This creature is very useful for getting reapers,basilisks, and perlovia out of the ground. The wild ones can do the same things as the tamed ones. These things are very useful for getting hidden loot. Just fly around maps with an argy with a tamed parasaur in its talons on turret mode so it can find the enemy dinos. Once you find one, lure a diplo or pull a tamed one out of a cryopod and push the dino out of the ground. If the enemy dino is on passive, proceed to kill it with your argy or any dino gates that has decent melee. BOOM! You have someone else's hidden loot.
Everyone saying the Diplo needs a tail whip attack and platform saddle, seriously if you want that get a bronto, the Diplo has its purpose and so does the bronto, making one into the other makes one redundant and totally useless. Brontos are attackers and portable bases, diplos are a hybrid of speed and capacity, no one would complain about a gallimimus that can carry eleven people and still have space to spare for three tonnes of cargo, but they do complain about a Diplo which is essentially that in terms of functionality.
I got an idea if the tamed diplodocus can attack.So it is like an upgrade for the saddle (that might make it cost more) that adds sharp spikes on its head so when it pushes enemies not only the get knockback they will also get hurt which means we can level up the attack of the diplo.Thats just my idea and yes I think the do deserve a tail whip attack cause they really need a defence in the wild man....
Not as useless as you might think! A high-level spino was terrorizing a nearby river. I took my diplo (Dylan) and while the spino was focused on killing Dylan, I was using my crossbow and rifle to do damage to it. Spino ended up dead, while Dylan was at 2000 out of 3000 health, and I was not injured at all.