ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Pokeballs - Dino Storage (Discontinued)
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Pokeballs - Dino Storage (Discontinued)

This mod brings the concept of Pokeballs into the world of ARK.
Mod ID: 955655993

I intend this to be a fun alternative to the standard KO-and-feed method.
Simply craft a Pokeball, equip it, and throw it at your target dino.

Each Pokeball type (Pokeball, Greatball, Ultraball, Masterball) has its own catch rate, with Master ball being 100%.
Calculation is based off of a few important factors:
- The dino's missing health
- The dino's max health
- The Pokeball's Type
- A random factor (1-5%)
- The Pokeball's Capture Failed debuff (more on this below)
- Whether the dino is unconscious

If your target dino is unconscious, you have a 30% chance of greater success. The lower the dino's health, the better your chances are at capturing them. For balance, the chance drops by 2% per 1,000 max health a dino has, making stronger dinos and better breeding dinos harder to catch. This system also makes it so the Giganotosaurus and Titanosaur can only be caught with the Master ball due to their excessive health pool.

When a Pokeball fails to capture a dino, it gains a -10% capture chance for 10 seconds. Should you fail another capture in that time it will increase by 10 seconds and 10%. This will continue until a cap of 60 seconds and 60% detriment to your capture rate. This was put in to balance out time and effort. Do you put in that little bit of extra effort for a better Pokeball or take longer with weaker ones?

Capturing a dino at full health has a 0% chance for all but the Master ball, which will always capture the dino. So, it is recommended to:
- Get it low health
- Knock it out
- Hope that RNG is on your side

Pokeballs will NOT work under the following conditions:
- The target dino has a rider.
- The target dino is not a part of your tribe.
- The target dino is not tameable; the ball will bounce off of these cases.
- The target dino is a minion (a Boss minion, Queen Bee's workers, etc.)
- The target dino needs to be awake to be tamed, but the attempt is while they're knocked out.

- Capture your dinos and store them away. Hell, you can even store them in other dinos. A dino in a Pokeball, in the inventory of a Dino in a Pokeball; The possibilities are endless (they're actually rather specific. :))
- Release a captured dino near an enemy target dino to have your dino target and attack them.
- Tames have max-effectiveness: extra levels are 50% of the base level of the captured dino.
- Pokeball PC for storing your captured dinos.
- Dinos are protected from death after being released from a Pokeball. If a dino is about to die, they will go unconscious and be returned to a Pokeball in your inventory, saving them.
- Pokeball Healing Console for healing your captured dinos.
- Server Configuation. Check the Discussions area for more info.
- Pokeball Trading Console for trading your captured dinos between tribe-mates or even with those outside of Tribe.

Please check the Bug Reports Discussion section for Known Bugs and report any new ones you find, there.

Check the To-Do List Discussion to see any of the things I'm currently working on and/or have completed for the next update.

- French Grandpa. His Pocket Cages mod gave me inspiration to take the idea in my own direction
- Mystic Academy for taking the time to discuss some finer points of his Pokemon Evolved mod and for models.
- Mezzo from the forums/Discord for general help
- Impulse for some help with the hit detection logic
- Fate (-{SoH}-) for his extremely helpful beta testing and ideas.
Popular Discussions View All (47)
Mar 14 @ 9:23am
PINNED: Bug Reports
Mar 29 @ 6:05am
PINNED: Source and AMA (about the mod)
Oct 13, 2019 @ 7:07pm
PINNED: Ideas and Suggestions
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Aleksey  [author] Mar 28 @ 5:54am 
@Amalgamaniac, please check the discussions.
Mlong Mar 27 @ 5:16am 
千万别用这个sb模组 丢出来 龙直接消失 bug 在你面前化为一阵烟
DrathDragoon33 Mar 26 @ 9:27pm 
This mod is no longer updated. It does not work anymore.
SunSKY Mar 26 @ 9:18pm 
i use this mod in the informal sever,but when i throw the pokeball,my friend 's game will crash,is it a bug or this mod can't use in mutiplayer game?
Amalgamaniac Mar 24 @ 3:51pm 
@Aleksey Is there any way I can contact you? I'm the Dev for the PokePods mod and the co-dev for PokeArk and we'd both really appreciate your guidance to how these Pokeballs really work. We both know you're not really planning on modding anymore, but if you would allow us learn your secrets to how a lot of functions and mechanics work, that would be EXTREMELY beneficial. Hope you can get back to me :D
liangyishi Mar 24 @ 7:13am 
亡者、冷血 Mar 20 @ 8:06am 
Even if you are not updating, I would like to thank you very much for making this mod, because it has accompanied me for a long time. If you are willing to update him, we will be grateful ! Very thanks !
123 Mar 20 @ 12:17am 
Cant use in server
jiaminyi1234567 Mar 19 @ 6:05pm 
itsschwifty1 Mar 17 @ 6:33am 
Thank you so much for this Mod! It has really been fun using it in conjunction with Pokemon mods! If you can't or don't want to update it, we as a community will understand! But if you did get it working again with this most recent update, that would be great! Thanks so much, again. Best wishes to you.