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S2 salmonid chum.png
Species Salmonid
Hair color
Eye color
Location Salmon Run, Salmon Run Next Wave

Chums are a type of Salmonid, the main antagonists of Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.

Chums are the most common form of Salmonid, and use a frying pan to attack players. They are not very tough individually, but they can pose a threat in large numbers or against Inklings and Octolings that are not paying attention to their surroundings. During a Rush, Chums become very fast and deadly, and they come in huge numbers.


The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.

Basic Information
  • They tend to appear in groups rather than alone.
  • Defeating them will earn you Power Eggs.
Attack Behavior
  • They use their sense of smell to locate and close in on targets who have entered their territory.
  • Once they close in on a target, they perform close-range attacks using frying pans or other cookware.
  • Can be neutralized relatively easily with a direct hit of ink.
Supporting Information
  • They inhabit a restricted ocean zone, and any unauthorized contact with them is expressly forbidden by law.
  • On their own, they don't pose a significant threat, but ignore them and you may quickly find yourself surrounded.


See also: Salmon Run data
HP Damage  Attack/Defeat/Total Power Eggs Golden Eggs
100/50 [Sal. 1] 40 3 / 3 / 6 0


  1. A Chum has 50 HP during Rush. It has 100 HP otherwise.



Chum is a type of meat that fishers use to attract sharks, and is also a species of salmon.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シャケ
Netherlands Dutch Salmo Short form of Salmoniet (Salmonid)
France French Salmoche From Salmonoïde (Salmonid) and moche (ugly)
Germany German Salmo Short form of Salmonide (Salmonid)
Italy Italian Spadello From spadellare (to busy oneself with cooking (with pots and pans))
Russia Russian Скороварвар
From скоро skoro (quickly), сковорода skovoroda (pan) and варвар varvar (barbarian)
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Salmoide Salmonid
Spain Spanish (NOE) Salmoche From Salmónido (Salmonid) and moche (to headbutt)