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Bear Trap
Bear Trap
Immobilizes humans and small creatures.
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 379 1 0 0
cheat gfi BearTrap 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_BearTrap.PrimalItemStructure_BearTrap'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
9 EP
Crafting XP
32 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
10 × Slips (Mobile) Slips (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)
Disambig This article is about Bear Trap, not to be confused with Large Bear Trap Large Bear Trap


The Bear Trap is an item used to temporarily immobilize humans and small creatures. When a creature gets trapped, durability slowly depletes at a rate of one unit per eight seconds. With a total durability of one hundred this takes some time (800 seconds or 13.33 minutes) to let go, unit can also be repaired with a captive in its jaws. It is unknown if the 800 second value is for tamed or wild creatures, or both. Be aware that humans can be trapped and that they can't open it, so they need to wait 800 seconds.

Once placed the trap can be picked up by anyone. If sprung it can only be demolished by either the tribe responsible, or the owner (depending on tribe settings). This works on PVE servers currently. Use caution - if you are caught in your own trap you cannot demolish it. If this happens then killing yourself by consuming Feces or Spoiled Meat and then retrieving your corpse may be a better option in order to save time. Note that the trap's durability will continue going down and cannot be reused.

Traps can only be set within a certain distance of each other (3 foundations for small traps). Traps can be placed underwater, but if a player is swimming, they do not seem to be triggered.

"Small animals" seems to cover Gallimimus, Baryonyx, and anything that an Argentavis would be able to carry.

Traps can be hidden in the tops of pillars.

A player can set off their own bear trap.

Bear Traps last considerably longer than Large Bear Trap, and even longer if the trapped creature is tamed.

On mobile bear traps can be placed close to each other, and they are not able to be sprung by the owner.

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Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Bear Trap is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.