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ALifeOfMisery

The Legendary Animals Thread

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ALifeOfMisery
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I would like this thread to serve two purposes.

 

Firstly, rather than information being spread across numerous threads throughout the RDO section I'm going to compile information that comes directly from Rockstar regarding Legendary Animals here. I will update the OP with any new information as and when it comes.

 

Legendary Animals

 

Tips and tricks

 

•Check your Legendary Animal Map (accessed via your Satchel in the "Documents" section) for available Legendary Animals to track and hunt in Free Roam.


•Legendary Animals will often attempt to run away from you – make sure to have plenty of Bitters for you and Stimulant for your horse before seeking one out. Use some Legendary Animal Pheromones (available at Harriet's Shop) if you’ve lost sight of the animal.


•It is not advised to use Legendary Animal Pheromones until you've already received a notification that there is a Legendary Animal in the area.


•If you're struggling to find Legendary Animals in Free Roam, check out the Legendary Animal Map that Harriet gave you, and make sure to visit her often for updates on which animals have been spotted and where.


•Completing more fields in the Animal Field Guide will also result in more information on the Legendary Animal’s preference for time of day and weather.


•Throughout your progression in the Naturalist Role, you will rank up your Eagle Eye making it easier to track and find Legendary Animals.

 

Locations, times and conditions

 

Legendary Zizi Beaver. This species prefers the low light of dusk and dawn and is unperturbed by weather.

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Legendary Moon Beaver. This particular species is most active at the start and end of the day. It prefers wet weather.

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Legendary Coji Boar. This subspecies can be found foraging at dawn and prefers dry weather.

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Legendary Wakpa Boar. While active during the day, this species will retreat after dark. It relishes rainy weather.

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Legendary Katata Elk enjoys drizzly/foggy weather and is most active during the daytime.

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Legendary Ozula Elk emerges later in the day, also preferring drizzly/foggy weather.

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Legendary Ota Fox roams at dawn and dusk, primarily during clear or overcast weather.

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Legendary Marble Fox also prefers around sunrise/sunset and is most active during clear or overcast weather.

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Legendary Tatanka Bison (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 5) can be found during daytime hours, often preferring rainy/drizzly weather

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Legendary Winyan Bison (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 5) is a nocturnal creature, unlikely to be found during storms or rainfall.

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Legendary Emerald Wolf (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 5) usually prowls at dusk or at night, striking during rainy or stormy weather.

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Legendary Onyx Wolf (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 5) is a night-dwelling animal, showing its face in clear or overcast weather.

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Legendary Iguga Cougar (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 10) typically hunts at dusk during rainy or drizzly conditions.

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Legendary Maza Cougar (unlocks at Naturalist Rank 10) is most active in the day, also preferring wetter weather.

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Legendary Teca Gator. Reportedly sighted in the hours after dark and during rainy or stormy weather.

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Legendary Sun Gator. Keep an eye out for this apex predator during foggy mornings to increase your chances of a successful sighting.

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Legendary Gabbro Horn Ram (Now available on all platforms). It is most active from dawn, into the hottest part of the day, and prefers dry weather.

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Legendary Chalk Horn Ram (Now available on all platforms). Has been seen in both broad daylight and the low light of dusk. However, it is rarely spotted in wet weather.

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Legendary Midnight Paw Coyote. Active from dawn, hunting late into the day. It prefers dry weather over rain.

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Legendary Red Streak Coyote. It will only appear out in the open during the day and into the evening. A tough creature, it can endure any weather.

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Legendary Mud Runner Buck. They are active during daylight hours and prefer dry weather.

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Legendary Snow Buck. This buck is most active in the early morning and during dry weather.

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Legendary Owiza Bear. It prefers to hunt during the night and, due to its thick fur, can endure heavy rain.

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Legendary Ridgeback Spirit Bear. They are active during daylight hours and retreat at night, preferring bright, clear weather for hunting.

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Secondly, as there seems to be issues with spawning Legendary Animals at the moment, I would like players to post information about any Legendary Animals they encounter in free roam.

 

All posts regarding successfully spawning a Legendary Animal should include whether you were in a public or solo lobby (no judgement here), your Naturalist rank and the Naturalist rank of any player helping you to spawn the Legendary Animal.

 

These posts should operate on the basis of "video or it didn't happen" as information such as the time, weather conditions, how the animal reacts, where it flees to, does it attack, other animals that spawn alongside it, etc. could help other players have successful hunts.

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thornberry1138
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One thing I've noticed, so far that is.. The time of day and weather has has not been consistent. I've encountered only 2 Legendary animals in free roam so far. I'm on PC. First was the Sun Gator I spawned into camp and fast traveled to Lagras. It was just after midnight, I was in a full lobby of 24 players. I am rank 20 Naturalist. I rode over to the Bait shop and sat there for about 5 mins and I got the "Legendary Animal in area" notice. It spawned in the middle of the swamp just north of Lakay in the water. It was perfectly clear weather and there were no other players around. Getting my horse to it was a pain because it was in the water and there were other gators everywhere and they were aggressive.. Coming after me in fact. My horse was of course being a little bitch the whole time. It bucked me off and I managed to swim to an Island. This entire time the Sun Gator had not moved and was submerged in the water. As soon as I got onto land on one of the island it started moving towards me.. My Character was on alert so I couldn't use my camera (another thing I hate) so I just unloaded on it with my shot gun. Don't remember how many shots it took. The second was the Ozula Elk. I had just switched lobbies because of Hackers, and Spawned into Camp, By some miracle it was just me and one other player in this lobby. I fast traveled to Armadillo, started riding north to Twin rocks and I saw the yellow ? on the map west of twin rocks I got no "There's a legendary animal in the area" notification this time. Perfectly clear weather, no rain or fog. middle of the day. I took some Blending tonic and was able to get pretty close and sedate it. It charged me but as soon as I got the final sedate shot about 6 rounds it stopped. 

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racingman11
Posted (edited)

For those who want to sample all Legendary Animals,  and that can't spawn one (like me), I have tracked the L.A. that can be sampled via missions / activities (list perhaps not complete, to be updated) :

 

Harriett missions only :

-Night Beaver

-Sapa Cougar

-Rutile Horn Ram

-Inahme Elk

-Moostone Wolf

-Payta Bison

-Icahi Boar

-Cross Fox

 

Can be sampled via Legendary Animal Protection event (sampled automatically if mission successfull) :

-Emerald Wolf

-Iguga Cougar

-Onyx Wolf

-Sun Gator

-Teca Gator

 

Can be sampled via Wild Animal Tagging event (sampled for player if ANYONE samples it) :

 

-Ozula Elk

-Maza Cougar

-Iguga Cougar

 

I had one Ozula Elk in Free Roam when I was Rank 5, nothing since. I will continue to update this post as I continue trying events, tell me if you have encountered other L.A. in events.

 

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joel15cat
1 hour ago, thornberry1138 said:

One thing I've noticed, so far that is.. The time of day and weather has has not been consistent. 

True. I'm sure that I find Teca Gator by the day and a clear weather. I was driving from Saint Denis by the train tracks doing a Anthony Foreman mission. 3 lobby players and level 18 I think.

Then, every 48 minutes or 1h I found two more L.A. in the same lobby. But no more luck with the two gators.

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ilRae

Ive noticed no other events can be going on in the area at the same time. You have to knock down any hideouts, moonshine, rescues, etc. I've been able to spawn the Iguga by Quakers rather consistently by clearing out the hideout, moonshine roadblock, and the rescue. Then the cougar spawns almost instantly under the tree. As soon as I shoot it, it does charge.

Public session. I generally join, and fast travel to be away from other players, and avoid their conflicting spawning of animals. Have for ages.

 

I am Naturalist, rank 20. Seems to spawn day and night, any weather as long as nothing is going on near like I said.

 

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AStiffBreeze
2 hours ago, joel15cat said:

I'm sure that I find Teca Gator by the day and a clear weather.

Yep, same here. For me it spawned around 2pm on a sunny day. I was on PS4 Pro, I’d been invited to a solo private lobby, I’m Naturalist rank 20. I’m not sure what Naturalist level the other person was, but they were up in the Grizzlies, nowhere near St Denis. 
 

In that same solo private session I was also able to get the Marble fox and Sun gator, so the solo session seems to have been a major factor (I’d only ever previously seen one free roam legendary, on launch night). It’s worth noting that in the solo private session I was seeing a tonne of ‘white blip’ stranger events, and free roam Moonshiner missions were popping up every 10 minutes it felt like. 

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The Sun Gator finally spawned for me, the one in the Bayou. I had literally just loaded up the game, galloped into the Bayou and saw the ? on the map. Have heard that session swapping is the best way to get spawns, which I imagine is so you can find a session where LA's aren't on cooldown?

 

It was about 6pm in game time and had just finished raining, so the conditions weren't right for it either.

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thornberry1138
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21 minutes ago, ilRae said:

Ive noticed no other events can be going on in the area at the same time. You have to knock down any hideouts, moonshine, rescues, etc. I've been able to spawn the Iguga by Quakers rather consistently by clearing out the hideout, moonshine roadblock, and the rescue. Then the cougar spawns almost instantly under the tree. As soon as I shoot it, it does charge.

Public session. I generally join, and fast travel to be away from other players, and avoid their conflicting spawning of animals. Have for ages.

 

I am Naturalist, rank 20. Seems to spawn day and night, any weather as long as nothing is going on near like I said.

 

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Nice.. This worked for me first try.. It was 10PM. public lobby 18 players. Fast traveled to Blackwater and started riding towards Quaker Cove. Just outside of Blackwater a random event occurred it was a duel between two NPC's as soon as it was over the Cougar spawned. Thank you. Rank 20 Naturalist. I'm on PC. 

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skyfamster

1 go to "change appearence" stay 1 minute

2back out to freeroam,go to the teleport at Mcfarlan ranch.and teleport to your camp

3start trader sell mission.

4Now you have 20~30 minutes solo lobby .search around , legendary animal can spawn during sell mission. as the timer is up.close the game to avoid losing your cargo.

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XxGreyBushxX

Hating this game right now.  Level 20, zero free roam sightings.  tons of disconnects and session hopping, only thing I've found is severe frustration. 

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ALifeOfMisery
4 minutes ago, XxGreyBushxX said:

Level 20, zero free roam sightings.  tons of disconnects and session hopping, only thing I've found is severe frustration. 

I feel your pain partner. I've spent 2 hours this evening in a loop of ride around the bayou, change lobby, ride around the bayou, change lobby etc. etc.

 

It isn't fun.

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AltiMetro
Posted (edited)

Iguga Cougar

Time:                8:30pm
Weather:           clear
Animal:              was stationary on the ground, attacked after the first shot and pursued me.
Other animals:  none
Location:           at the static windmill spawn point where a regular cougar used to spawn  https://imgur.com/lxdpf4G
Lobby:               public
Naturalist:         Lvl 20, was by myself

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Shotgun-Pauley

all the videos of the free roam LA i got and the times rockstar say there spawn while i guess there BUGED as they spawn anytime for me i got the onyx wolf at daytime all videos i on this channel i upload more when find and am post these videos as the person who made this thread asked and yes am in solo lobby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5tc-Ksvl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBGkNGKyvkY&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyWjiItTCD4&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKrTX40kX70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu94BqZ6rQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTACPVpVvog&t=64s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8abf1_tI0E&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHvlg1jRf1A

 

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Vallence
Posted (edited)

BD41ED8A8EF59811ADD5E3626E452424994A2A9E
Had this fellow spawn just a few minutes ago- I'm level 20 in Naturalist, and it was 21-player session, at about midnight. On the island nearest to Sisika's island.
I managed to sedate it but couldn't sample it because it was being camped by four max-aggro gators that killed me until it despawned. I am not happy.

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TagoKG

at this point need to prepare the explosive ammo sry people

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Shotgun-Pauley
56 minutes ago, Vallence said:

BD41ED8A8EF59811ADD5E3626E452424994A2A9E
Had this fellow spawn just a few minutes ago- I'm level 20 in Naturalist, and it was 21-player session, at about midnight. On the island nearest to Sisika's island.
I managed to sedate it but couldn't sample it because it was being camped by four max-aggro gators that killed me until it despawned. I am not happy.

your on p.c i swear its better on there with spawns ? am on consoles and its rare to one to spawn in full lobby so i have to do the solo exploit to even get mine ( lucky guy ) i got the teca gator but i need the sun gator  

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ALifeOfMisery
31 minutes ago, TagoKG said:

at this point need to prepare the explosive ammo sry people

Even that won't save you in this instance, unfortunately. 

 

At some point you'll need to get off your horse and go through a sample/skin/pick up/stow animation and if someone really wants to p*ss on your bonfire all they have to do is wait until you're defenceless and they could make it pretty much impossible.

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Vallence
1 minute ago, Shotgun-Pauley said:

your on p.c i swear its better on there with spawns ? am on consoles and its rare to one to spawn in full lobby so i have to do the solo exploit to even get mine ( lucky guy ) i got the teca gator but i need the sun gator  

I'm on PC, yeah.

 

Still pissed about getting gator-camped until it despawned...

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AltiMetro
7 hours ago, Shotgun-Pauley said:

all the videos of the free roam LA i got and the times rockstar say there spawn while i guess there BUGED as they spawn anytime for me i got the onyx wolf at daytime all videos i on this channel i upload more when find and am post these videos as the person who made this thread asked and yes am in solo lobby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5tc-Ksvl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBGkNGKyvkY&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyWjiItTCD4&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKrTX40kX70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu94BqZ6rQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTACPVpVvog&t=64s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8abf1_tI0E&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHvlg1jRf1A

 

thank you for the videos.

Does it seem like there is a cooldown timer?

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racingman11

Just sampled the Teca Alligator via "Legendary Animal Protection" Event, which mean that BOTH new gatos can be sampled using this event, if you're in luck.

 

It seems that Legendary Animal Protection events are entirely focused on predators.

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Nerfgoth
Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, Shotgun-Pauley said:

all the videos of the free roam LA i got and the times rockstar say there spawn while i guess there BUGED as they spawn anytime for me i got the onyx wolf at daytime all videos i on this channel i upload more when find and am post these videos as the person who made this thread asked and yes am in solo lobby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5tc-Ksvl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBGkNGKyvkY&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyWjiItTCD4&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKrTX40kX70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu94BqZ6rQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTACPVpVvog&t=64s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8abf1_tI0E&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHvlg1jRf1A

 

 

 

Not the same spots and time time of day!

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thornberry1138
Posted (edited)

OK so I've been experimenting with a few things. As ilRae said in an earlier post it seems there can't be another event spawn in the area.. Moonshiner roadblock, Random event, Stranger rescue etc.. So I've had about a 75% success rate on getting LA to spawn after clearing an event in the same area where the animals are. I cleared a moonshiner still sabotage at emerald ranch and as soon as it ended the Tatanka spawned. I rescued a lady right outside of Lagras from alligators at night and as soon as I dropped her off the Sun Gator spawned. I stumbled on a random encounter outside of Blackwater (a duel between NPC's) as soon as it ended Iguga Cougar spawned. All of these were in a public lobby with at least 15 players. One I got was in solo it was the Marble fox but again I cleared the Colter gang hideout and it spawned right after. I think at any given point there's a chance that either a hideout, moonshine, rescue or a legendary will spawn. by clearing the random I feel it increases the chances for LA dramatically.

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No Homing
On 8/6/2020 at 3:18 PM, joel15cat said:

True. I'm sure that I find Teca Gator by the day and a clear weather. I was driving from Saint Denis by the train tracks doing a Anthony Foreman mission. 3 lobby players and level 18 I think.

Then, every 48 minutes or 1h I found two more L.A. in the same lobby. But no more luck with the two gators.

Was that in my session?

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joel15cat
2 hours ago, No Homing said:

Was that in my session?

Yep

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No Homing
4 minutes ago, joel15cat said:

Yep

What were the other 2 LA's you found?

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joel15cat
1 hour ago, No Homing said:

What were the other 2 LA's you found?

One was the Beaver Moon,.thr other dont remember.

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Wunderlicht20

really hard to find the legendary animals dont spawn 🤨 R* fix this

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CosmicBuffalo
Posted (edited)
On 8/6/2020 at 1:23 PM, skyfamster said:

1 go to "change appearence" stay 1 minute

2back out to freeroam,go to the teleport at Mcfarlan ranch.and teleport to your camp

3start trader sell mission.

4Now you have 20~30 minutes solo lobby .search around , legendary animal can spawn during sell mission. as the timer is up.close the game to avoid losing your cargo.

I got the sun gator on the second attempt doing this...I have been trying normally since Tuesday.  I knew about the character change solo, but adding it with a solo sale extends it for 20 min.  Should add that when in the character change menu, I think its best to adjust something before backing out.  Thank you for posting.  FYI, I am on Xbox and it was 1230 on a clear day...near lagras fast travel

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skyfamster
45 minutes ago, CosmicBuffalo said:

I got the sun gator on the second attempt doing this...I have been trying normally since Tuesday.  I knew about the character change solo, but adding it with a solo sale extends it for 20 min.  Should add that when in the character change menu, I think its best to adjust something before backing out.  Thank you for posting.  FYI, I am on Xbox and it was 1230 on a clear day...near lagras fast travel

Needn't change anything at the   "change appearence"

resupply mission also works

 

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