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Type Magical beast
CR 18
Environment Any ocean
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Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 184

Krakens are huge, squid-like aquatic creatures.[1]


A typical kraken's body can be up to 100 ft in length and weighs 4,000 pounds. In appearance, the body of a kraken resembles that of a giant squid, with a ring of tentacles surrounding a mouth connected to a central body. Two of its tentacles are longer than the rest and bear deadly hooked barbs. A kraken has very large eyes and fins that jut from the upper part of its body.[1]


Krakens have been known to attack boats and even some of the world's largest ships. Despite their simplistic appearance, they actually possess advanced intellects and even speak Aquan, or a language of their own, similar to that of a whale.[1]

On Golarion

In Rova 4700 AR, the eyeless bodies of thirteen krakens washed up on the Isle of Kortos.[2] There have been reports that a mighty kraken sometimes hunts near the whirlpool of Devil's Drain between Dragon's Rib of the Ironbound Islands and the Linnorm Kingdom of Southmoor.[3]

The Tian Xian nation of Wanshou came under the control of the kraken Zhanagorr when he quelled a devastating typhoon that hit its shores shortly after the fall of Lung Wa, naming rulership of Wanshou and its people as his price for doing so.[4]