ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
How do I tame a megachelon? Tips and strategies on taming and knocking out a megachelon.
You can breed them in the squid trench on rag and incubate the eggs there also
A passively tamed creature that requires you to,”Feed” it a school of parakeet fish. (Tiny glowing schools of blue fish that look like drones, usually around the turtles themselves.)
You need to aggro the school of fish by walking into them which gives you a,”You are being targeted by a Microbe Swarm” pop up, then slowly lead the school to the turtle and swim alongside it which automatically starts the taming progress at 0% which then slowly climbs to 100%. During the taming process Sabertooth salmons and coelacanth will randomly spawn around the turtle and try to kill the school of fish to stop the tame.
However this can be easily cheesed by killing all the salmons and bigger coelacanths until a small coelacanth spawns which cannot keep up with the turtle and the school of fish, so let him try to catch up while the taming bar fills up.
Scuba gear is also not necessary, as the turtle constantly produces oxygen around it which refills your oxygen meter.
Easy tame, agrow fish on them and move far away, the tame will work 0 to 100%
Passive Tame: You kite a parrot fish swarm to the turtle then guard the turtle from sharks and things.
While the turtle "feeds" on the swarm! Any damage resets timer to 0!
Getting inside it with Honey is BS and will NOT work.
Go into the ocean in fjordor around the swamp island In the west of the map. You should see some turtles so to tame them find a school of fish and let them follow you to the large turtle. Swim beside it and try and get the fish to target the turtle. This will start the taming process keep doing this till tamed. For the saddle kill the turtles to get shell fragments and combine 22 of them with standard materials in a smithy. You can build on their saddle but don't cryopod if you have built. Make sure others see this
Ps: they are originally from genesis 1 in the ocean biome.
Lead it into a line of stone behemoth gates and close a gate behind it and it will be trapped or you make a square box of Dino gates and nothing can mess its taming up while it’s being tamed so up this!!!!!!!
They have patched the render range range so ignore any tips that say to leave render as it will no longer. Guess I’m stuck with the turtles I have, I’ve spent three hours trying to take one of these things and had it walk out of the water which reset it taming! It was at 80% that time. Never got it above 20 after that. What he for the saber tooth salmon that spawn to kill the swarm if they bite the turtle it resets to zero and you start over. Extremely frustrating way to tame a creature. I would like to beat whoever came up with this idea.
wait THATS HOW YOU TAME IT????
If breeding on Lost Isles head to 42.5 lat 17.8 lon. you can breed in the bottom of that mini trench thing. Area is too hot to hatch in but you can just build a mini hut with an incubator and gen at the bottom. Set incubator to -5 that's my sweet spot.afterwards cryo it up ride to surface and imprint.
Not actually as hard as you think. Also people say he "eats" the fish but I think they are cleaning him.
Make sure to stick close while it's taming. They patched it so you can no longer tame it out of render distance
Alright to actually tame this giant turtle you need to lead a microbe swarm to the turtle, then protect it from sharks and eels while it passively swims around and eats the swarm
Preparation is key to not spending 10+ plus hours like I did the first time trying to tame. First setup behemoth gates each with doors in the shallow water as a trap. I'd say 5 to be safe but can be done with just 2. Allow space between behemoth gates big enough for a mosa to fit tightly between. Make sure you have a speargun or crossbow to kill coels and sabersalmon since they spawn and eat the fish swarm. Go ahead and trap your megachalon. You dont need a roof on your trap since the creature gets stuck in the doors. Here's where things change depending on solo tame or duo taming. You must be within a few blocks for it to maintain in taming. So if you have a partner, choose who will stay with the megachalon and who will be pulling swarms to the tame. Put poop in your last slot to maintain aggro of swarm. You most likely will need multiple swarms. If doing solo, get at least 4 swarms just out of agro of megachalon before starting and then kite each as needed to the tame.
30 min tame no matter what level
You have to bring a microbe swarm to it. The swarm will swim beside it and it will tame. Everything else is wrong. This is the intended way to do it
Just confirmed you can not tame while knocked out.
You need to lure a parakeet fish school (if the school won’t aggro that means there is a feces near by and you need to pick it up) to one of these and you need to be off your mount for the taming to start. Do not leave the megachelon side or else the fishes will despawn (and the taming bar wil slowly go down) and don’t let anything attack it or the taming will start over.
Haven’t seen this tip yet
The sabertooth salmon or the cole fish around the school of fish will eat the microswarm if you kill them first using a angler fish or a basi preferably because fast and small bite box it’ll kill it without hitting turtle. If you or anything else damages turtle it’ll reset zero. Keep turtle poop in your last hot bar slot and swarm will stayed aggro to you until you reach turtle. By killing cole or salmon you can use one swarm to tame turtle on 1x in about 45 mins for a 145. If you leave render zone swarm dies and taming will drop. 🐢
A Megachelon's taming food, the fish school, are EXTREMELY easy to spot at night with night vision goggles. They glow.
When feeding the fish, make sure to not lead two parakeet fish at the same time, it will kill the turtle