Palworld: How to Hatch Pal Eggs

What’s Inside Pal Eggs?

In Palworld, you can find all sorts of useful and interesting treasures as you explore the islands. From gold to schematics to Lifmunk Effigies, there are plenty of reasons to go looking in those hard-to-reach places. One kind of loot in particular, though, that pal tamers look out for are bright, colorful pal eggs. You might be wondering what to do with these heavy lawn ornaments.

Though you can’t crack them open to make a giant omelet, you can hatch these eggs into new and rare pals!

This guide will explain how to hatch pal eggs, build the Egg Incubator, get pal eggs, and offer some tips and tricks for hatching pal eggs.

How to Hatch Pal Eggs

Several incubators processing eggs

Once you’ve found a pal egg, there are 3 steps to hatching it.

  1. Build an Egg Incubator inside your base.
  2. Place the Pal Egg inside the incubator and wait for the timer to finish.
  3. Hatch the egg by holding the interact button once incubation is complete.

How to Build the Egg Incubator

Examining the Egg Incubator in the Tech Tree

To build the Egg Incubator, you’ll need to unlock it from the Ancient Technology branch of the tech tree. Players can unlock the incubator blueprint using Ancient Technology Points after reaching level 7.

Once you’ve unlocked the blueprint, you can construct the egg incubator from 10 Paldium Fragments, 5 Cloth, 30 Stone, and 2 Ancient Civilization Parts. Set your incubator up somewhere you can keep an eye on it and let your work pals hammer it into existence.

Where to Find Pal Eggs

A large egg hidden inside a shipping container

There are two main methods for obtaining pal eggs in Palworld: Exploration and Breeding.

Pal eggs collected in the wild will contain a random pal of the appropriate type. Generally speaking, a pal egg will also contain a pal native to the area they are found in, but this isn’t always the case. If you are looking for pal eggs of a specific type, consider the biome of the area you are searching. Areas with lots of water will often contain damp eggs, while a volcano is much more likely to contain scorching eggs. Additionally, pay attention to what types of pals spawn in the area, as eggs found there will likely reflect that.

Eggs can be found in numerous locations throughout the map, but hard-to-reach locations are often the best places to look. High mountain peaks, the tops of towers, cliff faces, and inside cramped crags or washed-up storage containers are a few common locations for eggs to spawn. A Flying Mount will make searching for new eggs significantly easier, allowing you a mobile vantage point and an easy path to high places.

Pal eggs produced through the use of a Breeding Farm will contain a pal of the same species as its parents. The exception to this rule is when two pals of different species are bred, in which case the result will be consistent but a different species from both parents and often unrelated in terms of elemental type and physiology.

Tips and Tricks for Hatching Pal Eggs

Hatching a new pal from an egg

Though hatching eggs is a relatively straightforward process, understanding the science behind pal eggs can assist players in hatching the pals they want and reducing the time it takes for them to hatch eggs.

1. Egg Size

The larger an egg is, the bigger and rarer the pal inside will be, making larger eggs inherently more valuable. Standard eggs are the smallest, followed by large eggs, then huge eggs, and massive eggs are the biggest. The larger an egg is, the longer it will take to hatch.

2. Egg Elements

Finding a water egg near a shorline

You can determine the elemental type of a pal inside an egg based on the egg’s color and label:

  • Common Eggs = Neutral
  • Dark Eggs = Dark
  • Dragon Eggs = Dragon
  • Frozen Eggs = Ice
  • Scorching Eggs = Fire
  • Damp Eggs = Water
  • Electric Eggs = Electric
  • Rocky Eggs = Ground
  • Verdant Eggs = Grass

3. Incubation Temperature

Warming a pal egg with a campfire

Eggs are temperature-sensitive during incubation. While it’s possible to incubate an egg of any kind at any temperature, the proper environment can cut the time you have to wait for an egg to hatch by up to half.

The incubator will tell you how the egg is fairing at the current temperature and inform you of the bonus received for the current climate. If it says the egg seems Very Comfortable, then the temperature is perfect, and the incubation speed will be increased by 100%.

If it says the egg seems Just a Little Cold or Just a Little Hot, then the temperature is off by one temp unit, and the incubation speed will be increased by 50%. If it says the egg seems A Little Cold or A Little Hot, then the temperature is off by two or more units, and the egg will receive no incubation bonus.

Here is a list of the different eggs and the temperatures they prefer:

Moderate Climate

  • Common Eggs
  • Electric Eggs
  • Verdant Eggs

Cold Climate

  • Frozen Eggs
  • Damp Eggs
  • Dark Eggs

Hot Climate

  • Scorching Eggs
  • Dragon Eggs
  • Rocky Eggs

Gotta Hatch ‘Em All

Stumbling upon a huge pal egg at the base of a cliff

Pocketpair has included an interesting variety of ways to get your hands on pals in Palworld. Of course, you can capture them, rescue them from faction camps, purchase them, or even steal them. But something about hatching a new pal from an egg carries a certain unknown excitement that no other method compares to.

It’s a game of chance where you never know exactly what you’ll get, but you always get a prize! Granted, that prize is a living being that you might end up chopping up and eating because you’re disappointed with its specs, but the sentiment still stands.

Looking for some more pointers to help you get going in Palworld? Check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started.

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