Of course, the Triceratops must not be missing in ARK: Survival Evolved. Called “Trike” in-game, the calm, leisurely herbivore can be found almost anywhere in Ark. The Triceratops is often tamed as a mount or pack animal, especially by beginners, as it offers good defense against smaller dinosaurs.
Find out everything you need to know about the herbivore in our Triceratops guide. But also how to catch him, tame him, feed him, and breed offspring too.
This is the Triceratops in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: In the game, the Triceratops is a hybrid of a Triceratops and a Styracosaurus. This can be recognized by its three horns, characteristic of the Triceratops, and the strikingly horned crest, characteristic of the Styracosaurus. He also has a small beak with small teeth.
Wild: The Triceratops is a peaceful, leisurely herbivore that will not attack you unless you attack it or pose a threat. If you attack him, he will try to flatten you without mercy. Since the Triceratops is a herd animal, it is quite possible that another Triceratops will attack you. He also attacks a Rex with his herd.
Tamed: Tamed, the powerful Triceratops often acts as a mount and pack animal, or even as a helper for gathering berries. Its horned, bony crest offers good protection against frontal attacks.
How to tame the Triceratops in ARK
This is how you hunt the Triceratops: quite unspectacular, you take a crossbow or your bow and just run away from him. In between, you turn around and shoot him. Try to aim for the body, as it takes less damage to its head. Due to his slow speed, the variant is possible, but make sure you always keep enough distance so that he doesn’t grab you by the horns.
You can make it easier for yourself if you stand on a cliff or on a large stone/rock and shoot at it from there. The Triceratops can’t get to you and the chance of getting hurt is almost 0.
How to tame him: Once he’s unconscious, put Mejoberries or Kibble in his inventory and feed them to tame him. To keep the stun value up while taming, it’s best to use Narcoberries or Narcotic. Normally, the Triceratops is quickly tamed.
How to make the Triceratops saddle
To craft the Triceratops Saddle, you need to be level 16 and 12 Engram Points to unlock the recipe. You now need the following resources to craft:
- 140x Hide
- 80x Fiber
- 25x Wood
What to Feed a Triceratops in ARK
Once you have tamed your triceratops, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Triceratops are herbivores, which of course makes the choice of food easier.
- Regular Kibble:
- Ingredients: 1x Small Egg, 5x Mejoberries, 2x Rockarrot, 1x Cooked Fish Meat, 5x Fiber, 1x water
- Fresh Barley
- Fresh Wheat
- Dried Wheat
How to breed the Triceratops 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 Triceratops is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: If you have obtained a fertilized Triceratops egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 22 °C and 28 °C. According to standard settings, the little Triceratops baby hatches after about 2.5 hours. After that, it takes about 4-5 hours of your attention, during which you keep putting berries, vegetables, etc. (see above) 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 lasts about 1 day and 22.5 hours.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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