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Base Building Guide - Tips & Tricks

Base Building Guide - Tips & Tricks

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Base Building Guide for Palworld. See basic building tips for beginners, how to build efficiently, best locations to build, how to build a base, best layout and other tricks!

Table of Contents

How To Choose A Location

  • Large flat area
  • Abundant resources
  • No fast travel points nearby
Best Base Locations

Large Flat Area

flat surface

Many structures that you will build require a flat surface. Some are large in size so it is better to find an area with a large flat surface when starting a base.

Base Foundations Guide

Base Area Is Circle And Has No Vertical Limit

Image of Base Area

Placing a Palbox will create a circle are centered around Palbox which will be the base area. There are no vertical limitations to the base building within the circle base area. Technically there is a limit, but it doesn't matter unless you want to build a base in the upper sky.

Abundant Resources

abundant resources

Pals assigned to your base will automatically work for you, gathering wood and stones. Choose an area with lots of resources to make it easier to collect the materials you need.

Build Bases For Specific Purposes

mining base

It is more efficient to build a base for a single purpose such as mining or breeding since you will be able to place buildings and assign Pals for that specific purpose. It will be inefficient to have everything done in one base so it is best to have each base serve its own purpose.

No Fast Travel Points Nearby

fast travel

Your base will also act as a fast travel point, so you can also build a base to make it easier to travel to a specific location. Try building your base at a location where there are no Great Eagle Statues nearby, or any area you visit often.

Fast Travel Locations & Map

How To Build A Base

  1. Build a Palbox
  2. Build Pal Bed and Feed Box
  3. Build other structures so Pals can work
Build a Palbox

Once you find a good location, build a Palbox from the building menu.

Required Materials
PalboxPalbox[Unlock at Lvl 2]
- Paldium Fragment ×1
- Wood ×8
- Stones ×3
Build Pal Bed and Feed Box
Pal Bed and feed box

Once you build the Palbox, build Pal Beds and Feed Boxes for your working Pals in the base.

Required Materials
Pal BedStraw Pal Bed[Unlock at Lvl 3]
- Wood ×10
- Fiber ×5
Required Materials
Feed BoxFeed Box[Unlock at Lvl 4]
- Wood ×20
Build other structures so Pals can work
working pals

Start building anything else that you need in your base. Once you build what you need, place the Pals that have the Working Suitabilities to let them work.

Build your home

While you build what you need for your Pals to work, also start building your own home. It is not something that's required, but it will make your base look a lot nicer so try it out.

Building And Disassemble Guide

Base Layout Tips

  • Don't place anything in the path of your Pals
  • Keep space between structures
  • Wooden buildings can burn down
  • Surround area with walls so Pals don't escape
  • Place Pal Beds away from Pals' path

Don't Place Anything In The Path Of Your Pals


Pals can get stuck if you place anything like chests and stairs in the path Pals use to move around while working. Place Feed Boxes so it's easy to access from any of the work areas and place a separate chest for each work place.

Pals Getting Stuck In Base

Place Chests Near Work Place


You can save time for transporting items by placing chests near each work place. This not only makes it efficient but also can prevent Pals from getting stuck.

Keep Space Between Structures

keeping space

Pals can easily get stuck if you place multiple structures too close to each other. Always try to make some space in between.

Wooden Buildings Can Burn Down

burning building

Wooden buildings can burn down to the ground during Raid Events. You can avoid this by building stone or metal buildings instead.

Base Raid - Defense Guide

Surround Area With Walls So Pals Don't Escape


You can prevent Pals from exiting the base if you surround your base with walls. This also works well against raids.

Place Pal Beds Away From Pals' Path

pal bed

Pals recover their SAN value even if they are not actually sleeping in a bed, as long as their beds are in the base. If you place the beds where your Pals cannot reach they will just sleep where they were working, reducing the risk of they getting stuck trying to get to their beds.

How To Choose Base Pals

Choose Pals With Required Work Suitability

Work Suitability

Each Pal has a different Work Suitability so you need to check what kind of work they are capable of. Keep this in mind when choosing which Pals to place in your base.

Best Base Pals

Balance Work Suitability And Required Food

required food

Pals with a high Work Suitability level can work faster, but a lot of those Pals usually also require a lot of food to feed. Keep in mind that preparing food and actually feeding them also consumes time. You need to balance work speed with the required amount of food.

Bigger Pals Tend To Get Stuck

large pals

Large sized Pals can get stuck more often depending on your layout of the base. Getting stuck causes your Pals to get sick or injured so it is better to have smaller Pals that don't get stuck as often. Also avoid Alpha and Lucky Pals as they are also larger than the normal kind.

Tips For Base Building

Buildings Outside Of Base Will Decay

decay building

Any structures built outside of you base will decay and be destroyed over time. Always make sure your buildings are inside your base.

Structure Deterioration Guide

Can Only Build 3 Bases

destroy palbox

You can only build up to 3 bases. If you want to keep building, you will need to get rid of one of your existing bases.

How To Move Base

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