Ichthyosaurus

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Disambig.png This article is about Ichthyosaurus, not to be confused with Ichthyornis






































Ichthyosaurus.png
Ichthyosaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Ichthyosaurus curiosa
Time Period
Late Triassic - Early Jurassic
Diet
Steam.svg 181.0
June 30, 2015
Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
PS.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
November 30, 2018
Epic Games.svg 311.74
June 11, 2020
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Dolphin_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dolphin/Dolphin_Character_BP.Dolphin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Ichthyosaurus (Race)
admincheat summon RaceDolphin_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Race/RaceDolphin_Character_BP.RaceDolphin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Ichthyosaurus
admincheat summon Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Ocean_Dolphin/Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP.Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Ichthyosaurus (Escort)
admincheat summon Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Ocean/Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP_Escort.Ocean_Dolphin_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Drops
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11.428s
Baby Time
5h 47m 13.333s
Juvenile Time
23h 8m 53.333s
Adolescent Time
1d 4h 56m 6.666s
Total Maturation Time
2d 9h 52m 13.333s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat





The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ichthyosaurus The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ichthyosaurus The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ichthyosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ichthyosaurus Valguero.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ichthyosaurus Crystal Isles.svg





Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Ichthyosaurus Genesis Part 1.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Jat Twitter.jpg After continuously feeding it whenever it’s hungry, it’ll eventually grow to love you!
~ Jat on Taming

The Ichthyosaurus (ick-thee-oh-sawr-us) or Ichthy is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

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

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Ichthyosaurus curiosa is a comparatively small carnivore found in the waters around the island. It is slightly larger than a human, but that’s still small compared to the leviathans roaming these waters. It seems to be very interested in any creature around its size, often approaching and following humans swimming through its waters.

Despite its appearance, the Ichthyosaurus is neither a fish nor an ocean mammal. Like many creatures in the waters around the island, it is actually an aquatic reptile.

Domesticated

I can’t think of a better mount for someone starting to explore the island’s seas and waterways. Ichthyosaurus is comparatively fast swimmer, and even in the wild will cozy right up to you and try to figure out what you’re doing. Taming these is actually pretty easy, as they seem to love humans and will be fed and tamed without the use of violence.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Ichthyosaurs are a very friendly species to most creatures, and will often swim towards you and around you out of curiosity. They will push you ashore if you run out of stamina and can't surface for oxygen in time.[1] They act a lot like modern dolphins. Ichthyosaurs in the northwestern waters can be found killing and eating wild Kairuku.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

An Ichthyosaur is a mid-sized marine reptile, taking the rough shape of a dolphin. It has large eyes for spying fish and squid in the dark depths, a long snout for catching said prey, and a large brain that gives the animal its inherently curious nature.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Ichthyosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Ichthyosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Ichthyosaurus 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.

This information can be used to alter the Ichthyosaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Ichthyosaurus's "body" magenta.

Ichthy PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Ichthy PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back and Fins
Ichthy PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 275 +13.75 +1.35% 0.042
Stamina 300 +60 +20%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 1000 +100 +10% 15%
Weight 250 +5 +4%
Melee Damage 15 +0.75 +0.85% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1.5%
Torpidity 300 +18 N/A 0.5

}

  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
  • Attack Values
    Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
    Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Ichthy bites the target.
    0 525 0 680
    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 15

    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.[2]

    Ichthyosaurus

    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 Ichthy.

    General[edit | edit source]

    The Ichthy will flee once you or your tame attacks it.

    Strategy[edit | edit source]

    There are two ways of doing this:

    • It's recommend using a fast water mount and chasing it down, which is the most effective and fastest way.
    • The more wasteful and time consuming way is to get a fast flying mount, pick up a friend or tribe mate, and have them get a gun or bow/crossbow and shoot it from above.

    Weaponry[edit | edit source]

    Any aquatic mount or even just spears can take out an Ichthyosaur. You may also need SCUBA Flippers if you don’t have a mount.

    Dangers[edit | edit source]

    While not a dangerous animal itself, the Ichthy can attract dangerous creatures such as Megalodon or Manta. Be prepared to fight more than just an Ichthyosaur if you do go hunting for one.

    Weakness[edit | edit source]

    These animals don't have that much health, so killing them isn't that difficult in general.

    Taming[edit | edit source]

    The Ichthy is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently.

    To feed it, place raw meat on the last slot of your hotbar, then when approached press use (default E, Y, Triangle) to feed it. You cannot feed them all the meat required for taming at one time, you must wait every couple of minutes until it is hungry again to feed it more until its taming meter is filled.

    • The Ichthyosaurus will nuzzle up to tamed creatures, so using them to help tame them is recommended.
    • The Ichthyosaurus may try to swim away while you are taming it.
    • If you find the Icthyosaurus keeps running away you might be able to get between it and the open ocean forcing it to run to the shallows where it could get stuck for you to tame it. Its still likely it may get away though so blocking it in even further might help as well.It is advised not to try and tame them in open water.
    • It will co-habitat with Megalodons and Mantas, which together with the water can make taming them a bit dangerous.

    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 3 03:51 0:07:43
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 03:25 0:10:17
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 01:36 0:06:26
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 5 03:13 0:12:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 9 01:29 0:11:54
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 10 01:25 0:12:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 13 01:23 0:16:43
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 25 00:40 0:16:05
    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 05:29 0:05:29
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 03:26 0:10:18
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 03:05 0:15:25
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 03:26 0:10:18
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 8 02:56 0:20:33
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 10 01:25 0:12:52
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 12 02:48 0:30:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 20 01:23 0:26:26
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 24 01:20 0:30:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 30 01:19 0:38:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 59 00:39 0:37:56
    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 3 04:07 0:08:14
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 5 03:13 0:12:52
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 10 02:51 0:25:42
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 03:00 0:18:01
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 13 02:47 0:33:24
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 16 01:22 0:20:35
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 19 02:42 0:48:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 32 01:21 0:42:17
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 38 01:19 0:48:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 47 01:18 1:00:26
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 94 00:38 1:00:26
    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 4 03:39 0:10:58
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 03:00 0:18:01
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 13 02:47 0:33:24
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 02:53 0:23:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 18 02:43 0:46:15
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 01:20 0:28:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 26 02:40 1:06:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 43 01:21 0:56:49
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 52 01:18 1:06:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 65 01:18 1:23:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 129 00:38 1:22:56
    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 03:25 0:13:43
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 02:53 0:23:09
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 02:43 0:43:40
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 02:49 0:28:18
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 02:41 0:56:31
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 28 01:20 0:36:01
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 33 02:39 1:24:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 55 01:20 1:12:40
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 66 01:18 1:24:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 83 01:18 1:46:43
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 165 00:38 1:46:05
    Ichthyosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
    Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 03:25 0:13:43
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 02:49 0:28:18
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 02:42 0:51:23
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 02:46 0:36:01
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 27 02:40 1:09:22
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 34 01:19 0:43:43
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 40 02:38 1:42:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 67 01:20 1:28:31
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 80 01:18 1:42:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 100 01:17 2:08:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 200 00:38 2:08:35

    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 03:25 0:10:17
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 01:36 0:06:26
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 03:05 0:15:26
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 10 01:28 0:13:13
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 12 01:24 0:15:26
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 15 01:22 0:19:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 29 00:39 0:18:39
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 02:35 0:02:35
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 4 01:46 0:05:18
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 01:43 0:05:09
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 01:36 0:06:26
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 10 00:42 0:06:26
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 2 05:29 0:05:29
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 03:13 0:12:52
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 9 02:53 0:23:08
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 12 01:24 0:15:26
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 14 02:46 0:36:01
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 23 01:22 0:30:23
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 27 01:20 0:34:43
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 34 01:19 0:43:43
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 67 00:39 0:43:05
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 03:51 0:07:43
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 01:43 0:05:09
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 5 03:13 0:12:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 8 01:30 0:10:35
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 9 01:26 0:11:35
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 12 01:24 0:15:26
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 23 00:40 0:14:48
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 02:35 0:02:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 00:58 0:01:56
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 75 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 4 03:39 0:10:58
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 02:53 0:23:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 17 02:43 0:43:40
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 01:20 0:28:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 26 02:40 1:06:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 43 01:21 0:56:49
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 51 01:18 1:05:35
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 64 01:18 1:22:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 128 00:38 1:22:18
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 2 05:29 0:05:29
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 03:51 0:07:43
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 03:05 0:15:25
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 01:28 0:10:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 02:53 0:23:09
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 15 01:24 0:19:49
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 17 01:22 0:21:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 22 01:20 0:28:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 43 00:39 0:27:39
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 02:39 0:02:39
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 02:35 0:02:35
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 01:56 0:03:52
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 00:48 0:03:13
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 6 03:17 0:16:27
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 02:44 0:41:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 31 02:39 1:19:38
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 38 01:19 0:48:52
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 46 02:37 1:58:18
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 76 01:20 1:40:24
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 92 01:18 1:58:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 114 01:17 2:26:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 228 00:38 2:26:35
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 2 05:29 0:05:29
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 03:05 0:15:26
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 02:49 0:28:16
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 01:23 0:16:43
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 16 02:44 0:41:09
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 26 01:22 0:34:21
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 31 01:19 0:39:52
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 38 01:19 0:48:52
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 76 00:39 0:48:52
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 02:35 0:02:35
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 01:59 0:03:58
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 01:43 0:05:09
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 4 01:43 0:05:09
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 8 00:44 0:05:09
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 300 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 11 03:00 0:30:09
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 29 02:39 1:14:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 58 02:36 2:28:59
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 72 01:18 1:32:35
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 86 02:36 3:41:09
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 143 01:19 3:08:55
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 172 01:17 3:41:09
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 215 01:17 4:36:26
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 429 00:38 4:35:48
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 4 03:39 0:10:58
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 02:51 0:25:43
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 02:42 0:51:23
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 24 01:20 0:30:52
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 29 02:39 1:14:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 48 01:20 1:03:25
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 58 01:18 1:14:35
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 72 01:18 1:32:35
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 143 00:38 1:31:56
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 01:56 0:03:52
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 3 03:51 0:07:43
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 5 01:39 0:06:37
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 6 01:32 0:07:43
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 8 01:28 0:10:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 15 00:41 0:09:39
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:00:39
    Soothing Balm Ichthyosaurus.png Level 450 Feeding Interval Time
    Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 16 02:55 0:43:51
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 42 02:38 1:48:01
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 84 02:35 3:35:46
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 105 01:17 2:15:01
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 126 02:35 5:24:01
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 210 01:19 4:37:25
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 252 01:17 5:24:01
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 315 01:17 6:45:01
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 630 00:38 6:45:01
    Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 6 03:17 0:16:27
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 02:46 0:36:01
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 02:39 1:11:56
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 01:19 0:45:01
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 02:38 1:48:01
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 70 01:20 1:32:29
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 84 01:18 1:48:01
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 105 01:17 2:15:01
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 210 00:38 2:15:01
    Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 05:09 0:05:09
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 03:51 0:07:43
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 01:43 0:05:09
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 5 03:13 0:12:52
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 7 01:32 0:09:15
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 9 01:26 0:11:35
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 11 01:24 0:14:09
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 21 00:40 0:13:31
    Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dodo Egg) 1 00:00 0:02:45
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 00:00 0:02:35
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:20
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 00:00 0:01:18
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 01:18 0:01:18


    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 Simple Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Fish Meat, 1 ×  Small Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 5 ×  Mejoberry, 2 ×  Rockarrot, 1 ×  Water

    Utility[edit | edit source]

    • Scout: A tamed, mounted Ichthyosaurus will be ignored by every terrestrial predator in the game no matter where you are, as long as you don't attack them. Even then, you can still dart away unharmed, making them the perfect aquatic scout for small rivers and deep oceans. If you give lots of points to movement speed then this dude is the perfect creature to scout the whole oceans of Ark in no time. Perfect to find some underwater creatures when you need them.
    • Black Pearl Farmer: It can be used to farm Eurypterids since it is the only mount besides the Angler that has no knockback, which usually has a massive effect on the Eurypterids, and because of that they may be constantly attacked and killed effortlessly by the Ichthy. A big advantage compared to the Angler is that the Ichthy does not gain any torpor, which the Eurypterids can massively inflict (Level Health and Melee Damage).
    • Travel: Ichthyosaurus is remarkably fast even with normal speed, and the player can be more than capable of going extremely close to predators and dash off without being caught when riding this animal (Most predators ignores it however). If you give lots of points to movement speed and some stamina than the Ichthy is the perfect creature to scout the whole oceans of Ark in no time.
    • Security: Predators in shallow water will ignore a player mounted on Ichthyosaurus, even the most dangerous like Baryonyx and Megapiranha. However the predators will retaliate if attacked, in which case it's easy to escape if your route isn't blocked.
    • Transport: With it's decent speed it could take you with your items/resources in no time without being bothered by sea predators, except that it has not much weight like most sea mounts. (Level up movement speed, weight, and stamina if needed.)
    • Taming Mount: You can hold weapons while riding an Ichthyosaurus, so feel free to bring your crossbow, making it useful early underwater taming mount for early levels without waiting to endgame levels in order to acquire SCUBA gear to swim fast. The Ichthy swims very fast and can outswim most sea predators so you don't really need SCUBA gears for that, and if you gave lots of points to movement speed your Ichthy doesn't even have to sprint. Here's the tactic: Ride your Ichthyosaurus, find your desired sea creature, pick your finest position to shoot the creature (DO NOT UNMOUNT), everytime the angry creature get's close to you swim away while riding your Ichthy from it but not to far, then turn around and repeat. Don't get hit too often due to it's low HP unless if you add lots of points to HP or confident enough. This tactic is very useful to tame any sea creatures on early level (if you have at least a crossbow and tranq arrows) from Angler, Megalodon to larger sea creatures like Plesiosaur and even the Mosasaurus if you are patient enough and can be done by any survivors if they know the Ichthyosaurus' utilities. It became time consuming however if your wanted sea creature is high level so you probably need to scout the island to find deep sea loot crates for good quality crossbows if possible, because you can't shoot tranq darts underwater. Or you can just wait to have harpoon launcher and tranq spear bolts which is an endgame item (on mobile they don't have harpoon launcher and tranq spear bolts), so crossbows is still one of the most used underwater weapon/knock-out tame. The only downside is that you could drown if you don't wear SCUBA gear, so get up to the surface every time once your oxygen drops very low and go to the deeps again after you recover your oxygen. To do this method you'll need to add lots of points on your own oxygen in order to stay in the water for a long periods of time, but once you have SCUBA gear, you don't need to resurface in order to recover oxygen ever again.

    Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

    For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Ichthyosaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

    Dancing Ichthies
    • Before patch 183.2, Ichthyosaurs would die if even a fraction of them was above the water.
    • Prior to being added, Ichthyosaurus was referred to in the "upcoming week patch notes" as Shastasaurus which is a much larger related species.
    • When the Ichthyosaurus was added as the first creature to be tameable non-violently, there was plans to make all herbivores have this option as well. However, this was never implemented.
    • They are one of the few species in Ark to retain their eating animation after they are tamed. However their eating animation is slightly glitched as their long snouts actually cross each other.
    • Ichthyosaurus are attracted by other tamed Ichthy and Megalodons.
    • Although being attracted to water pets may be a benefit for players looking to tame one, not moving for even a few moments could attract enough to stop your Plesiosaur or Mosasaurus from moving.
    • Despite the common belief that Icthyosaurus is playful and curious in ARK, they can actually be quite aggressive to wild terrestrial creatures. So long as a player or tamed animal is nowhere in the vicinity, Icthyosaurus are very aggressive, similar to Megalodons, and will attack just about any land animal that gets into the same vicinity of them. Although they can be found in the north killing and eating Kairuku, they often tussle with Carbonemys in warmer waters; they will attack Ankylosaurus, Carnotaurus, Raptors, and even Rexes if there is no player in the immediate vicinity. This is most likely a bug.
    • If you tranq a creature, like a Parasaur, and it slides into the ocean where Ichthies are present, they will attack and eat the drowned creature.
    • The largest icthyosaur in real life, Shonisaurus sikanniensis, was more massive and nearly twice as long as a sperm whale, weighing in at an incredible 75 tons, and measuring in at an astounding 21 meters in length. Shonisaurus is the largest extinct marine animal ever discovered.
    • On Ark Mobile, for some reason when a ridden/unridden tamed Ichthyosaurs attacking aggresive sea predators (including Mosasaurus and Tusoteuthis) they doesn't seem to fight back the Ichthy at any circumstances except they only fight back when you shoot something towards them while riding the Ichthyosaur in order to aggro them to you. Similar to the Arthropleura, this seems to be a bug.

    Changelog[edit | edit source]

    Patch Changes
    181.0 Ichthyosaurus is added to the game
    182.0
    • Can now fit through Dinosaur Gates
    • Fixed water creature breaching death cases
    183.0
    • Fixed Ichthyosaurus losing taming affinity too fast and not being able to be fed quick enough
    • Fixed issue where water creatures were attempting to beach themselves to eat corpses
    183.2 Water creatures should no longer be able to breech the water and die instantly
    183.3 Water creatures no longer die when surfacing in underwater caves
    193.0 Water creatures swimming against the water's surface is now smoother and shouldn't result in as much hard-stopping
    201.4 Ichthyosaurus can be tamed again
    213.0 Water creatures will now correctly follow Rafts
    231.8 Fixed a rare case where a water creature would appear on a client to fly off into the air when unboarding it
    256.0 Ichthyosaurus Movement Speed reduced from 5% to 3% gain per level
    260.0 Fixed Tamed Ichthyosaurus from swimming in circles during battles or in attempt to eat corpses
    262.0
    • Reduced its sprint swimming Speed by 15%
    • Ichthyosaurus now longer spawns in underwater caves
    264.52 Spyglass and GPS are now usable on all water creatures
    279.275 Reduced Movement Speed of Ichthyosaurus by approximately 35%
    305.12 Fixed a bug where the Fish Basket wasn't returning creatures properly
    306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release Added X-Ichthyosaurus
    312.65 Reduced Ichthyosaurus maturation time. Now matches the Roll Rat

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    References[edit | edit source]