How To Get, Upgrade And Repair Tools In Palia

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Like a lot of life-sim games, you’ll have a large variety of materials to use, find, and craft with, but there’s no punching trees or grabbing bugs up by hand in Palia – if you want wood, bugs, or fish, you’ll need a tool to get them. From cutting trees to growing crops, tools are one of the most important mechanics in the game, and you’ll be using them all the time.


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In this guide we’ll show you how to obtain your initial tools, how to upgrade them and what materials you’ll need for each tier, and how to keep them repaired.


Player character speaking to Ashura and in his talking menu in Palia.

To get the majority of your basic tools, you’ll need to go complete the first few main quests, particularly Welcome to Palia and Learning the Ropes.

You’ll meet with a few of the villagers of Kilima during these two quests, and they’ll introduce you to several game mechanics and skills, as well as giving you your first six tools: an axe, pick, watering can, hoe, belt, and bow.

Your final tool, a fishing rod, can be obtained from another resident independent of the tutorial quests.

Tool

Who To Obtain It From

Makeshift Axe

During Welcome to Palia, you’ll meet Ashura, who will give the axe to you after the conversation.

Makeshift Pick

Afterward, you’ll be sent onto Hodari at your housing plot, and he’ll give you the pick.

Makeshift Bow

You’ll also receive a letter in the mail from Hassian, which contains both the bow and some arrows.

Makeshift Belt

After completing the construction of your house, Auni will appear outside next to your mailbox. Listen to his tutorial then accept the quest Bug Catching 101, and he’ll give you the belt and several smoke bombs.

Makeshift Fishing Rod

Meet Einar at his fishing dock next to Kilima Lake, and he will give you the quest Fishing 101. Accept it, and he’ll give you a Makeshift Fishing Rod.

Makeshift Hoe

Speak to Badruu during Learning the Ropes then meet him at your housing plot, he’ll give you the hoe when you accept his quest Gardening 101.

Makeshift Watering Can

Also given to you by Badruu during Learning the Ropes/Gardening 101 at the same time as the hoe.

Player character in Auni's shop inventory, showing off recipes for new tool upgrades in Palia.

As you progress, you’ll need better tools to be able to mine new rocks or cut down bigger trees, and that means you’ll need to upgrade your tools. Upgrading will require the new tier’s recipe, a few materials, and the previous tier of your tool.

Not only does upgrading your tools ensure you can obtain higher tier materials, but it also improves their durability, and improves what they do. For example, upgrading your Watering Can increases the amount of crops it can water at once, and upgrading your Bow increases the distance you can shoot.

To upgrade your tools, you have to improve your skill level, which means leveling Foraging, Mining, Bug Catching, Fishing, Hunting, and Gardening.

The recipes you need for the improved tools are purchased from the same characters who gave you the base tools: Ashura, Hodari, Auni, Einar, Hassian, and Badruu. In each skill, you’ll unlock a new tier of tool recipe every few levels.

At level three, you’ll unlock the Standard tier of tools.

Standard Tool Upgrades

Tool

Materials To Upgrade It

What The Upgrade Does

Standard Axe

  • Makeshift Axe x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Allows you to cut down medium trees, and increases damage to trees.

Standard Pick

  • Makeshift Pick x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Allows you to mine both Copper and Iron, and increases damage to mining nodes.

Standard Bow

  • Makeshift Bow x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Increases shot distance a small amount.

Standard Belt

  • Makeshift Belt x1
  • Leather x4,
  • Copper Bar x3

Increases ability to daze insects.

Standard Rod

  • Makeshift Rod x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Increases line health and speed.

Standard Watering Can

  • Makeshift Watering Can x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Allows you to water three crops at once and increases water held.

Standard Hoe

  • Makeshift Hoe x1
  • Sapwood Plank x20
  • Copper Bar x5

Increases amount of ground tilled at once.

At level six, you’ll unlock the Fine tier of tools.

Fine Tool Upgrades

Tool

Materials To Upgrade To It

What The Upgrade Does

Fine Axe

  • Standard Axe x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Allows you to cut down medium and large trees, and increases damage to trees.

Fine Pick

  • Standard Pick x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Allows you to mine Iron and Palium, and increases damage to mining nodes.

Fine Bow

  • Standard Bow x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Greatly increases shot distance.

Fine Belt

  • Standard Belt x1
  • Fabric x2
  • Iron Bar x3

Greatly improves ability to daze bugs.

Fine Rod

  • Standard Rod x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Greatly increases line health and speed.

Fine Watering Can

  • Standard Watering Can x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Allows you to water nine crops at once, and greatly increases water held.

Fine Hoe

  • Standard Hoe x1
  • Heartwood Plank x10
  • Iron Bar x5

Greatly increases the amount of ground tilled at once.

And at level nine, you’ll unlock the final tier, Exquisite.

Exquisite Tool Upgrades

Tool

Materials To Upgrade To It

What The Upgrade Does

Exquisite Axe

  • Fine Axe x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Allows you to cut down medium and large trees, and greatly improves damage to trees.

Exquisite Pick

  • Fine Pick x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Allows you to mine Iron and Palium and greatly improves damage to mining nodes.

Exquisite Bow

  • Fine Bow x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Massively improves shot distance.

Exquisite Belt

  • Fine Belt x1
  • Silk x2
  • Palium Bar x1

Massively improves the ability to daze bugs.

Exquisite Rod

  • Fine Rod x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Massively improved line health and speed.

Exquisite Watering Can

  • Fine Watering Can x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Allows you to water nine crops at once and massively increases water held.

Exquisite Hoe

  • Fine Hoe x1
  • Flow-Infused Plank x5
  • Palium Bar x2

Massively increases the amount of ground tilled at once.

Player character repairing tools at Sifuu's Forge in Palia.

Once you upgrade past the Makeshift tier, your tools will start to have a durability meter. Their durability will decrease with each skill task completed, such as successfully catching a fish or bug.

If your tool’s durability falls to zero, they will revert to the previous tier, and you’ll need to upgrade it again. To keep this from happening, you can repair your tools before this happens.

There are two ways to repair your tools: visiting Sifuu’s Forge and paying for it at her Repair Station or using Repair Kits at any Repair Station.

Repair Kits are automatically unlocked upon crafting any of the Standard Tools, and each time you get to a new tool tier, you unlock the ability to craft bigger bundles of them.

Unlocking standard tools allows you to craft a bundle of 20, unlock Fine tools unlocks a bundle of 40, and unlocking Exquisite tools unlocks a bundle of 60.

At Sifuu’s repair station, you can pay to repair any tool individually, or repair all of them at once for a small lump sum.

If you want to repair your tools at home, at unattended repair stations, or for free, you’ll need both Repair Kits and a Repair Station. The recipe for a Repair Station can be purchased from Hodari once you reach Mining level four and requires five Stone Bricks and ten Copper Bars.

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