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Palworld Nails: How to craft and unlock Nails

 Pals carrying ingots as part of a production line. Furnaces can be seen in the background.
Pals carrying ingots as part of a production line. Furnaces can be seen in the background.

What is Palworld?

Pals and players sitting next to a roaring campfire. The players are cooking food on sticks over the flames
Pals and players sitting next to a roaring campfire. The players are cooking food on sticks over the flames

Palworld is a survival game with Pokémon-like catching and battling mechanics built in. The key difference is that the monsters, or Pals, can use weapons, and that they can be assigned to help work in your Bases. To progress, you'll want to find resources like Coal and Sulfur, then use them to craft better and better gear.

Palworld Nails are a resource that allow you to craft some of the higher-end workbenches and tools in the game. They can be a little bit confusing at first, as they can't be picked up out in the world at first unless you get lucky with a chest, that is.

There are many resources to track down in the increasingly popular survival game. Palworld players will need to craft progressively rarer resources in order to progress, which in turn unlocks new crafting recipes, tools, and processing devices. Nails will give you access to the High-end Workbench, a vital stepping stone on your way to leveling up your Base.

Here's how to get Nails in Palworld, including a look at what you can do with them. We'll also detail how to unlock them in the first place because technically they require a recipe of their own.

How to get Nails in Palworld

A player watches a Foxparks Pal use the Primitive Furnace to make Ingots
A player watches a Foxparks Pal use the Primitive Furnace to make Ingots

To get Nails in Palworld, you will first need to use a Primitive Furnace to turn Ore into Ingots. The Primitive Furnace is unlocked using Technology Points at level 10. You'll also need a Kindling Pal, like Foxparks. Make some Ingots and then head back into your Technology Menu. You'll need to unlock Nails at the level 10 tier. You can now use Ingots to make Nails at a workbench.

What are Nails used for in Palworld?

The Nails recipe shown in the Palworld Technology menu
The Nails recipe shown in the Palworld Technology menu

You'll need Nails to craft the High-end Workbench and the Medieval Potions Table in Palworld. There's a Base Mission associated with this, and afterward you'll be able to add another Pal to your camp. Some weapons, like the Crossbow, also require Nails, so make sure to get some Pals assigned to smelting Ingots and making Nails while you're out exploring.

That's how to get Nails in Palworld. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on which Pals drop Leather in Palworld. Elsewhere, there's our look at our list of upcoming games coming out in 2024.