Ammoses Shellendorf

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Ammoses Shellendorf
Ammoses shellendorf.png
Species Horseshoe Crab
Gender Male
Location Unknown

Ammoses Shellendorf(NA), or Ammoni Shellendorf(EU/OC), is a minor character in Splatoon. He is Sheldon's grandfather, or "grandpappy," as Sheldon calls him.

His status and location are unknown, as he has never been seen in person in-game.


Ammoses Shellendorf served in the Great Turf War as part of a division called the Squidbeak Splatoon alongside Cap'n Cuttlefish, Judd, and two unidentified Inkling soldiers.

At some point, Booyah Base was built around Sheldon's home and weapons shop. However, it was not he but Ammoses Shellendorf who owned the land at the time.[1] This suggests that Ammoses Shellendorf may still be alive, as Sheldon appears young enough that these events could have happened fairly recently.


Ammoses Shellendorf designed many anti-Octarian weapons, ten of which are known:

They are unlocked by collecting Sunken Scrolls in Boss missions.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese カンブリヤ ブキノサイ
Kanburiya Bukinosai
From "Kanburiāmuzu", Japanese name for Ammo Knights, and "buki", or weapon. (Note: Follows Japanese naming - "Kanburiya" is surname, "Bukinosai" is given name.)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Armancio Todotinta His first name is a pun between the Spanish name Amancio and "arma" (weapon). His last name means "All ink".
FlagItaly.svg Italian Ares Armando Branchialeone Ares may be derived from the name of the Greek God of war, while Armando is a common Italian name which means "man of war". Branchialeone is a word composed by "branchia", gill, and "leone", lion. It is also a pun on the name Brancaleone, an honorable and brave, yet shabby, fictional Italian warlord whose adventures were very popular in the '60s.


  1. Squid Research Lab Famitsu: 機能を表現するデザイン手法。キャラクター、ブキ、ギアのデザインに迫る、『Splatoon(スプラトゥーン)』開発スタッフインタビュー【デザイン編】(2/4) (Splatoon developer interview)
Characters in the Splatoon series
Main Major Agent 3 · Cap'n Cuttlefish · Judd · Squid Sisters (Callie · Marie)
Minor Ammoses Shellendorf · Bob Dub · Chirpy Chips · DJ Lee Fish · Hightide Era
Squid Squad · Squidbeak Splatoon · Turquoise October
Enemies DJ Octavio · Great Octoweapons · Octarians · Salmonid
Vendors Annie · Moe · Crusty Sean · Jelonzo · Sheldon · Spyke · Murch
Species Inkling · Jellyfish · Zapfish · Super Sea Snail