Nightshade Paolumu

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments sleep-mhw-status-effect-wikiSleep
Weakness mhw-water-elemental-damageWater ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (immune)
Location(s) Wildspire Waste
Ancient Forest
Tempered Lv. 1

Nightshade Paolumu is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). パオウルムー亜種 (浮眠竜) in Japanese. It is a subspecies of Paolumu.


A Paolumu subspecies capable of putting prey to sleep. It produces a powerful sedative gas stored within its throat sack that it can expel and scatter to knock unwary foes out.

Nightshade Paolumu Details & Locations


Nightshade Paolumu Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Neckpouch
    • Orange: Body/Tail
    • White: Wings/Legs
  • When enraged it will drop a lot more sleep clouds.
  • You can obtain shiny drops by attacking it's head.
  • Sleep Resistance can be used to negate it's sleep-mhw-status-effect-wikiSleep effects


Nightshade Paolumu 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Ears ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Nightshade Paolumu Low and High Rank Carves

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

Nightshade Paolumu Carves

Carves Frequency %
nightshade_paolumu_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Shard (Dropped) Master Rank 32% (50%) 
nightshade_paolumu_thickfur-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Thickfur Master Rank 26%
paolumu_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Cortex (Dropped) Master Rank 15% (28%)
nightshade_paolumu_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Fellwing  Master Rank 20%
wyvern_gem-mhw-wiki-guideWyvern Gem Master Rank 5%
large-wyvern-gem-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Wyvern Gem Master Rank 2%


Nightshade Paolumu Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
nightshade_paolumu_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Shard Master Rank 32%
nightshade_paolumu_thickfur-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Thickfur (Break NeckPouch /Back) Master Rank 26% (100% / 100%)
paolumu_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Cortex (Break Tail) Master Rank 15% (100%)
nightshade_paolumu_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNightshade Paolumu Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank  20% (100%)
torpor_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTorpor Sac Master Rank  22%
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  63%
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  25%
obsidian_fur-mhw-wiki-guide-smallObsidian Fur Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  37%
enchanting-finehide-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Hide Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  54%
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐  21%

Nightshade Paolumu Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Nightshade Paolumu Monster.



Lumu Phantasm Alpha + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: No bonus


Lumu Phantasm Beta + Armor Set mhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: No bonus




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Floating Sleep Wyvern".
  • It loses all its Turf Wars.




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    • Anonymous

      31 Jan 2021 07:27  

      I like the look of the Nightshade Paolumu but one thing I hate is his scream. His scream sounds like he's eat a burger and water at the same time.

      • Anonymous

        21 Oct 2020 11:57  

        i have a few tips for this guy
        ok first BRING FLASH PODS when he is in his balloon state use a flash pod of try to mount him dont go for the tail go for the head poulomus are known for there hard tails and there SOFT fur on there heads so go for the head when he is in his sleep mode he will fire balls of sleep try to avoid them but if your going to be in tight spaces so bring energy drinks just when he stops in the air he is going to release a big cloud of sleep that CAN be spread around with his attacks but if you attack him with a long range weapon he will tumble down and fall asleep in his own sleep cloud thats when you do some serious damage ( one more thing there is an attack when he flies all around the battlefield all you need to do is just superman dive and you'll avoid it ) - Smart Guy

        • Anonymous

          06 Oct 2020 18:24  

          i like to call this guy: sleepy balloon face
          odogaron i call: spiky claws
          and my fav, i call great jagres: fat dude

          • Anonymous

            13 Aug 2020 00:18  

            This is a version of paolumu can keeps you on your toes if your not careful. He can put you to sleep with his sleep smoke and can spread it around, not to mention his big move where he gives huge amounts to the ground. It is like this monster can detect if your a sleep because when you are starting to fall a sleep he immediately attacks you with on of his big attacks. Way more fun then normal paolumu but personally I hate sleep. Like the event quest "balloon fight" was so annoying. overall 8.5/10 for a subspecies.

            • Anonymous

              23 Jun 2020 12:35  

              If melee weapon is your choice, you can use flinch shot while she is in the air to bring her down instantly. This will work only if she is not enraged. If she is enraged however, you can still bring her down if you break or reach the damage treshold for any of her breakable parts.

              • Anonymous

                18 May 2020 21:38  

                how do you "encourage" it to the ground? I just used bug glave, no need for sleep resist, i was never on the ground. This guy is cool though.

                • Anonymous

                  17 May 2020 20:01  

                  I swear, I’d make a pillow out of this fluffer’s neck if I could. Not because I have a crudge against this guy, but because I think it would just be reeeeeeaaaally comfortable.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Feb 2020 11:10  

                    I got spoiled that this was a sleep monster, so I decided to farm for lvl3 sleep resistance and the fight was as easy as a regular paolumu. Best decision I've ever made. I went back without any sleep res because I was curious, and it was living hell. DO NOT SKIMP ON SLEEP RESISTANCE, it is the most important skill for this fight.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Feb 2020 01:36  

                      Really helps to have a sleep-cancel hunting horn on the team when fighting this guy, either that or bring energy drinks and pray.

                      • Anonymous

                        28 Jan 2020 05:03  

                        annoying reskin trash, waste of a monster slot, should have been a new monster in its place. ***** you capcom.

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