Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Pukei-Pukei Monster Guide

A guide on Pukei-Pukei in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, including an overview, monster stats, materials, and strategy on how to defeat it.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne - Velkhana


Pukei-Pukei Monster Guide

Pukei-Pukei is a bird wyvern found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. It has the appearance of a reptile with an elongated tongue to strike at foes from afar. Pukei-Pukei can spew poison out of its mouth and tail when threatened.


Type Element Ailments Inflicted Weakness
Bird Wyvern None Poison Thunder, Fire, Ice
Weak Points Breakable Parts Location Tempered Level
Head, Wings, Tail Head, Wings, Back, Tail Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste 1


Material How to Obtain Notes
Pukei-Pukei Scale Body Carving, Quest Reward
Pukei-Pukei Shell Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Back
Pukei-Pukei Quill Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Wings
Pukei-Pukei Tail Tail Carving, Quest Reward
  • Cut Tail
Pukei-Pukei Sac Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Head
Pukei-Pukei Scale+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • High rank only
Pukei-Pukei Carapace Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Back
  • High rank only
Pukei-Pukei Wing Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Wings
  • High rank only
Pukei-Pukei Sac+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Head
  • High rank only
Bird Wyvern Gem Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • High rank only
Monster Bone M Quest Reward
Monster Keenbone Quest Reward
  • High rank only
Poison Sac Quest Reward
Toxin Sac Quest Reward
  • High rank only


Bring Antidotes

Pukei-Pukei’s attacks inflict poison. Bring plenty of antidotes or gather some antidote herbs around the map.

Mount It

Mounted strikes allow you to reliably do damage to Pukei-Pukei without having to chase it. You can also knock it down with your weapon’s mounted attack. Unload on it as it struggles to get up to stack on even more damage.

Recover Health with Vigorwasps

Pukei-Pukei often moves to areas with a lot of vigorwasps you can use to restore your health. Use them as much as you can to conserve potions.

Run Away from Anjanath

You are likely to encounter an Anjanath when hunting Pukei-Pukei in the main story. Since you will have very weak weapons and armor early on, do not take on Anjanath yet. Run away instead and focus on your main target. If Anjanath joins when you are fighting Pukei-Pukei, pull back first. Wait until one of them goes away before hunting Pukei-Pukei again.

Cut off Pukei-Pukei’s Tail

Pukei-Pukei’s tail whip will lose some of its range when you cut off its tail.
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