Jurassic World Game Common Dinosaur Guide

This guide will show you all of the commonly found dinosaurs in the Jurassic World Game.  Find out the best dinosaurs to use for battles and earning income.



The Triceratops is the first dinosaur you unlock in the game. By the end of the tutorial, you will have one of these already in your possession. It is considered a common dinosaur, which means you can obtain one via any common card pack or on the market for 100 DNA. It’s a herbivore, so it will perform best in battle against Pterosaurs. At the maximum level of 40, the Triceratops has a generally high hp of 274 and a generally low attack of 70, making it nothing particularly exceptional; the Triceratops should not be your main battle dinosaur.

Also, at level 40, the Triceratops produces 1280 gold every five minutes. This is only a lot if you are online every five minutes to collect it as this dinosaur will stop earning gold after five minutes if you don’t collect it. Overall, the Triceratops is not particularly great at winning battles or earning income, but it is a good dinosaur to use when you’re first starting out.



The Majungasaurus will most likely be the second dinosaur you encounter as well as your first carnivore. Carnivores are beasts in the Battle Arena, so as soon as you acquire a Majungasaurus, you’ll be able to start dominating in the arena. You can obtain one from any common card pack or for 110 DNA on the market. To unlock the Majungasaurus on the market, you’ll need only to complete battle stage one. Being a carnivore, the Majungasaurus will perform best against herbivores and very poorly against amphibians.

At level 40, the Majungasaurus has a slightly below average health of 224 and a slightly above average attack of 86. This dinosaur is no exception to the carnivorous trend of being glass cannons in the battle arena, though the Majungasaurus is a slightly less extreme version of one. This dinosaur is a great dino to start leveling as he is a viable fighter for battle arena beginners, but has a rather underwhelming coin generation rate at 9216 every 3 hours at level 40.



The Alanqa is likely the first pterosaur you will encounter. It is unlocked in the market by completing the second battle stage, which is fairly easy to do. As such, the Alanqa is one of the first dinosaurs you’ll pick up while playing Jurassic World. You’ll be able to get one from any common card pack or through the market, where it costs only 120 DNA. The Alanqa is a great starter dino to begin leveling, as it will be your first pterosaur, allowing you to put up a stronger fight against amphibians, and it has a very high coin generation rate for a common dinosaur.

The Alanqa generates 7680 coins per hour at level 40. This dinosaur is also a pretty good pick for arena battles if you’re just starting out. At level 40, with an above average attack of 83 and an above average health of 217, this unassuming pterosaur stands a pretty good chance in the beginning stages of the battle arena, especially against amphibians.



The Limnoscelis is the first amphibian you’ll encounter in the game. It can be obtained through any common card pack or bought on the market for 130 DNA. To unlock it on the market, you must complete the third battle stage. It is strongest against carnivores, which are abundant in the early stages of the game, making this dinosaur a strong pick in the battle arena early on. The Limnoscelis follows the amphibian trend of having a large amount of health but a low attack.

At level 40, the Limnoscelis has a whopping 266 health and a much less impressive 68 attack. This dino is a tank in the arena and is best reserved for taking hits and saving up battle points. We discuss this concept more in-depth in our Battle Arena Guide. The Limnoscelis is also a decent choice for generating coins. He has the same level 40 stats as the Majungasaurus at 9216 coins every three hours, making him a viable money maker early on in the game before you have access to more efficient money makers.



The Argentinosaurus is the second herbivore you’ll come across in the game. To unlock this hulking beast, you’ll need to have completed the fourth battle stage. After you’ve unlocked it, you can purchase it for 160 DNA in the market. You can also find one in any common card pack. This thing is a beast in the arena. It has the same tanky quality as the Limnoscelis at 281 health but a with a much more reasonable attack of 72. The Argentinosaurus is a great dinosaur to level up as you begin to grow your park because it can be used either as a main battle dinosaur or as a “sacrifice” in battle, used to soak up damage and accumulate battle points for your other dinosaurs.

This dinosaur can also be used to supplement coin income. It generates an incredible 7488 coins every 30 minutes once it reaches level 40. However, this still isn’t really enough income to sustain your entire park as you’ll need to collect every 30 minutes to take full advantage of the Argentinosaurus’s impressive coin generation. If you’ll be online for awhile, it may be worth it to cluster your decorations around your dinosaurs with shorter coin cycles until you log off to take advantage of their quick income.



The Tropeognathus is unlocked in the market by completing battle stage six, but can also be found before then in any common card pack. It is a pterosaur, so it is best used in the arena against carnivores. This is a great dinosaur to level, and you should purchase as many of them as you can once you unlock them. The Tropeognathus has very respectable battle stats at 81 attack and 260 health. Making it a force to be reckoned with in battles and able to help you progress more quickly through the battle stages. Not only does it perform well in the arena, but it is also a reliable source of sustainable income for your park, should you choose to invest in leveling a good number of them.

At level 40, this dinosaur produces 15668 gold every six hours. This makes it a great money earner, especially in instances where you are away from the game for long periods of time, such as at night or during busy days. This is really the first all around strong dinosaur you’ll find in the game, and unless you’ve spent a considerable amount of resources leveling up another dinosaur type, you should definitely be investing food and coins into this dino when you’re first starting out.



The Utahraptor is the same type of dinosaur as the iconic raptors that appear in the Jurassic World film. This dinosaur is really strong in the battle arena, even better than the Tropeognathus, with only one less health point at level 40 and almost twenty more attack with 99. The Utahraptor also has a very respectable coin generation rate of 12673 every two hours. If you can be on every two hours to fully optimize this dinosaur’s coin production, you can easily sustain your park with just a few of these little creatures and the right amount of investment.

To unlock the Utahraptor on the market, you’ll need to complete battle stage seven. Still not too difficult a task, but the battle stages begin to get a bit scarier at this point, and a decently leveled Utahraptor will certainly make grinding through them much a simpler task. The Utahraptor costs a pretty hefty 200 DNA on the market, but you should have some DNA saved up at this point, and investing in a Utahraptor is definitely worth it early on.



To unlock the Labyrinthodontia, you’ll have to complete Battle Stage 9. The battle stages get progressively more difficult, and battle stage nine is where it really starts to pick up. By this point, however, you should have accumulated some pretty strong dinosaurs like the Utahraptor or the Tropeognathus. On the market, you’ll be able to purchase the Labyrinthodontia for only 130 DNA, which is significantly cheaper than the Utahraptor and the Tropeognathus. Despite being significantly cheaper than other dinosaurs of its tier, the Labyrinthodontia is not worth investing in.

In the battle arena its only use would be soaking up hits and collecting battle points for other dinosaurs seeing as it has a high health of 266 and an unimpressive attack of 68, but there are other dinosaurs that you should have available to you at this points that do this better. This dino is a decent supplement to your main income as well with 10599 coins every three hours at level 40, but there are still better common dinosaurs out there to invest in.



You’ll unlock the Hatzegopteryx once you complete battle stage thirteen. At this point, the battle stages really do begin to get difficult to defeat, but as long as you’ve spent some time leveling up your more powerful unlocks like the Utahraptor, you’ll breeze by them without too much trouble. Once you’ve unlocked this winged beast, you can purchase one on the market for 200 DNA.

In the battle arena, this dinosaur is best used as more of an “assassin” in the arena because of its high attack. It excels at effectively utilizing the points saved up my beefier dinosaurs. 200 DNA is a hefty cost, but the Hatzegopteryx, with 11290 coins per hour at level 40 and a health and attack of 253 and 97, is definitely a solid choice and a worthwhile investment at this point in the game.



The Guanlong is another type of carnivorous raptor in Jurassic World: The Game. This dinosaur can be unlocked by completing battle stage fourteen and can be purchased on the market after unlocking it for 170 DNA. You can also find it in any common card pack. The Guanlong is really nothing special in the battle arena, with a health and attack of 255 and 80 at level 40.

However, its decent coin generation rate of 15422 coins every six hours makes up for this as you can wait six hours before collecting and still take full advantage of this dinosaurs money making potential. Overall, there are certainly better dinosaurs to choose from at this stage, but if you like the way the Guanlong looks, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up one or two of these beasts.



Once you’ve completed battle stage fifteen, you’ll be able to purchase the Diplocaulus on the market for 190 DNA. As with all other common dinosaurs, you can also obtain this one from any common card pack. At level 40, the Diplocaulus has a massive health of 284 and a mediocre attack of 73. This makes him, like most amphibians, a good dino to soak up hits and collect battle points for your other dinosaurs.

However, the Diplocaulus’s battle stats aren’t what make him worth the 190 DNA; it’s the 28,628 coins it generates every twelve hours that make this dino a real gem. This is likely the first dinosaur you’ll come across that generates coins on a twelve hour cycle, and it is definitely worth it to invest in a few of these even if only to bolster your park’s income a bit.



The Tuojiangosaurus can be unlocked by completing battle stage seventeen and will cost you a mere 130 DNA on the market. This dinosaur makes for another decent pick to soak up hits and save battle points for your other battlers with a mediocre attack and health of 73 and 235. This dinosaur is best used not in the arena but rather in the park, making you money.

With a whopping 17424 coins generated every six hours, the Tuojiangosaurus has both a sustainable generation rate and a convenient cycle length. This will definitely be the best money maker you’ll pick up at this stage of the game, and it is definitely worth the 130 DNA each to pick a few of these stegosaurus-like creatures up.



This dinosaur can be picked up from the market for 170 DNA once you’ve completed battle stage twenty-four. The Pelecanimimus is considered more of a late game dinosaur compared to most of the other common dinosaurs. Once you’ve progressed far enough into the game to unlock it, however, it’s worth it to spend the 170 DNA to unlock it. With respectable battle stats of 266 health and 83 attack at level 40, the Pelecanimimus is a reasonable choice in the battle arena.

It also has a great coin generation rate of 12811 every three hours, as long as you’re able to fully utilize its generation rate by collecting every three hours. Overall, this dinosaur is a strong choice to either fill a spot in your arena line up or to supplement park revenue, but you shouldn’t treat it as your main asset for either of these purposes.



The Bonitasaura is also more of a late game dinosaur, requiring you to complete battle stage twenty-six in order to purchase on the market. It is priced on the market at only 150 DNA. It is a long-necked herbivore, much like the Argentinosaurus. This dinosaur is really nothing special in the arena, with sub-par stats of 263 health and 67 attack. Despite being entirely underwhelming if put in the arena, especially considering how late in the game you’ll be able to unlock it, this dinosaur really is a powerhouse when it comes to making money for your park.

At level 40, the Bonitasaura makes a 28570 every 15 hours. The 15 hour coin generation cycle makes for a very convenient 1904 coins per hour. This is definitely a good investment later in the game if you’re looking to boost your park’s income.

Jurassic World Game Battle Arena Tips & Cheats

So, you’ve spent some time building up your park and leveling up your dinosaurs, and you think you’re ready to put your hulking, bloodthirsty beasts to the test in the battle arena? Well, you’re in for a surprise if you think you can make it through Jurassic World’s battle arena with teeth alone.

Even the strongest of dinosaurs will crumble in the battle arena without a smart, strategic mind backing them up. In this guide, we’ll give you some tips to help you convert the raw power of the dinosaurs that you’ve built up into the mean green reptilian killing machines that dominate the arena and earn you all sorts of awesome prizes.


First, let’s go over the basics of the battle arena. Battles in the battle arena are fought through a series of turns. Each turn, one player gets a certain number of battle points which can be spent either on attack or block, or saved for the next turn. Saved points will be transferred to the next dinosaur should the first be knocked out or switched out. You can put up to eight points into attack or defense, but you can only save up to four points every turn.

Each dinosaur has a fixed amount of health and a base attack, which you can find at the top of the screen. You can take up to three dinosaurs into each battle. Damage dealt for each attack is based on how many points you’ve spent on attack and how many points your opponent has spent on block. For example, if you spent two points on attack for 200 damage, and your opponent spent one on block the previous turn, you would only do 100 damage. The key to winning arena battles is accurately predicting when your opponent blocks and saving your points at the right time.


Type Advantages Make a Huge Difference

If you learn nothing else from this guide, learn this: type advantages make a huge difference in the battle arena. In Jurassic World: The Game, the type of your dinosaur (herbivore, carnivore, pterosaur, or amphibian) actually increases or decreases its effectiveness in battle in the sense that certain dinosaur types have an advantage over others. Any dinosaur that has a type advantage in a battle does 50% more damage and receives 50% less.

This is HUGE and will make or break a battle. Always be mindful of what type of dinosaurs your opponent has, and if you find yourself in an unfavorable matchup, it is almost always worth it to spend one battle point and swap out your dino rather than trying to continue the fight with a 50% disadvantage. Carnivores have the advantage against herbivores, herbivores have the advantage against pterosaurs, pterosaurs have the advantage against amphibians, and amphibians have the advantage against carnivores. If you forget which type has the advantage over which, you can always check again by tapping the “Info” button on the dinosaur select screen.

Don’t Overspend Your Points

If you’ve already dipped your toe in the battle arena, you’ve probably come across situations where you’ve put way more points into attack than you needed to to take out the enemy’s dinosaur. Sometimes those extra points you could have saved had you not overspent them can make or break the match. To prevent overspending your points, simply keep track of what your opponent is spending his or her points on.

For example, if your opponent has four points and spends two on attack, it’s probably best to spend two points on attack plus however many you need to take out the dinosaur, just in case he spent those two on defense. On the other hand, if your opponent used all four of his points on attack last turn, only use however many points you need to take out the dinosaur because you know he has no points to spend on block.


Keep Track of How Much Damage Your Dinosaurs Will Do

This goes along with the last tip about not overspending your points. In the battle interface, directly to the left of the attack button, a symbol will appear with a number next to it. This number represents how much damage your dinosaur will do. Keep in mind, this number is the amount of damage your dinosaur will do not including the reduced damage from a block your opponent may perform. Use this information to more accurately plan out each move.

This applies to not overspending your points as well as not underspending them. If you know how many blocks your opponent is capable of using, measure out your attack damage so that you don’t leave your opponent with a sliver of health remaining and another full turn. Keep in mind that your dinosaur’s base damage grows exponentially with every point you put into attack. Being able to plan ahead and keep up with your and your opponent’s points is the single most important thing for you to learn if you want to be successful in the battle arena.


Order Your Dinosaurs Efficiently

Prior to a battle starting, you are given the chance to select the dinos you want to use and in which order you want to use them. This step in the arena battle process is more important than you might expect, especially in the Battle Stages and Event Battles. When you are facing a computer controlled opponent, you get to see information about the opponent’s dinosaurs including the order in which your opponent has placed them. Use this advantage to choose a dinosaur as your first that counters the opponent’s first. For example, if you see your opponent has an amphibian as their first dinosaur, choose a pterosaur as your first.

This will either give you a huge advantage in the fight or force your opponent to spend a battle point swapping out his dinosaur for one that doesn’t have a type disadvantage. If you don’t have a dinosaur that counters the opponent’s dinosaur, at least make sure you have a dinosaur positioned in your first slot that won’t start out with a class disadvantage. The worst thing you can do in the dinosaur selection screen is match your first dinosaur against one with a 50% advantage. Unfortunately, in live battles neither you nor your opponent can see each other’s dinosaurs. In this situation, it’s best just to stick to your strongest dino (or your point collector, which we’ll cover later in the next section) and hope that you don’t get a bad matchup.

Sometimes It’s Best to “Sacrifice” a Dinosaur to Save Points for the Others

It can actually be pretty effective to use your first dinosaur to just save up points for your other dinosaurs to use. A sort of “sacrifice” if you will. It sounds inhumane, I know, but it really is an effective battle strategy. Because you start off each battle at only one point, you can gain a huge advantage if you stick a big, beefy pacifist in there first and just collect points for a few rounds. Keep in mind, this won’t work if your chosen sacrifice is too fragile; you’ll end up with only an extra point or two and one less dinosaur than your opponent. Your sacrifice should have as many hit points as possible and doesn’t necessarily need to have very high attack as you won’t be using it to attack (interestingly enough, these traits are generally specific to herbivores).

So, if you want to follow this sort of play style (which, as mentioned before, is very effective albeit a tad cruel) you should focus on leveling up one of your herbivores and then backing it up with a leveled up carnivore (which is the type of dinosaur which typically does the most damage). For your third dinosaur, I’d suggest using one of the other two types of dinosaurs just so you have a pterosaur or amphibian on call to get that type advantage. Also, be careful about using too many carnivores in your line up because, although they do the most damage, carnivores are typically more of a glass cannon in the sense that they do a lot of damage but can’t take very much. This is just one of many ways to play, but keep these tips in mind when choosing your own group of dinosaurs to fight with.


What are the Different Battle Types?

Now on to the fun part: winning prizes! There are three types of arena battles you can participate in, each with different prize systems. There are the battle stages, live battles, and event battles. The battle stages are the first battle type you’ll encounter, and there is only one for each level in the game. The prizes are usually decent, and they get a lot better each time you level up. You can earn some pretty rare dinosaurs from these, and the battles are typically pretty easy considering you know what you’re doing. The only real downside to the battle stages is that you only get one per level, so I suggest you do these as often as possible.

The second battle type you’ll come across are the live battles. These are generally the most exciting because you’ll be facing a real opponent. However, the live battles are also the most risky because it is much harder to win against a smart human opponent, and even if you do manage to win most of your live battles, you earn prizes based on a “prize wheel” system. This means that each prize you earn from live battles is completely random, and you’ll often find yourself winning prizes like “25 coins” or “10 DNA”. Not very impressive. Another downside to the live battles is that you have to pay five Dino Cash for each battle. Dino Cash can only be obtained by purchasing it with real money or earning it through quests or random events. So, if you’re only in the arena for the awesome prizes, live battles may not be a good battle type for you.

The last battle type you may come across is the Event Battles. These battles show up randomly and are usually there as a result of a certain event that happens in the game. Event Battles are much like arena battles in the sense that you are facing off against a computer controlled opponent and you can see the opponent’s line-up. The difference is you typically have to have a certain dinosaur at a certain level to participate. For example, one of the recent Event Battles was the “Carnotaurus Event”. In order to participate, you had to have a Carnotaurus at at least level ten. The other thing that distinguishes Event Battles from the other two battle types is its prize system. Depending on the event, Event Battles are where you will typically earn the best prizes. However, to earn these prizes, instead of winning just one battle, you have to win three, and you usually only have a certain amount of time to complete all three. Definitely complete any Event Battles you see if you have the entry criteria as the prizes you can get from them are the best.

Now you know everything you need to know to effectively command your dinosaurs in battle and wipe the floor with your opposition. Hopefully, you and your dinos will win lots of battles and, with a little bit of luck, get some awesome prizes along the way. If you haven’t already checked out our General Tips Guide that covers some strategies to help you get your park rolling, check it out! We hope you have as much fun battling it out in the Battle Arena as we did!

Jurassic Park Builder Dinosaurs

Let us talk about the single most important thing that is going to be in your personal Jurassic Park: The dinosaurs. No matter how well maintained or expensive your park is, it won’t be worth anything to the viewers (and to yourself) if it doesn’t contain some of those raging, bloodthirsty beasts. Apart from being the reason the whole Jurassic Park is built, they are also main source of income along with the buildings. Dinosaurs produce gold coins after regular intervals of time. The higher the level of a dinosaur, the more coins it will generate.

The only problem is that the dinosaurs have been extinct for a long time and there is no way you are going to find any in the market these days. The only way to have them for your park is to “create” them. Yes! you read that right. But don’t worry, creating dinosaurs is a standard procedure and is fairly easy to follow. Specially in the game.


First of all while clearing lands for the expansion of your park, you will find some mosquitoes preserved in the stones with dinosaurs’ blood in them. It is called ‘Amber’. Once you have extracted the amber, you will take it to your research center to extract the DNA. To grow a dinosaur, you will need 10 strands of its DNA and each strand consists of three parts. You will extract one strand at a time by clicking on the “start research” button in the research center. Once a strand is extracted, it will be stacked on the shelf at the top. Upon the extraction of 10 strands, your research will be completed and the dinosaur will be available in the market for you to buy.

It should be kept in the mind though, that research does not succeed at all times. Sometimes, you will fail to extract one part of a particular strand. If failed, you can retry the research for only that part of strand for 1 IGD(In Game Dollar) or for the whole strand for some coins. The failure of one strand does not affect the previously extracted strands. It means that if you already have 9 strands extracted and the research for 10th strand fails, you will only have to retry the 10th strand.

The percentage of success depends on player’s and dinosaur’s level. After the completion of “research”, the egg of that particular type of dinosaur will be available in the market. The regular dinosaurs will be available for coins while the special ones can only be bought using IGDs. Once that egg hatches, you will have a teeny tiny harmless dinosaur in your park.

You will have to feed the dinosaurs in order for them to level up. Higher level dinosaurs earn more coins, look more beautiful and attack more furiously. To feed the dinosaurs, click on the feed button in the top bar. Depending on whether the dinosaur is carnivore or herbivore, it will feed on meat or plants and level up. Once it reaches level 5, it will hit puberty. In dinosaurs, hitting puberty is somewhat same as in humans. They too have anger management issues at this stage which, as the owner of the park, you will have to deal with. This anger management is done in a minigame called Code Red which will be discussed later in this article.


Every once in a while , the dinosaurs will need evolution to sustain in the environment of earth which was not so stable back in the dinosaur days. When a dinosaur reaches level 10, the feed button is replaced with the “Evolve” button. Click it to start the evolution. In order for the dinosaur to successfully evolve, you will have to complete the research of the new evolution. Meanwhile, the dinosaur will be taken to a special facility and you will not be able to collect coins from it. The research process is similar to the research you did earlier for the DNA extraction from the Amber– go to the research center and click research button to collect 10 strands of DNA, each consisting of three parts.

Once the research on evolution is complete, you will get a newborn dinosaur of the new evolved species. Feed it up to level 15 and it will hit puberty, at level 20 it will again need evolution. The cycle continues. On levels that are multiple of 10, dinosaurs will need evolution to further level up and on the levels that are multiples of 5, they will become adults (turns out, hitting puberty and becoming adults are the same things for dinosaurs).

Jurassic Park Builder Limited Edition Dinosaurs

Although most of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park Builder can be found at any time throughout the game, there have been some that are limited edition and were only available for a certain amount of time.  Here’s a list of all the limited edition dinosaurs in Jurassic Park Builder.


The Tuojiangosaurus was one of the first limited edition dinosaurs to come to Jurassic Park Builder.  It was released in September 2012 and was only available for a few days.  The Tuojiangosaurus is an herbivore.



The Yutyrannus is the largest known feathered dinosaur that has been discovered.  It was released in the Jurassic Park Builder game in October 2012 and was only available for a couple days like the other limited edition dinosaurs.  The Yutyrannus is a carnivore and was only available for purchase using cash.



The Carnotaurus is a carnivore, in case you couldn’t guess from the name.  The Carnotaurus was added to Jurassic Park Builder in October 2012 and is supposedly still available now.  Not much is known at this time on how to get a Carnotaurus though.



The Amargasaurus is another limited edition dinosaur that was released in December 2012.  Amargasaurus are herbivores and have a double row of spines along their back.