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Hunger System - How To Prevent Starvation

Hunger System - How To Prevent Starvation

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Hunger System mechanics in Palworld. Learn about hunger meter, hunger stat bar depletion rate, starving effects, disadvantages, settings and preventing starvation.

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How To Recover Satiety?

You Can Eat Ingredients

You can feed berries to Pals image

The Hunger level can be restored by eating ingredients. Ingredients can be obtained by gathering them on the field or defeating enemies, and can also be cultivated by creating Plantations at bases. Hover over the ingredient in the inventory and right-click (Y, △ button) to eat it.

How To Farm & Use Raw Food

Red Berries Is Recommended In The Early Stages

Red Berries Image details

Red Berries are easily obtainable through gathering, making them useful for replenishing satiety in the early stages. If you come across them, pick them up actively.

Cook The Ingredients To Recover More Efficiently

Image of Cooking Food

Using Campfires or Cooking Pots allows you to cook various food from ingredients. This not only improves the Nutrition value but also provides various effects such as SAN value recovery and Defense boost, depending on the dish.

Put The Ingredients In Feed Bag

Image of Red Berries in Food Slot

You can automatically feed your character and Pals in your party when you unlock and get the Feed Bag, where you can store consumable foods and ingredients.

Unlocked At Level 10

Small Feed Bag Image in Technology

The Small Feed Bag is unlocked once you reach level 10. To unlock it, you'll need to collect and use Ancient Technology Points.

Ancient Technology Guide

Set Up A Feed Box At The Base

Image of feedbox in the base

By placing a Feed Box at the base and adding food or ingredients in it, the Pals working there will automatically take their meals when they get hungry. If the Feed Box is empty, Pals won't be able to eat, so be careful not to run out of food or ingredients.

Recommended To Place Near A Plantation

Image of Plantation

Setting up a plantation within the base ensures that the crops grown there are automatically deposited into the Feed Box. So place a Feed Box close to it streamline the process of stocking the Feed Box to automatically feed Pals.

Hunger Effects & Disadvantages

Status Decreases

Fullness Level & Effectiveness
- Attack, Defense and Work Speed decreases by 20%.
- Attack, Defense and Work Speed decreases by 50%.
- HP decreases every second.

As the hunger level decreases, it triggers hunger and eventually starvation, resulting in various debuffs. This not only affects combat performance but also reduces work efficiency, so it's important to be mindful and keep an eye out on the hunger gauge level.

Best Food For Pals

Hunger Status Decreases HP

When the hunger level reaches 0 and the hunger status sets in, the HP level decreases at a considerably fast rate. It's advisable to replenish satiety early, even though your character might not necessarily perish since it stops at 1 HP.


HP (Health Points) is restored by consuming satiety, so HP does not recover in a starving state where satiety is at 0.

SAN Value Decreases Faster

When the satiety level decreases, Pal's SAN value goes down faster as well. This decline in SAN value can lead to Pals slacking off, getting sick, or injured, ultimately resulting in a significant drop in work efficiency.

SAN - How To Recover Pal Sanity

How To Prevent Hunger

Sleep On The Bed

Image of Sleeping in Bed

If you want to start the game and leave it running, make sure your character is sleeping on the bed. You can use this method during the day or till afternoon since it will automatically skip time when done at night and you will wake up the next morning.

You Will Wake Up At Dawn

When night falls after sleeping during the day, you will skip straight through time until dawn the next day. Upon waking up in bed, your hunger decreases in this state if left alone, so it's best to sleep again.

Return Pals In Their Sphere Or Place In The Palbox

Image of Pals in Palbox

The Pals inside their Pal Sphere or Palbox do not get hungry. To prevent a decrease in hunger, only take Pals out when necessary.


Using Daedream's Necklace stops Daedream's hunger level from decreasing.

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