Find out everything you have to know about the Phiomia in our ARK: Survival Evolved guide. But also how to catch it, tame it, feed it, and breed offspring too.
You can find the Phiomia on every ARK Map, nearly everywhere.
This is the Phiomia in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Phiomia is looking like an elephant that was mixed with a pig.
Wild: The Phiomia is a peaceful herbivore that just walks around the map. If you attack it, it will instinctively flee.
Domesticated: With the Phiomia you have a mount that you can already ride at level 5, which allows you to transport heavier things right at the beginning of the game.
How to tame the Phiomia in ARK
How to hunt the Phiomia: First, you detain the Phiomia with a bola, which stops it from fleeing. Once it’s set, you can shoot it with a bow or crossbow using tranquilizer darts until it is unconscious. If you want to catch the Phiomia very early in the game, you can alternatively aim a slingshot at its head. However, you have to be careful not to inflict too much damage on him.
How to tame it: Once it’s unconscious, put berries or kibble in its inventory and feed for taming it. In order to keep the stun value high while taming, it is best to use Narcoberries or anesthetics. Normally, the Phiomia is tamed quickly.
How to craft the Phiomia saddle
To craft the Phiomia saddle, you need to reach Level 5 and spend 6 engram points to unlock the recipe. For crafting, you will need the following resources:
- 20x Hide
- 15x Fiber
- 5x Wood
How to feed a Phiomia in ARK
Once you have tamed your Phiomia, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Phiomias are herbivores, which makes the choice of food easier.
- Basic Kibble:
- Ingredients: 1x Extra Small Egg,1x Cooked Meat Jerky, Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, 5x Fibers, 5x Mejoberry, 10x Armaberry, 10x Tintoberry, 1x Water
- Ingredients Cooked Meat Jerky: 1x Cooked Meat, 1x Oil, 3x Sparkpowder
- Fresh Barley
- Fresh Wheat
- Dried Wheat
How to breed Phiomia in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build a pen that is large enough for the two of them. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval of a Phiomia is 18 to 48 hours.
After successful mating, the female Phiomia will be pregnant for about 10 hours, if you play on default settings. After these 10 hours, you can welcome the little Phiomia baby to the world. As a baby, it needs another 5 hours of your attention, during which you must keep putting food in its inventory. Pay attention to the embossing intervals every 8 hours to tickle the greatest potential out of the baby.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed from troughs on its own. The entire ripening time takes about 2 days and 1 hour.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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