Balloon Fish

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A Balloon Fish.

Balloon Fish, written as balloon fish in Splatoon 3, are a gameplay mechanic in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion and Return of the Mammalians.


The Balloon Fish are white balloons modeled after pufferfish. They have a round appearance, small fins, and ability to expand, much like real pufferfish. They have a small splatter of the player's current ink color on the top and a small, similarly colored Ammo Knights logo on the bottom. Two tiny white dots in the ink above the balloon's tie give the impression of eyes and a mouth.

Shooting a Balloon Fish with any amount of ink causes it to burst, instantly covering the area around it and splatting any enemies caught in the blast. It quickly regenerates for repeated use.


Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Return of the Mammalians


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボム風船
Bomu Fūsen
Bomb Ballon
Netherlands Dutch Ballonvis Balloon fish
Russia Russian Рыбошарик
Spain Spanish (NOE) Pez bomba Fish bomb