King Calamari

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Not to be confused with King Kaliente.
Super Mario RPG Enemy
King Calamari
KingCalamari.gif
Location(s) Sunken Ship
HP 800
Attack 100
Magic Attack 30
Defense 80
Magic Defense 40
Speed 8
Moves Venom Drool, Drain Beam, Sand Storm, Ink Blast
Items None
Coins 100
              Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 0%
Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute
Weak Fire
Exp. points 34
Bonus Flower None
Yoshi Cookie Yoshi Cookie
Psychopath
"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-like octopus, and is a minor boss encountered in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It sank Johnny Jones' ship (as chronicled in various logs found throughout the vessel) and was locked in the treasure room. Mario had to work out a six letter word before he can enter the treasure room using clues provided in various rooms of the ship. This word is "pearls" and after Mario works it out, King Calamari allows him in the treasure room, where he is battled as a boss.

After defeating King Calamari, Mario and his allies gain access to the lower section of the sunken ship.

Battle[edit]

When battle starts, the player must destroy three of King Calamari's tentacles before facing against King Calamari's main body and two other tentacles. The tentacles attack by either slamming the party or throwing it high into the air. The latter attack does not reduce a party member's HP, but it induces the Fear status effect. Even if King Calamari is defeated, the remaining tentacles need to be destroyed to finish the battle.

In battle, King Calamari can use Ink Blast, Sandstorm and Venom Drool.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Tentacles (left)
Left Tentacle Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png HP 260 FP 100 Speed 21 Yoshi Cookie Yoshi Cookie
Attack 82 Magic Attack 35 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower None
Defense 40 Magic Defense 40 Weak Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Sleep, Mute Psychopath
"Keep me in cool!"
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Moves None
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Tentacles (right)
Right Tentacle Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png HP 200 FP 100 Speed 21 Yoshi Cookie Yoshi Cookie
Attack 87 Magic Attack 35 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower None
Defense 23 Magic Defense 23 Weak Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Sleep, Mute Psychopath
"You wouldn't...EAT me?!"
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Moves None

Names in other languages[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • In the Japanese version of the game, the password to get to King Calamari is 「すいぞくかん」 (suizokukan), which translates to "aquarium" rather than "pearls".

References[edit]

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