There’s plenty to see and do across the Palapagos Islands, and traveling on foot just isn’t going to cut it – no matter how fast you sprint, you’ll get there much quicker on riding the back of a Pal.

How to Ride Pals

Certain Pals have Partner Skills that allow you to mount them and ride them around. In order to do so, you’ll need to craft a saddle for the specific Pal you want to ride. Saddle recipes for rideable Pals are unlocked at different levels on the technology tree, so you’ll need to level up before you can ride stronger Pals.

How to Fly

Galloping along on a four-legged Pal may be the fastest way to cover ground, but taking to the sky makes getting around the Palworld map much easier. Once you unlock the ability to ride a flying Pal, you’ll be able to avoid angry mobs, traverse towering cliffs and steep ravines, and unlock Fast Travel points faster than ever.

The earliest flying Pal you can ride is Nitewing, whose saddle is unlocked at level 15. To craft it, you’ll need 20 Leather, 10 Cloth, 15 Ingots, 20 Fiber, and 20 Paldium Fragments.

Once you reach level 21, you should consider upgrading and crafting a Vanwyrm saddle. Vanwyrm isn’t any faster than Nitewing, but it’s much stronger in combat, so is overall a better addition to your team.

Jen Rothery is a Senior Editor on the IGN Guides team, primarily covering live service games. In Palworld, she spends most of her time rescuing her giant Depresso when it gets stuck in the wall again.