Chalicotherium

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Chalicotherium
Dossier Chalicotherium.png
Dossier Chalicotherium.png
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Chalicotherium
Group
Species
Chalicotherium obsidioequus
Time Period
Late Oligocene - Early Pliocene
Diet
Temperament
Territorial
Logo Steam.png 248.0
October 21, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 744.0
October 28, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Chalico_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Chalicotherium/Chalico_Character_BP.Chalico_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
12 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
8h 13m 49s
Juvenile Time
1d 8h 55m 18s
Adolescent Time
1d 17h 9m 6s
Total Maturation Time
3d 10h 18m 14s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

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The Chalicotherium (KA-lih-co-THE-ree-um) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

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.

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Wild

Found in small numbers within the Island's colder regions, Chalicotherium obsidioequus is normally a peaceful herbivore that prefers to spend its days lazing about or playing with its family. It is very territorial, however, and the entire family, young and old, will turn against an encroaching creature at just the slightest provocation.

A memorable scene to stumble upon is a group of Chalicotherium playing. One odd playtime activity for Chalicotherium is hurling large balls of snow or.. mud-rocks(?).. at each other. Smaller creatures in the area shy away from Chalicotherium during this exertion, for fear of being buried in snow or "gravel."

Domesticated

While many creatures are useful while attacking a fortress, Chalicotherium can be trained as mobile artillery. Its unique playtime habit becomes a rather devastating long-range assault tactic when it is given boulders to throw, rather than snowballs!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Like the Direbear.png Direbear and Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus, the Chalicotherium becomes hostile when approached. It throws balls of mud that poisons the player, slows movement speed, and applies a dirt effect around the edges of the screen.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Perhaps the oddest mammal on the island, the Chalicotherium is best described as a hybrid between a horse, a gorilla, a bear and a zebra. Like a gorilla it walks on its knuckles, but whereas apes have hands, the Chalicotherium wields wicked claws. These claws are used for pulling leafy branches towards its mouth, but are deadly in combat. The skull form, tail and pattering lean more towards that of an equine species. The creature seems to bear some rudimentary intelligence, not unlike an otter, as troops of them can be seen hurling snowballs at each other like some sort of war game - something that also proves handy against local predators like Hyaenodon.png Hyaenodon, Direwolf Icon.png Direwolves and even Daeodons.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Chalicotherium's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Chalicotherium. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Chalicotherium will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Chalicotherium's "main body" magenta.

Chalicotherium PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Chalicotherium PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Fur Highlights
Chalicotherium PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stripes and Belly


Drops[edit | edit source]


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 600 +120 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 4000 +400 +10%
Weight.png Weight 400 +8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 362 +1.8 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 500 +30 N/A4 0.5

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 210 850.5 850.5  ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Hand Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 485 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 36
Throw Boulder Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Projectile Impact 100 2.6 100000
Melee Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 450 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Throw Mud Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 6000 1000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Projectile Impact 10
Throw Snow Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 6000 1000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Projectile Impact 10
Throw Mud Friendly Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 6600 2000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Projectile Impact 10
Throw Snow Friendly Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 6600 2000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 32
Projectile Impact 10


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Chalicotherium
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Chalicotherium is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently.

To feed it, place Beer Jar.png Beer Jar on the last slot of your hotbar, then when approached press use (default E) to feed it. You cannot feed them all the food required for taming at one time, you must wait every couple of minutes until it is hungry again to feed it more until its taming meter is filled. For the least amount of difficulty, wear ghillie armor and sneak up carefully behind it. Also, if you have it in a safe area, you can feed the first beer and then do something else for a while to give it time to accrue some hunger.

The Chalicotherium also accepts Stimberry.png Stimberries but the taming progress is incredibly slow and therefore this is not advised.

Chalicotherium.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Chalicotherium.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Chalicotherium.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Chalicotherium.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Chalicotherium.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Chalicotherium.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Once tamed the Chalicotherium's diet is Berries.png Berries, like other herbivores.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Chalicotherium.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Chalicotherium is a powerful creature, but by hammering it quickly with a Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino or Dimorphodon Icon.png Dimorphodon, it can be taken down before it has a chance to attack.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Because of it's hard-hitting swipe attacks, melee weapons are not advised. Long range weapons are most effective here, though caution of player placement is recommended. It's rock/dirt throw can knock a player off most rocks, so a tall ledge and use of a Scope Attachment is a more effective strategy here. Tanking or fast-flying mounts are even more effective with the Chalicotherium.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

It will charge at the player, throwing dirt, rocks or even fecal matter if it is unable to catch up. This projectile slightly impairs your vision, slows you down, and poisons you, regardless of the direction of impact.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

  • The Chalicotherium can be used as a mobile Catapult Turret.png Catapult Turret and can throw rocks at enemies. You do not need to have ammunition, however, as it grabs them from the ground.

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Siege Weapon: Chalicotherium is the only tamable creature aside from the Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental that can lob boulders that deal heavy damage to structures and animals. Unlike the elemental however, the Chalicotherium has the advantage of being able to climb onto platform saddle mounts to use them as a siege tower; and its smaller size with higher speed allows it to maneuver or re-position quicker. While its accurate range is shorter than that of the Catapult Turret.png Catapult Turret, it doesn't need ammunition to reload. Level up stamina for more continuous rock throws and melee damage for more powerful boulder tosses. Health is also recommended to survive return fire from turrets or defender firearms.
  • Gatherer: The Chalicotherium's left click swing goes in a wide arc and has a rapid attack speed, allowing it to gather berries and thatch rapidly. It can also gather wood, but far less effectively. Also the Chalicotherium has a C attack, which can be used while sprinting to collect berries while still on the run. Level up carry weight, stamina, and speed.
  • All-Purpose Mount: The Chalicotherium is a very versatile mount. It can sprint relatively fast for a herbivore. With its high health, damage, and massive knockback on its attacks you can easily fight off most predators, even large ones like Rex.png T-Rex. It can easily amass large amounts of Berries.png Berries for yourself and for taming others. Level Speed, Health, and Melee Damage.
  • Note! You can also use weapons while riding the Chalicotherium. When Chalicotherium is too slow to pursue other players, pull out your assault rifle and shoot em down!

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Berries.png Berries ★★★★★
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★☆☆
Wood.png wood ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The Chalicotherium was first revealed by Drake on July 23, 2015 [2]
  • The dossier was revealed by Jat on January 25, 2016 [3]
  • Despite looking like a cross between a giraffe and a gorilla, Chalicotherium is a close relative of horses and rhinoceroses.
  • Chalicotherium means "Pebble Beast" in Greek, referring to its oddly shaped teeth, which fall out when they reach adulthood.
  • Obsidioequus means "Siege Horse" in Latin, referring to its relation to horses and its catapult-like capabilities.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Chalicotherium
  3. Introducing the Chalicotherium!