How to Unlock and Craft a Grappling Gun in Palworld

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Palworld grappling gun
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Getting around Palworld’s map quickly will help you find important resources, discover more locations, and unlock fast travel points, which will help you hasten your progress. Let’s talk about how to get the grappling gun.

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How to Unlock the Grappling Gun in Palworld

The grappling gun is part of Palworld’s ancient technological items, which you initially unlock at level 12 using ancient points and craft with ancient civilization parts, among other resources. Later in your playthrough, you can obtain better variants, but these require first unlocking their prerequisite versions.

Palworld grappling gun tech tree
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You can obtain ancient technology points by defeating field and tower bosses around the map. Once you collect some, head into your technology menu, scroll down to level 12, and unlock the grappling gun on the far-right side of the screen. You’ll use an ancient technology point to do this, but now, you’ll have the recipe unlocked.

How to Craft a Grappling Gun in Palworld

Once you unlock the grappling gun recipe in your technology menu, head into your workbench to find the gun among your available recipes. You’ll need the following materials to craft the gun:

It also requires 200 workload, requiring more time to craft than your typical weapon or armor piece.

Palworld grappling gun recipe
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Paldium fragments and fiber are early game resources you obtain by breaking blue stones around the map and chopping down trees, respectively. Ingots are slightly harder to obtain, requiring you to break brown rocks to get ore before crafting a primitive furnace and assigning a fire-type Pal to add kindling.

Ancient civilization parts are the most challenging resources, requiring you to defeat cave bosses and alpha pals to obtain them. These high-level Pals require decent gear and careful party coordination, so be cautious if you’re fighting them solo. Upon defeat, the bosses will drop ancient civilization parts to use toward crafting your grappling gun.

How to Use the Grappling Gun in Palworld

To use the grappling gun, equip it onto your character and aim it toward the surface you wish to grapple to. Shoot the gun toward it and hold the button to have your character quickly move over to the spot.

Just be careful while doing this, as obstacles can interrupt and end the animation early. It also has a limited range, so you won’t be able to use it to scale up large mountains until you craft its upgraded versions.

All Grappling Guns in Palworld

Palworld features four grappling gun versions you can unlock and craft, with each one listed below:

Grappling Gun TypeLevelCrafting Materials
Grappling Gun12Paldium Fragment (10)
Ingot (10)
Fiber (30)
Ancient Civilization Parts (1)
Mega Grappling Gun17Paldium Fragment (20)
Ingot (20)
Fiber (50)
Ancient Civilization Parts (4)
Giga Grappling Gun32Paldium Fragment (30)
Ingot (30)
Fiber (80)
Ancient Civilization Parts (8)
Hyper Grappling Gun47Paldium Fragment (4)
Refined Ingot (30)
Carbon Fiber (20)
Polymer (20)
Ancient Civilization Parts (15)

While the first three require similar resources, the Hyper Grappling Gun is where things get complicated, with much more complex materials to obtain. However, each upgrade improves its grappling distance and strength, making it easier to traverse the Palworld map.

To learn more, check out how to find dungeons in Palworld, or click the tag below to browse our growing article list.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.