Ark Creatures: Basilosaurus

Ark Creatures: Basilosaurus

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ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile features multiple kinds of creatures, and the Basilosaurus is one of them that you should check out! This is a passive marine animal that won’t attack you on sight. Learn more about it now!
Ark Creatures: Basilosaurus

Basic Info


The dossier section below is planned to be a right copy of what the survivor Helena has written. Probably, there are several differences between this text and the in-game creatures.


One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the Island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It’s a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water’s surface. Conversely, it’s vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly causes it harm.

Basilosaurus is usually closely followed by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave plenty of scraps for scavengers to consume. It is a gentle creature towards humans and happily laps up food directly from them. However, the creatures that trail the “Basi” tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this occurs, as it leaves no leftovers for them.


Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian, warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Being apprehensive in nature, Basilosaurus is equipped with a defense mechanism that prevents it from being stunned or shocked. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted (perhaps too vigorously) for its special blubber, which can be efficiently refined into gasoline!

~ Helena


Different from other large marine animals, the Basilosaurus is not hostile, and even tolerate the humans with other animals unless it gets assaulted. But if you decide to tame it, you should be careful because it will generate a cloud of red around its mouth when it consumes (probably blood) which will draw the attention of other animals nearby, even including hostile Megalodon and Mantas.


In fact, the Basilosaurus is a whale, not a reptile. It possesses a long body that makes it look like a snake, it’s able to undulate through the seas, which is just like the sea serpents of mythology. It heads is just like a crocodile, filled with sharp teeth. It bears physical resemblances with Orcas and Baleen Whales, like the Humpback or Blue Whale. The size of Basilosaurus is roughly the same as Mosasaurus, although it is able to go through a dinosaur gate.

Color Scheme and Regions

In this part, you will see the natural colors and regions of the Basilosaurus. You can see the red regions below on an albino Basilosaurus. The colored squares displayed below every single description of the region are known as the colors that this creature will spawn with at random so as to give a general range of its natural color scheme. You can move your cursor over a color to see the name and ID.

This region information can be used by the server admins in the Console Command “cheat SetTargetDinoColor ”.

For instance, “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would be used to color the body magenta of Basilosaurus.




Guaranteed Special Loot

Base Stats and Growth

Note that creatures will possess discrepant stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 2400 +480 +4.86% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 700 +14 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 472 +2.35 +1.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 2000 +120 N/A4 0.5

1- Percentages are built on the value of the stat when the creature was domesticated (after taming effectiveness).

2-The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage.

3-The movement speed of the wild creatures isn’t leveled up.

4-Torpidity grows every level on untamed creatures. However, it’s unable to be developed once they are domesticated.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 300 ? ? 20
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Effects

Attack Values
Lunge Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Basilosaurus lunges at the target
0 1000 0 2000
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 47

Attack Values

Blow Air Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0

Wild Stats Level-up

If you want to check on which stats the creature is emphasized, you need to type in values of that wild creature. Normally, the green levels on a creature at a high level are kind of great for breeding. If you have already domesticated your creature, you should try to regain the breeding-stats with an external tool.

Stat Value Levelups
Health 0
Stamina 0
Food 0
Weight 0
Melee Damage [%] 0
Speed [%] 100 ~0

Bear in mind that after you have tamed the creature, it will receive some bonuses on some stats relying on the taming effectiveness. This will cause it to be difficult to recover the levels on a domesticated creature. Therefore, you only use this tool for the untamed ones. However, it brings you a first impression, how well the stats are given out.


In this section, you will learn how to battle against the Basilosaurus.


Basilosaurus is known as a passive creature that won’t attack the survivors or any other creatures on sight unless attacked. Nevertheless, the big swarms of Mantas usually travel with the Basilosaurus.  They can totally attack and tear up an unprepared player and their mount.


On a well-prepared player is able to fight against the Basilosaurus accompanied by a swarm around it. There are many aggressive creatures swimming after Basilosaurus, such as hostile Mantas, Ichthys and even Megalodons. You will be in trouble if you join a combat with a Basilosaurus without having a mount or when you just bring a weak mount with you. If you go with a decent level Megalodon and above, you will find it easy a bit to clean up the swarm without many difficulties, which leaves the Basilosaurus unprotected and you will be able to tame or kill it. To cope with the Mantas, you should use  Baryonyx thanks to its spinning/stun move, which assists you to clean them easily.


You are highly recommended to utilize a sword when fighting against the Basilosaurus. The creature will soak some hits before it meets its doom. If you want to use ranged weapons, just use a Crossbow, or you can use your Mosasaurus, or even a Megalodon to kill it efficiently.


Although Basilosaurus is not a dangerous creature, however, it will be commonly accompanied by a big swarm of Manta and even Ichthy. These creatures will surely attack the player if aggro is achieved by radius or aggression. Megalodon will also usually watch over the waters around Basilosaurus with a big aggro range, which makes the tame or kill more difficult. You are highly advised to be careful around this animals.


Basilosaurus will soak damage from swimming in deeper water.


Basilosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 5 01:04 0:04:19
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 00:08 0:01:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 00:08 0:02:58
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 00:08 0:02:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 00:08 0:03:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 00:04 0:02:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 00:08 0:05:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 72 00:04 0:05:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 86 00:04 0:05:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 108 00:04 0:07:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 215 00:02 0:07:16
Basilosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 9 00:58 0:07:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 00:08 0:03:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 44 00:08 0:05:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 00:08 0:04:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 00:08 0:07:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 74 00:04 0:05:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 89 00:08 0:12:03
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 147 00:04 0:10:13
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 177 00:04 0:11:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 221 00:04 0:14:58
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 441 00:02 0:14:56
Basilosaurus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 14 00:55 0:12:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 36 00:08 0:04:52
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 67 00:08 0:09:04
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 00:08 0:06:05
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 113 00:04 0:07:39
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 135 00:08 0:18:17
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 225 00:04 0:15:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 270 00:04 0:18:17
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 338 00:04 0:22:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 675 00:02 0:22:51
Basilosaurus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 19 00:54 0:16:27
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 49 00:08 0:06:38
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 122 00:08 0:16:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 152 00:04 0:10:17
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 182 00:08 0:24:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 304 00:04 0:21:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 364 00:04 0:24:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 455 00:04 0:30:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 910 00:02 0:30:49
Basilosaurus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 23 00:54 0:19:55
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 113 00:08 0:15:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 77 00:08 0:10:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 153 00:08 0:20:42
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 191 00:04 0:12:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 229 00:08 0:31:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 382 00:04 0:26:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 458 00:04 0:31:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 572 00:04 0:38:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1144 00:02 0:38:44
Basilosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 28 00:53 0:24:15
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 74 00:08 0:10:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 137 00:08 0:18:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 92 00:08 0:12:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 184 00:08 0:24:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 230 00:04 0:15:34
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 276 00:08 0:37:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 460 00:04 0:32:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 552 00:04 0:37:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 690 00:04 0:46:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1379 00:02 0:46:42

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg):
1 × Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg
, 1 × Citronal.png Citronal
, 1 × Angler Gel.png Angler Gel
, 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry
, 3 × Fiber.png Fiber
, 1 × Water.png Water
Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Bear in mind that the values are just only for optimal cases, always carry the additional supplies.

You can try an external taming calculator [link] to get a level-dependent count of resources required.

Note: The periods of time for feeding are only for the second feeding and onward. The initial feeding will spark off a longer wait time of a few minutes, you should remember it if you utilize prime meat or mutton.

The Basilosaurus is just a passive tame. Because it constantly roams in the water with a lot of risks of the ocean, you are highly recommended to dress in a SCUBA gear and take a powerful high-level tame with you, like Megalodon for instance before you try to tame the Basilosaurus. After the first bite, there will be a long grace interval before absorbing again because of its high food stat. Nevertheless, once it can be fed again, it will be fully ready to consume within 10 seconds for non-kibble foods. Make sure to prepare a huge amount of prime meat in advance and try to stay watchful for any predators that are attracted by the Basilosaurus throughout the taming process.



Bio-toxin and Black Pearl Gatherer: Thanks to its exclusive ability, movement impairing effects, like the Cnidaria Stun and Tusoteuthis grapple having no effect on them meaning they are completely free to assault without worrying about being unable to flee. Also, you may bear in mind that Cnidaria does not dish out any damage when shocking the Basilosaurus.

Upper Water: It will keep the rider from severe temperatures, which is able to null the need for SCUBA Leggings for the survivors with low Fortitude, and this means the rider can be more flexible if needed. Nevertheless, when you take your Basilosaurus into deep water, you should be careful because it will begin suffering 5-10 damage a second in deeper waters. While this damage is kind of tiny compared to the health of the creature, it will stop it from being capable of naturally regenerate and could intimidate low-level Basils, as well as cause some issues if attempting to keep them near underwater bases.

Oil Supply: The Basilosaurus is able to automatically create and keep in reverse 20 oil that can be utilized to refine into gasoline. This is regarded as a nice alternative to taming more hostile Tusoteuthis, at least for the survivors at the middle level.

Note: Basilosaurus is not affected by the electrophorus shock. Their shock won’t harm Basilosaurus or its rider.


Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A


Notes / Trivia

If you want to know more information relating to the real-world Basilosaurus, just click here to check out the relevant article

Basilosaurus was officially exposed by Susan Claire on March 24, 2016.

The dossier was exposed by Jat on March 28, 2016.

Basilosaurus is not affected to being grabbed by Tusoteuthis.

It’s able to create oil very fast! The oil has a spoil time, but it will take a long period of time for it to be rotten, therefore, you should grab the oil once the quantity is almost 20.

Being known as a primitive kind of whale, Basilosaurus is the initial marine mammal to be exposed.

The dossier said that the Basilosaurus was hunted “perhaps too vigorously” for its precious blubber, and this can be utilized as a nice fuel source. This is a satirical reference to the whaling in real life, driving many kinds close to extinction because of the whale oil generated from their blubber being employed as fuel before utilizing the fossil fuels.

The full name Basilosaurus solatiumfecit presumably translates as “Regal reptile placed in consolation”. The genus name originates from the fact that Basilosaurus was initially believed to be a marine reptile when it was first explored, hence the saurus-suffix. The species name probably refer to its capability to “console” its wounds when “placed” in shallow water.

According to the dossier, the Basilosaurus is said to “happily takes food directly from humans.” This is an accurate dossier statement because the Basilosaurus is not an aggressive tame.

In real life, Basilosaurus was a dangerous carnivore, and it was regarded as the largest of its time. Nevertheless, in the game, they are almost innocent and gentle.

Basilosaurus is invulnerable to the Cnidaria shock.

The Basilosaurus won’t assault by itself when it’s in the “Damage layer” of the ocean. Therefore, you need to be careful when you get off of it and when it is the only fending mount you have. This can be a bug because it sometimes denies assaulting above the “Damage layer”.

In the map ARK Ragnarok, players can find some beached Basilosaurus along the east beach.

The Basilosaurus makes a nice depth gauge for deciding if squids and mosas will assault the player or not. They begin soaking crush damage at both species swim ceiling.

The Basilosaurus normally turn up a lot around Herbivore Island.


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