With so many players talking about the smash hit, one of the biggest questions is regarding the similarities to Pokemon. While gameplay is different, several of the pals were clearly inspired by iconic Pokemon, such as Leafeon.
Following countless debates on the matter, The Pokemon Company issued a statement addressing said concerns.
Inquiries Regarding Other Companies’ Games
We have received many inquiries regarding another company’s game released in January 2024. We have not granted any permission for the use of Pokémon intellectual property or assets in that game. We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any acts that infringe on intellectual property rights related to the Pokémon. We will continue to cherish and nurture each and every Pokémon and its world, and work to bring the world together through Pokémon in the future.
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Time will tell if The Pokemon Company decides to pursue legal action, but in the mean time there is no better time to give Palworld a go.
A roadmap was recently shared showing plans for raid bosses, PVP, additional content, and other quality of life fixes. And if that doesn’t quite catch you, the official overview can be found below.
Q. What kind of game is this?
A. In this game, you can peacefully live alongside mysterious creatures known as Pals or risk your life to drive off a ruthless poaching syndicate.
Pals can be used to fight, or they can be made to work on farms or factories.
You can even sell them or eat them!
In a harsh environment where food is scarce and vicious poachers roam, danger waits around every corner. To survive, you must tread carefully and make difficult choices…even if that means eating your own Pals when the time comes.
Mounts & Exploration
Pals can be mounted to traverse the land, sea and sky—allowing you to traverse all kinds of environment as you explore the world.
Want to build a pyramid? Put an army of Pals on the job. Don’t worry; there are no labor laws for Pals.
Make use of Pals and their skills to make fire, generate electricity, or mine ore so that you can live a life of comfort.
Some Pals are good at planting seeds, while others are skilled at watering or harvesting crops. Work together with your Pals to create an idyllic farmstead.
Factories & Automation
Letting Pals do the work is the key to automation. Build a factory, place a Pal in it, and they’ll keep working as long as they’re fed—until they’re dead, that is.
With Pals on your side you can tackle even the most dangerous areas. When the time comes, you might have to sacrifice one to save your skin. They’ll protect your life—even if it costs their own.
Breeding & Genetics
Breed a Pal and it will inherit the characteristics of its parents. Combine rare pals to create the strongest Pal of them all!
Poaching & Crime
Endangered Pals live in wildlife sanctuaries. Sneak in and capture rare Pals to get rich quick! It’s not a crime if you don’t get caught, after all.
Multiplayer is supported, so invite a friend and go on an adventure together! And of course you can battle your friends and trade Pals, too.
In online co-op play mode, up to 4 players can play together.
Additionally, a dedicated server can allow up to 32 players to play together.
Note: PvP will be implemented in a future update.Steam Listing
Note: The maximum number of players playable on the same server will also be increased in a future update.