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Baryonyx Dossier.jpeg
Common Name
Baryonyx Aquafulgur
Time Period
Early Cretaceous
Passive to land creatures, but aggressive to water-dwellers
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35

The Baryonyx (bare-ee-ON-iks) is one of the dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this dinosaur is scheduled to be added in V254.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

Like the Carnotaurus, Baryonyx aquafulgur is on the smaller end of the tier of large predators. While not as powerful as some deep-sea predators or Spinosaurus, Baryonyx is an extremely fast swimmer who is still nimble enough to threaten most creatures on the island.
Baryonyx's natural affinity for aquatic predation means that once tamed, it learns to kill ocean dwellers even more efficiently. Between its speed and its power, Baryonyx makes an ideal choice for anyone interested in frequently moving between water and land travel with ease, and valuing speed and agility over raw strength.
Known Information
And yet despite being a fast, dangerous dinosaur, Baryonyx almost exclusively eats fish and other water-dwellers. The highly specific metabolism of Baryonyx seems to allow it to heal wounds almost preternaturally fast after feeding on nutritious fish meat. Perhaps this is why Baryonyx rarely attacks land animals?
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The crocodile-like jaws and huge number of finely serrated teeth suggest that the Baryonyx was a fish-eater.

It most likely lived near bodies of water, due to the fact that it most likely ate fish as its main diet. It is also a very good swimmer, sometimes needing to go out into the water to get its prey, however, it is also said that its long claws are for catching prey on land, not just in water.

Not much is yet known about the Baryonyx's behavior as it has not yet been released in game.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Baryonyx resembles a typical mid-sized carnivorous dinosaur except for its crocodile-like head and having longer arms with large claws. These features are specially adapted to the animal's diet of fish and other water-dwellers.

Color Scheme and Regions

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The Baryonyx's information is currently unknown, because it is unreleased and not yet in the game.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Note: Information is not guaranteed to be accurate, as it is a guess based on information of similar creatures.

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health  ?  ?  ?
Stamina.png Stamina  ?  ?  ?
Oxygen.png Oxygen  ?  ?  ?
Food.png Food  ?  ?  ?
Weight.png Weight  ?  ?  ?
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage  ?2  ?  ?
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed  ? N/A3  ?
Torpor.png Torpor  ?  ? N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking  ?  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A N/A N/A

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Taming[edit | edit source]

Note that this creature was recently released, so official taming data is not yet available.
The information presented here is based on anecdotal evidence and may not be entirely accurate.
For a level-dependent count of time and resources needed, try an external taming calculator, but keep in mind that their numbers are also unofficial.

A developer confirmed this will prefer fish meat over regular meat.[1]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Baryonyx.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Baryonyx, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • Dino Dossier revealed on 08/14/2015.[2]
  • The dossier mentions the ability to recover health faster after ingesting fish. This may imply that the Baryonyx will gain instant health, or regenerate its health faster after feasting on fish meat obtained from Coel, Megapiranha, Megalodon, Manta and Salmon.
  • Baryonyx is a member of the same family as Spinosaurus, known as the Spinosaurids.
  • Fossils of Baryonyx have been found with the remains of other dinosaurs, meaning that despite being a fish eating predator, Baryonyx was probably capable of taking on larger land animals, despite the dossier stating it rarely attacks land animals.
  • Baryonyx's  specific name means "Water Lighting".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Digest 30
  2. Introducing the Baryonyx!