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Disambig.png See also: Saddles and Tek Saddles


Creature Saddle Structure Limit Structure Limit (Mobile) Required Level
Brontosaurus Bronto Platform Saddle 63 126 Level 82
Mammoth Mammoth Side Saddle N/A 180 N/A
Megachelon Megachelon Platform Saddle1 188 N/A Level 45
Mosasaurus Mosasaur Platform Saddle 50 100 Level 93
Paraceratherium Paracer Platform Saddle 32 64 Level 50
Plesiosaur Plesiosaur Platform Saddle 50 100 Level 84
Quetzal Quetz Platform Saddle 40 80 Level 97
Tek Stryder Built-in 30 N/A N/A
Titan Built-in ? N/A N/A
Titanosaur Titanosaur Platform Saddle 250 500 Level 100

1The Megachelon can be built on without a Platform Saddle


  • If a Bed is built on the saddle, a player may teleport to the creature whenever they die or may travel between several mobile bases. However, if the creature is nearby an enemy structure the player will be unable to teleport to the creature.
  • If a Feeding Trough is built on the saddle any nearby allied creatures will be fed by the trough.


All structures except for Pipes, Auto Turrets, Crop Plots with Plant Species X, Behemoth Gateway, Vault, and Industrial Forge can be built on the creature's back including feeding troughs, storage chests and beds. However, platform saddles have a limit of structures on its back, this number depends on the creature wearing the platform saddle. Every little thing counts from foundations to Remote Keypads (including structures that are built alongside the saddle like ladders).

Weight inside the inventory of storage structures on the saddle is not ignored by the creature, making it inefficient at carrying the materials of a full base. As of v256 100% of animal weight is conveyed to the creature. Take advantage of animals that have weight reduction capabilities to greatly enhance your overall carry capacity.

Platform saddles cannot be removed from the creature if structures are still on the platform. To remove the saddle all structures must be destroyed first.

Platform saddles cannot be dyed if structures are still on the platform. To dye the saddle, all structures must be destroyed first.


  • The Megachelon and Tek Stryder can be built on without Platform Saddles.
  • The Astrocetus tek saddle does allow you to build on it with 5 structures however it is quite small and barely considered a platform thats why it's in the notes it however also has 3 turrets and allows bombing with it.