So I’ve only been on this game for a couple months so I don’t know tooo much about it. Anyways I tamed one of these guys after a failed ichthyosaurus tame. So I was bringing it home with it following my raft because I was to low of level to get the engram for it’s saddle. However, that’s when 7 Megladons come up and attack my Baliosaurus! I thought he was going to die in 5 seconds, but then something strange happened I realized it killed one of the megladons! And then another and then another! It was a monstrosity! I came to help it out (not that it needed any) and finished off the last one for it. Anyways we got home with only a fraction of its health depleted and it killed basically everything hostile on the way. Therefore, this is why you should definitely, as soon as possible get one of these to become your best buddy.
I tamed mine named shock absorber (I was the one who put the name shock absorption in the name section). Once I was playing Ark mobile exploring the sea. Then I logged off. I remember being on the back of shock before I left the game but when I logged back in I was flabbergasted when I was at the edge of the island IN THE SEA and I was like “WHERE’S MY BASILO!?” I had to whistle for shock and he came swimming towards me right before electric eels got me. I would’ve been dead if it weren’t for shock.
These guys are easiest to tame in crystal isles. The white shoals tend to have them in the sectioned off waters. I found one in one of the... divets? where the giant crystals are, and the edges were too shallow for it to get out, No extra rays spawned and megalodons couldn’t get to me. The shallows aren’t deep enough for them to pathfind through but I could get him out manually with a nice jump. It also doubles as a safe home for him (he’s only level 20 post-tame, so not as OP as basilos. normally are.
I tamed one and named it blubber butt and did the water cave. There was a alpha moss just chilling in there I went up to it to attack it and it stayed still. When it was super low it turned around bit me and then died.