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The Octopus is a creature in Jak 3 that serves the same purpose as the Security Drone and the lurker shark, basically to prevent players from going far into the water. There is little to zero warning of this enemy's appearance as it is usually instant and will violently snare the two for a snack in a matter of seconds. The Octopus is also unbeatable and not even with Time Freeze will you have enough time to swim away given the instant death factor. Within Spargus, the limitation is to the island a distance away from the gun turret, but extremely close in the Wasteland. In Spargus, the Octopus can be overridden using a glitch involving a Leaper Lizard and the Invulnerability cheat, by mounting a Lizard and activating the cheat the lizard which can not swim will instead walk a little below the surface without activating the squid. However, if you dismount the lizard, wait for bubbles, and remount the lizard, the game will either make the octopus eat the Lizard, or freeze the game on one image.
There is no Octopus in the water surrounding the Marauder Stronghold for some reason, however the octopus might not come inland.
There is also a glitch where you can use Light Freeze, go into the water, and wait for the bubbles to appear. When they do, get out and wait for the Light Freeze to end, this will result in the octupus arm grabbing Jak and pulling him through the sand and earth.