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Kulu-Ya-Ku are Bird Wyverns first introduced in Monster Hunter: World.

Appearance

Kulu-Ya-Ku has a body shape similar to other raptorial Bird Wyverns, such as Velocidrome. This monster is covered in light brown scales and has a face that greatly resembles a Dodo. There are feathers on its head and arms. It also has spikes on its tongue.

Behavior and Abilities

Kulu-Ya-Ku is able to pick up small boulders and use them to protect itself from incoming attacks. It can also toss said boulders at foes from a distance or use a jumping slam to inflict stun. They are commonly spotted stealing eggs from Monster nests, especially those of the Rathian. By using Slinger Ammos, hunters can easily knock rocks out of the Kulu-Ya-Ku's hands.[1] Hunters can also break the rock by hitting it multiple times with their weapon. Kulu-Ya-Ku's head and arms can be wounded.

In Master Rank, Kulu-Ya-Ku gain the ability to dig up and use ore chunks or flint rocks instead of a regular rock. Ore chunks inflict more physical damage and stun hunters more easily. Flint rocks on the other hand may combust on impact and cause damage in a small area. What factors into the type of rock Kulu-Ya-Ku pick is unknown, as the Bird Wyverns seem to able to pick up all three in all known habitats.

Unlike other raptorial bird wyverns, Kulu-Ya-Ku are very docile and calm when coming into contact with hunters. If attacked, however, they will fight back.

Game Data

Physiology

Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 68 68 60
Torso 45 45 40
Foreleg 52 56 45
Tail 55 50 35
Breakable Parts: Head, Foreleg
Element Weakness Damage Data
Hitzone Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon.png Fire Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon.png Water Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon.png Thunder Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon.png Ice Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon.png Dragon
Head 15 20 15 15 15
Torso 15 20 15 15 15
Foreleg 15 20 15 15 15
Tail 15 20 15 15 15
Ailment Effectiveness
Ailments Effectiveness Ailments Effectiveness
Poison Stun ★★
Paralysis Sleep
Blast ★★ Exhaust
Fireblight Waterblight ★★
Thunderblight Iceblight

Hunting Tips

A Kulu-Ya-Ku uses small boulders to shield itself or smash against its enemies. Force it to drop whatever it is holding by staggering or blinding it, or if it's holding a cracked boulder, attack it to break it.
- MHRise's Hunter's Note


Game Appearances

Main Series

Spin-offs

In-game description

Monster Hunter World
MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png An odd bird wyvern that has developed limbs capable of carrying weapons. It's been spotted stealing eggs from nests found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png A bird wyvern that has developed limbs capable of carrying objects. It has been spotted stealing eggs from the nests. If attacked while carrying an egg, it will drop the egg in fright and flee. When enraged, a Kulu-Ya-Ku will dig up a small boulder to shield itself against threats or use it in its attacks.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★

Materials

This section is about monster materials obtained from hunting Kulu-Ya-Ku in Monster Hunter Rise. For a list of acquistion chances, as well as carves in other games, see Kulu-Ya-Ku Carves.

Low Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Scale Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale
Rare-4 310z
With some fine crafting, the milky white color of these scales can be improved.
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide
Rare-4 460z
Due to its versatile coloration, this hide is often used in clothing.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume
Rare-4 550z
These feathers are a hit among trendy youth for their vibrant patterns.
5thGen Item Icon-Head Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak
Rare-4 610z
This beak, developed to eat the yolks out of eggs, has a peculiar shape.
5thGen Item Icon-Bone Yellow.svg
Monster Bone M
Rare-4 200z
A nicely-sized bone. Strong yet flexible, it's as reliable as steel and wood.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

High Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Scale Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+
Rare-6 890z
Boasts brilliant coloration, and leaves nothing to be desired in strength.
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+
Rare-6 1320z
Just like the sturdy Kulu hide you know. except stronger, and smoother too.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+
Rare-6 1570z
These larger, more colorful feathers are often used in decorative items.
5thGen Item Icon-Head Orange.svg
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+
Rare-6 1740z
This Kulu beak is a peck above the rest. Stronger than typical wyvern hide.
5thGen Item Icon-Bone Orange.svg
Monster Bone+
Rare-4 500z
A high-quality monster bone. Hard to obtain, but vital to craft powerful equipment.
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Blue.svg
Bird Wyvern Gem
Rare-7 4800z
A valuable gem that can be harvested from bird wyverns. Said to fetch a high price on the market.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Large Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 500z
Large, bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

Trivia

  • Kulu Ya-Ku is one of the few raptorial bird wyverns to have feathers.
  • During the collaboration with Final Fantasy, hunters could fight a Barroth-sized Kulu-Ya-Ku that came in contact with the Crystal. For this particular Kulu-Ya-Ku, its attack power is doubled, it cannot drop the Crystal, and it can’t be captured.
    • The quest for this Kulu-Ya-Ku cannot be initiated again once completed in that save file, making it one of two unique monsters that players could not re-encounter unless player goes for SOS signal or start a new game. The other being the "Shattered Horn" Kirin in Iceborne.

Gallery

References

Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter: World (edit)
Herbivore MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi
Piscine Wyvern MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian
Elder Dragon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (edit)
Herbivore MHWI-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MHWI-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHWI-Boaboa Icon.png Boaboa MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Fanged Beast MHWI-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHWI-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Coral Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku MHWI-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png Scarred Yian Garuga
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Icon.png Fulgur Anjanath MHWI-Banbaro Icon.png Banbaro MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHWI-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MHWI-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHWI-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHWI-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Icon.png Acidic Glavenus MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos MHWI-Wulg Icon.png Wulg
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Icon.png Ebony Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Viper Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MHWI-Beotodus Icon.png Beotodus MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHWI-Cortos Icon.png Cortos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHWI-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png Frostfang Barioth MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHWI-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHWI-Shrieking Legiana Icon.png Shrieking Legiana MHWI-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png Nightshade Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHWI-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHWI-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHWI-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHWI-Alatreon Icon.png Alatreon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHWI-Fatalis Icon.png Fatalis MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHWI-Namielle Icon.png Namielle MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHWI-Ruiner Nergigante Icon.png Ruiner Nergigante MHWI-Safi'jiiva Icon.png Safi'jiiva MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png Shara Ishvalda MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHWI-Blackveil Vaal Hazak Icon.png Blackveil Vaal Hazak MHWI-Velkhana Icon.png Velkhana MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)
Herbivore MHRise-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHRise-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHRise-Kestodon Male Icon.png Kestodon MHRise-Popo Icon.png Popo MHRise-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MHRise-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MHRise-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHRise-Apex Arzuros Icon.png Apex Arzuros MHRise-Bishaten Icon.png Bishaten MHRise-Goss Harag Icon.png Goss Harag MHRise-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHRise-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHRise-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Temnoceran MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHRise-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png Crimson Glow Valstrax MHRise-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHRise-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png Thunder Serpent Narwa MHRise-Narwa the Allmother Icon.png Narwa the Allmother MHRise-Wind Serpent Ibushi Icon.png Wind Serpent Ibushi
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