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ARK's base taming speed on PC, PS4, and Xbox is now doubled, meaning 1× is as fast as what 2× was previously. Dododex has been updated to reflect this. Use the "presets" dropdown for common multipliers.
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Taming Speed ?
Food Drain
Multiplier
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FOOD QTY TIME NARCS.EFFECT.
Superior Kibble
Superior Kibble
1600:48:02
Bio Toxin 0
Narcotics 0
Narcoberries 0
98.8%
+74 Lvl (224)
Megalania Kibble
Megalania Kibble Nintendo Switch
1600:33:48
Bio Toxin 0
Narcotics 0
Narcoberries 0
98.8%
+74 Lvl (224)
Giant Bee Honey
Giant Bee Honey
2100:59:09
Bio Toxin 9
Narcotics 17
Narcoberries 65
97.9%
+73 Lvl (223)
Raw Mutton
Raw Mutton
3300:58:06
Bio Toxin 7
Narcotics 14
Narcoberries 53
94.8%
+71 Lvl (221)
Raw Prime Meat
Raw Prime Meat
4101:12:11
Bio Toxin 28
Narcotics 55
Narcoberries 209
92.1%
+69 Lvl (219)
Cooked Lamb Chop
Cooked Lamb Chop
6101:47:16
Bio Toxin 78
Narcotics 155
Narcoberries 598
84.1%
+63 Lvl (213)
Cooked Prime Meat
Cooked Prime Meat
8202:24:21
Bio Toxin 131
Narcotics 262
Narcoberries 1,009
74.5%
+55 Lvl (205)
Raw Prime Fish Meat
Raw Prime Fish Meat
10301:30:40
Bio Toxin 54
Narcotics 108
Narcoberries 414
65%
+48 Lvl (198)
Raw Meat
Raw Meat
12303:36:32
Bio Toxin 235
Narcotics 469
Narcoberries 1,809
56.4%
+42 Lvl (192)
Mejoberry
Mejoberry
20503:36:32
Bio Toxin 235
Narcotics 469
Narcoberries 1,809
31.8%
+23 Lvl (173)
Cooked Meat
Cooked Meat
24503:35:39
Bio Toxin 234
Narcotics 467
Narcoberries 1,799
24.5%
+18 Lvl (168)
Berries
Berries
30703:36:11
Bio Toxin 234
Narcotics 468
Narcoberries 1,805
17.2%
+12 Lvl (162)
Raw Fish Meat
Raw Fish Meat
30704:30:13
Bio Toxin 312
Narcotics 624
Narcoberries 2,403
17.2%
+12 Lvl (162)
Cooked Prime Fish Meat
Cooked Prime Fish Meat
20503:05:24
Bio Toxin 190
Narcotics 380
Narcoberries 1,464
31.8%
+23 Lvl (173)
Cooked Fish Meat
Cooked Fish Meat
61304:29:47
Bio Toxin 311
Narcotics 622
Narcoberries 2,399
4.9%
+3 Lvl (153)
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Tranquilizer Dart
%
Tranquilizer Dart
45
Shocking Tranquilizer Dart
%
Shocking Tranquilizer Dart
23
Bow
%
Bow
111
Compound Bow
%
Compound Bow
199
98.9%
CHANCE
OF DEATH
Crossbow
%
Crossbow
64
0.3%
Harpoon Launcher
%
Harpoon Launcher
34
Fists
%
Fists
710
99.6%
Slingshot
%
Slingshot
418
99.8%
Wooden Club
%
Wooden Club
497
0.7%
Boomerang (Melee)
%
Boomerang (Melee)
237
100%
Boomerang
%
Boomerang
141
70.5%
Electric Prod
%
Electric Prod
38
Tripwire Narcotic Trap
%
Tripwire Narcotic Trap
42
S+ Tranq Turret
%
S+ Tranq Turret
40
Equus (Buck Kick)
%
Equus (Buck Kick)
259
5%
Beelzebufo (Sweep)
%
Beelzebufo (Sweep)
166
18.9%
Beelzebufo (Stab)
%
Beelzebufo (Stab)
277
18.9%
Basilisk
%
Basilisk
61
18.9%
Pulmonoscorpius
%
Pulmonoscorpius
221
18.9%
Pachy (Charge)
%
Pachy (Charge)
168
5%
Pachy (Primary Attack)
%
Pachy (Primary Attack)
994
100%
Thorny Dragon (Tail Needles)
%
Thorny Dragon (Tail Needles)
2485
0.7%
Tusoteuthis (In Seconds)
%
Tusoteuthis (In Seconds)
994
Bow (Toxicant Arrow)
%
Bow (Toxicant Arrow)
56
Compound Bow (Toxicant Arrow)
%
Compound Bow (Toxicant Arrow)
41
Crossbow (Toxicant Arrow)
%
Crossbow (Toxicant Arrow)
56
Longbow
%
Longbow
133
53.1%
Recurve Bow
%
Recurve Bow
56
0.3%

The Megatherium does not have multipliers for headshots or any other areas.

Stats

BASE STATS

StatBase
(Lvl 1)
Increase Per Lvl
(Wild)
Increase Per Lvl
(Tamed)
Rank*
Ark Health Icon
Health
740+148+5.4%
AVG
Ranked 38 of 133
Ark Stamina Icon
Stamina
400+40+10%
HIGH
Ranked 25
Ark Oxygen Icon
Oxygen
270+27+10%
Ark Food Icon
Food
3,000+300+10%
AVG
Ranked 29
Ark Weight Icon
Weight
725+14.5+4.5%
HIGH
Ranked 20
Ark Melee Damage Icon
Melee Damage
100%+5%+1.7%
HIGH
Ranked 26
Ark Movement Speed Icon
Movement Speed
100%+2.5%
Ark Torpor Icon
Torpor
1,000+60
HIGH
Ranked 23
* Rank of the Base Stat of the Megatherium vs. all other creatures. (Rank #1 in Health = highest Health creature.)

ABSOLUTE STATS

49
PRIMARY ATTACK
32
SECONDARY ATTACK
%
MELEE DAMAGE

RECIPES

SADDLES

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Gathering Efficiency

★︎4.7
Rated #1 for gathering
★︎4.2
Rated #3 for gathering
★︎3.9
Rated #5 for gathering
★︎3.6
★︎3.5
★︎3.4
★︎2.9
★︎2.7
★︎2.5
Ratings out of 5. Collected from 40,000+ Dododex users.

Megatherium Breeding

4d 4h 32m 36s
Total Time
(PREGNANCY to Adult)
2:56 AM
7h 57m
Pregnancy
6:21 AM
3d 20h 35m 36s
Total Maturation
9h 15m 34s
Baby
4:39 AM
1d 13h 2m 14s
Juvenile
5:41 PM
1d 22h 17m 48s
Adolescent
2:56 AM

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Carryable By

Human
Human
✖︎
✖︎

Can Damage

Thatch
Thatch
✔︎
Wood
Wood
✔︎
Adobe
Adobe
✖︎
Stone
Stone
✖︎
Metal
Metal
✖︎
Tek
Tek
✖︎

Affected By

Lasso
Lasso
✖︎
Bola
Bola
✖︎
Chain Bola
Chain Bola
✔︎
Plant Species Y Trap
Plant Species Y Trap
✖︎
Bear Trap
Bear Trap
✖︎
Large Bear Trap
Large Bear Trap
✔︎

Fits Through

Doorframe
Doorframe
✖︎
Double Door
Double Door
✖︎
Dinosaur Gateway
Dinosaur Gateway
✔︎
Behemoth Dinosaur Gateway
Behemoth Dinosaur Gateway
✔︎
Hatchframe
Hatchframe
✖︎
Giant Hatchframe
Giant Hatchframe
✔︎

Categories

What does a Megatherium eat? In ARK: Survival Evolved, the Megatherium eats Superior Kibble, Megalania Kibble, Giant Bee Honey, Raw Mutton, Raw Prime Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop, Cooked Prime Meat, Raw Prime Fish Meat, Raw Meat, Mejoberry, Cooked Meat, Berries, Raw Fish Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, and Cooked Fish Meat.

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