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!
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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 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.Check out Paolumu's Summary, Spawn / Hunt Location info here!
Paolumu - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Paolumu - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
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
|Fire Attack||This skill boosts your weapon's Fire attacks, exploiting the Paolumu's weakness to Fire.|
|Weakness Exploit||You'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.|
|Windproof||Paolumu uses Wind Pressure heavily during airborne attacks. Negate it for easier fights.|
|Shock Trap||Shocks monster to stay still for a few seconds|
|Pitfall Trap||Drops monster into pitfall for a few seconds|
|Mega Barrel Bomb||Deals explosive damage to monster when triggered|
|Flash Pod||Stuns 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
|Temporal Mantle||Automatically avoids fatal monster moves|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
|Vitality Mantle||A certain amount of damage is negated once. Adds health to HP bar.|
Paolumu - Moves & Counters
|Claw Rake||Jump up and rake the ground beneath it. Dodge to its sides when it jumps.|
|Tail Swipe||Swipe tail in a 360 degrees arc. Dodge when you see it swing its head to the sides getting ready to swipe|
|Charge||Charge towards the Hunter. Dodge to the Left/Right|
|Shoots compressed air balls at the hunter. Dodge to the sides.|
|Attempts to stab the hunter from the skies with its tail. Will be stuck for a while if it misses|
|Spins its tail from the skies. Dodge to the Left/Right|
Dodge Paolumu's Tail Stab For a Attack Opening
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.Check out Paolumu's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!