ARK Admin Dino Summoning

ARK Admin Dino Summoning

You can spawn all creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved, by using the following console command (press TAB in-game to bring up the console):

cheat summon <creatureBlueprint>

If you are in singleplayer modus, it is not necessary to add ‘cheat’ before the summon command. Furthermore, the blueprint names you can input are listed in the table below. For spawning an Ankylosaurus for instance, you would use the following command:

cheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_C

This will summon an Ankylosaurus at a random level and with random colors. If you want to have a creature of specific level, you can take a look at this post on advanced summoning. There another command is used which gives you the possibility to state the level of the dino you want to summon.

Please note that this list also included some upcoming creatures, since the ARK Devkit already contains those blueprints. These creatures are colored red in the table and cannot be spawned in-game yet.

A little tip that might come in handy when summoning creatures: it is possible to force-tame them by looking in the creature’s direction and using the following command:


Android & iOS App

Don’t forget that you can also use the Survive ARK Companion app for the summon commands. This is especially useful for Xbox One players as you can copy the full command (adjusted to your needs) over from the companion app! No more issues with typing them over or combining them yourself; only a single click necessary to copy it to your clipboard! Download it here from Google Play or get it on the App Store here!

ARK: Scorched Earth Commands

For ARK: Scorched Earth commands, see this page.

Normal creatures

Name Creature Blueprint
Angler Angler_Character_BP_C
Ankylo Ankylo_Character_BP_C
Ant Ant_Character_BP_C
Ant (flying) FlyingAnt_Character_BP_C
Araneo SpiderS_Character_BP_C
Argentavis Argent_Character_BP_C
Arthropluera Arthro_Character_BP_C
Castoroides (Giant Beaver) Beaver_Character_BP_C
Beelzebufo Toad_Character_BP_C
Brontosaurus Sauropod_Character_BP_C
Carno Carno_Character_BP_C
Coel(Fish) Coel_Character_BP_C
Dilo Dilo_Character_BP_C
Dimetrodon Dimetro_Character_BP_C
Direbear Direbear_Character_BP_C
Dimorphodon Dimorph_Character_BP_C
Diplodocus Diplodocus_Character_BP_C
Direwolf Direwolf_Character_BP_C
Dodo Dodo_Character_BP_C
Doedicurus Doed_Character_BP_C
Dragonfly Dragonfly_Character_BP_C
Dung Beetle DungBeetle_Character_BP_C
Dunkleosteus Dunkle_Character_BP_C
Eurypterid Euryp_Character_BP_C
Gallimimus summon Galli_Character_BP_C
Giganotosaurus Gigant_Character_BP_C
Gigantopithecus BigFoot_Character_BP_C
Ichthyosaur Dolphin_Character_BP_C
Kairuku Kairuku_Character_BP_C
Leech Leech_Character_BP
Leech (With disease) Leech_Character_Diseased_BP
Lystrosaurus Lystro_Character_BP_C
Mammoth Mammoth_Character_BP_C
Manta Manta_Character_BP_C
Megaloceros Stag_Character_BP_C
Meganeura Dragonfly_Character_BP_C
Megalodon Megalodon_Character_BP_C
Mesopithecus Monkey_Character_BP_C
Mosasaurus Mosa_Character_BP_C
Onyc Bat_Character_BP_C
Oviraptor OviRaptor_Character_BP_C
Pachycephalosaurus Pachy_Character_BP_C
Paraceratherium Paracer_Character_BP_C
Parasaur Para_Character_BP_C
Phiomia Phiomia_Character_BP_C
Piranha Piranha_Character_BP_C
Plesiosaur Plesiosaur_Character_BP_C
Procoptodon Procoptodon_Character_BP_C
Pteranodon Ptero_Character_BP_C
Quetzalcoatlus Quetz_Character_BP_C
Raptor Raptor_Character_BP_C
Sabertooth Saber_Character_BP_C
Sabertooth Salmon Salmon_Character_BP_C
Sarco Sarco_Character_BP_C
Scorpion Scorpion_Character_BP_C
Spinosaurus Spino_Character_BP_C
Stegosaurus Stego_Character_BP_C
Rex Rex_Character_BP_C
Terror Bird TerrorBird_Character_BP_C
Therizinosaurus Therizinosaurus_Character_BP_C
Titanoboa BoaFrill_Character_BP_C
Titanosaur Titanosaur_Character_BP_C
Trike Trike_Character_BP_C
Trilobite Trilobite_Character_C
Turtle Turtle_Character_BP_C
Woolly Rhino Rhino_Character_BP_C
Yeti Yeti_Character_BP_C

Alpha Creatures

Next to the normal creatures, we also have a couple of alpha version. These can be summoned by using their own blueprints, which are as follows:

Name Creature Blueprint
Alpha Carno MegaCarno_Character_BP_C
Alpha Raptor MegaRaptor_Character_BP_C
Alpha Rex MegaRex_Character_BP_C


ARK: Survival Evolved also has a couple of boss creatures. The giant ape (Megapithecus) is only available in the Survival of the Fittest version of the game. A little note on the dragon spawn: it will disappear after 20-40 minutes, since that’s how it is implemented in the game type the dragon is found in. It is therefore not possible to summon the dragon and keep it forever. The DodoRex can only be spawned when events are active. Outside of events the command will not work.

Name Creature Blueprint
Broodmother Lyrix SpiderL_Character_BP_C
Dragon Dragon_Character_BP_C
Megapithecus Gorilla_Character_BP_C
DodoRex DodoRex_Character_BP_C


For the Fear Evolved event, there were some special summon commands available

Name Creature Blueprint
DodoRex DodoRex_Character_BP_C
Skeletal Bronto Bone_Sauropod_Character_BP_C
Skeletal Stego Bone_Stego_Character_BP_C
Skeletal Trike Bone_Trike_Character_BP_C
Zombie Dodo ZombieDodo_Character_BP


  1. The Dino summoning didn’t work for me

    1. Did you type summon and then the command

      1. It didn’t work for me at first but then I restarted the game and it work fine

    2. u gotta type “cheat summon” before the code

      1. Its example summon saber_character_bp_c

    3. If you want it to work do this Cheat summon [Dino ID]_bp_c

  2. The only problem is the long ones I wish they were all id ones

  3. Can i tame the bosses and keep them forever or do they disappear after a short time

    1. Author

      All creatures that are not naturally tameable in the game (so only through a force tame command) will despawn when the server goes down.

  4. all work for me but the DodoRex does not work same with the dragon it does not stay in the world for 20 min i does not spawn in

  5. i cant spawn Megapithecus and Dragon

      1. there has been an update to ark on the Xbox one. the update includes that the megapithecous and the dragon boss were added. is there an explaination to why these two commands don’t work? I also tried to summon the brood mother and that didn’t work either.

        1. Author

          The commands should work in the latest patch. Please check that you’ve correctly copied the command and try restarting your xbox (as that solves most of the weird issues)

          1. All of the Dino’s? Like alpha, bosses and the drag also Halloween Dino’s??

          2. Author

            Except for the Halloween dinos and the DodoRex, all should work. The halloween ones were only available during the Fear evolved event, so those can also not be spawned on PC currently (but might make another pass in a new event).

  6. Can’t seem to summon the Dimetrodon, tired restarting game and still doesn’t work. Anyone else having this problem?

    1. Author

      No, you spawn them in wild so be careful with carnivours as they will attack you

  7. can you force tame a titanoboa for eggs?

    1. Author

      You can force tame it, but it will most likely despawn when you close the server / single player world.

  8. that is not true when you force tame it stays forever no matter the creature

    1. Author

      Try taming an alpha raptor with force tame; it will despawn after you leave the game / shutdown the server. Only creatures that are tameable in the game will stay when using force tame, all others will simply disappear.

  9. Can someone help me spawn an Argent

    1. If you’re in singleplayer, use the following command…

      SpawnDino “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Argentavis/Argent_Character_BP.Argent_Character_BP'” 400 1 1 120

      You can replace 120 with whatever level you want, I have a bunch of level 1,500s roaming lol.


  11. It’s no working for me I’m typing “cheatsummon”Ankylo_Charater_BP_C

  12. When will the manta and dire bear be on xbox? And when can we spawn them in?

    1. Author

      As soon as they are released in an xbox patch, so probably in a couple of weeks

          1. But when I type it in and I have reset my Xbox and done all that but it still does not work

    1. It will be on May 17 along with DireBear SadertoothSalmon Lytrosours and the Arthro Centipede thingy.

  13. How do you spawn in the gorilla the big one

  14. Why can I spawn a dodo Rex on Xbox one or is it a mod

    1. Author

      It is only available during events (also on PC). Since there are currently no active events on xbox, it cannot be spawned in.

  15. My Dino’s keep disappearing wen I spawn then in after A while

  16. Guys just look on the ark forums and u will have all ur questions answered….

  17. how do you access the cheat menu on xbox one my friend tought me how but what space do you wright in ?

  18. Is there a way to summon your tamed animals

  19. Do spawned creatures through commands despawn if not tamed in single player mode?

  20. Hey im having trouble spawnig in the dinos i know how to its just the fact the game im in the center world and spme areas where its safe to do ao it dosnt work plz fix that.oh and can you work on the dragn plz?

  21. The dragon and gorilla work on xbox

  22. Can you get a Titanosour on Xbox

    1. Author

      Are you on pc or xbox one? Currently the titanosaur is not yet available on xbox

  23. Titanosaur was just add on the Computer version. It’s not on the Xbox, yet.

  24. Why do some summon commands have C at the end? What does it mean?

    1. Author

      Most likely it’s an abbreviation of “Class”, but not all the summon commands contain it (leeches don’t have it for example).

  25. the leech and eurypt dont spawn on xbox for me

  26. When will the Dodorex and Titanasaur be added to Xbox¿

  27. I restarted the Xbox to get the update but it doesn’t work (for the titanasour).

  28. When is the titanisoura being on the spawn list?

  29. Can u spawn in a titanosaur on xbox one or no

  30. When is the Alosoras being added?

  31. I can not summon any creatures on Xbox one at all

  32. How do adjust the level of the Dino before you spawn it in … I know you can do it .. But no one even brushes over that option or how to write it in code . Please respond 😜

    1. Author

      There is a whole page about spawning a specific level dino on this website. There’s a link at the top of the page, explaining about ‘advanced dino summoning’ that you can click on

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