Plesiosaur

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Plesiosaur.png
Plesiosaur
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Elasmosaurus remuspissa
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
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 Plesiosaur_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Plesiosaur/Plesiosaur_Character_BP.Plesiosaur_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Plesiosaur (Escort)
admincheat summon Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Ocean/Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Escort.Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Plesiosaur (Retrieve)
admincheat summon Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Ocean/Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Retrieve.Plesiosaur_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
60 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11.428s
Baby Time
11h 34m 26.667s
Juvenile Time
1d 22h 17m 46.667s
Adolescent Time
2d 9h 52m 13.334s
Total Maturation Time
4d 19h 44m 26.667s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat





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

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Plesiosaur Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Plesiosaur Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Plesiosaur Genesis Part 1.svg

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

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Elasmosaurus (el-lazz-mo-sore-us), more commonly known as the Plesiosaur (PLEE-see-uh-sore), is one of the marine Reptiles 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

Elasmosaurus remuspissa is typically found in the deep oceans, and has a strange role in the oceanic food chain. It almost exclusively hunts the smaller creatures in the waters, leaving most even moderately large creatures alone. The sheer size of the Elasmosaurus means that the quantity of food it must eat to sustain itself is nothing short of enormous.

Elasmosaurus is a formidable fighter. Aside from the Megalodon, I have only ever seen two creatures bring down an Elasmosaurus: a Mosasaurus, and human beings. Though I will admit, I have yet to thoroughly explore the staggeringly deep underwater caverns surrounding the Island.

Domesticated

Much like the Brontosaurus on land, Elasmosaurus is an excellent way to transport large quantities of goods over water. These powerful creatures are in fact so large that they can be used as mobile water bases. Ambitious tribes sometimes build bunkers right onto the backs of Elasmosaurus instead of building cargo ships.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Plesiosaurs swim around in groups of two or three in the depths of the ocean, never surfacing. They are aggressive and have a fairly large aggro distance. They start to attack and will follow them for a short distance; they lose interest if it swims too far up.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Plesiosaur has an almost teardrop-shaped body. Its size, long neck, and four whale-like flippers make it unmistakable for any other creature. The neck itself makes up half of the creature's length, and the mouth is lined with many sharp teeth. Commonly found in pairs, this large marine reptile hunts in the island's deeper waters for fish and squid, working as a team to corral their prey. Despite their size and often camouflaged coloration, Plesiosaurs are sometimes preyed upon by other large marine predators and, occasionally, adventurous Spinosaurus heading out from the coast.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Plesiosaur's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Plesiosaur. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Plesiosaur 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 Plesiosaur's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Plesiosaur's "body" magenta.

Plesio PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Plesio PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Facial Fins
Plesio PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Underside Highlights
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Plesio PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back
Plesio 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 2400 +288 +3.24% 0.0224
Stamina 800 +80 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 5000 +500 +10% 15%
Weight 800 +16 +4%
Melee Damage 75 +3.75 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +0.5%
Torpidity 1600 +96 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 800 ? ? ? 20
Swimming 800 ? 1200 3600 3
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Plesiosaur bites the target.
0 2000 0 2300
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 75

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]

Plesiosaur

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 Plesiosaur.

General[edit | edit source]

It is recommended to fight in a group against a Plesiosaur. If alone, a powerful water mount or SCUBA Flippers can be invaluable. Remember that there will be two and possibly more(so far, the highest recorded amount around a single sea cave has been six individuals) attacking, so keep this in mind.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As the Plesiosaur will only reach up to a certain height, you may be able to swim above where it won't reach and shoot down. Make sure during a battle that other creatures in the water do not attack as well. Megalodon and Dunkleosteus in the area will prove deadly and a Mosasaur can ruin the adventure if it is gone unnoticed.

With SCUBA Flippers it is easy to keep swimming above it and it will only rarely take a hit on you.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The crossbow is recommended for ranged attacks, as it can be fired underwater. Melee weapons can be used, but are not recommended, due to the Plesiosaur's attack range and AOE (Area Of Effect). A melee battle will almost always end in the Plesiosaur's favor. But the best weapon to use is the harpoon launcher, which has the purpose of killing or tranq underwater creatures, so it is the best weapon to use.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

As a larger creature, the Plesiosaur has a bigger attack range, giving it a melee advantage. Try using crossbows/harpoon when attacking it. Beware of other creatures in the area. Staying too close to the sea floor can expose the player to the poisonous sting of a Eurypterid, which neutralizes the player completely. Such a hindering leads to certain death.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Although very large, the Plesiosaur can be weak if trapped inside cave mouths. This can be useful for both killing it or taming it.

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The taming of the Plesiosaur is by far one of the most difficult in the game. Generally, the Plesiosaur's level seems to create an extreme difference in the resources required to tame. Due to their very fast torpor decrease, you need a large amount of narcotics to keep a Plesiosaur unconscious. It should be noted that bio toxin would be more effective at keeping the creature down, and given the locale of most Plesiosaurs (deep ocean mostly) obtaining bio toxin (from Cnidaria) is at least somewhat feasible, utilizing a sea mount that has a good sized attack box (Mosasaurus being No.1 choice) or use a Basilosaur as it is immune to status effects just be careful of your depth as the Basilo will continually take damage.

Bows and guns will not work underwater and wild Plesiosaurs will not swim to the surface of the ocean, so you will need to either use a crossbow or lure the Plesiosaur into a cave where they can surface.

Another technique is to use the crossbow and attack the Plesiosaur from above. They seem to lose interest in you when you're near the surface, this allows you to take shots at them while still moving far enough away to make them lose interest. Repeat this process and you should be able to knock it out without much issue. This still leaves the risk of Megalodons and other Plesiosaurs attacking you and your tame, though, so be cautious.

It is also recommended to have a raft with some storage boxes and beds floating above the spot where you are planning to tame a Plesio in case you need to respawn after dying, or you want to store your narcotics and other valuables you don't want to lose. However, beware of the mighty leedsichthys which can destroy a raft extremely quickly, caution is advised.

If you lure one to an underwater cave, you can stand inside the cave where you can breathe air and tranq it safely.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Plesiosaur.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 4 0 0 0 0:05:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:08:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 13 29 7 4 0:15:35
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 0 0 0 0:10:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 18 84 21 11 0:21:35
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 7 2 1 0:13:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 27 184 45 23 0:32:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 44 135 33 17 0:27:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 53 178 44 22 0:31:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 66 250 61 31 0:39:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 132 250 61 31 0:39:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 160; Slingshot Hits × 66; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 2.14 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:30
Plesiosaur.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 8 0 0 0 0:10:14
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 17 0 0 0 0:20:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 31 195 52 26 0:37:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 21 54 15 8 0:25:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 42 349 93 47 0:50:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 53 132 35 18 0:31:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 63 646 172 86 1:15:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 105 518 138 69 1:04:44
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 125 638 170 85 1:15:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 157 864 229 115 1:34:13
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 313 860 229 115 1:33:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 439; Slingshot Hits × 179; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 49; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 28; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 20; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 3.55 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:37
Plesiosaur.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 13 0 0 0 0:16:38
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 27 81 23 12 0:32:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 50 439 122 61 0:59:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 34 190 53 27 0:40:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 67 703 196 98 1:20:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 84 315 88 44 0:50:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 100 1219 339 170 2:00:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 167 997 277 139 1:42:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 200 1219 339 170 2:00:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 250 1608 447 224 2:30:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 500 1608 447 224 2:30:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 727; Slingshot Hits × 297; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 81; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 47; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 33; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17
Torpidity-depletion: 4.63 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:11
Plesiosaur.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 18 0 0 0 0:23:02
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 37 197 57 29 0:44:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 68 710 204 102 1:21:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 46 346 99 50 0:55:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 92 1107 318 159 1:50:17
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 115 537 154 77 1:09:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 138 1872 537 269 2:45:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 230 1543 442 221 2:21:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 275 1864 534 267 2:45:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 344 2436 698 349 3:26:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 688 2436 698 349 3:26:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1015; Slingshot Hits × 415; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 113; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 65; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 46; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpidity-depletion: 5.6 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:13
Plesiosaur.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 22 0 0 0 0:28:08
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 47 333 98 49 0:56:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 87 1025 301 151 1:44:18
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 59 541 159 80 1:10:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 117 1544 453 227 2:20:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 146 784 230 115 1:27:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 175 2552 749 375 3:30:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 292 2118 622 311 3:00:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 350 2552 749 375 3:30:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 438 3314 973 487 4:22:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 875 3310 972 486 4:22:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1303; Slingshot Hits × 532; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 145; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 83; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 59; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 30
Torpidity-depletion: 6.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:33:23
Plesiosaur.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Superior Kibble.png Superior Kibble 27 0 0 0 0:34:32
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 57 484 145 73 1:08:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 105 1342 402 201 2:05:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 71 735 220 110 1:25:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 142 2004 600 300 2:50:13
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 178 1058 317 159 1:46:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 213 3279 981 491 4:15:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 355 2730 817 409 3:38:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 425 3270 979 490 4:15:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 532 4229 1265 633 5:19:13
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1063 4224 1264 632 5:18:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1591; Slingshot Hits × 650; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 177; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 101; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 72; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 36
Torpidity-depletion: 7.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:36:00

Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:05:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 0 0 0 0:12:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 106 26 13 0:23:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 24 6 3 0:15:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 217 53 27 0:36:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 50 169 42 21 0:30:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 60 217 53 27 0:36:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 75 300 73 37 0:45:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 150 300 73 37 0:45:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:34
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:04:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:08:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:05:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 0 0 0 0:12:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 17 0 0 0 0:10:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20 0 0 0 0:12:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 25 24 6 3 0:15:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 50 24 6 3 0:15:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:14
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:01:31
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 160; Slingshot Hits × 66; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 9; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 2.14 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:30
Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:11:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 24 97 26 13 0:28:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 48 434 115 58 0:57:33
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 60 181 48 24 0:36:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 72 772 205 103 1:26:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 120 626 167 84 1:13:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 143 765 203 102 1:25:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 179 1018 271 136 1:47:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 358 1018 271 136 1:47:25
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:03:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:09:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 0 0 0 0:19:11
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 0 0 0 0:12:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 24 97 26 13 0:28:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 40 48 13 7 0:24:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 48 97 26 13 0:28:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 60 181 48 24 0:36:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 120 181 48 24 0:36:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 3 0 0 0 0:03:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:02:28
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 5 0 0 0 0:03:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:03:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 12 0 0 0 0:03:37
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 439; Slingshot Hits × 179; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 49; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 28; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 25; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 20; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 3.55 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:37
Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 17 0 0 0 0:21:45
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 46 362 102 51 0:55:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 91 1085 307 154 1:49:05
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 114 539 153 77 1:08:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 136 1813 512 256 2:43:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 227 1500 424 212 2:19:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 272 1813 512 256 2:43:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 340 2361 667 334 3:24:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 679 2357 666 333 3:23:43
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:07:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 0 0 0 0:19:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 31 119 34 17 0:37:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 38 0 0 0 0:22:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 46 362 102 51 0:55:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 76 249 71 36 0:46:52
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 91 354 100 50 0:54:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 114 539 153 77 1:08:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 227 535 151 76 1:08:07
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:04:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:02:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 5 0 0 0 0:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:04:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 10 0 0 0 0:06:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 12 0 0 0 0:07:13
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 23 0 0 0 0:06:55
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:00:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 871; Slingshot Hits × 356; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 97; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 56; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 49; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 40; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 20
Torpidity-depletion: 5.12 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:28:20
Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 31 55 17 9 0:39:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 81 914 274 137 1:37:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 162 2362 707 354 3:14:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 203 1282 384 192 2:01:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 243 3817 1142 571 4:51:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 405 3191 955 478 4:09:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 486 3817 1142 571 4:51:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 608 4909 1469 735 6:04:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1215 4905 1468 734 6:04:31
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:14:04
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 27 0 0 0 0:32:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 54 429 129 65 1:04:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 68 72 22 11 0:40:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 81 914 274 137 1:37:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 135 706 211 106 1:23:14
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 162 914 274 137 1:37:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 203 1282 384 192 2:01:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 405 1277 382 191 2:01:31
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:34
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:03:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:07:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:04:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 0 0 0 0:10:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 14 0 0 0 0:08:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 17 0 0 0 0:10:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 21 0 0 0 0:12:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 41 0 0 0 0:12:19
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:00:55
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1591; Slingshot Hits × 650; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 177; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 101; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 89; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 67; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 72; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 36
Torpidity-depletion: 7.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:36:00
Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 58 480 153 77 1:14:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 153 2272 721 361 3:03:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 305 5250 1667 834 6:05:36
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 381 3008 955 478 3:48:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 458 8262 2622 1311 9:09:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 762 6955 2207 1104 7:49:45
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 915 8252 2619 1310 9:09:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1143 10491 3330 1665 11:25:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2286 10491 3330 1665 11:25:49
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 20 0 0 0 0:25:35
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 51 268 86 43 1:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 102 1268 403 202 2:02:16
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 127 514 163 82 1:16:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 153 2272 721 361 3:03:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 254 1829 581 291 2:36:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 305 2262 718 359 3:03:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 381 3008 955 478 3:48:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 762 3008 955 478 3:48:37
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:34
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:07:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 0 0 0 0:13:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 0 0 0 0:07:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 16 0 0 0 0:19:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 26 0 0 0 0:16:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 31 0 0 0 0:18:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 39 0 0 0 0:23:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 77 0 0 0 0:23:07
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:14
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 6 0 0 0 0:01:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 3031; Slingshot Hits × 1237; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 337; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 193; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 169; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 127; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 138; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 69
Torpidity-depletion: 11.27 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:44:50
Soothing Balm Plesiosaur.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 84 975 320 160 1:47:25
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 224 3736 1224 612 4:28:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 448 8324 2727 1364 8:57:01
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 560 4886 1601 801 5:36:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 672 12932 4237 2119 13:26:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1120 10948 3587 1794 11:30:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1343 12922 4233 2117 13:25:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1679 16370 5363 2682 16:47:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3358 16370 5363 2682 16:47:25
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 28 0 0 0 0:35:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 75 678 222 111 1:30:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 150 2214 725 363 2:59:49
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 187 1057 347 174 1:52:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 224 3736 1224 612 4:28:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 374 3082 1010 505 3:50:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 448 3736 1224 612 4:28:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 560 4886 1601 801 5:36:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1120 4886 1601 801 5:36:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:03:51
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:09:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 15 0 0 0 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 19 0 0 0 0:11:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 0 0 0 0:27:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 38 0 0 0 0:23:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 45 0 0 0 0:27:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 56 0 0 0 0:33:37
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 112 0 0 0 0:33:37
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Rex Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:02:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 3 0 0 0 0:01:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 4 0 0 0 0:02:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:02:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 4471; Slingshot Hits × 1825; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 497; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 284; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 249; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 187; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 203; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 102
Torpidity-depletion: 14.78 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:50:26


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: 2 ×  Citronal, 1 ×  Prime Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Large Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Rare Mushroom, 1 ×  Sap, Water

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Warship: The Plesiosaur has high Health and damage, which makes it useful in battle. The platform saddle also allows for Cannons and siege weapons, allowing for naval warfare (Level up Health and Damage).
  • Aquatic Tank: Having a high base Health, the Plesiosaur can take massive amounts damage (Level Health and Melee Damage).
  • Oil Rig: Due to the fact the Plesiosaur can carry a large amount of Weight, you can make it built for collecting enormous amounts of Oil and converting it to Gasoline. While not an ideal or recommended use, you could also use it for collecting Crystal as well (Level up Weight, Damage and Health).
  • Deep Sea Crate Farmer: The Plesiosaur can not be put aside as another contender for this by virtue of its respectable speed and much higher combat capability to handle various wild creatures that may be guarding a loot crate. In the case of a PvP situation it is nearly certain that anyone on a smaller creature will not trifle with a Plesiosaur being used for these runs. As of v265.0 the Plesiosaur got a significant buff to its Stamina (about 3x more base Stamina) so it can sprint for much longer periods of time without Stamina investment. It also easily has enough carry Weight to carry most items found without being encumbered. (Level up speed and some stamina.)
  • Destroyer: Along with its very high speed, good Stamina and platform saddle you can put 2 miniguns to both ends of the platform and one Rocket Turret to the middle, so it can be used to destroy any raft, beach base or other sea animal in seconds and make a speedy escape.
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Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Despite being able to use a platform saddle it cant have Vacuum Compartments built onto it meaning unless you have SCUBA Gear you will drown.
    • this is even weirder when you take in the fact that in both its dossier and platform saddle description both state it can have bases built on it but in game it's not the best use of the saddle due to the risk of drowning.
  • The Plesiosaur was the first aquatic tame to have a platform saddle.
  • The generic name means "thin-plate lizard". The specific name appears to be intended to mean "thick oar" (referring to its flippers), but is incorrectly constructed and of the wrong grammatical gender; the correct form would be spissiremus.
  • The dossier for Elasmosaurus actually mentions the underwater caves found in the game. This also seems to indicate that there are even more fearsome creatures in the depths of the caverns.
  • Due to its enormous size the taming time is extremely long in which it is susceptible to enemies like Megalodons. They might also lower the effectiveness due to possible inflicted damage.
  • Plesiosaurs always drop Fireworks Flaregun Skin when killed.
  • Plesiosaurs are pretty rare to find but they are usually near the underwater caves, in numbers varying from about 1 - 4.
  • Despite the dossier stating it leaves most creatures the size of Humans and larger alone, it is common for them to attack Megalodons and other creatures on sight.
  • Before the introduction of the Crossbow, plesiosaurs were usually kited into an underwater cave so that they could be tranqed.
  • The name 'Plesiosaur' refers to a large group of animals that ruled the seas from the Jurassic up to the end of the Age of Reptiles. Genus Elasmosaurus thrived in the shallow seas that covered the central United States during the Late Cretaceous period.
  • The Dossier says that the Megalodon is the only predator of the Plesiosaur, though the latter is mostly stronger.
  • the Dossier states that "Have yet to explore ... The underwater caves" directly after talking about predators of the Plesiosaur. This could have been referencing the Mosasaurus and the Tusoteuthis.
  • For players who actually read the dossier rather than just the text on mobile, they can notice that the text says that a Mosasaurus can kill a Plesiosaur, when in fact the dossier says that a Spinosaurus that found its way into the deep killed a Plesiosaur.
  • Until v263.0 Plesios always spawned with a minimum level of 35.
  • Plesiosaur dossier's temperament was "Docile" before changed into "Aggressive"
  • Plesiosaur do not produce Feces.
  • Real reptiles, including all aquatic ones, can breathe air but Ark's Plesiosaur does not need Oxygen.
  • Real Elasmosaurus were only half the size portrayed in the game, reaching nearly thirty feet in length which is still reasonably large.
  • The power and strength of Elasmosaurus are heavily exaggerated in the game, as in reality their slender form and anatomy would not have allowed them to put up a fight. They preyed on fish and fell prey to sharks and marine reptiles in their ecosystem.

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