If you have recently started playing Jurassic WorldTM Alive, you might be like many other people wondering exactly how to obtain all Dinosaurs. Whether or not you have found yourself in this position yet, this guide will certainly prove itself useful to upcoming, new, casual, or even hardcore players.
We encourage everyone to read our overview of the game here before going any further to make sure you understand the terminology and basic mechanics of the game. The article can be found here.
Note: We are currently compiling the Dino, level and DNA requirements to create all the Hybrids in the game. Stay tuned!
Wild Spawns and Creating Dinos
Obviously, most Dinos are available in the wild (only Common, Rare, and Epic Dinos have been reported to be seen in the wild). However, encountering a Dino in the wild does not necessarily mean that you will collect enough DNA to create your own Dino from that specie in your laboratory.
- Common Dinos will require a total of 50 DNA samples before you can create them in your lab;
- Rare Dinos will require a total of 100 DNA samples before you can create them;
- Epic Dinos will require a total of 150 DNA samples before you can create them;
Luckily, one can obtain some of the required DNA samples through incubators, which can be very helpful especially with Epic Dinos. Creating a Dino is now completely free!
Spawns near a Supply Drop will appear at a distance, but you are also likely to encounter wild spawns right within your interaction range as you move. Spawns that can be seen at a distance seem to have no relation to the rarity of a Dino.
Once you have created a Dino, your journey is far from over. DNA collection remains very important to evolve your Dinos especially since the higher level your Dinos are, the better their stats will be to perform in Battle Mode. To evolve a Dino to the next level, one must collect enough DNA from that Dinosaur. Once it’s done, you will require a set amount of coins to evolve it to the next level.
The higher the level, the more expensive the cost in coins and DNAs will be. Evolving your Dinos is also very important in order to fuse Hybrid Dinosaurs in your laboratory.
Fusing is another [important] way to create Dinosaurs. Basically, once you have adequately evolved two particular species of Dinosaurs, you are able to breed the two together and fuse them into a stronger Dino. Some of the Dinos that you will create through fusing are not obtainable in the wild.
For example, below we have a Nodopatosaurs. To create it, I have to fuse the DNA of two Dinosaurs, Apatosaurus and Nodosaurus. But before I can do that, as you can see, these two Dinos have to reach level 10. Any DNA collected beyond this point, can be fused in loads of 50/200/500/2000 to create portion of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100. (these portions’ amounts seem to be allocated randomly) DNA samples towards my Nodopatosaurus.
Once created, a Dinosaur created through fusing can be evolved through the same process, as per the image below. In this case, our Einiasuchus is, as you can see, already created. To evolve it, we need to gather more DNA samples from both Einiosaurus and Nundasuchus. In loads of 50 (post-update), we are able to fuse their DNAs together to create portion of 10, 10, 20, … all the way up to 90 (these portions’ amounts seem to be allocated randomly so far) DNA samples towards our Einiasuchus.
The only advice we can give you is to keep an eye on the level requirements to create Hybrid Dinosaurs, and to stop at that level. Beyond that, you will simply waste coins, which trust me become a very rare currency.
That being said, evolving beyond the level requirement can be useful in the Battle Arena, so evolve wisely.
In sum, if we allow ourselves to compare to Pokémon GO, fusing in JWA is much more complex and allows for many more possibilities than evolutions do in Pokémon GO, which is a relief. Many were scared that JWA would end up being the same as Pokémon GO. Although it does have some similarities, we certainly feel that the breeding system in JWA has more potential than the evolution system in Pokémon GO.
We certainly hope that this short guide will help you get a good start in the game and better understand the mechanics of breeding. Of course, things are more complex than this, but we are just starting our coverage of the game so expect more in-depth content to come soon!
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