No Man's Sky Beyond | How to Tame and Mount Creatures

Alien creatures on a green field of grass

Probably the most exciting part of No Man’s Sky's update Beyond is the ability to tame and ride the alien life that populates the planets. For those familiar with Ark: Survival Evolved, taming probably sounds both daunting and manageable. While the taming in No Man’s Sky does have some similarities to Ark, it lacks the knock-out feature of vanilla Ark taming. That's probably for the better.

How to Tame Creatures in No Man’s Sky

VG24/7 and Android Central have excellent guides on how to tame creatures in No Man’s Sky Beyond. Here’s a spoiler, it involves a lot of bait. There are a lot of guides on this, and several of them provide different orders of operations. Starting off, you need to know that scanning a creature tells you what kind of bait you're going to need.

Scanning the creature you want to tame is probably the most important take away here because you need that information from your scanner. The required baits will show up in your catalog and cooking products. 

You need four things to tame a creature:

  • Creature Pellets 
  • Nutrient Processor 
  • Faecium
  • Harvestable Plants

First, observe the weird alien creature you wish to tame. Feed it a Creature Pellet and scan it.

Feeding a creature causes it to drop Faecium. Gather the Faecium to use in your bait.

At this point, it depends on the type of bait. Most of them require you to harvest plants and combine them in the Nutrient Processor with the Faecium to create the necessary bait. Throwing the bait out attracts the animal. At which point, if the creature is large enough to mount, you'll receive an on-screen prompt. 

And there you go, you have a tamed mount. A few parting notes on the matter: you cannot ride everything, and you cannot take mounts to other planets. Now get out there to tame and milk all the aliens in the procedurally generated universe.

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