Kaukau Nuva

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Kaukau Nuva
Kaukau Nuva Gali.png
Title Kanohi Nuva of Water Breathing
Powers Enhanced water breathing
Component disks None
Bearers The Toa Nuva
Pronunciation KOW-KOW NOO-vah

The Kaukau Nuva is the Kanohi Nuva Mask of Water Breathing, formed when a destined Kanohi Kaukau is immersed in Energized Protodermis. It allows its user and those nearby to breathe only water at any depth and withstand intense water pressure for an unlimited amount of time.[C8, p. 19] The only beings able to use this mask are Toa Nuva.

Example Usage

Onua shared his Kaukau Nuva's power with Whenua after he cut a hole in the floor of a tunnel that led to an underground river.


  • Toa Nuva Tahu - Former secondary mask; destroyed during the sinking of Ta-Koro
  • Toa Nuva Gali - Primary mask
  • Toa Nuva Lewa - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Pohatu - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Onua - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Kopaka - Secondary mask


Picture Description
Kaukau Nuva Gali.png A normal Kaukau Nuva
Adaptive Kaukau Nuva.jpg A Kaukau Nuva, adjusted to a swamp environment via the Adaptive Armor.
Concept artwork of the swamp-adapted Kaukau Nuva


  • After the Bohrok were defeated, Naho Falls was rebuilt in the shape of a large Kaukau Nuva.
  • The Kaukau Nuva can be used to suffocate enemies by sharing its power. However, Toa would consider that to be immoral.[CwGF]

See also