Iguanodon

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Spawn Command
cheat summon Iguanodon_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Iguanodon/Iguanodon_Character_BP.Iguanodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Iguanodon
cheat summon Iguanodon_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Iguanodon/Iguanodon_Character_BP_Aberrant.Iguanodon_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Iguanodon (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Iguanodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/Iguanodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Iguanodon_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Iguanodon (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Iguanodon_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Iguanodon_Character_BP_STA.Iguanodon_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Preferred Food Primitive Plus
Equipment
 Iguanodon Saddle (Level 30)
24 - 28 °C / 75 - 82 °F
 Egg Incubator: 26 °C / 79 °F
Incubation Time
1h 25m 42.446s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46.666s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6.662s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53.328s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 46.656s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon The Island.svg
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon The Center.svg
Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Scorched Earth.svg
Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Ragnarok.svg
Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Extinction.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Valguero.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Genesis Part 1.svg
Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Crystal Isles.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Genesis Part 2.svg
Lost Island map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Lost Island.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Iguanodon Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Iguanodon Aberration.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Iguanodon Valguero.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Iguanodon Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Iguanodon (ig-WAN-oh-don[1]) is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. They are occasionally known as the rich man's Parasaur. They can usually be found in jungles, forests and grasslands.

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

Iguanodon vicissitudinis

Time

Late Jurassic

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Reactive

Wild

Of the many creatures I've yet encountered on the Island, the Iguanodon vicissitudinis has the distinctly versatile capability of switching its primary method of locomotion according to its momentary needs. Primarily a rather lethargic bipedal herbivore native to the Island's many grasslands and forests, in situations where increased speed or maneuverability is called for, it will quickly shift its posture into quadrupedal stance and behave like a very different creature! While bipedal, it can employ rapid, stabbing attacks with its distinctive thumb spikes. In quadrupedal stance, conversely, it seems to have an endless supply of stamina, even while sprinting!

Domesticated

Interestingly, the Iguanodon's thumb spikes also provide it with the capability to pick seeds out of fruits, allowing a farmer to easily convert stacks of fruits into stacks of seed for planting. Combined with its highly effective fruit harvesting and substantial carry weight, the Iguanodon's excellent mobility in bipedal stance makes it an ideal field-hand that can also pull off a quick get-away or an agile defense when needed.

Behavior

Iguanodons, like many other herbivores on the ARK, are gentle creatures that will not harm humans or other animals on sight. However once attacked, they will fight back using their thumb spikes in bipedal mode. When sufficiently injured or if their torpor rises high enough, they will turn and flee on all four legs. Like other herbivores, it is a herding animal and will help defend others from attack.

Appearance

The Iguanodon is a medium herbivorous dinosaur that bears a strong resemblance to the Parasaurolophus but without the distinct head crest. Instead the animal has two spike-like thumbs for prying fruits open to reach at delicious seeds and stabbing would-be predators. They are as capable of walking on all fours as they are on just their hind legs.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Iguanodon's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Iguanodon. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Iguanodon 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 Iguanodon's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Iguanodon's "body" magenta.

Iguanodon PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
8
13
14
21
22
23
24
25
32
33
34
35
42
45
46
52
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Iguanodon PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Stripes
13
14
20
22
24
26
27
33
34
35
Iguanodon PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stomach and Accents
8
14
21
23
25
32
37
43
47

Aberrant Iguanodon

 Aberrant Iguanodon is the Aberrant variant of Iguanodon found in Aberration. It is identical to the normal Iguanodon except for its glowing robe. It is tamable 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 200 +20 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 1800 +180 +10%
 Weight 375 +7.5 +4%
 Melee Damage 25 +1.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +2%
 Torpidity 210 +12.6 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 250 ? ? 1062.5 1437.5 1437.5 4
Swimming 450 ? ? ? ? ? ?

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.[2]

Iguanodon

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

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy

The Iguanodon has a rather fast movement speed for early players and will begin to run when Health is low or Torpor is high, making the Bola a valuable tool when attempting to knock one out.

Taming Food

Iguanodon.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:01:04
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:07:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:07:36
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:07:36
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 8 2 1 0:15:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 25 0 0 0 0:07:30
Berries.png Berries 37 0 0 0 0:07:24
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 37 0 0 0 0:07:24
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 21; 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: 00:11:40
Iguanodon.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:02:40
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 44 0 0 0 0:17:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 44 0 0 0 0:17:36
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 44 0 0 0 0:17:36
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 44 54 11 6 0:35:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 59 0 0 0 0:17:42
Berries.png Berries 88 0 0 0 0:17:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 88 0 0 0 0:17:36
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 58; Slingshot Hits × 24; 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: 00:19:14
Iguanodon.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:03:44
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 70 15 4 2 0:28:00
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 70 15 4 2 0:28:00
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 70 15 4 2 0:28:00
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 70 131 28 14 0:56:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 94 16 4 2 0:28:12
Berries.png Berries 140 15 4 2 0:28:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 140 15 4 2 0:28:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; 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: 00:24:26
Iguanodon.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 10 0 0 0 0:05:20
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 97 51 11 6 0:38:48
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 97 51 11 6 0:38:48
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 97 51 11 6 0:38:48
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 97 237 51 26 1:17:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 129 51 11 6 0:38:42
Berries.png Berries 193 50 11 6 0:38:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 193 50 11 6 0:38:36
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 134; Slingshot Hits × 55; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 15; 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: 00:28:12
Iguanodon.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 13 0 0 0 0:06:56
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 123 97 21 11 0:49:12
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 123 97 21 11 0:49:12
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 123 97 21 11 0:49:12
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 123 361 78 39 1:38:24
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 164 97 21 11 0:49:12
Berries.png Berries 245 96 21 11 0:49:00
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 245 96 21 11 0:49:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 171; Slingshot Hits × 70; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:31:10
Iguanodon.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 15 0 0 0 0:08:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 149 153 34 17 0:59:36
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 149 153 34 17 0:59:36
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 149 153 34 17 0:59:36
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 149 502 111 56 1:59:12
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 199 153 34 17 0:59:42
Berries.png Berries 298 153 34 17 0:59:36
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 298 153 34 17 0:59:36
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 209; Slingshot Hits × 86; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 24; 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: 00:33:36

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

Preferred Food

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Iguanodon.

General

Despite being an otherwise passive creature, the iguanodon will retaliate against any violence directed toward it. It is surprisingly competent in combat.

Strategy

Throw a bola at the iguanodon and attack it from behind or from a distance.

Weaponry

A sword will be more than sufficient, due to its rather low Base Health.

Dangers

Avoid attacking from the front by using bolas or distracting it with a mount due to its decent reach when using melee. Its attacks can easily kill an unprepared survivor.

Weakness

Susceptible to Bolas and has rather low health pool.

Utility

Roles

  • Low Level Mount: Moderately easy to tame (just remember to bring a bola or a bear trap!).
  • Pack Mule: Stamina does not drain when running on all fours (Level up Speed and Weight)
  • Toxin Farmer: Gathers mass quantities of Bio Toxin from Spore-Inducing Mushrooms (level up melee damage) in Aberration.
  • Long Distance Runner: Since stamina does not drain while on all fours, running speed is decent, swim speed isn't awful, and has the ability to jump extremely high, you don’t need to put many points into stamina due to you only needing stamina for attack and instead can focus on speed. (Level up speed)
  • Farming Aid: Allows for berries to be turned into seeds, making once hard to get berries much easier, e.g., Narcoberries. Also great for making organic oil from bulk seeding of berries if you play on primitive plus.
  • Charge Light Feeder: In Aberration, the Iguanodon can take on a unique role of providing mass quantities of food for your charge light tames, as they prefer a steady diet of seeds compared to other food types. Simply gather berries, have the iguanodon seed them, then place the seeds in food troughs, and your charge light tames will be well fed for quite some time.
  • Gatherer: Is decent at gathering berries early game. (Level up melee damage)
  • Combatant: The Iguanadon’s bipedal stance is outclassed by other dinosaurs, but it deals amazing damage early game. (Level up stamina and melee damage)
  • Guardian: The Iguanadon’s great damage output and high speed while running on all fours allows them to be great at protecting your base from low level offline invaders. (Level up speed, melee, and health)

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin ★★★★★
Berries.png Berries ★★★☆☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★☆☆☆

Spotlight

Notes/Trivia

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

  • Dino Dossier released on October 12, 2015 on Steam.[3]
  • The dossier mistakenly lists Iguanodon as living during the Late Jurassic, when it instead lived during the Early Cretaceous.
  • Rmb, LT, L2 allows to switch between bipedal and quadrupedal.
  • Has increased speed and unlimited Stamina while running quadrupedal.
  • Its full name means "alternating iguana-tooth", referring to its ability to switch between bipedal and quadrupedal stances.
  • Real Iguanodons were a social dinosaur who lived in herds, Ark's Iguanodon can occasionally be found in groups but are mostly seen alone.
  • The size of the in-game Iguanodon is extremely dwarfed, as real life fully grown iguanodons were about 10 meters long, only 2–3 meters short of a real life Giganotosarus. The real life Giganotosaurus were 10–13 meters long, actually shorter in length to the real life Spinosaurs.
  • Some will call this dino a "rich man's Parasaur".

Bugs

  • When converting Berries into seeds, the Iguanodon will generate seeds equal to the amount of each type of berry in its inventory, while only consuming up to one stack of each type. For example, say an Iguanodon has one stack of Amarberries, two stacks of Tintoberries, three stacks of Azulberries and five stacks of Mejoberries in its inventory. When the 'Seed Fruit in Inventory' option is chosen, only one stack of each type of berry will be consumed, while the number of seeds generated will be equal to the total number of each type of berry in the inventory. In this example, the Iguanodon would have one stack of Amarberry Seeds, two stacks of Tintoberry Seeds, three stacks of Azulberry Seeds and five stacks of Mejoberry Seeds, but still have one stack of Tintoberries, two stacks of Azulberries and four stacks of Mejoberries left.

Changelog

Patch Changes
256.0  Iguanodon is added to the game
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added  Aberrant Iguanodon

Gallery

References