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
|100/50 [Sal. 1]||40||3 / 3 / 6||0|
- A Chum has 50 HP during Rush. It has 100 HP otherwise.
The Salmonid Field Guide entry for the Chum and the other Lesser Salmonids.
The mem cake of a Chum.
Artwork of two Chums for the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest.
Sunken Scroll 16 shows an anti-Salmonid poster with a Chum on it.
Unofficial render of the Chum's game model from Splatoon 2.
Salmon Run Next Wave artwork, with other Salmonids.
The Chum's icon in Splatoon 3.
Unofficial render of the Lesser Salmonids’ game models (Chum on the top-left and the Rush version on the top) from Splatoon 3.
- Chums are able to jump to unlimited heights in order to stop players from clinging to a wall the entire wave.
- When jumping, Lesser Salmonids flail their arms and tail fin around like a real salmon does when leaping out of the water.
Chum is a type of meat that fishers use to attract sharks, and is also a species of salmon.
Names in other languages
|From 鮭 (salmon)|
|Dutch||Salmo||Short form of Salmoniet (Salmonid)|
|French||Salmoche||From Salmonoïde (Salmonid) and moche (ugly)|
|German||Salmo||Short form of Salmonide (Salmonid)|
|Italian||Spadello||From spadellare (to busy oneself with cooking (with pots and pans))|
|From скороварка skorovarka (pressure cooker) and варвар varvar (barbarian)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Salmoche||From Salmónido (Salmonid) and moche (to headbutt)|
|From 鰱魚 (salmon)|