Palladium is a rare ore that is only used to exchange at a ratio of 15:1 for extra energy, used in the Galaxy Gate Generator. It can only be found and collected in two of the three Pirate maps 5-1 and 5-3, while only being able to be exchanged in the base of 5-2. Once a player has collected more than 15 Palladium, you are then able to exchange it. It cannot be exchanged for anything other than extra energy. On map 5-1, there is Palladium in the very center of the map. But there is a small quantity, so it is not recommended to collect the Palladium there. In 5-3, there is a large area at the bottom of the map, sutiable for collecting large amounts of Palladium.
15 Palladium = 1 extra energy
Palladium is a highly valuable ore for anyone looking to build a Galaxy Gate; to get it, many players employ a cloaking device and send a P.E.T. 10 with the Auto Resource Collecter gear to retrieve it for them. Strangely, entering the Mist in 5-3 will uncloak a ship and begin to drain it's shield by 200 every second. Collection time of Palladium is about the same as collecting Terbium. If you own a PET, I recommend using it to pick it up for you since it is a tedious task.