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Master Zoologist

Tame at least one of every tameable creature on the ARK

Master Zoologist+43.6
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Yeah, more codes. This list is as of 9/28/2017.

If you see any codes that don't work, please let me know.

Edit: in order to get this, you have to have checkmark on all the dossiers of the creatures in your log. If there's no place for a checkmark, you can skip that one.

You MUST have the creature dossier before taming a creature. I suggest following my guide for Veteran Paleontologist before starting (and you can knock out that achievement too!)
ARK: Survival EvolvedVeteran PaleontologistThe Veteran Paleontologist achievement in ARK: Survival Evolved worth 216 pointsUnlock all the Explorer Notes on ARK Prime

WARNING: ascending may erase your progress. Better to do that either first, or do all of these codes first. The are a lot.

Edit: THC Robs95 let me know that this popped in a game where another player spawned the creatures and tamed them. Both players got the achievement. DephoZ confirmed that if you are in a tribe with another person, each of you can get the achievement if one of you does a code, so you can split the work. (See the comments.) At worst, you'll all have to complete the list just as normal.

Open the command box at the pause screen by pressing cn_LB+cn_RB+cn_X+cn_Y. Then type in the codes below, press the Admin Command button, and back out. Once you spawn them, you will have to look at them (so that the tag shows, such as Allosaurus), then pause again and type "dotame" (NOT "forcetame"). The creature needs to be in the center of your screen, which can be a pain with insects and fast creatures. Use can use the "kill" command if you have too many with you and/or they're interfering with your taming.

DephoZ confirmed in the comments that you can save time by force taming the creatures as they spawn. Type the following, with the correct creature where XXXX is:

Gmsummon "XXXX_character_bp_c"1

so something like:

Gmsummon "Achatina_character_bp_c"1

In the creature dossiers, once you've tamed a creature there will be a checkmark, so you can see whether or not you've already gotten it. Unfortunately, the achievement tracker does not move for this one.

There are ~90 codes in all. Some are land creatures, some are sea creatures. Sea creatures can be insta-tamed the same as land creatures; they'll just die out of water. (Makes sense to me.)

Edit: Apparently, there was a difference in the quotation marks that I used in Word and the ones here. I changed the characters, so they should work. Let me know if there's an issue in the comments.

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PrestonPreston Nice. Are you trying by summoning them tamed? It might cut the number of codes in half if you don't have to summon the creature, then do a forcetame or dotame
Posted by PrestonPreston on 18 Jul 17 at 11:23
Sashamorning Is that possible? I suspect I'll have to actually do the taming. I tamed a couple and saw no progress on the tracker.
Posted by Sashamorning on 18 Jul 17 at 11:46
PrestonPreston Sorry yeah, having just tried a few I think you're right, it won't count actually, but yeah you can summon an already tamed dino....
If you're looking at Ark wiki, there's two spawning commands on each dino page. Use the summon one, not the spawndino one but change it to summontamed, e.g.
admincheat summontamed Rex_Character_BP_C

It still comes up in the tribe log that you tamed the animal but doesn't have the pop-up on screen and the dino naming box appear.

My achievement has no progress either, I guess it doesn't have tracking which is kinda weak.
Posted by PrestonPreston on 18 Jul 17 at 12:25
TuKraZe Don't think this will work. It does not tick all of the dinosaurs off as tamed when you just spawn them in tamed. Looks like you will have to remove the 'summon tamed' and replace with 'summon' and then enter the command which will then spawn the desired dino (wild). Once the dino if spawned you can enter a different command 'DoTame' which will tame the dino thus giving the require tick in the dossier to say you have tamed that specific creature.
Posted by TuKraZe on 18 Jul 17 at 17:52
Sashamorning I had to take a break before i fin8shed. I can't find a place where it checks us off as having tamed one. I wanted to go down the list to verify one way or the other?

You said it shows in the dossier?
Posted by Sashamorning on 18 Jul 17 at 18:13
TuKraZe Yea bud. I went through the whole list using each of the dino commands like you are currently doing and spawned in every possible dino pretamed and it did not unlock. If you look in the Dossier you will see a small circle in the top right side of each of the tamable dinos; If it has a tick in it then you have tamed it, if it is blank, then it will need to be tamed.
Posted by TuKraZe on 18 Jul 17 at 19:12
Sashamorning Thank you!!! That makes it easier to know which ones are taxmeable (?) too. toast
Posted by Sashamorning on 18 Jul 17 at 19:27
McQueen101 'Forcetame' AND 'summontamed' do not work BUT if you can summon the dino and then put 'dotame' it works.
Posted by McQueen101 on 18 Jul 17 at 21:40
McQueen101 I tried it with 'admincheat summon Achatina_Character_BP_C' and then 'dotame' and got the check mark for it

Here's a list too not sure if it's all of them r not as i havent gone through it yet.
Posted by McQueen101 on 18 Jul 17 at 21:44
PrestonPreston Sorry guys, my bad for throwing a spanner in the works there mentioning spawning pretamed dinos!! I didn't notice the checkmark thing either.
Posted by PrestonPreston on 18 Jul 17 at 23:38
McQueen101 Just change your solution and add the link i provided. It contained ALL the codes you need except this one 'cheat summon Hesperornis_Character_BP_C'. I may have just not seen it or skipped it.... copy and pasting gets boring after awhile.

OR delete your solution so others dont come here and get worked up on it.
Posted by McQueen101 on 18 Jul 17 at 23:53
Sashamorning I have to add all of this to the walkthrough anyway. Sorry for falling asleep or it'd be done already.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 00:45
McQueen101 All good. I just had a few pm's on live about it.

Also did 'forcetame' work for you it didn't count for credit for me but 'dotame' did
Posted by McQueen101 on 19 Jul 17 at 01:24
Sashamorning Crap. Forcetame seemed to work... but maybe I'd already tamed that dino before.

Gah. Glad all this is coming out before the walkthrough revision. Thanks for the help, everyone.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 01:56
FEAR EPIDEMIC Wonderful. roll
Posted by FEAR EPIDEMIC on 19 Jul 17 at 02:06
NutriWhip The list is incomplete and incorrect. You can't tame the Alpha dinos and you need more than just the land dinos that you copy and pasted.
Posted by NutriWhip on 19 Jul 17 at 02:41
McQueen101 Correct you do not need alpha's. In the link I posted in another comment if you scroll down that page it has flying and sea like i said in a previous post the only one i didnt find, and it might be coz it all started to blur, was the Hesperornis, which is cheat summon Hesperornis_Character_BP_C.

And here's that link again:
Posted by McQueen101 on 19 Jul 17 at 03:36
Sashamorning That's the link I used. I'm not home. I can't look at it yet, that's why I posted that I'm verifying it.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 03:41
NutriWhip Yeah, I'm currently using that list right now. Hesperornis is there btw. wink
Posted by NutriWhip on 19 Jul 17 at 03:51
McQueen101 lol thought so, good to know. Glad that link is helping people tho.
Posted by McQueen101 on 19 Jul 17 at 06:56
TuKraZe If you have every dino dossier unlocked, you can find out which dinos need to be tamed, no additionals are required. Great work getting this amended so quickly to reflect the original idea both yourself and I thought we could get away with.
Posted by TuKraZe on 19 Jul 17 at 10:36
TuKraZe Here is a quick idea that helped me get a whole bunch really quick. When you spawn in one of the 'Easy' zones and run around looking for as many dinos as possible (Dodos, Dilos, Trikes, Paras, Ankylos, Pteras etc) and use the 'DoTame' command on them. I found that this helped massivly rather than take the time to keep spawning easy dinos in.


Another solution would be to perhaps make a large den on say Herbivore Island and spawn in a load of friendly dinos that will not kill each other (the only difference in the command would be the dino name), this way it saves you having to right out the spawn command each time after the 'dotame' command, then just 'dotame' a chunk at a time. This is what I did personally as I think it helped speed things up a little.
Posted by TuKraZe on 19 Jul 17 at 10:44
Sashamorning I ran into a big group as well, but I thought for the guide I'd just list everything. I figure other people can figure that out on their own.

Has anyone else had dossier progress reset when they ascended?
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 11:11
TuKraZe Oh yeah 100%...doesnt need to be added to the guide. Tbh it comes down to experience and knowledge of the game as to which donors are friendly or carnivorous. If people are anything like me, I often read the comments for additional info anyway.
Posted by TuKraZe on 19 Jul 17 at 11:52
Mikhail Krauser Can confirm that going through with ForceTame did not work.
Posted by Mikhail Krauser on 19 Jul 17 at 12:35
Sashamorning I hope you didn't lose too much time doing that. Damn.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 12:40
Mikhail Krauser Did this with dotame and using the list provided above. It's 100% accurate now. :)
Posted by Mikhail Krauser on 19 Jul 17 at 14:26
Mikhail Krauser I did but all good, was anxious and jumped the gun a bit. But appreciate all the time and effort with these Sashamorning! :D Just glad its done and im hoping once they fix the achievement thats left they're done updating this. XD
Posted by Mikhail Krauser on 19 Jul 17 at 14:27
Sashamorning There's still Scorched Earth and all those new spaces... I don't think this is close to ending.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 14:50
Diablo5704 Thanks for the guide really helped! Saved me a lot of time.
One thing I would say though is u could save yourself time by going into players only mode (cheat playersonly) when 'dotaming' the dinos.
Posted by Diablo5704 on 19 Jul 17 at 21:09
Sashamorning ...

I didn't know that was even a thing.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 21:31
Oriole2682 I'm guessing you don't need to put a name in when you tame it?
Posted by Oriole2682 on 19 Jul 17 at 23:19
Sashamorning Nope.
Posted by Sashamorning on 19 Jul 17 at 23:23
Senseless Ogre So I'm just spawning them one by one and about 25% done with the list for one sitting and its getting pretty cluttered......can the game handle having over 90 tamed creatures on screen or is there a way to get rid of them?
Posted by Senseless Ogre on 20 Jul 17 at 02:46
Sashamorning Use "kill". Their body lays there, but they don't interfere as much and decompose over time.
Posted by Sashamorning on 20 Jul 17 at 03:32
DephoZ to make this achievement much easier to get just write:
Gmsummon "Achatina_character_bp_c"1

it let you spawn a tamed dino at level 1 and it will count. i can also confirm if you are in tribe with your friend and he do the codes, just stand near him/her and you will get the tame too.

just did it with a friend and we both got the achievement at the same time.
Posted by DephoZ on 20 Jul 17 at 22:56
FEAR EPIDEMIC If anyone wants to do this with me, let me know.
Posted by FEAR EPIDEMIC on 20 Jul 17 at 22:59
Sashamorning Okay, lemme check that out and I'll update the solution. That would make it SO much easier!
Posted by Sashamorning on 20 Jul 17 at 23:10
Sashamorning Did you find the bee dossier?
Posted by Sashamorning on 21 Jul 17 at 18:04
ResinousHashish this shit didn't pop in coop, I was host and spawned friend tamed, popped for him not me.
Posted by ResinousHashish on 22 Jul 17 at 00:32
Sashamorning Did you get any progress on your dossiers?
Posted by Sashamorning on 22 Jul 17 at 01:57
ResinousHashish Just did it solo, the achievement would not pop.. I looked at my dossier logs, as soon as i was comparing my last one and scrolled over it in the logs, the achievement popped.

As stated above, it didn't work for me in multiplayer. I am wondering if I did the steps I used for single player in multiplayer if it would have popped...

& no, I did not get any progress on any dossier (no check marks on animals) in the multiplayer session. I was the host spawning, he was taming, I should have looked in the beginning but I just assumed... :(
Posted by ResinousHashish on 22 Jul 17 at 02:07
Catatonic Nali Can confirm that the code DephoZ mentioned does work for simultaneous spawning and taming and they do all count. It's easy enough to take his code and input the names of the dinosaurs from Sasha's list. Took around 45 minutes to do the whole thing and that was typing with a controller.
Posted by Catatonic Nali on 22 Jul 17 at 19:24
Sashamorning If it's confirmed, I'll update the solution and the walkthrough. Thanks!
Posted by Sashamorning on 22 Jul 17 at 20:25
xCEL7IC ZOMBIEx I'm baffled with this,have put in every code but I have a dozen that are still lockedroll
Posted by xCEL7IC ZOMBIEx on 23 Jul 17 at 02:15
Catatonic Nali I can't speak to the part about doing it in multiplayer but the code definitely worked as a dual spawn/tame for me.
Posted by Catatonic Nali on 23 Jul 17 at 11:19
DephoZ Yea the code works and save you a lot of time, for the coop maybe the tribe settings should be set to "tribe only".
Posted by DephoZ on 23 Jul 17 at 13:04
BiLLzuMaNaTi Great guide! Thanks!
Posted by BiLLzuMaNaTi on 25 Jul 17 at 15:16
zzUrbanSpaceman Hey Sasha - the updated codes work fine until Brontosaurus. It looks like the double quotes you used in the solution don't work if you copy/paste the codes across as I have been. I needed to change them to regular quotes to make the codes work.
Posted by zzUrbanSpaceman on 28 Jul 17 at 14:12
Sashamorning Argh. That's because I did a mass edit in Word. I'll edit them a bit later today. Thanks.
Posted by Sashamorning on 28 Jul 17 at 15:47
MikeProcurator how do you tame the monkey? Says something about food in inventory?

Edit: Nevermind figured it out. I had to tame him by doing "do tame" before unpausing otherwise he was too fast to tame.
Posted by MikeProcurator on 05 Aug 17 at 16:43
Plaguewielder87 I can confirm that using the first set of codes you listed summons the creatures already tamed and it still counts. Checkmark and everything. I never had to use dotame or forcetame and it still unlocked.
Posted by Plaguewielder87 on 08 Aug 17 at 20:44
Sashamorning Thanks! toast
Posted by Sashamorning on 09 Aug 17 at 07:32
Sandman78 If you are streaming to Windows 10 so you can cut and paste, you can do several at at a time by piping them with '|' ("SHIFT + \" on the keyboard) . For example, I summoned 10 at once using this command: Gmsummon "Megalosaurus_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Megatherium_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Monkey_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Microraptor_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Moschops_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Bat_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "OviRaptor_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Sheep_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Pachy_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Pachyrhino_Character_BP_C"1
Posted by Sandman78 on 13 Aug 17 at 20:10
Sashamorning Okay, you need the dossier first? Good to know. Most people probs my already have them for the other achievement.
Posted by Sashamorning on 13 Aug 17 at 21:06
Sandman78 If you are streaming to Windows 10 so you can cut and paste, you can do several at at a time by piping them with '|' ("SHIFT + \" on the keyboard) . For example, I summoned 10 at once using this command: Gmsummon "Megalosaurus_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Megatherium_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Monkey_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Microraptor_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Moschops_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Bat_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "OviRaptor_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Sheep_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Pachy_Character_BP_C"1 | Gmsummon "Pachyrhino_Character_BP_C"1
Posted by Sandman78 on 13 Aug 17 at 21:31
Sashamorning ...

That. Is. AWESOME.
Posted by Sashamorning on 13 Aug 17 at 23:11
Durchschnitt Can confirm that that symbol works perfectly and allows you to do multiple codes at once. You have access to that character with just an Xbox controller, you don't need the app on your phone or need to stream on Windows 10. I suggest editing the codes in the solution (and the walkthrough) so people can copy and paste the blocks of text without editing (editing doesn't take long though, I just did it for myself). I bet you could technically do all 90 codes at once, but I didn't want to risk crashing my Xbox. Also, you need to spam the B button to get rid of all the "name your dinosaur" prompts after you spawn a set of dinosaurs.
Posted by Durchschnitt on 16 Aug 17 at 04:20
Sashamorning I think it might be better to let people edit it themselves for that reason. Else I'll get loads of complaints that it crashed something.
Posted by Sashamorning on 16 Aug 17 at 05:15
Spec K89 Another great posting Sashamorning! Thanks again for all these, another plus one!
Posted by Spec K89 on 18 Aug 17 at 02:21
oH PricE id love an edited version just in the comment section :)
Posted by oH PricE on 16 Sep 17 at 06:25
Manb3arSquirrel I ascended prior to this and all characters and dossiers from before are gone. *Whomp whomp*

Edit: Nearly finished a second time all the way through and all my dossiers disappeared again...? They worked fine for the first 80% of the dinosaurs the second time, then when I did one more they all showed all locked again.
Posted by Manb3arSquirrel on 25 Nov 17 at 18:01
Sashamorning So ascending erases your progress? I should update that.

And they locked again randomly? That is... super annoying.
Posted by Sashamorning on 28 Nov 17 at 19:37
Stealth David Thanks +1
Posted by Stealth David on 12 May 18 at 13:29
Mr DopeGaming The other solution takes a whole 5 minutes to get this achievement. I definately recommend heading other to the one with only one negative vote... unless youre having fun copying and pasting
Posted by Mr DopeGaming on 04 Sep 19 at 14:55