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Dossier Otter.jpg
Dossier Otter.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Lutra Peloso
Time Period
Early Miocene
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35

The Otter is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this creature will be added in a future update.

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.


Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators.

Finding packs of river Otters is simple enough: They are distinguished by their elongated bodies, bushy tails, and webbed feet. Their trusting and inquisitive nature ensures they are often hunted for their lustrous fur, but many prefer to tame them to become trusted companions.


There are few creatures which provide the companionship that Lutra Peloso does. Rather than traveling beside you, it would prefer to comfortably rest on your back, providing insulation. Once domesticated, it can be told to harvest fish on demand, with a specific goal in mind from the fish that it consumes, the otter has a knack for foraging silica pearls, and can even yield a slight chance at finding black pearls within!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

unconfirmed, the creature is not yet released

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  ?  ?  ?
Stamina.png Stamina  ?  ?  ?
Oxygen.png Oxygen  ?  ?  ?
Food.png Food  ?  ?  ?
Weight.png Weight  ?  ?  ?
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage  ?2  ?  ?
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed  ? N/A3  ?
Torpor.png Torpor  ?  ? N/A4

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
4Torpor 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  ?  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A N/A N/A

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Taming[edit | edit source]

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.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Filling the role of collector/hunter, the otters make great companions for players in the early stages of survival. Presumably a fairly easy tame due to their near vicinity to their primary food source, fresh survivors will be able to knock these out with little difficulty, and hunt fish for the tame while the otter slowly becomes hungry. When tamed, according to the dossier, the otter will keep you insulated on cold nights or rainy days, as a living cloak against the elements. It also provides survivors with a source of food, as it will hunt fish in waterways, meaning it helps combat hunger until the first land based predators can be tamed. Add this utility to a cute and cuddly creature, and you have a great companion in this tame. Providing large amounts of fish from its hunting capabilities, the otter also enables other fish-based tames.

In terms of farming, preliminary reviews indicate the otter will be able to collect black pearls and silica pearls. This means players now have the opportunity to collect these valuable resources at a very early stage of their survival, providing the potential of making some gear or structures at an earlier point than they would otherwise be able to without the presence of this furry little friend.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Black Pearl.png Black Pearls N/A
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat N/A
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The Otter was first revealed on August 5, 2017.[1]
  • Assuming the design in mind is to bring the otter close to the real thing, otters will not receive a pack bonus when staying nearby other wild or tamed otters. Otters in the wild are solitary creatures for the majority of their lifespan, contrary to what one may believe from visiting various zoos around the world.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]