Are there Shinies in Palworld?

James Busby
Palworld trainer

Are you wondering whether there are Shiny Pals in Palworld? Well, our handy guide has everything you need to know. 

Palworld is finally out on PC and Xbox Games Pass and players around the world and delving into the Pokemon-inspired game. Like most creature-collecting games, Palworld features many colorful critters for players to collect and battle with. 

Each Pal also has a variety of different elements, strengths, and weaknesses – giving your chosen team a lot of diversity. However, many new players who are familiar with the Pokemon games will be wondering if there is something like Shiny Pokemon in Palworld.

After all, getting rare variants of your favorite monsters is always going to be a must for any avid collector. So, here’s everything you need to know about Shiny Pals in Palworld. 

Are there Shiny Pals in Palworld? 

Palworld Pal fighting
Palworld features Lucky Pals — a variation of Shiny.

No, Palworld doesn’t have Shinies in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, players will be able to encounter rare variations of Pals. Speaking to DoT Esports, CEO of Pocketpair Takuro Mizobe discussed how players will be able to encounter Lucky Pals in the wild.

Lucky Pals “are more ferocious than regular Pals” and are also much larger than their regular counterparts. You’ll also hear and see glistening sound effects when you’re near a Lucky Pal. 

Just like with Shiny Pokemon, you’ll need to be prepared to do a lot of exploring as these creatures are much harder to find. However, if you do manage to find a Lucky Pal, then you’ll be in for a treat as they come with the following passive skills: 

  • Rare
  • Workaholic

As the names suggest, these skills drastically raise the attack stat and work speed of a Pal. This makes them a must for any player looking to improve their automation speed and battling power. 

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about whether there are Shinies in Palworld and how you can get them. Make sure you check out our Palworld page for all the latest news and guides to get the best start to your island adventure.

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About The Author

James is Dexerto's Associate Games Editor who joined the website in 2020. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism, before spending four years freelancing for GamesRadar+, PCGamesN, RPS, LoL Esports, Red Bull Gaming, and many more. You can find him covering everything from CoD, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and Monster Hunter. Need to get in touch? Email James at