- Palworld’s breeding mechanics add depth to the game, with hidden stats known as Internal Values (IV) that influence the growth of Pals’ attributes.
- Players can breed Pals until they get a combination of base IVs and passives that they like, allowing them to create powerful and unique creatures in the game.
- Although Palworld doesn’t have PvP yet, high stats obtained through breeding can still help players in PvE, making it a satisfying experience for those who put in the time and effort.
A Palworld player had a random stroke of luck when they bred a Chikipi with higher-than-usual stats. Taking cues from other games, Palworld also has an Internal Values (IV) mechanic, which are hidden stats that determine how Pals’ other attributes grow while leveling. The mechanics of breeding in Palworld are subtly complex, showing how developer Pocketpair really did its work in making sure the game is deeper than it seems.
With this system, Palworld developer Pocketpair doesn’t directly rip off more established games like Pokemon, as it tried to do something unique by introducing passive traits that further influence the growth of certain stats. Base IVs and Passives are random in each Pal, and players can keep breeding until they get a combination that they like.
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On the Palworld subreddit, user Shacrone shared the high-powered Chikipi that they bred in the game. This Chikipi, which is level 13, has 1,669 HP, 506 Attack, and 234 Defense, with the Passive Skills Lucky, Legend, Ferocious, and Musclehead. According to a calculator, the IVs are where the Chikipi shines, with 98.3 for HP, 99.7 for Attack, and 94.0 for Defense, all near the maximum of 100. What this means is, if these numbers turn out to be accurate, the Chikipi will have some relatively insane stats at higher levels.
Breeding Powerful Pals in Palworld
While Shacrone doesn’t make it clear what they did or how many tries it took for them to get that Chikipi, everyone knows that breeding powerful Pals in Palworld is a luck-based endeavor, and many players have already committed long hours trying to get it right. There are some Pals that are better for breeding powerful creations, and those looking to min-max the game may want to catch those for their base. Although other players have waved off the concept of IV-maxing as Palworld doesn’t have PvP yet, high stats still help in easily beating the game’s PvE bosses.
Players are able to breed even the strongest and rarest Pals in Palworld. No Pal is too big or legendary to breed, although some may be a little more challenging to pull off. For those who are able to put in the work and the time, however, the rewards can be huge and powerful, which makes Palworld a deeply satisfying game to sink one’s teeth into.
Meanwhile, Pocketpair has been hard at work on improving the game, steadily releasing patches and updates. Despite its runaway popularity, the game is still in early access and there are still a lot of features Palworld fans are waiting for. Once those arrive, people can expect an even better experience that builds on an already solid foundation.
Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.
- January 19, 2024
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- T For Teen Due To Violence
- Number of Players
- 1-4 (Co-Op); 32 Players Server Limit