- in Dino Dossiers
Common Name Diplocaulus
Group Amphibians
Species Diplocaulus natatorinutrix
Time Period Permian
Diet Piscivore
Temperament Skittish
PC Release Date October 21, 2016
Xbox Release Date October 28, 2016
PS4 Release Date December 6, 2016
Spawn Command [Expand]
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes2
Breedable No
Taming Method Knockout
Preferred Kibble Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg)
Preferred Food Raw Prime Meat
Saddle(s) No Saddle Needed
Rider Weaponry No
Humans Can Carry No
XP For Kill Level : 2.00 XP

Raw Meat

Feces Size Small
Drag Weight 35
Carryable By








Immobilized By

Bear Trap

Plant Species Y Trap

Can Damage  Thatch

The Diplocaulus (dip-low-cawl-us) is also known as Newt which is an amphibian in ARK . It is a skittish creature and willingly runs away from you if you catch sight of it. Now, you can explore its habitats, characteristics, appearance, behavior and much more.

Basic Info


Wild: Diplocaulus mostly resides in the swamps of the island. It is known as a tiny amphibian which only consumes small fish. It lives off the small non-insect creatures, but other bigger carnivores will hunt Diplocaulus and use them as their snacks.

Domesticated: A domesticated Diplocaulus will have several uses, but it’s mostly utilized for oxygen bag. This creature has the bladders on his head where it can keep some air for the divers who nearly get submerged. They can breathe deeper from the bladders, which gives them a longer time when they are exploring the views under the water without utilizing the outside gear.

Known Information: Diplocaulus usually runs away from any creatures that it see since there are so many of them trying to prey on it. It can totally flee and run into any environment with the assistance of its amphibious nature.


Because it’s viewed as a usual prey thing, Diplocaulus will flee when it’s first seen by any creatures around.


Diplocaulus can be similar to a big newt because it has a soft body, greasy skin, and a tail just like a paddle to make it go through swamp water. But you can’t mistake it for any creatures due to its head. The shape of his head is just the same as a boomerang. The head of this creature can be used for two purposes, one is helping it increase the swimming speed for running away from the predator, and one is keeping some air in the bladders.

Color Scheme and Regions

This part illustrates the natural colors and areas of Diplocaulus. You can check out some areas below that are painted in red on a white Diplocaulus. The painted squares displayed below every illustration of the region are the colors that this creature will generate at random to give a general scope of its natural color scheme. Move your mouse cursor over a color to find out 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 body magenta of Diplocaulus.


Region 0:


Region 1:


Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.


Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Body Highlights

Region 4:
Body Highlights


Region 5:


  • Raw Meat
  • Hide

Base Stats and Growth

In Survival of the Fittest, the creatures will possess discrepant stats.

Basic Stats

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
5Health 190 +38 +5.4% 0.07
1Stamina 165 +16.5 +10%
2Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
3Food 1500 +150 +10%
6Weight 150 +3 +4%
7Melee Damage 102 +0.5 +1.7% 7% 11%
4Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
8Torpor 220 +13.2 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.
  5. The Diplocaulus can’t drown
  • 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 70 357 357  ?
Swimming 267 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

You can input the values of an untamed creature to check out the stressed stats. A high-level creature will be nice for breeding if it has green values. You can try to take back the breeding stats on a domesticated creature by using a tool called ARK Stats Extractor.

You should remember that the tamed creature will receive some stats which count on the success of taming. This will cause it to be very hard to take back the levels on a domesticated creature. So, just use this tool for untamed ones.


Diplocaulus Diplocaulus Diplocaulus

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

Don’t forget to check out an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg): 1 × Archaeopteryx Egg , 1 × Longrass , 1 × Cooked Fish Meat , 2 × Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber , 1 × Water

KO Strategy

Creep up on this creature and toss a bola so that you can stop it from running away. After that, you can continue to domesticate it. But you must be sure that you already destroy all other foes nearby them while you’re domesticating, or it will exhilarate and start to escape, being flocked and die!

There is still another way for you to knock out the Diplocaulus. You can use a flying mount to take it out of the water and carry it into a taming pen or bring it to a location that is not dangerous much. Try to do so carefully because it can begin to run away from you easily. Therefore you should pick it up skillfully.



Diplocaulus is a skittish creature and it totally runs away if you first see it. It’s not a creature that runs fast on the land, but it has a quick swimming speed in water.


You can stop it from running by using bola on it. Or you can run behind it and get it stuck under a rock. When it gets stuck, you can use tranq arrows to domesticate it, or instantly fire it until it dies!


You can use any weapons to fight against it, like fists, rocket launcher, tranq arrows and stuff like that. Using a pike or longneck riffle can give you the best result!


Diplocaulus is not much dangerous, and it won’t deal any dangers. You just only have to stay watchful for other creatures nearby such as Piranhas, Sarcosuchus, Kaprosuchus in the water.


Diplocaulus is not strong! It’s vulnerable to everything around.



Organic Oxygen Tank/Diving Partner: Diplocaulus is very useful in giving you extra oxygen when you dive in the water. You can ride it underwater too because it has a good swimming speed. Your oxygen will be very full when you ride this creature. The Diplocaulus apparently doesn’t utilize the oxygen These traits cause it to become a good diving coworker, and it can be quick enough to dodge any risks. (Increase in Oxygen or weight)

Trilobite hunter: Apparently, 5x bonus damage can be given out by Diplocaulus when it assaults Trilobite. The creature is able to destroy trilobites quickly, and it collects the Raw Meat, Chitin, Oil, Silica Pearls. (Increase Damage and Weight)



The dossier was launched on 10/02/15 on Steam

No need to put a saddle on Diplocaulus, and you can mount it in the water. When you mount it, you can take a breath from the oxygen stored in the bladders of this creature, and you’re able to dive deeper in the water without worrying about being drowned or suffocated, especially when you are in the search of valuable Oil rocks and Silica Pearls.

Diplocaulus doesn’t have a giant size, so, it can totally go through some tiny openings, such as Stone Windowframe or Stone Doorframe. You should remember this trait when you construct taming pens to keep them.

Pteranodon, Argentavis, Tapejara, and Quetzal can carry the Diplocaulus.




Facebook Comments