Capturing boss Pals is one of the best ways to add some serious power to your team in Palworld, and Lunaris is one of the best mid-game bosses around. Knowing where to find Lunaris also makes it easy to capture as many as you like or farm them for XP.
Where to Find Lunaris in Palworld
You’ll find Lunaris in the Sealed Realm of the Esoteric Dungeon on the island west of the starting area, the one you can see on your map when you first start your Palworld adventure. And if you so choose, you can go there immediately, though actually reaching it is tricky without a glider. The only part of the island easily reachable is blocked by tall, sheer cliffs, though I imagine if you’re particularly careful with your Stamina, you can make the climb.
Lunaris itself is on the southern portion of the island group, and while you can enter their Dungeon at any time, Lunaris is a level 32 boss, meaning a team of Pals that averages much less than that is liable to be one or two-shot by the boss’s powerful attacks. The same is true of a poorly geared player character. I was wearing a Mega Shield and Metal Armor, and Lunaris could chunk me in three hits.
How to Catch Lunaris in Palworld: Weaknesses and Which Spheres to Use
Now that we know where to find Lunaris, how do we actually catch it? There are several things you can do to make fighting and capturing Lunaris easier:
- Bring a strong Dark Type Pal. Lunaris is a Neutral-type Pal, meaning their only weakness is to Dark moves. Even the toughest off-type moves will only tickle the boss-level Lunaris. With around 2,000 HP, prepare for a long fight.
- Equip a Shield to tank a few hits. Lunaris will swap between attacking you and your Pal team at random seemingly at the worst times. Its fireball attack deals at least 700 damage to an unshielded character. And it can airburst, making a one-shot from across the arena a real possibility. Trust me on that.
- Use Giga Spheres first. Level 20+ Pals have a very low Capture Rate. Standard Pal Spheres and Mega Spheres have a laughably small chance of catching Lunaris, even if you put it in single-digit health or hit it with the Stun Rod. Giga Spheres at least have some chance of adding Lunaris to your team. However, be prepared to expend at least a dozen.
- Bring a gun. Headshots with a Makeshift Pistol or Musket deal significant damage and have a higher chance of stunning Lunaris. This gives your Pal a few seconds to get a couple good attacks in. You monster.
- Withdraw your Pal when Lunaris has about 200 HP left. While you can command your Pals to stop attacking, withdrawing them is the faster and relatively safer way to ensure you can catch rather than defeat Lunaris. Unless you’ve massively leveled your Attack, chances are a headshot won’t do more than 100 damage. So get Lunaris as low as possible for the easiest possible capture.
The more you level up, the more you can farm Lunaris for materials and, more importantly, experience for you and your entire team. You can eventually start using Hyper Spheres for easier captures. And if you end up with a Lunaris you want to upgrade, you’ll need plenty to use at the Pal Essence Condenser to fully improve a Lunaris Pal’s abilities.
Now that you’ve found and captured Lunaris, you can put them to work in both your base or in a team you can take out adventuring. I’ve found them worthwhile additions to both sides of Palworld’s gameplay loop. For more help, check out our guides hub.