How to get and farm leather in Palworld

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✓ At a glance
  • Get Leather by capturing or killing Pals. Instead, you can purchase it from Wandering Merchants for 150 Gold.
  • Some Pals that drop Leather are Foxparks, Fuack, and Direhowl. You can capture them and then kill them to get Leather twice.
  • It is used to create items like saddles and armour.

Leather is used in a bunch of crafting recipes in Palworld, including making clothes for you and saddles to ride Pals. This makes travelling the world easier as it’s a huge improvement over running everywhere on foot. Farming Leather is a high priority in the early game. Here’s where you can get this resource and how you can maximise how much you pick up.

A map with highlighted fast travel points for Leather in Palworld.
Here’s where you can get more Leather. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best methods to farm Leather in the game

Leather can only be obtained from capturing or defeating Pals or purchasing them from shops. It does not grow in the wild, naturally. Leather can also be purchased from the Wandering Merchants that roam the map for 150 Gold. Here are the best ways we’ve found when it comes to farming Leather:

  • Hunt Foxparks and Melpacas in the Grassy Behemoth Hills. This is close to where you start the game, northwest of the Plateau of Beginnings and near the Rayne Syndicate Tower. Bring a strong Pal and a bow to clear them out.
  • Look for Rushoar, Fuack, Direhowl, Eikthyrdeer, and Nitewing near the Sea Breeze Archipelago Church waypoint.
  • Fuack, Melpaca, and Direhowl are good options near the Sealed Realm of the Swordmaster waypoint. The last two are Neutral Pals, meaning you can get more drops from them if you have Katress as her partner skill Grimoire Collecter boosts Neutral drops.
  • Buy Leather from the Wandering Merchant at the Small Settlement. You can do so for 150 Gold coins. If you do end up going to the Small Settlement, you might encounter a Rushoar, another Pal that can drop Leather.
  • Catch a Pal to get the drop reward and then knock out the Pal. Pals drop materials again when they are knocked out. You can do this as many times as you want for XP and Leather.
✓ Jack’s tip

Butchering a Pal that can drop Leather will let you get two Leather from the same Pal capture. Use this for Pals you don’t need on your team or base.

A player checks the Leather item in their inventory in Palworld.
Here’s what Leather looks like in your inventory. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Which Pals drop leather?

All Pals have a loot table, and they drop specific materials when you catch them or kill them. For Leather, it is easier to focus on finding Foxparks or Nitewing, both of which spawn on the starting island. Fuack, Vixy, and Rushroar are good early-game picks as well. As you progress through the levels, you’ll find tougher monsters further afield, but you should be able to deal with most of these at level 15. Here are all the Pals that drop Leather:

  • Chillet
  • Chillet Ignis
  • Direhowl
  • Eikthyrdeer
  • Eikthyrdeer (Terra)
  • Foxparks
  • Fenglope
  • Foxcicle
  • Fuack
  • Fuddler
  • Galeclaw
  • Gorirat
  • Grizzbolt
  • Incineram
  • Incineram (Noct)
  • Katress
  • Kikit
  • Kitsun
  • Mammorest
  • Mammorest (Cryst)
  • Melpaca
  • Mossanda
  • Mossanda (Lux)
  • Nox
  • Nitewing
  • Pyrin
  • Pyrin (Noct)
  • Reindrix
  • Ribunny
  • Rooby
  • Rushoar
  • Tombat
  • Univolt
  • Vixy
  • Yakumo
✓ Jack’s tip

Check the Paldeck!

Once you catch or kill a Pal, the Paldeck will be updated with more information, such as showing you what the Pal drops. Use this Paldeck information to hunt down other Pals that drop Leather.

A player checks out a harness recipe in Palworld.
Leather is used in a variety of recipes. Image captured by VideoGamer.

What is Leather used for?

Leather is used to craft helpful gear, such as new armour and saddles. Pal Saddles lets you mount the Pal they’re designed for, giving you access to a mount to ferry you across all kinds of terrain. Upon reaching Technology level six, you can make a saddle to mount a specific Pal, letting you ride, fly, or swim with it. To make a Saddle, you will need to unlock the ability to craft a Pal Gear Workbench. Here are some important items that need Leather along with how much of it you’ll need:

ItemRequired Leather
Arsox SaddleLeather x15
Average Feed BagLeather x10
Daedream’s NecklaceLeather x5
Digtoise’s HeadbandLeather x20
Direhowl’s Saddled HarnessLeather x10
Galeclaw’s GlovesLeather x20
Jetragon’s Missile LauncherLeather x100
Cold Resistant Metal ArmorLeather x13
Heat Resistant Refined Metal ArmorLeather x20

And here’s a list of all the Leather recipes in the game:

  • Arsox Saddle
  • Astegon Saddle
  • Average Feed Bag
  • Azurobe Saddle
  • Beakon Saddle
  • Blazamut Ryu Saddle
  • Blazehowl Noct Saddle
  • Blazehowl Saddle
  • Broncherry Aqua Saddle
  • Broncherry Saddle
  • Chillet Saddle
  • Chillet Ignis Saddle
  • Cold Resistant Metal Armor
  • Cold Resistant Pal Metal Armor
  • Cold Resistant Pelt Armor
  • Cold Resistant Refined Metal Armor
  • Daedream’s Necklace
  • Dazemu Saddle
  • Dazzi’s Necklace
  • Digtoise’s Headband
  • Dinossom Lux Saddle
  • Dinossom Saddle
  • Direhowl’s Saddled Harness
  • Eikthyrdeer Saddle
  • Eikthyrdeer Terra Saddle
  • Elphidran Saddle
  • Explorer Cap
  • Faleris Saddle
  • Fenglope Saddle
  • Flopie’s Necklace
  • Foxpark’s Harness
  • Frostallion Noct Saddle
  • Frostallion Saddle
  • Galeclaw’s Gloves
  • Giant Feed Bag
  • Grintale Saddle
  • Hangyu Cryst’s Glove
  • Hangyu’s Gloves
  • Heat Resistant Metal Armor
  • Heat Resistant Pal Metal Armor
  • Heat Resistant Pelt Armor
  • Heat Resistant Refined Metal Armor
  • Helzephyr Saddle
  • Helzephyr Lux Saddle
  • Huge Feed Bag
  • Ice Kingpaca Saddle
  • Ice Reptyro Saddle
  • Jetragon’s Missile Launcher
  • Jormuntide Ignis Saddle
  • Jormuntide Saddle
  • Kingpaca Saddle
  • Kingpaca Cryst Saddle
  • Kitsun Saddle
  • Large Feed Bag
  • Leather Chair Set
  • Legendary Cold Resistant Pal Metal Armor
  • Legendary Cold Resistant Refined Metal Armor
  • Legendary Heat Resistant Pal Metal Armor
  • Legendary Heat Resistant Refined Metal Armor
  • Legendary Metal Armor
  • Legendary Pelt Armor
  • Mammorest Cryst Saddle
  • Mammorest Saddle
  • Maraith Saddle
  • Melpaca Saddle
  • Metal Armor
  • Necromus Saddle
  • Nitewing Saddle
  • Pal Metal Armor
  • Paladius Saddle
  • Pelt Armor
  • Pyrin Noct Saddle
  • Pyrin Saddle
  • Quivern Saddle
  • Quivern Botan Saddle
  • Ragnahawk Saddle
  • Rayhound Saddle
  • Refined Metal Armor
  • Reindrix Saddle
  • Reptyro Saddle
  • Rushoar Saddle
  • Selyne Saddle
  • Shadowbeak Saddle
  • Shroomer Noct Saddle
  • Shroomer Saddle
  • Small Feed Bag
  • Surfent Saddle
  • Surfent Terra Saddle
  • Suzaku Aqua Saddle
  • Suzaku Saddle
  • Sweepa Saddle
  • Tocotoco’s Gloves
  • Tricorne
  • Univolt Saddle
  • Vanwyrm Cryst Saddle
  • Vanwyrm Saddle
  • Water Elphidran Saddle
  • Wumpo Botan Saddle
  • Wumpo Saddle
  • Xenogard Saddle
  • Yakumo Saddle

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