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First Appearance: Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest Appearance:

NES Remix 2 (2014)

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

Octos (オクトス Okutosu) are dangerous flying cephalopods of the Underworld. Their body shape resembles that of a Monoeye or Mick, but they attack much differently from them.


The Octos are creatures that are said to be quite vicious in nature. They resemble octopi that are able to swim through the sky using their numerous tentacles. However, they are often found hopping along the ground rather than flying, with their tentacles also giving them incredible jumping ability. Despite their ferocious nature, Octos do not actually feed on other living creatures to survive. Instead, they live off of the moist clouds and mist in the sky, literally classifying them as aquavores. In addition, they can also combine the water particles they eat with chemicals in their bodies to produce a toxic gas, which the creatures store within pouches in their cheeks. Octos can in turn use the circular shape of their mouths to launch this toxic formula as a loop of smoke to ward off their enemies.


Kid Icarus

These tentacled enemies are commonly encountered in Skyworld. They attack Pit in a similar fashion to the Commyloose, preferring to leap at him from below. Sufficiently powered-up, these monsters provide a good source for Hearts and experience points.

Manual Description

An octopus creature that eats on the clouds in the sky to keep alive. Violent and very irritable, it appears suddenly beneath Pit.

Hit Points Damage Hearts Score (Experience)
4 3 10 500

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Octos appear in this game, although their name is now spelled as "Octus", likely due to a translation error.

Manual Description

An octopus-like enemy that attacks Pit.

Hit Points Damage Hearts Score (Experience)
6 5

Kid Icarus: Uprising

The Octos returns in this game as a fairly common enemy usually encountered during air battles. Its design looks very similar to its prior appearances, but it's now able to attack by spewing a circular loop of smoky ink that can either be completely avoided or flown through by Pit. During higher intensities, the ink will seemingly be electrified to make it more dangerous to touch.

Manual Description

An Octos is a flying relative of the octopus, a water-based animal you may have seen during monster movies. It sprays ring-shaped jets of ink from its mouth that looks fun to fly through but will hurt you if touched.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

An Octos appeared in the episode "Videolympic". Eggplant Wizard was about to obtain one of the Three Sacred Treasures when an Octos attacked him, but the Wizard was able to swim away. This Octos was notably larger compared to its video game counterpart and actually lived underwater rather than in the sky.

NES Remix 2

Octos appear as enemies in the Kid Icarus challenge.



  • Octos may have been loosely inspired by Atmospheric Beasts of cryptozoology, which are said to be animals often resembling jellyfish that live in the the sky amongst the clouds.

Classic Kid Icarus series enemies and bosses
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Kid Icarus: Uprising enemies and bosses
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Chaos Kin Chaos KinShadow Pit
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