Alpha Megalodon

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Alpha Megalodon.png
Alpha Megalodon
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
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
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

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Megalodon The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Megalodon The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Megalodon Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

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, 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 9600 +1920
Stamina 320 +32
Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food 2000 +200
Weight 250 +5
Melee Damage 602 +3
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity 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
4Torpidity 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

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Much like any other Alpha variant, the Alpha Megalodon is a serious threat that should not be ignored. It is harder, better, faster and stronger than the regular Megalodon and possesses the same large aggro range.

Typically less well spread than most other underwater predators, this Alpha appears more often in the depths of the ocean.

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 encountered near the shoreline it is possible to use a Spino with good melee damage or probably even a sarco if desperate. Good way to earn xp and loot if you can kill one.

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]

Any underwater weaponry (i.e. Crossbow, Harpoon Launcher, Pike etc.) can be used, although it is best to use a tough underwater mount to prevent damage to your SCUBA gear. Most weapons will work well from the surface.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Besides the obvious threats of any Alpha predator, the underwater environment can make the distinctive red/ orange Alpha glow difficult to make out until you are within the Megalodons aggro range; even with a SCUBA Mask.

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 and below The Center (Floating Island).
  • they are almost the size of a real megalodon but slightly smaller.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]