There are 135 Pals in Palworld if you count all of the variants as separate Pals, but players are obsessing over just one of them. Depresso is the living embodiment of adult life, and players can’t get enough of his less-than-enthusiastic approach to life and responsibilities.
Why do people love Depresso?
Right from the moment you throw a ball at Depresso’s face and then proceed to force it into servitude at your base camp, the Pal’s demeanor just screams, “I don’t want to be here” and personally, I think that’s a feeling that everyone can relate to.
Whether it’s mining at the breakneck speed of one hit every two seconds or relaxing face down in the spring, Depresso encapsulates the commonly experienced feelings of many of the 8 million players of Palworld – we don’t want to do what we’re doing, but we have to, so we’ll do it while distracting ourselves by counting the hours until we can go to sleep.
On that note, Depresso also shares another thing in common with most people over the age of 18 – he’s addicted to caffeine. His partner skill is “Caffeine Inoculation” and comes with the following description:
“When activated, Depresso drinks a massive amount of energy drinks, causing its movement speed to increase.”
Now I don’t know about you, but as someone who performs best after more than one cup of morning coffee, I’ve never felt so seen by a video game.
Don’t let Depresso’s resting bitch face mislead you, though. According to the Pal’s description within the Paldeck, while he might not have many friends because of the ‘grouchy look on its face’, Depresso is actually very kind-hearted and will happily feed stray Vixy when they’ve strayed too far from their pack.
I can’t help but relate to this little dude and I’m glad to say I’m not alone in feeling that way. Players all over social media, from Twitter to YouTube, are sharing their love for Depresso. The term “Depresso cured my depression” has become more popular than anyone could have predicted.
And yes, I may be a little biased on this because I have a huge amount of love for Depresso, I’m addicted to caffeine and I’ve been told that I, too, have a serious case of resting bitch face, but he’s inspired fan art and compilation videos that bring joy to all those who see them and moments of comedy within the game that can’t be rivaled. I mean look at his animation for relaxing in the spring.
It’s not difficult to understand why this Pal has become so popular among players. He’s not only relatable but funny in that relatability. He doesn’t put up a front as many of us have to do on a daily basis and yet, he’s loved anyway. Isn’t that what we all want, at the end of the day?