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
A brand new subspecies, the Coral Pukei-Pukei roams across the Coral Highlands in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne! It has a bright red and orange body and streams water out of its engorged tail.
Spews Water Streams From Its Mouth & Tail
The Coral Pukei-Pukei drinks water from the blue sponges in the Coral Highlands and spews them from both of its ends - mouth & tail.
Spotted In The Coral Highlands
According to video footage, it seems the Coral Pukei-Pukei has made the Coral Highlands its home. Other areas in the New World it may appear at have not been confirmed.
Preparing For Coral Pukei-Pukei
Bring Water Resistant Equipment
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.
Keep To Monster's Right Side
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.
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
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
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
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Coral Pukei-Pukei - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Deal the most damage to the Coral Pukei-Pukei, bring Ice-based 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
|Water Resistance||Increases resistance to the Water element|
|Earplugs||Prevents stuns from monster roars|
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Waterproof Mantle||Reduces water damage and negates Waterblight|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Eliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks|
|Vitality Mantle||Absorbs 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
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 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 through the attack or keep your distance to avoid taking too much damage.