Palworld – where to find and catch Daedream

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Looking for Daedream in Palworld? Daedream is a dark-type Pal who can only be found at night times or hiding in certain dungeons.

Daedream is extremely easy to come by, especially at the starting island when you begin the game. As a low-level Pal, you won’t have to worry about coming up with a strong team to beat and catch one.

Before we get into Daedream and how to get this Pal, make sure you read our guides covering how to get Nox and our picks for the fastest mounts in Palworld. Now, let’s take a look at how to catch Daedream in Palworld.

Daedream location in Palworld

Map showing the location of Daedream in Palworld
Map showing the location of Daedream in Palworld (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Daedream can be found on the starting island, at almost every section of it during night time. Daedream also appears elsewhere on the map and is always in great abundance while it’s dark. To find a Daedream, wait until it’s dark and start looking around the start island. When it’s dark, they are fairly noticeable thanks to how much they glow purple in the darkness.

✓ pro tip

Change the length of days in the World settings

If you don’t want to wait for a full day and night cycle in-game, you can adjust the length of days in the game’s settings. You can change these settings in the ‘World Settings’ option before you load into your game.

Use the image of the map above to see where you can find Daedream. We encountered them in huge supply directly down from the Plateau of Beginnings where you start the game. If you get unlucky and don’t encounter any here, you can search further ahead and on to other islands. Just look for glowing purple heads in the dark.

How to catch Daedream in Palworld

Daedream floats in the air in Palworld
Daedream floats in the air in Palworld (Image taken by VideoGamer)

Catching Daedream doesn’t require any special tactics. Since they are found in low-level areas, you should even be able to punch them or hit them with a club to weaken them in no time. We recommend fighting them without a Pal in case the Pal accidentally takes it out before you can catch it.

Daedream is mostly geared towards being a combat Pal, but it does have a decent spread of Work Suitability if you don’t have a ton of options in the early game. Catching a Pal in Palworld is always the same process, but you should always aim your Pal Spheres so you don’t waste them with a missed throw. As a quick note, you can sometimes get a bonus to your capture rate if you throw your Pal Sphere at the enemy from behind. While not foolproof, it can increase your chances and save you some Spheres. Daedream can also be hatched from a Dark Egg.

Palworld – Daedream Skills

Daedream as seen in the Paldeck in Palworld.
Daedream as seen in the Paldeck in Palworld. (Image taken by VideoGamer)

One of the main aspects of Pals in Palworld is the skills that let them help out around your base. Each Pal has a different spread, and Daedream has levels in Handiwork, Gathering, and Transporting. With these three skills covered, Daedream can help out your base quite a lot until you come across other Pals with more Skills.

Daedream Passive SkillsExplanation
Handiwork Level 1Handiwork lets your Pal help you build things in the base.
Gathering Level 1Gathering lets you Pal harvest crops.
Transporting Level 1Transporting lets your Pal move resources around your base, EG: putting wood into a chest for you.

With this Work Suitability, Daedream can be a useful helper early on in the game. As you play and catch more Pals, you’ll see how quickly Daedream will be outranked. As you play and catch more Pals, you’ll see how quickly Daedream will be outranked. In terms of active skill and attacks, Daedream will learn the following abilities as you level it up.

Level LearnedAttack NameEffect
Level 1Dark BallUnleashes a sphere of darkness that slowly tracks down the enemy.
Level 7Poison BlastHurls poison sludge at an enemy.
Level 15Shadow BurstQuickly discharges dark energy, dealing AoE damage.
Level 22Cryst BreathEnshrouds an enemy in a frigid blast of air, dealing continuous damage.
Level 30Spirit FlameFires three balls of malice that relentlessly pursue an enemy.
Level 40Nightmare BallCreates a giant ball of darkness and hurls it at an enemy.
Level 50Dark LaserCharges dark energy before blasting enemies with a powerful beam.

Is Daedream’s Necklace worth it?

Crafting Daedream’s necklace will let your Daedream access its partner skill, Dream Chaser. When the player attacks, Daedream will follow up with magic bullets in tandem with your strikes. crafting the necklace will let your Daedream access its Partner Skill.

To craft Daedream’s Necklace, you need to reach level 6 and unlock the option to make it in the Technology tab. You will need to have caught one Daedream for this to appear, and you will need a Pal Gear Workbench to make the necklace. With that done, take the materials to the bench and select the Necklace to craft it, like with other Saddles and Harnesses.

Daedream item Drops and Materials

Daedream drops a Venom Gland and a Small Pal Soul. Beating, catching, or Butching a Pal will give you items the Pal holds. These are different between each Pals, but there is a lot of crossover. Small Pal Souls are dropped regularly by Pals, but Daedream is a good source of Venom Glands if you find you need them.

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Capture or kill?

Once you’ve captured a Pal and gained its rewards, you can immediately choose to Butcher it with the knife and get the rewards a second time. This is a way to double your rewards, but the Pal is lost in the process.

That’s all you need to know about Daedream in Palworld. For more, check out our guides covering how to perform a power slide trick and our picks for the fastest mounts.

Palworld Daedream location and skill FAQs

How do I get to Daedream?

You can reach Daedream from the start of the game. Wait for night time and you should see Daedreams pop up everywhere! Make sure you have a torch to navigate the dark.

What are Daedream’s weaknesses in Palworld?

Daedream is weak to the Dragon type in Palworld. You won’t have too much trouble with this Pal, since it is found very low level.

About the Author

Jack Webb

Jack Webb is a guides writer for VideoGamer.


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