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Spawn Command
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dodo/Dodo_Character_BP.Dodo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Dodo
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dodo/Dodo_Character_BP_Aberrant.Dodo_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dodo (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive.Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dodo (Gauntlet) (Large)
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive_Large_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive_Large.Dodo_Character_BP_Aggressive_Large'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dodo (Sport)
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_Basketball_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Sport/Dodo_Character_BP_Basketball.Dodo_Character_BP_Basketball'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Dodo (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Dodo_Character_BP_STA.Dodo_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35

2 Dodos in ARK: Mobile can be ridden if they are at least 2.4x in size.
3 Dodos can be bred for varying sizes in ARK: Mobile.

Preferred Food
Preferred Food Primitive Plus Icon.png
Equipment
Data
XP for kill
2 XP
22 - 30 °C / 72 - 86 °F
Incubation Time
49m 59.76s
Baby Time
1h 32m 35.555s
Juvenile Time
6h 10m 22.222s
Adolescent Time
7h 42m 57.777s
Total Maturation Time
15h 25m 55.555s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Jeremy Twitter.jpg Dodo Tossing, Sport of Champions!
~ Jeremy[1]

The Dodo is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. They are docile, flightless birds found in beaches and grasslands.

Basic Info[]

Dossier[]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Raphus replicare

Time

Late Holocene

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Oblivious

Wild

Raphus replicare (more commonly known as the Dodo Bird) is quite possibly the dumbest creature I've ever seen in my life. It wanders around the beaches of the Island, pecking berries off bushes, and being eaten by all manner of carnivore. Without the Dodo, the whole Island's food chain would disintegrate. This subspecies of the Dodo has developed an unbelievably clever way to sustain itself: they mate constantly. I'm fairly convinced that they reach full maturity within a week of being born. This is the only trait keeping them populous on the island.

Domesticated

While it can be done, there is almost no reason to domesticate a Raphus replicare. It cannot carry enough to be a beast of burden, it does not provide much food, and it's too stupid to show companionship. It could work as a last-ditch food source, though, so I suppose keeping some around for "lean times" has a certain logic.

Behavior[]

Dodos aimlessly waddle about the beaches, hills and forests of the island, moving with little speed. When a Dodo is attacked, it will not fight back. Instead, it and any nearby Dodos will attempt to flee, although their slow movement speed usually makes them easy prey. Anything from a cluster of Compies to a single Spino will attack it and win unanimously. Even if the player takes an egg from a wild Dodo, it will not attack. Dodos will also occasionally get stuck on driftwood on beaches. In the early release of Ark, Dodos would attack the attacking player in retaliation. In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile, they will occasionally defend themselves by attacking or if their egg is stolen.

Appearance[]

A flightless species of pigeon, the dodo is easily identifiable by its large beak and stout, round body. Dodos vary in many colors, including purple, brown, red, and black.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

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

Dodo PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Body
Dodo PaintRegion1.png
Region 1:
Face
Dodo PaintRegion2.png
Region 2:
Beak
Dodo PaintRegion3.png
Region 3:
Forehead, Neck and Feet
Dodo PaintRegion4.png
Region 4:
Head
Dodo PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:
Wings and Patterning

Drops[]

In ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile:

In Primitive+:

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 40 +8 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 100 +10 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 450 +45 +10% 15%
Weight 50 +1 +4%
Melee Damage 5 +0.25 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 200%
Torpidity 30 +1.8 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 65 ? 136.5 95.55 4
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Dodo pecks at the target.
0 110 0 0
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 5

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.[2]

Dodo

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[]

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[]

Dodos are easy to tame, you can easily knock them out with your fists or by using a Slingshot to the head. A Wooden Club will also work. It is advised to not use anything other than the Wooden Club, Sling Shot, or Fists to knock out the Dodos as anything else will have a higher chance of killing the Dodo.

Taming Food[]

Dodo.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 1 0 0 0 0:00:22
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 3 0 0 0 0:00:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 3 0 0 0 0:00:49
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 3 0 0 0 0:00:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 3 -0 -0 -0 0:01:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:00:49
Berries.png Berries 6 0 0 0 0:00:48
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 3; Slingshot Hits × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:40
Dodo.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 1 0 0 0 0:00:22
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:02:09
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:02:09
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 8 0 0 0 0:02:09
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 8 6 2 1 0:04:17
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 10 0 0 0 0:02:01
Berries.png Berries 15 0 0 0 0:02:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 9; Slingshot Hits × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:44
Dodo.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:00:43
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:03:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:03:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:03:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 13 3 2 0:06:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 15 0 0 0 0:03:01
Berries.png Berries 23 0 0 0 0:03:04
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 14; Slingshot Hits × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:29
Dodo.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:00:43
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 16 2 1 1 0:04:17
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 16 2 1 1 0:04:17
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 16 2 1 1 0:04:17
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 16 22 5 3 0:08:33
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 21 1 1 1 0:04:13
Berries.png Berries 31 1 1 1 0:04:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 20; Slingshot Hits × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:01
Dodo.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:00:43
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 20 5 2 1 0:05:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 5 2 1 0:05:21
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 20 5 2 1 0:05:21
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 34 8 4 0:10:41
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 27 6 2 1 0:05:25
Berries.png Berries 40 5 2 1 0:05:20
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 25; Slingshot Hits × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:27
Dodo.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Basic Kibble.png Basic Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:01:04
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 24 10 3 2 0:06:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 24 10 3 2 0:06:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 24 10 3 2 0:06:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 24 47 11 6 0:12:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 32 10 3 2 0:06:25
Berries.png Berries 48 10 3 2 0:06:24
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:48

Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 5 0 0 0 0:01:01
Berries.png Berries 7 0 0 0 0:00:56
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:00:25
Berries.png Berries 3 0 0 0 0:00:24
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 3; Slingshot Hits × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:01:40
Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 11 0 0 0 0:02:13
Berries.png Berries 17 0 0 0 0:02:16
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:00:49
Berries.png Berries 6 0 0 0 0:00:48
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 9; Slingshot Hits × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:02:44
Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 21 2 1 1 0:04:13
Berries.png Berries 31 2 1 1 0:04:08
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 7 0 0 0 0:01:25
Berries.png Berries 11 0 0 0 0:01:28
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:00:16
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 17; Slingshot Hits × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 1; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:03:46
Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 37 16 4 2 0:07:25
Berries.png Berries 55 15 4 2 0:07:20
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 13 0 0 0 0:02:37
Berries.png Berries 19 0 0 0 0:02:32
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:00:25
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:00:16
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 2; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:04:48
Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 69 61 15 8 0:13:49
Berries.png Berries 103 61 14 7 0:13:44
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 23 0 0 0 0:04:37
Berries.png Berries 35 0 0 0 0:04:40
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 3 0 0 0 0:00:37
Berries.png Berries 4 0 0 0 0:00:32
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 57; Slingshot Hits × 24; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 4; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 1.59 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:58
Soothing Balm Dodo.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 101 123 30 15 0:20:13
Berries.png Berries 152 123 30 15 0:20:16
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 34 1 1 1 0:06:49
Berries.png Berries 51 1 1 1 0:06:48
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 4 0 0 0 0:00:49
Berries.png Berries 6 0 0 0 0:00:48
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:13
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 84; Slingshot Hits × 35; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 5; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 2.08 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:06:43


Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Basic Kibble: 10 ×  Amarberry, 1 ×  Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Extra Small Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 5 ×  Mejoberry, 10 ×  Tintoberry, 1 ×  Water

Combat[]

This section describes how to fight against the Dodo.

General[]

The dodo is a very small bird that makes chirping noises as it strolls throughout the beach. Once attacked, it will attempt to flee. However, they may peck at you at random times, dealing 5 damage. They can easily be killed with any weapon or dinosaur.

Strategy[]

Aiming for the head will triple the damage, causing the Dodo to be killed fairly quickly, if not instantly. Otherwise, aiming for the body will work. A single chomp by most carnivorous mounts (or a strike from a powerful herbivore) can kill them right away.

When hunting for dodos, throw a Spear at their head to kill them in one hit. Use any sufficient weapon that will kill them in one hit to prevent other dodos from running away.

Weaponry[]

Fists can do the job, but a Spear in the head will almost always kill a Dodo in 1 shot. A Slingshot (suggested if the player has not unlocked or have the materials for any type of Bow), or a Bow will finish off a dodo fairly quickly. Use a mount if you have one for an instant kill in most cases. Anything as strong or stronger than a Triceratops in terms of damage will kill a Dodo in 1 hit. But wasting arrows or spears on a Dodo is not advised.

Dangers[]

It will run away from you at a fairly slow rate in an attempt to flee. If there are any carnivores nearby, be wary of them such carnivores like Raptors and Dilphosaurus spawn on the beach, otherwise the Dodo is an easy meal. The Dodo bird is not a danger. Killing them can be easily accomplished with your fists, and they only do about 5 damage per attack. But be wary that it's predators (Including the Apex Predator, but not ocean predators, Dimetrodon, Meganeura, or Lunar Biome creatures, Archaeopteryx, Amphibians, Oviraptor, Compy, Bosses, and Corrupted Creatures, plus ground brutes but not ocean brutes.) can simply rush towards you if it is in the aggro range from you.

Weakness[]

The dodo's weakness is literally everything, The Dodo's primary weakness is its unwillingness to fight back (not the case on ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile, as it will occasionally defend itself if it is being attacked or if it's egg is stolen). The head is extremely easy to target, and as with most creatures, the most vulnerable body-part to damage. A thrown Spear or Stone Arrow in its head will usually take it down in one or two shots (but it is not advised to waste those resources on Dodos). Another weakness of the dodo is its speed. It moves so slowly, that an encumbered, injured beginner could easily keep pace with it.

Utility[]

Roles[]

Despite what is stated in the dossier, there are in fact many reasons why a Dodo should be considered as a worthy tame. Their broad utility is really quite surprising for such a simple, and early-on animal in gameplay, and they can continue to provide a positive result for your play-through experience even into the later stages of the game.

  • Livestock: Because of the amount of eggs they produce, some tribes actually have Dodo farms; where they keep multiple tamed Dodos in an enclosed area, to collect any eggs they lay. While more demanding in effort, it is however, not necessary to use tamed Dodos in order to farm their eggs. To farm eggs with wild Dodos; build an open-roofed pen of wooden quality or higher that can be accessed through a door or a ladder, with enough space to air-drop the Dodo in with a flying mount. Proceed to collect multiple females (one male can be collected to help speed the process), then drop a tamed Oviraptor in that's set on wander, to spark egg production. The problem arises however, that wild dodos will wander out of their pens when the area de-renders. When it comes to farming tamed Dodos; they have one of the fastest breeding times of all creatures, making it easy to mass-produce them for both eggs and meat. Their fertilized eggs are very tolerant of fluctuating temperatures, and require almost no attention or temperature regulation to safely hatch in a temperate climate, such as the many beaches they can be found. Once born and given a little time to mature, a juvenile Dodo can yield a notable amount of Raw Prime Meat. Dodos also provide an excellent source of food for tamed Titanoboa; as said snakes will only eat eggs once tamed. The birds can keep up a reliable, steady supply to ensure the boas are well fed. Likewise, they are also a good source of eggs for taming Oviraptor, albeit their eggs are not the most effective compared to others, but they are more readily available.
    • Easy hide for beginners: Dodos give off a small amount of hide, which can be a precious resource for beginners without any large predators for hunting. By killing a few dodos, a beginner can easily build up enough hide to make a bed, some bolas and some armour to allow them to progress further into the game.
  • Tactical Warfare: While the notion of actually using a Dodo in a combat situation may at first seem laughable on the surface, they can actually fill many unique and surprising roles on the field of battle. Whether for the prospective raider, aspiring explorer, or staunch base defender; the Dodo can become a useful tool in anyone's creative arsenal.
    • Target Practice: Who needs a training dummy when you can use your extra dodos to test your damage potential on live targets and get a small reward for it if their population gets out of control? Not much else needs to be said.
    • Walking Bomb: C4 can be attached to a Dodo in large quantities and the Dodo can be set to wander, then air dropped into an enemy tribe's base. If the dodo is attacked by aggressively defending dinos, the C4 goes off and kills it, same with any player that attempts to melee the Dodo. If the dodo is shot and killed, you simply have to Detonate. If nobody stops the Dodo, you can detonate it at your leisure.
    • Water Defense Probe: For a land animal, Dodos move remarkably fast in the water (Even non-leveled). Putting them on a boat, and sending them into an enemy base, via a water route, can give you an idea of their marine defenses, prior to an assault. This action however, has it's disadvantages; virtually anything in the water can kill the Dodo before it makes it to the base. It's recommended to check the surrounding water first for any wild predators. (Note that if you use Move-To, dodos are prone to swim for a distance, and then swim in circles, unsure of what to do, until you get within range to give them commands again.)
    • Breach Alarm: Setting a Dodo on aggressive and placing it in your base makes for a good alarm; as any raiders or wild predators that make it into your base will have to kill it as a result, thus alarming you on your screen while on trips away from home.
      • However their low torpidity and drag weight allows them to be easily knocked out or immobilized by players instead of killed effectively disabling the alarm
    • Indoor Guard: likewise, dodos and other small tames can wander the inside areas of your base, and in enough numbers set to aggressive can provide a small surprise and delay for any unwelcome intruders in an environment where it’s not quite as easy to simply mow them all down. As a bonus effect this can double as an egg farm by compressing many dodos into a small area.
    • Distraction: While seemingly an unimportant task, any predator that is eating your little flock of Dodos is not eating you. Whistle them to attack your target, run away, and tame a new flock. Good tactic for new players just getting their bearings.
    • Destroyer of bases: Dodos are pretty op if you level them up, making them an essential to any army's arsenal. Large numbers of dodo can easily overwhelm your enemy and kill them.
  • Living Storage: While not capable of holding a great amount of weight, Dodos make up for this by being able to hold onto a decent quantity of items in their inventory. They provide an excellent means of hanging on to any random items a survivor might want to keep early on in gameplay, and before storage boxes become available as a furnishing. Unlike their wooden storage counterparts however, Dodos can be picked up and moved if you feel you need to move your base location or adjust your build layout, which can happen quite often in early gameplay.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile Utility: Dodos can preform quite different roles on the mobile version than they can in the standard game.

Notes/Trivia[]

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

  • In the dossier it says they are oblivious, but in real life, the island they lived on, Mauritius (found in the Indian Ocean), had no natural predators so they didn't know how to react to a hunter hence resulting in their death due to various factors : overhunting by the first Dutch settlers, pests like rats, which were accidentally brought on the Island by the first Dutch, would destroy the single egg laid and natural hazards also contributed to their downfall from one of the once most abundant animals to an extinct species.
  • Their walking speed is terrible which makes it hard to move them around, most of them can't outrun players with only 100% speed. However, they have a decent swim speed which can be used to cover larger distances quicker.
  • Since the v241, The best way to move them is to pick them up in your hands and toss them, but you can't hold a tool or weapons while doing so.
  • In ARK: Fear Evolved, there is a zombie variant of the dodo that spawn near the DodoRex. This Zombie version is more aggressive and will attack the player.
  • Dodos serve as the main mascot of ARK: Survival Evolved and appear on artwork and holiday events (most prominent ex: DodoRex)
  • The Dodo is a vector of the Swamp Fever.
  • Dodos are very easy to tame and their eggs are used to make kibble for both the Pteranodon and Ichthyosaurus, this gives young survivors/tribes easy access to quick flight and aquatic travel. Such access to both natural resources and supply beacons greatly increases one's capabilities. Even the strongest of tribes may begin with the simple Dodo!
  • Despite not having a favored kibble when taming, like other creatures Dodos are no exception when imprinting. They occasionally desire one of the Kibbles from the imprinting kibble list as their 'Comfort Food'.
  • If dodos are bred to extensive numbers it can cause server-performance issues.
  • As of v1.1.16 (the Dodo TLC for ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile), Dodos can be bred for varying sizes. Tamed Dodos will randomly drop Dodo Feather on the ground which can be used to craft various items (the Dodos must be tamed after v1.1.16).
    • Dodos of 1.56x size or larger drop Dodo Feather.
    • Dodos of 0.8x size or larger cannot be shoulder mounted.
    • Dodos of 1.4x size or larger cannot be picked up.
    • Dodos of 2.4x size or larger can be ridden.
    • Dodos of 1.86x size or larger will get a "Rage" buff that enables them to deal double damage and gain double speed when they are whistled to attack a target. They also receive an Alpha glow.
    • Dodos of 3.47x size are able to perform a "smash" where they will slam themselves onto the ground and stun any Creatures in the area.
    • 0.6x size is the minimum Dodo size.
    • 3.5x size is the maximum Dodo size.
    • Dodos of 2.0x size and above have a maturation speed of about 3 days.
    • Dodos of 3.0x size and above have a maturation speed of about a week.
    • Dodos may gain or lose up to .1x size when bred, though it is possible to get a size mutation, and Dodos may gain or lose up to .4x size.
  • Real Dodos were a social bird that lived in flocks, Ark's Dodos can be found together but they can also be found alone.
  • Dodos used to sometimes attack the player that was attacking them in the early release version.
  • Dodos make decent beginner's melee guardians. A pack of 10-15 can kill a Raptor easily. (Level Health and Damage)
  • Along with Chibi-Pulmonoscorpius, Chibi-Dodo is the only Chibi-Pet to not have an oversized head.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
221.0 Added the ZomDodo, DodoRex, and the DodoRex Mask Skin for the ARK: Fear Evolved event
221.2
223.0 Added the creature "fur" pass to make hair and feathers look better
225.1 The DodoRex dossier is now given when claiming it
237.0 Added the Bunny Dodo for the ARK: Eggcellent Adventure event
237.1 Summoned DodoRex is now auto-tamed and doesn't run forward forever
241.0 You can now pickup and throw the Dodo
242.3 Other than humans, only tamed Dodos can transmit Swamp Fever now
249.0 Added the Dodo Wyvern and the DodoWyvern Mask Skin for the ARK: Fear Evolved 2 event
256.0 New sound effects for the Dodo
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added the Aberrant Dodo

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