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 ⭐⭐
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐


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

  • Found in: Coral Highlands
  • Target of Quests: Play Both Ends
  • Not hostile unless attacked, unlike regular Pukei-Pukei 
  • Attacks other monsters: Yes/No
  • Small Monsters version: n/a
  • Size:  992.21  ~  1333.96
  • Species: Monster Class
  • HP (Tempered): ~??


Coral Pukei-Pukei Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater damage, and may inflict waterblight-status-effect-mhw_sWaterblight.
  • Weak to mhw-ice-damageIcemhw-thunder-damageThunder and mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison.
  • Resistant to mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon and mhw-fire-damage_sFire
  • Immune to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head
    • Orange: Left leg, Right leg
    • White: Left wing, Right wing
  • Enraged mode: Body turns more red, and colors appear brighter
  • You can obtain a Shiny Drops by attacking ??
  • Shoots water from mouth and tail, inflicts waterblight.


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 Damage Needed
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_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Cortex (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
coral_pukei-pukei_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
coral_pukei-pukei_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
coral_pukei-pukei_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
large-coral_pukei-pukei_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐  


Coral Pukei-Pukei Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
coral_pukei-pukei_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Cortex (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
coral_pukei-pukei_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
coral_pukei-pukei_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCoral Pukei-Pukei Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
large-coral_pukei-pukei_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
flood_sac-mhw-wiki-guideFlood Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐  
dragonvein_solidbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDragonvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
hydrated_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHydrated Sac Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
smooth-icehide-small-mhw-wiki-guideSmooth Icehide Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
tempered-torrent-sac-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Torrent Sac Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  

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

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Coral Pukei-Pukei 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

      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.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Sep 2019 09:29  

                    Any tricks to severing the tail? I just dedicated an entire 13 minute hunt to it and even with some Partbreaker and a R10 Ice GS it took absolutely forever to cut.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Sep 2019 04:15  

                      I didn't think this was too bad of a hunt. Coral Pukei Pukei definitely spams the water bombs, but overall it was a decent fight. Don't see what the negativity is all about. Variety is the spice of life.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Sep 2019 00:30  

                        Watch out for its water attacks, they really suck. If it's going to shoot from its mouth, stay clear, because the water ends up splitting and sweeping the front of it. The water jet from its tail is no joke, either.

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