The Super Turkey is a wild bird that is only available during ARK: Turkey Trial. Harvesting Wishbone from turkeys allow players to craft specific cosmetics and emotes, randomized chibi-pets, or summon the DodoRex.
Super Turkeys wander around aimlessly, similar to Dodos and often mixing with groups of them. Attacking a Super Turkey will cause it to fight back, and any nearby wild creatures will attack or flee, depending on their temperament.
Super Turkeys look like modern day turkeys, but are extremely powerful. Don't be fooled about their appearance! They can kill you easily! They have extremely high defense so make sure to bring extra help in the form of a aerial creatures, Giganotosaurus, or allies.
Color Scheme and Regions
Wing tips are not visible while the turkey is standing.
This section displays the Super Turkey's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Super Turkey. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Super Turkey 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 Super Turkey's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Super Turkey's "main body" magenta.
The Wishbone can be obtained from the Turkey's death item cache on the ground where it dies if the corpse is harvested. Otherwise you can access its inventory in order to get it.
Base Stats and Growth
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase|
|Base Speed||Sprinting Speed|
Super Turkeys hit hard, and take massively reduced (only 10%) melee damage from other creatures, rendering tames with no ranged attacks or with low melee damage useless against it. However, those tames may be useful for fending off the wildlife that automatically becomes aggressive when near an aggroed Turkey. Using firearms, even though they deal only 70% of damage to the Turkey, is one of the safest and easiest methods available.
If you have a Giganotosaurus use it. You can also use a Mantis holding melee weapons. If you have neither, you can stand on top of any stone platform and use firearms, though it is possible using more primitive weapons such as the Bow.
Managarmr are the best choice for taking them down, their breath attack and freeze makes short work of the Turkeys!
If you do not have access to most advanced equipment or creatures you can still trap Turkeys in a square created with 3 Stone Fences, 3 Stone Fence Foundations, 1 Stone Doorway and 1 Reinforced Wooden Door. Place the three fence foundations in a square followed by the three stone fences on top and finally the doorway and door on the remaining opening of the square. Now you can lead Turkeys in through the door and jump over the fence to exit the trap and shut the door from behind the fences. Once the Turkey is trapped, throw several Oil Jars on the ground beneath the Turkey and light the oil on fire to quickly kill the turkey and reuse the trap for any more nearby Turkeys. Have caution when using this method as any nearby creatures will still attack you if you damage the Turkey with this method.
The turkey will not stop pursuing you after you attack it. Chitin armor or better is recommended. If attacked, other damage-capable creatures will also attack you.
Once being attacked, will enrage nearby herbivorous creatures.
Despite its size, its impossible to immobilize it by any ways, even using creatures that usually can pick smaller creatures such as Karkinos and Megalosaurus, and incapacitating creature such as Raptor and Bloodstalker
The Turkey cannot damage stone so you can attack it from on top of a stone pillar and render it incapable of damaging you. Or shoot it with a ranged weapon from a safe spot, e.g. from a Quetz Platform Saddle. And although they are fast in water, they cannot attack while in water, allowing for you to either retreat or kite it and kill it without taking much damage (although its hard to hit due to its swim speed) If you are able to get one into the water, the Dunkleosteus also seems to lack the damage debuff.
The Turkey has no resistance against non-melee dino attacks, such as the Wyvern's elemental attacks or Velonasaur's Spindles. It also does not have resistance against some damage types like Therizinosaur's Bite (Harvest) attack. Head shots do 3x damage, lvl 250 will need 150-200+ arrows depending on your aim/head hits, test done with journeyman (181%) crossbow 171 head shots 513 body shots.
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Super Turkey, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
- Super Turkey takes heavily reduced damage from Dinos. Using human weapons or tools is recommended for an easier kill.
- Southern Islets spawn is specifically near the lower-south cave.
- Strangely enough, if the
DoTamecommand is used, Super Turkeys can be tamed. Since
DoTamenormally only works on tameable animals, this might be a bug if it shares files or coding with the Dodo.
- During the first edition of Turkey Trial, Super Turkeys were extremely slow and could be easily outran without putting any points into Movement Speed.