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Disambig.png This article is about the uses of a tamed creature. For the process of taming a creature, see Taming.

Raptor Saddle.png

Domestication is the process of converting wild creatures into useful beasts of burden for the player's benefit. Domesticated creatures have many different advantages that make life easier on The Island. Some creatures allow the player to harvest resources more efficiently than the player can by hand, while others can transport huge amounts of goods or lead the charge in war. However, before a creature is domesticated, it must first be tamed. Additionally, some creatures require a saddle to reach their full potential.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Domesticated creatures follow orders given to them. The player can set their Aggression Level, order them to stay on a place, follow a player or wander around. To change their behavior, stay close to a creature and hold use (default E) or use whistles.

Feeding[edit | edit source]

Creatures have their own hunger bar which drains for the same reasons that the player's does: to refill stamina, to provide healing, as well as steadily draining over time on its own. A creature will bias towards eating its least favorite valid food before those that it would prefer. For example, a carnivore will eat any Raw Meat.png Raw Meat in its inventory before eating Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat and an herbivore will save its preferred berry for last.

At rest (while not being ridden or recovering health or stamina) a creature will lose 0.1 hunger approximately every 35secs. This means it will only need to eat once every (35secs X 500 units of hunger =) 17500 seconds, or 291.67 minutes, just shy of 5 hours, while at rest if its inventory only contains raw meat. This is significantly longer than any type of meat will last in its inventory before it will spoil, and feeding large numbers of creatures purely on kibble is almost impossible for even the most established players. For this reason, unless you need Spoiled Meat for Narcotics, it is recommended you do not keep food in an idle creature’s inventory as it will spoil much faster than it will be eaten.

Herbivores use identical mechanics to carnivores, but due to the fact they are relatively easy to feed (one low level Trike is able to collect hundreds of berries in only a few minutes) it is less of a concern for these creatures.

Remote Use Item[edit | edit source]

"Remote Use Item" is a command that allows players to force feed an item to a creature. This can be done while an animal is unconscious or conscious. Usually Narcoberries are Force Fed, in order to keep the animal's Torpor in check. If possible, it is recommended to use Narcotics since they don't spoil and can be turned into Tranquilizer Arrows if you underestimated the creature you were trying to tame.

Feeding Trough[edit | edit source]

Using a Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough is a much more efficient way to feed multiple animals — especially while players are logged out of the game. Once a players puts food in a Feeding Trough, all nearby animals will eat whenever they are hungry. This makes it easier to manage the hunger levels of many creatures while preventing extra spoiling of food items.

Comparison tables[edit | edit source]

Resource gathering[edit | edit source]

The attribute Melee Damage influences the gathering of resources. Note that not all creatures are listed. Refer to the resource page for a complete list of creatures and tools gathering that particular resource. Creatures are ordered from high to low efficiency, but the table also shows the gathering rate of the tools for comparison purposes.

Angler Gel.png Angler Gel
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★★
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★★☆☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆
Berries.png Berries
Creature / ToolGain per action
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus★★★★★
Chalicotherium.png Chalicotherium★★★★★
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus★★★★☆
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★☆
Megatherium.png Megatherium★★★★☆
Morellatops.png Morellatops★★★★☆
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus★★★★☆
Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus★★★★☆
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★☆
Trike.png Triceratops★★★★☆
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino★★★★☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys★★★☆☆
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides★★★☆☆
Direbear.png Direbear★★★☆☆
Black Pearl.png Black Pearl
Creature / ToolGain per action
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★☆☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Megatherium.png Megatherium★★★★★
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo★★★★☆
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★★★☆
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Ravager.png Ravager★★★☆☆
Crystal.png Crystal
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Fiber.png Fiber
Creature / ToolGain per action
Direbear.png Direbear★★★★★
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus★★★★★
Gathers autonomously
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Megatherium.png Megatherium★★★★☆
Metal Sickle.png Metal Sickle★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus★★☆☆☆
Flint.png Flint
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★★☆☆☆
Hide.png Hide
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★★
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus★★★★☆
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Direbear.png Direbear★★★☆☆
Scorpion.png Pulmonoscorpius★★★☆☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal★★★☆☆
Keratin.png Keratin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Ravager.png Ravager★★★☆☆
Rex.png Rex★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★☆☆☆
Sarco.png Sarco★★☆☆☆
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★☆☆☆
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon★☆☆☆☆
Metal.png Metal
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Oil.png Oil
Creature / ToolGain per action
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★★
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★☆☆☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis★★★★★
Sword.png Sword★★★★★
Wooden Club.png Wooden Club★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★☆
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★☆☆☆
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon★★☆☆☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★☆☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★☆☆☆☆
Pelt.png Pelt
Creature / ToolGain per action
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★★
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Rex.png Rex★★★☆☆
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★★☆☆
Rare Flower.png Rare Flower
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★☆
Trike.png Triceratops★☆☆☆☆
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Trike.png Triceratops★☆☆☆☆
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Otter.png Otter★★★★★
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus★★★☆☆
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★★★
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★★★
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus★★★★★
Rex.png Rex★★★★★
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★★★★
Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★★☆
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★☆
Direbear.png Direbear★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal★★★★☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★★☆
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Metal Sickle.png Metal Sickle★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★★★
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★★★
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus★★★★★
Rex.png Rex★★★★★
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★★☆
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★☆
Direbear.png Direbear★★★★☆
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal★★★★☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Purlovia.png Purlovia★★★☆☆
Ravager.png Ravager★★★☆☆
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls
Creature / ToolGain per action
Anglerfish.png Anglerfish★★★★★
Otter.png Otter★★★★☆
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★☆☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Stone.png Stone
Creature / ToolGain per action
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus★★★★★
Gathers autonomously
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★☆☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet★★☆☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Thatch.png Thatch
Creature / ToolGain per action
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★★
Megatherium.png Megatherium★★★★★
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus★★★★☆
Megaloceros.png Megaloceros★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino★★★★☆
Wyvern.png Wyvern★★★★☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★☆☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys★★★☆☆
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★☆☆
Chalicotherium.png Chalicotherium★★★☆☆
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus★★★☆☆
Morellatops.png Morellatops★★★☆☆
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood
Creature / ToolGain per action
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides★★★★★
Gathers autonomously
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★★
Roll Rat.png Roll Rat★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus★★★☆☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet★★★☆☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★☆☆☆
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus★★☆☆☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys★★☆☆☆
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus★★☆☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Given is the base Weight for level 1 creatures. Note that not all tameable creatures are listed. Refer to each creature page for more information.

Air
Creature / Tool Weight
Quetzal.png Quetzal 780
Argentavis.png Argentavis 350
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon 150
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon 50
Onyc.png Onyc 50
Water
Creature / Tool Weight
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus 1300
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus 910
Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur 800
Anglerfish.png Angler 350
Megalodon.png Megalodon 250
Ichthyosaurus.png Ichthy 250
Manta.png Manta 200

* Some creatures are capable of decreasing the weight of a specific resource

Fight[edit | edit source]

Given are the numbers of Melee Damage and the Health at level 1. Note that not all tameable creatures are listed. Refer to each creature page for more information.

Aberrant dinosaur have reduced health with increased damage, and are not listed here for clarity sake.

Land
Creature Melee Damage Health
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus 1200 25000
Titanosaur.png Titanosaur 1000 230000
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus 60 2300
Rex.png Rex 62 1000
Direbear.png Direbear 50 / 65 400
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus 50 700
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur 50 700
Paraceratherium.png Paracer 45 1140
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus 40 / 60 640
Mammoth.png Mammoth 42 850
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus 42 420
Air
Creature Melee Damage Health
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon 18 / 50 (roll) 210
Quetzal.png Quetzal 32 1200
Onyc.png Onyc 35 250
Argentavis.png Argentavis 20 290
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon 23 125
Tapejara.png Tapejara 18 325
Water
Creature Melee Damage Health
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus 100 3600
Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur 75 2400
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus 60 710
Megalodon.png Megalodon 40 600
Manta.png Manta 40 320
Anglerfish.png Angler 30 450

Scouting[edit | edit source]

For scouting and exploring the attribute Movement Speed is most important. As the numbers are not given absolutely, this table is qualitatively based on experience. Air creatures can no longer have their movement speed upgraded so animals like the raptor, Thylacoleo, and sabertooth can be better for exploration

Creature Speed
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon ★★★★★
Raptor.png Raptor ★★★★☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth ★★★★☆
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo ★★★★★
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo ★★★★★

Charge Light[edit | edit source]

Some creatures has the ability to emit Charged Light, making them valuable in certain locations within Aberration and caves if exported to other maps.

Creature Charge Capacity Charge Regeneration Charge Emission
Bulbdog.png Bulbdog ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Shinehorn.png Shinehorn ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Glowtail.png Glowtail ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆
Featherlight.png Featherlight ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★

Special Abilities of Creatures[edit | edit source]

Producing Resources[edit | edit source]

Apart from producing poop some creatures can produce valuable resources that can be harvested from them.

Creature Product Requirement
Achatina.png Achatina Cementing Paste.png Achatina Paste
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer
while wandering
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Cementing Paste.png Cementing Paste licking dead Meganeura.png Meganeura
or Titanomyrma.png Titanomyrma
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Fertilizer.png Fertilizer
Oil.png Oil
needs Feces.png Feces in its inventory and being on wandering
Hesperornis.png Hesperornis Oil.png Oil the Hesperornis Egg.png Hesperornis Egg can be boiled to get the oil
Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis Oil (Tusoteuthis).png Oil (Tusoteuthis) generated over time

Autonomous gathering[edit | edit source]

Some domesticated creatures collect resources by themselves when left on 'enabled wandering' (set by holding E near the creature). Just leave the creature wandering near the resource and take the collected resources from time to time of its inventory.

Creature collects
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides Wood.png Wood
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus Stone.png Stone
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus Fiber.png Fiber
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Berries.png Berries
Pegomastax.png Pegomastax Berries.png Berries
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus Wood.png Wood

Special Actions[edit | edit source]

Some creatures can perform unique actions, making them valuable in certain situations

Creature Action
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx can glide from high grounds
Argentavis.png Argentavis can lift small creatures with its claws
Basilisk.png Basilisk can bury under ground for certain periods to avoid detection
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo tongue-attack can knock-out creatures
Daeodon.png Daeodon can heal allied/own dino with healing, in exchange for massive loss in hunger
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon can be thrown to attack creatures
Direwolf.png Direwolf can howl to activate pack buff effect, and sniff for injured survivor/dino below 50%, undiscovered explorer notes and/or camouflaged/buried dino
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus is able to throw the player who rides it in the air or over a wall, lift shoulder-mounted dino, and climb onto natural and man-made zip lines
Griffin.png Griffin can lift up to medium-sized creatures with its claws
Karkinos.png Karkinos can lift up to two medium-sized creatures with its claws and jump very high on aimed direction
Megalania.png Megalania can climb walls and ceilings
Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus can lift up to medium-sized creatures with its jaws
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus can be thrown and open a locked door from inside and throws its own feces.
Microraptor.png Microraptor can dismount targets on whistle to attack/thrown
Pachy.png Pachy can ram and knock-out creatures
Pegomastax.png Pegomastax can pickpocket the target
Procoptodon.png Procoptodon can jump very high on aimed direction, and carry survivors, certain small and baby dinos.
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon can lift tiny creatures with its claws
Purlovia.png Purlovia can hide underground, ambushing any non-tribe nearby
Quetzal.png Quetzal can lift up to medium-sized creatures with its claws
Ravager.png Ravager can climb onto natural and man-made zip lines
Reaper.png Reaper can launch webbed projectiles and swing its tail sideways to knock creatures away.
Rock Drake.png Rock Drake can climb walls and ceilings, glide down, seek for any nearby Reaper and camouflage to avoid detection
Scorpion.png Scorpion stings can knock-out creatures
Tapejara.png Tapejara can lift tiny creatures with its claws and land on vertical surfaces
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird can glide to avoid huge obstacles
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo} can climb up vertical walls and terrains
Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis can carry up to medium creatures with its tentacles
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino can charge impact speed for Momentum hit to attack creatures
Wyvern.png Wyvern can lift up to medium-sized creatures with its claws
Yutyrannus.png Yutyrannus can encourage allied/own dino with its courageous roar, and frighten enemy/wild dinos with its fear roar


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