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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
Pachyrhinosaurus mitisaura
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Logo Steam.png 252.0
November 24, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 748.2
December 16, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 502.0
December 19, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 1.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Pachyrhino_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Pachyrhinosaurus/Pachyrhino_Character_BP.Pachyrhino_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
8 XP
22 - 28 °C / 72 - 82 °F
Incubation Time
2h 29m 59s
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

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Spawning Pachyrhinosaurus The Island.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachyrhinosaurus Extinction.svg

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachyrhinosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Disambig.png This article is about Pachyrhinosaurus.png Pachyrhinosaurus, not to be confused with Pachy.png Pachy

The Pachyrhinosaurus (PAK-ee-rye-no-SAWR-us) 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.


Pachyrhinosaurus Mitisaura is a medium-sized herbivore, found almost everywhere but the Island's mountains. It is generally calm and ignores all other nearby creatures unless it is attacked.

Pachyrhinosaurus possesses a particularly unique survival skill. When threatened, its massive nasal-boss releases a chemical into the air that calms other nearby creatures, making them less likely to attack it. Affected creatures are sometimes hungry enough to ignore the effect, and humans seem immune to it. Conversely, it can seemingly invert this phenomenon at will and coerce creatures into attacking it!


Pachyrhinosaurus is an excellent starting mount for anyone new to taming. It is fairly easy to train, can carry enough to be a simple pack-animal, and is not as deadly as some of the larger herbivores. Additionally, Pachyrhinosaurus can release its unique chemical on command to protect itself and its rider from nearby predators, or draw attention if desired, making it a potential life saver in a pinch.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Pachyrhinosaurus is a non-aggressive herbivorous species that spends its time grazing across the Arks. Ignoring peaceful survivors and other passive creatures, many players tend to underestimate this creatures capabilities. If attacked, the Pachyrhinosaurus will often charge its attacker, much like the Triceratops. However, different from the Trike, it can also release chemical pheromones which affect surrounding wildlife, including normally passive creatures. Upon being attacked, it will release a red chemical from its nostrils, sending nearby creatures into a rage and making them target the creature's attacker. Even creatures like the Dodo or Parasaur may enter the fray, though some herbivores like Carbonemys and Triceratops seem unaffected. However, if the battle seems fruitless for the Pachyrhinosaurus, it will flee and release a different, calming chemical to try and pacify its attackers, allowing the dinosaur to escape and recover. This chemical will not work on humans and some huge predators such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Like its larger relative the Triceratops, the Pachyrhinosaurus is a burly quadrupedal herbivore with an impressive frill. Unlike the Triceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus has a bony growth called a boss where the trike has its nasal horn. The animal still displays a multitude of horns and spikes on its frill, though none as large or as fearsome-looking as those on a Triceratops.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Pachyrhinosaurus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Pachyrhinosaurus PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spikes and Horns
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Pachyrhinosaurus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Pachyrhinosaurus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Face, Legs, and Underside

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 375 +75 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 3000 +300 +10%
Weight.png Weight 365 +7.3 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 28 / 102 +1.4 / +0.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 250 +15 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 230 563.5 632.5 14
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Values
Head Attack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Pachyrhinosaurus headbutts the target.
0 350 100 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 28
Camo Cloud Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 490 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 10
Rage Cloud Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
75 490 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 10

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.

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Pachyrhinosaurus has a hardened head which decreases the amount of damage and torpor it receives. Players should shoot the body to knock the Pachyrhinosaurus out faster. The Pachyrhinosaurus also has an extremely fast torpor drop, which can make it quite difficult to knock out at lower levels. The Pachyrhinosaurus' extremely fast torpor drop also make the Crossbow and Tranquilizer Arrows superior to the Longneck Rifle and Tranquilizer Darts for knock out due to the faster reload and shorter firing interval, as well as having nearly no chance of killing the Pachyrhinosaurus.

If a Griffin is available, it is one of the easiest ways to knock out the Pachyrhinosaurus without using any kind of trap.

  • After regenerating all stamina, fly off the ground to a height out of range of the Pachyrhinosaurus' melee and gas-clouds.
  • Engage the Pachyrhinosaurus with a Tranquilizer Arrow from high above it and as it approaches, it will stop and wait directly underneath the Griffin but not be able to attack it.
  • Angle the Griffin straight down toward the ground, and shoot Tranquilizer Arrows through the Griffin's head (this does no damage or torpor to the Griffin). If lined up (watch for hit-markers to verify), the arrows will land directly in the body of the waiting Pachyrhinosaurus. The position above the Pachyrhinosaurus makes the body a much more reliable target!
  • Count your shots, and soon the Pachyrhinosaurus will begin fleeing due to high torpor. Land the Griffin and chase/shoot the Pachyrhinosaurus from the back of the Griffin as it runs away to finish the knock out.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 12 39 11 6 0:04:31
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 59 400 106 53 0:35:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 78 396 105 53 0:35:07
Berries.png Berries 117 396 105 53 0:35:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 25; Slingshot Hits × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 3.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:11
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 25 104 30 15 0:09:23
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 122 997 288 144 1:13:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 163 999 288 144 1:13:22
Berries.png Berries 244 997 288 144 1:13:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 69; Slingshot Hits × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 5.82 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:57
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 38 178 54 27 0:14:16
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 188 1660 499 250 1:52:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 250 1656 498 249 1:52:31
Berries.png Berries 375 1656 498 249 1:52:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 114; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 7.59 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:29
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 51 256 79 40 0:19:08
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 254 2351 727 364 2:32:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 338 2346 725 363 2:32:07
Berries.png Berries 507 2346 725 363 2:32:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 159; Slingshot Hits × 65; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 9.18 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:52
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 64 338 107 54 0:24:01
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 319 3050 962 481 3:11:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 425 3048 961 481 3:11:16
Berries.png Berries 638 3050 962 481 3:11:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 204; 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: 10.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:10
Pachyrhinosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 77 422 136 68 0:28:53
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 385 3772 1208 604 3:51:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 513 3769 1207 604 3:50:52
Berries.png Berries 769 3767 1206 603 3:50:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 249; Slingshot Hits × 102; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 12.08 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:25

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.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Pachyrhinosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Pachyrhinosaurus's head acts as a shield, much like the Pachy. It has a damage multiplier of 0.15 for head and jaw.

The Pachyrhinosaurus takes more narcotics than most herbivores to keep down. It also has a unique diet, preferring bug repellent to vegetables or berries.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Don´t use small dinosaurs, because they mostly won´t even hit the Pachyrhinosaurus, because of the knockback.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Pachyrhinosaurus is not immediately aggressive, so use crossbows or bows as they have shorter reload speed than a longneck rifle. It can help a little if the first shot is fired with a longneck, because this inflicts more torpor (even though the difference almost unnoticeable).

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Pachyrhinosaurus can trigger others to attack, making engagement dangerous.

Its nasal spray will also instantly drain the stamina of you or your mount, leaving you vulnerable to aggressive dinos such as raptors or carnos.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Pachyrhinosaurus's do not have a lot of health and you can easily kill it from behind

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Two Players transport
It can carry 2 players in its saddle (Level Speed and Stamina).
  • Calm essence: Its alternate attack (Right Mousebutton) expels a calming essence that makes you invisible for most hostile dinos (Doesn`t work with bigger ones like Rex or Giganotosaurus).
  • Raging essence: Pressing C will expel a raging essence that makes a variety of dinos attack you, such as Dodos or Parasaurs. Some herbivores like Carbonemys and Triceratops may still ignore you though.

Level Health, Melee Damage, Speed, and some Stamina.

The Pachyrhinosaurus has a good carry capacity and is ideal for local transport. Its calming essence can also be useful if you run into small to medium-sized carnivores such as Raptors and you don't have a convoy or simply don't want to fight (Level Weight, Speed, and Stamina).

Gas Ignoring Dino[edit | edit source]

The following large dinos ignore Pachyrhinosaurus' Chemical (Calm Essence):

Rock Drake and Wyvern ignores survivors on Pachyrhinosaurus if the chemical is active, but will still chase after them if their eggs are taken regardless.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Berries.png Berries ★★★★☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★★☆☆
Fiber.png Fiber ★★☆☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dossier revealed on 09/24/15 on Steam.[2]
  • Its full name means "Thick-nosed lizard",
  • Pachyrhinosaurus is from the same family as Trike.png Triceratops.
  • Real Pachyrhinosaurus was approximately 8 meters long and weighed around four tons, with a pattern of horns much less elaborate than the one illustrated in the dossier. There is no evidence that it released chemicals in self-defense.
  • The dossier suggests that the Pachyrhinosaurus is easy to tame, but keep in mind that its torpor drains extremely quickly.
  • The Pachyrhinosaurus can use its chemicals to make creatures that run attack you. Be careful!!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]