If you haven’t caught up yet, Palworld is the monster-taming survival adventure that has been making waves in the gaming community. The game has been surrounded by controversy while still managing to achieve incredible sales targets in a few days, and you can play it on Xbox Game Pass right now. Whether you’re just getting started in Palworld or you’re an experienced tamer who has caught all of your Pals the difficult way, you’ve probably come across the Breeding Farm in the game’s tech tree. But do you know how to make the most of this vital building?
The Breeding Farm allows players to take Pals currently in their possession and reproduce them (with the power of cake) to produce eggs. At first glance that seems obvious. Reproduce a Cattiva with a Cattiva to get another Cattiva. The question is, why would you want to do this if you’ve already caught that Pal? Breeding Pals can give you a chance to create Fusion Pals, unique creatures that can be a little harder to find in the wild. It can also allow you to select traits and attributes for your Pals so that you can create the best possible variant for your party.
Unlocking the necessary technology
Before you can get started with breeding Pals, you need the necessary technology. Similar to Ark: Survival Evolved, Palworld utilizes Tech points to unlock new equipment, storage solutions, weapons, and workstations. While some basic tech is automatically unlocked, others require reaching certain levels, finding special schematics, or catching special Pals.
There are quite a few pieces required to breed your own eggs, including the necessary ingredients to bake cakes. You will need to at least reach level 17 to unlock everything you require. You can collect Pals and resources, complete dungeons, and level up your base until you have enough technology points to unlock the following items:
- Breeding Farm
- Egg Incubator
- Cook pot
- Wheat plantation
Surprisingly, the first item of tech you will probably be able to unlock is the egg incubator itself. The egg incubator is under the special purple column of “Ancient Technology”, and it will require purple Ancient Tech points to unlock it. It becomes available at Level 7, and only requires one Ancient Tech, so it is low cost to get started with.
Breeding Pals requires cake to feed them, and baking cake requires flour. Flour is crafted by crushing wheat grown in wheat plantations in the mill. The wheat plantation and mill are both unlocked at level 15 and cost two tech points each. We’ve put together a handy guide on how to get wheat and flour in Palworld to further explain this tech.
Once you’ve acquired all the necessary cake ingredients, we’ll need to be able to place them in the cooking pot. Cooking pots are unlocked at tech level 17 and require two tech points to unlock.
The breeding farm is likely to be the last technology for breeding that you will unlock, and it becomes available at level 19. It also requires two tech points.
How to operate the breeding farm
Once you’ve successfully unlocked and built all the necessary tech and workstations across your base, you’ll be