How to get kindling in Palworld

How to get kindling in Palworld
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Wondering how to get kindling in Palworld to fuel a campfire, cooking pot, or furnace? It’s a bit of a confusing one as by ‘Required: Kindling’, the game isn’t referring to a bundle of dry sticks to ignite a fire as you’d expect, but instead to a Pal skill. The general idea is to have a Pal in your base to tend to the fire.

We’ll walk you through how to get kindling in Palworld below. For more help thriving on the Palpagos, check out our Palworld beginner’s guide, how to get gunpowder, how to get a Statue of Power, and how to cook in Palworld.

How to get kindling in Palworld: character standing over a campfire.
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What is kindling in Palworld?

Kindling is a Pal skill in Palworld. Each of the Pals you capture has different stats that make them suitable to different tasks in your base such as transport, planting, gathering, mining, farming, handiwork, and so on. The kindling skill is dedicated to structures that require fire, such as the Campfire and Furnace. You can see what skills or work suitability that a Pal has, select view details (F on PC) in the Palbox.

Put simply, kindling refers to a fire-type Pal. A kindling Pal is good with fire, so that is its element. With this in mind, you could try Kitsun, Jormuntide Ignis, Pyrin Noct, Gobfin Ignis, and others.

How to get kindling in Palworld: character standing over a campfire with a Foxparks blowing flames.
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How to get kindling in Palworld

To get kindling in Palworld, you’ll need to capture a fire elemental Pal with the kindling skill, like a Foxparks, and assign them to your base. The Pal will then blow fire onto the flames of a campfire, furnace, or cooking pot’s fire to speed up production. 

In the early game, Foxparks are your best bet as they spawn throughout the starting Windswept Hills area and won’t put up much of a fight, but you’ll want to draft in other fire-type Pals later on, especially those with a higher kindling skill level. Here’s a list of known kindling skill Pals:

  • Foxparks
  • Blazamut
  • Faleris
  • Ragnahawk
  • Pyrin
  • Blazehowl
  • Suzaku
  • Bushi
  • Incineram
  • Vanwyrm
  • Reptyro
  • Arsox
  • Flambelle
  • Rooby

Where can you use kindling in Palworld?

Aside from the campfire, which is likely the first structure you’ll build that needs it, there are several others that require kindling:

  • Campfire
  • Cooking Pot
  • Primitive Furnace
  • Heater
  • Improved Furnace
  • Electric Furnace

These do require crafting, which means you’ll need ingots or other resources to make them, but they’re not difficult to get.

We recommend capturing 2-3 Foxparks near the start of your game and keeping them in your base to power a Campfire and Furnace to start. An extra Foxparks means you can swap them out at the Palbox every so often to keep their sanity up.

For more on keeping your Pals happy, check out how to care for Pals. Otherwise, we also have guides covering how many bases you can have in Palworld and the full Palworld Paldeck to keep track of all the critters in the game. Palworld is currently only on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam.

Palworld kindling FAQs

What is kindling in Palworld?

Kindling is a Pal skill in Palworld. Each of the Pals you capture has different stats that make them suitable to different tasks in your base such as transport, planting, gathering, mining, farming, handiwork, and so on. The kindling skill is dedicated to structures that require fire, such as the Campfire and Furnace. You can see what skills a Pal has, select view details (F on PC) in the Palbox.

Where can you use kindling in Palworld?

The Campfire, Cooking Pot, Primitive Furnace, Heater, Improved Furnace, and Electric Furnace use Kindling.