Rare Mushroom

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Rare Mushroom
Rare Mushroom.png

You feel lightheaded after just touching this. Ingesting it would be dangerous.

Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Stack size
Decomposes in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 247 1 0 0
cheat gfi RareMushroom 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_RareMushroom.PrimalItemResource_RareMushroom'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Exchange yields
5 pieces
Hexagon Icon.png 120

The Rare Mushroom is a crafting ingredient in ARK: Survival Evolved.


Rare Mushrooms are required to craft  Re-Fertilizer,  Lesser Antidote and to cook the  Superior Kibble,  Shadow Steak Saute and  Mindwipe Tonic dishes.

They are also the favorite food of the  Procoptodon and should be used for taming it.

Eating the mushroom on its own provides 25 Food but you will get the effect Hallucinogenic Spores, causing your vision to become dark for 10 seconds. While this is usually a disadvantage, it can actually be useful when using a Tek Helmet in scan mode, as the darkening of normal vision does not affect the scan and makes it easier to pick out targets. As food, Rare Mushrooms fill 5 more points of hunger than  Cooked Meat and do so instantly (rather than over time), do not require cooking, stack up to 100 instead of 50 and take three days to spoil, but they weigh twice as much and tend to be harder to find.

Because it can be gathered from crystals in caves, it can be an emergency food supply if players run out food in a cave and do not have a campfire to cook meat harvested from creatures. Just wait for the spore effect to run out before advancing.


Large amounts of Rare Mushrooms can be found by chopping mangrove trees within the swamp or from  Giant Beaver Dams. They also rarely drop when mining  Crystal.

In Scorched Earth, Rare Mushrooms can be found while mining  Crystals and rarely when using the  Whip or  Morellatops /  Ankylosaurus on purple flowers.

The  Roll Rat on Aberration can also gather them in large quantities from the Hallucinogen mushrooms.

( Related information about the  Daeodon is no longer viable since unknown patch version. )

 Rare Mushroom
Creature / ToolGain per action
 Excavation Rig★★★☆☆


  • Before v261 the mushrooms had no side effects and were an excellent source of food.