Dimetrodon

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Common Name
Dimetrodon
Group
Species
Dimetrodon calorector
Time Period
Early Permian
Diet
Temperament
Reactive
Logo Steam.png 232.0
January 15, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 731.0
February 12, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Dimetro_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dimetrodon/Dimetro_Character_BP.Dimetro_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
30 - 34 °C / 86 - 93 °F
Incubation Time
2h 29m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Very Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

 
 Uncommon

Disambig.png This article is about Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon, not to be confused with Dimorphodon Icon.png Dimorphodon

The Dimetrodon (di-met-ro-don) 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.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Dimetrodon Calorector is a much calmer predator than most on the island. Because it lives off smaller prey than humans, it generally ignores anything much larger than a Coelacanth. Dimetrodon is one of the few carnivores on the island that could be classified as reasonably friendly in the wild.
Domesticated
If Dimetrodon was a bit larger, or didn't have that massive sail, it would make a decent mount. However, its main use to survivors is to utilize the sail's insulating capabilities. Just being near a Dimetrodon gives excellent protection from the heat and the cold, which has saved my life through more than one ice blizzard in the frozen mountains!
Known Information
The sail on Dimetrodon's back is a fascinating thing. It can be angled to provide shade from the sun, and allows Dimetrodon to disperse heat more quickly. The inner workings of the sail can also restrict blood flow in the creature to hold in excessive heat. Together, these two traits allow Dimetrodon to comfortably survive in any climate, though they are most commonly found in the swamplands which are rich in prey.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Usually attacking Coel or a Megapiranha, the Dimetrodon is not too much of a worry for anything, unless it's provoked by attacks. However, the Dimetrodon is extremely slow and provoking it does not pose much of a threat, as it is easy to out run or kill them.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A sail-backed quadruped found exclusively in the island's central swamps, Dimetrodon is reptilian in appearance but in truth is more closely related to mammals. The large sail on its back serves a thermoregulatory function, as it cools the animal on hot days and helps keep it warm on cold ones. They are fairly timid and sluggish, specializing in hunting prey that is smaller than themselves.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Dimetrodon's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Dimetrodon. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Dimetrodon 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 Dimetrodon's "body" magenta.

Dimetrodon PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Dimetrodon PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Side Fin
Dimetrodon PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Sail
Dimetrodon PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Sail Spines
Dimetrodon PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Legs and Belly
X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.


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 350 +70 +5.4% 0.091
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 500 +50 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 250 +5 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 202 +0.4 +0.68% 11.2% 22%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
Torpor.png Torpor 750 +45 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 110 253 253 20
Swimming 250 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Dimetrodon bites the target.
0 265 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 20


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]

Dimetrodon
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]

Dimetrodon.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 2 166 58 29 0:09:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 156 54 27 0:09:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 4 210 73 37 0:12:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 320 110 55 0:18:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 592 204 102 0:32:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 374 129 65 0:21:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 16 866 298 149 0:48:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 27 750 259 130 0:41:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 32 866 298 149 0:48:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 40 1085 374 187 1:00:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 80 1085 374 187 1:00:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 75; Slingshot Hits × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 25.46 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:29
Dimetrodon.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 6 525 186 93 0:28:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 322 114 57 0:18:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 604 214 107 0:33:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 773 274 137 0:42:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 1560 552 276 1:23:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 970 343 172 0:52:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 2351 831 416 2:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 70 2012 711 356 1:47:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 84 2351 831 416 2:06:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 105 2943 1041 521 2:37:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 210 2943 1041 521 2:37:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 206; Slingshot Hits × 84; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 14; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 38.65 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:53
Dimetrodon.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 9 804 289 145 0:43:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 10 553 199 100 0:30:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 18 1011 363 182 0:54:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 23 1297 466 233 1:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 46 2611 937 469 2:17:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 58 1641 589 295 1:27:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 69 3931 1410 705 3:27:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 115 3365 1207 604 2:57:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 138 3931 1410 705 3:27:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 173 4933 1770 885 4:19:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 345 4919 1764 882 4:18:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 341; Slingshot Hits × 139; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 38; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 22; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 52.29 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:05
Dimetrodon.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 12 1087 393 197 0:57:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 13 729 264 132 0:39:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 24 1365 494 247 1:12:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 32 1828 661 331 1:36:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 64 3673 1329 665 3:11:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 80 2290 829 415 2:00:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 96 5527 2000 1000 4:48:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 160 4732 1712 856 4:06:44
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 192 5527 2000 1000 4:48:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 240 6915 2502 1251 6:00:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 480 6915 2502 1251 6:00:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 476; Slingshot Hits × 195; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 53; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 31; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 22; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 65.93 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:12
Dimetrodon.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 16 1464 533 267 1:16:46
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 17 965 351 176 0:51:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 31 1779 648 324 1:33:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 41 2361 860 430 2:03:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 82 4741 1726 863 4:05:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 103 2972 1082 541 2:34:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 123 7131 2595 1298 6:09:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 205 6105 2222 1111 5:16:07
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 246 7131 2595 1298 6:09:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 308 8935 3252 1626 7:42:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 615 8920 3246 1623 7:41:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 611; Slingshot Hits × 250; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 68; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 39; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 28; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14
Torpor-depletion: 79.58 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:16
Dimetrodon.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 19 1750 640 320 1:31:09
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 20 1144 418 209 1:00:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 38 2195 803 402 1:54:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 50 2897 1059 530 2:30:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 100 5812 2124 1062 4:59:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 125 3627 1326 663 3:07:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 150 8740 3194 1597 7:30:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 250 7483 2735 1368 6:25:31
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 300 8740 3194 1597 7:30:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 375 10931 3995 1998 9:22:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 750 10931 3995 1998 9:22:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 746; Slingshot Hits × 305; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 83; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 48; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 34; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17
Torpor-depletion: 93.22 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:19

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.

  • Dimetrodons are violently tamed, and so required knock-out and narcotics.
  • Its torpor drops extremely fast (approximately 50 per second) - so a large quantity of narcotics are required.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]


KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Slow movement speed on land makes it easy to knock out while walking backward.
  • Hold the Dimetrodon with a Quetzal while somebody else knocks it out.
  • Using low damage weapons to tranquilize it, and continuous shots is the quickest way to knock it out.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Dimetrodon.

General[edit | edit source]

The Dimetrodon is very slow and easily killed. It takes time to knock one out due to their quickly dropping Torpor, but their slow speed makes this process easy. Keeping a volley of tranq arrows or tranq darts flying its way can knock it out. Using a club is not recommended.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Dimetrodon doesn't require much strategy to kill or take down in order to tame. A KO or kill is easily achieved by slowly backing away and either stabbing it with a Pike or Spear or by shooting it whilst either backing up or circling the creature. Employ the same strategy for taming, albeit with tranquilizing weaponry. Be ready to jump on it with lots of narcotics!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons excel in killing and knocking a dimetrodon on land because of their slow movement speed. Use ranged tools in taming as well.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Dimetrodon is not dangerous when left alone and can be easily avoided or killed if necessary. However, if one is hit during a frenzied battle with other animals in the swamp, the player could potentially rile them up, causing unnecessary damage and possibly loss of life. Keep an eye out for their sails, as they often lay below the surface with just their sails sticking out.

One of the larger dangers when fighting the creature, oddly enough, is the creatures' surroundings. The swamp is filled with hostile animals and riling up a Dimetrodon can take the focus of a player away from other animals like the Kaprosuchus, which can end the battle quickly with unprepared explorers.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Dimetrodon's slow speed proves to be its one major weakness, and makes it almost harmless. Just make sure they do not get the jump on the player, or the player could be in for a surprise!

Utility[edit | edit source]

  • Each Dimetrodon grants 90 Hypothermal and 90 Hyperthermal Insulation that decays over distance, with a comparable range to the Air Conditioner. Due to its model size, it's not feasible to obtain more than 87. The resistances stack additively.
  • The Dimetrodon can only be picked up by Wyvern or Quetzal.
  • However, take note of the fact that if it lays an egg, then you can't see it as it is under the dino. Try to put it on wander or make it move from time to time.
  • The Dimetrodon also provide a great source of regulated temperature for fertilized eggs that makes hatching dinosaurs a lot less difficult.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Dossier revealed on 07/03/2015.[2]
  • The dossier mentioning that the massive sail prevents the Dimetrodon from being a decent mount could be a humorous reference to the fact that for Spinos the saddle rests on the creature's neck.

Trivia not relevant for the game[edit | edit source]

  • Even though this creature is often mistaken for a dinosaur, it is actually a Synapsid, which includes mammals and other relatives of Dimetrodon.
  • In many dinosaur related media, this creature is seen living alongside the dinosaurs. This is a mistake, as Dimetrodon was extinct long before the dinosaurs ruled the earth. In fact, the timegap between Dimetrodon and many of the more popular dinosaurs, like Triceratops and T. Rex is much bigger than the gap between humans and the aforementioned dinosaurs.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Dimetrodon