Caverna Oculta (Aberration)

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Caverna Oculta
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A dangerous cave where you are forced to leave your tames behind. Beware of the Cnidaria.
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55.2° Lat, 65.9° Lon
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Artifact of the Shadows
50.5° Lat, 72.6° Lon

La Caverna Oculta (Hidden Grotto en la versión original del juego) es una de las ubicaciones disponibles en la expansión "Aberration" de ARK: Survival Evolved. .


The cave entrance is a vertical, underwater shaft, located in the lake at (55.2, 65.9). The shaft is just large enough for a Rock Drake to fit through and there is space to park 3-4 drakes once through the tunnel. You won't be able to take the drake far into the cave system, but it's a convenient way to get there.

There are a number of vertical cliff climbs in this cave that you will need to traverse to get to the artifact, which can be overcome with Climbing Pick and/or Zip-Line Anchor (don't forget Zip-Line Motor Attachment to get back out)

There are also several longer underwater tunnels, full of aggressive creatures. It is suggested to take multiple SCUBA Armor, Harpoon Launcher and plenty of Spear Bolt or other ranged weapon (e.g. Crossbow) that can be fired underwater, is recommended over melee weapons due to the presence of Electrophorus, Cnidaria, and Baryonyx..

Bring a campfire with some wood when traveling through the cave; it is extremely likely you will be lamprey'd in the underwater tunnel, making you a target for the swarm of seekers that surround the artifact. Keep your wits about you in case of an earthquake; if climbing out of the water, time your movements so you don't fall back into the water.

Retrieving the Artifact

The artifact is located approximately at (50.5, 72.6).


Very Common


  • Aberrant Anglerfish
  • Aberrant Cnidaria
  • Aberrant Electrophorus
  • Aberrant Lystrosaurus
  • Aberrant Pulmonoscorpius
  • Aberrant Salmon
  • Aberrant Titanoboa
  • Glowbug
  • Nameless
  • Seeker


  • Aberrant Achatina
  • Aberrant Arthropluera
  • Aberrant Baryonyx
  • Aberrant Beelzebufo
  • Aberrant Dimetrodon
  • Aberrant Diplocaulus
  • Aberrant Dung Beetle
  • Aberrant Trilobite
  • Lamprey
  • Karkinos
  • Aberrant Sarco

Very Uncommon


Very Rare


  • Berries
  • Blue Gem
  • Crystal
  • Flint
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Water
  • Wood


  • It is possible to place structures in many places throughout the cave (clipping disabled)
  • By virtue of the difficulty to reach and obtain the artifact, this cave is the most difficult to traverse. The Elemental Vault can easily be navigated with a Rock Drake with minimal conflict required and the Old Railway Cave is simply easier. While you can tame creatures further within the cave such as Baryonyx and Sarcos that can help with the aquatic sections, this cave is still difficult to successfully complete.
  • Though HIGHLY unrecommended, it is indeed possible to raise a Rock Drake inside the cave, due to being able to tame creatures inside the cave, specifically because of Dimetrodons with their insulation mechanic, however, it will not be able to exit the cave. You have been warned.
    • This can be mitigated with Cryopod. Be wary of where you release it however, as even though it can withstand (but not immune to) Electrophorus electric stun attack enough to avoid knocking riders off the saddle, multiples of it can kill the drake easily.