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Squid is a blue creature type used for cards that depict marine cephalopods that feature eight small tentacular arms and two large tentacles. Unlike the closely related octopus, squids have hard spines that define their distinct mantled heads. They tend to flock in large schools, although larger versions may be solitary. Not to be confused with octopuses, nautili, krakens or the sentient Cephalid. Squid creatures have been the smallest of the lot, with the giant squid being supplanted by the kraken in the gigantic mollusk space.

For a long time, there were only three cards with the subtype Squid: Fylamarid from Tempest, Sand Squid from Mercadian Masques and Gulf Squid from Prophecy. All were just Beasts, before the subtype Squid was created in the Grand Creature Type Update. Magic 2015 added the Squid Horror Chasm Skulker, Modern Horizons the Squid Illusion Oneirophage, and Zendikar Rising added Skyclave Squid with no additional types.


Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Squid Blue Creature — Squid 1/1 Islandwalk