Diplocaulus

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Diplocaulus.png
Diplocaulus
Diplocaulus Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Diplocaulus
Group
Species
Diplocaulus natatorinutrix
Time Period
Permian
Diet
Temperament
Skittish
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 Diplocaulus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Diplocaulus/Diplocaulus_Character_BP.Diplocaulus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

2Can only be ridden underwater.

Data
XP For Kill
2 XP
Drops
Feces Size
Habitat

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 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

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 Unknown

Disambig.png This article is about Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus, not to be confused with Diplodocus.png Diplodocus

The Diplocaulus (dip-low-cawl-us) or simply Newt, 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
Presiding almost solely within island's swamps, Diplocaulus Natatorinutrix is a small amphibian that primarily eats minor fish. It rounds out what I consider the middle-bottom of the ecosystem, feeding on the tinier non-insect creatures of the island while itself being a common snack for the larger carnivores.
Domesticated
There are only a few uses for tamed Diplocaulus. It is primarily used for the (rather disgusting) practice of employing Diplocaulus as an oxygen bag. Diplocaulus stores air in the bladders of its head, and divers can suck from these bladders to take deep breaths while submerged, supporting long-term underwater exploration without the use of external gear.
Known Information
Because so many creatures prey on it, Diplocaulus has become very skittish and often flees at the first sign of trouble. It uses its amphibious nature to escape into whichever environment its predator isn't native to. Diplocaulus unique capability to retain vast quantities of oxygen allows to effectively remain submerged for hours at a time, usually outlasting even other amphibious creatures that might otherwise prey upon it.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Being a common prey item, the Diplocaulus will run at the first sign of danger.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Diplocaulus resembles a large newt with a low-slung and flabby body, slimy skin, and a paddle-like tail for moving through stagnant swamp water. However, the creature's head makes it impossible to mistake for any other creature. Shaped like a boomerang, the amphibian's head has two primary purposes. First, like a hydrofoil, its vanes improve its swimming speed to escape any predator. Second, it has evolved to store air bladders, a trait unseen in its fossil kin. These bladders act as buoyancy manipulators, allowing it to dive deeper by expelling air or move to the surface by filling them up.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Diplocaulus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Diplocaulus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Fins
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Diplocaulus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Body Highlights
Diplocaulus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underbelly


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 190 +38 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 165 +16.5 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 102 +0.5 +1.7% 7% 11%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 220 +13.2 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.
5The Diplocaulus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 70 357 357  ?
Swimming 267 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Diplocaulus bites the target.
0 175 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 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]

Diplocaulus
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]

Diplocaulus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 3 6 2 0:17:17
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0:07:13
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 3 1 0:14:25
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 6 2 0:16:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 24 5 0:33:35
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 11 3 0:21:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 42 9 0:50:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 34 7 0:43:11
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 42 9 0:50:25
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 52 55 12 1:02:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 104 55 12 1:02:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 22; Slingshot Hits × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:12:00
Diplocaulus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 6 21 5 0:34:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0:14:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 8 2 0:26:25
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 23 5 0:36:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 75 16 1:09:32
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 34 8 0:43:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 128 27 1:43:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 71 104 22 1:27:36
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 85 126 27 1:42:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 107 168 36 2:08:26
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 213 167 35 2:07:50
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 61; Slingshot Hits × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:21:39
Diplocaulus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 9 51 12 0:51:51
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0:21:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 29 7 0:40:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 53 12 0:52:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 159 35 1:45:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 80 18 1:06:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 65 260 57 2:36:02
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 109 217 48 2:14:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 130 260 57 2:36:02
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 163 340 74 3:15:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 325 339 74 3:15:02
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:26:31
Diplocaulus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 11 82 19 1:03:22
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0:28:49
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 57 13 0:52:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 103 24 1:12:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 270 61 2:21:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 73 141 32 1:27:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 88 438 99 3:31:14
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 146 363 82 3:00:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 175 435 98 3:30:02
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 219 562 127 4:22:51
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 438 562 127 4:22:51
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 140; Slingshot Hits × 57; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:29:23
Diplocaulus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 14 137 32 1:20:38
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 15 14 4 0:36:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 28 100 24 1:07:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 160 37 1:28:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 74 405 94 2:57:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 219 51 1:50:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 644 149 4:24:03
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 542 126 3:47:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 220 644 149 4:24:03
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 275 826 192 5:30:03
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 550 826 192 5:30:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 180; Slingshot Hits × 74; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:31:15
Diplocaulus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) 17 202 49 1:37:55
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 33 8 0:43:13
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 34 152 37 1:21:37
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 234 56 1:48:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 89 559 134 3:33:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 111 312 75 2:13:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 133 887 211 5:19:15
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 221 743 177 4:32:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 265 883 211 5:18:03
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 332 1132 270 6:38:28
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 663 1130 269 6:37:52
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 219; Slingshot Hits × 90; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 14; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:32:35

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.

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg): 1 × Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg , 1 × Longrass.png Longrass , 1 × Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water


KO Strategy:

Sneak up on a Diplocaulus and throw a bola on it to keep it from fleeing, then proceed to violent tame it. NOTE: Make sure to kill all enemies around them while taming. Otherwise when it wakes up it's going to flee, get swarmed, and die.

Another method, likely preferred given the dangers of the swamps it is found in, is to pick it up out of the water with a flying mount and tame it in a pen or otherwise less hostile area. Care must be taken when trying this as it will start to flee from the player, likely into hostile mobs, so it must also be picked up quickly when spotted while also avoiding hitting the water and getting knocked off the flying mount.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Diplocaulus.

General[edit | edit source]

Diplocaulus is extremely skittish and will flee on sight of you. Though not as fast on land than in water, its speed in water is immense.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Bola it to stop it in its tracks, or chase it till it gets stuck under a rock. This should keep it stuck, and let you tranquilize it quickly for taming, or quickly shoot it to death.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Anything, from fists to rocket launcher. A pike or Longneck Rifle works best.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Diplocaulus itself does not pose any threats. The only thing to look out for are nearby Piranha.png Piranhas, Sarco.png Sarcosuchus, or Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus in the surrounding waters.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Diplocaulus is extremely weak. It is threatened by almost everything.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Organic Oxygen Tank/Diving Partner - Diplocaulus can be used as a portable oxygen supply, at the cost of the creature's own oxygen. It can only be ridden underwater, and is a very fast form of underwater transportation. While riding a diplocaulus, your own oxygen will be filled by the Diplocaulus, and it's own stores deplete. They do not seem to use oxygen otherwise. This makes it a great diving partner, and it's fast enough to avoid many threats. (Level up in oxygen and/or weight)

Trilobite hunter - Diplocaulus appears to do 5x bonus dmg or a similar multiplier when attacking Trilobite Icon.png Trilobite. Diplocaulus can usually kill trilobites instantly, and harvest the Raw Meat.png Raw Meat, Chitin.png Chitin, Oil.png Oil, and Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls they drop with relative ease (Level Melee Damage and Weight).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dino Dossier was revealed on 10/02/15 on Steam.[2]
  • While Diplocaulus does not require a saddle, it can only be mounted in the water. While mounted, the player will breathe from the Diplocaulus' much greater Oxygen supply, allowing long diving trips for lower level players, to reach those precious Oil rocks and Silica Pearls at the bottom of the sea.
  • Diplocaulus is narrow enough to pass through small openings like Stone Windowframe and Stone Doorframe at ground level. Keep this in mind when building taming boxes to hold them.
  • Diplocaulus may be picked up and carried by Pteranodon.png Pteranodon, Argentavis.png Argentavis, Tapejara.png Tapejara and Quetzal.png Quetzal.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Diplocaulus & Survival of the Fittest: Warpaint and Appearance Saving!