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Palworld: All Pal jobs and Work Suitability, explained

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If you’re hopping into Palworld for the first time and are a little confused at all the Work Suitability types, here are all the Pal jobs and what they mean.

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Certain Pal types can perform specific jobs at your base, but only ones they’re skilled at. Here’s what each Work Suitability type means.

All Work Suitability types and Pal jobs in Palworld

If you check your Paldeck, you can see on each Pal type there are either one or a few different Work Suitabilities highlighted. They also have a level from one to four, which tells you how efficient they’ll be at the job. Let’s go over all the Pal jobs and Work Suitability types in Palworld.

Palworld: All Pal jobs and Work Suitability, explained
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Kindling

Given to Pals with the Fire element, the Kindling job will allow certain Pals to generate Fire. This can be just to simply light decorative torches, or even help you cook meals faster at a campfire. They also tend to things like furnaces to produce Ingots while you’re away.

Planting

If you have Berry Plantations, you’ll want a Pal with the Planting job. These Pals will simply help plant a fresh crop of new seeds after the last batch has been harvested. You’ll typically see Grass type Pals have this skill.

Handiwork

This job is given to a plethora of Pals to allow them to help you create things faster. If you’re crafting items at a bench, they’ll come over and make the work a little faster for you. This is a pretty general job given to many different Element types.

Lumbering

Lumbering does what you think, this Pal will help chop down trees for you if you have a Logging Site. Place one on your base and they’ll begin to cut down trees to make Wood for you. This is another general job available to many Pals.

Medicine Production

Most often available to Grass types, Medicine Production is a rare job allowing Pals to work at a Medicine Station. From what we know, this station cannot produce healing items to heal yourself, but you can make items that can buff you or treat certain things like colds and sprains.

Transporting

Pals with the Transporting Work Suitability know how to transport goods from one place to the next. They can take things like wood and stone and place them in chests. This makes it so that you won’t have goods just lying around in the open.

Related: Best Pals for farming in Palworld

Watering

As you can expect, Pals with the Watering job will water your crops for you. They can also power certain stations like The Crusher, which requires a Water type Pal to power the wheel. Yes, Water Pals will most often have this skill.

Generating Electricity

If you have a contraption that requires electricity, you’ll need a Pal with the Generating Electricity job. Obviously, these are delegated to Electric type Pals, but most of these builds will unlock much later in your game.

Gathering

Gathering Pals know how to harvest crops from things like Berry Plantations. While you’re gone, they’ll be able to gather all the harvestable crops to get ready for the next planting.

Mining

Pals with the Mining Work Suitability can work at places like the Stone Pit at your base. Just like the Lumbering skill, but for mining stone, these Pals will slowly mine stone for you.

Cooling

Ice-type Pals will most likely have the Cooling job, allowing them to keep things like fridges cool. You’ll unlock this later on, which will allow you to keep food fresh for much longer.

Farming

Farming Pals actually have nothing to do with food crops. Instead, Pals with the Farming job will be able to interact with the Ranch at your base. Using the Ranch will allow certain Pals to generate products like Wool, Milk, and much more.

Speaking of Pals, you should check out our guide on the best early-game Pals to collect in Palworld!


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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.