A vast number of cosmetics and gadgets are available at the player's disposal in Genshin Impact, and many players are requesting Paimon to be a new addition to the roster of equipable companions. Although Paimon is the Traveler's most trusted companion in Genshin Impact, she's unable to follow the Traveler into combat like the Green Mini Seelie introduced in version 3.0.
Reddit user bananaplush is advocating for Paimon to become an equipable companion like Mini Seelies and Endora. Despite Paimon's annoying fishing dialogue, the Traveler's floating friend is still one of the most beloved characters in Genshin Impact. Paimon acts similarly to an equipable companion when Genshin Impact is paused by the player, but she disappears shortly after the game resumes. She often reappears to talk with NPCs in side quests and the main story, so her presence is felt strongly throughout most of the game's content.
Some Genshin Impact players in the Reddit community share bananaplush's sentiment regarding Paimon since she's been a prominent character from the very start of the game. Additionally, some have voiced their opinion about Paimon becoming an equipable companion since Genshin Impact version 1.2. Version 1.2 was one of the earliest post-launch updates for Genshin Impact and introduced the Lost Riches event. During that event, players would complete quests and earn their first companion, the Mini Seelie. The Mini Seelie was available in Curcuma, Rose, and Dayflower variants.
Since Genshin Impact is expected to receive updates for many years to come, some players in the Genshin Impact Reddit community believe Paimon will not be equipable for a long time. However, developer HoYoverse introduced Paimon as an ELF (humanoid combat droid) in Honkai Impact 3rd last year, so the possibility remains for her to become an equipable companion in Genshin Impact.
HoYoverse considers player feedback when developing new updates, and the discussion around Paimon will not cease as long as Genshin Impact receives major updates. Genshin Impact will likely receive new companions for players to equip, but the chances of Paimon being one of those new additions seemingly remains low.
Paimon is still shrouded in mystery, and she's theorized to be related to the Moon Sisters of legend. Genshin Impact version 3.1 and beyond could shed light about Paimon's past as players learn about ancient Sumeru society and myths in the expanded desert region.
Genshin Impact is available now for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. A Nintendo Switch version is in development.