How to Scare the Birds Away from the Cable Car in Pikuniku

Wondering how to get rid of those pesky birds on the cable car in Pikuniku? Here’s what you need to know.

From Devolver Digital, Pikuniku is a simple yet adorable adventure game about saving the world. Putting you in the shoes of a creature known only as “the monster”, you’ll be tasked with assisting villagers and townsfolk with various puzzles and quests. But along the way, you’re free to explore wherever you can get to.

In the first village you find yourself in, to the right is a cable car. However, it’s out of order; there are three birds perched on the wire. Talking to the creature stood by the side of it, you find out it can’t run until the birds have been scared off.


Cue a long sequence of me jumping from various angles, trying to scare off the birds with no luck.

In short, you can’t scare away the birds on the cable car in Pikuniku. By following your main quest line, the birds will move automatically as you progress through the game. There’s nothing you can do to get them to move any sooner. Nothing you can throw at them, no mask you can scare them with. Nada.

So if you’ve found yourself wondering how to use the cable car, don’t worry. Just be patient, work on some other quests in the village, and it’ll unlock naturally as you progress through the story.