Palworld will add four new pals in coming update

They burn pretty well

Pocketpair revealed that an upcoming Palworld update will add four brand-new plans to the title, teasing the additions in a new trailer.

There is a frog-like creature practicing kendo with a wooden stick, a large bird with some vaguely Japanese-looking clothing, a definitely Japanese-looking fox-like monk, and, well, a dorky dragon wearing a mushroom hat.

However, the pals aren’t the only new content being teased in that video – the weapons used to fight them in the footage seem to be fresh additions to the arsenal as well. It looks like players won’t need to use a pal as a flamethrower anymore and can instead construct one. The other new weapon appears to be a rail gun or something equally futuristic.

Pocketpair already unleashed one new pal into the game earlier this year connected to its raid feature.

Updates have been coming somewhat slow for Palworld, leading to a stark drop in active players – which doesn’t change the fact that the game remains one of the greatest successes of 2024. It might well have been that extraordinary launch that set the Palworld roadmap back for a bit, as it resulted in Pocketpair having to sort out all kinds of issues connected to that first. 

Despite the game’s success, the company is not planning to expand its team in any meaningful way to speed up the production of patches.

However, with the biggest launch issues corrected and the team focused on content production, this first morsel of new pals and weapons will hopefully just be the start of a much more steady pipeline of fresh content for players.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: