Enemy Type Small Monsters
Elements  N/A
Ailments  Poison, Sleep, Paralyze
Weakness N/A
Resistances N/A
Locations Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste, Coral Highlands, Rotten Vale, Elder's Recess

Gajalaka is a Small Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ガジャブー in Japanese.


 Small monsters wearing tribal masks.

Gajalaka Details & Locations


Gajalaka Combat Info

  • Gajalakas are overall weak enemies and usually stand still most of the time but they move extremely fast and due to their small size can easily be missed by hunters' melee attacks and prove to be a reasonably difficult target for ranged weapons. Their offensive consists in the usage of bombs, poisoned throwing knives and paralyzing throwing knives, but at melee range they will resort to stabbing with a poison blade. Gajalaka molotov bombs will do a considerable amount of damage and knock the player into the air, although they can be easily dodged because of their slow speed and the preparation time it takes for a Gajalaka to throw one.
  • The also spawn in groups of 3 or 4 
  • They always drop supply items.
  • They use poison and paralysis ailments.
  • Gajalakas can be fought just like any other small monster. Pay attention to their molotov bombs attacks and try to not let them go in range to use their throwing knives, as their ailments can be pretty annoying.
  • Resistances: N/A


Gajalaka Drops

Defeating Gajalakas will cause them to burrow underground and escape, dropping one of the following items behind:

  • Poison Knife (Supply)
  • Sleep Knife (Supply)
  • First-aid Med
  • Paralysis Knife (Supply)
  • EZ Ration

Note that all drops from Gajalakas are Supply Items, so they will be removed from the Item Pouch upon returning from the field.


Gajalaka Weapons & Armor

Gajalakas cannot be carved for materials (since killing them just makes them go away). However, they do have a related Palico equipment that can be crafted after completing the quest Chef Quest! Gajalaka Lockdown.


Notes, Trivia, & Media

  • Just like with the rest of the Grimalkyne tribes, the Lynian Researcher provides you a bounty called Cultural Exchange: Gajalaka Linguistics.  (easy method for finding tracks: Start an expedition and pick a zone that the Lynian researcher is in. Locate him and search around him. There's usually around 3 to 4 close by. Then end expedition and repeat.) After completing the bounty, you can talk with the researcher again to engage another bounty: Cultural Exchange: Gajalaka Linguistics II which requires you to infiltrate in their camp at night time to befriends the Gajalakas. Succeeding to do so will allow you to use Gajalaka shortcuts in the Elder's Recess, unlock Gastodon and Gajalaka tailraiders (Latter ones are only available inside their base, accessible by a shortcut infront of the Gajalaka camp) and the Palico Gadget Mewolotov Cocktail.
  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Gajalaka have a tailrider level. Upon reaching level 3 unity-wise, you can unlock the Gajalaka Shellshock. This works similar to the vine trap. Luring a monster to the waiting Gajalaka will cause a bomb squad to launch explosives at the monster.




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


Join the page discussion Tired of anon posting? Register!

    • Anonymous

      17 Aug 2019 22:47  

      The Gajalaka icon image doesn't link to a larger version of the image. I assume that this is a minor oversight, since in most other creature pages, the icon image on the bottom almost always links to a larger image.

      • Anonymous

        20 May 2019 02:24  

        Doodles spawns in diferents locations. Here where i found mines. Ancient forest- 1 doodle inArea 5 close to paratoad; Rotten Vale: 2-Doodles in Area 15 where mosswine spawns. 1- Area 3 in gajalaka location;Beware bazel dude Wildspire waste-: 3- Can be found in Area 5 next to a FlameNut. Going down there is one where two blue mushrooms are. 1- found at gajalakas location in area 7; Coral Highlands: Found last one in Gajalaka camp, area 12;

        • Anonymous

          19 Dec 2018 20:49  

          They're great when they hit the monster instead of nailing you in the back of the head with a poisonous knife.

          • Anonymous

            31 Aug 2018 18:29  

            Another thing, once you befriend the Gajalaka your palico can convince one of them to join you, but the others will be hostile.

            • Anonymous

              31 Aug 2018 18:19  

              The Ghillie Cape lets you sneak past the Gajalaka guards for Gajalaka Linguistics II quest easily, just make sure you aren't hit by their indiscriminate bombs and throwing knives

              • Anonymous

                20 Aug 2018 18:13  

                These guys are either going to abuse the monster you're hunting, or they're going to borderline instakill you.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Apr 2018 23:30  

                  It says there that they could be former palicos, but that can't be true, since Gajalaka are small humanoid like the Shakalaka, while the Felyne, Melynx and Grimalkyne are cat-like. They are all Lynians, but that basically means small people, not much more

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Apr 2018 14:48  

                    I thought they were cute the first time I saw them, and then I got all happy since they paralyzed the monster I was fighting...

                    Damn, was I wrong.

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Apr 2018 10:57  

                      If you ever see a yellow blade flashing through the air at you during a hunt, you're gonna have a bad time.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Mar 2018 13:15  

                        The moment these little *****ers chainstun/ paralize a monster, making a 20 minute hunt last 7 minutes.
                        These things are worth gold when they engage the monster rather then you.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Mar 2018 22:26  

                          If you've ever encountered Gajalaka while thinking they're nice then you suffered worse than Guts from the Berserk series.

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Feb 2018 16:34  

                            Gajalaka's are the worst little pieces of rat filth to ever plague the Monster Hunter series, the deserve to burn in a funeral pier made of their own stupid bombs and sleep darts.
                            Teruki Endo should have his hands removed for designing these abominations and putting them in an other wise quite enjoyable game, like i dont understand. why, WHY would you make a strawberry tart and sprinkle it over with niceness and love to then directly insert it up your no zone, thats what its feels like to see one of these happy little tribal cat people only to get drugged and simultaneously pearl harbored 2/10

                          Load more
                          ⇈ ⇈