Coral Pukei Pukei is one of the new subspecies found in the new expansion for Monster Hunter World and sports several differences compared to the original monster. So that you can complete the assigned quest, here’s how to beat Coral Pukei Pukei.
How to Beat Coral Pukei Pukei in Iceborne
Instead of squirting out poison all over the place, Coral Pukei Pukei uses water-based attacks, which sounds less dangerous but this subspecies is actually way more violent and aggressive than the normal Pukei Pukei, using its tail more often to sweep right under your legs and knock you out cold.
If you want to stop this monster from expelling water all over the place, you have to focus your attacks on its tail and its mouth –the two locations where the water comes from. Using the clutch claw to soften these areas up is your best bet.
Coral Pukei Pukei Weaknesses to Exploit
Coral Pukei Pukei is very weak to ice elemental weapons and is also pretty susceptible to fire, thunder, and dragon types too. The only element you do not want to be using during this battle is, of course, a water one, for obvious reasons.
What’s also handy is that this subspecies of Pukei can be inflicted with all of the different types of ailments such as poison, sleep, and paralysis, so feel free to bring some items with you than can help you take it down or use the environment to your advantage.
The main part of its body that you should be focused on is its tail. By severing this part of Coral Pukei Pukei’s body, you can really limit the number of attacks that it can perform, making this fight way easier.
Use Nullberries to Recover from Waterblight
Another thing to mention is that it’s very easy to get inflicted with waterblight, which dramatically reduces your stamina recovery speed, making it difficult to avoid attacks. You should make sure to bring along Nullberries into this fight as it will take care of that infliction right away. You can easily find these berries out in the field or by cultivating them at the Botanical Research Center.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
To sum up how to beat Coral Pukei Pukei
- Attack its tail and mouth whenever you get the chance. The clutch claw will be handy for softening those parts.
- Use a weapon with ice or thunder elements.
- Attempt to poison it or even paralyze it. These two combined will cause some serious damage.