waste
Coral Highlands
Rotten Vale
Elder's Recess
Hoarfrost Reach, Guiding Lands

Boaboa is a Small Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. ボワボワ in Japanese.


The Boaboa have the basic shape of a Grimalkyne, but exhibit much thicker, white fur and a bulkier frame. They wear crude imitations of Popo heads as masks, with the tusk's tips painted in colours that correspond to the status ailment each individual Boaboa uses in combat.

The Boaboa are capable of using many different status ailments to damage their foes. They feed on Popo, but also show reverence to the creatures, dressing up to look like them and travelling with the herds through the Hoarfrost Reach. Young Boaboa can undergo a sort of rite of passage where they hunt a Beotodus. If they survive, they are seen as heroes in the tribe.

Boaboa Details & Locations

  • Found in: Hoarfrost Reach, 3x in zone 2 near the trees, 3x in zone 6 near the hot spring, 4x in the center of zone 9
  • Target of Quest: Boaboa Constrictor
  • Attacks other monsters: Yes(status trigger possible(on both monster and player))
  • Species: Lynian 


Befriend Boaboa

  • To befriend the Boaboa tribe, see here.


Boaboa Carves

Master Rank Frequency
First-aid Med + ⭐⭐⭐
EZ Ration ⭐⭐⭐
Throwing Knife ⭐⭐
Paralysis Knife ⭐⭐
Poison Knife ⭐⭐
Sleep Knife ⭐⭐
Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget ⭐⭐
Kulve Taroth Golden Scale









Small Monsters
Anteka  ♦  Apceros  ♦  Aptonoth  ♦  Barnos  ♦  Cortos  ♦  Endemic Life  ♦  Gajalaka  ♦  Gajau  ♦  Gastodon  ♦  Girros  ♦  Grimalkyne  ♦  Hornetaur  ♦  Jagras  ♦  Kelbi  ♦  Kestodon  ♦  Mernos  ♦  Mosswine  ♦  Noios  ♦  Popo  ♦  Raphinos  ♦  Shamos  ♦  Vespoid  ♦  Wulg

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    • Anonymous

      These guys are pretty annoying sometimes but I still think the Gajalak's are more annoying since they always put me to sleep. Or maybe the Boaboa's don't put hunters to sleep that much?

      • Anonymous

        BoaBoa Harpoon - unlock when unity level with boaboa reach lv 3 ( it works just like Gajalaka Shelling Squad but instead of RPG, they use harpoon)

        • Anonymous

          Us: man, those gajalaka were cool, but i don’t think we need a chubbier one is ice borne. Capcom: But... what if you can’t eat thema as Tailraiders?OH o th the wiki will have 0 info on them. Everyone else: i’m sold. Me: -_- i’m dead inside and so should whoever thought these “boaboa” were a good idea.

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