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PixARK offers a tremendous number of creatures and dinosaur species to tame. One of the best early creatures that can be tamed is the Gargoyle. But in order to tame such a strong beast, you need to follow a certain strategy.

If you just started playing PixARK and are looking for a way to tame a Gargoyle, then follow our step-by-step guide below.

Step 1: Tame Pteranodon

Before going out for the Gargoyle, it would be a good idea to tame a Pteranodon. This flying dinosaur will allow you to not only get to the Magic Forest, a biome which Gargoyles inhabit, but also escape the angry Gargoyle the first time it sees you.

When you reach Level 15, you will get the chance to craft a bow and basic arrows, which is really the only type of weapon that can knock out an extremely cautious Pteranodon.

As soon as a Pteranodon drops to the ground, you can tame it by feeding it either cooked or raw meat.

Step 2: Tame Gargoyle

Now you can use the Pteranodon to go to the Magic Forest. But before that, be sure to craft sleepy arrows for your bow.

Fly over the hills and search for stone Gargoyle statues looking over the magic valleys.

You can use your bow and arrows to shoot a statue, which will force it to wake up and start chasing you.

Gargoyles are pretty slow on their own, so you can easily run away from it on your Pteranodon. When you reach a safe distance, you can shoot a Gargoyle with your sleepy arrows until it drops to the ground.

Lastly, use raw or cooked meat to tame it, and you will have one of the fastest and strongest creatures in PixARK at your service.

For other PixARK guides, check out the links below:

PixARK Farming Guide: Growing, Irrigating, and Harvesting https://www.gameskinny.com/x5p8d/pixark-farming-guide-growing-irrigating-and-harvesting https://www.gameskinny.com/x5p8d/pixark-farming-guide-growing-irrigating-and-harvesting Wed, 29 May 2019 09:37:27 -0400 Sergey_3847

Farming crops and other plants in PixARK can get rather problematic if one doesn't have a clear idea of what they need to do. It is especially important to get this task right from the very beginning, or you may spend many hours figuring out the processes of growing, irrigating, and harvesting your seeds.

All you need to do to avoid this, though, is follow our quick step-by-step guide below for fast and efficient farming in PixARK.

Step 1: Gather Seeds

The first, and most obvious, step is to gather the seeds of the crop or plant that you want to farm.

The most effective way to gather seeds is to tame one of the following two dinosaurs:

  • Parasaur
  • Triceratops

Simply run through bushes and plants with your dino and the seeds will be automatically added to your stash.

Step 2: Set Up a Farming Plot

In order to plant and grow your seeds, you need to set aside a plot of land for your farm. The best location for your plot is near a source of water.

This is needed for a water irrigation system, which requires a Water Intake Pipe, which can irrigate up to a three-block radius.

This means that you need to remove the foundation of 6x6 blocks and replace it with soil or dirt blocks.

Step 3: Set Up an Irrigation System

Your seeds won't grow without an irrigation system, so here's what you need to do :

  1. Craft a Water Intake Pipe and a Water Tap
  2. Put the Water Intake near the source of water
  3. Put the Water Tap in the center of your plot
  4. Connect the Water Intake and the Water Tap with pipes

This simple installation will keep your seeds watered at all times.

Step 4: Harvest Your Crops

Finally, you can put your seeds into one of your free active slots, and then put the seeds into blocks of soil.

You will notice that your crops will start growing immediately. This method can be applied to all types of plants and trees in PixARK, except those seeds that require ice blocks instead of soil blocks for growing.

When your crops are ready to be harvested, you can use Parasaur to harvest the crops or use Triceratops to harvest seeds.

For other PixARK guides, check out the links below:

Pixark Guide: Leveling Tips and Tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/3kypo/pixark-guide-leveling-tips-and-tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/3kypo/pixark-guide-leveling-tips-and-tricks Tue, 28 May 2019 10:09:47 -0400 Sergey_3847

PixARK has just left the Early Access stage, and it is now available on PC and consoles. This joint project of Snail Games and Wildcard Studios has proven to be immensely successful, as it allows players to explore the world dominated by dinosaurs in a fresh new way.

If you have just started playing PixARK, then you have probably noticed that it is really easy to level up in the early stages of the game, but it gets more difficult as the time goes by.

However, there is a neat strategy that can help you level up really fast from Level 1 to 80, if you follow the tips and tricks provided below.

Levels 1-5

In the very beginning, the best strategy would be to simply pick up Thatch and berries that grow almost everywhere.

This simple action will let you level up really quickly to Level 6, which is when you get your first engram.

Levels 5-15

Use your first engram to craft a Spear. As you first weapon it will allow you to hunt animals that will get you enough XP to reach Level 15.

The easiest animal to kill is Phiomia. It can be found almost anywhere since the only thing it does is eat all day long. It can't protect itself, so you will get a  ton of XP by simply poking it with your spear.

Levels 15-25

At this stage, you can finally craft a bow, one of the most valuable weapons in PixARK. Also, craft some good arrows, such as Stone and Poison arrows to make your hunting even more effective.

The one creature that will give you the biggest amount of XP at this stage is Pteranodon. It's a very careful animal, so killing it with your bow is the only chance to get it. Try to aim at its head for the maximum damage.

Levels 25-40

At this point, you can start crafting Magic Sleepy arrows for your bow and tame a Pteranodon. You will need one to get to the Magic Forest area.

There look out for a Stone Gargoyle, which usually rests on the top of the hills. Put one to sleep using the magic arrows and tame it using pieces of meat.

A tamed Gargoyle is not only super efficient when it comes to quickly traversing the map, but it also has an incredibly strong punch, which will allow you to kill almost any other creature inhabiting the biomes.

Levels 40-60

You can use Gargoyle for a rather long time and even stick with it up to Level 60, but if you get bored of it, then you can travel to Desert and tame Argentavis.

The taming method is similar to Gargoyle, using your Magic Sleepy arrows and meat. You will notice immediately that Argentavis is not as fast as Gargoyle, but it is more powerful.

Levels 60-70

As soon as you reach Level 60 you need to return to the Magic Forest and attempt to tame a Gryphon.

Once again, the method of taming is similar to that of Gargoyle and Argentavis.

Once you have a Gryphon tamed, take it to the Golden Realm area and use it to hunt and tame a T-Rex. The Gryphon has enough punch to knockout T-Rex, which is the only way to tame such a beast.

Levels 70-80

Finally, you can take your own personal T-Rex and travel to the most dangerous biome in PixARK: the Doom Lands.

You can literally kill any creature with T-Rex that is capable of dealing over 2,000 points of damage in one punch. So keep doing this as long as you need and your leveling plan will reach the maximum in almost no time.

For other PixARK guides, check out the links below:

PixARK Guide - Getting Started with Magic https://www.gameskinny.com/w3db6/pixark-guide-getting-started-with-magic https://www.gameskinny.com/w3db6/pixark-guide-getting-started-with-magic Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:31:53 -0400 Autumn Fish

One thing that makes PixARK stand apart from its predecessor, ARK: Survival Evolved, is the Magic Skill system. As fantastical as ARK is, it has always kept a sense of realism about it. However, this game throws that out the window in the hopes of having its own sense of identity.

Thankfully, the Magic system isn't just shoehorned into the game to make it more interesting, but actually plays a rather integral role in the gameplay, especially as you begin to get into the mid-to-later levels. If you want to get the most out of your time in PixARK, you have to dip into the Magic Skill system at some point.

There's a lot to understand about Magic in this game, so we'll go over the basics first before diving into all the different things that you can do with it. Let's get started!

The Basics of Magic in PixARK

There are two major components to Magic in this game: Magic Creatures and the Magic Skill Tree.

Magic Creatures specifically set themselves apart from Normal Creatures for a couple of reasons. For starters, they cannot be Knockout Tamed in the same way that other creatures can since they need Magic Sleepy Arrows before their Torpor will be affected. (For more on that, be sure to check out our Taming Guide.)

Additionally, Magic Creatures drop special items that you can't get anywhere else. In particular, they drop Primary Magic Cores. If you're lucky, they may even drop a variety of Magic Stones. When you face off against stronger Magic Creatures, you'll even find that they won't take damage from regular weapons or tools, and can only be hurt by magic. So as you can see, it's important to make the distinction between Magical Creatures and regular ones when dealing with wildlife in PixARK.

The Magic Skill, on the other hand, is actually less of a skill and more of a crafting tree. There are several magical feats you can perform, but you're going to need to craft the tools for them first. And for that, you'll need the proper crafting stations and materials.

a tower emanates red light in the distance as seen from the Magic Forest in PixARK

Of course you can't just craft magical tools with any regular old materials. You need to venture out to magical lands such as the Magic Forest to gather things like Mageweave Bark or Magic Fiber, in addition to slaying Magic Creatures for their drops. Then you can use those materials in conjunction with a variety of magical crafting stations, such as the Magic Workbench, Alchemy Stove, Inscription Book, and Crucible, in order to craft all manner of magical items.

Making Magic with the Magic Workbench

The Magic Workbench is the main crafting station for the Magic Skill. With it, you can craft everything from saddles for Magic Creatures to magic building blocks and furniture to wands, magic combat gear, and magical base defense. While some of this stuff is self-explanatory, the wands, combat gear, and base defense are really unique and deserve a highlight.

Wands and the Alchemy Stove

Wands are interesting tools that can be used to accomplish a couple of different tasks. There are two different types of wands in this game: gathering wands and offensive wands.

Gathering wands like the Wood Wand, Shining Wand, and Bone Wand are capable of gathering resources like Elemental Magic Stones, while also housing the capability of basic ranged attacks. The Shining Wand and Bone Wand are even capable of collecting two Magic Stones per block, so they're well worth having around even after you have a pick that can mine them.

a character rides on a red creature with blonde hair while another engages in battle in PixARK

Offensive wands like the Apprentice Wand and Master Wand, on the other hand, have the ability to cast Elemental Magic and unleash devastating attacks on unsuspecting enemies. However, in order to cast spells, they require ammunition in the form of Magic Stone Essence, which is created from Magic Stones using the Alchemy Stove.

Magic Combat Gear

The combat gear that you can craft from the Magic Skill is pretty unique and will prove useful throughout the rest of the game. Aside from the nice magic garbs you can craft, there's a neat Ice Spear, a solid Ice Shield, and a plethora of Elemental Ammo types you can craft.

The Ice Spear is essentially just a spear that's really powerful. The Ice Shield, on the other hand, has the ability to not only block normal attacks but also to protect against magic attacks, making it extremely useful whenever going up against creatures that cast spells.

There's also all sorts of Elemental Ammo you can craft for your bows and rifles that grant all manner of elemental effects when fired. For example, Ice Ammo will slow targets down, and Fire Ammo will create miniature explosions for decent area of effect damage. They're really useful and actually act as a decent alternative to wands.

Magical Base Defense

There are two kinds of base defense that come from the Magic Skill tree: the Elemental Magic Shield and the Thunder Totem.

a well-decorated room full of vibrant colors and a comfy bed in PixARK

The Elemental Magic Shield is a special barrier that, when active, prevents any and all destruction of blocks within the protected area -- even from yourself. However, it requires rare Dark Magic Stones to keep active, so it's a good idea to save the barrier for times of War.

The Thunder Totem, on the other hand, is a sort of magical turret. It hits enemies that enter its range with bolts of lightning, dealing moderate damage. They can be picked up and replaced without demolishing them, and several can even be put down around your base -- given you have the materials to build them -- but you need to be at least level 60 before the Engram even unlocks.

Summoning with the Inscription Book

The Inscription Book allows you to create pages that summon Magical Creatures like Skeletons and Zombies to defend you. They aren't incredibly powerful, but you can summon as many creatures as you have pages. They mostly do their own thing and don't respond to your command, but they're unique and definitely worth having around for clutch situations.

Brewing Potions with the Crucible

A Magic Skill system simply wouldn't be complete without potions, and the Crucible will help you with just that. There are a slew of different kinds of potions you can brew, from recovery potions to potions that grant insane player buffs.

aiming down the sights at a two-headed creature standing by some lava in PixARK

There are Health and Vigor Potions that recover your Health and Stamina respectively. There are potions that temporarily buff the player's stats, like Melee Damage, Max Carry Load, Item Crafting Speed and Efficiency, Swimming Ability and Oxygen Consumption, and even Movement Speed. There's even a potion that will temporarily turn the player into a Werewolf, if that's your style. Whether or not you're actually into Magic, you can't honestly deny how useful these potions are.


And that about covers all of the unique things Magic in PixARK can accomplish. Keep in mind that everything listed here is based entirely on an early build of the game from around the time Early Access started, so this is all subject to change as the developers at Snail Games fine-tune the experience.

For more help with finding elusive resources, taming creatures, and using console commands, be sure to check out the rest of our PixARK guides.

PixARK Console Commands Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cq97y/pixark-console-commands-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cq97y/pixark-console-commands-guide Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:24:42 -0400 Sergey_3847

If you play Minecraft and/or ARK: Survival Evolved, then you ought to try out the latest title from Snail Games -- PixARK. It's a sandbox game with elements of building, crafting, harvesting, and other survival activities -- all combined with dinosaur hunting.

The game is now available on Steam, and you can make the gameplay easier for yourself by using some of the available console commands. Follow our quick guide below for the single-player cheat commands in PixARK.

All Single-Player Console Commands in PixARK

soaring above the pixelated terrain in PixARK

In order to activate console commands in PixARK, you need to press the TAB button, and then type in the following commands:

  • r.shadowquality 0 -- Turn off shadows
  • r.bloomquality 0 -- Turn off bloom
  • r.lightshafts 0 -- Turn off lightshafts
  • sg.EffectsQuality 0 -- Turn off effects
  • stat Unit -- Show overall frame time, game thread, rendering thread, and GPU times
  • stat FPS 1 -- Enable the fps overlay
  • stat FPS 0 -- Disable the fps overlay
  • setres -- Set the desired resolution (e.g., setres 1920x1080)

In order to activate cheat commands in PixARK, press the "~" button and enter the "enablecheats [your password]" command (e.g., enablecheats 123). Come up with any password you want, and then you can start using the following commands:

  • cheat god -- Enable god mode
  • cheat fly -- Enable flying
  • cheat walk -- Deactivate flying
  • cheat giveitemnum [item #] [quanity] 1 0 -- Add an item to your game from 000 to 1336 (e.g., cheat giveitemnum 052 3 1 0)
  • cheat addexperience [value] 0 0 -- Add a certain amount of XP to your game (e.g., cheat addexperience 500 0 0)
  • cheat teleport [X Y Z] -- Teleport to coordinates X Y Z (e.g., cheat teleport 100 50 100)
  • cheat setplayerpos [X Y Z] -- Alternative teleportation to coordinates
  • cheat slomo 5 -- Increase the speed of movement
  • cheat slomo 1 -- Revert to normal speed
  • cheat playersonly -- Freeze all processes except players
  • cheat ghost -- Walk through walls and other objects
  • cheat infinitestats -- Add infinite stats
  • cheat destroyallenemies -- Destroy all enemies
  • cheat enemyinvisible true -- Enable invisible mode
  • cheat enemyinvisible false -- Disable invisible mode
  • cheat destroymytarget -- Destroy target
  • cheat forcetame -- Tame a dinosaur
  • cheat forceplayertojointargettribe [player ID] -- Force any player to join the target tribe by using their player ID (e.g., cheat forceplayertojointargettribe 012345678)
  • cheat settimeofday [timestring] -- Change the time of day (e.g., cheat settimeofday 12:00)
  • cheat saveworld -- Save the current world state


That is all for the console commands guide, and for other PixARK guides at GameSkinny, check out the the links below:

PixARK Guide - How to Tame a Pegasus and a Fairy Dragon https://www.gameskinny.com/64y72/pixark-guide-how-to-tame-a-pegasus-and-a-fairy-dragon https://www.gameskinny.com/64y72/pixark-guide-how-to-tame-a-pegasus-and-a-fairy-dragon Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:15:16 -0400 Autumn Fish

PixARK has some truly incredible tamable creatures. Among them are the elusive Pegasus and Fairy Dragon, both of which have their own quirks that really help with surviving in this dangerous land.

The Pegasus is a special Magic Creature that can be tamed early and doesn't require a saddle to be ridden. The Fairy Dragon, on the other hand, comes with a neat shield ability and has decent mobility, making it a great flying scout mount to have once you're at a high enough level to craft a saddle.

Neither of these are especially easy to tame, however. Not only do they require unconventional taming methods as Magic Creatures, but since they both fly and have a Passive temperament, they're rather difficult to actually corner for the Knockout. That's why we've put together this guide to help you tame a Pegasus and a Fairy Dragon of your own.

Without further ado, let's jump in!

How to Tame a Pegasus and a Fairy Dragon in PixARK

Both the Fairy Dragon and the Pegasus spawn in and around the Golden Realm biome (the location pictured in the header). It's a pretty dangerous place, so tread with caution. The creatures you're looking to tame are Passive, so they won't attack you, but you need to defend yourself from the creatures that will.

They're both Knockout Tames, so be sure to bring a Bow or Crossbow with plenty of Magic Sleepy Arrows. It won't take too many Magic Sleepy Arrows to knock either of them out, but they will fly away when hit, making it hard to keep up with them on foot. It's recommended that you either have a flying mount that you can fire your bow on or some way to trap it.

PixARK Guide How to Tame a Pegasus and a Fairy Dragon

It's near-impossible to lead these creatures where you want them, so the best trap you can hope for is a cave or a good crevice in a mountain or something like that. Once you shoot your target, you should have a few extra seconds to get off another shot or two, as it'll take awhile to take off running. Since Magic Sleepy Arrows build up Torpor instantly, you're not wasting ammo by rapid-firing them at the creature, unlike with normal Sleepy Arrows.

Once the Pegasus or Fairy Dragon is Unconscious, plop some Magic Berries from the Magic Forest in their inventory and wait for the Taming bar to fill. If the Unconscious meter gets too low, make sure to use Narcoberries or Sleepy Potions on the creature to keep them knocked out until they're fully tamed. For more tips, be sure to check out our full Taming Guide.


Have you found any easier ways of cornering a Pegasus or a Fairy Dragon? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

For more help taming other creatures or finding elusive resources, be sure to check out the rest of our PixARK guides.

PixARK Easy Copper Mining https://www.gameskinny.com/u29bv/pixark-easy-copper-mining https://www.gameskinny.com/u29bv/pixark-easy-copper-mining Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:00:49 -0400 Ty Arthur

After the absolute eternity that the original ARK: Survival Evolved spent in Early Access prior to full release, now you can enjoy paying for the privilege of alpha testing the pixel version as well!

Exactly what it sounds like, PixARK is the Minecraft version of ARK, and it will see your blocky avatar harvesting resources like copper to craft new types of tools and equipment. Because of the random nature of resource spawns in different biomes, just finding large amounts of copper can be a whole adventure on its own if you want that copper pickaxe.

Below, we cover everything you need to know to mine copper quickly in PixARK and get started building new tools. Wondering how to tame different kinds of creatures instead? Check out our full guide to taming any PixARK dino over here.

A copper cube being mined from a minecraft-like terrain in PixARK Mining some copper cubes in PixARK (thanks to Mexsus for the screenshot)

Where to Find Copper in PixARK

Copper is frequently found by digging down beneath the surface in absolutely any biome, but it spawns randomly in various sizes and at different block depths.

You may get lucky and find a bunch of copper segments immediately, while digging down just five or six blocks, and at other times, you may have to dig extremely deep tunnels in several locations before finding a copper vein.

Your best bet is to mine in different directions instead of just going straight down, as you are more likely to come across various types of ore if you mine out in cascading branches. The deeper you go, the more likely it is that ore types will start to spawn, so keep heading further down. If you don't find anything after digging in a few different directions, leave and head to a different area to try again. Hills and mountains in particular seem to be good spots for digging copper.

Digging isn't always the best option, though. In some cases you can actually find copper blocks above ground, especially in the bamboo biome with the pandas.

If you search from the air on a flying dino, you will eventually see large clearings filled with stone blocks instead of bamboo, and these often have big deposits of copper right on the top layer, with no need to actually dig down anywhere. If you carve out the pieces of stone around the copper, you will typically find even more copper deposits just a block beneath the surface.

Finally, copper ingots can also be found by raiding hidden ruins, especially in the standard green grass biomes that tend to have lots of coyotes.

a blue, blocky dinosaur flying above exposed copper in PixARK Finding copper veins on the ground

PixARK Copper Cheat

Of course, like with regular ARK, you can always pull up the command console and cheat your way to tamed beasts and large stockpiles of resources just by spawning them in directly.

Just hit the Tab key to bring up the console command screen, and then enter the appropriate item code. The command to spawn copper is cheat giveitemnum 44 1 0 0

Just replace the "1" in the line with however many units of copper you want to automatically spawn, from 2 to 99. Be sure to leave the number 44 in there, as that is the specific item ID number for copper ore.

With the command typed correctly, hit Enter to spawn all the copper ore you could possibly need! You can do this over and over to get large quantities very quickly.

a pickaxe on the right side of the screen, some copper ore in the middle, and a health pack on the top left in PixARK Enjoy all your shiny new copper ore!

Have you found any other reliable copper ore mining locations? Let us know in the comments and we'll get them added to the article.

If you need more help with resource gathering, dino taming, or console commands cheats, check out our full list of PixARK guides here.

PixARK Guide -- How to Tame Any Creature https://www.gameskinny.com/090l5/pixark-guide-how-to-tame-any-creature https://www.gameskinny.com/090l5/pixark-guide-how-to-tame-any-creature Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:10:45 -0400 Autumn Fish

Much like its predecessor, ARK: Survival Evolved, PixARK is a survival sandbox game about building up from nothing and taming dinosaurs and other mystical creatures to help you along the way. Taming works a little bit differently in this game, however, considering that there are a slew of new kinds of creatures (did someone say Pegasus?) and several new tools at your disposal.

For starters, anything you tame only stays tame for three days in real-time. So you can expect to find yourself taming a lot. Because of this, figuring out the best ways to tame different types of creatures is integral, especially if you hope to hold your own when PvP turns on during Wartime.

To that end, we've put together this comprehensive guide to help you learn how to tame any creature in PixARK. Not only will we go over both Passive Taming and Knockout Taming, but we'll also touch on what you need to tame each creature in the most effective way possible.

Let's dive in!

How to Tame Any Creature in PixARK

The first step in any taming venture is to make sure you're prepared to tame whatever it is you're going for. This means that you need to gather the necessary food and materials required to tame it as well as determine whether the creature is a Passive Tame or Knockout Tame.

Herbivores will eat berries that you pick up from bushes in the wilds. Anything that's not a Narcoberry or Stimberry will work, but Mejoberries are their favorite and they will tame quicker if you use those.

A panda walks through a bamboo forest in Pixark

Carnivores, on the other hand, need meat. Both raw and cooked meat will work, though raw meat will expedite the process a bit. If you want to get really picky, Raw Thigh Meat is the best food you can feed a carnivore, but those only come from creatures that are about the size of a Stegosaurus or larger. It rots incredibly quickly, so don't expect to be stockpiling a whole bunch at the beginning of the game. Just get what you can.

Next, in order to determine whether a creature is a Passive Tame or Knockout Tame, you simply use your Dino Scanner to examine them and quickly find out -- no wiki required! Once you discover whether you're doing a Passive or Knockout Tame, you can finally wrap up preparations and move onto actually taming the beast.

Passive Taming

If you're passive taming, you already have everything you need as soon as you gather the food. Simply put the meat or berries in the last slot of the hotbar, walk up to the creature you're taming, and press the interact key in order to feed them. You'll see a little taming bar go up to indicate that its working. After a short wait, you can feed them again. Repeat this process until the bar is full and you receive the prompt to name your new friend.

a player in black clothes rides a raptor as another player passively tames a large animal in the background

Keep in mind, however, that you can't Passive Tame anything from the get-go. Many of PixARK's passive creatures actually have a level requirement that you have to reach before you can tame them. If you are not the required level or above, then you're not going to be able to tame them. Remember that while you're searching for potential creatures to tame.

Knockout Taming

A bit more preparation is required to complete a knockout tame in PixARK. On top of food, you need two extra things: something to knockout the creature with, and something to keep them knocked out.

There are a few ways you can knockout creatures. You can use a Wooden Stick, a Slingshot, a Bow or Crossbow with Sleepy Arrows, or a Longneck Rifle with Sleepy Darts.

If you're going for a Magical Creature, you must use Magic Sleepy Arrows. Normal Sleepy Arrows won't work on Magical Creatures, nor will Magic Sleepy Arrows work on other creatures.

Magic Sleepy Arrows require some unconventional materials that you may not be familiar with. Particularly, Magic Berries and MageWeave Bark. Coincidentally, these are both found in the Magic Forest from berry bushes and trees respectively. Be prepared if you plan to venture into the Magic Forest because creatures found there are pretty dangerous, especially to new players.

Player holds a blue and orange rifle while aiming at two animals they want to knockout tame near lava in PixArk

Once you have something to knock out creatures with, you need to make sure you're able to keep them unconscious or the tame will fail and you'll have to start over from scratch. You can use either Narcoberries or Sleepy Potions to accomplish this.

Narcoberries are found from regular berry bushes, while Sleepy Potions are crafted at either a Mortar and Pestle or a Crucible.

In order to make Sleepy Potions, you need Narcoberries and Carrion. You can get Carrion by simply allowing your meat to rot. Since Sleepy Potions are so easy to make and far more effective than Narcoberries, it's highly recommended that you use them in order to keep the creatures you're taming unconscious for longer.

Once you have everything, you're finally prepared for a proper Knockout Tame. However, there is an extra bit of setup that you can do in order to make certain that the process goes a bit smoother.

Most creatures will flee when their Torpor gets high -- in other words, when you're close to knocking them out. Because of that, it's important to build a trap for them so that they can't get away. You can accomplish this by either digging a hole about 4 blocks deep or by building a sort of makeshift coral.

An animal purple from narcotics stands in a forest waiting to be tamed in PixArk

Since most creatures can't get through one-block-wide spaces, a good way to build a corral is to build a bunch of 4-to-5-block-high dirt pillars in a circle with one space in between each one. Add a few staircases to the outside of the coral in order to help guide creatures into the trap after you've drawn their ire.

Once the creature is trapped, start hitting it with Torpor-inducing weapons and ammunition until it's knocked out. Once unconscious walk up to the creature and open their inventory, putting in their favorite food alongside some Narcoberries or Sleepy Potions. It will eat the food you give it automatically, slowly filling the Taming meter.

At the same time, however, the Unconscious meter will slowly deplete and the creature will wake up if it gets too low. In order to prevent that, you have to go into the creature's inventory, select the Narcoberries or Sleepy Potions, and hit Remote Use Item in order to recover some of the Unconscious bar.

You must stay nearby the creature and continue to do this until they are fully tamed, least you risk letting them wake up and losing all of your progress. You'll also need to defend it from any potential threats, so make sure you knock down the stairs to your corral and be certain nothing kills your tame-in-progress.

A large brachiosaurus with a large saddle on its back walks through farmland in Pixark

Once the taming bar is filled, you'll be prompted to name your new friend. If it's ridable, you can then work on crafting a saddle for it to round out your new tame.


And with that, you know how to tame any kind of creature in this pixely dinosaur adventure. If you need more help in this magical new ARK world, be sure to check out the rest of our PixARK guides.