Jurassic World Alive lets you create and collect a wide number of real world dinosaurs that you can then use to battle other players. We’re talking about the obvious ones like T. rex, stegosaurus and triceratops, as well as a whole bunch that you probably don’t remember from your high school or college classes but are real nonetheless. So you’ve got plenty of choices, and that’s without even mentioning the hybrid dinosaurs.

If you watched Jurassic World, the idea of combining the DNA from two existing dinosaurs — and in the case of the movie, some other animals thrown in for good measure — to create something new should be no surprise. You can also put a hybrid or two to good use for you in the game, and we’re going to tell you how.

How to find possible hybrids from the dinosaurs in your collection

This is the easiest part. For any dinosaur you’ve collected or even encountered in the wild in Jurassic Park Alive has a section called ‘Possible Hybrids.’ Simply scroll down below the evolution section and you’ll find it right above the Stats.

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If you haven’t run into both dinosaurs needed to make a hybrid, the options here will show up as ‘Unknown’ and simply show the Jurassic World logo. However, if you have encountered both dinos to form a particular hybrid, you will see a picture of the new animal and be able to tap on it to view it.

How to create a hybrid when you have the right dinosaurs

Creating a hybrid is simple, but you’ll need three things to do it: Two of the right dinosaurs of a particular level to fuse together, plus the right number of coins.

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The levels of dinos needed and amount of coins varies depending on the rarity of the hybrid you’re trying to produce:

  • Rare hybrid – Level 5 dinosaurs and 20 coins
  • Epic hybrid – Level 10 dinosaurs and 100 coins
  • Legendary hybrid – Level 15 dinosaurs and 200 coins

However, just having those things aren’t quite enough, because what you’ll also need is enough extra DNA from both dinosaurs to fuse together to create the hybrid DNA. On other words, if you’ve got designs on creating a hybrid, it behooves you to stop leveling up its “parent” dinosaurs and save their DNA to go toward the hybrid.

Every time you hit the ‘Fuse’ button, you’ll spend the appropriate amount of coins and a whole bunch of DNA from both parents. The amount of hybrid DNA you receive appears to be random. Check out the video below from YouTuber Pop Rex to see the process in action.

Why hybrids are better than normal dinosaurs to start

Aside from the plain old coolness factor, there are a couple things hybrids have going for them that the regular dinosaurs do not. The first one is that they don’t start at level 1, so they’re already ahead of the curve, progression-wise, as soon as you create them, and quite possibly more useful in higher level arenas right from the time you decide to put them in your active lineup.

The other useful hybrid trait is that they appear to have more abilities, as many as four. That obviously means you’ll have more options in each round of a battle and likely will have something other than the basic attack that isn’t on its cooldown at any given time.

Finally, while we’ve yet to confirm it ourselves, players in soft launch have reported finding hybrids in the wild and being able to get hybrid DNA from higher level incubators. We assume this is only for hybrids you have already unlocked, but we’ll have to wait and see.

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