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Guide to the Creatures of Sea of Thieves

Guide to the Creatures of Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is full of surprises if you have not played in a very long time. While you are traveling through the world, anything could happen to you whether you get attacked by a Megalodon, or you find an expensive piece of treasure floating in the water.

The absolute best part of the game is how many creatures are in the game. From animals to skeletons, it seems like there is always something new to be found on the Sea of Thieves.

Anything can be done solo in the game, but make sure you have more people with you so everything is easier. Here are all the creatures you can find in Sea of Thieves:

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These are animals that you can sell to the Merchant Alliance only if you can find the corresponding storage container for them. You get more from them if you can accept a voyage and complete it in a certain amount of time. All except the fish need a storage container if you are going to collect them. You need a Fishing Pole if you want to get Fish. Here are all the animals that you are able to capture:

Chicken – Passive animal that frequently clucks. It can be captured in a Chicken Coop. There are White Feathered Chickens, Red Speckled Chickens, Black Plumed Chickens, and Golden Chickens.

Pig – Passive animal that requires constant feeding when captured. It is captured in a Pig Crate. There are Pink Bristled Pigs, Pink and Black Spotted Pigs, Black Pigs, and Golden Striped Pigs.

Snake –  Aggressive animal that will attack nearby players by spitting venom. It can be captured in a Snake Basket. It can be charmed with music. There are Blue Snakes, Red and White Striped Snakes, Black Scaled Snakes, and Golden Snakes.

Fish – Passive animal that will not appear without a Fishing Rod. Found in any body of water big enough to cast in. Unlike other animals, Fish are turned into The Hunter’s Call

Skeleton Ships

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Skeleton Galleons and sloops can be spotted anywhere in the open world, distinguished by their blue and green lanterns and torn sails. Most skeleton ships out in the open are passive and sail from one island to next, however, an aggressive Skeleton Galleon can rise from the sea by a player ship.

An aggressive Skeleton Ship is signaled by the Skeleton Ship musical theme. Passive Skeleton Galleons or Sloops become aggressive when a player hits them with cannons, gets too close to their ship or ladder or rams into them. Skeleton crews can be manned by any one type of skeletons, but never by a mix.

Skeleton Sloop – A small ship with 2 cannons and a crew of more than 5 skeletons ready to repair any damage done to their boat. The easier of the 2 ships to eliminate but the loot is not as good.

Skeleton Galleon – A bigger ship with 8 cannons and a crew of more than 10 skeletons. The harder of the two ships to eliminate and requires a lot of skill to beat. The loot is very good if you are lucky enough to defeat it.


The Hungering Deep Megalodon
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A Megalodon is a large NPC creature in Sea of Thieves that randomly attacks your ship at random times. It can charge the ship with its jaws wide open, and then strike, dealing medium damage, creating 2-5 breaches in the hull, pushing players on the upper deck off the ship.

This is the only attack this boss currently has. You can easily escape the jaws of the Megalodon by just sailing out of its area of attack. Once you get far away, it despawns. Here are all the Megalodons in Sea of Thieves.

The Hungering One – It spawns almost anywhere on the map and could spawn at any time. This is the original Megalodon that was added to the game. It is blue in color and has a glowing fin.

The Crested Queen – It spawns almost anywhere on the map and could spawn at any time. This one is a little harder than the first Megalodon, but it is still very easy. It is purple and has a purple glowing fin.

The Shadowmaw – It spawns almost anywhere on the map and could spawn at any time. This is a very challenging Megalodon to beat, but you get some good loot and some Doublooms after you defeat it for the first time. It is black with a red glowing fin.

The Ancient Terror – It only spawns in the Ancient Isles and it is very rare to find. This is the second hardest Megalodon in the game and you are going to need a lot of cannonballs and ammo to beat it. It is gold with no glowing fin.

The Shrouded Ghost –It has the rarest spawn of all the Megalodons and it only spawns on the outskirts of fog. It is known as the rarest and hardest Megalodon in the game and it is not easy to beat. It is grey and has an orange glowing fin.

Skeleton Lords

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Skeleton Lords are cursed individuals who were formerly human pirates, but for one reason or another became cursed, transforming into their Skeleton Lord forms.

Unlike other Skeletons, Skeleton Lords retain most of their memories, their human conscience, and have more autonomous and unique purposes. They can be seen as commanders of lesser Skeletons, innately possessing mastery over them as well as the knowledge of Skeleton Glyphs.

Some Skeleton Lords are fought during Boss Encounters, such as in Tall Tails and Raids. Skeleton Lords all have a large health pool (varying depending on Crew size for Tall Tales) and possess high-damage abilities.

They can equip either a Cutlass, Pistol, or Blunderbuss, create a large damaging shockwave that pushes any Pirates back in the air, summon additional Skeletons to aid them, Teleport when surrounded or eat Fruit when low on health. There are a total of 7 Skeleton Lords in-game so far with more coming in the future.


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The Kraken spawns under a ship, darkening the water into an inky-black pool and slowing the ship to a crawl and multiple tentacles rise from the waves. The tentacles attack by sucking players up to the tentacles, wrapping around the hull and/or slapping the ship.

The Kraken’s blood splashes are poisonous and, when you swim in the darkened water, drowning speed is dramatically increased. The Kraken appears to be a timed encounter where the amount of loot spawned depends on the number of limbs defeated during the fight.

A Kraken will despawn shortly after all ships in the ink are sunk, so if a crew wants to take on another crew’s Kraken, they cannot just sail around the ink but have to actively go in to get the Kraken’s attention.


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Pets are new creatures added to Sea of Thieves and it allows you to have a companion in the game world. The only downside to them is that you actually have to use real money to pay for them because of the new store system added. They can be purchased at the Pirate Emporium. They keep you company if you are by yourself or with a crew on a larger ship.

Parrots – There are Macaws, Parakeets, and Cockatoos.

Monkeys – There are Capuchins, Barbarys, and Marmosets

Environmental animals

These are creatures that you can’t interact with and make the world seem like it is not dead. They bring life to an island or area you go to. Sometimes they show you where the good treasure is, but you have to watch out because other people might be looking for the same treasure as well. Here are all the non-interactive animals in Sea of Thieves:

Bats – Found in caves. Also seen flying over islands in The Wilds

Fish – Found in the water near the shores of Islands. (Not to be confused with Fish that can be caught with a Fishing Rod)

Seagulls – Flies above floating Barrels and Shipwrecks. A small flock over the ocean indicates floating barrels, and a large flock over the ocean indicates a shipwreck.

Parrots – Flocks of Parrots fly randomly over Island areas.


In conclusion, Sea of Thieves is a massive game that you can enjoy either by yourself or with friends. The best thing to do is to just sail around and explore the islands because you never know what you are going to find.

Also, you might even get attacked by a sea creature and get some good loot after you defeat it. You can also go and fight other crews in the arena if you want to as well. Anything you do will get you some good loot so you will always feel like you are progressing. Have fun exploring the Sea of Thieves!