Maneater is a progressive game that allows you to experience real-time growth based on your levels and accrued experience. While most of the game is rather seamless, leveling yourself can be a major pain.

Luckily, the entire concept of Maneater revolves around leveling up in order to evolve and become stronger. Whether you’re a Pup, Teen, or Elder, you always need to strive hard to reach the next stage in your evolution.

In this guide, we will be showcasing how leveling works in Maneater. This includes numerous activities that can significantly boost your experience bar. With that said, let’s jump in and get started!

How Does Evolution Work In Maneater?

Maneater | Evolution |
Maneater | Evolution | Source: WA

At first glance, leveling up in a progressive manner might seem logical, but it isn’t something that should be your main focus.

For this very reason, Maneater has introduced an evolution system that acts as an incentive for you to keep leveling up in order to achieve greatness.

With that said, here’s how it works:

Evolution SpeciesEvolution Level
Pup to TeenLevel 4
Teen to AdultLevel 10
Adult to ElderLevel 20
Elder to MegaLevel 30

Your endgame starts once you’ve reached the Mega transformation. However, achieving that is not easy by any means.

Besides, there will be times when you’ve reached the correct level, but are still unable to go any further with your evolution if you specifically focus on leveling.

How To Level Up Faster In Maneater?

Once you’ve understood the basic incentive of the game, it’s time to get down to work. For starters, you’d need to stuff yourself with as much food as possible.

However, you’re not the only one with levels here. Each creature has its own level, and the higher the level of the creature you defeat, the more experience points you will gain.

Theoretically, you could choose to battle a creature 10 levels above you to gain a significant surplus of experience points. However, such a fight would also be considerably dangerous.

Besides, there’s no telling whether you’d be the hunter or the hunted in the first place. So once, you’re done prepping yourself, it’s time to take a look at the activities that can dish out the most bang for your time:

Step #1: Perform Hunts

Maneater | Hunts
Maneater | Hunts | Source: Wallpapersden

It goes without saying, but hunts are your major source of experience. By the time of writing, Maneater offers four major hunts that can be performed at their specific times.

While the battles are anything but easy, they’re more than worth the risk. Besides, the progression path of Maneater features plenty of hunt quests right after story ones.

Step #2: Eat, Eat, and Eat

Maneater | Sharks
Maneater | Sharks | Source: WC

As mentioned previously, you need to consume everything in your path. Certain fish are part of the missions, but there are also ones that you encounter randomly in the vast seas.

Don’t discriminate, and show them why you’re the apex predator. However, this can go both ways since discerning the enemy level can be difficult.

Step #3: Evolve Your Body

Maneater | Evolution
Maneater | Evolution | Source: IGN

This goes without saying, but in order to consume more, you need to have a body that can take in more.

Although there’s no theoretical limit to how much you can consume in Maneater, it’s crucial to remain prepared for battle at all times.

Currently, the Tiger Body is the way to go for faster leveling. However, you’d have to go through the stages of body evolution first to reach it.

How To Upgrade Your Body In Maneater?

Maneater | Evolutions
Maneater | Evolutions | Source AJBRUN

Body evolutions can be done from a Grotto as long as you fulfill the necessary requirements of evolution. This Grotto is usually indicated on the map, so just follow the directions until you reach it.

It’s generally denoted by a small cave icon, and is pretty easy to discern. But if that doesn’t work, consider killing yourself to respawn at the nearest Grotto.

Once you’re there, just open the Evolutions screen, and head to the Evolutions section in order to select your preferred body type.

Evolving to the tiger body can be time-consuming as it’s a high-tier transformation that requires a significant amount of nutrients. Just keep going this natural path until you reach the desired body type.

With that said, here are all the body types available in Maneater by the time of writing:

IconBody EvolutionHow to UnlockTier 5 Upgrade Cost
 Bone BodyDefeat the Apex Hammerhead Shark (Sapphire Bay)44,000 Mineral, 525 Mutagen
 Bio-Electric BodyDefeat Butcher Boy Brady (Infamy Rank 6)44,000 Fat, 525 Mutagen
 Shadow BodyFind all Sapphire Bay Landmarks44,000 Protein, 525 Mutagen
 Tiger BodyDay One Maneater Bonus22,000 Mineral, 22,000 Fat, 525 Mutagen

Maneater: Quest Rundown

Maneater | Quests | Source: Animevania

Quests are the best way to progress through the game. Plus, most of the evolutions are story level restricted. In other words, you need to reach a specific point in the game in order to unlock a certain evolution and vice versa.

There is a plethora of quests in Maneater, and while they vary in type, the experience you’ll gain from them is substantial.

With that said, here’s the entire story rundown of Maneater:

Prologue Quests: Surf and Turf

This section will act as your tutorial, and will make you complete the following mini quests before allowing you to leave:

Quest NamesQuest Type
It BeginsStart Menu Tutorial
Finding Your Sea LegsMain Tutorial
Terror of the BayStory Quest
Meet PeteStory Quest

Chapter 1 – Jambalaya

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 1 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Types
Pound of FleshStory Quest
Cradle to the CaveStory Quest
Muskie BusinessStory Quest
Catfish FeverStory Quest
Midwest ZestHunt Quest
Bad Day SunshineHunt Quest

Chapter 2 – Making a Splash

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 2 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Types
Third-Cave FeminismStory Quest
Radioactive WasteStory Quest
Up the JunctionStory Quest
Joltin’ Joe’sStory Quest
Grouper DynamicsStory Quest
Dixie Mafia Disposal ServiceRevenge Quest
Hungry, Hungry for hobosRevenge Quest
Birds of PassageRevenge Quest
What a Dump!Hunt Quest
Beat a Dead HorseRevenge Quest
Take a Bite Out of Organized CrimeHunt Quest
Mouth Like a SewerHunt Quest
Bank On ItHunt Quest
Nuclear OptionHunt Quest
Ooh, BarracudasApex Quest

Chapter 3 – Sea Change

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 3 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Types
Cave New WorldStory Quest
Uh Oh, Better Get MakoHunt Quest
Fin Some, Lose SomeRevenge Quest
Golden OpportunityRevenge Quest
Neighborhood Fang ProblemHunt Quest
The Sport of KingsPopulation Quest
Cave InPopulation Quest
I Spit on Your CaveHunt Quest
Between Two HolesHunt Quest
Ace in the HoleRevenge Quest
In the RoughRevenge Quest
Block BusterRevenge Quest
Prima SphyraenaHunt Quest
Big MackPopulation Quest
Mako War, Not LoveApex Quest

Fawtick Bayou Part II

Here are all the quests present in Fawtick Bayou Part II:

Quest NamesQuest Types
Taking Out the TrashPopulation Quest
See you later AlligatorHunt Quest
Fiyo on the BayouPopulation Quest
What’s the Crocodilly YoHunt Quest
Whole Lotta RosieApex Quest
Family UpdateStory Quest

Chapter 4 – Blood is Thicker than Water

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 4 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Type
Shark of Constant GrottoStory Quest
The Parrot TrapPopulation Quest
Mother ShipHunt Quest
Carnival SinsRevenge Quest
Bay for BloodRevenge Quest
Cabana RepublicPopulation Quest
Treasure HuntHunt Quest
Fisherman’s FriendHunt Quest
Lighten UpPopulation Quest
Come to the LightRevenge Quest
Put the Hammer DownApex Quest
Hammer It OutHunt Quest
Marlin of ErrorHunt Quest
Big Mama’s HouseRevenge Quest
Payback’s a BeachRevenge Quest
Personal ProjectStory Quest
Pete: The RevengeBoss Quest

Interlude Quests: Cleanup II

Here are the main quests present in the ?Interlude portion of Maneater:

Quest Names
Crawfish Bay
Dead Horse Lake II
Golden Shores
Sapphire Bay

Chapter 5 – The Great White Way

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 5 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Types
I’m a Cave 4 UGrotto Quest
Roger & MeHunt Quest
Seal Their FatePopulation Quest
Disturb the Peace in ProsperityRevenge Quest
Jump the SharkHunt Quest
Beach BummerRevenge Quest
A Hard Days WhiteHunt Quest
Off the MenuPopulation Quest
Chopping SpreeRevenge Quest
Wish Sewer HereHunt Quest
Pinniped ProblemsPopulation Quest
What’s Up, Docks?Revenge Quest
Raving LunaticRevenge Quest
Mako It HappenHunt Quest
Royal FlushApex Quest
Fish Food Story Quest

Chapter 6 – Whale Hello There

Here are all the quests available in the chapter 6 of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Types
Whole Grotto LoveGrotto Quest
Black and White and Dead All OverHunt Quest
A Turtle DisasterPopulation Quest
Finger FoodRevenge Quest
Construction BiteRevenge Quest
Jaws for AlarmHunt Quest
Slow PokesPopulation Quest
Walk This WayRevenge Quest
Trawl in a Days WorkHunt Quest
Pond ScumRevenge Quest
Something to Pond-erHunt Quest
Skate and DieRevenge Quest
What the Shell?Population Quest
Hammer? Please Hurtn ’emHunt Quest
Killer QueenApex Quest

Interlude Cleanup III – Dead Horse Lake III

This is a standalone mission that serves as an interlude to the series. Completing it will unlock chapter 7 of Maneater.

Chapter 7 – The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Here are all the quests present in the (by the time of writing) final chapter of Maneater:

Quest NamesQuest Type
Cave, The Best For LastGrotto Quest
Oil’s Well That Ends WellRevenge Quest
Swimming With The SharksPopulation Quest
Yacht-BloodedHunt Quest
Any Fin GoesHunt Quest
Sewer CetaceanHunt Quest
Routine MaintenanceRevenge Quest
Reef Chow FunRevenge Quest
A Fright at the MuseumRevenge Quest
Whale-HeeledHunt Quest
Hammer HorrorPopulation Quest
Undiscovered TreasureRevenge Quest
The Legend of Bobby Lee’s GoldHunt Quest
Wide-EyedPopulation Quest
You’ve Got WhaleApex Quest
A Bigger BoatStory Quest
Mega Shark vs. PT 522Boss Quest

Maneater: Evolution Breakdown

Maneater | Sharks
Maneater | Sharks | Source: Engaget

As mentioned previously, there are a total of five shark forms that are gained through evolution.

  • Pup: Initially, you start as a Pup, unknown about the ways and dangers lurking in the ocean.Your main goal here is to attain a few levels from the introductory missions to reach your initial evolution a.k.a the Teen Shark Form.
  • Teen Shark: Here, you’re going to learn a double jump ability along with a greater lung capacity.
  • Adult Shark: Upon reaching level 10, you’d become an Adult Shark that promises an overall boost to your stats and vice versa. This evolution opens up a lot of gates for your minor evolutions and serves as a gateway to the midgame.
  • Elder Shark: Once you gain another 10 levels, it’s time to reach the Elder Shark stage, and gain a bunch of buffs to your overall body. There’s a lot to do in your Grotto, so you should ready up well in advance.
  • Mega Shark: This is the final stage in the evolution process that promises the rank of Maneater. This stage is the current level cap of the game and signifies you as an apex predator. Customize yourself to become the best!


In essence, you will need to mainly focus on the story in order to level yourself up. While doing so, be sure to gobble up anything and everything in your path. However, there’s no need to overestimate your capabilities, and challenge animals stronger than you.

Despite them giving an awful lot of experience points, the danger is simply not worth it in most cases. Once you unlock the advanced Grotto, be sure to upgrade to the tiger body type to optimize your experience gain in the shortest possible time.