• Palworld allows players to capture not only cute creatures but also bosses like Zoe and Grizzbolt.
  • A player discovered a glitch that freezes the boss and guarantees a 100% capture rate, allowing them to have a powerful Pal in the early game.
  • The method has been well received by other players, who plan to use it before the bug gets patched.

A creative Palworld player has found a way to capture Zoe and Grizzbolt, one of the bosses players will naturally come across earlier in the game. Palworld has quickly become one of the most popular games on Steam by providing a sandbox that combines the fun gameplay loop of the monster-catching and survival genres.

Since Palworld’s first trailer, many gamers have been taken in by the various activities that the title held, including the ability to capture cute Pals that bore a familiar resemblance to Pokemon and also force them to wield weapons. This has earned the game the nickname “Pokemon with guns” across the internet. The title, however, held a surprise that was revealed when the game launched in early access, which was that Palworld players had the ability to capture humans in Pal Spheres, the game’s version of Pokeballs.


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Now, fans of Palworld have learned that nothing is seemingly off-limit in the game after one player has figured out how to capture Zoe and Grizzbolt, one of the game’s earlier bosses. According to the player, going by the handle windowhihi on Reddit, the first step that gamers must take is to acquire the Wanted status by attacking and killing an NPC like a Pal Merchant. The next step is to enter the Rayne Syndicate Tower, where Zoe and Grizzbolt are, but it is important to note that the player must not attack the bosses. Instead, the player must wait until the Palpagos Island Defense Force (PIDF) enters the tower and attacks the boss once.

By having the PIDF attack first, it forces a glitch where the boss freezes and now has a 100% capture rate. All that is left is for the player to throw a Pal Sphere at Zoe and Grizzbolt to capture them before returning to base. According to windowhihi, Palworld players can capture other Syndicate bosses in the game using the same method. Other Reddit users discovered that by utilizing this method, the boss’s health does not decrease, meaning that a player can have an extremely powerful Pal in the early game that has a 30,000 health pool, which would be perfect for tanking higher-level critters.

The instructional video was well received by other Reddit users, with most planning to utilize the method to capture other bosses before Pocket Pair inevitably patches the bug. While the game does have other bugs and missing features, Palworld has become a hit, surpassing the concurrent player count of titles like Elden Ring and Cyberpunk 2077, and so far, it does not seem to be slowing down.



Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.

January 19, 2024

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