Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements  None
Ailments Wind Pressure
Weakness mhw-fire-damageFire  ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder  ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Coral Highlands
Tempered Lv. 1

Paolumu is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). パオウルムー (浮空竜) in Japanese.


Paolumu feast on eggs found in the Coral Highlands. They are able to propel through the air using unique sacs in their bodies, and attack with their extremely hard tails.

Paolumu Details & Locations


Paolumu Combat Info

  • Elemental damages: Wind Pressure
  • Weak to mhw-fire-damageFire and secondarily to mhw-thunder-damageThunder
  • Susceptible to stun Stun and blast Blast attacks.
  • The Head and Mane are the weakest points
  • Resistant to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Neck, Neck Pouch
    • Orange: Body, Tail
    • White: Left Leg, Right Leg, Left Wing, Right Wing
  • Paolumu can't move around as freely when its air sacs are deflated. Aim for its inflated body parts, or purposefully draw out its attacks that use up stored air, to gain the upper hand.


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)  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐
Mane (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




Paolumu Low and High Rank Carves

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

Paolumu Carves

Carves Frequency %
paolumu_scalePaolumu Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_shellPaolumu Shell (Dropped, break tail) ⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_peltPaolumu Pelt (Break back, break neck pouch) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_webbingPaolumu Webbing (Break wings) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_pelt_plusPaolumu Pelt + (Break back, break neck pouch) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_scale_plusPaolumu Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_carapace_plusPaolumu Carapace + (Dropped, break tail) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_wingPaolumu Wing (Break wings) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem High Rank ⭐ 2% Carve
paolumu-thickfur-mhw-wiki-guidePaolumu Thickfur  (Neck Pouch Break - Back Break) Master Rank  
paolumu_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Shard Master Rank  
paolumu_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Cortex (Tail Break) Master Rank  
paolumu-fellwing-mhw-wiki-guidePaolumu Fellwing (Wing Break) Master Rank  


Paolumu Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
paolumu_scalePaolumu Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_peltPaolumu Pelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_shellPaolumu Shell ⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_webbingPaolumu Webbing ⭐⭐  
monster_bone_lMonster Bone L ⭐⭐⭐  
Nourishing Extract ⭐⭐⭐ (High Rank ⭐⭐⭐)  
paolumu_scale_plusPaolumu Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_pelt_plusPaolumu Pelt + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_carapace_plusPaolumu Carapace + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
paolumu_wingPaolumu Wing High Rank ⭐⭐  
monster_keenboneMonster Keenbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem High Rank ⭐ 2% Capture, 1% Expedition, 1% Quest Reward, 8% Silver Reward and 16% Gold Reward
paolumu-thickfur-mhw-wiki-guidePaolumu Thickfur  (Neck Pouch Break - Back Break) Master Rank  
paolumu_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Shard Master Rank  
paolumu_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPaolumu Cortex (Tail Break) Master Rank  
paolumu-fellwing-mhw-wiki-guidePaolumu Fellwing (Wing Break) Master Rank  
item_nourishing_extractNourishing Extract Master Rank  
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
tempered-rubbery-shell-mhw-wiki-guideRubbery Shell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
tempered-rubbery-shell-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Rubbery Shell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  


Paolumu Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Paolumu Monster.




Lumu Armor Set

Set Bonus: None

Lumu Alpha Armor Set (α)

Set Bonus: None

Lumu Beta Armor Set (β)

Set Bonus: None


Lumu Alpha + Armor Setmhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: 


Lumu Beta + Armor Setmhw-iceborne-icon-16px

Set Bonus: 



Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Paolumu is known as the "Floating Sky Wyvern" 
  • Paolumu is the only monster with a Carapace +, which is normally the HR equivalent of the shell.




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    • Anonymous

      13 Jun 2020 04:48  

      This is a white floofy bat with a built in neck pillow. In my opinion it is cute but I hate it's roar, it sounds like it's screaming and gurgling water at the same time.

      • Anonymous

        25 May 2020 05:58  

        Cutest thing ever when it's sleeping. It almost makes me not want to put a pair of barrel bombs on its head.

        • Anonymous

          16 May 2020 10:12  

          This entire comment section is pretty much a war on whether the Paolumu is a cute fluffball or a hideous eyesore

          • Anonymous

            13 May 2020 17:20  

            i farmed 22 hr paolumu just to have to find another armour set that was better and then had to farm that monster

            • Anonymous

              12 May 2020 01:29  

              when the cutscene for this came on, i was like 'awww! it's cute!!' .. then a split second later it hissed and went all hostile and made me lol! I do find it a bit annoying

              • Anonymous

                14 Mar 2020 21:13  

                I hate this thing and it's subspecies with a burning passion. Of every monster introduced in this game, this is by far the worst, and you will never be able to convince me otherwise. The only monster in the game worse than it, is Kushala.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Feb 2020 08:58  

                  It inflates itself, blows you, and tries to sit on you. You can't tell me this isn't someone's fetish monster lol

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Sep 2019 12:27  

                    It's so cute! It's like an albino bat, which are just sky puppies, so not liking paolumu is like not liking puppies. There. I said it.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Oct 2018 02:41  

                      Id like to see a subspecies where the paolumu wandered in to the Rotten Vale. It fed on girros, giving it's new static fur paralyzing abilities when enraged, and blows effluvium which can increase effluvial buildup, and may cause miasma. It's fur can suddenly become shocked, in which anything that makes physical contact with it (besides attacks) gets paralyzed (on occasion). It wanders in the higher areas of the Rotten Vale. I call it the "Effluval Paolumu" (creative, right? *sarcasm*).

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Aug 2018 11:05  

                        So I don't understand how this floats... It sucks in atmospheric air and that somehow makes it more buoyant versus atmospheric air... Wouldn't it need a massive heat source to make that work, something that outputs the heat of large campfire or something?

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