Palworld: Shadowbeak Location, Capture & Breeding Options

Learn the location of Shadowbeak in Palworld and get the best tips to beat this bird and use it for exploration and in combat.

Having some of the best flying mounts in Palworld is an excellent way not just to explore the vast map in the game but also to defeat some of the challenging bosses. Shadowbeak is an excellent end-game flying mount in Palworld that requires capturing first so that you can this black beauty to fly across Palpagos Island. In this guide, I have discussed where you can find Shadobeak and the best strategy to capture it, along with other useful information about this bird. 

Key Takeaways
  • A level 41 Shadowbeak can be found in Palworld at No. 3 Wildlife Sanctuary
  • It is a small island northeast of Deep Sand Dunes fast-travel point.
  • Use a flying mount or swimming Pal like Surfent to reach the island
  • Shadowbeaks typically appear at levels 40 to 43 at this location.
  • Alternatively, breed Kitsun and Astegon for a Shadowbeak egg.
  • After defeating or capturing Shadowbeak, you get the following rewards:
    1. Carbon Fiber x4
    2. Pal Metal Ingot x2

How To Find Shadowbeak

Shadowbeak habitat location [Image Credits: eXputer]
I found level 41 Shadowbeak in the No. 3 Wildlife Sanctuary. 

This is a small island northeast of the Deep Sand Dunes fast-travel point, situated at the furthest northeastern point of the Palworld map. It is hard to miss, especially when you stand at the fast travel point I mentioned. I had a flying mount so I took it and went over the island but you can also use a swimming Pal like the Surfent to reach the island. Upon arrival, you’ll easily spot Shadowbeaks, typically at levels 40 to 43.

Another easy method to get Shadowkeep is to breed two pals and get the egg. 

Tip To Get Shadowkeep Egg: Pair a Kitsun and Astegon in a Breeding Farm with a Cake for a Huge Dark Egg. Kitsun appears at night in the snow area near the Free Pal Alliance Tower (level 28, coordinates 168, 45), while Astegon’s Alpha Version is in the Volcano at level 48 (coordinates –614, -428) or rarely in the north Wildlife Sanctuary (coordinates 664, 632).

Faster Egg Incubation Tip: To hatch faster, maintain the right Incubator temperature, and adjust world settings for quicker incubation. Setting it to zero makes the egg hatch instantly, and your level one Shadowbeak will be in the Palbox after the interaction.

How To Capture Shadowbeak

Shadowbeak fight at No. 3 Wildlife Sanctuary [Image Credits: eXputer]
Shadowbeak will attack as soon as it spots you. The best course of action will be to use ranged weapons and use the pals to catch its attention while you do the damage from far away. 

  • Prepare for the Catch: Weaken Shadowbeak by using a Pal strong against its Dark element, like Dragon-type pals. Consider leveling up your Palworld character to at least level 45 before attempting to catch Shadowbeak.
  • Level and Weapon Tips: Aim to be a few levels higher than Shadowbeak for an easier capture. While a strong Pal can be helpful, damaging the bird with the best weapons in Palworld is viable.  
  • Capture Strategy: Use Ultra Pal Spheres or Legendary Pal Spheres for the capture. If available, opt for a Legendary Sphere; otherwise, an Ultra Sphere should suffice if your Capture Power is boosted enough.
Important: Quivern, Elphidran, Orserk, and Jetragon dragon pals can help greatly in defeating Shadowbeak, as all four are the best dragon type pals in Palworld.

Shadowbeak Stats

Shadowbeak stats as seen in the Paldeck [Image Credits: eXputer]
Element Type Dark Type Pal
Gathering  Level 1
Partner Skill Modified DNA [Can be ridden as a flying mount. Enhances Dark attacks while mounted]

Shadowbeak Skills

Level Element Skill Name Cooldown Power Description
1 Neutral Air Cannon 2s 25 Fires a burst of highly pressurized air.
7 Dark Dark Ball 4s 40 Unleashes a tracking sphere of darkness.
15 Dark Shadow Burst 10s 55 Quickly discharges dark energy, damaging surrounding entities.
22 Dark Spirit Flame 16s 75 It fires three malicious balls relentlessly pursuing enemies.
30 Dark Nightmare Ball 30s 100 It creates a giant ball of darkness, hurling it at enemies.
40 Dark Divine Disaster 45s 160 Charges forward, generating light orbs that automatically capture enemies, releasing a laser barrage.
50 Dark Dark Laser 55s 150 Charges dark energy, blasting enemies with a powerful beam.

Shadowbeak Item Drops

Shadowbeak item drops after defeated [Image Credits: eXputer]
After you have defeated Shadowbeak, you will get the following rewards:

  • Carbon Fiber x4
  • Pal Metal Ingot x2

You will also get these same rewards if you successfully capture Shadowbeak in Palworld. 

Shadowkeep Breeding Options

Captured Shadowbeak in the party [Image Credits: eXputer]
Parent 1 Parent 2 Child
Mossanda Shadowbeak Menasting
Elizabee Shadowbeak Helzephyr
Penking Shadowbeak Relaxaurus
Nitewing Shadowbeak Beakon
Cryolinx Shadowbeak Cryolinx
Eikthyrdeer Shadowbeak Cinnamoth
Pyrin Noct Shadowbeak Astegon

This brings me to the end of my Palworld Shadowbeak guide where I have discussed how to find, capture, and various breeding options based on my 20+ hours of game knowledge. Before you leave, I highly recommend you check the in-game review of Palworld written by our writer Rabiya Rizwan. After that, you should visit pages like how to catch humans and get leather quickly if you want to expand your Palworld game knowledge. 


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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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