|The term "Calamari Blimp" is only a popular term coined by fans and has not been confirmed by official sources.|
|“||You like calimari [sic], right? Looks there's a boss size portion on the way. You have to earn the bronze trophy first, then fry up whatever's coming with all the awesome sauce you've got.||”|
|~ Dr. Monkey|
The Calamari Blimp is the third boss in Bloons Super Monkey 2, appearing only in the final level of Deep Bloon Sea. It has 3 eyes; like other bosses, it can only be fought if at least the bronze trophy for each run-through has been earned. It is covered in Shielded Glass and Black bloons, occasionally releases a trail of Shielded Red Bloons, and "bumpers", compressed balls primarily composed also of Shielded Black and Glass Bloons. Killing the Calamari Blimp gives you around 400-500 blops.
To beat the calamari boss you will a least need strong upgrades like tier 4, 5 or 6 for arms. The core tier 4 isn't very effective.(Dual blast on the laser core works effectively on this boss, if you have glass bloon popping research). One popular way to defeat this bloon is to purchase (snap freeze) on level 3-5. When you play the level and start to fight this bloon, the ability snap freeze is proven to be very powerful against the outer bloons which shield the boss, along with the "bumper bloons." You might have to forgo certain bloons which are frozen but the calamari boss and the entire level in general will be easier. The ineffective tier 4 arm upgrades on 3-5 are dual whips, fire arc, and ricochet rangs. The most ineffective one is dual whips, which glass bloons are immune to. The Calamari blimps greatest weapon is the bumpers. Without snap freeze the bumpers will not allow you to win (unless you have already won and have more advanced weapons.) the bumpers will not be popped. The calamari blimp moves very slow (0.0007 compared to a Z.O.M.G) it is much smaller than the BFB despite being stronger. The thing you should focus on is destroying the protective layer.
- Pink Bloons are spawned.
- Black Bloons are spawned.A few cracks are on the Calamari Blimp.
- White Bloons are spawned.The cracks turn into nasty tears and more cracks appear.
- Lead Bloons are spawned.There is a mouth shaped tear,the cracks get worse,and the right eye is cracked.
- Zebra Bloons are spawned.Scorch marks appear,the Calamari Blimp's wings are cracked,and the eyes are white and even more cracked.
- Upon poppage, it releases many bloons from Red Bloons to Glass Bloons.
- Calamari is misspelled as Calimari in the game.
- The fourth and fifth health stages of the Calamari Blimp looks like it has a mouth, but it doesn't.
- It is logical that the Calamari is a fish and appears in Deep Bloon Sea.
- It is very hard to defeat this boss with tech tier weapons (if it is not an epic power however the core tech tier is effective ) (with maximum research.)
- Another term for this blimp is Bthulhu, a portmanteau of Bloon and Cthulhu.
- If using all tech tier powers without max research this stage can last up to 15m longer due to the glass bloon bumper.