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How to Beat Paolumu - Tips and Recommended Gear

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Paolumu. Learn Paolumu's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves & how to counter them!!!

How To Beat Great Paolumu - Monster Hunt Location & Weakness Guide

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Paolumu - Tips and Tricks

Positioning - Stand Next to Paolumu's Head

Standing next to Paolumu's head lets you hit all of its weak spots while being able to dodge away from many of its frontal attacks.

Hit the Head and Neck Pouch

Paolumu's main weak spots are its head and neck pouch. Breaking Paolumu's Neck Pouch reduce its hovering time and the frequency of its breath attack making it a priority target.

Different Attacks When On Land and In Flight

Paolumu Hunting tips - flying

Paolumu has different attack patterns when on land and in flight. The rule of the thumb is attack it while its grounded and move away while is in flight to avoid its Wind Attacks.

Weapons with Longer Reach/Range is preferred

Paolumu's takes flight frequently, so weapons with longer reach will have a better chance at hitting Paolumu while its airborne. Ranged Weapons are unaffected by its flight.

Flash When its in the Air

Paolumu's attacks are much more deadlier when its flying. Using Flash Pods will bring it down, so be sure to bring ingredients along for field crafting. Shooting its head with Brightmoss will yield similar results.

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Paolumu - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart

Paolumu Weakness

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Neck Pouch★★★★★★★★★

Paolumu - Element & Item Weaknesses

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Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat
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Paolumu - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Fire is the most effective element against Paolumu
Thunder is also effective against Paolumu
Paolumu is resistant to Water. Do not bring Water-based weapons

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Fire AttackThis skill boosts your weapon's Fire attacks, exploiting the Paolumu's weakness to Fire.
Weakness ExploitYou'll deal more damage to the Paolumu's weak areas with this skill.
Reduces the effect of Paolumu's Roar, making the fight easier. Since its a Weak Roar, Lv3 will suffice.
WindproofPaolumu uses Wind Pressure heavily during airborne attacks. Negate it for easier fights.

Recommended Items

MHW Shock Trap Shock TrapShocks monster to stay still for a few seconds
MHW Pitfall Trap</td><td> Pitfall TrapDrops monster into pitfall for a few seconds
MHW Mega Barrel Bomb Mega Barrel BombDeals explosive damage to monster when triggered
MHW FLASH POD Flash PodStuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light

Bringing Paolumu Down Should Be Priority

Paolumu could be brought down while its flying with Flash Pods, making it a priority. Barrels and traps could be used in conjunction with Flash Pods for greater effect.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Temporal Mantle Temporal Mantle Automatically avoids fatal monster moves
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Vitality Mantle Vitality Mantle A certain amount of damage is negated once. Adds health to HP bar.

Paolumu - Moves & Counters

Claw RakeJump up and rake the ground beneath it. Dodge to its sides when it jumps.
Tail SwipeSwipe tail in a 360 degrees arc. Dodge when you see it swing its head to the sides getting ready to swipe
ChargeCharge towards the Hunter. Dodge to the Left/Right
Air Breath
Shoots compressed air balls at the hunter. Dodge to the sides.
Tail Stab
Attempts to stab the hunter from the skies with its tail. Will be stuck for a while if it misses
Tail Spin
Spins its tail from the skies. Dodge to the Left/Right

Dodge Paolumu's Tail Stab For a Attack Opening

How To Beat Great Paolumu - Tail stuck

When Paolumu is flying, it will sometimes attempt to fly on top of the player and stab with its tail. If this attack misses, Paolumu will be stuck to the ground for a while, allowing you to attack it.

Dodge Far Away From its Air Breath

Polumu Shoots compressed air balls at the hunter while flying. Even if the balls didn't hit, the air pressure will hinder your movement and create an opening for Paolumu to charge you, so dodge far away.

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