Palworld – How To Ride Pals

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Palworld sees your character exploring distant lands and vast expanses. Thankfully, you won’t always need to do the whole endeavor on foot. Here’s our guide on how to ride Pals in Palworld.

How to ride Pals in Palworld

You can ride Pals by crafting their respective harnesses. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Certain Pals that you catch might have a unique feature in that you can craft harnesses or collars for them. You can see what’s available by browsing the Technology menu. You may then unlock this particular blueprint by spending Technology Points.
  • Some Pal-related items provide additional functions, like holding Foxspark to turn the creature into a makeshift flamethrower. Others, meanwhile, allow you to ride them.
  • A few examples of Pals that can be ridden include Eikthyrdeer, Nitewing, and Dinossom. Remember that you must first catch at least one of these Pals to see if they have this particular function.

The Pal Gear Workbench lets you craft a bunch of stuff for creatures that you’ve captured.

How to craft Pal saddles

The saddles that you craft to ride Pals in Palworld come from the Pal Gear Workbench, a level 6 tech blueprint. Once unlocked, select it from the Build menu (i.e. “B” key). You need 10x Paldium Fragment, 30x Wood, and 2x Cloth to construct this workbench.

But, that’s not all. You still need the materials for the saddles themselves. Let’s use the three Pals we mentioned above:

  • Eikthyrdeer Saddle (level 12 tech) – 5x Leather, 20x Fiber, 10x Ingot, 3x Horn, and 15x Paldium Fragment.
  • Nitewing Saddle (level 15 tech) – 20x Leather, 10x Cloth, 15x Ingot, 20x Fiber, and 20x Paldium Fragment.
  • Dinossom Saddle (level 19 tech) – 15x Leather, 30x Fiber, 10x Ingot, and 20x Paldium Fragment.

You definitely need to acquire Ingots if you want to ride Pals in Palworld. You can refer to our Ingot farming guide for more information.

The Eikthyrdeer Saddle (left) and Nitewing Saddle (right) let you mount these respective Pals.

How to use commands when riding Pals

If you’ve already crafted a saddle, simply make sure that particular Pal is in your party and summon them. You should see the ride command. Once you ride the Pal, you’ll notice a variety of actions, too, including galloping for ground mounts and rising higher in the air or descending for flying amounts.

Moreover, you can press certain buttons or keys to activate a Pal’s skills while riding them. For instance, Nitewing can still cast abilities like Air Cannon and Wind Cutter, even hitting enemies down below.

One of Nitewing’s abilities creates a tornado while also granting a burst of speed. Unfortunately, it uses up a lot of stamina, too.

Lastly, bear in mind that Pal stamina plays a factor here. Their energy bar decreases when they exert a lot of effort (i.e. moving faster, rising up in the air, or using abilities). Once fully depleted, they’ll return to a rest state for a few seconds until the meter is filled back up. For flying mounts, they’ll descent back to the ground for a short while.

This is how you ride Pals in Palworld. Don’t forget that you can use your mounts to cover vast distances, while also gliding/parachuting to safety.

Wide-open expanses, unique biomes, and even stranger creatures await you in Palworld. You can learn more about the game in our guides hub.