Kulu-Ya-Ku are Bird Wyverns first introduced in Monster Hunter: World. They can be found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. These odd monsters developed limbs that are capable of carrying weapons. Their materials can be used to craft high-affinity raw/sleep weapons and the Kulu Armor Sets.
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. Though it is mostly covered in scales, it also has feathers on its head and arms.
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 the Slinger, hunters can easily knock rocks out of the Kulu-Ya-Ku's hands. Hunters can also break the rock by hitting it multiple times with their weapon. Master-Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku may sometimes pick up an explosive rock instead, adding a small area-of-effect to its attacks. 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 inflict AoE blast damage. 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.
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale|
|4||290z||Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+|
|6||890z||Rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Shard|
|9||1350z||Very rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide|
|4||390z||Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained by carving. Supple, often used in gear.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+|
|6||1290z||Rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Supple, often used in gear.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Thickhide|
|9||1950z||Very rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Supple, often used in gear.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume|
|4||460z||Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its forelimbs. Used for many purposes.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+|
|6||1660z||Rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its forelimbs. Used for many purposes.|
| Large Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume|
|9||2500z||Very rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its forelimbs. Used for many purposes.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak|
|4||490z||Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its head. Hard, used in many weapons.|
| Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+|
|6||1660z||Rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its head. Hard, used in many weapons.|
| Large Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak|
|9||2550z||Very rare Kulu-Ya-Ku material. Obtained by breaking its head. Hard, used in many weapons.|
| Bird Wyvern Gem|
|7||4000z||A valuable gem that can be harvested from bird wyverns. Said to fetch a high price on the market.|
| Fey Wyvern Gem|
|9||8000z||An exceptionally pure gem taken from a bird wyvern. Its fragility makes it difficult to carve.|
- For more information, see Kulu-Ya-Ku Equipment
The following is a complete weapon list for Kulu-Ya-Ku weapons:
|Long Sword:||Dual Blades:|
- 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, its attacks are doubled 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.