Kulu-Ya-Ku is a mischievous bird-like monster that is usually found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. It seems to be fond of round objects, often stealing Rathian eggs from their nests. When threatened, it will dig up a large rock from the ground and use it to crush foes. It has powerful hind legs that allow it to leap high into the air for a devastating attack.
|Weak Points||Breakable Parts||Location||Tempered Level|
|Head||Head, Forelegs||Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste||1|
|Material||How to Obtain||Notes|
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide||Body Carving, Quest Reward|
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+||Body Carving, Quest Reward||
|Monster Bone S||Quest Reward|
|Monster Bone+||Quest Reward|
|Birg Wyvern Gem||Quest Reward|
Kulu-Ya-Ku is an extremely agile foe that moves around a lot in battle. You will need to match its mobility to land attacks on it. When enraged, it will become faster and more dangerous.
Use Wide-swinging Melee Weapons
Melee weapons like the long sword, switch axe, and great sword are good for clipping the erratic Kulu-Ya-Ku. Be ready to do a bit more running when using the sword and shield or dual blades.
Mounting allows you to reliably damage Kulu-Ya-Ku while on its back. This saves you the trouble of having to constantly chase it to whittle down its health.
Watch Out when it has a Rock
Kulu-Ya-Ku’s most notable action is diggin up a rock to use in battle. It will frequently use the rock to hit enemies and to protect itself from attacks. Be very careful when Kulu-Ya-Ku is armed, as it will do tremendous amounts of damage with the rock.
One of its most powerful moves with a rock is a leaping slam. Kulu-Ya-Ku will do this after you get up from being knocked down. Taking two hits in a row will stun you, likely making a third attack fatal. Kulu-Ya-Ku winds up the move by stepping back and briefly pumping its legs. Avoid getting up immediately when you see this to avoid further damage.
Kulu-Ya-Ku will also use its rock as a shield. It will stand upright while holding the rock up, causing your weapon to bounce off if you attack it head-on. Strike it from its side to prevent this from happening. You can also force the rock to break by constantly hacking at it. It will eventually shatter.