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First Appearance: Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest Appearance:

Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)

Affiliation(s): Underworld Army, Orcos
Enemy Type: Aerial

Commylooses (カイメルース Kaimerūsu) are cephalopod-like enemies that are commonly found out through the Kid Icarus series.


Commylooses resemble squids or octopi, having numerous tentacles and a soft, flexible body. They are nocturnal, having large yellow eyes that allow them to see in even the darkest Underworld caverns. Their tentacles are also very strong, allowing them to leap great distances to catch their prey from below. Although they are squid-like in nature, these creatures do not live underwater. Being known as King Krabs in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, this class of Commyloose has a harder exoskeleton instead of a soft mantle, and possesses multiple crab-like legs instead of tentacles.


Kid Icarus

A Commyloose moving to attack Pit

These enemies leap up from below in groups of four. From there, they continue to jump around, hoping to hit Pit. Commylooses are commonly found in the Underworld and use pouncing tactics, of the climber sub-variety. They are relatively weak creatures, especially vulnerable to Protective Crystals.

Manual Description

A monster that lives deep in the earth. It has strong jumping power. It has eyes that can see in the dark and does not let those who enter its territory get away.

Hit Points Damage Hearts Score (Experience)
2 1 5 300

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Commylooses are called "King Krabs" this time around. In addition, their appearance has been changed slightly to fit this name, resembling crabs rather than octopus-like creatures as they did in the past.

Manual Description

Appears from underneath to attack Pit when it finds him.

Hit Points Damage Hearts Score (Experience)
2 1 5

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Commylooses return with a more squid-like appearance, and a new attacking strategy. This time around, they carry around bombs that can be tossed at Pit.

Idol Description

These squid-like enemies grow gigantic missiles that, once finished, are hurled with their tentacles. While these missiles are technically part of their bodies, Commyloose are eager to be rid of such potentially explosive weapons.



  • "Commyloose" is simply a corruption of its Japanese name, Kaimerūsu. But when the katakana for Kaimerūsu is written backwards, it becomes スールメイカ (sūrumeika), or surume ika (鯣烏賊), a type of squid known as the "Japanese Flying Squid".

Classic Kid Icarus series enemies and bosses
Kid Icarus CollinCommylooseDaphneEelEyeEggplant WizardErinusGanewmedeGirinHewdrawHolerKeepahKeronKobilKomaytoMcGooMedusaMickMinosMoilaMonoeyeMonolithNettlerOctosPandoraPlutonPluton FlyReaperRokmanShemumShulmSnowmanSpecknoseSyrenTamamboTanatosTotemTrosTwinbellowsUranosZuree
Of Myths and Monsters BatBig ToeBusy BeeCyclops HopperCyclops SkullEggplant WizardFire SerpentFireballFuzz BallGlobeGruffGubbleKing KrabKomaytoLunusMercMinotaurMonolithOctusOrcosPuttPythagorasReaperShadow MaskSkullwingSlimeSnakeSpitball BlobSpunkySticky TalonStone GolemTotemWormser

Kid Icarus: Uprising enemies and bosses
Underworld Army ArminBelunkaBlusterBoogityBrawny ClawsBumbledropClubberskullCollinCommylooseCoralCrawlerDaphneDark Lord GaolEggplant WizardErinusFire WyrmFort OinkFrozumGanewmedeGirinGloomerangGreat ReaperGuttlerGyrazerHadesHades's HeartHandoraHewdrawIgniotKeronKomaytoLeoxMagmooMedusaMega MusselMerenguyMikMinosMonoeyeMonolithMonomiknoseNettlerOctosOrnePandoraParamushPetribomberPhilsPlutonPorcuspineReaperRemoblamShelboShemumShildeenShootflyShripShulmSinistewSkuttlerSnongSnowmanSpecknoseSplinStackjawSyrenTempura WizardThanatosTortolunkTrailtailTwinbellowsUnderworld GatekeeperVakloomWave AnglerZik & ZakZureeZurret
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Aurum Aurum BrainAurum CoreAurum CloneAurum GeneratorAurum PyrrhonBagloBiotaBlitClaxisDohzJyokKolmaNukleenPlixoQuoilRezdaRozSioTaklaxTribyteXonemeZaurumZrink
Palutena's Army CenturionCenturion KnightCenturion StrongarmJuggernautPalutenaPit's Body
Chaos Kin Chaos KinShadow Pit
Other Enemies Chariot MasterDark PitGreat Sacred TreasureMagnusMimicutiePhoenixPseudo-PalutenaSoufleeSoul-Eating MonsterSpace KrakenSpace PiratesTreasurefish