Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements n/a
Ailments StunStun

mhw-fire-damageFire (⭐⭐)

mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐⭐) 
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)

mhw-ice-damageIce  (⭐⭐)

mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)

Resistances n/a
Locations Ancient Forest
Wildspire Waste
Tempered Lv. N/A

Kulu-Ya-Ku is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). クルルヤック (掻鳥) in Japanese.


An odd bird wyvern that has developed limbs capable of carrying weapons.
It's been spotted stealing eggs from nests found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.

Kulu-Ya-Ku Details & Locations


Kulu-Ya-Ku Combat Info

  • Uses its hands to pick up boulders and other large items to protect from attacks
  • Throws boulders and other large items towards attackers.
  • Hitting the boulder with a Weapon or using the Slinger can disarm the monster.
  • Switch Axe's sword form can still damage the monster even when it's holding the boulder.
  • Hunters can wound the Kulu-Ya-Ku's head and arms
  • It's weak to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater and relatively weak to all other elements and ailments
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Forearms, Tail
    • White: Body
    • Orange: Rock
  • Aetherite Kulu-Ya-Ku (Quest: A Visitor from another world)
    • Essentially a Kulu-Ya-Ku that will never drop its Rock (or crystal in this case)
    • Can't be mounted
    • Can't be knocked down
    • Immune to flinch shots
    • Immune to flash pods
    • Immune to sleep weapons and won't sleep if weakened enough
    • Jumping rock slam WILL stun
    • Oh god why
    • Dramatically increased health
    • Will grow four times over the course of the fight as you lower its health, raising its damage every time, to the point where it will rival elder dragons


  • Master Rank Changes:

    • Kulu-Ya-Ku may dig up red rocks that have a small Blast radius and cause Fireblight or silvery, pointy rocks that can cause Bleeding.

    • Knocking the red rock out of its claws will explode the rock in its face, dealing additional Damage.


Kulu-Ya-Ku 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)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


Low & High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Kulu-Ya-Ku Low and High Rank Carves

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

Kulu-Ya-Ku Carves

Carves Frequency
kulu-ya-ku_scaleKulu-Ya-Ku Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_hideKulu-Ya-Ku Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_plumeKulu-Ya-Ku Plume (dropped, break forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_beakKulu-Ya-Ku Beak (break head) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_scale_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_hide_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Hide + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_plume_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Plume + (dropped, break forelegs) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_beak_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Beak + (break head) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
bird_wyvern_gemBird Wyvern Gem High Rank ⭐
kulu-ya-ku-shard-mhw-wiki-guideKulu-Ya-Ku Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku-thickhide-mhw-wiki-guideKulu-Ya-Ku Thickhide Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
large-kulu-ya-ku-plume-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume (Forelegs Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
large-kulu-ya-ku-beak-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak (Head Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐


Kulu-Ya-Ku Rewards

Rewards Frequency
kulu-ya-ku_hideKulu-Ya-Ku Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_scaleKulu-Ya-Ku Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_plumeKulu-Ya-Ku Plume ⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_beakKulu-Ya-Ku Beak ⭐⭐
monster_bone_mMonster Bone S ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_hide_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Hide + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_scale_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_plume_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Plume + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku_beak_plusKulu-Ya-Ku Beak + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
monster_bone_plusMonster Bone + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
bird_wyvern_gemBird Wyvern Gem High Rank ⭐
kulu-ya-ku-thickhide-mhw-wiki-guideKulu-Ya-Ku Thickhide Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
kulu-ya-ku-shard-mhw-wiki-guideKulu-Ya-Ku Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
large-kulu-ya-ku-plume-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume (Forelegs Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
large-kulu-ya-ku-beak-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak (Head Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
monster_toughbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMonster Toughbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
fey_wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐)
colorful_plume-mhw-wiki-guide-smallColorful Plume Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Kulu-Ya-Ku Weapons and Armor

These weapons and armor are derived from this monster




Special Event Quest Unique Head Armor: Kulu-Ya-Ku Head Alpha is also available at limited times.

Kulu Armor Set

Set Bonus: None

Kulu Beta Armor Set (β)

Set Bonus: None


Kulu Alpha + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: 


Kulu Beta + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: 




Notes & Trivia

  • Easter Event monster 2018 - Egg Lovers United quest.
  • Kulu-Ya-Ku is known as the "Scratching Bird"
  • At 20, 30, 40 and 50 successful hunts, you will earn the Guild Card titles "Kulu-Ya-Ku", "Burglar", "Dextrous" and "Raptor" respectively
  • BIRD UP!




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