Subnautica is an indie game that takes players deep under the sea of a mysterious planet. Starting with almost nothing, the main character Ryley Robinson must survive using only what can be found beneath the waves. Of the many resources available in Subnautica, Stalker Teeth are useful but not necessarily easy to locate. Follow this guide to learn some handy strategies for gathering teeth.
As one may assume, the material comes from a creature known as the Stalker. Of the creatures found on Planet 4546B, Stalkers are not incredibly dangerous but do pose some threat in the early game. Since they can be found rather easily in the starting area, Safe Shallows, collecting the teeth is something that can be done from the get-go. In addition to Subnautica’s hidden features, there are a variety of different methods to get teeth, ranging from passive to aggressive.
If just beginning the game and looking for some Stalker Teeth, the stealthier approach will be more ideal. Interestingly enough, these shark-like creatures are attracted to Titanium or Metal Salvage items. Players can find salvage around the starting area, shipwrecks, and mobile vehicle bay locations. Collect a pile of scrap metal and locate a Stalker somewhere in the Safe Shallows. Drop around 3 pieces of metal nearby the Stalker’s hideout and lie in wait at a good distance. The Stalker will swim towards the salvage and when it picks up the metal it can leave a tooth behind.
By leaving multiple piles around a single Stalker, it can swim around to each multiple times and potentially leave more than one tooth. Players will unlock other tools like Camera Drones, a Seamoth submarine, and an armored Prawn Suit. When any of these get near a Stalker, it will become aggressive and slam into the machine. However, this action can cause the fish to leave behind a tooth too.
There are also some methods that are a bit more outwardly harmful to the Stalker, but can yield results. Shoot objects at the creature using the Propulsion Cannon or deliberately crash into it with the Prawn Suit or Seamoth. A couple of hits in this fashion will finish off the beast, but a tooth can drop as a reward. This can be helpful if the peaceful approach is not working fast enough. Though, using the Grav Trap can also keep the Stalker near the Metal Salvage if body slamming fish is not a player’s favorite method.
Keep in mind, only a certain number of teeth can spawn in an area at one time. If nothing is appearing, try swimming around and finding any teeth. If having trouble locating the item, use Subnautica pro tips like waiting until nightfall and using the flashlight to find the pieces. Once unlocking the Scanner Room, players can use that to locate teeth in the area as well. Collected teeth can then be used for Enameled Glass or as Bioreactor Energy.
Subnautica is available on Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.