Coral Pukei-Pukei is a Subspecies of Pukei-Pukei first introduced in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.


Coral Pukei-Pukei retains most of its characteristics from Pukei-Pukei. However, Coral Pukei-Pukei sports bright orange coloring on its face, feet, and front wing claws. These turn red when it becomes enraged. The rest of its body has a pinkish-red tint to it while its underbelly and tail tip are violet.

Behavior and Abilities

While the Pukei-Pukei utilizes poison, the Coral Pukei-Pukei uses water as its main element of attack. Coral Pukei-Pukei is able to store high concentrations of water in its tail by drinking the sponge-like plants that lie in the Coral Highlands. By doing this, it is then able to shoot out jets of high pressurized water beams at hunters. It is also capable of doing this from its mouth by eating various plants. In addition to this, it can also throw out globs of water balls at hunters from its mouth.

Unlike Pukei-Pukei, Coral Pukei-Pukei is more aggressive with its attacks. It is also shown to be able to use its tail far more effectively than Pukei-Pukei when attacking hunters.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png A bird wyvern that stockpiles water inside its body, fortified by the plant life it consumes. When threatened, it can expel a powerful stream from its mouth or tail.

Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison ★★★
Water Sleep ★★
Thunder ★★ Paralysis ★★
Ice ★★★ Blast ★★
Dragon Stun ★★

Monster Materials

Item Name Rarity Value Description
MHW-Scale Icon Orange.png
Coral Pukei-Pukei Shard
9 2340z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.
MHW-Shell Icon Orange.png
Coral Pukei-Pukei Cortex
9 3360z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.
MHW-Wing Icon Orange.png
Coral Pukei-Pukei Fellwing
9 4460z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.
MHW-Powder Icon Orange.png
Large Coral Pukei-Pukei Sac
9 4540z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants water element properties.
MHW-Tail Icon Orange.png
Coral Pukei-Pukei Lash
9 4380z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Unusual, used to craft gear.
MH4G-Ball Icon Blue.png
Fey Wyvern Gem
9 8000z An exceptionally pure gem taken from a bird wyvern. Its fragility makes it difficult to carve.
Guiding Lands Only
MHW-Powder Icon Orange.png
Hydrated Sac
9 2000z Very rare Coral Pukei-Pukei material. The Guiding Lands' energy fortifies the monsters living there.
MHW-Powder Icon Orange.png
Tempered Torrent Sac
9 4000z Very rare Tempered Coral Pukei-Pukei material. A product of the brutal power struggle in the Guiding Lands.


For more information, see Coral Pukei-Pukei Equipment

Coral Pukei-Pukei materials can be used to craft two different armor sets: Pukei Lagoon α+ Armor and Pukei Lagoon β+ Armor.

The following is a complete weapon list for Coral Pukei-Pukei weapons:

Great Sword Sword and Shield Hammer
Hunting Horn Lance Switch Axe
Insect Glaive Light Bowgun Heavy Bowgun



  • Coral Pukei-Pukei is the first Bird Wyvern in the entire Monster Hunter franchise (counting Spin-offs, the Frontier Series, Online and Collaboration projects) to ever utilize the Water Element.
  • Severing the tail will disable the ability to pump water out like a fire hose.

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