The Wind Waker Big Octos

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The Wind Waker Big Octos


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1-4 Heart.png Sucked in and Spit out


Bombs - 1 hit per eye
Boomerang - 6 hits per eye
Hookshot - 2 hits per eye
Bow (Normal, Fire, Ice Arrows) - 2 hits per eye
Light Arrow - 1 hit per eye


Six Big Octos lurk in the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. When looking to find these fearsome creatures, Link will need to go to the island associated with them. Then, look for a ring of four seagulls, which will cause the Big Octo to appear. Big Octos appear in three different kinds: one Octo has four eyes, three Octos have eight eyes, and two Octos have twelve eyes. The number of hits it takes to defeat them is entirely dependent on how many eyes they have, so the two Octos with twelve eyes are the most difficult to defeat.


The Bombs or Arrows are the most practical and easiest ways to kill them, with the Boomerang being the most difficult method. Link can also hit them with the Hookshot, but only on the last time he circles around it, making it almost impossible to use. If Link does not defeat the Big Octo fast enough, it will suck him into its mouth, and then spit Link out onto a random part of the Great Sea.

The table lists all Big Octo locations, along with how many eyes they have and the reward for defeating them.

Location Number of Eyes Reward
Two-Eye Reef 4 Magic Meter Upgrade
Diamond Steppe Island 8 Silver Rupee (200 Rupees)
Fire Mountain 8 Silver Rupee (200 Rupees)
Private Oasis 8 Silver Rupee (200 Rupees)
Seven-Star Isles 12 Piece of Heart
Tingle Island 12 Piece of Heart