Dinopithecus King

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Spawn Command

Variant Dinopithecus King (Gamma)

cheat summon BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Easy_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/LostIsland/Boss/BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Easy.BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Dinopithecus King (Beta)

cheat summon BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Medium_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/LostIsland/Boss/BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Medium.BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Dinopithecus King (Alpha)

cheat summon BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Hard_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/LostIsland/Boss/BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Hard.BossDinopithecus_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
12,000 XP
The Dinopithecus King Arena, accessible via the Obelisks and Supply Crates.

The Dinopithecus King is a Boss in ARK: Survival Evolved's Expansion Map Lost Island.

Basic Info


The Dinopithecus King is a massive Dinopithecus that stands taller than even the likes of a Rex or Megapithecus. He wears a skull helmet reminiscent of the Rex Bone helmet skin with feathers protruding from the top. His forearms are braced with leaves, large claws, and Amargasaurus spikes, his true appearance highly resembles the Dinopithecus Art with blue hued face cheeks, red butt cheeks and a white skull helmet.

His appearance changes based on difficulty with his facial fur, cheeks and skull helmet being green on Gamma difficulty, Blue on Beta Difficulty and Red on Alpha Difficulty.

Color Scheme and Regions

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The Dinopithecus King always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Dinopithecus King's colors.

Tribute Requirements

Item Required Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 55 75 100
 Artifact of the Cunning 1 - -
 Artifact of the Hunter 1 1 1
 Artifact of the Pack 1 - -
 Artifact of the Skylord 1 - -
 Artifact of the Brute - 1 -
 Artifact of the Immune - 1 -
 Artifact of the Strong - 1 -
 Artifact of the Devious - - 1
 Artifact of the Devourer - - 1
 Artifact of the Massive - - 1
 Allosaurus Brain 3 - -
 Argentavis Talon 5 - -
 Sarcosuchus Skin 5 - -
 Therizino Claws 3 - 5
 Titanoboa Venom 5 - -
 Basilisk Scale - 2 2
 Megalodon Tooth - 5 10
 Sauropod Vertebra - 5 -
 Spinosaurus Sail - 2 2
 Thylacoleo Hook-Claw - 5 -
 Giganotosaurus Heart - - 1
 Megalania Toxin - - 10
 Tusoteuthis Tentacle - - 2
 Tyrannosaurus Arm - - 5
 Yutyrannus Lungs - - 2

Tribute Spawn Commands

Use these commands to give yourself all the items needed for tribute:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_11.PrimalItemArtifact_11'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_06.PrimalItemArtifact_06'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Allo'" 3 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Theriz.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Theriz'" 3 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa'" 5 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_08.PrimalItemArtifact_08'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_09.PrimalItemArtifact_09'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco'" 5 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_04.PrimalItemArtifact_04'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Giga.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Giga'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Theriz.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Theriz'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 2 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Rex'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Yuty.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Yuty'" 2 0 0


Item Difficulty
Gamma Beta Alpha
 Element 80 220 440


Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
 Health 375000 +75000
 Stamina 2000 +0
 Oxygen 2000 +0
 Food 2500 +0
 Weight 4000 +0
 Melee Damage 200 +15
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 1000 +60
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 800

Swimming 150


Attribute Base Value Level Increase
 Health 600000 +135000
 Stamina 2000 +0
 Oxygen 2000 +0
 Food 2500 +0
 Weight 4000 +0
 Melee Damage 200 +17.5
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 1000 +60
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 1066.4

Swimming 199.9


Attribute Base Value Level Increase
 Health 825000 +206250
 Stamina 2000 +0
 Oxygen 2000 +0
 Food 2500 +0
 Weight 4000 +0
 Melee Damage 200 +20
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 1000 +60
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 1332.8

Swimming 249.9


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.[1]

Dinopithecus King

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.


This section describes how to fight against the Dinopithecus King.


After being teleported into the boss arena, head down the path, beach on your left, cliff face on your right. You'll quickly come to a short tunnel on your right which leads through the cliff face and into a circular clearing where the boss fight takes place.

The boss is down the far end. Make sure you bring your whole group inside before starting the fight. Once the fight starts, the path leading in will be sealed with a force field. Some tames may get teleported in, others will not (if left outside).

Once the battle with the Dinopithecus King starts, he will jump down from his cliff to attack and call swarms of Dinopithecus to aid him - some of which either riding Amargasaurus or lifted in the air by Sinomacrops. On occasion, the boss will leap up to the top of the surrounding cliffs to barrage the players and tames with Infested Grenades. Eventually, he will jump back to the ground with a slamming attack. Similarly to the Dragon, the Dinopithecus King also has a bite attack that will slowly drain 20% of any dino's health hit by it.


Whatever way you plan to approach the fight, it is very important to know that you must be careful of where you are positioned in the arena while the Dinopithecus King is perched atop one of the surrounding cliffs. If you happen to be in the spot where the king decides to jump back down to, you are at high risk of being dismounted from his slamming attack, putting you in an easy spot for him to finish you off with a following attack. If you are accompanied by other players, make sure to communicate to each other where he is landing to prevent this. If you are fighting solo, an agile mount to help you avoid the king such as your own Dinopithecus or a mount that prevents dismounts entirely like a Stegosaurus are good choices.

With the Dinopithecus King's ability to inflict a percentage-based damage over time effect to your tames, it is advised to take it down as quickly as possible. Sending in an army of strong dinos such as Rex on the boss is a great way to damage him. Make sure to take advantage of the periods where he is vulnerable, as failure to do so can result in a very long battle. If the boss is on top of the cliffs throwing grenades, allow your tames to deal with the swarms of Dinopithecus and Amargasaurus before he jumps back down. Bringing a high quality ranged weapon like a Pump-Action Shotgun can be good for killing off Sinomacrops or damaging the boss while he is above you.

Recommended Tames

  • Rex can be great for damaging and taking hits from the boss and his minions. However, due to their large size and difficulty maneuvering, they are prone to the feces' slow debuff and chip damage from grenades.
  • As with any boss, Yutyrannus are valuable for their ability to boost the damage and resistance of your tames.
  • Dinopithecus may work as they have decent damage, high attack speed, easy maneuverability, and the ability to wear high armor helmets. If you are choosing to ride one during the fight, bear in mind that the bleed effect from the War cry does not work on bosses.
  • A couple of mate boosted Daeodon can be good for healing your tames, so long as Passive Healing is enabled.
  • A strong imprinted Stegosaurus can be a good mount for survivors, as it is capable of soaking lots of damage from minions in Hardened Plate mode, can fend away attacking Dinopithecus in Heavy Plate mode, prevents the rider from being dismounted by the bosses' slamming attack, and allows the rider to use a weapon of choice while mounted. Be wary of its slow mobility potentially getting further hindered by the feces' slow debuff. Make sure it has veggie cakes
  • Mantis are good mounts to deal as much damage as possible since they are able to hold high quality weapons such as Swords. They can potentially do more damage than a Rex. Be wary of the Dinopithecus King's ability to reduce weapon quality to Primitive. Utilizing creatures with a higher drag weight than the mantis such as Rex can be good for avoiding this.
  • Deinonychus are great with its percentage bleed damage per tick. Two to three Deinonychus is enough to get the highest possible bleed damage.
  • Shadowmanes are an excellent creature to have in the boss fight because of its speed, natural armor, and speed buff. Their thornmail damage debuff can affect bosses, allowing them to deal less damage and prolong the health of all of your creatures by a large amount.
  • Therizinosaur are very good against any boss. Their attacks have a large area of effect and knockback. Very effective against Amargasaurus riders.
  • Reapers are an amazing choice for almost any boss fight as their high armor and regeneration allows them to tank hits that could otherwise severely wound other tames. They're also heavy hitters like the Rex and can shoot down the Dinopithecus on Sinomacrops. If cornered, the Reaper's jump can get you out of a sticky situation or to reposition yourself if needed.


The Dinopithecus that will rush in to protect their king can easily overwhelm your group and can also throw feces at your tames, inflicting a 10 second slow debuff. Dinopithecus that are being carried in the air by Sinomacrops will pelt you with rocks and grenades that can damage riders directly. Amargasaurus carrying Dinopithecus can utilize their spikes to lay traps on the field which can either reduce armor quality, burn, or freeze your dinos.

The Dinopithecus King himself will utilize the Amargasaurus spikes on his arms to inflict similar debuffs to your dinos as described above, as well as inflict a 20% health drain with his bite attack. His slamming attack can also dismount you from your tame, potentially making for an easy kill if he hits you with one of his following melee attacks.

Every enemy creature during the boss fight gets reduced damage taken.


Luring the Dinopithecus King into one of the caves near the entrance of the arena can be very beneficial as it will block him from jumping to the top of the cliffs around the middle of the arena.

The large Infested Grenades the Dinopithecus King will throw do great damage, but can be destroyed similarly to the floating orbs in the Rockwell fight with a ranged weapon like a Fabricated Sniper Rifle.


Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ?



  • Similarly to the  Crystal Wyvern Queen the Dinopithecus King has 4 different variations with the 3 difficulty variations and a Dinopithecus King with white gear to more resemble bones and a look closer to the Dinopithecus Render.
    • Both are also Bosses made for Official Mod Maps as well.
  • The Dinopithecus King and Dragon bosses share many similar qualities to each other.
    • Both bosses have relatively large health pools for island Guardian bosses.
    • Both bosses switch between phases of being on the ground and unreachable at a high altitude throughout the fight.
    • Both bosses have the ability to inflict a dangerous 20% health drain debuff.
    • Both bosses can summon minions capable of directly damaging mounted survivors.
  • Shares defeat sound with Megapithecus.
  • Can be ridden when force tamed and does not need to poop for attacks.


Patch Changes
341.19 Lost Island Expansion Release Added the  Dinopithecus King
341.31 Disabled flyers and  Tek Chestpiece jetpack in the boss arena
343.7  Element reward has been increased on  Dinopithecus King by 33%