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Not to be confused with Big Octorok, the Boss in The Minish Cap.
Big Octo
ArtworkModel
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Game(s)
Other Media
Dungeon(s)Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
Southern Swamp
Great Sea
Weakness(es)Boomerang (OoT | TWW)
Bow (MM | TWW)
Bombs (TWW)

Big Octos,[1] also known as Bigoctos,[citation needed] are recurring Bosses and enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics

Ocarina of Time

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

Big Octo

Bigocto [sic]

Attack it from behind!

In Ocarina of Time, the Big Octo had made its home Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly, where it is the Sub-Boss of that Dungeon. When Link arrives at its lair, he throws Princess Ruto up on top of a platform to get the Zora's Sapphire. Upon grabbing it, however, Princess Ruto is taken up to the next room by the platform. The platform then sinks, revealing the Big Octo in its entirety.[2]

The Big Octo circles around the spinning platform and chases after Link. Link in effect, must do the same thing- circle around until he reaches the Big Octo. The Big Octo is susceptible to the Boomerang, which when hit by it, stuns it and forces it to turn around. Its only weak spot is on its back, which is only revealed once it is stunned. Link must run around the circle and try to hit its back before it starts to run again.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

Big Octo

Don't tell me you don't know about the Big Octo! If you don't want to be sucked in, keep your distance. Aim from afar!

In Majora's Mask, Big Octos appear in the Southern Swamp, blocking the way to the Deku Palace and the Deku Shrine. They attack Link by sucking him in and spitting him out if he gets too close. They can be defeated by ramming into them with the boat on the Boat Cruise, thus opening the way to the Deku Palace. They can also be killed with the Hero's Bow once Link retrieves it from the Woodfall Temple. Upon completion of the Woodfall Temple, they disappear from the swamp.

The Wind Waker

Tingle's Comment

Kooloo-Limpah!

Big Octo

A Big Octo! Attack its eyeballs before you get sucked into its whirlpool!
Big Octo (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Big Octo Figurine Model.png
Big Octo
Habitat: Great Sea
Effective Weapons: Projectiles

There are said to be six of these legendary giant squid in different reaches of the Great Sea. When ships pass by, they create tremendous currents to try to sink them.
The only way to escape is to shoot all of their weak spots - their eyes - with projectiles before being sucked in.

In The Wind Waker, Big Octos are large, squid-like creatures that inhabit the waters of the Great Sea, and will appear if Link sails nearby. A total of 6 Big Octos can be found in the Great Sea, one has 4 eyes, three have 8 eyes, and two have 12 eyes. To defeat one, Link must shoot and destroy all of its eyes with a projectile, either with the Hero's Bow, the Boomerang or with Bombs.

The Octo Chart from The Wind Waker

The Big Octos cannot be seen until it rises out of the water, but there is always a large flock of Seagulls circling above them.[3] As the Big Octo surfaces, the whirlpool slowly pulls Link and the King of Red Lions into its mouth. If all of its eyes are not destroyed before reaching the center of the whirlpool, the Big Octo sucks Link up and spits him out, sending him out to the edge of the quadrant. However, if Link manages to defeat the Big Octo before he is sucked in, the Big Octo will leave behind a reward.

The Octo Chart is a Special Chart that can show Link where the six Big Octos are located, as well as the number of eyes associated with each one.[4] The Octo Chart can be found by using Treasure Chart #26 on the Northern Triangle Island to pinpoint where the Octo Chart is located at the bottom of the Great Sea.

The Big Octo by Two-Eye Reef has a Great Fairy trapped in its clutches, and Link can free her by defeating the Big Octo. Once freed, the Great Fairy will thank Link and double his Magic Meter as a gift for releasing her.[5]

Location Eyes Reward
Diamond Steppe Island Eight TWWHD Orange Rupee Artwork.png × 1 Orange Rupee
Fire Mountain Eight TWWHD Orange Rupee Artwork.png × 1 Orange Rupee
Private Oasis Eight TWWHD Orange Rupee Artwork.png × 1 Orange Rupee
Seven-Star Isles Twelve TWW Piece of Heart Model.png × 1 Piece of Heart
Tingle Island Twelve TWW Piece of Heart Model.png × 1 Piece of Heart
Two-Eye Reef Four Magic Meter Upgrade

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Big Octos appear on the Great Sea Map and the Master Wind Waker Map of Adventure Mode. Their appearance is an 8-bit representation based on their appearance from The Wind Waker. On Map squares with a Big Octo, a Great Sea Rule is applied to the Map Battle that causes all damage to the Warrior to become devastating, reducing them to one quarter Heart. The Great Sea Rule can be removed by defeating the Big Octo with a Boomerang Item Card.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ダイオクタ (Dai Okuta) Big Octa
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 大八爪怪 Big octopus
French-speaking countries French Bigocto (OoT)
Gros-Octo (MM)
Kalamar (TWW)
Canada FrenchCA Octorok géant (OoT3D | MM3D)
Federal Republic of Germany German Grozokto (OoT | MM)
Oktalus (TWW)
Italian Republic Italian Mega Octorock (OoT3D)
Octoboss (TWW)
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Octo Grande
Oftalos (TWW)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Bigocto (OoT3D | MM3D)
Oftalos (TWWHD)

A portmanteau of the Greek ophthalmos and Talos

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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 166 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TWW | TWWHD)
  2. "Keeeyaaaah! What is this?! An octopus?!" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  3. "If you see seagulls flying all around some sea water, that's a sign that you need to be wary, fry. Because the seagulls flock to wherever Big Octos appear... BIG OCTOS, I tell you! These things don't mess around!" — Fishman (The Wind Waker HD)
  4. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 133
  5. "Oh, waker of the winds... Thanks to you, I have been freed from that beast's foul grasp... As thanks, I shall give you just a little of my power..." — Great Fairy (The Wind Waker HD)