Ark Survival Evolved has a plethora of creatures that you can tame, ride, and breed. Additionally, many of these creatures are potent and strong, which eases the effort of taking down larger enemies, or gathering valuable resources. Such a creature is the Gigantopithecus, a giant ape-like Yeti creature. Hence, in this article, we will guide you on how to tame a Gigantopithecus in Ark Survival Evolved.
The temperament of a Gigantopithecus is interesting. It is usually calm and peaceful, but it lets hell loose on the player if they are too close to the beast. Based on this observation, the Gigantopithecus is territorial, similar to the Lynels of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Hence, you can roam around the beast all you want, but be careful not to get too close to it unless you want to play with fire. In this guide, we will be approaching the giant beast, but not directly. Keep reading to find out how to tame the creature.
ARK Survival Evolved Gigantopithecus Taming Guide: How to Tame and Get it
Where to find a Gigantopithecus
Finding a Gigantopithecus can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the game. The Gigantopithecus is commonly found taking a stroll in the extensive forests of The Island. The Redwood forests are a good place to start.
1) Get behind a Gigantopithecus and feed food
The Gigantopithecus loves eating berries from bushes. Hence, when you find this creature, crouch and sneak up behind it. When you’re close enough, a prompt will appear on your screen. Press the appropriate button to feed a major berry or regular kibble. Make sure to have the taming food in the last slot of your inventory hot bar. Anyway, after feeding it, run away a bit, and then wait.
2) Keep feeding the taming food
The rest of the process is rinse and repeat. Make sure that you keep track of how much the beast has been tamed. You need to feed berries to the creature once every one and a half minutes. Just a heads up: the process of taming is pretty lengthy, and there’s a lot of sprinting to do, especially if you accidentally aggro the Gigantopithecus. So make sure you have plenty of water to quench your thirst.
3) What if the Gigantopithecus starts attacking you?
If you accidentally alert the Gigantopithecus, don’t worry. There are two ways to deal with this situation. When the angry beast sprints towards you, a smart option would be to run away as far from the creature and the location as possible. You can return to the location after it has de-aggroed.
However, we have another solution that is the easiest and fastest to follow. On your hunt for the Gigantopithecus, make sure you’re riding a flying dino. When you find a Gigantopithecus, park your flying pet at a safe distance. Now, when the Gigantopithecus charges you, you can run back to your flying pet and ride it. When you’re high enough in the air, you should notice that the Gigantopithecus becomes calm once again. After it has calmed down, you can continue taming it.
Perks of taming a Gigantopithecus
You do not need a saddle to ride a Gigantopithecus. Secondly, the creature is adept at collecting fiber that is used for crafting a plethora of items such as armor, saddles, arrows, slingshots, and many more. It also has the ability to toss the player long distances, which can come in handy during certain situations.
On that note, we hope that you’ve learned how to tame a Gigantopithecus in Ark Survival Evolved. If this article was useful, feel free to follow Android Gram for such content in the future.