The Pulmonoscorpius in ARK: Survival Evolved is a giant scorpion that can stun almost every other creature in the game using its venom, which it injects into its victim via the spike on its tail. Tamed, you can take advantage of this ability while riding it.
Find out everything you need to know about the giant scorpion in our guide to the Pulmonoscorpius. But also how to catch him, tame him, feed him, and breed offspring too.
This is the Pulmonoscorpius in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Pulmonoscorpius is a gigantic scorpion that has all the characteristics of any known specimen except for its size.
Wild: Even if the Pulmonoscorpius initially runs to you out of curiosity, it will quickly become aggressive and will attack. Its venom can stun you and your mount, which the Pulmonoscorpius uses to eat you and your mount. Since they are very fast, you should better save yourself on a hill or something similar and in any case avoid the poisonous spike on the tail.
Tamed: Once you have tamed a Pulmonoscorpius, you not only have a fast but also an effective mount that can incapacitate almost any creature with its poison. In addition, he prefers to eat rotten meat, so you can feed it relaxed.
How to tame the Pulmonoscorpius in ARK
How to hunt the Pulmonoscorpius: The Pulmonoscorpius is a fairly fast species that can stun you with its venom, to prevent this from happening you should trap it with a bola or bear trap, or ensnare it with a flying creature that can grab it Throw Tamed Pen.
Bola: Run up to the Pulmonoscorpius and throw the bola at him, make sure that if he tries to attack you, dodge.
Bear Trap: Set the bear trap and provoke the Pulmonoscorpius by running into its line of sight or attacking it. As soon as he comes towards you, run towards the bear trap and let him step into it.
Flying Creature: Once you’ve tamed a flying creature that can lift enough weight, you can also grab the Pulmonoscorpius and throw it into a taming pen, which you can easily craft from walls and fence foundations. When building, also use walls with windows that you can easily shoot through, or build a platform in the middle that you can shoot from.
Once you’ve got him down, no matter what method you use, keep shooting him until he’s unconscious.
How to tame him: Once he’s unconscious, put Spoiled Meat or kibble in his inventory and feed him that. To keep the Pulmonoscorpius down and the Stun value up, it’s best to use the Narcotic or Narcoberries.
How to make the Pulmonoscorpius saddle
To craft the Pulmonoscorpius Saddle, you need to be level 22 and 12 Engram Points to unlock the recipe. You now need the following resources to craft:
- 170x Hide
- 95x Fiber
- 30x Wood
How to feed a Pulmonoscorpius in ARK
Once you have tamed your Pulmonoscorpius, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Pulmonoscorpius are carnivores, which of course makes the choice of food easier.
- Regular Kibble:
- Ingredients: 1x Medium Egg, 1x Cooked Meat Jerky, 5x Fiber, 2x Longrass, 2x Savoroot, 1x Water
- Ingredients Cooked Meat Jerky: 1x Cooked Meat, 1x Oil, 3x Sparkpowder
- Spoiled meat
- Created from any meat or prime meat that has expired.
- Raw Meat
- Raw Fish meat
How to breed the Pulmonoscorpius in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build an enclosure that is large enough at best. 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 Pulmonoscorpius is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: If you have obtained a fertilized Pulmonoscorpius egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 12 °C and 16 °C and in the egg incubator at 14 °C. According to standard settings, the small Pulmonoscorpius baby hatches after about 2 hours. After that, it takes about 4 hours of your attention, during which you keep putting food in its inventory.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed from troughs on its own. The total maturation time is about 1 day and 13 hours.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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