Ballooning problems (Main Quest) in MHW

Ballooning problems mission mhw

  • Quest Type: Main Quest
  • Quest Location: Coral Highlands
  • Quest Rank: 4

After the failure to capture Zorah Magdaros, the fleets have decided to catch up on the trail and use an airship.

A large shortage of materials is hindering the construction of the ship and you are needed to go out and pick up what is lacking in order to complete the airship.

This quest will require you to hunt down a Paolumu which will provide everything else required for the airship.


In this quest, you will need to find the location of a Paolumu and track it down in order to slay it.


You will be starting out in the first camp atop of the whole area and will need to jump down to begin looking for the Paolumu.

Once you jump down from the camp, head towards the left and you will find tracks which you will need to continue following.

The tracks you follow will lead you to a forest with pink trees that is located in sector 5 and as you approach the area a cutscene will begin, revealing the Paolumu.

After the cutscene has finished, you will need to start attacking the Paolumu and deal enough damage to cause it to flee.

The Paolumu will fly off to another location, requiring you to track it by foot until you get to the next area it has flown off to.

During this quest the Paolumu has the tendency to run off around once or twice and will need to be followed every time it does so.

Depending if you were able to greatly reduce its health or simply lower it, you will either find the Paolumu resting or flying around in another area.

Continue attacking it until you finally kill it and the quest will come to an end.

Quest Rewards

Upon completion of the Ballooning Problems quest, you will be rewarded with 4320 Zenny and will later on be able to proceed with the Legiana: Embodiment Of Elegance quest.


  • Try to keep your distance from the Paomulu when it fills itself with air as it will tend to knock you down several times and instead, use this as a time for quickly crafting or healing before attacking it again.
  • The Paolumu recklessly charges ahead a lot of times which allows you to easily get a few hits to its side or tail during its short recovery.
  • At one point, the Paolumu may fly off to sector 8 where there is a Tzitzi-Ya-Ku which you can take advantage of when the two fight as the stun of the Tzitzi-Ya-Ku can disable the Paolumu.
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