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The Cuero Chupacabra is a cryptid mammal in Additional Creatures.


Synopsis

The Chupacabra is arguably one of the most famous Cryptids, known the world over. Yet what most people don't know is that there are actually two different creatures given the name “Chupacabra”- meaning “Goat Sucker”. The variety sighted in the areas of Texas, Mexico, and etc is a canine-like creature sporting long limbs, a long narrow snout, and tall ears- all of which are extreme for normal canines. Commonly confused for coyotes or wolves with mange, they got their name from attacking livestock. It appears these same creatures are also being sighted on ARKs, in similar habitats to where they once reportedly owned. A vampiric canine on the arks? Once again, it is commonly written off as mange-plagued direwolves, hyaenodon or Dinocrocuta...but still, sometimes corpses are found dried of blood: with very little flesh actually eaten. Who would even bother to pull such pranks on an

ARK of all places?....or maybe, you can discover this creature for yourself, and prove to all it exists- and discover what kind of creature it can be when tamed, if possible....

Color Regions

Color Region 4 - Underside

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Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 320
Stamina 550
Oxygen 150
Food 1380
Weight 300
Melee Damage 149%
Movement Speed 100%
Torpidity 600

Left Click - Bite

20 Base Damage - Shreds Armor - Deals 10x damage to sheep - Inflicts Bleed

Right Click - Claw Swipe

20 Base Damage - Shreds Armor - Inflicts Bleed

C - Roar

X - Feed

1 Base Damage - Inflicts Bleed - Regens health very quickly for a short time when used on a corpse.

Spacebar - Jump

Cuero Chupacabras are immune to bleeding and radiation.

Puerto Rican Chupacabras when near animals inflicted with bleed gain a buff called "Vampiric Hunter", which causes the Chupacabra to gain 15 hp/s, 5 stamina/s, and -100 torpor/s while active.

Cuero Chupacabras gain an hp regen and 5% attack buff after eating corpses.

Cuero Chupacabra have a 50% increased gather rate on mutton.

Cuero Chupacabra have a pack bonus, with the highest level individual becoming the leader. This pack bonus maxes out at 7 individuals.

Notes/Trivia

  • The Cuero Chupacabra is the mascot of the Paranoia Expansion, and one of the first animals in it alongside the Con Rit. It being the mascot is because of the mod developer having it be in tribute to his deceased father, who was a proud Puerto Rican (Puerto Rican Chupacabra was not planned at the time Cuero Chupacabra was given its mascot status).
  • The Cuero Chupacabra is one of the few cryptid mysteries to be truly solved, as the supposed Chupacabra sightings can be attributed to dogs and coyotes with mange. Regardless, cryptids in Additional Creatures are based on the tale and not the reality.
  • The Cuero Chupacabra was increased in size to make it rideable.
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