Ark: Survival Evolved Taming Guide – Taming Food, How to Tame All Dinosaurs

By   /   Jun 8, 2015

You can tame any creature including dinosaurs at any level of the game. However, do note that you’ll need around 50 Narcoberries (just to be on the safe side) and some edible berries.

For more help on Ark: Survival Evolved, read our Caves Locations Guide, How to Set Up Dedicated Servers and Tweaks Guide.

Ark: Survival Evolved Taming Tips

To begin, first, you’ll have to knock out the creature followed by adding some berries into its inventory (red ones are the most effective) and keep an eye on its Unconscious Meter.

As soon as the Unconscious Meter begins to lower, add some Narcoberries after the one increases the Unconscious Meter by around 8%. During this time, continue to protect the creature and wait until the Unconscious Meter has filled up entirely before naming your creature.

Pro Tip: Always start with smaller creatures before tackling the larger ones.

Taming Dinosaurs and Creatures

You can find Berries by running around the bushes. As for Narcotics, you need to make them by using Pestle and Mortar as well as Engram for Narcotics. As for knocking out the creatures, you can either use your Fists or Slingshot to do that! You can also use Torpid Arrows and Hatchet, but these are for high level enemies. Following is a general overview on how to tame different creatures:

Herbivores: The choice of food for all Herbivores is Berries. In order to increase Taming Process’ effectiveness, you need to increase their hunger.
Carnivores: The choice of food for all Carnivores is Raw Meat. Once again, the effectiveness of Taming Process increases with their hunger. Also remember not to use Berries!

Argentavis – Vulture
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

Bat
How to Tame: There is no information available as of this instant!

Carbonemys – Turtle
How to Tame: You need to use Yellow Berries to tame this creature which usually takes around 1.5 hours.

Sarco – Crocodile
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature which usually takes around 2-3 hours.

Stegosaurus
How to Tame: You can tame Stegosaurus in around 2.0 hours. Their favorite food includes Red Berries and Blue Berries. It means you can greatly enhance the taming process using both earlier mentioned berries.

Dodo
How to Tame: You need to use Yellow Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 5 minutes.

Mammoth
How to Tame: You need to use Purple Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 2.5 – 3.0 hours.

Megalodon – Shark
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

Phiomia – Proto-Elephant
How to Tame: You need to use Purple Berries to tame this creature.

Piranha
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

Pteranodon
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature which usually takes about 1 hour.

Sabertooth
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

Pumonoscorpius – Scorpion
How to Tame: You need to use Spoiled Meat to tame this creature.

Spider
How to Tame: There is not much information available as of this instant!

Carnotaurus – Horned Rex
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature which usually takes about 1.5 – 2.0 hours.

Tyranosaurus
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature which usually takes about 2.0 – 4.0 hours.

Raptor
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat. 30-45 minutes.

Brontosaurus
How to Tame: You need to use Blue Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 3.0 – 4.0 hours.

Ankylosaurus
How to Tame: You need to use Purple Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 2.0 hours.

Dilophosaur
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature which usually takes about 5 – 10 minutes.

Parasaur – Elvis
How to Tame: You need to use Blue or Purple Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 20 – 30 minutes.

Spinosaur
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

Triceratops
How to Tame: You need to use Red or Purple Berries to tame this creature which usually takes about 1.0 – 2.0 hours.

Titanoboa – Snake
How to Tame: You need to use Raw Meat to tame this creature.

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