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10 Worst Pals in Palworld: Useless Pals to Replace as Soon as You Can

These Pals might work in early levels, but are easily replaced by other Pals.

Palworld wouldn’t be what it is without its Pals. Some are good at combat, while others are best suited for handling jobs at your base. But with over 100 to choose from, pinpointing the best can be hard. And sometimes, pinpointing the worst can be just as hard. These are the top 10 most useless Pals in Palworld.

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10. Vixy

The Vixy Pal's Partner Skill screen in Palworld
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While Vixy doesn’t have great combat stats, it’s useful in the early levels. It’s great for finding Arrows, Pal Spheres, and Gold on your ranch. Once you start capturing more Pals and unlocking better Technology to replace the basic Pal Spheres or switch to guns from a bow, Vixy become our first useless Pal in Palworld. I like to keep one active at a base just because it’s adorable. But the Level 1 Gathering and Farming stats and poor combat skills make it fall off hard.

9. Depresso

Depresso lives up to its name. Like Vixy, Depresso starts strong, but doesn’t keep up with other Pals you capture as you level up. It has Level 1 in Handiwork, Transporting, and Mining. And honestly, Level 1 isn’t worth keeping once you have better options — especially in those work suitability categories. And unfortunately, Depresso’s combat skills aren’t any better.

8. Fuddler

Fuddler has the same work suitability as Depresso: Level 1 in Handiwork, Transporting, and Mining. Its partner skill isn’t any better either. It can highlight mineable mineral deposits on your map, and that’s about it. In a silo, that skill could be useful if you don’t know what the deposits look like. Or if you aren’t necessarily looking for deposits but are willing to mine those you come across. Other than that, though? There’s no reason to have Fuddler in your party or at your base.

7. Cinnamoth

Dinossom and Cinnamoth planting seeds in Palworld
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My Cinnamoths get stuck on structures constantly, making them entirely useless Pals. But do less clumsy Cinnamoths deserve a spot in your base? A normal Cinnamoth’s work suitability is Level 2 in Planting and Level 1 in Medicine. Its partner skill is poison fog. Not too shabby for the early game. But once you unlock stronger weapons, enemies don’t stay alive long enough to make poison worthwhile. And we all know those work suitability levels are outpaced. The silver lining is that killing them in the wild makes them useful: they drop Honey.

6. Cawgnito

Cawgnito is a nocturnal Dark Pal, which makes it feel unique on the surface, especially when you find one for the first time. But its abilities aren’t special when compared to other Dark types. Its partner skill lets it teleport to an enemy and attack it, while its work suitability is Level 1 Lumbering. Good early but outclassed by other Dark-type Pals, making it a useless Pal beyond the first few levels.

5. Hangyu

Unlike Hangyu Cryst, Hangyu is a glorified flying machine. Its partner skill lets you use it as a glider, which becomes worthless once you unlock higher-level gliders in the Technology tree. Additionally, its work suitability is Level 1 in Handiwork and Gathering and Level 2 in Transporting. If you want a Hangyu, Hangyu Cryst is a better option. Hangyu’s biggest use is breeding a Hangyu Cryst.

4. Fuack

Fuack has a work suitability of Level 1 in Handiwork, Transporting, and Watering. But I find its partner skill amusing, even if it’s outclassed by Pals like Pengullet and Penking. It slips and slides into an enemy to deal water damage. But that can’t beat the Pengullet’s ability to wield a gun, making it a better choice even at early levels.

3. Mau

There really isn’t much to say about Mau. Unless you desperately need gold and don’t have a Vixy, which also produces gold at your ranch, there’s no reason to have a Mau. Level 1 in Farming work suitability isn’t enough to keep them around.

2. Woolipop

Woolipop details showing skills, traits, and stats
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I love Woolipop, but its only use is producing Cotton Candy at the Ranch. It’s no different from other Grass types in combat, and having a Ranch partner skill takes away from its fighting abilities. Cotton Candy doesn’t expire, so you can stockpile it to feed your Pals. But Honey is a better overall choice, making Beegarde better than Woolipop.

1. Syndicate Thugs

Once you capture Syndicate Thugs, they become Pals. But they’re the most useless Pals in the game. They aren’t strong in combat, and their Level 1 Handiwork level just isn’t useful. If you capture humans as Pals, any other Pal type would be an improvement. It’s a waste of time and spheres to capture Thugs, especially since their capture rate is so low.

Those are the top 10 worst Pals in Palworld. I’d love to see updates that help give some of these Pals buffs, but I doubt it’ll happen since you can just capture better Pals to complete the same tasks they’re capable of. From here, check out our guides hub for topics like the 10 cutest Pals or how to find all egg types.


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