Domestication

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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.

Berries.png Berries
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus ★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus ★★★★★
Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus ★★★★☆
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus ★★★★☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys ★★★★☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus ★★★★☆
Mammoth.png Mammoth ★★★★☆
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino ★★★★☆
Trike.png Triceratops ★★★★☆
Mesopithecus Icon.png Mesopithecus ★★☆☆☆(gathers autonomously)
by hand ★★☆☆☆
Parasaur.png Parasaur ★★☆☆☆
Depends largely on the bushes in range.
Fiber.png Fiber
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus ★★★★★(gathers autonomously)
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus ★★★★★
Direbear.png Direbear ★★★★☆
Megatherium.png Megatherium ★★★★☆
Metal Sickle.png Sickle ★★★★☆
by hand ★★☆☆☆
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Trike.png Triceratops★☆☆☆☆
Rare Flower.png Rare Flower
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth★★★★☆
Trike.png Triceratops★☆☆☆☆
Thatch.png Thatch
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus ★★★★★
Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus ★★★★☆
Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros ★★★★☆
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino ★★★★☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus ★★★☆☆
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus ★★★☆☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys ★★★☆☆
Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus ★★★☆☆
Trike.png Triceratops ★★★☆☆
Phiomia.png Phiomia ★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick ★★★☆☆
Mammoth.png Mammoth ★★☆☆☆
Parasaur.png Parasaur ★★☆☆☆
Wooden Club.png Wooden Club ★★☆☆☆
Pachy Icon.png Pachy ★☆☆☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick ★☆☆☆☆
by hand ★☆☆☆☆
Wood.png Wood
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides ★★★★★
Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon ★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus ★★★★★
Mammoth.png Mammoth ★★★★★
Mantis.png Mantis ★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet ★★★★☆
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus ★★★☆☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus ★★☆☆☆
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys ★★☆☆☆
Phiomia.png Phiomia ★★☆☆☆
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus ★★☆☆☆
Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus ★★☆☆☆
Trike.png Triceratops ★★☆☆☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet ★★☆☆☆
Parasaur.png Parasaur ★☆☆☆☆
Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus ★☆☆☆☆
Pachy Icon.png Pachy ★☆☆☆☆
Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros ★☆☆☆☆
Wooden Club.png Wooden Club ★☆☆☆☆
by hand ★☆☆☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Rex.png Rex ★★★★★
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur ★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus ★★★★★
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus ★★★★★
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus ★★★★★
Argentavis.png Argentavis ★★★★☆
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus ★★★★☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon ★★★★☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal ★★★★☆
Raptor.png Raptor ★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick ★★★★☆
Scorpion.png Pulmonoscorpius ★★★☆☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth ★★★☆☆
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon ★★★☆☆
Sarco.png Sarco ★★★☆☆
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf ★★★☆☆
Anglerfish.png Angler ★★☆☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick ★☆☆☆☆
Wooden Club.png Wooden Club ★☆☆☆☆
by hand ★☆☆☆☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Spinosaur.png Spino★★★★★
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus★★★★★
Rex.png Rex★★★★★
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus★★★★★
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus★★★★★
Quetzal.png Quetzal★★★★☆
Direbear.png Direbear★★★★☆
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★★☆
... further results
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus★★★☆☆
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
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★★★☆☆
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer
Creature / ToolGain per action
Metal Sword.png Metal Sword★★★★★
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis★★★★★
Wooden Club.png Wooden Club★★★★★
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★☆
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★☆☆☆
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon★★☆☆☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★☆☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★☆☆☆☆
Hide.png Hide
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth ★★★★★
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf ★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaurus ★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet ★★★★☆
Scorpion.png Pulmonoscorpius ★★★☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis ★★★☆☆
Rex.png Rex ★★★☆☆
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur ★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus ★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus ★★★☆☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal ★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor ★★★☆☆
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus ★★★☆☆
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon ★★☆☆☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet ★☆☆☆☆
by hand ★☆☆☆☆
Pelt.png Pelt
Creature / ToolGain per action
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf★★★★★
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★☆
Rex.png Rex★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Spinosaur.png Spino★★★☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf★★★★★
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Megatherium.png Megatherium★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Spinosaur.png Spino★★★★☆
Rex.png Rex★★★☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
... further results
Keratin.png Keratin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Rex.png Rex★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★☆☆☆
Sarco.png Sarco★★☆☆☆
... further results
Stone.png Stone
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus ★★★★★
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus ★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet ★★★★☆
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus ★★★☆☆
by hand ★★☆☆☆(collecting from the ground)
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet ★☆☆☆☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Flint.png Flint
Creature / ToolGain per action
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★★
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★★☆☆☆
Metal.png Metal
Creature / Tool Gain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus ★★★★★
Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus ★★★★☆(collecting from obsidian rocks)
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick ★★★★☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick ★★★☆☆
Oil.png Oil
Creature / ToolGain per action
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus★★★★★
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★☆☆☆☆
Crystal.png Crystal
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★★
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★★☆
Angler Gel.png Angler Gel
Creature / ToolGain per action
Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf★★★★★
Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet★★★☆☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls
Creature / ToolGain per action
Anglerfish.png Anglerfish★★★★★
Stone Pick.png Stone Pick★☆☆☆☆
Black Pearl.png Black Pearl
Creature / ToolGain per action
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★☆☆☆
Megalodon.png Megalodon★★☆☆☆

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 Icon.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
Ichthy.png Ichthy 250
Manta.png Manta 200

* Giant Beaver.png Castoroides can carry much more than this given stat, because Wood.png Wood, Thatch.png Thatch, Fiber.png Fiber and Stone.png Stone have a reduced weight while in the Castoroides inventory.

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.

Land
Creature Melee Damage Health
Giganotosaurus Icon.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 Icon.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 Icon.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 ★★★★★

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 Dragonfly.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 Icon.png Doedicurus Stone.png Stone
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus Fiber.png Fiber
Mesopithecus Icon.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
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon can lift tiny creatures with its claws
Tapejara.png Tapejara can lift tiny creatures with its claws and land on vertical surfaces
Argentavis.png Argentavis can lift small creatures with its claws
Quetzal.png Quetzal can lift up to medium-sized creatures with its claws
Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus is able to throw the player who rides it in the air or over a wall
Mesopithecus Icon.png Mesopithecus can be thrown and open a locked door from inside and throws its own feces.
Scorpion.png Scorpion stings can knock-out creatures
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo tongue-attack can knock-out creatures
Pachy Icon.png Pachy can ram and knock-out creatures
Dimorphodon Icon.png Dimorphodon can be thrown to attack creatures
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino can charge impact speed for Momentum hit to attack creatures
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx can glide from high grounds
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird can glide to avoid huge obstacles