Do not fight them in the water! I tamed a pachyrhino and was on a level 250 wolf going across the river when it attacked and killed me and the pachyrhino. Its stun attack makes it impossible to fight back. I had to respawn and get my rex down there to save the wolf. If u and your tame are submerged u will be stunned and die so cross rivers on bigger dinos or just do it quickly.
When I was a noobie in Ark I saw this guy. Like the therizinosaur incident with me thinking this guy is passive I walked up to him while he was busy dealing three raptors. He slew the raptors easily then he drew his attention to me. I was like “Hello there” and he was like “Omae wa, mou shindeiru.” He stunned and easily killed me. Lesson learned. Don’t ever, ever go near creatures dealing with other hostiles. You might save your character by doing this.
NEVER and I mean NEVER FIGHT IN WATER. They will stun and all you can do is wait as you see this thing kill your lv 132 triceratops. That has killed rexs. Rip Trixie the triceratops Jan 2020- Mar 2020.
Me and my freind have a base in south 1 on the island but we have TWO yes two barryonyx that live near us, so we are trying to tame as many good dinos as possible so one day we can kill them(they r not right next to each other so well kill them one at a time.)