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Piece of Moon Squid
  • Piece of Moon Squid item sprite
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Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a Moonling
'The forbidden calamari.'
RarityRarity level: Fiery red
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffMoonlingMoonlingDesktop and Mobile versions
Buff tooltipA friend from beyond
Summons Pet
  • Moonling
Dropped by Dropped by
Master mode icon.png Master
Moon LordDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsMoon Lord's Head.gifMoon LordDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions125%
Not to be confused with the Suspicious Looking Tentacle.

The Piece of Moon Squid is a pet item that has a 25*1/4 (25%) chance to drop from the Moon Lord in Master Mode. It summons a pet Moonling that resembles the Moon Lord's head.


  • The item's tooltip, "The forbidden calamari", is likely a reference to a common internet meme, where some form of object similar to a food, which in reality isn't 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 cephalopod appearance.
  • The pet 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 H.P. Lovecraft's short story "From Beyond", 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.