Alpha Megalodon

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Alpha Megalodon
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Alpha Megalodon
Logo Steam.png 257.0
May 5, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 754.0
May 17, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 507.0
May 17, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon MegaMegalodon_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Megalodon/MEgaMegalodon_Character_BP.MegaMegalodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
1,560 XP
Special Loot Chance
Feces Size

For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

The Alpha Megalodon is one of the Alpha Predators in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Alpha Megalodon behaves the same as the normal Megalodon. It is aggressive to players and can aggro them from a long distance. It may be followed by a pack of normal Megalodons.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Alpha Megalodon resembles a normal Megalodon except that it is white or red, slightly larger, and is covered with a glowing red-orange cloud.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Guaranteed Special Loot

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
Health.png Health 9600 +1920
Stamina.png Stamina 320 +32
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2000 +200
Weight.png Weight 250 +5
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 602 +3
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpor.png Torpor 800 +48

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 Alpha Megalodon is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Walking 800  ?  ?
Swimming 800 N/A

Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Alpha Megalodon bites the target.
0 525 0 680
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 60
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Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Use a Baryonyx to stun it, then hit it. As the alpha can often be followed by a pack of normal Megalodon, it is recommended to kill those first. A pack of Baryonyx can deal more damages and take care of others threats that may be around, as tamed and unmounted Baryonyx can also stun. It can also be shot with a Crossbow underwater or a Bow from above ground or from a raft, but this can be a lengthy and expensive process due to the Alpha Megalodon's high health.

If the Alpha Megalodon is encountered near the surface, a Basilosaurus with at least 110% movement speed can barely outrun it, giving the Basilosaurus time to heal if the rider is near the surface. While it is possible to defeat an Alpha Megalodon one on one with this method, it is much riskier to perform alone and is not recommended unless there is no other option. This method works even better if the rider can enter a shallow river, as you can easily escape all predators if starting to become overwhelmed. Or get a tribe mate and spear it that's for the lower level players

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

It can be stunned by a Baryonyx's special underwater attack, and be killed without being able to attack.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Alpha Megalodon was confirmed in Ark Digest 33 and was later released in patch 257.0.
  • Can be chain stunned by Baryonyx.
  • Can be grabbed by a Tusoteuthis.
  • They are easier to find in the waters surrounding Dead Island.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]