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Thylacoleo
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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
Thylacoleo
Group
Species
Thylacoleo furtimorsus
Time Period
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 255.0
February 26, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 751.0
March 17, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 505.0
March 17, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Thylacoleo_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Thylacoleo/Thylacoleo_Character_BP.Thylacoleo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35s
Adolescent Time
1d 0h 21m 59s
Total Maturation Time
2d 0h 43m 57s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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

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 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

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 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
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 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

The Thylacoleo (thy-lah-ko-lee-oh) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo lives in the Redwoods on The Island and on The Center. In Scorched Earth the Thylacoleo will spawn at the edges of the desert and on low lying cliffs.

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.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Thylacoleo furtimorsus is a large, powerful marsupial that can often be found hunting around trees among the Island's redwoods. Its long claws and semi-opposable digits make it an apt climber, a quality that Thylacoleo uses to its advantage while hunting. It clambers up large trees and waits to ambush passing prey by pouncing upon them. When something that large jumps onto a target, the victim becomes stunned and doesn't stand much of a chance.

Thylacoleo's most notable fighting quality is its powerful jaws. Once it bites its prey, it locks its jaw in an iron grip that can hold most smaller creatures in place. Thylacoleo then goes on to savage its prey with its sharp claws. If it needs to escape from a fight, Thylacoleo uses its muscular hind legs to jump back to safety among the trees.

Domesticated

Thylacoleo is a moderately strong mount, and its ability to climb trees and jump long distances makes it useful for traversal. As such, developing tribes often tame it. Small raiding parties particularly favor Thylacoleo, as it is well suited to ambushes and unfair fights!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Thylacoleo often hides high in the redwood trees, faced down towards its prey. Upon entering aggro range, the Thylacoleo will leap from above, pinning any prey beneath its weight, even knocking players off of any mount.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Also known as the "marsupial lion", Thylacoleo is a powerful pouched predator native to the island's towering redwood forests, pursuing a semi-arboreal lifestyle as it chambers and leaps between the trees. A strong bite - the strongest of any land mammal - and bolt cutter-like teeth make this creature a formidable ambush predator, leaping from above to crush the necks of its prey.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Thylacoleo PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
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.

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Region 4:
Stripes
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Region 5:
Stomach


Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot


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 700 +140 +3.78% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 200 +20 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 400 +8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 402 +2 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5% 30%
Torpor.png Torpor 700 +42 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 230 1150 1150  ?
Swimming 600 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 350 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 40
Release Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Maul Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0


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]

Thylacoleo
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]

Thylacoleo seems to be aggressive only while on the trees. If on the ground it will pursue the player only when really close. Its aggro range seems to be similar to the therizino's.

General[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo spawns on the sides of trees ready to pounce on any unlucky creature should it come into this predator's pouncing range. Should a player be flying near it, the Thylacoleo will leap off the tree pulling you from your mount to the ground and holding onto you till death. If it's on the ground, it can be easily avoided. If the confrontation is inevitable, bait it out the tree and then kill it. It has the base health of a Spinosaurus and the damage of a Carno, so melee fights are best avoided unless the Thyla is low level.

Thylacoleos will pounce on wild creatures and will likely be found on the ground if this happens. They do not appear to ever climb trees in the wild, only spawn on them, so once dismounted they remain terrestrial. Thylacoleo will maliciously attack any player so be wary in the redwood forests

Thylacoleos have distinct aggression types depending on whether or not they are within trees. While within a tree, they are capable of targeting the rider regardless of their mount. The pounce treats the rider and mount separately, and effects against one will not directly affect the other:

  • Similar to the Kaprosuchus, it is possible for the Thylacoleo to dismount the rider and pin them to the ground.
  • Similar to the Megalosaurus, it is also possible for the Thylacoleo to pin the mount itself - taking the survivor for a ride, but not preventing them from dismounting.

Pinned creatures are stunned and cannot retaliate, but pinned players are not. Creatures too large to be pinned will not be affected by the attack and, if the attack hits the creature, no ill effects are passed to the player (unlike the purlovia, which dismounts the player in all cases but only stuns the player if the player specifically is hit).

It is a saving grace that Wild Thylacoleos are not particularly good at predicting movement, and thus fast targets are relatively safe.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo is strong and tough to confront. Shoot with tranquilizer darts from a high up rock.

While flying, the Thylacoleo is very easy to spot if you are looking for it and is best avoided.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

It's best to use ranged weapons or combat mounts, as it has both high damage and health.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Don't let it pin you into a corner as the high damage output can quickly destroy your armor and kill you.

If the Thylacoleo latches onto a player from a tree, the player is rendered completely immobile and it is certain death without assistance. (Note: Players have successfully survived being pulled off of their flying mounts from trees by using a parachute and a shotgun. )

Weakness[edit | edit source]

You can use a quetzal to grab a Thylacoleo right off the tree and render it harmless.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Thylacoleo.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 3 23 6 3 0:09:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 25 345 83 42 0:46:50
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 47 697 166 83 1:28:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 473 113 57 1:01:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 58 409 98 49 0:54:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 58 872 208 104 1:48:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 116 1797 428 214 3:37:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 161 1266 302 151 2:35:05
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 289 1099 262 131 2:15:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 289 2252 537 269 4:30:57
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 578 4556 1085 543 9:01:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 70; Slingshot Hits × 29; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 1.85 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:06:18
Thylacoleo.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 6 84 22 11 0:18:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 43 774 201 101 1:20:33
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 81 1561 404 202 2:31:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 58 1084 281 141 1:48:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 102 940 244 122 1:35:38
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 102 1995 517 259 3:11:15
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 203 4084 1058 529 6:20:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 282 2881 746 373 4:31:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 507 2507 649 325 3:57:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 507 5128 1328 664 7:55:19
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1013 10360 2682 1341 15:49:42
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 192; Slingshot Hits × 79; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 3.08 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:24
Thylacoleo.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 8 133 37 19 0:24:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 62 1268 344 172 1:56:08
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 117 2540 689 345 3:39:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 84 1776 482 241 2:37:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 147 1536 416 208 2:17:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 147 3233 876 438 4:35:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 293 6606 1790 895 9:09:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 407 4667 1265 633 6:32:02
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 732 4065 1102 551 5:43:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 732 8292 2247 1124 11:26:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1463 16734 4534 2267 22:51:34
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 318; Slingshot Hits × 130; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 36; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 4.01 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:12
Thylacoleo.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 10 195 55 28 0:29:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 81 1802 505 253 2:31:43
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 153 3586 1004 502 4:46:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 110 2519 705 353 3:26:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 192 2175 609 305 3:00:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 192 4551 1274 637 6:00:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 383 9277 2596 1298 11:58:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 532 6563 1837 919 8:32:27
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 957 5720 1601 801 7:28:36
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 957 11641 3258 1629 14:57:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1913 23470 6568 3284 29:53:27
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 444; Slingshot Hits × 182; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 4.86 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:15:14
Thylacoleo.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 12 266 77 39 0:35:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 100 2362 678 339 3:07:18
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 189 4677 1342 671 5:54:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 135 3270 938 469 4:12:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 237 2846 817 409 3:42:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 237 5924 1700 850 7:24:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 473 12055 3458 1729 14:46:53
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 657 8535 2449 1225 10:32:51
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1182 7444 2136 1068 9:14:04
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1182 15120 4338 2169 18:28:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2363 30460 8738 4369 36:55:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 570; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpor-depletion: 5.64 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:16:50
Thylacoleo.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 15 386 113 57 0:44:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 120 2970 869 435 3:44:46
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 225 5802 1698 849 7:01:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 161 4073 1192 596 5:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 282 3539 1036 518 4:24:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 282 7338 2148 1074 8:48:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 563 14910 4364 2182 17:35:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 782 10565 3092 1546 12:33:15
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1407 9218 2698 1349 10:59:32
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1407 18696 5472 2736 21:59:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2813 37640 11015 5508 43:57:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 696; Slingshot Hits × 284; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 45; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 32; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16
Torpor-depletion: 6.39 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:18:10

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]

Do not approach a Thylacoleo that is perched in a tree. Take advantage of their stationary position to get a free shot with a tranquilizer arrow or dart. Once on the ground, they are still rather fast and have relatively high torpor for their size. Ideally, use a Griffin, which allows you to use weapons while mounted and flying. Using a move-and-fire strategy, attack the Thylacoleo with ranged tranquilizing weapons from the air. Be careful not to drift under the Thylacoleo if shooting it while it is up a tree, and be aware of the possibility that more Thylacoleos may be lurking in nearby trees once you knock it to the ground.

As with other medium-sized creatures, using a Quetzal or Wyvern to carry it, or using a fast mount to kite it, into a pen made out of materials it can't damage and then firing tranquilizers at it from windows or a high platform is also viable. If a Griffin is not available, this is the second-best option.

Note that their torpor depletion rate is very high, about half that of a Quetzal. As such, it is important to keep them under the effects of the increase over time effect of ranged torpor weapons as you will quickly lose progress if you are unable to keep up the fire. This also gives arrows an advantage over darts as a single player will have to fire the rifle as fast as possible to prevent the torpor from depleting.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Travel: Thylacoleo has a decent speed and stamina and can climb vertical surfaces, both natural and player made. Care needs to be taken at the top of these climbs as the Thylacoleo tends to have a small jump as it reaches the top of a climb which could lead to a large fall off the far side. Thylacoleo also has a decent jump (not, however, in the same league as the Beelzebufo or Procoptodon) and is a solid, if not spectacular swimmer. This, combined with very good combat attributes to keep the rider safe, makes it one of the best mounts for ground-level travel. Level speed, stamina and health (taking fall damage at some point is likely if attempting to climb frequently; leveling speed will reduce it, and leveling health will help survive it.)

War Mount: Its natural high health and good damage makes the Thylacoleo one of the (if not the) best medium-sized war mounts. Its climbing skill can be useful during raids to avoid outer walls and the pounce can make short work of smaller animals used as defense.

Base Defense: Thylacoleo can be "parked" on base walls, where raiders won't usually expect a large predator. This makes it a very useful ambush animal.

*Note, Thylacoleo will slowly lose stamina while clinging to the wall. When it doesn't have stamina, it will fall and take fall damage.

All-Around Mount: good combat capabilities, ability to jump, good speed, very low stamina drain, vertical climbing and very high swimming speed make the Thyla a very useful mount for survivors who needs a "jack of all trades" mount.

Climbing and Pouncing[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo can climb vertical surfaces such as wall or Redwood trees by jumping at the surface and keeping the jump key held in the air. It will climb straight up the surface until it either encounters an obstacle, such as an overhang, successfully reaches the top and jumps over it, or the jump key is released. If the jump key is released while it is climbing, it will cling to the wall.

While clinging to the wall, the player can not use mounted weaponry. The Thylacoleo can cling to the wall indefinitely, and will stay attached even if the player dismounts (although it can be brought back down with a whistle command). While mounted and attached to the wall, if the player rotates the camera down, the Thylacoleo will flip over and a targeting reticle will appear, indicating that the Thylacoleo is ready to pounce with the attack key (default Left Mousebutton). If the pounce hits a valid target (listed below), it will immobilize them and the Thylacoleo will chew on them until the target dies or the player releases it with the secondary attack key (default Right Mousebutton. The pounced target is unable to fight back, although the pounce itself may incur some fall damage.

The following creatures are capable of being pounced:

This list may be incomplete

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Hide.png Hide ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The Thylacoleo was first revealed on September 30, 2015 [2]
  • Dossier revealed on December 14, 2015 [3]
  • Thylacoleo has ability to roar (press C).
  • Despite looking like a lion or a very large rodent, Thylacoleo is a marsupial and more closely related to Australian kangaroos and koalas.
  • Thylacoleo means "Pouch Lion" in Latin, referring to its nickname as the marsupial (pouch-bearing) lion.
  • Relative to its body weight, Thylacoleo may have had one of the strongest biting forces of any land mammal to ever live.
  • Thylacoleo has the ability to climb trees with some maneuverability, a unique new feature to ARK.
  • Thylacoleos are often called "murder cats" or things best left unsaid due to their extreme lethality.
  • The Thylacoleo can climb just about anything. Whilst in the climb position you are able to turn the camera around and gain a target reticle. With this you can pounce on an enemy and pin it much like the wild ones do. Leaving your Thylacoleo on a wall and on aggressive will make it pounce anything that comes by thus executing its maul attack.
    • This feature is used well in their home in the redwood forests, but can also be used on mountains, buildings, and steep ledges.
  • Ingame and according to the dossier, Thylacoleo is large enough to ride. This is inaccurate, as real Thylacoleos were only slightly larger than a golden retriever. The size depicted in the dossier is closer to proborhyaena gigantea, a distant ancestral cousin to Thylacoleo. Thylacoleo, however, was much more agile, and sports a bite force that was, pound for pound, one of the strongest in the animal kingdom, so it's likely not a mistake on the developer's part.
  • The implementation of Thylacoleo as a fearsome giant marsupial that pounces on prey from the treetops may be inspired by the Australian stories of drop bears, a made-up marsupial designed to scare tourists.
    • In fact, many news publications and some scientists have compared these extinct creatures to the Mythical 'drop bears'.[4][5][6]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]