Palia 0.170 patch notes, from Hodari romance to Halloween décor & more

Palia 0.170 patch notes, from Hodari romance to Halloween décor & more
Images via Singularity 6

Written by 

Kiera Mills

Published 

13th Oct 2023 15:51

The latest Palia 0.170 patch is here, bringing with it a host of fixes and improvements and even a new romance option: everyone's favourite hunky blacksmith, Hodari.

If you've looked forward to the new Palia patch and want a rundown of everything new to arrive, we have you covered with a full guide below.

As well as the new romance option, there is a host of new Halloween-themed decor and premium items to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

So, if you're excited to get your spooky on in the game, see our full rundown of Palia 0.170 update patch notes below.

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What’s included in the Palia 0.170 patch?

First things first, let's get the most important update out of the way. Hodari is finally romanceable in the game, much to the delight of many fans lovestruck by the shy blacksmith.

There are a few conditions to starting his romance questline however, these are:

  • Complete the final quest for the Temple of the Waves (Echoes of the Unknown)
  • Achieve friendship level 4 with Najuma

To win this single father’s heart, you’ll need to be on good terms with Najuma first.

Along with this update, developer Singularly 6 has noted that there are future plans to make Sifuu a romantic character, but this will require more time to implement due to story reasons.

  • See our full guide to getting the best Palia villager gifts, which can help increase friendships and get to romance faster in the game

Halloween items in Palia 0.170

The Spooky Moon Store in Palia (as per the Palia 0.170 patch)
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Kilima Village will now feature Halloween-inspired décor like pumpkins and autumnal leaves.

Halloween decorations will also be available to buy from a new cash register in town called the Spooky Moon Store (located beside the fountain behind Jel’s shop). There, the following items are available:

  • Spooky Pumpkin
  • Spooky Jaak-O-Lantern
  • Spooky Sernuk-O-Lantern
  • Spooky Heirloom Pumpkin
  • Spooky Vined Pumpkin
  • Spooky Candles
  • Spooky Pumpkin Stack
  • Spooky Floating Candle
  • Spooky Pumpkin Wallpaper

Personally, I'd recommend getting yourself an adorable Sernuk-O-Lantern, which are only available for the season.

  • For more Palia tips and tricks, see our Palia bug catching guide with all bugs in the game listed as well as where to find them and selling prices

Halloween outfits in Palia

Screenshot of the Vampiric Bundle, a new Premium Shop outfit as per the Palia 0.170 patch
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Alongside the new décor, there are Halloween-themed outfits available via the premium shop. These are:

  • The Vampiric Bundle - this includes The Charmer, The Chiropteran, and The Count outfits
  • The Stately Sage Bundle - this includes Rite & Ritual, Earth & Air, and History & Mystery outfits
  • The Student Style Bundle – this includes Finance, Creative Writing, and Studio Arts outfits

New Obstacle Course activity in Palia

Screenshot of the Obstacle Course as per the Palia 0.170 patch
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For players looking for a challenge, you can compete in the new Obstacle Course activity.

The course is made up of everyday objects found throughout Palia, some of which contain Zeki’s Lucky Coins as an incentive to participate.

If you’d like to try your hand at the course, you can access it via The Tower machine, next to the inactive claw machine in Zeki’s Underground Market.

Other Palia 0.170 patch updates

Screenshot of some of the Palia 0.170 patch UI adjustments
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Besides the above changes, the Palia 0.170 patch has included the following:

  • More Valley Sunrise pieces have been added to Zeki’s Wondrous Machine. These are; the Valley Sunrise Bookshelf, Valley Sunrise Oval Table, Valley Sunrise Lights, Valley Sunrise Knife Set
  • Proximity chat has been added to the game. Named ‘Nearby Chat’ this feature can be toggled on and off and should make it easier for players to collaborate.
  • Added Flare Arrows to the game. These can be used to get other player‘s attention and highlight points of interest such as Flow Trees. The recipe can be gathered from Hassian’s store at hunting level 4.
  • New sorting options for the workbench menu
  • Can now open and close furniture to store more items in them for decoration purposes
  • Fix queues getting stuck in crafters. Now there’s an option to cancel a crafting request

That rounds off our guide to the Palia 0.170 patch and everything it includes. For more Palia tips and tricks, visit our main Palia page or see our guide to getting Silver Ore in the game.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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