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Alpha Leedsichthys
Alpha Leedsichthys
Alpha Leedsichthys Image.jpgAlpha Leedsichthys Image
Alpha Leedsichthys Image
Steam 256.0
Mar 31, 2017
Xbox One 753.0
Apr 26, 2017
PS 506.0
Apr 26, 2017
Nintendo Switch 599.0
Nov 30, 2018
Epic Games 311.74
Jun 11, 2020
Stadia 678.15
Sep 1, 2021
Spawn Command
cheat summon Alpha_Leedsichthys_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Leedsichthys/Alpha_Leedsichthys_Character_BP.Alpha_Leedsichthys_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
6,000 XP
Special Loot Chance

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Alpha Leedsichthys is one of the Alpha Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]


See Leedsichthys.


It is called Great Albino Leedsichthys, as its whole body has a bright white color.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

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

Alpha Leedsichthys PaintRegion0
Region 0:
X mark

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Alpha Leedsichthys PaintRegion4
Region 4:
Body Highlights
Alpha Leedsichthys PaintRegion5
Region 5:


Guaranteed Special Loot

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Health Health 4400 +528
Stamina Stamina 500 +50
Oxygen Oxygen N/A N/A
Food Food 8000 +800
Weight Weight 1800 +36
Melee Damage Melee Damage 160 +0
Movement Speed Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity Torpidity 4500 +270
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 1350

Swimming 1350

  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Alpha Leedsichthys bites the target.
0 2000 0 2300
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 160


This section describes how to fight against the Alpha Leedsichthys.


The Alpha Leedsichthys has the increased movement speed and attack power that alphas typically possess. However, it is unique in that it's the only Alpha Creature that doesnt have higher health than its regular counterpart as well as no size increase (albeit in trade for this it gains the ability to one shot wooden rafts). Because of this, it is relatively easy to kill and can be dispatched with a Megalodon Megalodon or Sarco Sarco without much risk. Be careful not to accidentally run into other aquatic predators.


The Alpha Leedsichthys is as large as a normal Leedsichthys with an equally awful attack rate/turning radius- use a water mount and dispatch it with ease.

When lured to beachside, firearms may be utilized (though not recommended.)


Crossbows and TEK Rifles can be used to chip the Alpha Leedsichthys from a distance. As with most aquatic creatures, however, it is generally safer and more effective to use a mount.


It is a natural boat destroyer. Like the Leedsichthys, it is capable of tearing down rafts if you don't see it coming, but it can do so even faster than regular Leedsichthys

It also has the ability to one shot Wooden Rafts unlike the normal variant albeit it still will need to deal damage to motorboats.

It should be noted that, unlike the regular variant, the Alpha Leedsichthys can outspeed Motorboats.


It has relatively low health due to having no increase in health and will always spawn at level 1 just like the normal Leedsichthys, so high-damage mounts can kill it very easily.


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

  • Other Alphas include the Alpha Tusoteuthis Alpha Tusoteuthis, Alpha Mosasaurus Alpha Mosasaurus, Alpha Megalodon Alpha Megalodon, Alpha Raptor Alpha Raptor, Alpha Carnotaurus Alpha Carnotaurus and the Alpha Rex Alpha Rex.
  • The Alpha Leedsichthys will only attack boats on sight; it will not attack the player without provocation.
  • Can destroy rafts in one hit, Even if you have a "rock boat", with stone structures around and beneath it.
  • The Alpha Leedsichthys is white in reference to the novel Moby Dick as there was a white whale that a captain died trying to kill. This is also why it drops the Captain's Hat Skin Captain's Hat Skin.
  • The Alpha Leedsichthys can be scraped for prime fish meat, much like it's regular counterpart.
  • The Alpha Leedsichthys used to not have increased size but now it does.
  • It's the only alpha that is not aggressive to players, but aggressive to rafts and boats instead.