Pelagornis

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Pelagornis.png
Pelagornis
Pelagornis Dossier.jpg
Pelagornis Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Pelagornis
Group
Species
Pelagornis miocaenus
Time Period
Early Miocene
Diet
Temperament
Skittish
Logo Steam.png 245.0
July 28, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 739.3
September 1, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Pela_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Pelagornis/Pela_Character_BP.Pela_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Drops
Feces Size
29 - 32 °C / 84 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 39m
Baby Time
3h 42m
Juvenile Time
14h 48m
Adolescent Time
18h 31m
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 11s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Unknown

The Pelagornis 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

The much-larger ancestor of water birds like the stork or pelican, Pelagornis miocaenus shares many traits with its modern-day brethren. However, it seems to spend far more time hunting for fish over the open deep-sea.

In fact, I have rarely spotted a wild Pelagornis anywhere near the coasts of the main Island, as it prefers to rest its wings by paddling on the ocean's surface rather than waddling along the Island's beaches.

Perhaps this behavior is a result of its survival instincts. The Early Miocene was a post-dinosaur epoch, after all, and Pelagornis would not be accustomed to such predators. Considering how quickly it flees from humans, one can hardly blame its caution.

Domesticated

Because of its ability to fly, walk and surface-swim, a tamed Pelagornis is one of the Island's most versatile mounts, but this comes at a cost. The same webbed feet that allow Pelagornis to serenely maneuver along the ocean's surface prevent it from carrying prey off the ground, which may limit its appeal to some survivors.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Jeremy Twitter.jpg It swims on the surface, like a raft.
~ Jeremy[1]

Flying a tamed Pelagornis into the water will cause it to "land", and swim around until you take off again. Wild Pelagornis are naturally shy creatures that will fly away at the first sign of conflict.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A relative of modern seagulls, Pelagornis is instantly recognizable from the more common Icthyornis by its size. With a wingspan rivaling Argentavis, it also possesses a beak filled with tooth-like projections for snagging fish, as well as webbed feet for paddling upon the ocean surface when it must rest its wings.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Pelagornis PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Feathers
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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Pelagornis PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Skin and Wing/Tail Tips


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 240 +48 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 180 +9 +4%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +3%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 162 +0.8 +1.275% 9.1% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0% 36.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 120 +7.2 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.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 132 229.5652 264 6
Swimming 330 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 600 1043.478 1200 0.275


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Pelagornis bites the target.
0 500 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 16


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.[2]

Pelagornis
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.

Fish[edit | edit source]

The Pelagornis deals ten times more damage to Coelacanth.png Coelacanth, Salmon.png Sabertooth Salmon, and Piranha.png Piranha, and can harvest them with the same attack that killed them. Coelacanth and Salmon can usually be killed in one hit by this, but Piranha have more health and may require two or three hits.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Pelagornis will not eat normal raw or cooked meats

Pelagornis.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 2 3 1 1 0:08:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 11 16 4 2 0:13:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 21 44 9 5 0:26:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 32 72 15 8 0:40:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 63 71 14 7 0:39:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 12; Slingshot Hits × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:06:40
Pelagornis.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 4 17 4 2 0:16:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 68 14 7 0:31:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 50 177 37 19 1:04:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 75 276 57 29 1:33:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 150 276 57 29 1:33:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 33; Slingshot Hits × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:59
Pelagornis.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 6 42 9 5 0:24:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 40 149 32 16 0:50:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 80 367 77 39 1:42:45
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 120 562 118 59 2:30:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 240 562 118 59 2:30:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 55; Slingshot Hits × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:57
Pelagornis.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 9 96 21 11 0:35:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 253 54 27 1:08:46
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 110 600 128 64 2:21:17
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 165 911 194 97 3:26:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 330 911 194 97 3:26:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 77; Slingshot Hits × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:16:07
Pelagornis.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 11 141 31 16 0:43:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 70 374 81 41 1:27:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 140 868 188 94 2:59:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 210 1311 284 142 4:22:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 420 1311 284 142 4:22:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 98; Slingshot Hits × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:17:48
Pelagornis.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) 13 192 43 22 0:51:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 85 510 113 57 1:46:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 170 1167 257 129 3:38:20
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 255 1755 386 193 5:18:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 510 1755 386 193 5:18:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 120; Slingshot Hits × 49; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:19:12

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 (Pegomastax Egg): 1 × Pegomastax Egg.png Pegomastax Egg , 1 × Citronal.png Citronal , 1 × Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The most reliable strategy for downing Pelagornis is to use a regular bow with tranquilizer arrows. Crossbows and Compound Bows may kill them before actually downing them depending on your server settings, the quality of your weapon, and the health of the bird. It is possible to use a bola on them, so if it's walking on the beach, this can be very easy.

If you have a low melee level Pteranodon, you can attack the Pelagornis and get it to flee inland, where a tribe mate can use a bola and then you both attack it with Tranq darts.

Alternatively you can follow them till they reach land and bola or shoot them so they can knock out over land.

Another strategy is to get a Raft directly under the flying Pelagornis, so there is a chance that they land on your raft and you can easily bola them and knock them out. Or you can try to bola them while flying over your raft.

One additional strategy is to use a grappling hook when over land, thus not allowing the Pelagornis to fly away and making the KO very easy.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Pelagornis. Due to their skittish temperament, they'll fly away when attacked.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When a wild Pelagornis is attacked it will fly away. Use a bola to hold it in place to knock it out or kill it easier.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use ranged weapon and aim at head, due to their low health, it should be dead after one shot.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While the Pelagornis itself does not usually pose a threat, they will fly away when attacked, so a player more concentrated with killing or taming one than watching their surroundings may find themselves ambushed by a pack of Raptors or other hungry carnivores nearby, so it is best to quickly scout around the area before going in for the kill/tame.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

They have very little health.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Last Hit Collector: Pelagornis is a great creature for trying to get the last hit on prey, due to its exclusive ability to kill and harvest a creature in a single attack. Circle around a fight of predators and wait for one of them to get bloodied, then swoop in to finish it off. This allows players to farm Meat or Hide without coming near enough to get damaged. However, the Pelagornis can not gather prime meat with this ability, so its utility is limited. Level up weight and melee.
  • Oceanic Kick-Starter: When on water, Pelagornis lands safely and becomes a fast swimmer. This can save your life if your Pelagornis happens to get low on Stamina, but in swimming mode, Pelagornis will attract water creatures, which can make Megalodon your next problem but can also help with taming Ichthyosaurus. They will swim up to the Pelagornis, and can be either tamed on the spot or lead to a safer enclosed area, with the added bonus of being able to fly away should sea predators appear. To early players, this can be a helpful kick-start to establishing an oceanic presence. However, the high saddle level means that players may no longer have need of this utility once they are able to ride their Pelagornis.
  • Organic Polymer Farmer: Can be used to fly to the tundra and eat penguins, harvesting organic polymer from them. Note that younger penguins give substantially more polymer, so target the babies first, as all penguins will run as soon as you start attacking. Level up weight and melee. Polymer is heavy, and the Pelagornis' base weight is very low.
  • Fish Killer: The Pelagornis gets a massive attack bonus vs piranhas, Sabertooth salmon, and Coels. It will easily kill and harvest fish meat from them in one shot, usually killing multiple piranhas in one hit as they tend to swarm as soon as you land on the water. Note that the bonus damage does not apply to mantas or other sea creatures.
  • Long Distance Scout: Pelagornis get a 36.5% boost to flying speed when they are tamed, and have fairly good base stamina. Combined with their ability to land nearly anywhere to regain their stamina, this makes them an excellent long haul scout that can either out fly or out last someone trying to chase it down. Level stamina.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer ★★★★★
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★☆☆☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Won't eat raw meat. Only Fish.
  • Pelagornis will throw you off his back if you're flying over lava. Be careful!
  • You can place a raft while riding on a Pelagornis.
  • The dossier was revealed on 05/30/16.[3]
  • The Pelagornis miocaenus is the same name as the type species of genus Pelagornis, the genus name means 'miocene' in Latin.
  • With a wingspan of around 6 m (18 ft), Pelagornis was one of the longest wingspan flying birds in history (Argentavis could have been bigger, but its wingspan is unknown).[4]
  • The Pelagornis will not spawn in Scorched Earth, not even through commands. If you try to transfer it through an obelisk it will disappear forever! (Seems fixed on unofficial. Tested 4/29/17 it's alive and well)
  • The Pelagornis fits through an opened doorway, and unridden stands under ceilings 1 wall high (except when a sloped ceiling is used over the doorway). It can thus go anywhere inside a base that is ramp accessable.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jeremy on Twitter
  2. ARK Smart Breeding
  3. Introducing the Pelagornis!
  4. Pelagornis on wikipedia