Every open world game has its dark side, whether it’s revealed through the lore or environment. In Palworld’s case, there are large creepy merchants dotted around the place who sell Contraband Pals on the black market, and they buy from the player, too.
There’s so much to do in Palworld that completing a single goal feels monumental. Be it overcoming the towers, optimizing a base, or catching every Pal for the Paldeck. Capturing every Pal is a great goal because it’s obvious, and everyone knows they must explore the world to find each one. However, players can also take advantage of the black market to buy Contraband Pals for their Paldeck, and they can even profit by selling the ones they don’t want to keep.
All Contraband Pals Players Can Buy in Palworld & How Much They Cost
To buy Contraband Pals in Palworld, players must track down a Black Marketeer. These are shady merchants with Pals in their inventory, sold for a high price. Each Pal was likely stolen or captured by Syndicate Thugs, so it’s possible they haven’t had a good life so far. With that in mind, it’s nice to think of buying them as saving them.
The table below shows every Contraband Pal we’ve seen listed in a Black Marketeers inventory. Note that the inventories for these merchants seem to change either daily or each time the player respawns. Based on our testing, we believe it’s each time the player respawns, but we can’t rule out a daily reset.
This guide is in progress, and we’ll add more Pals to this list as we see them.
|8,280 Gold – 9,315 Gold
|14,121 Gold – 15,690 Gold
|23,040 Gold – 26,112 Gold
Where we’ve listed a range in Gold prices for Pals in this table, this is what players can expect to pay for the same Pal at different Black Marketeers. It seems to us as though some Black Marketeers have higher prices or value certain Pals above others based on which faction they’re closest to, the Free Pal Alliance or the Syndicate.
All Black Marketeer Locations in Palworld
In the table below, we’ve listed the locations of all the Black Marketeers we’ve encountered in Palworld, alongside map references for them. Note that this list is still being worked on, and more locations will be added as we discover them.
Any player who wants to learn more about Palworld and how to master it should read our complete guide. In it, we’ve listed all our most important articles and guides relating to the most challenging parts of the game, so players won’t struggle for hours on end as we have.