ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
Almost every caves, strong creatures can't follow with you. Even some caves need to go underwater to get useful resorces or trophy and dossier and again, most creatures that you are familiar usually are not good at diving and swiming. If they are good at diving and swiming, they are too weak to travel caves and underwater's creatures.
But after baryonyx released, no worries. It will keep your safe and help combat from almost every normal cave's creatures(high lvl megalosaurus will tough at night times, but it is weak at day times and still your bary can tanking few sec if you spend points on health for most.), even it can dive into the water endlessly if you have preparation about oxygen, coldness or scuba and still it will help help your combat from underwater's creatures.
More Baryonyx Utility Tips
This thing is overpowered, and I highly recommend you tame this.
1: It's fast. This is a good utility, since mainly they're found in swamps and saddles are easy to make. This could allow a quick and safe getaway from there. It's also faster than a spinosaur in water, also a helpful factor or escapes.
2: They are easy to find. On the Island, if you go off that little water barrier thing that disconnects the main island and that Island next to it, you're almost guaranteed to find one.
3:It can jump. While it may not seem like the best factor, it can really help when escaping a spino or a Rex if you're not near water.
4: Extremley powerful. Due to its fast speed and jumping abilities, it can easily take down larger animals, like a carnotorus or even an allosaurus. This can also help in pvp situations, with a special ability I'll get to later.
5: It's easy to tame. While it cannot be bola'd, it can easily be trapped using a wooden box. Since they're found near water, fish is easy to get and is an easy knockout. (With tranq arrows)
6: It has a large health and stamina pool. While it doesn't match that of a Rex, it can certainly help in sticky situations, along with its strength and speed.
7: And lastly, it has a special ability. This is an ability I like to call, "The Spin & Stun" which is exactly what it does! The baryonyx would spin and stun everything around it. Sadly and gladly, it can only be used in water. It's sad because, well, it's in water. But it can also be very helpful for taming say, a megalodon or a mosasaur, and can be used to drown enemies. The stun lasts for around 7-8 seconds which could drain oxygen and fast, also giving the Baryonyx enough time to regenerate its stamina and fire the attack again.
And these are 7 reasons why the piscivorus Iguanadon but better, should be tamed a lot more often. Thank you for reading though, and I hope this helps!
I would argue that this dinosaur is the strongest mount that can fight on both land and in the water. I had one that was bred multiple generations, full imprint, purple saddle. I named him Fury to represent all of the anguish I experienced leading up to his creation. He was able to handle anything I threw at him with ease. People were surprised to hear that I was easily able to kill both squids and alpha carnos with him. Never got to attempt an alpha Rex. He met his match when I attempted an alpha squid. RIP Fury.
The Ultimate Guide to Baryonyx
They are found on The Island, The Center, Ragnarok, Extinction, Valguero, Genesis Part 1, Crystal Isles, Genesis Part 2, Lost Island, and Fjordur
There is also an Aberrant Baryonyx that can be found on Aberration, Valguero, and Crystal Isles
They can be picked up by a Karkinos, Queztal, or a Wyvern
They are very fast and strong on both land and water and can do a tail spin stun attack while they are swimming
They are useful on The Island, Aberration, Genesis Part 1, and any Non-Story maps (u should tame an Aberrant Baryonyx if u are playing on Valguero or Crystal Isles)