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Ahoy, ye salty dog!


The Yaarctopus resides in one of the Coral Reefs that generally spawn in the Shallow Ocean Biome. He is found lying on a Coral Rock wearing an eyepatch, a small pirate hat, an earring on the side of his head, and a wooden pegleg on one of his tentacles. He is immune to any damage and cannot be attacked. He is the Shipwrecked equivalent to the Pig King.

The player may trade any Fishes, Trinkets, and certain Fish Crock Pot recipes with the Yaarctopus in exchange for an Octopus Chest anytime except when he sleeps (which happens in night or after giving an item). Attempting to give any other item than the aforementioned ones, to a woken up Yaarctopus will result in them shaking its head. After handing in one viable Item, the Yaarctopus will fall asleep for the rest of the remaining day and cannot again be traded with until he wakes up.

Dubloons.png Exchange Rates

For each Fish given the chest will always contain one Dubloon in addition to one of Seaweed (33.33%), Seashell (20%), Coral (20%), Blubber (6.67%), Shark Fin (6.67%) or Bioluminescence (13.33%). If it has not already been obtained and Woodlegs is not unlocked, there is also a chance that the chest will contain the Golden Key (10.00%).

Trade Item


Fishes Crock Pot.png Dubloons.png ×1 Seaweed.png ×1 33.33%
Seashell.png 20%
Coral.png 20%
Blubber.png 6.67%
Shark Fin.png 6.67%
Bioluminescence.png 13.33%
Golden Key.png×1 10.00%
(Woodlegs Portrait.png not unlocked)

For each Trinket, the chest will only contain a certain number of Dubloons. Trinket values are as follows:

Item Dubloon Value
Old Boot.pngLicense Plate.pngWine Bottle Candle.png
Orange Soda.pngVoodoo Doll.pngSecond-hand Dentures.png
Brain Cloud Pill.pngToy Boat.pngUkulele.png
Ball and Cup.pngGord's Knot.pngMelty Marbles.pngTiny Rocketship.pngQueen Malfalfa.pngPost Card of the Royal Palace.png
Frazzled Wires.pngGnome.pngLying Robot.pngCan of Silly String.png
Ancient Vase.pngBroken AAC Device.pngFake Kazoo.pngSextant.png
One True Earring.pngDessicated Tentacle.pngHardened Rubber Bung.pngMismatched Buttons.png

In addition to one Dubloon, he will also give Boat related items when certain Crock Pot food is given:

California Roll.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Thatch Sail.png
Seafood Gumbo.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Cloth Sail.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Trawl Net.png
Jelly-O Pop.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Sea Trap.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Surf 'n' Turf.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Boat Lantern.png
Lobster Bisque.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Pirate Hat.png
Lobster Dinner.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Boat Cannon.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Bottle Lantern.png

Prototype.png Tips

It is often useful to set up an easy supply of fish near the Yaarctopus, to allow for easy supplies of gold to make tools. Several Fish Farms, or a number of planted Mussel Beds with Mussel Sticks can supply a decent amount of fish. (Note: It would take 3 days of continuously trading single fish to earn enough Doubloons to convert into a single gold nugget so this tip is only for those who have nothing better to do.)

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • His name is a portmanteau of "yaar" (a pirate's phrase) and "octopus".

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • A Coral may spawn right on top of the Yaarctopus; this does not hinder the player to turn in fish but can affect the spawning of the Octopus Chest.

Blueprint.png Gallery