Shastasaurus

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Disambig.png See also:  Ichthyosaurus

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Shastasaurus
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Spawn Command
cheat summon Shastasaurus_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ASA/Dinos/Shastasaurus/Shastasaurus_Character_BP.Shastasaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Habitat

The Shastasaurus is the seventh Creature Vote winner and is to be introduced to ARK: Survival Ascended in The Center.

Basic Info

Dossier

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Species

Shastasaurus carmentellum

Time

Late Triassic

Diet

Carnivore

Temperament

Curious

Wild

This odd variant of Shastasaurus seems as curious about humans as its distant relative Ichthyosaur. It sure got my attention when one of these sea monsters swam up to have a look at me! Luckily, its bulk turns out to be worse than its bite. Shastasaurus has weaponized the ultrasonic chirps it uses for echolocation. It can focus those sounds into a tight cone that disorients prey, or widen the effect to blast apart a school of fish in a concussive wave.

Domesticated

Taming a Shastasaurus was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I brought along some Ichthyosaur pals to entertain their larger cousin while I scraped some of its itchy barnacles off with a sickle. From then on, I had a gigantic escort in deep water. Some tribes manage to kit out their finny friend with a periscope, torpedo bays, and even a cargo hold… Those Shastasaurs end up looking like something from the old kids’ cartoon with cavemen who turned dinos into cars and submarines!

Appearance

This section displays the Shastasaurus's natural regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Shastasaurus.

This information can be used to alter the Shastasaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 1 6 would color the Shastasaurus's "" magenta.

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Region 0 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.

Behavior

Abilities

Base Stats and Growth

Combat

Drops

Utility

Roles

Taming

Ride a tamed Ichthyosaurus to lure it to the surface. Once up top, dismount and use a sickle to remove the three leeches indicated on the sides of the Shastasaurus, after which you can feed it taming food. Repeat this process until tamed.

Notes

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

  • The line "Those Shastasaurs end up looking like something from the old kids’ cartoon with cavemen who turned dinos into cars and submarines!" in the dossier may be a reference to the Hanna-Barbera animated sitcom, "The Flintstones"
  • Shastasaurus is the first aquatic creature to win a creature vote
  • Shastasaurus was previously delayed due to the fact the Shastasaurus needed more time to execute properly, Rewriting was needed on some of the basing code of UE to stay in local space on the creature even when in different physics modes (falling/jumping). On the plus side, it came out along with a full large-sized vehicle-worthy basing system

Gallery

References