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Nightshade Paolumu is a Subspecies of Paolumu first introduced in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.


Like the standard Paolumu, Nightshade Paolumu is a large mammalian Flying Wyvern resembling a bat. Its body is covered in soft fur that is primarily black or dark purple, contrasting with its standard counterpart's white-and-pink coloration. Its tail is also darkly colored, matching the color of its fur. Its face is pale white, while on its neck are two brightly colored patches resembling the patterns on the tail feathers of a peacock. When it is deflated, these patches are more difficult to see. Its wings contain faint hints of green on the webbing.

Behavior and Abilities

Nightshade Paolumu is far more aggressive and proficient in aerial combat than Paolumu. Whereas Paolumu requires several attempts to suck enough air into its throat sac to get airborne, Nightshade Paolumu is able to inflate itself with a single inhalation. Once airborne, it is capable of flying at high speeds and in unpredictable patterns by releasing its stored air, often dealing damage to hunters that are hit. It is also able to fly without inflating.

Its most distinctive ability is a pale blue-green gas it expels from its mouth while inflated, which acts as a powerful narcotic that puts to sleep hunters that are exposed. It's able to produce small clouds or exhale a single, massive cloud, which remain on the battlefield for a short duration. It can inhale without inflating itself in order to draw in patches of its gas, and it can spread them out using the wind currents it stirs up with its tail.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png A Paolumu subspecies capable of putting prey to sleep. It produces a powerful sedative gas stored within its throat sac that it can expel and scatter to knock unwary foes out.

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-Hide Icon Purple.png
Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur
9 3300z Very rare Nightshade Paolumu material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Broadly used for many purposes.
MHW-Scale Icon Purple.png
Nightshade Paolumu Shard
9 2200z Very rare Nightshade Paolumu material. Mostly obtained by carving. Solid, used to craft gear.
MHW-Shell Icon Pink.png
Paolumu Cortex
9 4380z Very rare material obtained from Paolumu and its subspecies. Obtained by breaking its tail.
MHW-Wing Icon Purple.png
Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing
9 4400z Very rare Nightshade Paolumu material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Lightweight, used to craft gear.
MH4G-Ball Icon Light Blue.png
Large Wyvern Gem
9 8000z A wyvern gem that has grown further over the ages. Emits a mesmerizing shimmer.
Guiding Lands Only
MHW-Hide Icon Purple.png
Obsidian Fur
9 2500z Very rare Nightshade Paolumu material. The Guiding Lands' energy fortifies the monsters living there.
MHW-Hide Icon Purple.png
Tempered Hide
9 4500z Very rare Tempered Nightshade Paolumu material. A product of the brutal power struggle in the Guiding Lands.


For more information, see Nightshade Paolumu Equipment

Nightshade Paolumu materials can be used to craft two different armor sets: Lumu Phantasm α+ Armor and Lumu Phantasm β+ Armor.

The following is a complete weapon list for Nightshade Paolumu weapons:

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



  • Nightshade Paolumu's sleep gas attack affects hunters who have Sleep Immunity or the Immunity Mantle on differently. Said attacks will instead flinch or throw the hunter and inflict a small amount of damage on impact, but the lingering gas will not do anything.

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