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"Mask of Water Breathing; big help when there's no water anywhere around."
Gali, BIONICLE Legends 10: Swamp of Secrets
Gali Mata Surfacing
Mask of Water Breathing
Power(s)Lets user breathe only water
KanokaShrink, Regeneration and Remove Poison
Notable Wearer(s)The Toa Mata (fomerly)

The Kanohi Kaukau is the Mask of Water Breathing, sometimes called the Mask of Water. It gives its user the power to breathe water and only water for a limited amount of time.

Kaukau were carved out of a mixture of Shrink, Regeneration and Remove Poison Kanoka on Metru Nui.

Example Usage

Kaukau Comic Form

Gali's Kaukau

Gali, Kopaka, Pohatu, and Onua used their Kaukau during their Kanohi search to get a Miru hidden underwater in BIONICLE Chronicles 1: Tale of the Toa.

Known Wearers


  • The Toa Mata - Formerly; exchanged for Golden Kanohi.
    • Tahu - Former secondary mask
    • Gali - Former primary mask
    • Lewa - Former secondary mask
    • Pohatu - Former secondary mask
    • Onua - Former secondary mask
    • Kopaka - Former secondary mask
  • Hahli - (Powerless in shape of Great) Formerly; given to Karzahni
  • Kivi - (Powerless in shape of Great)
  • Nuhrii - (Powerless in shape of Great)


  • Before it was destroyed by the Bohrok, Naho Falls had a large Kaukau statue carved into it.
VahiIgnikaMask of Creation


PehkuiMask of ClairvoyanceKualsiMask of EmulationMask of GrowthMask of Rahi Control
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Mask of Light and ShadowKirilRodeOlmakOlisi
Mask of IntangibilityMask of Possibilities
Mask of PsychometryMask of MutationMask of Charisma
Mask of AdaptationMask of AgingMask of BiomechanicsMask of ConjuringMask of FusionMask of IncomprehensionMask of ReboundingMask of Sensory AptitudeMask of ScavengingMask of Undeath

Kanohi Nuva:

Hau NuvaKaukau NuvaMiru NuvaKakama NuvaPakari NuvaAkaku NuvaAki NuvaRua Nuva

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