One of the main features of Palworld is to catch Pals but how can you tell if you had one before? Here is how to tell if you have caught a Pal before
The latest game release of 2024 that has the gaming world in a chokehold is Palworld, developed by Pocketpair Inc. The main concept of the game is to survive in an open world by crafting and gathering resources. You also have to capture different creatures and train them to aid your survival journey, who are then known as “Pals.” However, you might encounter the same Pals that you have already captured once out and about in the wild world, but how do you tell if you’ve already caught them before? Hence, here is how to tell if you have caught a Pal previously in Palworld.
How to tell if you have caught a Pal in Palworld
As mentioned before, one of the main features of playing Palworld is having to capture Pals, which is easy enough. However, it is still uncertain whether you have properly caught the Pal or not, so how to tell if you have caught a Pal? There are a few specific ways to tell that. The quickest way to tell if you have caught a Pal before is by aiming your Pal Sphere at it. Then, the game will show you the “Capture Chance” and if there is a text saying “NEW!” on top of it, that means you have not caught the Pal before and you should probably capture it, for good measure!
Another way to tell if you have caught a Pal before is by successfully capturing a Pal first. Then, when you’re done capturing it, a text box will pop up on the bottom right corner of your screen, saying “The Pal is under investigation.” If that text box also has the saying “First time capture!” on top of it, that means you have not caught that Pal before.
Alternatively, you can check the name of the Pal in front of you and then go into your “Inventory” and then “Paldeck” to see if the Pal has been unlocked there or not. If the Pal you encountered has already been unlocked, that means you have captured it before. If not, that means it is a new Pal that you have not captured before, hence it is not in the Paldeck. This is a rather tedious way of figuring out whether you already have a Pal or not, so we don’t recommend it.
Needless to say, telling if you have already caught them in the game is not as hard as it may have seemed to you. It is as easy as checking a few signs to signify if you have already caught them before. It is advisable to capture a few specific Pals like Foxparks and Depresso then focus on leveling them up instead of capturing multiples of them. This is because not only are they amazing for fighting Bosses, which will let you capture Alpha Pals but they are also great for working around your base including in the Ranch for farming resources.
Hence, make sure to read up on all the information given above about how to tell if you have caught a Pal in your world. Also, check out our article on the best Pals for each work and best beginner Pals in Palworld to know about which Pals to capture in the game for specific tasks and fighting. Stay tuned for more such content from ESTNN!