Pteranodon

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The new model for the Pteranodon, though not yet implemented

Paleo Stats

Species: P. longiceps
Time Period: Cretaceous
Wingspan: 5.6 meters (18 feet)
Weight: 93 kilograms (205 pounds)

Basic Information

Category: Flier
Diet: Fish, Meat

In-game Stats (Adult, Growth 1.0)

Health: 150
Stamina: 100
Ability: 100
Comfort: 100
Base Food Capacity: 100
Overweight Food Capacity: 130
Water Capacity: 100
Oxygen Capacity: 100
Growth Rate: TBD
Weather Resistance: TBD
Can be picked up by a tornado: Yes

Overview

The Pteranodon is a playable flying creature in Beasts of Bermuda. It the fastest and most mobile creature in the game, able to soar through the skies at incredible speeds. This lets it able to access areas no other creature can reach, such as isolated landmasses and steep, high mountain peaks. However it must be careful occupying these locations in certain weather conditions, as it is extremely vulnerable to lightning strikes and windstorms. A smart Pteranodon will take refuge in a sheltered location during these events.

As for its diet, the Pteranodon is piscivorous. It will often plunge into the ocean to catch fish - but it's not limited to eating just fish. It can become a scavenger, feasting on decaying meat if enough Scavenger points are put into its Skill Tree, as well as being able to kill other creatures by launching a deadly aerial assault from the sky. With its greatly adjustable diet, ability to fly and fast growth time, the Pteranodon has a high chance of successfully reaching its adult stage... provided it doesn't crash into anything!

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Pros and Cons

Pros:

+ Flight

+ Incredible speed

+ Adaptable diet

+ Can smell far-away carcasses while flying

+ Has little trouble catching and eating fish

+ Fast Growth

+ Can strike an opponent at blinding speed

Cons:

- Has naturally low base health

- A crash-landing can cost you a broken wing, or your life

- When on land, is vulnerable to ambush from any predator

- While flying over the ocean, is vulnerable to the leap attack of aquatic predators

- Low weather tolerance

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Abilities

  • Primary Attack: A fast bite. The damage is based on how fast the Pteranodon is moving, with higher speeds totalling more bite damage, and slower speeds dealing very weak damage.
  • Secondary Attack: Same as the Primary Attack, except it makes the Pteranodon bite downwards instead of forwards.

Unique Attribute: The Pteranodon can use its short call (Default button is 2) to briefly highlight all nearby fish, making them much easier to spot.

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Weakness

If the Pteranodon crashes into a tree, rock, hillside, or by any terrestrial animal while flying, it will be knocked out of the sky and slam to the ground. It will likely die from such fall damage. However, if alive, it is susceptible to being found and preyed upon by carnivores who have detected its scent.

The Pteranodon is also susceptible to harsh weather due to its very poor weather resistance stat. Not even Skill Tree investments in weather resistance will completely solve this problem. It is forced to take refuge from even the mild storms.

Lastly, a skilled aquatic predator can leap into the air and snatch a flying Pteranodon. While this doesn't often happen, it doesn't mean it wont happen. ____________________________________________________________________

Additional Notes

  • The Pteranodon's flight mechanics were inspired by the Pteranodon of Primal Carnage: a combat game where humans and dinosaurs do battle.
  • The Pteranodon's current look is not finalised! The Pteranodon model shown at the top of this page will replace the current model sometime soon.