Increasing Pal Sanity in Palworld is crucial to keeping your base running and making sure your Pal friends are happy. There are several things that can affect your friend’s SAN, but they are easy to prevent once you know how.
The best way to make sure your base is running at peak efficiency in Palworld is to monitor this Pal-specific stat, make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep Pals happy, and boost SAN when it gets too low.
Without further ado, we are here to explain Sanity and how to increase Pal Sanity in Palworld.
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Pal Sanity in Palworld, known as SAN, shows you how happy your friends are. If they are unhappy or stressed, they will have a low level of sanity and this can cause them to take too long to complete a task, get sick, or refuse to work altogether.
Typically, you will receive a notification warning that a specific friend’s SAN has dropped too low. However, you can check a friend’s sanity level yourself by hovering over their icon in Palbox and looking for the SAN bar, or you can hover over them in your base to bring up their details at the bottom of the screen.
Both friends here are extremely happy! | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
Any friend who has a SAN level below 65 is cause for concern and means you need to do something to increase their sanity quickly.
How to increase Pal Sanity in Palworld
These are the best ways to increase Pal Sanity in Palworld. Some methods are faster and easier to apply than others, but usually the more complex and expensive ones work best. We highly recommend doing everything you can to keep a friend happy; Otherwise, your base will have serious problems.
Your friends will get stressed easily and lose SAN if they have nowhere to sleep! The first item you can build for this is the Straw Pal bed, but not all Pals can fit in this small square, especially large ones like Quivern.
Bigger friends, like Quivern and Relaxaurus, will need the Large Pal bed to sleep in; otherwise, they will simply sleep on the ground and recover very little SAN by doing so.
The type of bed you build should be determined by the friends you have working at your base and how much you want to replenish their sanity by sleeping. These are currently all the beds you can make in Palworld and the materials needed for them:
Straw Pal Bed – Level Three
Fluffy Pal Bed – Level 24
- x10 fabric
- x30 Wood
- x5 nail
- x10 Fiber
Large Pal Bed – Level 36
- x10 high quality cloth
- x60 Wood
- x20 nail
- Fiber x30
Tanzee, I made you a perfect bed there! | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
build hot springs
Another way to increase Pal SAN, and one we highly recommend doing as soon as you build a base, is to build Hot Springs. Basically, they’re a nice, relaxing, warm bubble bath for your friends to replenish their sanity after a long day of working for you.
Hot springs can take up a lot of space in your base, but you’ll only need to build one for all your friends to enjoy.
These are currently all the hot spring recipes for Palworld and the materials you will need to build them:
Hot Springs – Level Nine
High quality hot springs – Level 31
- x100 Stone
- x100 Wood
- x30 Palladium Shard
- x20 Cement
That sounds attractive, too bad it doesn’t work on humans. | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
Feeding your friends on base should be a priority. If they are hungry, their sanity will decrease quickly and it seems that even if there are food resources around (like a berry bush), the best way to ensure they are fed is to build a food box.
To build a basic food box you will need the following materials and be at level four to unlock the recipe:
Additionally, the higher quality of meals you prepare and feed to your friends, the more SAN they will recover. Yes, meals. You will need to cook real full meals for some Pals and you can give them directly to a Pal to ensure they eat them, or you can place the meals in the Pal’s Feeding Box.
What should we serve for dinner today? Mmmm… | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
Give them medicine
If a friend’s SAN level drops too low, they may become sick or sad, and sometimes the easiest way to give them a little boost is to give them medication. You can build a medicine workbench and create your own medicines, or you can buy some medicines from wandering merchants (there is always one in Small Settlement).
You must be level 12 to unlock the Medieval Medicine Workbench recipe:
- x30 Wood
- x5 nail
- x10 Palladium Shard
Different medications offer different benefits for your Pals, so pay attention to each of their descriptions to decide which one will help your Pals’ ailments.
Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
lots of praise
Another quick way to make sure your friend is happy is to give them a little attention. When you approach a friend and hover over them, you should receive a prompt to “Open Menu.” Use the command prompted and then select ‘Pet’ to pet your friend.
This lets them know that they are appreciated and doing a good job, which can instantly improve a part of your SAN. We recommend doing this at least once a day if you want to keep your friends at their best.
Pet a friend! | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
let them rest
Your friends are usually diligent workers who continually alternate between work and rest, but there may be times when everything you’ve done won’t work for them. The best way to increase a friend’s SAN when you’ve done everything you can for them is to return them to the Palbox.
We recommend changing your base Pals once a week (in real time) to help ensure there are no massive SAN outages. We’ve also noticed that our friend’s sanity would be reduced after an attack on the base left them extremely stressed, so keep an eye on them if you’ve been attacked.
It’s time to clock out and send a new shift, rest well friends. | Image credit: Eurogamer/Pocketpair
That is all for now! If you’re looking for more Palworld content, check out our pages showing you how to play multiplayer and how to create a dedicated Steam server. If it’s materials you need, check out our pure quartz growing page and leather page for more information.