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Temperament in ARK: Survival Evolved refers to how likely a creature is to be hostile.

The Rare Flower and Pheromone Dart can make non-aggressive creatures become aggressive.



Cowardly creatures will never fight back, even tamed ones and will attempt to run when attacked.


Docile creatures will attack if provoked, otherwise they may ignore the player.


Elusive Creatures are extremely rare and are prone to fleeing, aren't dangerous at all, The DodoRex can also be considered as elusive During Turkey trail


Evasive creatures will attempt to avoid danger, and try to flee when attacked. Except for Sabertooth Salmon who will attack the player if provoked by them.


Fearful creatures will never fight back, and when a Human enters the area, they will attempt to flee.


Exclusive to Beelzebufos, they act similar to docile creatures, though behave in a much more relaxed, serene manner whenever wandering.


In the wild, Loyal creatures may behave like Skittish or Defensive creatures, but once tamed, they become close, valuable companions.


Currently Exclusive to Diplodocus. Naive creatures will attempt to make friendship and play with the creature attacking them.


Exclusive to Dodo. They will ignore any sign of danger unless attacked, in which they will flee and not fight back. Pretty similar to Skittish creatures.


Passive creatures do not fight back, they don't flee when you approach them and will start to flee once attacked


Skittish creatures will either flee, panic, or do nothing when attacked. They do not attack back. An exception is the Ichthyornis. They are fairly aggressive and will steal items. Another exception is the Maewing. It will sometimes attack if attacked but it will mostly just flee.


The only creature with the temperament "Stupid" is the Ovis. They'll try to flee if attacked, but because of their stupidity, they'll run into the attacking creature.



Curious creatures are friendly. They will approach the player, but not attack them. In the case of Compy, however, once two or more approach the player, they will become hostile and attack, the Astrodelphis will become skittish when petted.


Defensive creatures will not attack you, but if you attack them they will defend themselves. In the case of Leedsichthys, they will attack any raft in the open water. Also in case of Morellatops, one is passive but if there are 2 or more around, they will fight back.


Flippant creatures will attack in a frivolous manner when provoked.


Friendly creatures will act in a similar manner to Docile creatures, however, if provoked, they may either fight or flee depending on the creature.


Neutral creatures attack when provoked. They will forget you after a long time. In the case of Megatherium, once it kills an insect, they will become aggressive. Also, in the case of Vultures, they will become aggressive if you are near a corpse.


Reactive creatures will watch what you do, but if you do something they don’t like, they might fight back or flee. Coelacanth and the Procoptodon Will never fight back.



Aggressive creatures will attack you on sight, Except for Nameless they will only attack Humans and Tamed creatures, The Argentavis Can be considered as Aggressive In some cases, in case of the Pegomastax they start to flee after stealing an item.

Nocturnally Aggressive[]

Some of these creatures usually sleep during daytime hours, posing little to no threat (unless woken up by touching/approaching it closely.) During the day, it is considerably weak and slow, whereas at night they are augmented and dangerous predators, sporting ominous, glowing eyes.


Opportunistic creatures prey on weak creatures.


Patient creatures wait for the right time to jump at the player.


Creatures that are short-tempered will attack the player after a few seconds.


Territorial creatures stay nearby a certain location and will attack if you enter their area. The Rock Drake and The Megalania are aggressive as it was said in their dossier, but they're still territorial in-game. The Seeker is also territorial.


Attacks anything and everything with no mercy.

Extremely Territorial[]

Extremely Territorial creatures stay nearby a certain location and will Aggressively attack if you enter their area. Their territory in question is much bigger than regular territorial creatures.

Highly Aggressive[]

Exclusive to all Corrupted Creatures, Enraged Creatures, Malfunctioned Tek Creatures and Titans, regardless of their previous temperament, they ravage everything that stands in their path. This includes any structures that are near them.