|Dungeon(s)||Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly|
|Weakness(es)||Boomerang (OoT | TWW)|
Bow (MM | TWW)
Ocarina of Time
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.
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.
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
|Big Octo (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|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 Big Octos cannot be seen until it rises out of the water, but there is always a large flock of Seagulls circling above them. 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. 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.
|Diamond Steppe Island||Eight||× 1 Orange Rupee|
|Fire Mountain||Eight||× 1 Orange Rupee|
|Private Oasis||Eight||× 1 Orange Rupee|
|Seven-Star Isles||Twelve||× 1 Piece of Heart|
|Tingle Island||Twelve||× 1 Piece of Heart|
|Two-Eye Reef||Four||Magic Meter Upgrade|
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ダイオクタ (Dai Okuta)||Big Octa|
|FrenchCA||Octorok géant (OoT3D | MM3D)|
|German||Grozokto (OoT | MM)
|Italian||Mega Octorock (OoT3D)
|SpanishLA||Bigocto (OoT3D | MM3D)
A portmanteau of the Greek ophthalmos and Talos
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 166 (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | TWW | TWWHD)
- "Keeeyaaaah! What is this?! An octopus?!" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time 3D)
- "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)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 133
- "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)