Coral Pukei-Pukei

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Bird Wyverns
Elements mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater
Ailments waterblight-status-effect-mhw_sWaterblight
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater (immune)
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon ⭐
Location(s) Coral Highlands
Tempered Lv. 1

Coral Pukei-Pukei is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). プケプケ亜種 (??) in Japanese. It is a subspecies of Pukei-Pukei.


A bird wyvern that stockpiles water inside its body, fortified by the plant life it consumes. When threatened it can expel a powerful stream from its mouth or tail.

Coral Pukei-Pukei Details & Locations


Coral Pukei-Pukei Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Tail
    • Orange: Body/Legs
    • White: Wings
  • Enraged mode: Body turns redder, and colors appear brighter.
  • You can obtain shiny drops by attacking it's head and wings.
  • Shoots water from mouth and tail, dealing high damage and inflicting waterblight-status-effect-mhw_sWaterblight
  • It will deal even more damage with it's mhw-water-elemental-damageWater attacks after drinking from a giant mushroom.


Coral Pukei-Pukei Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Coral Pukei-Pukei Master Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Coral Pukei-Pukei Carves

Carves Frequency %
coral_pukei-pukei_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Shard (Dropped/Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 29% (50% /  20%)
coral_pukei-pukei_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22%
coral_pukei-pukei_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Fellwing (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 18% (28%)
coral_pukei-pukei_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 12% (80%)
large-coral_pukei-pukei_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐ 5%


Coral Pukei-Pukei Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
coral_pukei-pukei_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Shard (Break Head/Back/Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 29% (25/20/20%)
coral_pukei-pukei_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Cortex (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22% (80%)
coral_pukei-pukei_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 18% (80%)
large-coral_pukei-pukei_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14% (75%)
flood_sac-mhw-wiki-guideFlood Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21%
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐ 3% 
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 25%
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
hydrated_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHydrated Sac Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
tempered-torrent-sac-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Torrent Sac Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 54%
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 21%

Coral Pukei-Pukei Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Coral Pukei-Pukei Monster.



Coral Pukei Alpha + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: No bonus


Coral Pukei Beta + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: No bonus




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Water Bewitching Bird"
  • It is the first water-element bird wyvern in the Monster Hunter series.




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    • Anonymous

      Didn't have any trouble during the first encounter in the coral highlands, but it completely wiped the floor (because water, haha-) with me in the arena. Multiple times the Pukei-Pukei hit me with its water bubbles and almost always followed up with a water beam attack that hit me just as I tried to get up. Because I didn't know its moves that well yet, I never saw it telegraph the water beam attacks and they come out instantly.

      I partially blame the flat empty space in the arena which is perfect for the water beams, but still - did not expect to struggle that much against a Pukei-Pukei.

      • Anonymous

        Funniest monster in the entire series XD. The first cutscene have me in doubts if its tail was actually his pp XD

        • Anonymous

          this was harder than white fatalis for me, the damn water spraying always seems to hit me, god forbid theres a fire, ice, thunder or dragon subspiecies in rise

          • Anonymous

            honestly one of the more interesting subspecies by far. Viper is uhh kinda boring and annoying, Fulgur is super cool just wish the turf war with viper was better, Nightshade has an interesting design and attacks but annoying to fight (unless you have sleep resistence), Shrieking Legiana is a pain to fight but cool attacks. Am I forgetting any more subspecies? Tell me in the comments

            • Anonymous

              To be completely honest, I didn't even know people had difficulties with this fight until now.

              Annoyances, I can completely understand. But actually struggling with the fight? HOW?

              • Anonymous

                To the people flexing their tiny d**k energy: the fight is not hard, no ****, it’s a ****ing pukei not an elder dragon, the fight is just really annoying because of the aerial water-meat-spin attack, etc.

                • Anonymous

                  God bless this late balance to the game. Finally water defense has actual use. Namielle perfects it, a second decent water beast. Before iceborne it was pukei spit, girros spit, barroth mud splash....all incredibly weak and not worth getting water defense for.

                  • Anonymous

                    he's so derpy and fun to fight for the first time. I mean the double beam thing is so unique (Namielle included) and really even more stunning than normal Pukei-Pukei

                    • or those trying to cut of the tail, this is how it works.
                      The tail has 1540 health and in only cutable after getting pukei under 35% health.

                      If you deal the 1540 damage and pukei is above 35% health, the tail will absorb the 1 damage for the time being, after pukei hits 34% (6404) hp or less you can sever the tail with one hit if you have previously done the 1540 damage.

                      • Anonymous

                        for those trying to cut of the tail, this is how it works.
                        The tail has 1540 health and in only cutable after getting pukei under 35% health.

                        If you deal the 1540 damage and pukei is above 35% health, the tail will absorb the 1 damage for the time being, after pukei hits 34% (6404) hp or less you can sever the tail with one hit if you have previously done the 1540 damage.

                        • Anonymous

                          From my experience, using flash pods on him prevents him from using the tail streams. Focus on doing that and traps to sever that tail pronto, crippled for the rest of the fight

                          • Anonymous

                            Coral Pukei is easy, why is everyone complaining about him? Just get MR armor and weapons and learn his moves

                            • Anonymous

                              For anyone like me who had truly frustrating expirience. DONT FIGHT THIS AND NEXT MONSTERS IN HIGH RANK ARMOUR. DLC one give 2 times more defense...

                              • Anonymous

                                All people downvoting comments about how bs this monster to fight... I hope you will be well after yours brain cancer treatment. If half of playerbase have problems with exact one single monster... of course it's problem of community and bad design...

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