Kibble are food items used to tame creatures more quickly and with higher affinity, allowing players to save time and end up with better stats on their tamed pet.
The Kibble system was reworked with the ARK: Homestead update and is currently available on every platform excluding the Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions. Instead of Kibbles based on eggs, the Kibbles are replaced by quality-based types: Basic, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exceptional, and Extraordinary. The egg-based Kibbles are still in the game and are able to be used; however, they are no longer craftable. Additionally they are categorized into one of the 6 quality-based types.
In the Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions, most Creatures have a preferred egg-based Kibble that tames the Creature with the greatest taming efficiency and effectiveness. However, using a Kibble that is not preferred by the Creature is even worse than taming with Raw Meat or Berries.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Kibble can be used as food when taming a creature. Although all Kibble types will technically work to tame all creatures, certain kibbles will work better for certain creatures. Using the wrong kibble will take longer in the best case, but can also be only 2/3 as effective as using the creature’s regular food and will instead decrease the taming effectiveness.
Creatures prefer at least one specific class of kibble, but accept also kibbles of a higher class, e.g. Argentavis can most effectively be tamed with Superior Kibble and better, but Basic, Simple, and Regular class have worse results than meat.
The order of effectiveness (in terms of taming duration) in food for taming creatures is:
|Food||Taming Speed 1||Taming Effectiveness|
|Preferred Kibble class or better||5x Speed||★★★★★|
|Raw Mutton||3.8x Speed||★★★★☆|
|Raw Prime Meat||3x Speed||★★★☆☆|
|Spoiled Meat||2x Speed||★★★☆☆ 2|
|Cooked Prime Meat / Prime Meat Jerky||1.5x Speed||★★☆☆☆|
|Raw Meat||1x Speed||★☆☆☆☆|
|Cooked Meat / Cooked Meat Jerky||1x Speed||☆☆☆☆☆|
|Preferred Berries||1x Speed||★★☆☆☆|
|Preferred Advanced Crops||1x Speed||★★☆☆☆|
|Other Berries||1x Speed||★☆☆☆☆|
|Other Advanced Crops||1x Speed||☆☆☆☆☆|
|Other Kibble||0.66x Speed||☆☆☆☆☆|
- Speed values are outdated, just use it as a rough overview
- Scorpions, Dung Beetles, Spiders, Vultures, and Karkinos only
The food value of a Kibble depends on the Creature and the type of food. For Kibble it varies between 20 and 135. Non-favorite kibbles gives only 1/8 of the taming progress than the favorite kibbles.
Kibble is also used for imprinting baby dinos. During care, they may want to be hand fed a randomly selected kibble, including any kibble that is not their species’ preferred food. For this reason, having as many types of kibble as possible will allow the imprinting rate to increase.
Recipes[edit | edit source]
Learning an Engram is not necessary to create kibbles, and there are no Engrams available for them anyways, just recipes are found throughout the world. Follow the same instructions as when cooking with a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.
In addition to the ingredients listed below, all kibble recipes require 5 × Fiber and a Waterskin with at least 25% water in it (any other Water-container works, but will be completely used up regardless of capacity).
When creating Kibbles in an Industrial Cooker which is hooked up to a water irrigation system, no waterskin or other water-container is necessary.
Fertilized eggs can also be used to make Kibble. Breeding creatures is a great way to generate eggs on-demand.
Cooking these kibbles requires a lit Cooking Pot so in addition you need fuel for the fire. It takes 30 seconds to cook 1 kibble in a Cooking Pot.
|Kibble||Egg Type||First Resource||Second Resource||Third Resource||Fourth Resource|
|Basic Kibble||Extra Small Egg||5x Mejoberry||10x Amarberry||10x Tintoberry||1x Cooked Meat|
|Simple Kibble||Small Egg||2x Rockarrot||1x Cooked Fish Meat||–|
|Regular Kibble||Medium Egg||2x Longrass||2x Savoroot||1x Cooked Meat Jerky||–|
|Superior Kibble||Large Egg||2x Citronal||2x Rare Mushroom||1x Prime Meat Jerky||1x Sap|
|Exceptional Kibble||Extra Large Egg||10x Mejoberry||1x Rare Flower||1x Focal Chili||–|
|Extraordinary Kibble||Special Egg||1x Giant Bee Honey||1x Lazarus Chowder||–|
Recipes (Mobile)[edit | edit source]
|This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile|
Although these Kibbles are no longer craftable for PC and Console, they are still craftable in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile.
- r4yyw4lsh on March 31, 2019 @ 00:07:05
This post was created by r4yyw4lsh on March 31, 2019.