Rare Mushroom

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Rare Mushroom
Rare Mushroom.png
You feel lightheaded after just touching this. Ingesting it would be dangerous.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Type Plant
Food 25
Spoils in 3d
Weight 0.2
Stack Size 100
Decomposes in 2m
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 251 1 0 0
cheat GFI RareMushroom 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_RareMushroom.PrimalItemResource_RareMushroom'" 1 0 0
Used to craft 7 items
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchase Yields 20 Pieces
Purchased in Chef Station Logo Mobile.png
Cost 100 ×  Mixes Logo Mobile.png

The Rare Mushroom is a crafting ingredient in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Rare Mushrooms are required to craft Re-Fertilizer, Lesser Antidote and to cook the Shadow Steak Saute and Mindwipe Tonic dishes.

They are also the favorite food of the Procoptodon and should be used for taming it.

Eating the mushroom on its own provides 25 Food but you will get the effect Hallucinogenic Spores, causing your vision to become dark for 10 seconds. As food, Rare Mushrooms fill 5 more points of hunger than Cooked Meat and do so instantly (rather than over time), do not require cooking, stack up to 100 instead of 30 and take three days to spoil, but they weigh twice as much and tend to be harder to find.

Because it can be gathered from crystals in caves, it can be an emergency food supply if players run out food in a cave and do not have a campfire to cook meat harvested from creatures. Just wait the spore to run out before advancing.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Large amounts of Rare Mushrooms can be found by chopping mangrove trees within the swamp or from Giant Beaver Dams. They also rarely drop when mining Crystal.

In Scorched Earth, Rare Mushrooms can be found while mining Crystals and rarely when using the Whip or Morellatops / Ankylosaurus on purple flowers.

The Roll Rat on Aberration can also gather them in large quantities from the Hallucinogen mushrooms.

( Related information about the Daeodon is no longer viable since unknown patch version. )

Rare Mushroom
Creature / ToolGain per action

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Before v261 the mushrooms had no side effects and were an excellent source of food.