How to Kill Pukei-Pukei - Monster Hunter World Pukei-Pukei Tracking Guide - Pukei-Pukei Weakness, Best Weapons and Elements to Kill a Pukei-Pukei

This Monster Hunter World guide will teach you how to track and kill any monster in the game, including beasts like the Great Jagras, Anjanath, Rathalos, and Diablos.

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Pukei-Pukei is definitely one of the stranger creatures that you're going to come across in your time with Monster Hunter World, but it's still one of the more deadly. In this Monster Hunter World Pukei-Pukei guide, we'll be walking you through how to kill a Pukei-Pukei, as well as pointing out the various Pukei-Pukei weaknesses, so you know how to deal with the beast quickly and effectively.

Should you instead need anything else on the massively complex game of Monster Hunter World, including how to quickly track down a monster using the Scout Flies, as well as how to perfectly cook a nice piece of meat, then head over to our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.

Monster Hunter World Pukei-Pukei Guide

The Pukei-Pukei can be found in the Ancient Forest area of Monster Hunter World, which is the starting area of the game. Don’t worry about running into this deadly beast as soon as you begin your journey however, as you’re far more likely to run into the weaker Great Jagras near the southwest Camp, than you are the Pukei-Pukei.

Instead, you’ll nearly always find the Pukei-Pukei near the upper northern areas of the Ancient Forest map, in zones 6 through 8, which is also the same area that you can frequently find the formidable Anjanath patrolling, so be on the lookout for an unwelcome visitor to your fight with the Pukei-Pukei.

How to Kill a Pukei-Pukei in Monster Hunter World

The Pukei-Pukei isn’t one of the creatures in Monster Hunter World that will seek you out and attack you, but it will initiate combat should you stray too close to the beast. You’ll want to bring a quick weapon to a fight with this monster, because although it isn’t exactly one of the toughest beasts in Monster Hunter World, it does have some fairly rapid and long reaching attacks. We’d strongly recommend the Dual Blades for taking on the Pukei-Pukei, but the Sword and Shield, Insect Glaive, and Katana should also get the job done.

The main weapon of the Pukei-Pukei is its tongue, which it can use for both long, sweeping attacks, and jabbing attacks. Basically, you want to stay to the side of the Pukei-Pukei, as if you’re in front of it for too long, it’ll come lurching towards you with its tongue outstretched, and it also has the ability to spit poison at you, pools of which will occupy the ground for roughly ten seconds afterwards.

While staying to the side of the Pukei-Pukei is one tactic, another excellent one is to try and cut the tail off the monster. The Pukei-Pukei likes to sometimes enlarge its tail with poisonous odour, only to unleash it all across the battlefield, and if you ever see the Pukei-Pukei stop and start shaking, you know this attack is coming. Therefore cutting off the tail by simply hacking away at it with a bladed weapon is a great option, as it effectively takes one major weapon for the Pukei-Pukei out of the battle.

Unlike the Great Jagras, the Pukei-Pukei doesn’t have any minions that it can fall back on, and as long as no other vicious monsters like the Anjanath or Rathalos interfere, you should be fine to take down the Pukei-Pukei with a bladed weapon.

Now that we’re all wrapped up with how to take down a Pukei-Pukei, why not check out some of our other Monster Hunter World guides, including how to kill a Barroth, as well as our complete Wildspire Waste map guide.

Alternatively, you could head over to our monsters guide hub, where we'll walk you through how to take down every single beast in Monster Hunter World.

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  • Avatar for missghale #1 missghale 5 months ago
    I feel so lucky that I got odogaron during my first hunt. I am new to MH and I was really intimidated with this monster. I always run away when he is close by, as I play solo right now. He is the ugliest monster for me and the most brutal (as a low rank hunter). I main Insect Glaive, Pulsar Rod III, and I mixed and matched Legiana Armor and Hornetaur Armor for him. I trapped him and oh thanked god I got him! Astera jerky is a must have too!
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  • Avatar for alexanderbarrett41 #2 alexanderbarrett41 4 months ago
    Deviljho has no habitat, it's just like bazelguese and wanders killing anything that moves or is meaty, it will even eat it's own tail.
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  • Avatar for SMELLY2 #3 SMELLY2 4 months ago
    These are the most unhelpful reviews on the Web. Eat a meal. Avoid attacks. It's the exact same how to for every monster. Try to do damage when possible. I mean really. Your advice is simply to play the game. No tips. No strategy. No nothing. Just try to hit it and not get hit. Thanks for the really great advice.
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    i could not fucking find the fucking tracks in the fucking forest i when moved forward from the golden scale?
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    Here is a video of me taking out the Odogaron:

    How To Kill The Odogaron
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