Diplocaulus

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Spawn Command
cheat summon Diplocaulus_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Diplocaulus/Diplocaulus_Character_BP.Diplocaulus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Diplocaulus
cheat summon Diplocaulus_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Diplocaulus/Diplocaulus_Character_BP_Aberrant.Diplocaulus_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Diplocaulus (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Diplocaulus_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Diplocaulus_Character_BP_STA.Diplocaulus_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
2 Can only be ridden underwater.
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Preferred Food ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile
Equipment
0 - 50 °C / 32 - 122 °F
 Egg Incubator: 25 °C / 77 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58.561s
Baby Time
3h 42m 13.333s
Juvenile Time
14h 48m 53.331s
Adolescent Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 13.328s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus The Center.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Ragnarok.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Valguero.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Genesis Part 1.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Genesis Part 2.svg
Lost Island map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Lost Island.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Asgard Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Fjordur Asgard.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Diplocaulus Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Diplocaulus Aberration.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Diplocaulus Valguero.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Diplocaulus Crystal Isles.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Diplocaulus (dip-low-cawl-us) or simply Newt, is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. It lives in swamps getting hunted by any carnivore.

Basic Info

Dossier

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Diplocaulus natatorinutrix

Time

Permian

Diet

Piscivore

Temperament

Skittish

Wild

Presiding almost solely within the Island's swamps, Diplocaulus natatorinutrix is a small amphibian that primarily eats minor fish. It rounds out what I consider to be the middle-bottom of the ecosystem, feeding on the tinier non-insect creatures of the Island while itself being a common snack for the larger carnivores. Because so many creatures prey on it, Diplocaulus has become very skittish and often flees at the first sign of trouble. It uses its amphibious nature to escape into whichever environment its predator isn't native to. Diplocaulus' unique capability to retain vast quantities of oxygen allows it to effectively remain submerged for hours at a time, usually outlasting even other amphibious creatures that might otherwise prey upon it.

Domesticated

There are only a few uses for tamed Diplocaulus. It is primarily kept for the (rather disgusting) practice of employing a Diplocaulus as an oxygen bag. Diplocaulus stores air in the bladders of its head, and divers can suck from these bladders to take deep breaths while submerged, supporting long-term underwater exploration without the use of external gear. Surprisingly, Diplocaulus is also extremely efficient when it comes to hunting Trilobites.

Behavior

Being a common prey item, the Diplocaulus will run at the first sign of danger.

Appearance

The Diplocaulus resembles a large newt with a low-slung and flabby body, slimy skin, and a paddle-like tail for moving through stagnant swamp water. However, the creature's head makes it impossible to mistake for any other creature. Shaped like a boomerang, the amphibian's head has two primary purposes. First, like a hydrofoil, its vanes improve its swimming speed to escape any predator. Second, it has evolved to store air bladders, a trait unseen in its fossil kin. These bladders act as buoyancy manipulators, allowing it to dive deeper by expelling air or move to the surface by filling them up.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Diplocaulus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Diplocaulus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Diplocaulus will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Diplocaulus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Diplocaulus's "body" magenta.

Diplocaulus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
13
14
20
22
24
26
27
33
34
35
Diplocaulus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Fins
14
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Diplocaulus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Body Highlights
14
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Diplocaulus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underbelly
8
14
21
23
25
26
28
32
33

Variants

Aberrant Diplocaulus

 Aberrant Diplocaulus is the Aberrant variant of Diplocaulus found in Aberration. It is identical to the normal specie except for its glowing robe. It is tameable and is not  Radiation immune.

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 250 +50 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 165 +16.5 +10%
 Oxygen 1050 +105 +10%
 Food 1500 +150 +10%
 Weight 150 +3 +4%
 Melee Damage 10 +0.5 +1.7% 7% 11%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
 Torpidity 220 +13.2 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Ridden1 Ridden2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Ridden1 Ridden2
Walking 70 122.5 122.5 306.2 306.2 357 357 357 892.5 892.5 4
Swimming 267 467.2 467.2 1168 1168 980.4 980.4 980.4 2451 2451 3

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]

Diplocaulus

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.


Taming

Taming Food

Diplocaulus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:05:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0 0:07:13
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 5 1 1 0:14:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:09:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 10 2 1 0:16:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:10:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 11 31 7 4 0:26:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 18 22 5 3 0:22:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 21 28 6 3 0:25:13
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 26 41 9 5 0:31:13
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 52 41 9 5 0:31:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 22; Slingshot Hits × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:13
Diplocaulus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:07:41
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0 0:14:25
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 21 5 3 0:26:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:19:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 15 53 11 6 0:35:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 5 2 1 0:21:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 22 109 23 12 0:52:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 36 81 17 9 0:44:24
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 43 105 22 11 0:51:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 54 149 31 16 1:04:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 107 147 30 15 1:04:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 61; Slingshot Hits × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:09
Diplocaulus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:12:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0 0:21:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 63 14 7 0:40:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 4 1 1 0:26:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 22 113 24 12 0:52:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 28 34 7 4 0:33:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 33 222 47 24 1:19:13
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 55 175 37 19 1:07:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 65 217 46 23 1:18:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 82 301 63 32 1:38:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 163 299 63 32 1:37:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:25:36
Diplocaulus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 6 0 0 0 0:15:21
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0 0:28:49
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 112 24 12 0:52:45
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 32 7 4 0:36:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 30 203 44 22 1:11:56
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 37 72 16 8 0:44:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 44 365 78 39 1:45:37
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 73 290 62 31 1:30:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 88 365 78 39 1:45:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 110 491 105 53 2:12:02
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 219 488 104 52 2:11:26
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 140; Slingshot Hits × 57; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:29:33
Diplocaulus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:17:55
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 15 19 4 2 0:36:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 28 185 40 20 1:07:09
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 70 16 8 0:45:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 37 301 65 33 1:28:43
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 46 121 27 14 0:55:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 55 533 116 58 2:12:02
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 92 433 94 47 1:53:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 110 533 116 58 2:12:02
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 138 713 155 78 2:45:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 275 709 154 77 2:45:02
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 180; Slingshot Hits × 74; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:32:39
Diplocaulus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 9 0 0 0 0:23:02
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 47 11 6 0:43:13
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 33 258 57 29 1:19:08
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 23 118 26 13 0:55:13
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 45 426 94 47 1:47:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 56 188 42 21 1:07:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 67 736 162 81 2:40:50
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 111 596 131 66 2:16:53
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 133 729 161 81 2:39:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 166 961 212 106 3:19:14
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 332 961 212 106 3:19:14
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 219; Slingshot Hits × 90; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 14; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:35:12

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for  Simple Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Fish Meat, 1 ×  Small Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 5 ×  Mejoberry, 2 ×  Rockarrot, 1 ×  Water

KO Strategy

Sneak up on a Diplocaulus and throw a bola on it to keep it from fleeing, then proceed to violently tame it. NOTE: Make sure to kill all enemies around them while taming. Otherwise when it wakes up its going to flee, get swarmed, and die.

Another method, likely preferred given the dangers of the swamps it is found in, is to pick it up out of the water with a flying mount and tame it in a pen or otherwise less hostile area. Care must be taken when trying this as it will start to flee from the player, likely into hostile mobs, so it must also be picked up quickly when spotted while also avoiding hitting the water and getting knocked off the flying mount.

Encountering

This section describes how to react in an encounter with the Diplocaulus.

General

Diplocaulus is extremely skittish and will flee on sight of you. Though not as fast on land than in water, its speed in water is immense.

Strategy

Bola it to stop it in its tracks, or chase it till it gets stuck under a rock. This should keep it stuck, and let you tranquilize it quickly for taming, or quickly shoot it to death if there is an enemy rider.

Weaponry

Anything, from fists to rocket launcher. A pike or Longneck Rifle works best.

Dangers

The Diplocaulus itself does not pose any threats. The only thing to look out for are nearby  Piranha,  Sarcosuchus, or  Kaprosuchus in the surrounding waters, or an enemy rider mounted on top of it.

Weakness

Diplocaulus is extremely weak. It is threatened by almost everything.

Utility

Roles

  • Organic Oxygen Tank/Diving Partner: The Diplocaulus can be used as a portable  Oxygen supply, at the cost of the creature's own  Oxygen. It can only be ridden underwater, but is a fast swimmer that's able to out-speed many oceanic threats. While riding a Diplocaulus your  Oxygen will be slowly filled, and its own  Oxygen will deplete. They do not seem to use  Oxygen otherwise, making it a great diving partner. Be careful while exploring with the Diplocaulus, as you may leave your frail mount deep down in an ocean filled with a platoon dangerous predators. (Level up in oxygen and/or weight)
  • Trilobite hunter: Diplocaulus have an extremely high damage multiplier against the  Trilobite. With this multiplier, Diplocaulus can usually kill  Trilobites instantly and harvest the  Raw Meat,  Chitin,  Oil, and  Silica Pearls they drop with relative ease (Level Melee Damage and Weight).
  • Swimmer: Diplocaulus are rather quick creatures underwater, and their  Oxygen tank qualities also make them unique swimming mounts and partners for deep dives. However, the deep seas are rife with danger, and it is ill advised to confront them with such a creature.
  • Pet: The Diplocaulus is extraordinarily cute. They make adorable noises and have a squat and short stature. This makes them a favorite creature of some paleontologists and a very fun pet to have for aquatic life enthusiasts. Some survivors like to have Diplocaulus in their aquatic bases as companion pets and simply friends. (Level up and happiness!)
  • Aquatic Transport: Although in most ways inferior to the fleeting  Sarcosuchus , a Diplocaulus can transport light goods from water to land safely and quickly. (Level Weight)
  • Aquatic Scout: Due to the Diplocaulus' small size and decent speed, it can make for a great scout similar to the  Ichthyosaurus, with the only disadvantage being that it is easier to spot due to the ocean not being their normal habitat.

Collectibles

Notes/Trivia

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Diplocaulus, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • Although the Dossier states they are piscivores, they are in fact carnivores and eat  Raw Meat too.
  • Dino Dossier was revealed on 10/02/15 on Steam.[2]
  • Despite being labelled as a "Small amphibian" in the dossier, it is roughly 5.9 meters in game.
  • While Diplocaulus does not require a saddle, it can only be mounted in the water.
  • While mounted, the player will breathe from the Diplocaulus' much greater  Oxygen supply, allowing long diving trips for lower level players, to reach those precious  Oil rocks and  Silica Pearls at the bottom of the sea.
  • Diplocaulus is narrow enough to pass through small openings like  Stone Windowframe and  Stone Doorframe at ground level. Keep this in mind when building taming boxes to hold them.
  • Diplocaulus regenerate way more  Health when being forcefed  Meat, but only while swimming.

Changelog

Patch Changes
248.0 Diplocaulus is added to the game
248.2 Fixed Diplocaulus unboarding movement in local play
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added  Aberrant Diplocaulus
316.18
  • Increased Diplocaulus base health by 33% (from 190 to 250.3)
  • Increased Diplocaulus movement speed when ridden by 25%

Spotlight

Gallery

References