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This article is about Pachy, not to be confused with  Pachyrhinosaurus

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Variants
Spawn Command
cheat summon Pachy_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Pachy/Pachy_Character_BP.Pachy_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Pachy (Gauntlet2)

cheat summon Pachy_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Pachy_Character_BP_STA.Pachy_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35

Variant VR Pachy

cheat summon Pachy_Character_BP_ExpG_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Mashup/ExperimentG/DinosAndStructures/Pachy_Character_BP_ExpG.Pachy_Character_BP_ExpG'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Preferred Food Primitive Plus
Equipment
 Pachy Saddle (Level 14)
24 - 28 °C / 75 - 82 °F
 Egg Incubator: 26 °C / 79 °F
Incubation Time
1h 25m 42.446s
Baby Time
2h 38m 43.809s
Juvenile Time
10h 34m 55.238s
Adolescent Time
13h 13m 39.047s
Total Maturation Time
1d 2h 27m 18.094s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Extinction.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Valguero.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Crystal Isles.svg

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Spawning Pachy Genesis Part 2.svg

Lost Island Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Lost Island.svg

Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Fjordur Midgard.svg

Fjordur Asgard Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Pachy Fjordur Asgard.svg

Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Pachycephalosaurus(pak-ee-SEF-uh-lo-SAWR-us), or simply Pachy, is one of the dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

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

Pachycephalosaurus leniproelia

Time

Late Cretaceous

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Passive

Wild

Pachycephalosaurus is a bit of a conundrum. It is a very passive (even friendly) herbivore, common to much of the Island. At the same time, it is one of the most dangerous herbivores that I have yet encountered on the Island. Its charging headbutt is a display of sheer physical power, and can kill much more quickly than you might think. While Pachycephalosaurus is generally friendly, it has a short temper. Its fight-or-flight response always seems to choose "fight!" The Pachy becomes extremely aggressive once attacked. Additionally, it is an incredibly fast sprinter, so escaping from an enraged Pachy is very difficult.

Domesticated

Pachycephalosaurus is an excellent battle-mount for those who want to ride a smaller, nimble combatant into the fray. Because of its particular musculature, it cannot effectively carry large quantities of resources. It can, however, move with brief magnificent bursts of speed, and its headbutt is simply devastating.

Behavior

The Pachy is passive unless provoked. They are rather slow when moving normally, but move very quickly when using their charge attack.

Appearance

Standing at a man's shoulder height, this bipedal dinosaur possesses a thick bony dome on the skull for charging into enemies and structures, an "S"-shaped muscular neck, and a beak for browsing vegetation, along with short arms weilding grasping hands, a bulky body and legs, and armor on the top of the back and tail.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Pachy PaintRegion0.png
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Pachy PaintRegion3.png
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Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 175 +35 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 150 +15 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 1200 +120 +10%
 Weight 150 +3 +4%
 Melee Damage 10 +0.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +3% 20%
 Torpidity 160 +9.6 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 200 ? ? 546 519 622.8 6
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

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]

Pachy

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.


Abilities

Active

Headbutt
LeftRTR2ZR
  • The Pachy headbutts the target for 10 damage.
  • This attacks induces instantly  Torpor by x1.7 its  Melee Damage stat.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Ram
LeftRTR2ZR
  • The Pachy rams on a direction until the rider stops it.
  • If impacts with a target induces it instantly  Torpor by x3.5 its  Melee Damage stat.

Jump
  • The Pachy jumps.

Passive

Head Damage Reduction

The Pachy's head reduces the incoming damage that it receives from projectiles by x0.125 its normal damage. On  ARK: Survival Ascended the body damage multipliers also apply for melee attacks.

Taming

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy

While the Pachy does not have a lot of Torpor, attacks on the head are nearly useless due to the headplate. If possible attacks should be focused on the body rather than the head. Thus having Pachy charge at you is a very dangerous situation. Luckily it is vulnerable to the Bola, making stopping it and flanking it with a Wooden Club easy.

Taming Food

Pachy.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 1 0 0 0 0:00:54
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:05:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:05:21
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:05:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 2 1 1 0:10:41
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 11 0 0 0 0:05:31
Berries.png Berries 16 0 0 0 0:05:20
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 16; Slingshot Hits × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.27 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:00
Pachy.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:01:47
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:12:41
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:12:41
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 19 0 0 0 0:12:41
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 19 27 6 3 0:25:21
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 25 0 0 0 0:12:31
Berries.png Berries 38 0 0 0 0:12:40
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 44; Slingshot Hits × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.45 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:29
Pachy.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:02:40
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 30 0 0 0 0:20:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 0 0 0 0:20:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 30 0 0 0 0:20:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 72 15 8 0:40:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 40 0 0 0 0:20:01
Berries.png Berries 60 0 0 0 0:20:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 73; Slingshot Hits × 30; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.58 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:57
Pachy.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:04:27
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 42 17 4 2 0:28:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 42 17 4 2 0:28:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 42 17 4 2 0:28:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 42 140 30 15 0:56:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 55 15 4 2 0:27:31
Berries.png Berries 83 16 4 2 0:27:40
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 102; Slingshot Hits × 42; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.7 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:24:11
Pachy.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 6 0 0 0 0:05:20
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 53 43 10 5 0:35:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 53 43 10 5 0:35:21
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 53 43 10 5 0:35:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 53 216 47 24 1:10:41
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 70 41 9 5 0:35:01
Berries.png Berries 105 41 9 5 0:35:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 131; Slingshot Hits × 54; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.82 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:43
Pachy.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Simple Kibble.png Simple Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:06:13
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 64 75 17 9 0:42:41
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 64 75 17 9 0:42:41
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 64 75 17 9 0:42:41
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 64 305 66 33 1:25:21
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 85 74 16 8 0:42:31
Berries.png Berries 128 75 17 9 0:42:40
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 160; Slingshot Hits × 65; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; 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: 00:28:48

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

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Pachy.

General

The head of the Pachy reduces incoming damage by 87.5% and the rest of the body takes only normal damage. It is advised to kill or down(for taming) a Pachy before it closes distance with arrows or gunfire.

Strategy

Perching upon a stone whilst shooting at it with a bow/gun is a valid strategy, however, Pachys are commonly found in places where carnivores live. Therefore, climbing onto the rock might be dangerous. Once the Pachy reaches the player, it will headbutt the player relentlessly. During this process, it is difficult for the player to not hit the bony helmet on the Pachy's head, which causes a problem when fighting back.

Weaponry

Long ranged weapons and potentially a Pike can do the trick, as melee battles will subject the player to damage. A powerful mount can almost effortlessly kill a Pachy with a couple, or in some instances, a single chomp.

Dangers

The Pachy lowers their head in front of their body when attacking, giving themselves a damage-reducing shield. The attacks of the Pachy raise the target's torpor, potentially knocking it unconscious. Attempt to take care of the Pachy before the battle becomes physical, as many players, especially those of lower levels will be unprepared. Always keep an eye out for other Pachys in the area, or more dangerous animals. A casual Pachy-taming adventure can turn into a bloodbath if the players fail to stop a Carno or Rex from entering unnoticed. There is not much that can be done once larger predators arrive, only massive loss of life between helpful players and beloved animals.

Weakness

Use a Bola on it and move to the creature's side or back. From there, start stabbing with Spears or a Pike. If you attack with Spears, make sure to have about 5 on you, as they have a chance of breaking.

Alternatively, the Pachy has relatively little health. Try to override the damage output by a volley of arrows or bullets, or a powerful mount. If you ride a Beelzebufo into battle, use its tongue to knock it out and then simply kill it or tame it.

Utility

Roles

  • Knocking-out: Both the Charge and Non-Charge attack increases a targets Torpor when hit. The induced torpor by the charged attack even gets a bonus of 3.5 to the already increased attack damage multiplicator of 1.7 compared to the regular attack, resulting in a 5.95 higher induced Torpor. Increases in a Pachy's damage will make for a more effective, and quicker, knock-out. If you use the Charge attack to assist in the process, increases in Melee Damage and Stamina will make for more efficiency. Speed does not influence the induced Torpor. With all of this in mind, using a Pachy can at times be a better alternative to taming than  Tranq Arrows and can be used with great vigor to knock enemies out.
  • Battering Ram: Increases in Speed and Damage can turn the Pachy into a battering ram that can knock down Thatch and Greenhouse structures very easily and more slowly destroy wooden buildings, as well as knock out enemies. Their charging attack also can destroy a  Wooden Spike Wall with ease and thus can be useful in low-level raids to clear them.(Level Health and Melee Damage, with some Stamina).
  • PvP Soaker: The Pachy has one of the most powerful damage reduction on its head (x0.125), this in combination with its small size makes it one of the few creatures that can soak the turrets of areas with narrow entrances. However, the Pachy does not have good base  Health, so it needs to be the result of a good breeding line + a good saddle to actually be decent. (Level up Health).
  • Combatant/ War-Horse: Not only is the Pachy's Charge Attack extremely efficient at damaging primitive buildings, but they can also deliver sufficient damage with their swift charges to tames and survivors, especially when in Mate boosted groups, making them capable war mounts in the low-tier stage of the game. The faster a Pachy is moving when it hits its target, the greater the increase in damage and the torpor it gives out.(Level Health and Melee Damage, with some Stamina).
  • Travel: Pachy's Charge Attack can bring them up to high speeds in a short amount of time, and while the initial start of the charge will use a considerable amount of charge, the Pachy can sustain that charge for a relatively long period of time without the need of much stamina. They are however prone to stumble or being stopped by rocky terrain or pack attacks and they are unable to turn while in a charge. Nevertheless, they can be useful to low-level players in long distance traveling. Increases in Stamina and Speed will give you a swifter and more endurance filled steed.
  • Early-Game Mount: The  Pachy Saddle can be unlocked at level 14 and thus can be utilized rather early in-game. Though the Pachy's damage itself is not too impressive, its torpor can be used to tame creatures when other taming methods are still rudimentary and while it can't gather berries, it can gather thatch and small amounts of wood needed for building and crafting. One more advantage to the Pachy is its ability to travel far and long distances with ease, given there is a clear path to do so like the beach or grasslands.

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Thatch.png Thatch ★★☆☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★☆☆☆☆

Spotlight

Notes/Trivia

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

  • First revealed on 06/14/2015.[2]
  • Dino Dossier revealed on 07/02/2015.[3]
  • Pachycephalosaurus, in real life, stood at 1.8 meters and was 4.5 meters long as a full-grown adult, making the Ark's Pachy actually smaller than its real life counterpart. Other differences in the real Pachy include longer legs and a stiff tail that was armored and scale-like, supported by ossified tendons.
  • Despite being slightly smaller than the player, the Pachy cannot fit through ordinary doorways or be picked up by a Pteranodon.
  • Upon the initial in-game release of the Pachy, the dinosaur had the sound of a sheep or a goat. (Ovis did not exist and wasn't planned at this time.)
  • There is a skin for the Pachy that turns it into a  Stygimoloch Costume which may or may not be a related species to the Pachycephalosaurus. In fact, it is hotly debated in the paleontological community whether the genus Stygimoloch, along with Dracorex, are valid and their own creature or a premature growth state of the Pachy itself. If the later were to be true, than the Stygimoloch is a sub-adult of the Pachy and thus would be the same species.
  • The Pachy is one in a group of creatures on the Ark that can deal torpor to a target creature or survivor; these creatures can sometimes be used as a cheap and effective alternative to using projectiles to tame. Among the Pachy, these creatures include  Pulmonoscorpius,  Beelzebufo,  Ovis,  Titanoboa,  Thorny Dragon, and others.
  • The Pachycephalosaurus likely was not capable of charging into surfaces, objects, or creatures at high speeds with its dome head, as it is thought its spine and skull wouldn't be able to sustain such a collision and and thus would caused sustained injuries, and possibly death if 2 Pachys colliding into each other. This means their true behavior cannot be based off of animals like goats that are well suited to head bashing. Rather, instead of a slamming head-to-head collision, they more likely would have used them to ram the sides of one another as well as other creatures like the dinosaurus that preyed on them for self defense. Any touching of their dome may have been more likely used to push on each other to show their strength and dominance which may have been followed by attempts to hit one another on the sides.

Changelog

Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
207.0 Pachy is added to the game.
208.1 Fixed case where the Pachy could launch a player very high when knocked unconscious.
209.0
  • Pachys will now collide with one another when charging.
  •  Torpor from attacks is increased by 20%.
256.0 New sound effects for the Pachy.
329.5 Pachy now prefers  Simple Kibble.
329.5 VR Pachy is added to the game.

Gallery

References