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Black Pearl
Black Pearl.png
A rare resource from the bottom of the sea...
Type
Rarity
Rare
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Weight
2.0
Stack size
200 / 5000
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi BlackPearl 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl.PrimalItemResource_BlackPearl_C'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Hexagons
Hexagon Icon.png 300

Black Pearls are a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. They can be obtained by harvesting dead Trilobite, Deathworm, Eurypterid, Ammonite, Tusoteuthis, Alpha Tusoteuthis and Alpha Mosasaur. They can also drop as rare loot when catching fish with a Fishing Rod. Gacha can also produce many items as well as black pearls depending on the gacha. A tamed Phoenix will also rarely poop them out instead of its usual Silica Pearls.

Black Pearls are used in crafting and are a key component in Tek Tier crafting recipes.

Gathering[]

Black Pearl
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth)★★★★☆
Therizinosaur★★★☆☆
Megalodon★★☆☆☆
Metal Pick★★☆☆☆

Use an Ichthyosaurus or Manta to hunt Eurypterid. They have no knockback and don’t gain any Torpidity, which the Eurypterids can massively inflict. This allows you to attack and kill them effortlessly. Be wary however, the eurypterid also rapidly drains the stamina of tamed dino and will leave you vulnerable to the other terrors of the deep.

Otters have an ability to rarely collect Black Pearls from fish corpses.

There is an another way to hunt them is to hit one with a Grappling Hook and then use a fast water mount to drag it to the shore, where it can be harvested by a Therizinosaur for extra pearls.

An End-Game way is making use of a Megalodon, equipped with the Megalodon Tek Saddle, it can kill a Tusoteuthis with the element pulses. When killed, the Megalodon can harvest the Black Pearls very easy. (Also works with / on Mosasaurus, but harvesting with Megalodon gives more Black Pearls, and the Mosasaur is harder to kill.)

Beelzebufo do increased damage against Eurypterid and also gather black pearls at an increased rate.

While a Eurypterid only drops a few pearls, an Alpha Mosasaur drops 100 Black Pearls and an Alpha Tusoteuthis drops 75.

Weight Reduction[]

The following creatures reduce the weight of Black Pearl by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:

CreatureReduction
Argentavis50%
Dunkleosteus50%

Genesis: Part 2[]

Black Pearls can be collected in large amounts from the light blue pearls on the pearl asteroids in the -Space- biome. These appear to respawn rather quickly.

Black Pearls can also be harvested from dead Carniflora (Genesis: Part 2) in the Corrupted Gardens (Genesis: Part 2).

Ragnarok[]

A black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found in Ragnarok. These can be harvested for 5-20 black pearls. Black Pearl collection from said clams now scales with the Harvest Amount setting of your server.

Scorched Earth[]

Black Pearls are dropped by Deathworms and Alpha Deathworms in the desert. A tamed Phoenix will also rarely poop them out instead of its usual Silica Pearls.

Aberration[]

A black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found near the rivers at Graves of the Lost. These can be harvested for 5-20 black pearls, but can be dangerous due to radiation and nearby threats (such as Nameless, Rock Drake and any aggressive dino dropped from above).

Extinction[]

In Extinction, Black Pearls can be produced by Gacha. This allows one to easily acquire large amounts of Black Pearls by feeding Stone and other resources to a Gacha. Using the Gacha is the best way to get black pearls.

Black Pearls are also dropped by large corrupted carnivores such as Corrupted Spino, Corrupted Rex, Corrupted Wyvern, and Corrupted Giganotosaurus in the north. These creatures have a small chance of dropping 1-7 black pearls.

Crystal Isles[]

A black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found in the Crystal Isles. They can be located in the water bubbles in the Eldritch Isle. These can be harvested for 5-20 black pearls. Black Pearl collection from said clams now scales with the Harvest Amount setting of your server.

Valguero[]

A black variant of the clam, like Silica Pearls, can be found in Valguero. These can be harvested for black pearls.

Crafting[]

Black Pearl is used to craft the following items:

Consumption[]

Black Pearls are the preferred, but not exclusive, food of Tusoteuthis.

  • Black Pearls restore 30 Food and grant 50 Taming Affinity.

Locations[]

Below are all of the black pearl locations for Ragnarok. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Black Pearl
Ragnarok Topographic Map.jpg

Below are all of the black pearl locations for Aberration. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Black Pearl
Aberration Map.jpg

Notes[]

  • When dropped on the ground, Black Pearls appear as black clams instead of the standard boxes.
  • In Mobile black pearls can be obtained in dungeons from chests but very rare Free gifts also give black pearls(×20) sometimes.
    • Dungeon chest can drop black pearls in numbers of(×10)(×20)(×30)

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