Palworld: How To Assign Pals To The Ranch [Quick Guide]

Learn how you can assign your favorite Pals to the ranch to farm several crafting items, keeping you away from a ton of hassle in Palworld.

Learning how to assign Pals to the ranch in Palworld is a great way to farm materials while you’re away from your base. Consider it more like passive income, where you don’t have to do much, yet still make a ton of profit. Of course, while you can make the ranch early, you can’t assign every Pal to it because of certain restrictions.

Before You Start: Before assigning a Pal to the ranch, players must first put it to their base using the Pal Box. 
Key Takeaways
  • The Ranch is a Production Item unlocked at Level 5 in Palworld, allowing Pals to produce and drop raw materials like Wool and Leather.
  • Players can assign Pals to the Ranch by lifting them and dropping them into the ranch, after which the Pals will start automatically dropping materials.
  • At the ranch, players can only utilize Pals with the Farming Work Suitability, and a higher Farming Level means more daily drops by the Pal.
  • To see what items a Pal can drop, players can visit the Paldeck and check the “Possible Drops” section.
  • Players can assign as many Pals as they want, but assigning a Pal to a ranch in Palworld will prevent them from working on anything else.

How To Assign Pals To The Ranch In Palworld

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Assigning a Pal at the ranch (Screenshot taken by eXputer)

To assign a Pal to the ranch, players must lift a Pal from their base which has the Farming Work Suitability Trait, and drop it off at the ranch.

You can use the Pal’s Farming Level to determine their drop rate. The higher the Farming Level, the more items they’ll produce at the ranch per day. As such, if you want to make your rank as productive as possible, try to find and catch Pals with Level 2+ Farming Level.

Important: A Pal will not always stay at the ranch. After some time, they might leave their assignment and do some other tasks. If you see this happening, you can quickly re-assign them by lifting and dropping them at the ranch.

To see what items a specific Pal can drop, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the menu and head over to the Paldeck tab.
  2. Scroll down and select any Captured Pal that you can utilize at the ranch.
  3. On the right side, you will see the “Possible Drops” section underneath Work Suitability, which shows the items that Pal can drop.
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Possible Drops of a Melpaca: Leather and Wool (Image Credits: eXputer)

Needless to say, once you assign a Pal to a ranch, they won’t be able to perform any other tasks. Most high-tier Pals don’t have the Farming trait, so they’re unusable. Furthermore, I’d recommend assigning 20% of your workforce to the ranch for steady production. However, if you’re like me and you like to go on expeditions often, you can assign many more Pals.

Collecting Items From The Ranch

After assigning a Pal, you can rest easy and do other tasks. Over time, your Pals will produce materials which you must manually collect by heading over to the ranch. Pals will produce regardless of space, so even if you visit after a long time, they will keep producing even if the ranch is filled with surplus.

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A Melpaca dropping Wool at the ranch (Screenshot taken by eXputer)

There’s no limit as to how many Pals you can assign to the ranch, so, if you want, you can put your entire Pal base to it. Of course, as I mentioned, they may rarely slip out of the ranch, usually when hungry or depressed. So, I suggest keeping an eye on them from time to time. 

That wraps up my brief guide on how you can assign a Pal to the ranch in Palworld. Again, this is a great way if you’re looking to farm basic raw materials like Flame Organs and Wool, but you’d be better off assigning your Pals somewhere else if you’re focused on quickening your daily tasks. However, one common complaint I’ve gotten from my friends is Pals sometimes not being assigned despite having the Farming Work Suitability. If you’re experiencing the same glitch, check out this website for reliable and potential fixes.

While you’re here, I recommend reading Rabiya’s review on Palworld to see how the title distinguishes itself from being a simple “Pokemon with guns.” For more ways to make your base as productive as possible, check out this guide on building an Egg Incubator to hatch the eggs you’ve collected. If you want to focus on your character instead, here are some of Palworld’s best stats to invest in, according to Arham Abro.


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Daniyal is a Guides Writer and Editor at eXputer with over one year of experience in content writing. He's had a passion for tech and gaming for more than 15 years. Ever since his first console, the PS2, he's constantly branching off to different genres, and his go-to at the moment is the Souls experience pioneered by FromSoftware, which is evident by his 1,500+ hours of game time on Elden Ring. You can learn some more about Daniyal's gaming journey on his Steam & Xbox profiles.

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