Palworld is a unique mix of survival and Pokémon-style gameplay that lets you explore huge landscapes and meet all kinds of cool creatures. These creatures, called Pals, aren’t just for battles – you can actually ride them and use them to travel around the open world. In this guide, I’ll show you how to craft Pal saddles to be able to ride ground and flying mounts.
How To Ride Pals in Palworld
Before you can hop on your Pals, there are two important things you need to do: capture a ridable Pal and craft the matching saddle. Not all Pals in Palworld can be ridden. Only certain ones have that ability.
Depending on the type of Pals you’ve captured, you can ride either ground mounts or flying mounts. Ground mounts offer cool features like galloping while flying mounts let you soar higher in the air or descend.
Capturing a Ridable Pal
These Pals can be found in different environments – some wander around the plains, while others swim or fly. If you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to focus on ground-based Pals like Rushoar, Melpaca, or even Eikthyrdeer. They’re relatively easier to capture, especially at lower levels.
Catching an Eikthyrdeer can be a bit challenging if you are under-leveled, but using a Mega Sphere can really make the job a lot easier.
Crafting Pal Saddles or Harnesses
Once you manage to capture a Pal that can be ridden, you’ll be able to craft a unique saddle or harness for it. Crafting them will allow you to ride your Pal. You can find these items in the Technology menu and unlock their blueprint by spending a specific amount of Technology Points.
In Palworld, these saddles or harnesses can be obtained from the Pal Gear Workbench. It’s a Level 6 technology blueprint, and you’ll need some specific materials to put it together, like 10 Paldium Fragments, 30 Wood, and 2 Cloth. Additionally, crafting the saddle itself will require some additional materials.
The materials required for crafting saddles differ depending on the type of Pal. For example, to craft an Eikthyrdeer Saddle, you’ll need 5 Leather, 20 Fiber, 10 Ingots, 3 Horns, and 15 Paldium Fragments. However, for Rushoar Saddle and Melpaca Saddle, the requirements are slightly different and require fewer resources.
Once you’ve crafted the matching saddle for a Pal, you can ride that specific kind of Pal whenever you want. To do this, add the Pal in your party, summon them, and then hold down the ride button near them to hop on.
When you’re riding your Pals, you have complete control over them. They can still use their abilities, which you can activate by pressing specific buttons or keys.
Flying Mounts in Palworld
Riding Pals is not limited to ground mounts. You can also ride flying mounts, such as the eagle-like creature Nitewing. Catching flying mounts is a bit trickier as they usually fly high, but you can bring them down to the ground using a Fire Bow or a Poison Bow. Then, quickly deplete their health alongside your companion and throw a Pal Sphere to catch them.
Crafting Saddles for Flying Mounts
The process of crafting saddles for flying mounts is similar to that of ground mounts. You’ll need to unlock the blueprint in the Technology menu and gather the necessary materials. Once you have crafted the saddle, you can summon your flying Pal and use it to explore the skies of Palworld.
How To Increase Mount Speed
Faster mounts let you cover vast distances in a flash. You can boost mount speed by capturing rideable monsters with passive skills like Runner and Swift. Another option is to breed a combination of Pals with these specific mount speed passives to create even faster mounts.
Riding mounts in Palworld adds a whole new level of excitement to the gameplay. Whether you’re cruising on the back of a ground Pal or soaring through the sky on a flying mount, it’s like a whole new world opens up for you to explore.