It resembles a giant, tailed gorilla with pink fur, a hippo-like head, and long front claws. The spike on its head is actually hair that the Congalala has smoothed into shape to signify that they are the pack leader. Congalalas are surprisingly intelligent beasts.
Despite their apparently adorable appearance, the Congalalas should never be underestimated. While they are for the most part very docile, they react well to the presence of herbivores, so long as they give a wide berth. They can quickly become aggressive to anything that disrupts feeding or startles them, for example, if they see hunters. When damaged enough, their rage mode is triggered. Most of their upper jaw will be red, and they will be more aggressive.
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A large pelagus sporting pink fur often spotted in the jungle and swamp zones. Fond of mushrooms, its diet affects its breath, which may be poisonous or flaming. One can predict these traits via the food in its local habitat.
It primarily uses melee attacks, such as charges or swipes, with an occasional belly flop.
Without the ESP skill, when the Congalala inflates its stomach, all attacks aimed at its stomach will bounce. However, it can be attacked from the side or the rear.
The Congalala's signature move is its fart attack, which inflicts the Soiled status, preventing the hunter from consuming any food items unless they use a Deodorant or wait for the status to pass.
The Congalala can also breathe flames, poison, paralysis or sleep gas out in front of it in the same fashion as Teostra or Lunastra using their fire breath.
The Congalala also has an extremely dangerous combo in which it swipes the ground 3 times and then does a body slam; however, this attack leaves it temporarily open to attacks, as long as the quake is avoided. The quake can be blocked against or rendered useless altogether with the skill Quake Resistance.
When enraged, its face and behind turn red, and it angrily blasts a fart. In rage mode, it is both faster and stronger.
The Congalala's weakspot, the head, will yield Vibrant Pelt when broken, and the remaining scraps of hair effectively make it look like a giant Conga with claws.
If the hunter drops meat mid-battle, Congalala may stop to eat it. This trait can be utilised by dropping drugged, tainted and poisoned meat. The Congalala indicates that it is going for the meat when it stands on its hind legs and sniffs the air. It may take more than one meat to inflict the desired effect.
Congalala have been known to fart when caught in a Pitfall Trap; consider keeping a safe distance away. It is especially likely when they are in Rage mode.
Congalala is found in much the same habitats as its stronger relative, the Emerald Congalala.
When hungry, the Congalala can release a sonic fart. This fart will actually have the same effect as a roar, but can be avoided by keeping a safe distance, blocking or the Earplugs skill.
Congalala is able to use a Dung Throw attack. One chunk of dung is sent flying a short distance, and if the hunter is hit, it will inflict the Soiled status.
To keep a Congalala from using its Dung Throw attack, simply do not break its tail. As long as the mushroom, ore, or bone is held in its tail, it cannot throw dung at the hunter.
An interesting thing to note is that Congalala falls face-first into a Pitfall Trap, unlike most monsters whose heads are caught above ground.
After dying, a Congalala can still damage any hunters nearby if they are standing near its claws while flailing its arms around.
Congalala's tail can be broken and will yield Territorial Dung or Territorial Dung+ (High ranking quests only), account items worth 500 Pokke Points and 2500 Pokke Points each, respectively.