Taming Animals in Ark iOS and Android
You can start taming dinos as soon as you learn the Level 2 primitive wood club or Level 6 slingshot engrams, but we recommend going through the introductory pursuits first.
By the time you’ve crafted your stone axe, built a fire, constructed a sleeping bag, and put together your starter hut, you will be in a much better position to start tackling dinos.
Later on, other weapons can be used for taming — such as the bolo and stone or tranquilizer arrows for the bow — but for now, the slingshot or club is all you need.
However, don’t attack your target dino with your fists or a weapon like the pick or spear: you want to knock them unconscious rather than kill them. Instead you’ll need something else.
The slingshot is easily the better of the two, since you can knock out a dino at range. After learning the slingshot engram, you need these resources to construct the slingshot in the crafting half of the inventory screen:
- -Wood x 5
- -Fiber x 20
- -Hide x 1