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Common Name
Megatherium Formipavor
Time Period
Late Pleocene-Early Holocene
Omnivore (primarily Herbivore)
Passive, but aggressive to insects
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35

The Megatherium (meg-ah-theer-ee-um), or Giant Sloth, is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this creature will be added in a future update.

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.

Megatherium Formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the island. This is most shocking because it is essentially a giant sloth... if you crossbred it with an elephant and a bear! Because of its size and girth, the Megatherium is uncommonly resistant to being knocked unconscious.
Megatherium is an incredibly useful creature to tame, so long as you don't intend to fight other tribes. Its enormity, high resistance to torpor, and voracious attitude toward insects (and arachnids) makes it ideal for farming large quantities of chitin from the bugs of the island, or simply defending against them!
Known Information
Despite primarily being an herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the island's many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and more aggressive in the presence of these creatures.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Among the largest mammals yet found on the island, the Megatherium is a slow-moving and formidable omnivore, roughly similar to a bear in appearance, but with a small head and heavy limbs that betray its sloth ancestry. While normally content to browse from tall trees or dig for roots and tubers, giant sloths are avid insectivores and will prey upon the island's giant arthropods when they can, cracking open exoskeletons with their hooked claws and extracting the meat with a long, muscular tongue. Smaller insects like the Titanomyrma are eaten wholesale.

Color Scheme and Regions

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The Megatherium'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]

Time[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Torpor[edit | edit source]
Preferred Kibble[edit | edit source]
Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

Note these are approximations, always bring extra supplies!
For a customized count of resources needed, use this Taming Calculator by Select your target animal & its level.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

No information at this time.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The full-name of the Megatherium Formipavor means "Great beast that causes fear", a reference to its size and large frightening claws.
  • Although described as omnivorous, the real animal was likely just a herbivore. This change in diet is based on the dietary habits of anteaters (which are related to sloths) and a controversial theory that Megatherium may have supplemented its diet with meat.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megatherium.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]