The Lizard Doggo is a short reptilian dog-like creature, which can be tamed by the pioneer. It is widely viewed as the game's mascot after its initial appearance in the teaser trailer and was the first and only thing revealed about the game until the E3 Reveal Trailer. Internally it used to be referred to as "Shrimpy", or "Space Rabbit", but Coffee Stain Studios have since adopted the community-given name "Lizard Doggo" internally.
Lizard Doggos are orange in color, with a white stripe on the underside of the belly, and about the height of a pioneer's knees. The parts of the face surrounding the eyes are also white in color. They have four eyes, long floppy ears, short legs, a shrimp-like tail, and scales on the back resembling a carapace and a distinctive blue tongue.
A Lizard Doggo's body language changes dramatically when tamed. Wild Lizard Doggos hold their spines level, maintain a flat expression, and keep rather still when not walking. Tamed Lizard Doggos hold their heads higher, move more, open their eyes wider, pant, and generally appear friendlier and more confident.
It has not yet been confirmed whether or not Lizard Doggos have buttholes, a cloaca, or indeed any semblance of a digestive tract.[digestive-tract 1][digestive-tract 2][digestive-tract 3][digestive-tract 4][digestive-tract 5][digestive-tract 6][digestive-tract 7]
It occasionally makes a bird-like sound, and will also sneeze at random. It wanders around and will run away from sprinting pioneers, but it can be tamed through the use of a Paleberry, by dropping it on the ground. Wild Lizard Doggos are cautious and normally maintain at least 16 meters distance from walking pioneers while looking at the pioneer. Tamed Lizard Doggos will also occasionally sit when the Pioneer is not around.
- Doggos can be tamed using Paleberries, which can be found around grassy biomes.
- Once a Lizard Doggo is found, stop moving and wait until it turns around and starts staring at the player.
- Open the Inventory. Hold down on the stack of Paleberries to split one from the stack. Drag the one Paleberry out of the Inventory window to drop it on the ground.
- Dropping multiple Paleberries as a stack may result in the Doggo eating multiple berries, which is a waste. It usually eats only one, but may eat more than one berry by chance.
- Once the Paleberry is dropped, wait until the Doggo comes over and eats the berry. Do not move while this happens.
- After the doggo eats the berry, approach the doggo and press E to pet.
- If tamed successfully, the doggo will jump, smile, and make joyful sounds when approached, indicating it's been tamed. You can now access its one-slot inventory.
- If there's no response after it eats the berry, walk away and drop another Paleberry. This might be necessary if the doggo was scared previously.
- Esc has to be used to close the UI, closing with the top-right 'X' doesn't work properly.
- You may now press ⇧ Shift to enable running and re-equip Blade Runners.
Companionship and Care
For the safety of a Lizard Doggo, confining it within a pen is recommended. A pen can be made using a Foundation with surrounding Walls and a ceiling, or through four Walkway Turns. The Lizard Doggo, unable to jump over one meter, will attempt to follow the player but will flee if the distance becomes too great. Upon the player's return, the Doggo shows joy by jumping and wagging its ears. Keep in mind, Lizard Doggos struggle to keep up with fast-moving players, particularly those using Blade Runners.
Lizard Doggos can be killed by the player, hostile creatures, poison gas, and from falling too far. Avoid combat, toxic clouds and great heights with Lizard Doggos around. It does not drop any items on death.
Tamed Lizard Doggos can be kept in a makeshift farm to gather items frequently.
At random intervals, one of the following items is generated at random in varying quantities in a tamed Lizard Doggo's inventory:
|Ores||Iron Ore • Copper Ore • Limestone • Coal • Caterium Ore • Sulfur • SAM Ore • Raw Quartz • Uranium|
|Flora and Fauna||Leaves • Wood • Mycelia • Flower Petals • Blue Power Slug • Yellow Power Slug • Purple Power Slug • • Alien Organs|
|Healing Items||Beryl Nut • Paleberry • Bacon Agaric|
Within the Lizard Doggo's inventory, the items are generated out of thin air: they do not remove any items in the world: for example, when a Doggo generates a Blue Power Slug, the number of Blue Power Slugs on the map will not reduce.
The Lizard Doggo can also be used as a mule of sorts, as the single inventory slot can be used to store an item. However, given the ease with which the Lizard Doggo is scared away, it is easy to lose items this way.
Uranium Waste disposal
When carrying Uranium or Uranium Waste, players receive radiation damage, but the Lizard Doggo does not. Besides, Uranium Waste can't be trashed, which makes it hard to dispose of. This can be dangerous at low tiers. To solve this, build two Storage Containers: One at the Lizard Doggo pen, the other at a location far away from the base, then connect them with a belt. If a Doggo brings you waste, first heal yourself to at least 30%, then pick up the waste and quickly move it into the Container. The belt will send the waste to the 2nd storage and this minimizes the received Radiation damage.
Another quick and dirty way is to kill the Lizard Doggo carrying the waste. Lizard doggos will respawn after approximately three in-game days (3 x 50 minutes) which only makes this method viable for the most patient players as respawning doggos will need to be found and tamed before being able to feed them more waste.
- Lizard Doggos can easily fall off high ledges, including elevated foundations, and die from fall damage. Avoid keeping them in high places.
- Lizard Doggos can sometimes suddenly disappear when kept in an enclosure or pen. It happens when the player goes on an expedition for a longer time or moves too far away from the location. The risk of losing the pets is very high when the enclosure is on the ground without a foundation.
- When your Lizard Doggo disappears due to lack of a foundation, you can still see it in the satisfactory calculator when you upload the save. By looking at the location of the Lizard Doggo you can see that is has fallen to a position very far below the ground. By clicking the doggo and choosing "update Lizard Doggo position" you can edit the coordinates to get it back on the surface. Check a nearby building to see how high you should place it. If you place it too high it will fall and die.
- When taming another Lizard Doggo, Your other Lizzard Doggo's MAY (not always) Teleport to you.
- Their pathfinding will often result in them getting stuck on small protrusions and moving directly sideways along obstacles.
- It occupies the entirety of the teaser trailer and can be seen attempting to eat a paleberry, while construction work can be heard and shadows and lights can be seen coming from behind the camera.
- In the E3 Reveal Trailer it can briefly be seen riding a conveyor belt at 1:48.
- It also made its appearance at the end of the Update 3 trailer.
- It occupies a large portion of the Update 5 trailer and is seen stealing the Pioneer's build gun at the end.
- Lizard Doggo's name comes from the combination of its scaly appearance which suggests that it is some sort of reptile, but its behavior is comparable to that of a domestic dog.
- The Lizard Doggo is available to buy as a plush.
- Lizard Doggos are supposed to be a cross of a rabbit and a shrimp that acts like a dog.
- According to the box in which Lizard Doggo plushes are packed in, their binomial nomenclature is Lapogonamorpha Canistacea, which originates from four parts:
- Lagomorpha - Rabbits
- Pogona - Bearded dragons
- Canis - Dogs and wolves
- Crustacean - Shrimp and other decapods
- Lizard Doggos can ride on top of Trains or Trucks the same way pioneers can, which can be especially useful for transporting them long-distance.
- The "real-life" Lizard Doggo featured in the Update 4 patch notes video reused one of the animations from the GDC 2018 Teaser Trailer. It was killed by Snutt with DrawingXaos' poster tube, a fact that Snutt has since repeatedly denied.
- On April 1, 2021, the April Fools Special Event was introduced. This event was repeated on April 1, 2022. During both events the Lizard Doggos appeared larger, and some Lizard Doggos appeared wearing the Pioneer helmet.
- Lizard Doggo milk is highly combustible.
- Patch 0.6.1.2: Lizard Doggo is now immune to Turbo Bass damage
- Patch 0.6.0.10:
- Passive creature behavior has been updated
- Fixed not giving loot sometimes
- Fixed showing “Open inventory” prompt when defeated
- Potentially fixed escaping enclosures
- All players can now interact with Lizard Doggos in multiplayer, not just the player who tamed the Doggo
- Patch 0.4.0.7: April Fools 2021 - Temporarily enlarged Lizard Doggos, some wearing Pioneer helmets
- Patch 0.4.0.0: Added some additional animation, VFX and sound feedback to the Lizard Doggo
- Patch 0.3.7.1: Fixed Lizard Doggos moving erratically
- Patch 0.3.4.14:
- Fixed a bug where Lizard Doggos could lose track of the player when they jump too high
- Client players can now properly interact with Lizard Doggo inventories
- Patch 0.1.11: Expanded the amount of resources Lizard Doggo can find
- Patch Closed Alpha 3: Texture Tweaks
- YouTube - May 26th, 2020 Livestream - Q&A: Are there any name change plans for Space Giraffe-Tick-Penguin-Whale Thing
- YouTube - March 9th, 2020 Livestream - Snutt Talk: Lizard Doggo work name
- YouTube - Coffee Stain - New Game GDC 2018 Teaser Trailer - Satisfactory (comment from Chad Mojito)
- YouTube - Coffee Stain - March 18th, 2022 - We pick apart our Community Wiki and talk about unreleased content - Snutt & Jace Talk: Lizard Doggo article - the name
- Reddit - /r/SatisfactoryGame/ - Lizard doggo gives gifts.. sometimes dangerous gifts
- Steam Community - Satisfactory Discussion - What happened to my Lizard Doggos?
- Questions.SatisfactoryGame.com - Lizard Doggo despawned while exploring
- Reddit - /r/SatisfactoryGame/ - Went on an expedition, when I came back my doggos were gone
- YouTube - June 11th 2021 - ChingMeiLee - Tutorials: Satisfactory, Tutorial, Lizard Doggo, Lizard Doggo disappeared
- Lizard Doggo 16" Plush
- Lizard Doggo 42" Plush Set
- YouTube - March 17th, 2021 - Snutt & Jace Talk: Compositing the real-life Lizard Doggo
- YouTube - Coffee Stain - Update 4: Patch Notes Treasure Hunt
- YouTube - March 17th, 2021 - Snutt & Jace Talk: The real-life Lizard Doggo was killed with DrawingXaos' poster tube
- YouTube - March 23rd, 2021 Livestream - Q&A: Do you have any regret for killing that Lizard Doggo
- YouTube - Coffee Stain - March 18th, 2022 - We pick apart our Community Wiki and talk about unreleased content - Snutt & Jace Talk: Lizard Doggo article - Snutt denies killing the doggo again
- YouTube - April 12th, 2022 Livestream - Q&A: Stream Trains?
- YouTube - August 15th, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Do Lizard Doggos have buttholes?
- YouTube - August 22nd, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Do Lizard Doggos have buttholes?
- YouTube - August 29th, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Do Lizard Doggos have buttholes?
- YouTube - September 5th, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Is the state of the digestive tract of the Lizard Doggos known yet?
- YouTube - September 19th, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Do Lizard Doggos have cloacas or buttholes?
- YouTube - September 26th, 2023 Livestream - Q&A: Does the Lizard Doggo have a cloaca or a butthole?
- YouTube - October 10th, 2023 Livestream - Intro / State of Dev