A timid rodent that is easily frightened.

Kuakas are rodent-like creatures native to Earth. They share similarities with real-life rodents, such as becoming fertile immediately after giving birth and eating just about anything. Kuakas live in underground dens but regularly come to the surface to scrounge for food. An interesting and unique physical feature of the kuaka is it's spinal claw. The spinal claws' exact purpose is unknown, though apparently they can be removed without harming the animal. They are also distantly related to Pobbers.




Plains Kuaka are common kuaka found on the Plains of Eidolon. They tend to prefer living above ground and as such are commonly preyed upon by Condrocs and Kavats. They are prized for their nutritional value and proficiency as ratters.

When captured via Conservation they will reward the following:

Perfect Good Bad
ReputationLargeBlack400 ReputationLargeBlack300 ReputationLargeBlack200



Ashen Kuaka are uncommon kuaka found on the Plains of Eidolon. These kuaka dislike light, prefering to live underground but will infrequently brave the surface to gather food, along with debris and oddities to decorate their nests.

When captured via Conservation they will reward the following:

Perfect Good Bad
ReputationLargeBlack600 ReputationLargeBlack450 ReputationLargeBlack300



Ghost Kuaka are extremely rare kuaka found on the Plains of Eidolon, named for their pale coat and elusiveness. They live live almost exclusively in underground burrows, eating grubs and roots, and almost never visiting the surface.

When captured via Conservation they will reward the following:

Perfect Good Bad
ReputationLargeBlack1,200 ReputationLargeBlack900 ReputationLargeBlack600


  • Kuakas can be seen in some parts of the Grineer Forest tileset but unlike when they appear on the Plains of Eidolon, they are purely decorative in these locations and cannot be killed or scanned.
  • When Kuakas burrow to hide and despawn, the game treats this as the Kuaka having died, causing it to drop loot.
  • Plains (simply known as "Kuaka" on release) and Ashen Kuaka were added in Update 22.0 with the Plains of Eidolon, with Ghost Kuaka being added in Update 24.6.


  • Kuakas are likely named after Quokkas, small herbivorous marsupials about the size of a domestic cat.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 25.0
  • Fixed three entries of each Kuaka variant appearing in the Codex.

Update 24.6

  • You can now track and tranq animals in the Plains of Eidolon!
    • New Kuaka variants can also be found throughout the vast Plains of Eidolon!
    • Changed Mortus Pink pigment to drop from Tusk Flameblade instead of Kuakas.

Update 24.2

  • Fixed Kuakas appearing distorted when casting Itzal's Cosmic Crush on it.

Update 22.20

  • Added Mortus Pink pigment color to drop from Kuakas.

Update 22.9

  • Spearfishing spears can now kill Kuakas if you wish to do that.

Update 22.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 27.0.11

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