Pukei-Pukei is a Bird Wyvern first introduced in Monster Hunter: World. Pukei-Pukei can be found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. Their materials can be used to craft poisonous weapons and the Pukei Armor Set.
Pukei-Pukei slightly resembles a chameleon, with limited color-shifting, and its eyes are similar to frogs. It has a pair of wings and is covered in green, feather-like scales that vary in color throughout its body, excluding its orange underbelly and . Its underbelly is covered in white osteoderm-like protrusions. Despite being reptilian in nature, Pukei-Pukei has vibrant feathers around its neck and wings. Pukei-Pukei was based on flowers and one of its design concepts was of an accordion.
Behavior and Abilities
Pukei-Pukei is known to store the properties of its food within its mouth and tail before combining them with its own poison. By doing so, it can spew poison from its mouth and tail for protection. This poison varies depending on its previous meal. For example, if Pukei-Pukei eats a Scatternut then its poison will gain similar stunning abilities. Hunters can drop Scatternuts on Pukei-Pukei in order to prevent it from feeding on nuts.
Observational reports state that Pukei-Pukei will bully weaker monsters but cower before bigger, stronger monsters. It's prone to retreating at the first sign of danger, so use that to your advantage. When enraged, the head and wing feathers of the Pukei-Pukei will turn red. When fatigued, feathers on its head and wings are faded, its eyes are also narrowed. Pukei-Pukei's head, back, and wings can be wounded, and its tail severed.
Monster Hunter: World
|Pukei-Pukei Damage Effectiveness|
| Pukei-Pukei Scale|
|4||360z||Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Scale+|
|6||950z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Shard|
|9||1580z||Very rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Shell|
|4||470z||Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.|
| Pukei-Pukei Carapace|
|6||1350z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.|
| Pukei-Pukei Cortex|
|9||2220z||Very rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.|
| Pukei-Pukei Quill|
|4||640z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Wing|
|6||1700z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Fellwing|
|9||2920z||Very rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.|
| Pukei-Pukei Sac|
|4||660z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants poisonous properties.|
| Pukei-Pukei Sac+|
|6||1750z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants poisonous properties.|
| Large Pukei-Pukei Sac|
|9||2980z||Very rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants poisonous properties.|
| Pukei-Pukei Tail|
|4||620z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Unusual, used to craft gear.|
| Pukei-Pukei Lash|
|9||2860z||Very rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Unusual, used to craft gear.|
| 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 Pukei-Pukei Equipment
The following is a complete weapon list for Pukei-Pukei weapons:
|Great Sword:||Sword & Shield:|
|Insect Glaive:||Heavy Bowgun:|
- According to Encyclopedia and the information we know, Pukei Pukei is probably the original apex monster of Ancient Forest, but it is now replaced by Rathalos, and something like Anjanath can easily overpower it.
- In the collaboration quest for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, a friendly Pukei-Pukei can be found trapped behind a Leshen's roots. If freed with the Igni Sign, it will assist the player in fighting the Leshen. It can be healed using Lifepowder if it is injured.
- If the Pukei-Pukei survives the quest until the end, it and a Grimalkyne will award the player with an Attack Jewel.