Kairuku

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Kairuku.png
Kairuku
Kairuku Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Kairuku
Group
Species
Kairuku waitaki
Time Period
Late Paleogene
Diet
Temperament
Friendly
Logo Steam.png 223.0
November 12, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Kairuku_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Kairuku/Kairuku_Character_BP.Kairuku_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Food
Equipment
Data
XP For Kill
1 XP
Feces Size
22 - 30 °C / 72 - 86 °F
Incubation Time
1h 30m
Baby Time
2h 48m
Juvenile Time
11h 13m
Adolescent Time
14h 1m
Total Maturation Time
1d 4h 3m 29s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Untameable

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

The Kairuku (Ky-roo-koo) 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
Kairuku Waitaki is an amazingly docile and friendly creature, to everything but fish. Honestly, I'm not quite sure how Kairuku manages to stay populated across the island's colder climes, with the many predators stalking these frozen lands.
Domesticated
There is no reason to tame Kairuku for combat, since they are useless in a fight. Still, Kairuku are regularly tamed for their cuteness and friendly nature, and the fact that their bodies run extremely hot. Just standing near Kairuku can help keep a survivor warm through long, harsh nights on the icebergs.
Known Information
It is weak, and has only one small defensive trait: suspended in Kairuku blubber are small, dense particles that act as a light form of armor. Adding to Kairuku's problems, a clever survivor discovered that refining Kairuku blubber (concentrating the particles in it) can yield a natural form of the same polymer utilized in advanced tribes' manufacturing processes. This has caused many tribes to hunt Kairuku extensively, a practice colloquially known as "Kairu Clubbing".
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Kairuku can be found on the mainland of the northwestern part of the island, or swimming in the waters surrounding them. They are sparse throughout the eastern shores of the island, often being hunted by dilos. They are passive creatures that will not attack anything. If they are attacked, they will attempt to flee. They can often be seen in small colonies consisting of individuals of various ages.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Resembles a typical penguin in all aspects save for their long, pointed beak. Although clumsy and sluggish on land, they are excellent swimmers.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Kairuku PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Back and Markings
Kairuku PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Beak
Kairuku PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Feet
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Kairuku PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Osteoderms
X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.


Drops[edit | edit source]

The younger the Kairuku is, the more prime meat (0-6) and Organic Polymer it drops. Using a Wooden Club will also increase the yield of Organic Polymer.

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 95 +19 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 200 +20 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 900 +90 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 70 +1.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 82 +0.4 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 200%
Torpor.png Torpor 300 +18 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 Kairuku is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 70 147 80.849998 4
Swimming 450 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Kairuku pecks at the target.
0 80 0 125
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 8


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]

Kairuku
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]

Kairuku.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 0 0 0 0:01:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 3 0 0 0 0:01:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:02:14
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:03:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:02:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 4 1 1 0:05:34
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 16 0 0 0 0:04:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 19 3 1 1 0:05:17
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 24 11 3 2 0:06:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 48 11 3 2 0:06:41
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 1.02 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:04:54
Kairuku.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0 0:01:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 0 0 0 0:03:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:04:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 15 0 0 0 0:08:20
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 19 0 0 0 0:05:17
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 30 7 4 0:12:47
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 38 16 4 2 0:10:52
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 45 28 7 4 0:12:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 57 54 13 7 0:15:51
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 113 53 13 7 0:15:42
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 83; Slingshot Hits × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 1.55 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:08:51
Kairuku.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 5 0 0 0 0:02:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 9 0 0 0 0:05:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 12 0 0 0 0:06:41
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 24 23 6 3 0:13:20
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 30 0 0 0 0:08:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 36 84 21 11 0:20:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 60 58 14 7 0:17:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 72 84 21 11 0:20:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 90 130 32 16 0:25:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 180 130 32 16 0:25:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 137; Slingshot Hits × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 2.1 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:51
Kairuku.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:03:54
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 13 0 0 0 0:07:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 0 0 0 0:09:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 65 17 9 0:18:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 42 0 0 0 0:11:41
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 50 162 41 21 0:27:47
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 83 121 31 16 0:23:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 99 160 41 21 0:27:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 124 231 59 30 0:34:27
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 248 231 59 30 0:34:27
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 191; Slingshot Hits × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 2.64 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:12:01
Kairuku.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0 0:05:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 16 0 0 0 0:08:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 21 0 0 0 0:11:41
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 42 118 31 16 0:23:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 53 22 6 3 0:14:44
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 63 250 65 33 0:35:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 105 193 51 26 0:30:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 126 250 65 33 0:35:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 158 349 91 46 0:43:54
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 315 348 91 46 0:43:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 245; Slingshot Hits × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 3.19 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:12:47
Kairuku.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 0 0 0 0:06:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 0 0 0 0:11:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 14 4 2 0:14:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 51 180 49 25 0:28:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 64 54 15 8 0:17:47
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 77 353 95 48 0:42:47
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 128 279 75 38 0:36:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 153 350 94 47 0:42:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 192 480 129 65 0:53:21
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 383 478 128 64 0:53:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 299; Slingshot Hits × 122; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 3.73 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:19

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.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Kairuku has low health and high torpor, making it very difficult to knock one unconscious without killing it. An engram-quality bow or a Longneck Rifle with Tranquilizer Darts are recommended, as the former deals damage in smaller increments, allowing for easier control, and the latter deals low damage and high torpor.
Once attacked, all Kairuku in the area will attempt to flee, but their slow speed makes it easy to keep up with them so long as they do not reach the water.

You can not tame younger Kairuku (baby, juvenile, adolescent), as they simply never eat the taming food put into their Inventory. However they can be used to tame mature creatures, by killing and harvesting them for Raw Prime Meat and Raw Meat.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Kairuku.

General[edit | edit source]

Kairukus are harmless creatures that can be easily killed by any player. They provide great amounts of material for a small fight, so attacking them can be very beneficial to a player of any level.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Since it is incapable of fighting back, any battle is purely one-sided in favor of the player. It is possible to take a Kairuku down to tame using tranq arrows, however, the guaranteed way to knock one out is with tranquilizer darts shot from a longneck. Do not try to knock out a Kairuku with another dinosaur for the Kairuku will die very quickly.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Kairukus can be easily killed with bare hands. Anything that does greater damage will simply make the process faster. Often, simply walking over them with a mount that applies crush damage(Rex, Spino, Giga, Bronto, etc.) will kill them, sending their bodies rolling to the side.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Fighting Kairukus is not dangerous as they cannot possibly hurt the player. However, due to the cold climate in the Snow Biome, it is recommended to wear Fur Gear while fighting them. Also make sure to not chase them into bigger dinosaurs that are dangerous, like Sabertooths or a pack of Direwolves. Not much can be done when a pack of Mate-Boosted Direwolves descend on a poorly-equipped player whose intended activity was hunting Kairuku.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Kairukus are slow, have low health and don't fight back.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Organic Polymer - Killing and harvesting a Kairuku will produce organic polymer. Surprisingly, the best tools for this are the Wooden Club and Chainsaw (Scorched Earth). Having a male and female Kairuku results in the ability to breed them, producing a baby that can be killed and harvested for polymer and also prime meat.

Passive Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Insulation - Standing next to a Kairuku provides 35 Cold.pngHypothermic insulation, which decreases based on your distance from it, up to about 1 foundation horizontally or 1 wall vertically. Standing next to multiple Kairuku will compound the effect.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dossier revealed on 9/14/15 on Steam.[2]
  • Kairuku's genus name means "diver who returns with food" in Māori.
  • The Kairuku is the first creature in the game to have babies in the wild.
  • Kairuku can be picked up by a Pteranodon (baby, juvenile, adolescent and adult).
  • The Dossier states that hunting Kairukus is a practice called "Kairu Clubbing." This is most likely a satirical reference to seal clubbing (which is the hunting of baby seals for their pelts and blubber without them putting up a fight), because both animals are small, blubberous, and found in cold climates.
  • K. waitaki is the same name as the type species of genus Kairuku. All other animals in the game share only the generic name with their real-life counterparts.
  • Since the v241, The best way to move them is to pick them up in your hands and toss them, but you can't hold a tool or weapons while doing so
  • Kairuku are able to wear helmets like the Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus and Mesopithecus Icon.png Mesopithecus
    • Will Wear the Flak Helmet on a backwards Pitch due to the face mask on the helmet.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Jat (14 September 2015). "Introducing the Kairuku!". Announcements. ARK: Survival Evolved Steam Community. Retrieved September 30, 2015.