|A rare resource from the bottom of the sea...|
|Dropped by||Trilobite, Ammonite, Eurypterid, Deathworm, Tusoteuthis, Alpha Mosasaur, Gacha|
cheat GFI BlackPearl 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl.PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl_C'" 1 0 0
|Used to craft||37 items|
Black Pearls are a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. They can be obtained by harvesting dead Trilobite, Deathworm, Eurypterid, Ammonite, Tusoteuthis, Alpha Tusoteuthis and Alpha Mosasaur. They can also drop as rare loot when catching fish with a Fishing Rod. Gachas can also produce many items as well as black pearls depending on the gacha.
Black Pearls are used in crafting and are a key component in Tek Tier crafting recipes.
Gathering[edit | edit source]
|Creature / Tool||Gain per action|
Use an Ichthy or Manta to hunt Eurypterid. They have no knockback and don’t gain any Torpidity, which the Eurypterids can massively inflict. This allows you to attack and kill them effortlessly. Be wary however, the eurypterid also rapidly drains the stamina of tamed dinos and will leave you vulnerable to the other terrors of the deep.
Beelzebufo do increased damage against Eurypterid and also gather black pearls at an increased rate.
Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]
The following creatures reduce the weight of Black Pearl by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:
Ragnarok[edit | edit source]
A unique black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found in Ragnarok These can be harvested for 5-20 black pearls. Moreover, unlike the clams that gives Silica Pearls, the clams disregards loot drop multiplier from server setting, and as such does not give extra Black Pearls at any rate past 1.
Aberration[edit | edit source]
A unique black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found near the rivers at Graves of the Lost. These can be harvested for 5-20 black pearls, but can be dangerous due to radiation and nearby threats (Such as Nameless, Rock Drake and any aggressive dino dropped from above). Moreover, unlike the clams that gives Silica Pearls, the clams disregards loot drop multiplier from server setting, and as such does not give extra Black Pearls at any rate past 1.
Extinction[edit | edit source]
Black Pearls are also dropped by large corrupted carnivores such as Corrupted Spino, Corrupted Rex, Corrupted Wyvern, and Corrupted Giganotosaurus in the north. These creatures have a small chance of dropping 1-6 black pearls.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Black Pearl is used to craft the following items:
- Absorbent Substrate
- Broth of Enlightenment
- Cloning Chamber
- Megalodon Tek Saddle
- Mosasaur Tek Saddle
- Rex Tek Saddle
- Tapejara Tek Saddle
- Tek Armor
- Tek ATV
- Tek Boots
- Tek Chestpiece
- Tek Dedicated Storage
- Tek Forcefield
- Tek Gauntlets
- Tek Generator
- Tek Helmet
- Tek Leggings
- Tek Light
- Tek Railgun
- Tek Replicator
- Tek Rifle
- Tek Shield
- Tek Sword
- Tek Teleporter
- Tek Transmitter
- Tek Trough
- Unassembled Mek
- Vacuum Compartment
- Vacuum Compartment Moonpool
Consumption[edit | edit source]
Black Pearls are the preferred, but not exclusive, food of Tusoteuthis.
- Black Pearls restore 30 Food and grant 50 Taming Affinity.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When dropped on the ground, Black Pearls appear as black clams instead of the standard boxes.
Video Tutorial[edit | edit source]