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All Palworld bosses in order and how to beat them

Here are all the Palworld bosses and how to beat them, whether you’re stuck on a main boss or looking to capture an Alpha Pal in the wild.

Lily, one of the Pal Tamers that appear in the challenge towers on Palpagos Island, faces off against the player.

What are the Palworld bosses? These powerful Pals are under the command of skilled Pal Tamers who don’t take kindly to newcomers. While they certainly pose a challenge, we’ve got the boss strategies you need to take all of the main bosses down without breaking a sweat. We’ve also got a collection of the free-roaming boss Pals to keep an eye out for while you’re busy exploring Palpagos Island.

The main boss challenges in Palworld require you to defeat the Palworld Pals and their Tamers within a set time limit, so maximizing your damage output is key. If you’re having trouble, Palworld multiplayer can certainly help, especially if you’re part of a community-driven Palworld server. Eliminating a Palworld boss for the first time nets you Palworld Technology points, which are invaluable for expanding your Palworld base. So, whether you’re looking to progress in the Pokemon PC game or you just want to put your Palworld fighting prowess to the test, here’s every Palworld boss and how to beat them.

The location of all Palworld bosses in order, represented by pins on the map of Palpagos Island.

All Palworld bosses

Here are all the Palworld main bosses in order of appearance:

  • Zoe & Grizzbolt
  • Lily & Lyleen
  • Axel & Orserk
  • Marcus & Faleris
  • Victor & Shadowbeak

Palworld bosses: Zoe commands Grizzbolt from her seat at the nape of its neck, her finger pointing at their opponent as Grizzbolt readies its claws.

Zoe & Grizzbolt

Location: Rayne Syndicate’s Tower (112, -434)
Challenge requirement: 30K damage in ten minutes

Ground-type Pals such as Gumoss and Fuddler should be your top picks to take into this battle since they’re super effective against Electric-type Pals. Grizzbolt fires a barrage of electric missiles at long range, though it prefers to get up close and personal with its claws. Avoid the bulk of those melee attacks by putting a pillar between you and it.

Watch out for Grizzbolt’s triple ground slam attack, which it initiates immediately after running up to you – you can avoid it with a trio of well-timed dodges. Zoe periodically takes aim with her laser bolt, and you only have a short window to duck behind cover before she takes her shot. It’s also possible to get behind Grizzbolt to dish out melee damage with a club or spear while your Pal draws aggro, but take care to stay out of range of his electric AoE (area-of-effect) attack.

Palworld bosses: Lily and Lyleen gaze solemnly at their opponent.

Lily & Lyleen

Location: Free Pal Alliance Tower (185, 28)
Challenge requirement: 69K damage in ten minutes

Lyleen is a Grass-type Pal, so make sure to populate your team with your strongest Fire-type Pals before you take it on. We particularly recommend Vanwyrm for this fight since you can ride it to gain better maneuverability and direct its attacks manually while using it as a mount. However, this does mean that Lily & Lyleen won’t split their attention between you and your Pal, so be sure to remain on the defensive as much as possible if using this tactic.

Lyleen can emit a poison cloud directly ahead of her, so remain at a distance and aim for Lyleen’s head for critical hits. Avoid its homing bubbles and hurricanes at long range, as well as the seed grenades it periodically scatters across the battlefield. It also fires off a swift three-shot missile that you can avoid with a well-timed dodge or ducking behind a pillar.

Palworld bosses: Axel and Orserk stand side-by-side, their arms thrown outwards in a taunting posture.

Axel & Orserk

Location: Brothers of the Eternal Pyre Tower (-588, -518)
Challenge requirement: 130K damage in ten minutes

Orserk is an Electric/Dragon-type, so Ground-type or Ice-type Pals are an excellent counter; we recommend the latter given the additional chance to freeze it in place, allowing you a welcome breather to get in some free hits or use Palworld medical supplies. Orserk is partial to a thunder trident projectile that it throws at either you or your Pals, which splits off in three directions on impact. It also regularly summons a poison cloud that tracks the player, so be sure to keep on the move until it dissipates. Its lightning beam is tough to dodge on the fly, so be sure to duck behind a pillar during the brief pause before Orserk lets rip.

Try to avoid standing directly in front of Orserk since it’s liable to unleash its Draconic Breath to punish you for it. If it suddenly closes the gap between you, be warned: it may be gearing up to trigger a close-range AoE that takes a few quick dodges to avoid. At this point, you should have unlocked the heavier artillery necessary to make a dent in Orserk’s enormous health bar. Keep your distance with long-range weapons and aim for the head as much as possible. If you’re having trouble surviving Orserk’s burst damage, upgrading your armor and bringing along a Pal with lifesteal will certainly help.

Palworld bosses;: Marcus swoops in on the back of Faleris, a fierce bird of prey with glowing eyes.

Marcus & Faleris

Location: Tower of the PIDF (561, 334)
Challenge requirement: 147K in ten minutes

Faleris is a Fire-type, so Water-type Pals and Heat Resistant Armor are the obvious counters to this battle. This angry firebird loves to throw fire tornadoes, fireballs, and various other projectiles, so use the arena to your advantage and keep a pillar between you and it as much as possible. Faleris’ Ignis Breath sends out a plume of flame directly ahead, so be sure to stay in the mid-to-long range as much as possible. If this weren’t enough, Faleris often positions itself directly overhead to unleash a Fire or Electric AoE. It also has an additional thunderbolt attack that inflicts a debilitating Shock status effect that can leave you a sitting duck,  so you want to stay on the move for this fight and rely on your Pals to draw aggro.

Marcus & Faleris spend the entirety of this battle in the air, so don’t expect to make much of a dent in their sizeable health pool with any melee-focused Pal of small stature. Given just how much health you have to eat through to defeat Marcus & Faleris within the time limit, we also recommend inflicting a Poison DoT (damage-over-time) for supplementary damage.

Palworld bosses: Victor sits astride Shadowbeak who rear back, wings outstretched, as it takes to the skies.

Victor & Shadowbeak

Location: PAL Genetic Research Unit Tower (-149, 445)
Challenge requirement: 200K in ten minutes

Victor & Shadowbeak form the greatest boss challenge in Palworld thus far, so don’t be afraid to bring in your heaviest artillery for the occasion. The Rocket Launcher is by far and away your best bet, but its low fire rate and expensive ammunition mean that it’s important to make every shot count.

Shadowbeak is a Dark type, so be sure to unleash your most powerful Dragon-type Pals in the fight against it. Its Dark-based attacks comprise orb projectiles, a quickfire forward beam, and a massive wave of homing orbs that inflict Dark damage upon impact. Like previous boss encounters, you can avoid all of the above by ducking behind pillars or executing a well-timed dodge. Shadowbeak also relies upon several Ice-based attacks, including an ice bomb, wave, and beam. You can ward off any Freeze status effects by equipping Cold Resistant Armor, though you’re likely to have this equipped to deal with the cold outside the boss room anyway.

This fight is a real slog, so we highly recommend bringing along a Pal with lifesteal abilities to keep you and your team ticking over. If you’re struggling to make a dent in Victor & Shadowbeak, it may well be that you’re underleveled and unable to unlock the best Palworld weapons from the tech tree. If you’re a few levels short of the cap, we don’t recommend taking on this fight. Instead, check out our Palworld leveling guide for a few handy tips to get you and your Pals to the correct level.

The Pal Tamer faces off against an Alpha Chillet, one of the optional Palworld bosses that roam free on Palpagos Island.

Alpha Pal bosses

Aside from the Palworld main bosses, a variety of optional bosses can be found in certain Palworld map locations, either roaming free in the open world or at the end of dungeons. These ‘Alpha’ Pals can be either caught or defeated, and while they don’t present the same level of challenge as main bosses, they can still net you an Ancient Technology point, Palworld Ancient Civilization Parts, and other rare Palworld resources.

Here are all the Palworld boss Pals and their locations:

Alpha Pal Level Variation Location
Chillet 11 Dancer on the Plains Rayne Syndicate’s Tower
Sweepa 11 Majesty of Fuzz Small Cove
Gumoss 13 Suddenly Transformed Hillside Cavern
Killamari 13 Emotionless Hillside Cavern
Dumut 14 Perpetual Procrastinator Ice Wind Island
Penking 15 Pioneer of the Frozen Sea Sealed Realm of the Frozen Wings
Azurobe 17 Lady of the Lake Bamboo Groves
Grintale 17 Marshmallow Body Eastern Wild Island
Nitewing 18 Wings of the Firmament Ice Wind Island
Katress 23 Phantasmal Feline Sealed Realm of the Invincible
Kingpaca 23 Supreme Fluff Commander Small Settlement
Bushi 23 Vagrant Warrior Sealed Realm of the Swordmaster
Quivern 23 Wings of White Sealed Realm of the Winged Tyrant
Felbat 23 Gloom-shrouded Bloodsucker Sealed Realm of the Abyss
Fenglope 25 Drifting Cloud Falls Mineshaft
Petallia 28 Lady of the Garden Sealed Realm of Spirits
Beakon 29 Wings of Thunder Deep Bamboo Thicket
Broncherry Aqua 30 Waves of Summer Bamboo Groves
Elphidran 30 Gentle Sky Dragon  Hypocrite Hill
Warsect 30 Unyielding Colossus Sealed Realm of the Stalwart
Elizabee 31 Empress of the Hive Lake Center
Mossanda Lux 31 Inheritor of the Storm Eastern Wild Island
Relaxasaurus Lux 31 Gluttonous Thunder Dragon Sealed Realm of the Thunder Dragon
Univolt 31 Swift Deity Sea Breeze Archipelago
Lunaris 32 Extraterrestrial Sealed Realm of the Esoteric
Verdash 35 Gale of the Forest Sealed Realm of the Swift
Mammorest 38 King of the Forest Grassy Behemoth Hills
Vaelet 38 Voice of the Violets Sealed Realm of the Guardian
Wumpo Batan 38 Guardian of the Grassy Fields Eastern Wild Island
Sibelyx 40 Pallid Lady Sealed Realm of the Pristine
Menasting 44 Unstoppable Stinger Desiccated Mineshaft
Jormuntide 45 Emperor of the Sea Eastern Wild Island
Suzaku 45 Ruler of the Crimson Dawn Sand Dunes
Ice Kingpaca 46 Azure Fluff Commander Forgotten Mineshaft
Anubis 47 Guardian of the Dark Sun Twilight Dunes
Dinossom Lux 47 Guardian of Light The Furthest Mineshaft
Astegon 48 Ravager of Stars Mount Obsidian
Blazamut 49 Cursed Tyrant Ancient Civilization Ruins
Frostallion 50 Legendary Steed of Ice Land of Absolute Zero
Jetragon 50 Legendary Celestial Dragon Mount Obsidian
Necromus 50 Dark Knight of Legend Dessicated Desert
Paladius 50 Holy Knight of Legend Dessicated Desert

Now that you’ve taken on all the Palworld bosses in the open-world game, it’s time to turn your attention to Palworld breeding to discover your very own home-grown Palworld Pal variations. Alternatively, keep an eye out for the latest Palworld mods if you’re on the hunt for new challenges. Our Palworld review also goes into some of the more questionable activities you can engage in on Palpagos Island.