The Dark Octopus is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an octopus creature, tormented by black magic.


Dark Octopi live in damp areas and are often encountered in large swarms. They move rather slowly along the floor and attack by emitting clouds of black ink. The combined clouds emitted by several of these creatures can effectively conceal them from sight, making it difficult to measure at which distance the player is from their tentacles and potentially allowing them to inflict contact damage if not careful.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

There are certain areas in the Reverse Caverns where these enemies can actually be found crawling on the ceiling.

No. Name JPN Level HP
123 Dark Octopus Crazy Octopus 38 280
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Water - Fire, Thunder - 120
Location Drop Guard
Reverse Caverns Sushi, Green Tea -
Description "Evil mutated octopus."

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

Dark Octopi can only be found in the depths of the Kalidus Channel. They drop Black Ink, which is one of the items required in order to complete George's "Artists Can Be Selfish" quest, the other being an Eagle Feather.

20 Dark Octopus Crazy Octopus 40 21
Tolerance Weakness
Strike, Ice Slash, Thunder, Curse
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Kalidus Channel Black Ink (3%) - 18 1
Description "An octopus creature, tormented by black magic."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

Name Title HP EXP
Dark Octopus 750 ~1,230
Drop Steal Location
Turkey, Potion, Mourneblade, Opal Circlet ~12 silver, 60 copper Underground Caverns
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Octopus Ink Turns 2-3 blocks on the player's board inactive.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Dark Octopus
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Sushi Icon Sushi (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Toro, ebi, tamago [use] Food
HP +100
Drop: Dark Octopus, Killer Fish
Green Tea Icon Green Tea (Sake) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese green tea [use] Food (Beverage)
HP +10
Find: Reverse Caverns, Colosseum
Drop: Dark Octopus, Tombstone
Black Ink Icon Black Ink - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Black ink extracted from an octopus. Item
Drop: Dark Octopus


See alsoEdit

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