Palworld – Top 10 Best Pals to Have Before Hitting Level 30

Hey there, folks! How's everyone doing? In today's Palworld article, we're diving into 10 must-have pals you'll want to snag before hitting that level 30 mark.

Discover the pals that are practically indispensable, always hanging out in bases or chilling in inventories due to their incredible strength. We'll also chat about where to find these awesome pals. Hope you all enjoy the read. Let's jump right in!

#1 Quivern

Quivern – the dragon-type pal that's been a game-changer for us. So, we snagged Quiv with a stellar move set – think draconic breath, acid rain, and spirit fire. These attacks make Quiv a powerhouse in battles, no doubt about it.

Quivern has a high base power and can even surpass higher level Pals in terms of power. But that's not all – Quivern isn't just about the brawn. Once you unlock the flying passive (which, yes, comes a bit later), Quiv becomes a majestic flying mount. Hit the capture spot around level 15 for a better capture shot. Remember, the closer you are in level, the smoother the capture.

Sleeping while cuddling a Quivern is said to be a heavenly experience, but there are some who have been crushed and sent to heaven by ones that toss and turn in their sleep.
AttributeValue
TierS Tier
NameQuivern
HP105
Melee/Shot ATK100/100
DEF100
Work Speed100
Food4
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Sky Dragon’s Affection-Partner SkillCan be ridden as a flying mount. Enhances Dragon attacks while mounted.
Dragon Cannon1Active Skill 1Hurls an energy ball imbued with draconic energy at an enemy.
Spirit Fire7Active Skill 2Fireballs explode, generating smaller fireballs that spread forward.
Acid Rain15Active Skill 3Creates acidic clouds that pour down acid rain on enemies.
Draconic Breath22Active Skill 4Exhales breath imbued with draconic energy, dealing continuous damage.
Grass Tornado30Active Skill 5Generates tornadoes on either side before launching them at an enemy.
Aqua Burst40Active Skill 6Creates a giant ball of water and hurls it at an enemy.
Dragon Meteor50Active Skill 7Calls down numerous small meteorites and launches them at an enemy.

Work Suitability:

Handiwork LvTransporting LvGathering LvMining Lv
1322

Drops:

  • High-quality Pal Oil

Location

Visually, Quivern is a sight to behold. Massive, fluffy, almost fairy-like when summoned – it adds a touch of awe to our party. So, if you're on the lookout for a versatile, powerful pal that can soar through the Pal World, Quivern is your winged companion.

#2 Nitewing

It carries newborn Pals to its nest and raises them as a surrogate parent. Once the baby Pal has fattened up, it hunts them.

Let's delve into Nitewing, a pal that has truly spiced up our adventures. Nitewing is the initial flying mount we secured, making its appearance early in the starting area at around level 11. What distinguishes Nitewing is its adaptability and the ease with which you can acquire it in the game.

The standout feature of Nitewing is its Swift passive, granting it a notable 30% increase in movement speed. This attribute transforms Nitewing into a speedster, making navigation through the Pal World a seamless experience. Whether you're covering extensive distances or exploring diverse regions swiftly, Nitewing is the reliable pal to turn to.

In terms of aesthetics, Nitewing boasts a sleek and majestic appearance, contributing a sense of freedom to our escapades. It's akin to having a personal avian companion that effortlessly facilitates exploration and discovery. To locate one, simply consult the Pal Deck for insights into their usual habitats in the starting area.

Nitewing's early availability and practicality establish it as an indispensable asset for any adventurer. It not only expands your horizons but also imparts that exhilarating sensation of gliding through the skies. So, whether you're embarking on a quest or merely soaking in the panoramic views, Nitewing emerges as the pal that elevates your entire adventure.

AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NameNitewing
HP100
Melee/Shot ATK100/95
DEF80
Work Speed100
Food7
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Travel Companion-Partner SkillCan be ridden as a flying mount.
Air Cannon1Active Skill 1Quickly fires a burst of highly pressurized air.
Tornado Attack7Active Skill 2Generates a tornado before soaring towards its target.
Wind Cutter15Active Skill 3Fires a high-speed blade of wind that flies straight at an enemy.
Power Bomb22Active Skill 4Charges a massive amount of energy before firing a large destructive ball.
Sand Tornado30Active Skill 5Generates two sand tornadoes on either side before launching them at an enemy.
Grass Tornado40Active Skill 6Generates two tornadoes on either side before launching them at an enemy.
Pal Blast50Active Skill 7Charges destructive energy before firing a high-powered beam forward across a wide area.

Work Suitability:

Gathering Lv
2

Drops:

  • Leather

#3 Rayhound

Rayhound boasts an impressive double jump ability while mounted, allowing us to effortlessly scale mountains and overcome obstacles with a swift leap. Picture this: as we traverse diverse terrains, Rayhound adds a layer of agility and versatility to our gameplay, making it an indispensable part of our adventures.

Speed is another standout feature of Rayhound. As a ground-based pal, it ensures swift traversal through the game, helping us cover distances with ease. This becomes particularly valuable when we need rapid movement and exploration, especially before obtaining a flying mount. Rayhound is our reliable companion for efficient navigation in the game.

To capture Rayhound, head to the starting area where they commonly spawn, usually around level 11. Checking the pal deck can provide insights into their habitat. Finding one with the Swift passive is a bonus, boosting movement speed by 30% and enhancing our overall gaming experience.

At full speed, it could be mistaken for a bolt of lightning. If two Rayhounds collide, the sound is like that of a powerful thunderclap.
AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NameRayhound
HP90
Melee/Shot ATK100/100
DEF80
Work Speed100
Food5
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Jumping Force-Partner SkillCan be ridden. Can double jump while mounted.
Sand Blast1Active Skill 1Hurls sticky mud at an enemy.
Shockwave7Active Skill 2Quickly discharges electricity, shocking those around it.
Spark Blast15Active Skill 3Releases a lightning ball that expands outward in a forward, circular pattern.
Stone Blast22Active Skill 4Fires a barrage of stones forward.
Electric Ball30Active Skill 5Fires an electric ball that slowly pursues an enemy.
Lightning Streak40Active Skill 6Generates a lightning bolt that moves forward in a line.
Lightning Bolt50Active Skill 7Charges electric energy before blasting enemies with a powerful shock.

Work Suitability:

Generating Electricity Lv
2

Drops:

  • Electric Organ

Whether we're embarking on quests, gathering resources, or simply savoring the vast landscapes of Palworld, Rayhound stands out as a fantastic companion. With its speed, agility, and the ability to double jump, Rayhound is not just a pal; it's a game-defining ally that adds excitement to our journey in Palworld!

#4 Direhowl

While they may not boast the ability to soar through the skies, Direhowls excel in speed. As ground-based pals, they ensure swift traversal through the game, making it a breeze to cover distances efficiently. Imagine sprinting through the varied terrain of Palworld, with your trusty Direhowl keeping pace by your side.

Long ago Direhowl would hunt alongside humans but over the years this bond faded.
AttributeValue
TierA Tier
NameDirehowl
HP80
Melee/Shot ATK110/90
DEF75
Work Speed100
Food3
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Direhowl Rider-Partner SkillCan be ridden. Moves slightly faster than most mounts.
Fierce Fang1Active Skill 1Swiftly leaps at an enemy and bites into them.
Sand Blast7Active Skill 2Hurls sticky mud at an enemy.
Air Cannon15Active Skill 3Quickly fires a burst of highly pressurized air.
Power Shot22Active Skill 4Charges energy into a focused blast.
Ignis Blast30Active Skill 5Hurls a ball of fire straight at an enemy.
Power Bomb40Active Skill 6Charges a massive amount of energy before firing a large destructive ball.
Pal Blast50Active Skill 7Charges destructive energy before firing a high-powered beam forward across a wide area.

Work Suitability:

Gathering Lv
1

Drops:

  • Leather
  • Ruby
  • Gold Coin

What makes Direhowls particularly noteworthy is their unique ability to be ridden faster than most mounts. This, coupled with their swift ground movement, makes them an excellent choice for players who prioritize speed and versatility in their adventures. Plus, if you manage to find one with the Swift passive, you'll enjoy an extra 30% boost in movement speed, enhancing your overall gaming experience.

Direhowls, compared to Rayhounds, lack the ability to double jump making them inferior to the former.

To capture Direhowls, keep an eye out for them in the starting area, where they commonly spawn. Check the pal deck to get insights into their habitat.

#5 Warsect

Warsect is a top-tier fighter that boasts impressive attack and defense stats. This pal is a game-changer when it comes to combat, and its abilities extend beyond just being a strong ally. Warsect becomes a reliable ally both in battles and at your base.

What sets Warsect apart is its remarkable synergy with the player. Not only does it bring a massive Beetle-like presence to the battlefield, but it also fights alongside you, boosting your defense and applying fire damage to your attacks. Imagine having this juggernaut by your side, taking on foes and increasing your overall combat effectiveness.

In terms of its skills, Warsect naturally learns grass and ground moves, making it versatile in various combat scenarios. To add to its resilience, you can even teach it additional moves, expanding its combat repertoire. We personally found Warsect to be a fantastic asset with a whopping 430 attack and 418 defense.

To capture Warsect, you'll need to venture into a dungeon located from the Plateau of Beginnings. Keep in mind that Warsect will be at level 30, so it's advisable to be in your 20s before attempting to capture this powerhouse.

The ultra-hard armor surrounding its body is extremely strong and heat resistant. Even a napalm blast would hardly leave a scratch.
AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NameWarsect
HP120
Melee/Shot ATK100/100
DEF120
Work Speed100
Food6
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Hard Armor-Partner SkillWhen fighting together, increases player’s defense and applies Fire damage to the player’s attacks.
Wind Cutter1Active Skill 1Fires a high-speed blade of wind that flies straight at an enemy.
Seed Machine Gun7Active Skill 2Fires a volley of hard seeds at enemies in front of it.
Stone Blast15Active Skill 3Fires a barrage of stones forward.
Stone Cannon22Active Skill 4Digs up a boulder and hurls it at an enemy.
Giga Horn30Active Skill 5Skewers enemies with its four sturdy horns.
Rock Lance40Active Skill 6Generates a sharp rock spear under an enemy.
Solar Blast50Active Skill 7Charges solar energy before blasting enemies with a powerful beam.

Work Suitability:

Planting LvHandiwork LvLumbering LvTransporting Lv
1133

Drops:

  • Honey

Once you've got Warsect in your arsenal, it's highly likely that it will become a permanent member of your party. Its exceptional combat prowess and the ability to boost your defenses make Warsect an invaluable companion on your journey through Palworld.

#6 Katress

While fighting together, Katress ensures that neutral Pals drop more items when defeated. This exceptional skill makes Katress an invaluable addition to your party, especially when you're on the hunt for crucial resources like leather and bones. With Katress by your side, the yield from defeated neutral Pals significantly increases, optimizing your resource gathering.

Adding to its versatility, Katress naturally learns dark and fire-type moves, making it a reliable and powerful companion in combat and exploration alike. With substantial attack stats and two handywork skills, Katress not only excels in battles but also becomes a valuable asset in crafting tasks around your base.

Speaking of base operations, Katress truly shines in crafting endeavors. Its two handywork skills make it a crafting powerhouse, accelerating tasks like arrow-making and other essential crafting activities. This unique blend of combat prowess and crafting efficiency makes Katress an excellent choice for optimizing both your adventures and base activities.

With the power of shadows it produces arcane phenomena. It prefers to eat food raw and is particularly hostile towards Wixen
AttributeValue
TierA Tier
NameKatress
HP90
Melee/Shot ATK100/105
DEF90
Work Speed100
Food5
TimeNight

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Grimoire Collector-Partner SkillWhile fighting together, Neutral Pals drop more items when defeated.
Ignis Blast1Active Skill 1Hurls a ball of fire straight at an enemy.
Dark Ball7Active Skill 2Unleashes a sphere of darkness that slowly tracks down the enemy.
Flare Arrow15Active Skill 3Fires three flaming arrows in succession that home in on an enemy.
Shadow Burst22Active Skill 4Quickly discharges dark energy, damaging those around it.
Spirit Flame30Active Skill 5Fires three balls of malice that relentlessly pursue an enemy.
Nightmare Ball40Active Skill 6Creates a giant ball of darkness and hurls it at an enemy.
Dark Laser50Active Skill 7Charges dark energy before blasting enemies with a powerful beam.

Work Suitability:

Handiwork LvMedicine Production LvTransporting Lv
222

Drops:

  • Leather
  • Katress Hair
  • High-grade Technical Manual

To capture Katress, venture to the coordinates 137, 1119, around the Forest Area. This region is a hotspot for Katress sightings, providing you with an opportunity to capture one with specific passives that suit your playstyle. If you're aiming to enhance its crafting capabilities, finding one with the Artis passive (offering a 50% work speed boost) can elevate your base operations.

#7 Wixen

Wixen stands out with its incredible skill set, making it a valuable asset for various tasks. With two Kindling skills, Wixen is particularly adept at handling fire-related tasks, a crucial aspect of base operations. This makes Wixen an excellent choice for melting ore into ingots, a fundamental step in advanced crafting.

But that's not all—Wixen comes equipped with three Handiwork skills, making it a powerhouse when it comes to crafting and building around your base. From constructing structures to moving materials, Wixen's proficiency in Handiwork ensures that base-related tasks are completed with speed and precision.

To capture Wixen, head to the lava crack area on the map. This is where Wixen is commonly found, and capturing multiple Wixen can be beneficial for efficiently handling various tasks at your base.

With the power of light, it produces arcane phenomena. it prefers to eat food well-done and is particularly hostile towards Katress
AttributeValue
TierC Tier
NameWixen
HP90
Melee/Shot ATK50/110
DEF80
Work Speed100
Food5
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Lord Fox-Partner SkillWhen fighting together, applies Fire damage to the player’s attacks.
Ignis Blast1Active Skill 1Hurls a ball of fire straight at an enemy.
Spirit Fire7Active Skill 2The fireballs explode after a short distance, generating smaller fireballs that spread forward.
Flare Arrow15Active Skill 3Fires three flaming arrows in succession that home in on an enemy.
Spirit Flame22Active Skill 4Fires three balls of malice that relentlessly pursue an enemy.
Flare Storm30Active Skill 5Generates two flaming tornadoes on either side before launching them at an enemy.
Fire Ball40Active Skill 6The ball explodes over a wide area upon impact.
Dragon Meteor50Active Skill 7Calls down numerous small meteorites and launches them at an enemy.

Work Suitability:

Kindling LvHandiwork LvTransporting Lv
232

Drops:

  • Flame Organ
  • High Grade Technical Manual

Wixen's role extends beyond combat, making it an integral part of your base management team. Its unique skill set, focusing on fire tasks and handiwork, streamlines resource gathering and crafting, enhancing your overall productivity in Palworld.

#8 Penking

Penking is an amazing support, especially for squeezing as many drops as possible from enemies. With a unique passive ability, Penking ensures that while fighting together, fire Pals drop more items when defeated. This makes Penking a valuable addition to your party, especially when you're farming for essential resources like leather and fire organs.

Adding to its versatility, Penking comes as a water-ice type, bringing a diverse set of moves to the table. Whether you're in combat or exploring different regions, Penking proves to be a reliable and powerful companion. Its substantial work suitability and skill set make it not only a formidable fighter but also a handy crafting assistant around your base.

Speaking of crafting, Penking truly shines when it comes to base work. With two Watering, two Handiwork, two Mining, two Cooling, and two Transporting skills, it becomes a multitasking marvel. Penking is not only efficient in crafting but also excels in tasks like watering plants, mining, cooling, and transporting materials around your base.

Surprisingly, it is unrelated to Pengullet. Ever wanting to be the center of attention, this Pal will strut its stuff for any onlookers.
AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NamePenking
HP95
Melee/Shot ATK70/95
DEF95
Work Speed100
Food8
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Brave Sailor-Partner SkillWhile fighting together, Fire Pals drop more items when defeated.
Aqua Gun1Active Skill 1Hurls a ball of water straight at an enemy.
Iceberg7Active Skill 2Summons a sharp ice lance under an enemy.
Emperor Slide15Active Skill 3Lies on its belly while generating frozen air all around it before sliding at enemies at high speed.
Cryst Breath22Active Skill 4Enshrouds an enemy in a frigid blast of air, dealing continuous damage.
Aqua Burst30Active Skill 5Creates a giant ball of water and hurls it at an enemy.
Blizzard Spike40Active Skill 6It deals damage to those in the surrounding area upon impact.
Hydro Laser50Active Skill 7Shoots pressurized water at extreme velocities, sweeping over a wide area in front of it.

Work Suitability:

Handiwork LvTransporting LvWatering LvMining LvCooling Lv
22222

Drops:

  • Ice Organ
  • Penking Plume

To capture Penking, head to the coordinates 118, 354, where it commonly spawns. This is a relatively early area, allowing you to capture Penking at level 15, making it a fantastic addition to your team from the start.

#9 Digtoise

Digtoise might look like a pal proficient in combat, and you are right. However, it is much better being a base pal with its talents and capabilities. With a standout partner skill, Digtoise performs a shell spin, following you while spinning and efficiently mining ores. This makes Digtoise an invaluable addition to your party, especially when you're in need of copious amounts of ore for crafting.

What sets Digtoise apart is its exceptional proficiency in mining. As you approach rocks or ores, simply toss Digtoise nearby, and watch as it effortlessly spins, breaking down the materials into abundant resources. This unique ability makes Digtoise an essential companion for players focusing on resource gathering and crafting.

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There is a fable about the Digtoise's drill. It is a moral tale of the Digtoise's contradiction, a Pal who possesses both the hardest carapace and the strongest drill.

To capture Digtoise, head to the beach. This is where Digtoise commonly spawns, and capturing it early in your journey can significantly boost your resource-gathering capabilities.

AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NameDigtoise
HP80
Melee/Shot ATK80/95
DEF120
Work Speed100
Food2
TimeWhole day

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Drill Crusher-Partner SkillWhen activated, performs Shell Spin, follows the player while spinning, and mines ores efficiently.
Aqua Gun1Active Skill 1Hurls a ball of water straight at an enemy.
Stone Blast7Active Skill 2Power: 55, Cooldown: 10, Range: 500 – 4000
Shell Spin15Active Skill 3Moves while spinning its whole body at high speeds. Drills through enemies, dealing continuous damage.
Stone Cannon22Active Skill 4Digs up a boulder and hurls it at an enemy.
Sand Tornado30Active Skill 5Generates two sand tornadoes on either side before launching them at an enemy.
Aqua Burst40Active Skill 6Creates a giant ball of water and hurls it at an enemy.
Rock Lance50Active Skill 7Generates a sharp rock spear under an enemy.

Work Suitability:

Mining Lv
3

Drops:

  • Ore
  • High-quality Pal Oil

#10 Mossanda

Mossanda isn't very gifted in the combat department, but it does excel in groundwork. This fantastic pal comes with two Planting, two Handiwork, two Lumbering, and three Transporting skills. These skills make Mossanda an excellent choice for handling tasks like planting, lumbering, and efficiently transporting materials around your base.

Whether you're looking to cultivate resources or construct structures, Mossanda's diverse skill set ensures that base-related tasks are completed with speed and precision.

It possesses unbelievable strength. In an experiment, one was able to easily rip through 3,000 pieces of paper stacked together. Thankfully, it is not a carnivorous species.
AttributeValue
TierSS Tier
NameMossa
HP100
Meele/Shot ATK100/90
DEF90
Work Speed100
Food5
TimeDay / Night

Skills:

Skill NameLevelTypeDescription
Grenadier Panda-Partner SkillCan be ridden. Can rapidly fire a grenade launcher while mounted.
Power Shot1Active Skill 1Charges energy into a focused blast.
Seed Machine Gun7Active Skill 2Fires a volley of hard seeds at enemies in front of it.
Stone Cannon15Active Skill 3Digs up a boulder and hurls it at an enemy.
Crushing Punch22Active Skill 4Winds up its fist before striking an enemy with a devastating punch.
Seed Mine30Active Skill 5If it hits an enemy, the seed explodes.
Spine Vine40Active Skill 6Generates spiny thorns that chase an enemy along the ground, piercing them from below.
Solar Blast50Active Skill 7Charges solar energy before blasting enemies with a powerful beam.

Work Suitability:

Planting LvHandiwork LvLumbering LvTransporting Lv
2223

Drops:

  • Mushroom
  • Leather
  • Tomato Seeds

To capture Mossanda, head to the coordinates 137, 1119, in the Forest Area. This is where Mossanda is commonly found, offering you the opportunity to capture one with specific passives that suit your playstyle. If you're keen on optimizing its crafting and base management capabilities, Mossanda becomes an invaluable member of your team.

Conclusion

And there you have it, fellow adventurers! We've explored some of the remarkable pals in Palworld, each bringing their unique skills and personalities to enrich your journey. From the mighty Warsect to the resourceful Mossanda, these companions are more than just pals—they're indispensable allies in your quest.

As you venture through the captivating landscapes of Palworld, may your team of pals grow stronger, and your adventures become even more thrilling. Whether you're battling formidable foes or optimizing your base operations, remember that your pals are there to make every moment memorable.

So, gear up, capture those incredible pals, and embark on a journey filled with excitement, challenges, and countless discoveries. Until next time, happy exploring in Palworld!

Dirk
Dirk

Dirk is a devoted stay-at-home dad. His days are filled with the joyful chaos of raising two amazing sons. When he's not in full dad mode, you often find him diving into the world of video games, where he can escape into fantastic adventures and challenges.

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