King Calamari

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Not to be confused with King Kaliente.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
King Calamari
Location(s) Sunken Ship
HP 800
200/260 (Tentacles (3))
Attack 100
Defense 80
Magic Attack 30
Magic Defense 40
Magic Evade
Special Attacks Venom Drool, Drain Beam, Sand Storm, Ink Blast
Special Defense Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute
Weak Point Fire
Item Dropped None
Coins Dropped 100
Flower Dropped
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 34
Yoshi Cookie Item
Success Rate
Psychopath Thought
"The ship's MINE! SCRAM!"

“Good job...I'll let you through...If you can get past ME, first, that is.”
King Calamari, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

King Calamari is a giant Blooper in the Sea of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It sank Johnny Jones' ship and was locked in the treasure room. Mario had to work out a six letter word before he can enter the treasure room. This word is Pearls and after Mario works it out, King Calamari allows Mario in the treasure room, where he is battled as a boss. Unlike normal squids, King Calamari has eight tentacles rather than ten, though this may have been merely to simplify gameplay/artwork or because the crew members chopped some off before fleeing it. There are various logs throughout the ship referring to the squid and the calamity it caused. In battle, King Calamari can use Ink Blast and Sandstorm. His tentacles would also aid him with two tentacles attacking at a time.

In Paper Mario three similar giant bloopers are fought and again in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The biggest Blooper is fought in Super Paper Mario, though he is much easier to defeat (with Bowser roasting his red tentacle three times).

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコつぼゲッソー
takotsubo gessō[1]
Octopus Pot Blooper


  • King Calamari's name is derived from calamari, a term for edible, fried squids. "Calamari" (from which the food calamari's name is derived) is also the word for squid in Greek and Italian; in Spanish, the word for squid is similar, "calamar." However, King Calamari was most likely named directly after the food term.
  • King Calamari's jar-like home may indicate that he is an octopus rather than a squid.
  • Even if King Calamari himself is defeated, his tentacles will still continue to battle.
  • In the Japanese version of the game, the password to get to King Calamari is "すいぞくかん" ("suizokukan", Japanese for "aquarium") instead of "Pearls".


  1. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom gives the English and Japanese names of characters and enemies retrieved 2008-6-10