Black Pearl

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Black Pearl

Black Pearl.png

A rare resource from the bottom of the sea...

Tool Metal Pick.png Metal Pick
Creature Megalodon.png Megalodon
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus
Dropped by Trilobite.png Trilobite, Ammonite.png Ammonite, Eurypterid.png Eurypterid, Deathworm.png Deathworm, Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis, Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaurus
Weight 2.0
Stack size 200
Added in Patch 238.0
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl.PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl_C'" 1 0 0
cheat GFI BlackPearl 1 0 0
Used to craft 31 items

Black Pearls are a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. They can be obtained by harvesting dead Trilobite.png Trilobite, Deathworm.png Deathworm, Eurypterid.png Eurypterid, Ammonite.png Ammonite, Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis and Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaurus. They can also drop as rare loot when catching fish with a Fishing Rod.png Fishing Rod.

Black Pearls are used in crafting and are a key component in Tek Tier crafting recipes.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Black Pearl.png Black Pearl
Creature / ToolGain per action
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★☆☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆

Use an Ichthyosaurus.png Ichthy or Manta.png Manta to hunt Eurypterid.png Eurypterid. They have no knockback and don’t gain any Torpidity.png 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.

Another way to hunt them is to hit one with a Grappling Hook.png Grappling Hook and then use a fast water mount to drag it to the shore, where it can be harvested by a Therizinosaurus for extra pearls.

Beelzebufo do increased damage against Eurypterid.png Eurypterid and also gather black pearls at an increased rate.

While an Eurypterid.png Eurypterid only drops a few pearls, an Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaur drops 100 Black Pearls and an Alpha Tusoteuthis.png Alpha Tusoteuthis drops 75.

Aberration[edit | edit source]

A unique black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls.png 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.png Nameless, Rock Drake.png 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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Black Pearl is used to craft the following items:

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.

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]

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