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Do Bosses Respawn in Palworld? – Answered

How many times do we need to teach you this lesson, old man?

There are various formidable foes you can face in Palworld, such as the Alpha Pals. They’re the game’s version of bosses and can get you insane rewards if you manage to bring them down, but will they respawn after you best them in combat?

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Do Bosses Respawn in Palworld?

Fortunately, Bosses will respawn after you defeat them in Palworld. Despite them being marked as “Defeated” on map, they will be back at the same spot where you first found them after enough time has passed.

Open-world bosses will respawn the following day after they were first defeated, so keep your eyes on the clock for that. It might take a few long minutes depending on your server’s night and day configurations, but they’ll be back.

Dungeon bosses have a respawn timer over their dungeon, which is usually one hour. As for Tower bosses, these will only take 10 minutes until they’re back. Time will only pass as long as you’re online, so use that time to explore and catch more Pals along the way. Closing the game and opening later won’t make them come back.

When facing a boss for the second time, you’re free to get all the loot you earned previously once again, as well as catch them if you missed on your first time. The only thing you won’t get is the Ancient Technology point, as these are limited to the number of different Alpha Pals around the map.

There are usually some easy-to-reach Fast Travel points next to the bosses’ arenas, so it’s not that hard to go from your base to their nest once they’re back. There’s no warning for when they’ll be back, so it’s up to you to check on them frequently.

Palworld Ancient Technology Points

Whenever you defeat a Palworld boss, be it a Syndicate Tower boss, an Alpha Pal, or a dungeon boss, you’ll receive a set number of Ancient Technology Points. Syndicate Tower bosses award the most points with five, and Alpha Pals award the lowest, typically awarding only one Ancient Technology Point upon defeat or capture.

Ancient Technology Points can be used to unlock some important and very useful items, like the Grappling Gun and Pal Essence Condenser. Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to farm Ancient Technology Points, as they aren’t rewarded again when re-challenging a boss that has respawned in Palworld.

Ancient Technology Point Item Unlocks

Here’s a full list of the items you can unlock by using Ancient Technology Points in Palworld:

  • Egg Incubator.
  • Small Feed Bag.
  • Grappling Gun.
  • Pal Essence Condenser.
  • Mega Grappling Gun.
  • Average Feed Bag.
  • Hip Lantern.
  • Large Feed Bag.
  • Single Shot Sphere Launcher.
  • Giga Grappling Gun.
  • Huge Feed Bag.
  • Scatter Sphere Launcher.
  • Lily’s Spear.
  • Decal Gun Set.
  • Giant Feed Bag.
  • Hyper Grappling Gun.
  • Homing Sphere Launcher.

This is the perfect chance to catch and train these Boss Pals as they’re larger and stronger than regular versions, and will be incredibly useful for dealing with Dungeons later on.


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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.
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