How to Capture Pals in Palwold & Increase Your Capture Chances

Anastasios Antoniadis

How to Capture Pals in Palwold & Increase Your Capture Chances

Palworld is a vibrant game world enriched by its unique inhabitants known as Pals. These delightful creatures, numbering over a hundred different varieties, add charm and depth to the game’s environment. Players have the opportunity to form bonds, train, and capture these endearing beings, each boasting their own unique personality, abilities, and visual appeal.

In this game, players can go on adventures with their Pals, or assign them tasks like mining, crafting, or farming. It’s important to note that not all Pals are friendly. Some of them may attack players when encountered. This guide provides a complete overview of how to catch Pals effectively, along with strategies and techniques to improve your success rate.

How to Capture Pals in Palworld

Capturing Pals in the wild requires Pal Spheres. This section explains how to acquire them.

How to Craft a Pal Sphere in Palworld

Pal Sphere Recipe
Image: Pocketpair via Meta Game Guides

In Palworld, capturing Pals echoes the familiar mechanics seen in Pokemon games. Instead of Pokeballs, players require a unique item named a Pal Sphere for this purpose.

To begin crafting Pal Spheres, players must first attain level two and collect essential crafting materials. First you must build a Primitive Workbench, which requires 2x Wood. Then you must collect the following crafting materials:

  • 1x Paldium Fragment
  • 3x Wood
  • 3 Stones

Players might also find Pal Spheres scattered across various locations on the map.

A Pal Sphere laying on the ground
Image: Pocketpair via Meta Game Guides

Once a Pal Sphere is crafted, players can capture a Pal by aiming and throwing it using the “RB” button on the controller or “Q” on their keyboard. Pressing and holding the Q key also reveals the likelihood of a successful capture.

Upon a successful catch, the Pal either joins the player’s party or is sent to the Palbox at their base if the party is at capacity. The Pal Sphere is lost if the attempt fails, and players must craft another for a subsequent try.

How to Improve Your Pal Catching Odds

As players progress and level up, capturing higher-level Pals becomes more feasible. Below are additional tips and tricks to boost the odds of a successful Pal capture.

Weakening the Wild Pal

To improve capture chances, it’s advisable to first weaken the Pal. This can be done using weapons like arrows or pickaxes to reduce its health. Caution is necessary to avoid fatally injuring the Pal, as it’s impossible to capture them once they are dead or unconscious.

Upgrading to Advanced Pal Spheres

While basic Pal Spheres are adequate for low-level Pals, advanced spheres such as the Mega Sphere significantly increase capture success rates. These superior spheres may take time to acquire but are highly beneficial in the long run.

Ambush The Pal: Throw the Pal Sphere while Facing the Pal’s Back

Back Bonus Palworld
Image: Pocketpair via Meta Game Guides

Throwing a Pal Sphere from behind a Pal can marginally improve the chances of capture by 10%, providing a strategic advantage in the game.

Anastasios Antoniadis
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