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Spawn Command
cheat summon Gacha_Claus_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/Gacha/Gacha_Claus_Character_BP.Gacha_Claus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
8 XP
Spawns only during an Event.

GachaClaus is one of the Event Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]


Place a single Mistletoe or Coal in GachaClaus' Inventory. He will walk around, then sit and eat everything in his inventory, and single crystals will grow on his back until one drops. You will get varying quality levels of Gacha Crystals which turn into Armor, Festive Dino Candy or weapons when consumed from your inventory (hitting the use key on the crystal). Only one mistletoe or coal is required to yield a crystal. GachaClaus will eat as many as 10 if placed in its inventory, yielding no better quality of loot. To determine if a GachaClaus will be lootable, check the crystals on its back. If there are crystals, you will get loot. If there are no crystals, he will consume the Mistletoe or Coal and not drop a crystal. The GachaClaus replenishes its crystals by smacking resources, so as long as it has access to resources, it will re-generate over time. Gacha Crystals will often times weigh less than the loot they contain.

If any wild creatures are nearby, it is best to kill them, as Gacha Claus hates being near them and will cause them to move more frequently. Predators may attack and kill Gacha Claus, so be prepared to defend him.

Merry Christmas and have fun!


Color Scheme and Regions[]

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

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Region 0:
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 2:
Light Stripe
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Region 3:
Dark Stripe
X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 5:
Fur Main


GachaClaus has the same drops as the Gacha when killed, as well as the drops from the Gacha Crystals, albeit at a higher chance of ascended items. The difference between the Gacha Crystals from GachaClaus and any other Gacha is the chance to get Coal, Mistletoe, and other Winter Wonderland loot.

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 750 +150 +0%
Stamina 325 +32.5 +0%
Oxygen 150 +15 +0%
Food 3000 +300 +0%
Weight 550 +22 +0%
Melee Damage 32 +1.6 +0%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +0%
Torpidity 600 +36 N/A
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 300 ? ? 750 ? ? ?
Swimming 200 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 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
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 600 200 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 32 16 0.5
MeleeSmash Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 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 30 15 0.5
Gather Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0


This section describes how to fight against GachaClaus.


Killing GachaClaus requires similar strategies to the ones employed on a regular Gacha.


The GachaClaus is easy to beat so long as you use ranged weapons. It's slow and doesn't deal much damage.


Most weapons will suffice against GachaClaus, but a Longneck Rifle is generally useful to kill it with.


It can be very distracting of other things around you.


Due to its slow speed and low damage, ranged weapons will kill it easily.


  • Gacha Claus is the second "Santa Claus" to be introduced in Winter Wonderland, the first being Raptor Claus.
  • Gacha Claus can be forcetamed and can be ridden without a saddle. After being tamed it has production options to produce either mistletoe or coal, but if these are not selected and left untampered after forcetaming it will continue to produce normally like a wild Gacha Claus.
  • Gacha Claus doesn't despawn after the Winter Wonderland event, meaning one can still find them, but will be gone once killed
  • Unlike its regular variant, Gacha Claus does not become "happy" if mate-boosted by a nearby opposing-gender gacha claus, or sad at near same-gender gacha claus within 12 foundation or below.