Do Pals evolve in Palworld? Exploring whether or not Palworld evolution happens and how to improve Pals

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Do Pals evolve in Palworld? It’s pretty plain to see that Pokemon inspired this game, as many of the creatures resemble those from the Nintendo classic and some game mechanics are present. Evolution is a staple of Pokemon games, as it’s how Charmander gets to Charizard and how others reach their most powerful form.

Does Palworld include an evolution system? Can you evolve a Pengullet like you can evolve a Rowlet into a Decidueye in Pokemon? If you’re curious about all of the game’s similarities to its spiritual twin though, check out our dedicated Palworld Pokemon comparison.

We also have guides covering the fastest mounts in Palworld and the best mining Pals to get. Now, do Pals evolve in Palworld?

Do Pals evolve in Palworld?

Penking in the Paldeck in Palworld
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No, Pals do not evolve in Palworld. There are currently no evolution options for your Pals. It’s unknown if this might be an added feature later down the line or in future instalments, but as things stand, there’s no direct mechanic to evolve a Pal to make it stronger. Your Cattiva, Foxparks, Liffmunk and more will stay as their base form no matter what.

Some Pals do look like they might evolve to one another. Pengullet and Penking seem like they’d be part of the same evolutionary family, for example. Sparkit and Grizzbolt also look this way. Nevertheless, there’s no Palworld evolution system like the Pokémon series.

Will Palworld evolutions ever come?

Right now, there’s no telling what the developers have planned for Palworld in the future. The game is in early access so more mechanics could be added down the line, but there’s no indication that evolution is on the way. Given that it’s had some backlash from Pokemon players, it might be best to stay away from the evolution mechanic, but that doesn’t rule it out.

There is however a fusion system, which allows you to fuse two Pals into a new variant offspring when you breed them together in a breeding farm. This is similar to how Pokemon can breed, though this is less limited than putting two Pokemon in a nursery. It can also yield pretty strong results, as many Fusion Pals are pretty powerful. They are a stronger creature, but they didn’t evolve to be so.

They can have really good HP and defense stats and be great for PVP (which is planned for a future update), so fusion might be a little better than any evolution mechanic. While the game certainly has its similarities with the Nintendo franchise, this is one area where it differs tremendously.

Pal evolution explained: A Pal with a gun.

Is fusion breeding Pals worth the effort?

We’d argue that fusion is absolutely worth doing in Palworld. Individual Pals can be pretty strong, but they are limited. By breeding together high-tier Pals however you can create particularly strong offspring which benefit from the characteristics and mutations of both parents. Multiple generations of selective breeding like this results in uniquely powerful Pals which would be impossible to acquire any other way in the world after they hatch from eggs.

Palworld might not have evolutions as we understand it in regards to titles like Pokemon, but it does boast a system ironically a little closer to evolution in the real world. We’d definitely recommend experimenting with different pairings to create powerful new fused hybrids. You can come up with some incredibly powerful Pals and they can make all the difference when you’re playing. The base-level Pals are strong, but if you can get two good ones and breed them, you can be almost unstoppable with incredible traits and different skills.

That hopefully answers all your questions about whether Pals evolve in Palworld. If you’re still new to the game and trying to learn more, why not check out our guide on the Palworld achievements, how to catch Pals in Pal Spheres, or find out whether you can play Palworld multiplayer and get your friends on board? Furthermore, check out how to get a Statue of Power, how to get souls, and where all Alpha Pals are located.

Pal evolution FAQ

How many types of Pal are there in Palworld?

There are over 100 Pals in Early Access, but including all the potential fusion combos that number could be significantly higher.

How do you fuse Pals in Palworld?

To fuse two pals, you need to breed them. The resulting offspring will then be a fusion of the two parents.

Can you evolve Pals in Palworld?

No, you can’t evolve Pals in Palworld right now.

Are there evolutions in Palworld?

There is no evolution in Palworld, but there is fusion.

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Finlay Cattanach

Fin is a Guides and Reviews writer for He's worked previously with Startmenu, The Loadout, and more. He plays everything from strategy and sandbox titles to FPS and souls-likes.


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