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ARK Survival Ascended Doedicurus Spawn Location & Taming Guide

Find and tame this cute and vicious creature with this guide.
ARK Survival Ascended Doedicurus Spawn Location & Taming Guide
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There are multiple creatures in ARK Survival Ascended that you can tame in order to help you in your adventures. One of them is Doedicurus, a mammal that resembles an armadillo with a spiked tail and is a useful companion for gathering stone, as it can harvest large amounts of it with its tail.

Apart from this, it can also curl into a ball to protect itself from damage and predators. Thus, it is obvious that almost every player would like to find and tame it. Here's a complete guide on it.

Where to Find Doedicurus in ARK Survival Ascended

Doedicurus is a quick creature that will help you farm stones in ARK Survival Ascended.
Doedicurus is a quick creature that will help you farm stones in ARK Survival Ascended. (Picture: Studio Wildcard/TBF Gaming)

You can find Doedicurus in the grasslands, forests, and mountains of The Island map, where it can find plenty of plants to eat. It is a docile herbivore that will not attack unless provoked, so you can approach it safely; however, be careful of other predators that may be lurking nearby, such as raptors, wolves, or rexes. You may also encounter other players who may want to tame or kill the Doedicurus, so be prepared to defend yourself and your target.

How to Tame Doedicurus in ARK Survival Ascended

To tame a Doedicurus, you will need to knock it out with tranquilizers or other methods, and then feed it regular kibble, crops, or berries. You can use a crossbow, a longneck rifle, or a compound bow to shoot tranquilizer arrows or darts at it. However, be careful not to hit its shell, as it will reduce the torpor effect.

Guide to tame Doedicurus in ARK Survival Ascended.
Guide to tame Doedicurus in ARK Survival Ascended. (Picture: Studio Wildcard/TBF Gaming)

You can also use a bola to immobilize the Doedicurus before shooting it. Once the Doedicurus is unconscious, you can access its inventory and put the food in it. The Doedicurus will eat the food and its taming bar will increase. Once the taming bar is full, you can use a saddle to ride it.