How to Pick the Best Starting Area in Palworld

Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
By Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
6 Min Read
Credit: Pocket Pair

Palworld has been described as Pokémon with guns. But it’s much more than that. It places you in a survival sandbox world with crafting and building mechanics similar to Minecraft. Catching Pals is just one aspect of the game, as you also have to gather and manage resources, such as food.

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As such, your base and starting point are important decisions so that you can get the best start on your journey in Palworld.

There are 8 starting areas in Palworld, each of which tells you its Pal Population and Resource Amount. The higher the Pal Population, the more Pals you’ll be able to collect. The higher the Resource Amount, the better you’ll be able to craft and build.

This guide aims to help you choose your starting area so that you can build the perfect base for you and your animal minions and get the best start possible.

Tips to Choose the Best Starting Area in Palworld

Space

The first thing you should keep in mind is the amount of space you’ll have. This is because your base will start expanding and spreading very quickly, so try to avoid narrow places surrounded by water or cliffs. Make sure to pick a wide-open area to fit everything you’ll need, from farms to assembly lines.

Defense

While a wide open area is nice, you should also consider your entrances. For example, look for areas that you need to access through bridges or narrow passes, any sort of checkpoint. That way, you only have to worry about one area when building defenses. This is crucial, as there are a lot of hostile Pals in the world, and attacks on your base will be very common.

Pals

Lastly, think about what type of pals are around where you want to build your bases. Try to avoid boss pals or aggressive pals. Otherwise, you’ll spend most of your time battling them, especially during nighttime. Instead, opt to build bases in areas that are inhabited by pals you can easily take down.

All Starting Areas in Palworld

Starting-Areas
Credit: Pocket Pair

Below is a list of all starting areas, along with their stats:

Starting Area StatsDescription
Eastern Wild Island2/5 Pal Population
2/5 Resource Amount
Although this area has scarce resources and pals, it can be a great spot for a secluded base. Furthermore, you’ll be easily able to defend your base here from raids, especially due to the high density of trees.
Forgotten Island2/5 Pal Population
2/5 Resource Amount
This might be the worst starting area. It has very few resources and pals. It has very little space due to all the water. But you can find some rare Pals here earlier than you would in other areas.
Ice Wind Island2/5 Pal Population
2/5 Resource Amount
This might be the worst starting area. It has very few resources and pals. It has very little space due to all the water. But you can find some rare Pals here earlier than you would in other areas.
Marsh Island3/5 Pal Population
3/5 Resource Amount
This might be the worst starting area. It has very few resources and pals; It has very little space due to all the water. But you can find some rare Pals here earlier than you would in other areas.
Sea Breeze Castaway Beach3/5 Pal Population
3/5 Resource Amount
Another beachfront surrounded by cliffs. However, it does not have a lot of space. If you don’t mind having a tight base, this can be a great area due to the protection provided by the rocks and cliffs.
Sea Breeze Archipelago Reef3/5 Pal Population
4/5 Resource Amount
This can be a great location for a base. It has moderate resources and pals, but the star here is the beachfront that is surrounded by cliffs, walling off most hostile pals, and offering great protection during raids.
Windswept Hills Flying Fish Coast4/5 Pal Population
3/5 Resource Amount
This is a great area if you want to build a large base or farm, as it has a lot of open and flat space. You also have easy access to Gumoss and Teafant, who make for great farmers.
Windswept Hills Plateau of Beginning5/5 Pal Population
5/5 Resource Amount
This is where you’ll start by default. It has the most pals and resources out of any other area. The climate is great here as well, so you won’t have to worry about having warm clothes.
Starting Areas

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Muhibul Alam Chowdhury is a Guide writer at GameRiv.