Pukei-Pukei slightly resembles a chameleon, and its eyes are similar to frogs. It has a pair of wings and is covered in green scales that vary in color throughout its body excluding its underbelly. 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|
|4||360z||Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
|6||950z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.|
|4||470z||Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.|
|6||1350z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.|
|4||640z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.|
|6||1700z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Used for many purposes.|
|4||660z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants poisonous properties.|
|6||1750z||Rare Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants poisonous properties.|
|4||620z||Pukei-Pukei material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Unusual, used to craft gear.|
|7||4000z||A valuable gem that can be harvested from bird wyverns. Said to fetch a high price on the market.|
- For more information, see Pukei-Pukei Equipment
The following is a complete weapon list for Pukei-Pukei weapons:
|Great Sword:||Sword & Shield:|
- 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, the player will be awarded with an Attack Jewel.