Scorpion Dino Dossier
Common Name: Scorpion
Species: Pulmonoscorpius gigantus
Time: Late Silurian
The Scorpion is really aggressive and will attack almost anything on sight. The Scorpion is also one of the most useful creatures in the game due to its stinging ability. Scorpions can be most commonly found in the northern regions of the island. Killing a Scorpion will yield Raw Meat and Chitin. Breeding a Scorpion will yield Pulmonoscorpius Egg which can be used to make Kibble that is ideal for taming Rexes and Beelzebufos.
At this point in the game, it is not possible to hatch these eggs into baby Scorpions but there has been speculation that the developers will change this. The Scorpion is rideable and will require a level 25 Pulmonoscorpius Saddle. This Saddle can also be found in blue and yellow beacons. It costs 12 Engram Points to unlock and can be crafted in a Smithy by combining 170 hide, 95 fiber, and 30 wood. The Scorpion does not have a preferred kibble, it prefers to eat Spoiled Meat.
Knocking out a Scorpion is relatively easy. You can use tranquilizer arrows or even a sling shot to be effective. I recommend kiting the Scorpion backwards while firing at it to deal damage and avoid its attacks. The main attack that the Scorpion has is a sting attack which will paralyze whatever it hits. So it is best to watch the Scorpion and make sure to stay far enough away when it is ready to sting.
At level 50, it would take 7 tranquilizer arrows, or 25 hits with a sling shot to knock it out. At the same level, it would take 53 Spoiled Meat, 134 Narcotics, with a total taming time of 53 minutes. Alternatively, you can use Raw Meat, but this will increase the taming time.
The Scorpion is a perfect companion for those who are new to the game and have less resources. The Scorpion can be used to tame other dinosaurs as the stinging attack can knock out any creature in the game. To knock out other dinosaurs, I recommend leveling up damage and health so the stinger will deal more damage and the Scorpion can tank more damage. The Scorpion is also great at guarding your base.
The Scorpion is also the best dinosaur in the game at scaling mountains and other terrain. For this reason, it is the perfect companion to travel through new hilly lands. The Scorpion is also proficient at swimming, so for this reason, it is great for new players who have no other water creature. The Scorpion is overall a great starter creature for any player as the food is easy to find and provides a lot of utility to its master. The Scorpion also has the ability to farm Raw Meat and Hide by setting it to wander. Although it is not that efficient, it is a great way for new players to get a lot of resources without having to do the work
The sting of a Scorpion will increase the torpor of the recipient by 3x the damage dealt. At level 1, a Scorpion will deal 15 damage, and increase the torpor of a dinosaur by 45. The Scorpion is really great at knocking out other dinosaurs and is definitely worth having in your arsenal.
Keep in mind that if you mate Scorpions it will increase its damage by 33%. If you have the resources available, Scorpions are great to farm for their eggs as the Kibble is used to tame Rexes, the most popular dinosaur in the game. This sting alone makes the Scorpion one of the best companions for all peoples on the island as it makes taming other dinosaurs significantly quicker.
Wild: I’m not sure why, but the giant scorpions I’ve seen on the island are far more disturbing than most of the Dinosaurs. Rather than simply kill its prey, Pulmonoscorpius gigantus injects its victims with a tranquilizing poison, then eats its unconscious prey alive.
Domesticated: Trying to tame a monster like Pulmonoscorpius gigantus sounds like a crazy idea, but I suppose the ability to knock out a foe could come in handy. It could certainly make incapacitating some of the island’s other creatures much easier.
Known Information: This subspecies has a large pair of pincers that seem connected to the same toxin sacs as the tail. I’ve never seen another scorpion that has this adaptation, but I’ve never seen another scorpion that is larger than I am, either.