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Coral Pukei-Pukei - Guide & Tips

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Coral Pukei-Pukei! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, & more!

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Coral Pukei-Pukei - Tips & Tricks

Coral Pukei-Pukei Overview

Pukei-Pukei Subspecies New To Iceborne

A brand new subspecies, the Coral Pukei-Pukei has a bright red and orange body. It is known to stream water out of its mouth and engorged tail.

Spotted In The Coral Highlands

Spews Streams Of Water From Its Tail

The Coral Pukei-Pukei can mainly be found in the colorful Coral Highlands. This is the only area where you can encounter this monster.

Preparing For Coral Pukei-Pukei

Bring Water Resistant Gear Or Nulberries

The Coral Pukei-Pukei spews out water that can cause Waterblight, damaging your stamina recovery. Equip Water Resistance skills to avoid taking too much Water damage or use Nulberries to negate Waterblight.

Break Tail To Prevent Tail Attacks

Break Tail To Prevent Tail Attacks

When you break the Coral Pukei-Pukei's tail, it's less likely to do water attacks with it. Focus fire on the tail to curb the tail attacks of the monster.

Drop Monster Into Blue Sponge Beds

Drop Monster Into Blue Sponge Beds

If you do enough damage to the Coral Pukei-Pukei while in the blue sponge beds, it'll drop down and get trapped in them. Make sure to heavily attack the monster when it's in that area.

Coral Pukei-Pukei - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Coral Pukei-Pukei - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Coral Pukei-Pukei has 3 weak spots - head, wings & tail. All these parts are breakable or severable as well as its main body or chest area.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Wings ★★・★★・★★★

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Coral Pukei-Pukei - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Deal the most damage to the Coral Pukei-Pukei, bring Ice-based or Poison weapons
Thunder weapons are moderately effective against Coral Pukei-Pukei
Keep Water weapons to the side as they don't do much damage to this monster

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Water ResistanceIncreases resistance to the Water element
EarplugsPrevents stuns from monster roars

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Waterproof MantleWaterproof MantleReduces water damage and negates Waterblight
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks
Vitality MantleVitality MantleAbsorbs a certain amount of damage and its effect ends when maximum damage is absorbed

Coral Pukei-Pukei - Moves & Counters

Stomp Attack Stomps in place that can damage & stagger you. Dodge backwards to keep safe
Tail Spin Spins tail around its body. Roll away to avoid taking damage
Tail Water Spurt Spurts water from its tail in a vertical line behind it. Move to its front to keep hit it
Mouth Water Stream Spits water in a straight stream from its mouth. Move to the side for attack openings
Tail Spin Water Stream Flies in the air and spews water from its tail in a widening circle. Roll away or keep distance to avoid damage

Watch Its Mouth & Tail

Watch Its Mouth & Tail

The Coral Pukei-Pukei spews water from its mouth and tail. Always watch what both ends will do to keep yourself safe and find any attack openings to damage the monster.

Keep To Monster's Right Side

Keep To Monster

When the monster spews water from its tail, it swings from the left. Keep to its right side to avoid getting water damage or Waterblight.

Dodge Forward During Radial Tail Stream Attack

Keep Distance During Radial Tail Stream Attack

The Coral Pukei-Pukei does a powerful tail spin in the air that spews a huge amount of water in a widening circle. Dodge forward through the attack or keep your distance to avoid taking too much damage.

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