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 Tier
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, its attack power is 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.

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