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Common Name Dimetrodon
Group Synapsids
Species Dimetrodon calorector
Time Period Early Permian
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Reactive
PC Release Date January 15, 2016
Xbox Release Date February 12, 2016
PS4 Release Date December 6, 2016
Spawn Command [Expand]
Tameable Yes
Rideable No
Breedable Yes
Taming Method Knockout
Preferred Kibble Kibble (Quetzal Egg)
Preferred Food Raw Prime Meat
Humans Can Carry No
XP For Kill Level : 4.00 XP

Raw Meat

Raw Prime Meat

Special Loot Chance 30%
Feces Size Medium
Drag Weight 170
Carryable By



Immobilized By
Chain Bola

Large Bear Trap

Plant Species Y Trap

Can Damage  Thatch


Egg Dimetrodon Egg
Incubation Range 30 – 34 °C / 86 – 93 °F
Incubation Time 2h 29m
Baby Time 4h 37m
Juvenile Time 18h 31m
Adolescent Time 23h 8m
Total Maturation Time 1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval 18h – 2d
 Very Common

Dimetrodon is another carnivorous creature you may come across in ARK Survival Evolved game. If you are interested in Dimetrodon, you should find out all its information, as well as learn some strategies and other tactics to tame this one.

Basic Info


Wild: Dimetrodon Calorector is known as a predator, but luckily, it’s a very tranquil creature on the island since it feeds on tiny prey instead of humans. Basically, it won’t pay attention to anything that is bigger than a Coelacanth. In addition, this creature is a kind of carnivore that can be considered as an adorable one on the whole island.

Domesticated: This creature would become a reasonable mount if it was somewhat bigger. Most of the survivors try to tame it because of the insulating abilities of the sail of it. If you stand near this creature, you won’t feel cold or hot much, and you will fully be defended. This can rescue yourself when you’re traveling across the cold areas full of frozen mountains.

Known Information: One of the best things on the back of this creature is the sail! With the sail, Dimetrodon can defend from the heat of the seat, and it is also able to scatter the heat fast too. The blood flow can be limited by the internal operations of the sail in this creature so that it can keep more heat. With these characteristics, Dimetrodon can totally stay alive in any weather conditions, even though you can normally catch sight of them in the swamplands.


The Dimetrodon normally assaults Coel, or Megapiranha. This creature seemingly doesn’t get worried about anything, unless you trigger it! But, it’s not fast and you no need to worry about many risks if you provoke it.


The appearance of Dimetrodon makes it a reptile, but in fact, it’s more likely to be a mammal. It has a big sail on the back, and thanks to the sail, it can adapt to any weather conditions. Also, the sail can help it survive on hot days, or make it warm when cold nights come. They are reasonably cowardly and lazy, particularly when they are hunting some smaller prey.

Color Scheme and Regions

This part will show you the natural colors and regions of Dimetrodon. There are some red regions below on a white Dimetrodon. The painted squares below every illustration of the region are the colors that this creature will generate at random so that it can give out a general scope of its natural color scheme. Move the mouse cursor on a color to show the name and ID.

The region info can be used by the server admins in the command “cheat SetTargetDinoColor ”.

For instance, utilizing “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would help paint the color of the body magenta of Dimetrodon.


Region 0:

Side Fin

Region 1:
Side Fin


Region 2:

Sail Spines

Region 3:
Sail Spines

Legs and Belly

Region 4:
Legs and Belly


Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.


Base Stats and Growth

Remember that the stats of the creatures in Survival of the Fittest will be discrepant.

Basic Stats

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
5Health 350 +70 +5.4% 0.091
1Stamina 300 +30 +10%
2Oxygen 500 +50 +10%
3Food 1500 +150 +10%
6Weight 250 +5 +4%
7Melee Damage 202 +0.4 +0.68% 11.2% 22%
4Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
8Torpor 750 +45 N/A4 0.5
  1. Percentages are depended on the value of the stat at the moment when the creature was domesticated (after the effectiveness of taming)
  2. The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage.
  3. The movement speed of untamed creatures won’t be developed and leveled up.
  4. Torpor develops every single level on the untamed creatures, but it can’t be developed after they are domesticated.
  • Check out Base Creature Statistics to find out a comparison of the creatures’ stats.
  • If you want to research on the way that levelup calculation operates, you should check out Creature Stats Calculation

Movement Speed

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 110 253 253 20
Swimming 250 N/A N/A N/A
  • The table shown above is the base speeds of the creature, and they are at 100% Movement Speed.
  • Check out Base Creature Speeds to find out a comparison of the creatures’ speeds

Attack Values


Wild Stats Level-up

Input the values of an untamed creature to check out the emphasized stats. The green values indicate that the creature are very nice for breeding. For domesticated creatures, you can regain the breeding stats by utilizing the tool called ARK Stats Extractor.


The tamed creature will receive bonuses on several stats after being domesticated. But this will count on the success of the taming. This will cause it to be very tough to take back the levels on a domesticated one. Therefore, this tool is only great for untamed ones.


120117-11 Dimetrodon Dimetrodon

Remember that the values are just for optimum instances, they always carry additional supplies.

You can check out an external taming calculator.

Dimetrodons can be domesticated in a violent way. You should utilize narcotics and give it some knock-out.

It doesn’t have high torpor, so you must use a big quantity of narcotics.

Preferred Food

  1. Kibble (Quetzal Egg)
  2. Raw Prime Meat
  3. Raw Meat

KO Strategy

It doesn’t have fast movement speed when moving on land, you should try to defeat it when it’s moving backward.

Use a Quetzal to hold it while another person defeats it.

You can calm it down by utilizing the weapons that deal low damage. Keep shooting it until it’s defeated.



Dimetrodon is not fast, and you can kill it in an easy way. You will have to spend a certain period of time to defeat it because of its low torpor, but you can knock it out due to its slow speed. You should continue shooting a bunch of tranq arrows or darts so that you can beat it. Don’t use a club!


You don’t have to use a smart strategy to knock out the Dimetrodon. You can knock it out by just backing away gently or trying to pierce it using a Pike or a Spear. Also, you should bring plenty of narcotics to make sure that Dimetrodon is unconscious for a longer time.


To destroy and defeat a Dimetrodon, just use the ranged weapons because this creature doesn’t move fast.


The Dimetrodon itself is a friendly one when it’s alone, so you can easily destroy it or dodge it if you want. But if one Dimetrodon is stroke in a frantic fight with other creatures in the flock, you may provoke it, and you can be in danger, or even end up being killed. Try to stay watchful for their sails.

The other creatures around can be a bigger risk when you fight against the Dimetrodon. The concentration of the player can be lost from other creatures like Kaprosuchus if the group is full of aggressive creatures and a Dimetrodon is provoked, which leads the fight to an end with unaware travelers.


Slow speed is the biggest weakness of Dimetrodon. Due to that, it becomes an innocent creature.


Every single Dimetrodon gives 90 Hypothermal and 90 Hyperthermal Insulation scattering over distance, which is similar to the Air Conditioner scope. Because of its size, it’s impossible to get more than 87.

Only a Quetzal can carry the Dimetrodon.

The fertilized eggs can get a good source of temperature from the Dimetrodon, which causes hatching dinosaurs to be much easier.



The dossier of Dimetrodon was launched on 07/03/2015.

The creature was wrongly known as a dinosaur sometimes, in fact, it’s a Synapsid, incorporating mammals and other members of Dimetrodon.

In some news about the dinosaurs, Dimetrodon was caught sight of staying side by side other dinosaurs. But this was so wrong because this creature was already extinct prior to the domination of the dinosaurs on the Earth.

According to the dossier, the giant sail of the Dimetrodon can stop it from becoming a fair mount, and this sounds so hilarious, and it can allude to Spinos as the saddle builds upon the neck of the creature.

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