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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Mopsechiniscus fluitobesus
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 285.104
November 6, 2018
Logo Xbox One.svg 779.29
November 6, 2018
Logo PS4.svg 528.23
November 6, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon GasBags_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/GasBag/GasBags_Character_BP.GasBags_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
4 XP
Special Loot Chance
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Gasbags Extinction.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Gasbags is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.


It was always hypothesized that a member of the Tardigrada phylum would be the last species on Earth in the event of a global apocalypse, so in some ways, the existence of Mopsechiniscus fluitobesus is completely expected. Its size and method of travel, however? Less so.

Mopsechiniscus is slow and ineffective in a fight, so to survive, it tends to choose flight - literally. First, it inflates itself like a balloon, briefly slowing down and gaining durability. Then it launches itself into the air by expelling gas through a series of sphincters in its underbelly, which it also uses to slow its descent.

Yes, it's as...unusual as it sounds, but Mopsechiniscus makes the most of its inflatable nature. In addition to jumping, it can use its stored up gases to push back aggressors, or even float on water.


While a poor steed in battle, Mopsechiniscus is a fantastic beast of burden. The hairs on its back let a single rider steer it without a saddle, and it carries an incredible amount of cargo for its size. A small caravan of these could see us swimming in resources in no time.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

It acts Docile towards players and will attempt to scare away predators by puffing itself up.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

It looks similar in appearance to a plump caterpillar with a wide, bulbous body that is divided into four segments. It walks on six short, plump legs. Its head is small and features a beak, oval shaped eyes and two horn-like antennae with a small patch of fur between them. The front-most segment of its body is wrinkled around the head and appears to have a course patch of fur. Its back is dappled sparsely with what appear to be small, round armor plates. On its belly it appears to have a black and luminescent blue patch of wrinkly skin from which it ejects gas inhaled from the air.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

This section displays the Gasbags's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Gasbags. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Gasbags will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Gasbags's "back stripe" magenta.

Gasbags PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Back Stripe
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Gasbags PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Gasbags PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back Spots
Gasbags PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Main Body

Drops[edit | edit source]

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 Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 650 +130 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 600 +60 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 1000 +90 +9%
Food.png Food 3500 +350 +10%
Weight.png Weight 3000 +60 +1.25%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 52 +0.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1.5%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 450 +27 N/A4 0.5

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.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 490 ? ? ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
20 550 0 0
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 5
Inhale Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
ExhaleAttack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1000 0 0
Launch Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Inhale_AI Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
10 2000 0 0

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]


The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Gasbags.

General[edit | edit source]

Gasbags are typically docile creatures unless attacked, and will flee rather quickly by jetting away.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Any hunting strategy will do to bring down a Gasbag. Their only response will be to flee.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Since a Gasbags will try to flee from an attacking player, ranged weapons such as the Crossbow and the Longneck Rifle are advised.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Gasbag will sometimes bite the player with very low damage. Although, their only danger is, should they puff up and jet you with their gas, you may land next to more dangerous creatures. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When frozen they lose all damage reduction.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Gasbags.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 13 37 8 4 0:41:57
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 126 528 105 53 4:31:04
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 168 528 105 53 4:31:04
Berries.png Berries 252 528 105 53 4:31:04
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 45; Slingshot Hits × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:25:00
Gasbags.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 16 35 8 4 0:51:38
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 152 950 195 98 5:27:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 202 947 194 97 5:25:55
Berries.png Berries 303 947 194 97 5:25:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 124; Slingshot Hits × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:41:14
Gasbags.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 18 24 5 3 0:58:05
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 178 1365 286 143 6:22:56
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 237 1363 285 143 6:22:23
Berries.png Berries 355 1361 285 143 6:21:51
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 205; Slingshot Hits × 84; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:52:22
Gasbags.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 21 36 8 4 1:07:46
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 204 1812 386 193 7:18:52
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 272 1812 386 193 7:18:52
Berries.png Berries 408 1812 386 193 7:18:52
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 286; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:00:26
Gasbags.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 23 40 9 5 1:14:14
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 230 2292 497 249 8:14:47
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 307 2295 497 249 8:15:20
Berries.png Berries 460 2292 497 249 8:14:47
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 367; Slingshot Hits × 150; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 24; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:06:47
Gasbags.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 26 70 16 8 1:23:54
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 257 2817 619 310 9:12:52
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 342 2810 618 309 9:11:48
Berries.png Berries 513 2810 618 309 9:11:48
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 448; Slingshot Hits × 183; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:12:01

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble: 2 × Citronal.png Citronal , 1 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky , 1 × Dinosaur Egg.png Large Egg , 5 × Fiber.png Fiber , 2 × Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom , 1 × Sap.png Sap , Water.png Water

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

While mejoberries are effective, they will tame faster with advanced crops.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

There are several ways of knocking out Gasbags.

  • Luring it into an enclosed trap made of mostly ceilings and doorframes. This may either require Rare Flower, or Giant Honey.
  • Throwing a bola at it and firing tranquilizing shots.

It is worth noting that Gasbags are more prone to being knocked out while they are not inflated. There are several ways of deflating Gasbags while its inhaling air.

Should it be successful at deflating the air, it will immediately jump up in shock rather than blasting its stored air upwards.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Pack Mule - The Gasbags will be used to transport materials in the field and back to base. An example would be if you are collecting Metal.png Metal and you have no tames but your Gasbags, in which case you could load it up and take it around whilst farming Metal.png Metal as it seems it will be able to carry a substantial amount, surpassing the Quetzal's weight capacity by a large amount as a base number. There are three stats to consider leveling on a Gasbags based on your needs: Some oxygen is essential to allow the Gasbags to fly for much longer periods of time without potential landings in hostile territory. Movement speed actually increases the flight speed of the Gasbags which will allow it to fly faster. In unison with leveling oxygen, this can allow the Gasbags to reach crazy lengths of flight. Leveling weight sounds appealing but should only be done as a luxury; the weight increase per level is very small. If you're in a hostile environment and are subject to being harassed on the move, consider some health as well.

Note: The Gasbags will not take fall damage from falling unless it is very low or empty on gas. The Gasbags can always be dismounted before hitting the ground to negate the fall damage. In the event that dismounting is impossible, the most damage that the Gasbags can take from fall damage is about 40% of its max health.

Tank - When bloated with air, the Gasbags takes 80% less damage making it useful for tanking bosses, taming, and raids. The Gasbags can also be equipped with a saddle to further increase the damage reduction.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the teaser video for the Gasbags, it can be seen carrying multiple players.
  • Gasbags and Basilisk.png Basilisk ties at second best non-titan beast-of-burden creatures, only overshadowed by Titanosaur.png Titanosaur.
  • The Gasbags cannot sprint, however it technically doesn't need to be able to sprint, as it's 'flying' capabilities make it redundant; in other words, it sacrifices small, precise movement for the ability to traverse long distances very quickly.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]