pukei pukei large monster hunter world mhw

Enemy Type Large Monster
Elements None
Ailments mhw poison status effect sPoison

mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐⭐

mhw fire damage sFire ⭐⭐

mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐

Resistances mhw water elemental damage sWater
Locations Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste
Tempered Lv. 1

Pukei-Pukei is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). プケプケ in Japanese.


A bird wyvern known to possess poisonous toxins in its body. It's been spotted storing scatternuts in its mouth or tail, coating them with poison and spitting them out at threats."

Pukei-Pukei Details & Locations


Pukei-Pukei Combat Info

  • Attacks by spitting mhw poison status effect sPoison through its mouth and tail while inflicting non-elemental raw damage from tail swipes and claw attacks.
  • Make sure to bring Antidote and Herbal Medicine with you.
  • Can assimilate recently eaten food into its poison, gaining additional properties.
  • Hunters can wound the Pukei-Pukei on it's tail, head, wings and along its spine.
  • The tail can also be severed if enough damage is dealt.
  • Susceptible to sleep mhw status effect wikiSleep and paralysis iconParalysis
  • Weak to mhw thunder damage sThunder
  • Resistant to mhw water elemental damage sWater
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Tongue, Neck
    • Orange: Body, Left Leg, Right Leg
    • White: Left Wing, Right Wing
  • Observational reports indicate that Pukei-Pukei will bully weaker monsters but cower before bigger, stronger monsters. It's prone to retreating at the first sign of danger, so use that to your advantage.
  • Rain will wash out the lingering pools of poison quicker than when it is dry.


Pukei-Pukei Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level  ⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:

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Low & High Rank:

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Pukei-Pukei Carves and Rewards

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

Pukei-Pukei Carves

Carves Frequency
Pukei-Pukei Shell (break back) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Quill (dropped, break wings) ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Tail (break and carve tail) ⭐⭐⭐ (High Rank ⭐⭐⭐)
Pukei-Pukei Sac (break head) ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Carapace (Break back) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Wing (Break wings) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Scale + (Dropped) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Sac + (Break head) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Bird Wyvern Gem High Rank ⭐
pukei pukei cortex mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Cortex (Back Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
pukei pukei fellwing mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Fellwing (Wings Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
pukei pukei shard mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
pukei pukei lash mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
large pukei pukei sac mhw wiki guideLarge Pukei-Pukei Sac (Head Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
fey wyvern gem mhw wiki guide smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐

Pukei-Pukei Rewards

Rewards Frequency
Pukei-Pukei Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Quill ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Sac ⭐⭐
Monster Bone M ⭐⭐⭐
Poison Sac ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Wing High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Pukei-Pukei Sac + High Rank ⭐⭐
Monster Keenbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Toxin Sac High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Bird Wyvern Gem High Rank ⭐
pukei pukei cortex mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Cortex (Back Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
pukei pukei shard mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
pukei pukei fellwing mhw wiki guidePukei-Pukei Fellwing (Wings Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
large pukei pukei sac mhw wiki guideLarge Pukei-Pukei Sac (Head Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Deadly Poison Sac (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
fey wyvern gem mhw wiki guide smallFey Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐
fierce dragonvein bone mhw wiki guide smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Slogbone  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
fragrant poison sac mhw wiki guide smallFragrant Poison Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
tempered poison sac mhw wiki guide smallTempered Poison Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
spiritvein gem shard mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐



Pukei-Pukei Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Pukei-Pukei Monster.




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Pukei Armor Set

Set Bonus: None
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Pukei Alpha + Armor Set mhw iceborne icon 16px

Set Bonus: 

pukei alpha+ armor mhw wiki guide

Pukei Beta + Armor Set mhw iceborne icon 16px

Set Bonus: 

pukei beta+ armor mhw wiki guide


Notes, Trivia, & Media

  • Has similar attacks and element as the gypceros
  • Pukei-Pukei is known as the "Poison Bewitching Bird", "Toxic Spitter"
  • At 20, 30, 40 and 50 successful hunts, you will earn the Guild Card titles Pukei-Pukei, Venomous, Pop and Teacher respectively
  • From Monster Hunter World: The Official Complete Works(lore/art book):
  • Pukei-Pukei are wary and territorial, building nests in places with heavy vegetation and spending most of their waking hours patrolling their territory. They're very perceptive and quick to spot intruders, and they adjust their attitude to meet the threat at hand, If they consider their opponent to be weak, Pukei-Pukei stand their ground and unleash a merciless spray of poison. On the other hand, if that intruder happens to be a rathalos or another monster beyond their level of strength, they may panic and eventually flee. Having the ability to determine the difference between an intruder's strength and its own allows the Pukei-Pukei to run away and hopefully live to see another day. Some might call this cowardice, but at root of such display might be wisdom.
  • The Pukei-Pukei's natural camouflage is well suited to its forest home. However, in the event that something in its surroundings changes, the Pukei-Pukei's plumage will change colors. The Pukei-Pukei's plumage is covered in fine crystalline particles also changes, making it appear as if the Pukei-Pukei's plumage has suddenly changed. If, for example, a Pukei-Pukei were to be attacked by a weaker monster, it might change its feathers to a bright red to convey its aggressiveness. If a Pukei-Pukei were to be attacked by a monster it recognized as stronger than itself, it might tuck in its body and fold in its feathers, turning them a cream-like color.
  • The secret of Pukei-Pukei's astounding perception lies in its unusually large and spherical eyes. According to one scholar, a study of the Pukei-Pukei's eyes revealed that compared to the eyes of other creatures, their eyes contain a strikingly large number of color-receptor cells. These superb photoreceptors are capable of differentiating between many variant of red, blue, green, violet, and yellow. With its oblong pupils that control the amount of light allowed into its eyes, Pukei-Pukei can even distinguish between colors in the dark. The uncanny ability to discern colors allows Pukei-Pukei to recognize threatening monsters in an instant and vacate dangerous areas in the blink of an eye.
  • Pukei-Pukei feeds mainly on plants like Poisoncups and stores these foods in its chin and tail. In conflict, it will mix these with the contents of its poison-producing sacs and release combination of the materials from its mouth. Depending on which plants are mixed, the Pukei-Pukei can create a variety of toxins. A sporepuff base will create a mist-like spray, while the Scatternuts make a poison bubble that bursts and spreads on contact. Furthermore, when these plant and poison mixtures are given time to ferment, they create a highly volatile poison vapor. When this vapor combines with the fluid of the Pukei-Pukei's poison sacs, it forms a very powerful poison gas. The Pukei-Pukei stores this gas in its highly elastic tail and will release it as a last resort when facing strong opponents. The plants that it feeds on are not only for sustenance, but also for self defense.
  • A Pukei-Pukei's tongue is highly elastic, comparable to that of its tail. Near the centre of its tongue is a specialized bone called the "hyoid". When this bone is pushed forward, it pulls the surrounding muscle along with it and extends. Research shows that a Pukei-Pukei's tongue can stretch beyond four meters long. The tongue's elasticity is so powerful that a single human's strength is insufficient to stretch the tongue by force; only the Pukei-Pukei's well developed hyoid and surrounding muscles allow it to stretch its tongue at will. Through clever use of its tongue, Pukei-Pukei can easily grasp food(such as high-growing Scatternuts while airborne) or thwart invaders from a significant distance.
  • Pukei-Pukei is somewhat of a rarity when it comes to reproductive habits since it utilizes Mernos nests for brood parasitism. During breeding season, a Pukei-Pukei waits for a small window when a Mernos has vacated its nest and proceeds to deposit its ovum among the Mernos's eggs. The Pukei-Pukei chick then hatches before the Mernos's young do, at which time it instinctually pushes the other eggs out of the nest. This ensures that only Pukei-Pukei chick receives the care that the Mernos unwittingly  provides for it. A young Pukei-Pukei leaves the nest, learns to fly of its own accord, and naturally seeks out vegetation for sustenance.




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