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"That squid certainly ain't no kid, it's as big as a house!"
Anna upon seeing a Pink Squid

The Pink Squid is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is primarily found along the Rainbow River, though it occasionally can be found in the Frozen Valley or The Rapture.


Appearance

The Pink Squid resembles the Giant Squid from EBF3, with an assortment of tentacle "feet", a pair of long, thin tentacle "arms", two large, mildly unnerving blue eyes flanking its tubular mouth, and a pear-shaped head with tiny fins near the base. A large silver fork is embedded in the front of its head, but this doesn't seem to bother it.

As its name implies, the Pink Squid has a rosy coloration; unlike other EBF5 Squids, it lacks spikes on its longest tentacles, giving them the closest resemblance to real-world squid arms.

Overview

The Pink Squid is a heavy hitter with a bevy of magic attacks, most of which are multi-target or randomly targeting. Many of them are Water attacks that can inflict Wet and Evade debuffs, but it also has a Dark attack that can make the victim Invisible while severely debuffing their Accuracy. It also uses an Ice attack with a chance to Freeze; while the status chance is comically low, the damage is serviceable even without the high likelihood of the party being Wet at the time. Even death won't stop it from getting one last swing in; it has a modest chance to make each party member Stuffed, preventing them from using Food for three turns.

On Hard or Epic difficulty, the Pink Squid gets a stronger debuff on Blow Bubbles and better status chances on Bubble Shot and its on-death Stuff effect. It also gains the ability to cast Sea Bomb, which hits one player for devastating magical Bomb damage and a fairly high chance to Dispel their buffs.

For all its power, the Pink Squid is severely crippled by Syphon and Berserk; either status will limit it to a basic (albeit multi-target) physical attack with its arms. Additionally, like all Squids in EBF5, it will lose its arms if hit with a powerful attack (over 25% of its maximum HP in one blow) and will be forced to Surrender if subsequently afflicted with Syphon or Berserk. Its Evade is a bit lower than average, so hitting it will be easier than normal; try to catch it or make it Surrender in order to avoid its final Stuffing attempt.

The Pink Squid absorbs Water and resists Wind, but is weak to Thunder, Ice, Earth, and Bio. It also has relatively limited status effect resistances; it strongly resists Stun, Chill, Freeze, and Accuracy debuffs and has good resistance to Doom and Instant Death, but otherwise can be afflicted and debuffed with the effects of your choice. Activating "More Foe Resistance" makes it fully immune to Wind, nearly immune to Doom and Instant Death, neutral to Ice and Bio, and significantly less vulnerable to Earth; additionally, it gains a significant resistance to having its offenses and defenses debuffed.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Pink Squid.png
Pink Squid EBF5
It's the mammoth of the sea! It mostly uses water spells, but it's got an ice spell too. A strong hit will disarm it.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
722 4 4 4 4 4 3.8 144 17.5 17.5 111 20 7
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
- -80% -50% -80% -50% - 200% 50% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - 60% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Sea Shell Liquid Ice Liquid Ice Moon Pearl Sushi
Name Sea Shell Liquid Ice Liquid Ice Moon Pearl Sushi
Chance 100% 75% 75% 5% 2%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
1.4% per stack,
up to 12.6%
2.8% per stack,
up to 25.2%
1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
3.6% per stack,
up to 32.4%
10% -13.(3)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Before the v2 update, had no resistance to Accuracy debuffs.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Pink Squid.png
Pink Squid EBF5
It's the mammoth of the sea! It mostly uses water spells, but it's got an ice spell too. A strong hit will disarm it.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
722 4 4 4 4 4 3.8 144 17.5 17.5 111 20 7
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
- -80% - -30% - - 200% 100% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 90%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- 40% 40% 40% 40% 60% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Sea Shell Liquid Ice Liquid Ice Moon Pearl Sushi
Name Sea Shell Liquid Ice Liquid Ice Moon Pearl Sushi
Chance 100% 75% 75% 5% 2%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
1.4% per stack,
up to 12.6%
2.8% per stack,
up to 25.2%
1.2% per stack,
up to 10.8%
2.4% per stack,
up to 21.6%
10% -13.(3)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Getting hurt for >25% HP in a single hit breaks off the squid's arms.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Tentacle Hit All 50 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Ink Blob Single 65 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 100%
100%
3x
50%
EBF5 Status Invisible.png
EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png
100% 10% 100%
Bubble Shot x3 Random 123/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Water.png 25% 2x EBF5 Status Wet.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Blow Bubbles Random 80/6 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Water.png 50%
100%
3x
15%
EBF5 Status Wet.png
EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Debuff strength increased to 25% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Can target dead players, leading to a chance to waste hits.
Before the v2 update, was Non-elemental instead.
Sea Bomb Single 130 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bomb.png 50% -- EBF5 Status Dispel.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Can only be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Bubble Blast All 40 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Water.png 100%
100%
2x
15%
EBF5 Status Wet.png
EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
100% 10% 10%
Ice Storm All 45/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 2x EBF5 Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%
Stuff All -- -- ---- 30% 3x EBF5 Status Stuffed.png -- -- --
Notes: Status chance increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Can't be dodged with Evade and bypasses EBF5 Status Bless.pngBless.
Only used after death.
Emo0018.jpg "I was looking forward to seafood, but those eyeballs really put me off eating!"
―Matt becoming Stuffed by a Pink Squid's death animation

Battle Logic

The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.


Action

  • If Syphoned or Berserked, and the Squid has lost its arms → Surrender;
  • If catch score >55, all players are Lovable, and the Squid has lost its arms → Bubble Blast (1/2), Ice Storm (1/2);
  • If Syphoned, catch score >55, and all players are Lovable → Tentacle Hit;
  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Tentacle Hit (1/2), Blow Bubbles (1/2);
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Tentacle Hit;
  • <49% HP and the Squid has lost its arms → Ink Blob (1/5), Bubble Shot (1/5), Blow Bubbles (1/5);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/20), Bubble Blast (3/20), Ice Storm (3/20);
    • Otherwise → Bubble Blast (1/5), Ice Storm (1/5);
  • <49% HP → Ink Blob (1/6), Tentacle Hit (1/6), Bubble Shot (1/6), Blow Bubbles (1/6);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/24), Bubble Blast (3/24), Ice Storm (3/24);
    • Otherwise → Bubble Blast (1/6), Ice Storm (1/6);
  • If the Squid has lost its arms → Ink Blob (3/10), Bubble Shot (3/10), Blow Bubbles (3/10);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/80), Bubble Blast (3/80), Ice Storm (3/80);
    • Otherwise → Bubble Blast (1/20), Ice Storm (1/20);
  • Otherwise → Ink Blob (1/4), Tentacle Hit (1/4), Bubble Shot (1/4), Blow Bubbles (1/4).

Before the v2 update, the Pink Squid would not always Surrender when Berserked after it had lost its arms.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 50% and not Syphoned → Sea Bomb.


Additionally, the Squid will use Stuff when it's killed.

Summon

The Pink Squid can be captured and used as a summon; additionally, it has a chance to be randomly summoned by the Captain's Coat. It uses a powered-up version of Ink Blob on a single foe, dealing a large amount of accurate magical Dark damage with a high chance of inflicting Invisible and the maximum possible Accuracy debuff. This gives it some offensive and defensive applications, although the Chunky Gloop summon is a far more cost-efficient source of Invisible.

EBF5 Foe Icon Pink Squid.png
Pink Squid SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Spits ink at a foe for massive magical dark damage, which also debuffs the target's accuracy and makes them invisible. 86 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 400 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 100%
100%
2x
80%
EBF5 Status Invisible.png
EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png
150% 10% 10%
Note: Before the v2 update, invisible strength was only 1x

Trivia

  • Anna's line on seeing a Pink Squid is a direct reference to the Inklings from the Splatoon franchise.
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