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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



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

      02 Aug 2020 05:06  

      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

        29 Jul 2020 02:54  

        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

        • 29 Jul 2020 02:21  

          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

            29 Jul 2020 02:16  

            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

              01 May 2020 13:11  

              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

                04 Apr 2020 04:38  

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

                • Anonymous

                  03 Apr 2020 13:54  

                  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

                    31 Mar 2020 01:27  

                    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...

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Jan 2020 08:57  

                      JFC, took me 30 minutes to hunt this thing. Zero carts, nonstop aggression, dodging every attack, minimal downtime, constantly hitting the monster WITH a G-Rank weapon. Why the f@ck do monsters have so much health in Iceborne? It was a fun hunt for the first 10 minutes. The next 20 minutes were an absolutely braindead chore to play. Capcom is a terrible company. If the rest of MR is going to be like this, then I'm dropping the game. It isn't even hard, just tedious, boring, and a waste of time.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Dec 2019 05:47  

                        We playing mario sunshine and***** over here. That boy water spray hurts like hell but it's easy to avoid so wtv.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Oct 2019 02:23  

                          This thing is just straight bull*****Massive range with massive damage. Just under Ecliptic Meteor level of bull*****

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Oct 2019 20:10  

                            Heres my method of cutting off tail. 1st hit the head till he flinch and then grapple him and make him run into a wall. When he gets downed proceed to hit the tail. Repeat.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Oct 2019 02:52  

                              The tail appears to only able to be cut after a certain percentage of health. To find this out I did two runs, one I focused almost exclusively on the tail and a second where I ignored it until he was starting to limp. In the first run the tail didn't fall off for almost the entire hunt and after it did he started limping. The second run as soon as I noticed him limping I started attacking the tail and it fell off much faster than the first run

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Sep 2019 01:18  

                                If you quest for this thing and Banbaro is in the zone with you. Be sure to bring dung pods. There's no turf war, but because this stupid thing 360's his watery diarrhea all over the place, if Banbaro shows up, he'll get hit, Pukei will peace out because he's a little *****, and leave you with Moose-face's aggro.

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