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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
Procoptodon vivencurrus
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 229.0
December 31, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 730.0
January 15, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Procoptodon_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Procoptodon/Procoptodon_Character_BP.Procoptodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
4 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
3h 58m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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 Very Uncommon
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

This creature is missing habitat information.
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This creature is missing habitat information.
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 Very Common
 Very Uncommon
This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 Very Common
 Very Uncommon
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

The Procoptodon 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.


The first marsupial I've encountered on the Island is the Procoptodon vivencurrus. Standing nearly three meters tall, it is among the largest jumping creatures I've heard of. It is a fairly peaceful herbivore that will immediately flee when aggressed upon.

One of Procoptodon's most unique features is its pouch. Unlike many pouched marsupials, Procoptodon's pouch is relatively dry and has little in the way of sticky or oily fluids. I assume this is good for the Joey, but I have not figured out exactly why yet.


Procoptodon's dry pouch makes it an excellent beast of burden that can carry far more than other creatures of its size. More importantly, many tribes use it as a two-seater transport by having a secondary rider nest in the pouch. Since this passenger doesn't have to worry about controlling the Procoptodon, the pouch-warrior can focus on firing his or her weapons!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Procoptodon is similar to the Parasaur as it can be found peacefully roaming the area. When attacked it will run away. Unlike the Parasaur, sometimes the Procoptodon will attack. The Procoptodon will attack if its level is greater than that of your own.

The Procoptodon is a rather rare animal on the island. If none are seen where they should be spawning, kill off as many animals as you see. As new ones spawn in, the Procoptodon will spawn with them. Make sure you know where they spawn (see map above). They enjoy to congregate around the bottom of mountains, as they will eventually hop down if they spawn at the top. You can also find them on the flat zones around swamps. They occasionally spawn on the north-east border of the island, on the beaches.

It is important to note that unlike other herbivores, Procoptodon will not consume Advanced Crops. Both adults and maturing animals will starve if left without berries.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A giant relative of modern kangaroos, Procoptodon is not a common herbivore when compared to the herds of Parasaurolophus and Phiomia that wander about the ARK. It could easily be mistaken for a normal kangaroo as well if it wasn't for the fact that it is bigger than a man. Closer looks show that it also has a much shorter face, reminiscent of a rabbit.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Procoptodon PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

Procoptodon PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back Stripes
Procoptodon PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Inner Ear, Snout, Belly and Appendages

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 400 +80 +5.4% 0.105
Stamina.png Stamina 350 +35 +10% 0.1
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 450 +9 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 202 +1 +1.7% 2.8% 11%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2%
Torpor.png Torpor 350 +21 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
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 850 1784.999878 1784.999878 15
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Procoptodon attacks the target.
0 400 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 20

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]

Procoptodon.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 18 39 9 5 0:18:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 35 62 13 7 0:23:20
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 35; Slingshot Hits × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.67 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:08:45
Procoptodon.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 42 170 38 19 0:42:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 84 256 57 29 0:56:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 1.11 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:14:26
Procoptodon.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 67 357 82 41 1:07:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 134 521 120 60 1:29:20
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
Torpor-depletion: 1.45 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:18:19
Procoptodon.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 92 584 138 69 1:32:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 184 836 198 99 2:02:40
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 222; Slingshot Hits × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 1.75 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:21:09
Procoptodon.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 117 840 203 102 1:57:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 234 1189 288 144 2:36:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 285; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 2.04 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:23:22
Procoptodon.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom 142 1120 276 138 2:22:00
Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seed 284 1573 388 194 3:09:20
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 348; Slingshot Hits × 142; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 2.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:25:12

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]

The Procoptodon only eats Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushrooms and Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seeds. Once tamed, it can also be fed with Berries.png Berries.

A Rare Mushroom is equal to 75 food points and a Plant Species X Seed is equal to 50. It eats every 100 points of hunger.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you have a Quetzal or an Argentavis then you can pick up the Procoptodon and place it into a taming pen to tame. Otherwise make sure you have a good source of stamina and speed to catch up with the Procoptodon as it flees. Immobilizing with a bola can also work.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Procoptodon.

General[edit | edit source]

While not the strongest, the Procoptodon can cause significant damage if it chooses to attack. However, they typically run away at high speeds rather than stand and fight. Make sure you can keep a fast pace if you hope to kill/tame one!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you have an Argentavis or Quetzal, it can be picked up and easily killed or tamed. Using bolas to ensnare it for 30 seconds will give you some time to KO it and be tamed. Placing the Procoptodon in a secure pen would be the best way to tame it.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

If you would like to tame them you should shoot them in the head with a Tranquillizer Dart using the Longneck Rifle.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While not inherently dangerous, the Procoptodon would rather run than fight. Chasing one on foot can result in straying too far into dangerous territory.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Unagressive usually. Is very close-ranged.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • War Mount: The Procoptodon's pouch allows another tribe member to ride along. This is extremely useful if a raid goes wrong, because you have a quick escape. Its high jumping skills allow the rider and its tribe member to easily infiltrate bases and escape without having the need to destroy any walls or gates. Especially useful against stone and metal bases. (level in stamina, speed and health)
  • Battle/Taming Mount: Between its acceptable health, high weight capacity, good speed in both forward and reverse, and ability for both riders to use weapons, the Procoptodon makes a great mount for pursuing and kiting dinos for taming. Just be sure to watch your back when hopping in reverse. (Level stamina, speed, some health and weight)
  • Transport: It has good weight for its size, and the Procoptodon can transport more than one tribe member to any new location. If you are moving other dinos as well, the player in the pouch can easily defend them, alongside with the other dino. (level in weight and stamina)
  • Resource Collector: The Procoptodon itself is useless at collecting resources (other than rare mushrooms from the trees in the water of the swamp biome) . However, with another player in the pouch collecting resources, the rider can scout the area and check for any hostile dinos and can quickly make a get away without having to mount up at all, so this is very useful on PvP servers. (level in stamina speed and weight)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on October 5, 2015.[2]
  • The first marsupial in the game. It was released before the Thylacoleo.
  • Although the dossier states that the Procoptodon is aggressive when provoked, it instead flees much like a Parasaur. Keep that in mind when trying to tame this marsupial.
  • The passenger in the pouch has limited view, like when a player sits on a chair, which must be accounted for when raiding bases or attacking creatures.
  • The player in the pouch gains +169 hyperthermal and hypothermal insulation, very useful especially during the ARK: Winter Wonderland event.
  • Since boarding the pouch does not require a saddle a player can set the Procoptodon to follow another creature/tribe member and ride in the pouch as a mount.
  • Procoptodon vivencurrus translates best to: "Forward hill-toothed living chariot" this is reference to its large frontal teeth and its usage to ferry survivors into battle.
  • In game the Procoptodon can jump backwards, however kangaroos can't do this in real life due to their hips.
  • The Procoptodon was a genus of giant short-faced kangaroo living in Australia during the Pleistocene epoch. P. goliah was the largest known kangaroo which grew to nearly 3 meters tall and up to 232 kilograms (511 pounds), which is heavier than 3 adult human males.
  • The real-life Procoptodons were in fact so heavy they could not hop, but rather walked like hominids.
  • In reality, only female kangaroos have a pouch.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]