Good fighter, immune to jellies, supernatural healing boost at the surface, produces oil in its inventory, impervious to squid grabs, looks kinda cute too, only one bad thing about it: it gets squashed in the deep! Only slowly but the damage is there!
This creature is so easy to tame. All you need is:
1. An Ichthyosaurus(these guy won't be attack by any water creature, except the jellyfish)
2. Anykind of meat(I suggest using prime meat and don't use fish meat)
3. Find one of these creature
4. Feed it prime meat(It's a long time between the 1st and the 2nd feed, after the 2nd feed it's fast)
And then you get one of these, just be careful of the megalodons, they will attack right after it is tamed. I hope this is useful for you<3
In real life these were vicious carnivores that would have killed and eaten a human on sight and lived mostly in shallow waters and swam up rivers looking for food they were also twenty metres long, good thing the developers didn't make them more realistic or crossing rivers would be a dream until you have a flyer.
I don’t know what everyone else did but In my experience the Icythaurus or whatever the dolphin is called, still gets attacked. Everything is chasing me on it. Sure I can out run everything but the tips here made it sound like you would get ignored.
Also, someone said you could tame it from the saddle you can’t you have to dismount.
Now this is all PS4.
So best bet is to have 2 - 3 people 1 to feed and the others to agro and lure away the mantas and megs.
Icys are fastest in my experience. So best bet to bait away and dart in and out.
Bring a couple of baryonyxes(?) and shoot one manta. They all come after you. Run away from the basilosaurus, and when far enough turn and have the baryonyx gobble them up. Got a level 100 with four kibbles.
Basilos, one of, if not, the best aquatic mount in the game. Not able to be stung by the jellyfish, healing quickly at the surface, and for being a whale for ARK's sake. They have tons of weight, damage, and, best of all, the potential for a MASSIVE health pool. I bred a fully imprinted, non-mutated Basilo for the first time today, and after killing an alpha Meg and Leedsichthys, it has nearly 200,000 health. Damage-wise, it isn't too crazy, but it is especially good for an aquatic mount. The only aquatic creatures to rival the Basilo in its capabilities are the Most and Tuso, and possibly the Plesio as well. The Miss was the original King of the Sea, but ever since Jellyfish were added, they have been in a fire need for a TLC. The Plesio is fast, but it doesn't do as much damage and is not as manuverable as the Basilo. That leaves the Tuso. It has a long reach, but Basilos are not affected by its grip. This truly proves they are the King of the Ocean.
Can kill squid like their kin in real life. Tame a 150 and you can take on alphas like they are regular ones. Just up health and memes. They recover steam so quick boosting it is pointless. An all around amazing creature, 10/10.
If you live next to like a bay or a deep ish reviver then I recommend you tame two one for underwater exploration then keep the other ones stamina as low as possible and swim it around the river that way the stamina runs out and they will eat to re gain stamina then they will produce oil because they are naturally behind fed (note force feeding them won’t produce oil they have to eat by themselves)
I keep thinking I hear Lugia. Also this thing kills tusos and alpha megs easy. Only advice for alpha megs is to stay near the surface of the water for healing boost while fighting and when the Meg tries circling to reposition itself just stay where you are and let the stamina be restored. It’s not just the mouth that does damage, it’s the hips too. Might name my next one Shakira!