Plant Species Z Fruit

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Plant Species Z Fruit
Plant Species Z Fruit.png

Bioluminescent Fruit that provides a flash of Charge lighting

Stack size
Single use
Spoils in
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi PlantSpeciesZ_Grenade 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/WeaponPlantSpeciesZ/PrimalItem_PlantSpeciesZ_Grenade.PrimalItem_PlantSpeciesZ_Grenade'" 1 0 0

The Plant Species Z Fruit is an item introduced in Aberration and also available on Genesis: Part 1, Crystal Isles and Genesis: Part 2.

It can only be obtained by growing Plant Species Z. Once fully grown, the plant will produce Plant Species Z Fruit.


The fruit can be thrown like a  Grenade.

While it does no damage, it explodes upon impact into a flash of light similar to a flashbang, blinding anyone and any lesser creature within the vicinity and looking at the direction of the fruit. The blinding effect lasts for approx. 10 seconds (for humans).

Blinded dinos cannot be mounted.

The following dinos are unphased by the blinding effect:

Reapers and Nameless are still affected by charge light effect given out by the Plant Z.


  • Most of the higher-leveled dino takes shorter time for the flash effect to wear off, and both bosses and Alpha Predators are unphased by it.
  • Throwing one at the ground when grabbed by a  Karkinos or  Kaprosuchus will stun it, forcing it to drop you and allowing you time to move out of its reach.
  • In official PvE servers, Plant Z does not affect wild and allied/enemy dinos and players.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
275.0 Plant Species Z Fruit is added to the game.
280.130 Plant Z fruits can no longer soak turrets.
298.41 Reduced Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10.
303.1 Plant Z Grenades weight reduced from 10 to 5.