Primal Crystal

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Primal Crystal
Primal Crystal.png

This strange crystalline material can be shaped into lenses, used as an electronics component, or mixed into powerful explosives. This particular crystal pulses with primal energy and is the Crystal Wyvern's favorite treat.

Stack size
Spoils in
Spoils to
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Crystal_IslesPrimal 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/CrystalWyvern/CrystalResources/Primal/PrimalItemResource_Crystal_IslesPrimal.PrimalItemResource_Crystal_IslesPrimal'" 1 0 0
Used to craft

The Primal Crystal is a resource in the Expansion Map Crystal Isles.


  • Used to raise baby  Crystal Wyvern and Imprint upon them, also restoring 400 hunger points upon consumption. It should be noted that Primal Crystal is the only food a Crystal Wyvern will take before the adult stage. Baby, juvenile, and adolescent Crystal Wyvern will not eat raw or cooked meat.
  • Used as a tribute for summoning  Crystal Wyvern Queen. Due to its spoil time, it is highly advised to only gather them when its time to fight the boss.

The amount of Primal Crystal dropped on a knocked out crystal wyvern depends of its level , if you knock out an high level crystal wyvern you'll get more Primal Crystal than if you knock out a low level one.

They can be gathered by knocking out wild  Crystal Wyvern or their Heir counterpart and pressing the use key (E by default on PC) to harvest the crystals from their bodies while unconscious. Another way to harvest Primal Crystals, although is not recommended due to its difficulty, is to kill an Alpha Blood Wyvern. When killed an Alpha Blood Wyvern will drop around 20-30 Primal Crystals. Spoiling time in  Crystal Wyvern about 6h.

Spoiled Primal Crystal reverts to  Crystal.

ContainerSpoiling Time
 Player Inventory 45m
 Tamed Dino 45m
 Crystal Wyvern 6h
 Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 11h 15m

For more information, see Spoilage.


  • Ensure you have at least a few of Primal Crystal in hand before attempting to raise Crystal Wyvern, as their drop rate are low.
  • Placing Primal Crystals Into Crystal Wyvern's Inventory will increase their spoil timer.
  • Placing Primal Crystals inside  Fenrir does not affect the spoil timer of the crystal.


Patch Changes
311.74 Primal Crystal is added to the game.
312.9 Primal Crystal is now transferable.