Piece of Moon Squid

From Terraria Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version
Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.
Master mode icon.png
Master Mode-Only Content: This information applies only to Master Mode and Master Mode worlds.
Piece of Moon Squid
  • Piece of Moon Squid item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a Moonling
'The forbidden calamari.'
RarityRarity level: Fiery red
Sell5 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffMoonlingMoonling(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Buff tooltipA friend from beyond
Summons Pet
  • Moonling
  • Internal Item ID: 4810 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 297 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 894
Obtained from Obtained from
Master mode icon.png Master
Moon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Moon Lord's Head.gifMoon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)125%
Not to be confused with the Suspicious Looking Tentacle.

The Piece of Moon Squid is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord pet-summoning item that spawns a pet Moonling resembling the Moon Lord's head. The Piece of Moon Squid has a 1/4 (25%) chance to drop from the Moon Lord in Master Mode.


  • The item's tooltip, "'The forbidden calamari.'", is likely a reference to a common internet meme, where some form of an object similar to food, which in reality is not edible, is nicknamed "Forbidden <food>", for example, sea glass being referred to as "forbidden fruit snacks". Calamari is fried squid, referring to the Moon Lord's cephalopodic appearance.
  • The Moonling may be a reference to Inklings from the third-person shooter video game series Splatoon.
  • The Moonling itself marginally resembles the Ancient Vision, an enemy summoned by the Lunatic Cultist if the player attacks a duplicate of the Lunatic Cultist while the Phantasm Dragon is still alive.
  • The buff tooltip, "A friend from beyond", is a reference to the 1920 short story "From Beyond" by American writer H.P. Lovecraft, which is a story of a man who witnesses alien creatures in alternate dimensions. The Moon Lord, which the Piece of Moon Squid drops from, also happens to be a reference to H.P. Lovecraft – this time, the cosmic entity Cthulhu, a fictional character Lovecraft created.