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

Basic Info


  • Wild: Gigantopithecus fibrarator is a strange creature. It is usually quite passive, but it has a very short temper when it comes to its personal space. Once another creature gets close, this gentle giant quickly becomes a rampaging beast. Best to give them a wide berth.
  • Domesticated: In addition to being at home picking berries a tamed Gigantopithecus can be taught to harvest the fibers found on many island plants as well. It appears to be entirely content to pick at plants all day, eat the berries, and hold the fibers for its tribe. Playful once tamed, Gigantopithecus seems to enjoy throwing its shoulder-mounted rider into the air. It probably feels this is a game, but clever brigands can use this "game" to vault over walls and small cliffs.
  • Known Information: Gigantopithecus seems most happy to lazily lay about, picking berries from plants. Many Gigantopithecus spend much of their day in one small area unless they are provoked.


Gigantopithecus, while peacefully tamable like the Ichthy, will attack if you do not give him space after you feed him. He will hang around the area but is susceptible to aggressive dinosaurs.


Basically Bigfoot, but only slightly larger than an average human.

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Health.png Health 640.5  ≈173
Stamina.pngStamina 300  ≈36 
Oxygen.pngOxygen 150  ≈18 
Food.png Food 1500  ≈210 
Weight.png Weight 220  ≈9 
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 210  ≈22.1 
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 106  ≈2.7 
Torpidity.png Torpor 1100.5  ≈132


Gigantopithecus Can be tamed non violently in a manner similar to that of Ichthyosaurus, but with the risk of the creature becoming aggressive if you get too close.
It takes approximately 4 Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) to tame a level four Gigantopithecus.
One method of taming one requires EXTREME patience, a flying mount, and about 400+ mejo berries (Tested on a level 72). Taming them on some servers can be next to impossible, as they can be registered server side as being in contact with your character, which makes them aggro without you even moving or touching them. As soon as this happens, you must fly into the skybox, and wait for them to de-aggro, which can take about 30 seconds to a minute. Within this time, they will lose about 5-10 % of their tame progress, rendering the process a frustrating game of chance, hoping that they don't bump into you and start attacking. However, you can also just get on any mount and wait, as they will de-aggro in the same amount of time and will not attack your mount.

If you stay behind them at all times and do not enter their field of view, then the chances of being attacked while feeding them are minimal.

Method tested and proved effective on a lvl 116 Gigantopithecus (Julien, lvl 74) Ressources : - 4XX Mejoberry without any kibbles. - 6h - 8h depending on your assiduity and a bit of random. - 1 minute between each patern of feeding. - The taiming bar go back very very slightly, nearly stagnate, in case of aggro - reset. Be quick and careful the aggro is quiet tricky.



  • Tank: Excellent tank due to its high HP and ability to wear any type of helmet. (Level up in Health and Damage)
  • Damage: Very good AOE, damage scaling and knockback. The knockback has also been known to push back a Brontosaurus slightly. (Level up in Damage, Health and Speed slightly)
  • Transport: Decent base carrying capacity but nothing absurd. Good base speed, similar to a player without any speed upgrades. (Level up in Speed, Stamina, and Weight)
  • Gatherer: Can only gather wood and thatch while being ridden, can't even gather meat from dead dinos. Can gather fiber passively while not being ridden. (Level up in Damage, Weight, and Stamina)

Gigantopithecus Gameplay Video


  • Gigantopithecus was added to the game in version 201.0 on August 18, 2015
  • Gigantopithecus means "giant ape" in Greek.
  • First known creature to harvest fibers.
  • Relic Gigantopithecus are one theory for sightings of large, hairy primates (Sasquatch, Yeti, etc.).
  • According to some scientists, Gigantopithecus was nearly 10 feet tall and thus the biggest ape that ever lived. Therefore, he would have weighed more than 500 kilograms, comparable to a full-grown polar bear.
  • Dossier revealed on 06/24/2015 [1].

Spawn Locations

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