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Vampire squid Gallery

"I got a vampire squid! A lot was at stake." —New Horizons

The Vampire Squid is a benthic creature, first appearing in New Horizons. Diving is the only way to obtain it.

Donation to the museum[]

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"Beware the vampire squid, I say! This eight-armed deep-sea monster is out to drink your blood! Hoo hoo, ha ha! I only jest! Ahem! The Vampire Squid does, in fact, live deep in the ocean where almost no light pervades. But while it looks like it could nibble on your nibbles on the bits of dead plankton and algae instead. By all accounts, the vampire squid is a a gentle sort who squirts bioluminecesant goo at foes. So, how did it get the eerie official name "Vampyroteuthis inernalis"? That means "vampire squid from the heck," you see. The problem is that the squid's "cloak." Its arms are webbed with velvet-red skin and lined with toothy spikes. Plainly put, this genial squid looks for all the world like a vampire who went for a swim."

Capture quotes[]

"I got a vampire squid! A lot was at stake." —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information[]

New Horizons[]

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
NH-encyclopedia-Vampire squid
"I got a vampire squid! A lot was at stake."
Current Active Hours 4PM–9AM
Months active (north) May-Aug
Months active (south) Nov-Feb

Further Information[]

Main article: Vampire Squid on Wikipedia

A real Vampire Squid

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