‘ARK’ Extinction Dino & Creature Guide - How to Tame Gasbags, Velonasaur & More

ARK: Survival Evolved Extinction has finally arrived, bringing with it an assortment of new Dinos and creatures to tame. In this ongoing guide, we’ll offer tips to add the Gasbags, Velonasaur Snow Owl and much more to your tribe.

Note that all saddles for applicable creatures craft with 150 Chitin or Keratin, 185 Fiber and 350 Hide.

Velonasaur: To tame a Velonasaur, go to the desert biome of Extinction with a basic Bola, meat and tranq arrows in hand. When it shoots needles at you, use the Bola to deflect them. Move to the side to avoid its projectiles, and pump it with tranq arrows till it drops. Once it’s down, fill it with meat, like Mutton, or some Regular Augmented Kibble if you have it. Its saddle unlocks at level 27.

ARK Velonasaur The Velonasaur is an easy tame found in the desert biome of Extinction. Studio Wildcard/GG Fizz @ YouTube

Gasbags: The Gasbags spawn in the Sulfurous Fields outside the main city. You’ll also need a Bola and tranq arrows to begin the hunt. The basic idea is to fill the passive herbivore with Mejoberries, Crops or regular Berries. Hit it with the Bola and tranq it if it starts to flutter too much. This is a great starter Dino, since it doesn’t require a saddle to ride. There is, however, an optional two-player saddle that unlocks at level 43.

ARK Gasbag The Gasbag is great for new players because it doesn't need a saddle to ride. Studio Wildcard

Gacha: The Gacha lives in the Forest biome and is a passive tame that will eat pretty much everything you drop. It prefers Snow Owl Feces or Element, but it will also eat stones or anything in your inventory. Its saddle unlocks at level 38.

Ark Gacha The Gacha is one of Extinction's easiest tames. Studio Wildcard

Snow Owl: The Snow Owl is a more advanced tame in the snow biome, which means you’ll need upgraded gear to score one. Required supplies include a Bola, as well as Tranq Darts and a long-neck rifle. It’s possible to get the job done with traditional tranq arrows, but you risk killing the Owl in the process. Once it’s down, fill it with meat or Superior Augmented Kibble. The saddle unlocks at level 61.

Ark Snow Owl The Snow Owl requires nice gear to take it down without harm. Studio Wildcard

Managarmr: Once you’ve got the Snow Owl, the Managarmr is the next beast worth going after.  It’s essentially a snow-themed Rock Drake with more advanced capabilities. Look for one in the lake area of the snow biome. Because it’s so mobile, the best way to tame it is by getting aboard another flyer, preferably a Snow Owl, and shooting it with Tranq Darts through a Rifle. The Snow Owl’s freeze ability comes in handy here, because it’s one of the only ways to effectively slow the Managarmr down. Fill it with meat once it falls. Its saddle unlocks at level 66.

Ark Managarmr The Managarmr is nearly impossible to tame without a fast flyer. Studio Wildcard/MyUsualMe @ YouTube

Scout and Enforcer: Scouts and Enforcers stalk the city areas of Extinction. You can get one to work for you by crafting it with parts harvested from downed Enforcers or Scouts. The exact recipes vary slightly, and the power of your product depends on the level of the parts used to craft it.

ARK Enforcer The Enforcer and Scout are crafted using parts found around the city. Studio Wildcard

That’s all we know about ARK Extinction’s tames so far. We’ll update this guide with further details if necessary. For those who’d rather not go through the process of taming, we also have a list of working admin commands as well.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Mac and Linux.

Were you able to tame all the coolest creatures in the Extinction expansion for ARK: Survival Evolved? Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section!

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