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Khalamari is a large squid monster with a red body and a blue-purple top, first seen in Dragon Quest VIII.

It normally uses its tentacles, or tentickles as it calls them, as puppets in front of ships. It has a younger version called khalamari kid. Its name is a reference to the seafood dish, calamari (squid).


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Khalamari.png 360 255 63
Defense Agility Experience Gold
16 17 311 230
Bestiary no. 262
Family Aquatic
In-game description Although temporarily transformed into a ferocious brute by Dhoulmagus' enchantments, Khalamari is actually quite a kind fellow at heart. At one time he planned to open his own comedy club.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Mow Down
Location(s) Port Prospect
Item(s) dropped Gold bracer (11)
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 0% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 25%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Family Nature
Rank S
Description Likes to play puppet shows with its tentacles at passing ships.
Weapons Spears, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Healed by Water, Whackproof, Fizzleproof
Skill Breath II
Location -
Breeding chart Khalamari kid x Khalamari kid x King squid x King squid

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Khalamari is the poisonous boss of the Unshore region, and can be scouted post-game. It has the powerful attack Tidal Wave, which can severely weaken or even knock out party members that are not immune to water. Khalamari speaks in a cockney accent, much like Yangus. The way to its lair inside a cave is blocked by several Tentickles, each of which must be defeated before the Scout can continue to approach and ultimately enter its lair.

Family Nature
Rank S
Size L
Weapons Staves
Traits Psycho, Hit Squad, Grand Slammer, Crafty Dazzler
Resistances Vulnerable to Fire Breath, Immune to Whack, Poison, Fizzle, Confusion, Paralysis, and Sleep
Skill Khalamari
Location -
Breeding chart Khalamari kid x Khalamari kid x King squid x King squid

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]


Similar species[edit]