Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Ballooning Problems Quest Walkthrough

A walkthrough on the quest Ballooning Problems in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Included are the quest's objectives, monsters encountered, and rewards.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne - Ballooning Problems

Balloning Problems


Hunt a Paolumu
Area Time Limit Reward Failure Conditions
Coral Highlands 50 minutes 4,320 z Time Expires / Faint 3 times
Unlock Conditions
Clear One for the History Books and Coral Highlands expedition.


Target Paolumu
Intruders Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Legiana
Other Kelbi, Shamos, Raphinos


Item Rate
Armor Sphere+ x1
Sturdy Bone x1 ★★★
Coral Crystal x1 ★★★
Nullberry x2 ★★★
Monster Bone L x1 ★★★★
Coral Bone x1 ★★★
Dragonite Ore x1 ★★
Flashbug x2 ★★★



Paolumu is a quite an easy monster to deal with. Just be careful of when it grows in size, as it can perform a powerful body slam that does massive damage. Do not stay in front of it for too long as to simplify dodging its attacks.

Paolumu Monster Guide

You can gather some flashbugs in areas 4 and 7 to force Paolumu to land whenever it goes airborne. This gives you time to unload on it as it struggles to get up.


It may be a bit challenging to deal with both Paolumu and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, especially with the latter’s stunning flash move. Get a few hits in on Paolumu before pulling back and anticipating Tzitzi-Ya-Ku’s organ flash. You can also run away and wait for Paolumu to relocate if you are struggling with the two.


It is not recommended to take on Legiana when it interferes in the fight. Pull back until Paolumu moves to another area before resuming your hunt.

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