King Calamari

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Not to be confused with King Kaliente.
King Calamari
KingCalamari.gif
Species Blooper
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
“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, and a minor boss encountered in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It sank Jonathan Jones' ship (as chronicled in various logs found throughout the vessel) and was locked in the treasure room. Mario has to work out a six-letter word before he can enter the treasure room using clues provided in various rooms of the ship. After Mario learns the word is "pearls", King Calamari allows him in the treasure room to battle.

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

Battle[edit]

When the battle starts, the player encounters three tentacles in each of the first two sequences; the tentacles attack by either slamming a party member or throwing one high into the air. The latter attack does not reduce a party member's HP, but it induces the Fear status effect regardless of immunity. The last sequence is fought against King Calamari's main body and two other tentacles. 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, Sand Storm and Venom Drool.

Statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
King Calamari
King Calamari.png HP 800 FP 100 Speed 8 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 100 Magic Attack 30 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower None
Defense 80 Magic Defense 40 Weak Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 100 Exp. points 100 Spells Sand Storm, Drain Beam Sp. Attacks Ink Blast, Venom Drool
Psychopath "The ship's MINE! SCRAM!"
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 None
Attack 82 Magic Attack 35 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower None
Defense 50 Magic Defense 40 Weak Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Sleep, Silence Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells None Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "Keep me in cool!"
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 None
Attack 87 Magic Attack 35 Location(s) Sunken Ship Bonus Flower None
Defense 70 Magic Defense 23 Weak Fire Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Sleep, Silence, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells None Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "You wouldn't...EAT me?!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコつぼゲッソー
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".
  • The "tentacles" appear to actually be arms, as the suction cups travel all the way up, as opposed to simply being on the end. The Japanese version simply calls them 「イカのあし」 (ika no ashi), or "squid legs".