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Palling Around is an optional mission in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt to hunt and kill a bulletproof bullymong.


"Being the tale of an armored bullymong and a well-armed Vault Hunter."


  • Find bullymong lair
  • Kill Bulwark


The Bulwark can be found on a wide cliffside shelf in a tribe of other bullymongs. One approach to the area is from above. This entails traveling through the gated tunnel in the main valley of Hunter's Grotto and taking the elevator up to the upper plateau. Another route is by fan boat from the open sea, followed by a walk on foot up the slope. When at the Bulwark's lair, several bullymongs have to be killed before it appears.

The Bulwark is primarily a ranged attacker, preferring to keep its distance and throw rocks at its enemies. Although, under rare circumstances, it sometimes also leaps at targets. When an enemy comes too close to it, the Bulwark will curl into a ball, wrapping its tough hide around itself. This tactic grants it invulnerability and reflects bullets, reducing the potency of shotguns. Like most bullymongs, it is vulnerable to incendiary damage and otherwise isn't too difficult to kill.


"You are considerably better at hunting than Hammerlock is at talking to his friends."

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  • Occasionally, especially if approached from the slope to the open sea, the Bulwark will seemingly fail to appear. Its body will be present, curled up and shaking slightly, but it will not attack and the objective will remain "Find bullymong lair". This is because the Bulwark does not attack until the large bullymongs in the area have been defeated and occasionally not all of them will spawn. Approaching the area from a different direction, such as from the cliff above, will usually spawn the remaining bullymongs and when they are killed the mission will progress. If this fails, saving and reloading the game will reset the area.
    • This can be bypassed by Maya's Phaselock as it will force the Bulwark out of cover.