Always know how much resources you need by calculating them with the ARK: Survival Evolved taming calculator. You can click on the different types of food to have them filled up to their maximum amount. If you want to use multiple types of food, it is possible to select your primary type (e.g. Kibble) and then fill in quantities of other foods you will use / have used. The calculator will then automatically decrease the amount of primary food needed.
Last updated on: May 30th – v258, Changes:
- v258: Yutyrannus, Megatherium, Megalania added (based on tests). The Hesperornis and Hyaenodon are passive tames and will follow soon!!
- Precious: Giant Bee, Daeodon, Kentrosaurus and Liopleurodon added!
Usage and Update log
The ARK taming calculator is updated to include even the most recently released dinos. This means that the Paraceratherium (patch v215.0) and even the three newest dinos such as Megaloceros, Beelzebufo and Direwolf (patch v216.0) are present in the list for you to be tamed!The taming calculator has been updated with the devkit data up to patch v220.1. This means that both the Quetzalcoatlus (patch v218.0) and the Mosasaurus (patch v219) are now calculated with the original devkit values.
The Bat and Araneo (Spider) have been added to the taming calculator. These two creatures are tameable since the latest patch (v221) and both are of the ‘soft-tame’ kind. A helpful tip: use bug repellant and a little house to keep the creatures in. The bug repellant will make sure that they don’t aggro on you unless you touch them (like taming the Giganto) and the house is incredibly useful for the bat, as it otherwise will fly around like crazy. Both tames are based on tests, so it can happen that your results differ a bit. In case you come across big differences, please let us know so we can update the calculator with your input.
The Giganotosaurus has also been added to the taming calculator (based on the devkit data and no longer on tests). It is now fully updated up to patch v222! Besides the new dino, the calculations for non-violent tames have also been adjusted to be more precise with the user reports I got. So thanks everyone for their input.
Also the Oviraptor has now been added. It should contain all eggs at this point, which should give you a good indication of the taming requirements.
The Procoptodon has been added today. You will need special types of food, as it doesn’t eat berries but Rare Mushrooms and Plant Species X Seeds instead! Special thanks to reddit users /u/tomfoolery_72 and /u/Renox15.
January 16: Dung beetle and Dimetrodon added (patch v232). All the data is now based on dev kit data and should be 100% correct.
January 29: Gallimimus has been added (patch v233). The data is based on testing, so it might be a little off in some cases. The data is now based on values from the latest dev kit. Also the electric prod has been added to the knockout methods.
February 3 – Design overhaul: optimized for mobile devices (so away with the ugly tables) and also better ordered for desktop users. With the design overhaul, timers (narco and starve) where introduced, narcoberry calculations, saddle ingredients and better kibble representations
February 8 – Terror Bird added (based on dev kit values) + some minor changes / bugfixes
February 24 – Castoroides (Giant Beaver) added (based on tests, v236)
February 25 – Added kibble that the creature creates himself (produced kibble) and added castoroides saddle
February 26 – Visual update for the starve timer. Should now be much clearer in usage.
February 28 – Castoroides (Giant Beaver) values updated with devkit data (v236.2).
April 2 – The taming calculator now includes the Dunkleosteus and Woolly Rhino (based on test data)., Woolly Rhino tame times down with 40% (patch v238.2), Dunkleosteus torpor adjustment (patch v238.2)
September 27 – Archaeopteryx, Tapejara and all scorched earth creatures updated with devkit data (patch v247)
October 22 – Chalicotherium, Diplocaulus and Kaprosuchus added, based on devkit data (patch v248)
November 24 – Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops and Pachyrhinosaurus added! (based on tests), Up to date with patch v252
In case you come across any errors or would like to see more information about a dino, please let us know by leaving a comment on this post.
February – Baryonyx, Basilosaurus, Ovis and Purlovia added
March 26 – Thylacoleo, Microraptor and Electrophorus added