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How to Romance Characters in Palia

If you're excited to smooch some of the NPCs in Palia, here's how to romance, as well as befriend, them.

We now know how to romance characters in Palia. The cozy simulation MMO has yet to be released on PC, but new information from Singularity 6 sheds light on the game’s relationship system. Like other games in the genre, some of the NPCs are dateable, with specific storylines associated with wooing them.

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How to Romance Characters in Palia

Here’s how to romance characters in Palia:

  • Reach Level 3 Friendship.
  • Give the person a Box of Chocolates or Heartdrop Lily.
  • Select the Romance dialogue option.
  • Start dating.
  • Complete Romance quests.
  • Obtain a Romance Pin at Level 3 Romance.

To romance characters in Palia, you must first become friends with them. Once you reach a certain level of friendship by giving gifts, you can unlock their romance option. But just because you start dating an NPC doesn’t mean you can’t start seeing someone else.

Since dating is just the beginning of things in Palia, you can have romantic conversations with any of the romanceable characters. Each has their own charming storyline, similar to their friendship storyline, filled with quests and activities to do.

Once you reach Romance Level 3, however, the person(s) you’re dating will give you a Romance Pin. Should you choose to wear it on your character, it signifies that you’re in a “serious relationship. You can have two of these Pins, meaning you can fully date up to two NPCs.

As the game is still in the early stages of development, nothing has been noted about marriage, moving in together, or raising a family. Those are sure to come with more developer streams.

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How to Become Friends with Characters in Palia

Since a solid friendship is the foundation of any long-lasting romance, you’ll need to know how to become friends with the people of Palia. Here’s how:

  • Talk to characters every Palian day.
  • Give a gift every real life day.
  • Fulfill Weekly Wants.
  • Complete Friendship quests.

Each day that you talk to an NPC increases their Friendship Meter. A Palian day refreshes every hour, so you can talk to characters fairly often during a longer play session. In addition to talking to them, you’ll be able to give them a gift every day. This isn’t a Palian day, however, but a real life day, with the counter resetting at 9 p.m. PST. Even if you play for eight hours, you can only give each character one gift until it’s reset.

Just like other cozy simulation games, each character will have items they favor above the other. For example, Einar will accept any kind of fish, but loves Mottled Gobi. Giving these items grants a little more friendship than a normal item, but less than giving a Weekly Want.

Even if a character loves an item, they won’t accept the same thing more than once during a week. They’ll often state they have a stockpile of it, or flatly turn it down. This applies to Weekly Wants, as well, meaning you’ll have to think of different items to gift for the other three days a week.

Character Weekly Wants Explained

Weekly Wants are gifts given to characters to increase their Friendship Meter — but they’re very specific. Each NPC can have up to four wants, and you’ll need to speak to them or their friends to find out what they want that week. Fulfilling a Weekly Want moves the needle on your friendship more than an ordinary present, especially the last two items which are loved by the person.

Non-Dateable Villagers Liked Gifts

Ashura
  • Brightshroom
  • Channel Catfish
  • Chapaa Meat
  • Fish Stew
  • Grilled Fish
  • Juniper Seed
  • Meaty Stir Fry
  • Pearl
  • Pinecone
  • Sernuk Meat
  • Shell
  • Striped Sturgeon
  • Sundrop Lily
Auni
  • All Bugs
  • Standard Smoke Bomb
  • Apple Pie
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Silk Thread
  • Sneaky Smoke Bomb
  • Sticky Smoke Bomb
  • Blueberries
Badruu
  • Potato
  • Wheat Seed
  • Onion
  • Onion Seed
  • QualityUp Fertilizer
  • SpeedyGro Fertilizer
  • Pickled Potato
  • Grilled Oyster
  • Pearl
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Azure Stonehopper
Caleri
  • Sweet Leaf
  • Sernuk Hide
  • Chapaa Fur
  • Spotted Chapaa Tail
  • Leather
  • Silk Thread
  • Silk
  • Fabric
  • Knapweed
  • Pickled Potato
  • Macaron
  • Coral
Chayne
  • Apple
  • Knapweed
  • Onion
  • Onion Seed
  • Emerald Carpet Moss
  • Crystal Lake Lotus
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Palian Onion Soup
Delaila
  • Tomato
  • Spice Sprout
  • Chapaa Meat
  • Bahari Crab
  • Sweet Leaf
  • Crystal Lake Lotus
  • Silk Thread
  • Silk
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Sernuk Meat
  • QualityUp Fertilizer
  • HydratePro Fertilizer
  • SpeedyGro Fertilizer
Elouisa
  • Sundrop Lily
  • Crystal Lake Lotus
  • Sernuk Antler
  • Silk
  • Duskray
  • Raspberry Beetle
  • Scarlet Koi
  • Dragon’s Beard Peat
  • Ship Fragments
Eshe
  • Leather
  • Silk
  • Gold Ore
  • Gold Bar
  • Silver Bar
  • Silver Ore
  • Star Grilled Oyster
  • Fish Stew
  • Bouillabaisse
Hekla
  • Cotton Seed
  • Copper Ore
  • Silver Ore
  • Acorn
  • Silk Thread
Hodari
  • All Ores
  • All Metal Bars
  • Pearl
  • All Antlers
  • Grilled Meat
  • Leather
  • Silk Thread
  • Chapaa Fur
  • Fisherman’s Brew
  • Flow-Infused Wood
  • Paper Lantern Bug
Kenli
  • Tomato
  • Fish Stew
  • Ramen
  • Grilled Meat
  • QualityUp Fertilizer
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Pearl
  • Chapaa Fur
  • Sundrop Lily
Najuma
  • Tomato
  • Copper Ore
  • Copper Bar
  • Iron Ore
  • Iron Bar
  • Coral
  • Cream of Tomato Soup
  • Mottled Gobi
  • Oily Anchovy
  • Sardine
  • Bat Ray
Sifuu
  • Standard Arrow
  • Dispel Arrow
  • Grilled Meat
  • Copper Ore
  • Silver Ore
  • Iron Ore
  • Sardine
  • Grilled Mushroom
  • All Antlers
  • Chapaa Meat
  • Sernuk Meat
  • Fine Arrow
Zeki
  • Golden Salmon
  • Pearl
  • Silvery Minnow
  • Trout Dinner
  • Fish Stew
  • Sashimi
  • Silver Bar
  • Copper Ore
  • Gold Ore
  • Dari Cloves

In addition to talking to characters and giving them presents, completing their friendship or other related quests will earn you a boost. The type of quest, as well as the outcome, will determine how much is added to the friendship meter, but some gain will occur.

You can check your friendship and romance levels in your menu under the Heart tab. Characters with two bars are romanceable, with the top bar for friendship and the bottom for romance. When you click on an NPC, it will also show you a quick blurb about the character, any discovered Weekly Wants, and more details on your friendship.

That’s how to romance characters in Palia. For more on the game, like how to refer friends, check out our growing guides library.


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