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"Oh, man! I thought you guys were just everyday little kids, but you defeated the Kraken! I also helped in the battle...I threw my slippers at the beast... Maybe you didn't notice."
— Captain after the Kraken between Toto and Scaraba is defeated

The Kraken is a boss from EarthBound, first encountered by Ness and friends while travelling on the ship to Scaraba from Toto. His theme is shared with Thunder & Storm and the Electro Specter. A few other enemies also use its theme, such as Smilin’ Spheres.

Three other Krakens appear later in the Sea of Eden, area of Magicant. These Krakens appear as enemies, but the boss encounter fanfare and boss swirl are still used, and they will not reappear if defeated. A stronger version, the Bionic Kraken, can be found in the Cave of the Past (with, however, less health - 900 to be exact).



  • Breathed fire - The Kraken tries PK Fire, dealing damage to all party members.
  • Used a Chashing Boom Bang attack - The Kraken tries PK Thunder β, which can be deflected if the target is using the Franklin Badge.
  • Emited a pale green light - The Kraken emits a green light, working as a Neutralizer.


  • The EarthBound Player's Guide has a mistake in it, saying that the regular Kraken can drop the Gutsy Bat, when in reality it is the Bionic Kraken that can. The screenshot that indicates the former may have been from a beta version of the game.
  • The Kraken soup's description says it is made from the fin of the Kraken.
  • In seafaring legend, a Kraken is a mythical gigantic octopus or squid that can drag entire ships to the bottom of the ocean. The visual design of the Kraken in EarthBound appears to be more of a sea serpent than an octopus or squid. (Which is closer to the Leviathan)