It is the largest under the water surface of ARK: Survival Evolved: the Leedsichtys. Maybe you’ve met him with your raft before, but maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have been spared by him.
In our guide to the Leedsichtys, you will find out everything you need to know about the water creature. But even if it cannot be tamed and bred, it is still worth catching and farming.
This is the Leedsichtys in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Leedsichtys is the largest fish on the island, closely followed by the Mosasaurus, from which it protects itself with light armor on its head. He has a huge mouth, similar to a whale, with which he can devour anything.
Wild: The Leedsichtys is a rather passive marine inhabitant, feeding mainly on small fish and plankton. So if you find him underwater, he won’t attack you. However, this is different if you are traveling by raft or boat. Because despite his passive nature, he will then attack you directly.
As soon as it spots a raft, the Leedsichtys will charge at full speed and destroy it. It doesn’t matter what material the boat is made of, after a giant Leedsichtys has attacked, all that’s left is scrap.
To avoid such an encounter on the raft, simply avoid the deep waters where the Leedsichtys lives.
Tamed: You cannot tame or breed the Leedsichtys in ARK: Survival Evolved. However, you can catch him for his meat, which you can repeatedly harvest pieces of without seriously injuring him.
The meat from the Leedsichtys in ARK
The meat of a Leedsichty, also known as a Prime Fish Meat, is extremely juicy and is traded at the same value as the Raw Prime Meat. Especially with carnivores, which mainly feed on piscivores, i.e. on fish, this should help to tame them faster. But even with normal carnivores, Prime Fish Meat should have the same effect as Raw Prime Meat.
This is how you get the meat from the Leedsichtys
Since the Leedsichtys is a passive sea or ocean dweller, you can simply swim up to it. If you have a mount, dismount it once you are close to the Leedsichtys. If you’re close enough, you’ll see Scratch Flesh. You can only scratch the flesh at intervals, so it makes sense to lure the Leedsichtys into a trap or pen.
How to catch the Leedsichtys in ARK
First, you need an enclosure to lure the Leedsichtys into. The walls of the enclosure must reach deep into the water and be sufficiently high. Just build deep from the beach. Leave enough room above the water surface, as you will get him into the enclosure above that. Now you’re going into deep water on a raft. The Leedsichtys will then attack you and pursue you for a bit. Drive into your enclosure and onto the beach. The Leedsichtys will give up as soon as the water gets too shallow, turning around and wanting to swim deep. There is now the wall of the enclosure that prevents this.
Now you can harvest the Leedsichtys in peace.
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