Fear the Octo Samurai

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This article is about the mission. For the character of the same name, see Octo Samurai.
#9: Octoling Strike
Octo Canyon missions
#10: Octoseeker Shakedown

Fear the Octo Samurai
˜ The Showdown ˜
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Number B2
Area 2
Sheldon's Request S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller
Items 1 Sardinium
Music Octarmaments
amiibo challenges
Splats with honor
Octo Samurai
— intro to the Octo Samurai boss fight.

Fear the Octo Samurai is the second boss mission in Splatoon 2's single-player mode, Octo Canyon.

Octo Canyon

The Boss Kettle for this mission can be found directly in the middle of Suction-Cup Lookout, under the kettle for mission #8 Spinning Campground.


The player begins the level by Super Jumping to a circular arena with guard rails running along parts of the edges. Once the player lands, a tentacle will rise up out of a puddle of its ink, grabbing the Zapfish, which launches The Octo Samurai into its intro, rising out of its magenta colored ink. The player has to damage the Octo Samurai by covering it with ink, while dodging various attacks done by its roller. The whole body is vulnerable, except its back which is covered by a metal seat. Once enough damage is dealt, the Octo Samurai explodes in ink, similar to being splatted, leaving behind the belt. The belt seems to be a base for respawning. It contains some octarian ink in it and after a while, the ghost of Octo Samurai enters the ink and exposes a large tentacle in the base, pushing the player away if they are too close. The player then has to destroy the tentacle, which then makes the player super jump back to the starting position, which then the Octo Samurai respawns at the base left behind. The player has to repeat this process three times, each time it increasing in difficulty. Once the tentacle has been destroyed three times, the Octocycle explodes, and the Octo Samurai is no longer able to respawn at the base, which then explodes in ink. This allows the player to rescue the Zapfish grabbed by The Octo Samurai’s tentacle in the start.

Boss Appearance

The Octo Samurai resembles an Octoling but much larger in size and more masculine and fat. The Octo Samurai has a heavyweight and round body that is similar to as a sumo wrestler, has small eyes, and sports a tentacle on the back of his head in a ponytail. He wears a black leather motorcycle jacket with golden embroidery on the sides and a print of DJ Octavio on the back. He carries a weapon that is similar to a Dynamo Roller that can change positions vertically or horizontally to the handle, and can combine with his unicycle to form a vehicle which Sheldon calls "The Octocycle".


In order to defeat the Octo Samurai, you must splat it to make it drop its Dynamo Roller and its belt on the ground. All areas except the back are vulnerable. The roller grows into a larger form and a tentacle pops out of the belt left behind. Attack the tentacle 3 times to defeat the boss.

Phase 1

The boss will fling its Roller in a similar fashion to Inklings, but has a very wide range. The Samurai can also get on top of his weapon and charge towards the player, leaving behind a wide trail of ink. If he gets a direct hit, its an instant Splat. The boss takes a break every time he does this, letting the player get in free hits. He always does a backward jump before doing his charge attack.

Phase 2

The Octo Samurai's roller is upgraded

The Octo Samurai does everything he does from phase 1, but he has two new attacks:

  • He jumps towards the player and does a vertical swing with his roller.
  • He quickly spins around with his roller leaving a circle formation of ink. A direct hit is an instant splat. Before performing this attack, his eyes give off a distinctive shine.

Phase 3

The Octo Samurai unable to respawn

Most of his attacks get more vicious, and he has a new one:

  • The Octo Samurai starts off performing three, extremely long-ranged vertical swings.
  • He chases you when he does his charge attack. He still takes a break after this.
  • He will always swing three times in a row when he does his regular swing.
  • He will always follow up his jump attack with three vertical swings. These swings are not as long-range as his other vertical swing attack.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


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Marie's Quotes

During the fight:
Smoke this clown, Agent 4. For the honor of your family...or something!
OK, that's just ridiculous...
He's revving up! MOVE!
Don't stand in front of him, Agent 4!
The tentacle, Agent 4! Wail on it!
OH, CARP. This sucker's not messing around.
Quick, Agent 4! Dodge!
A spin attack? His eyes lit up before he did that.
That stance. Look out for a spin attack!
Here comes that jump attack again!
An octopus samurai on a unicycle? And I thought the oven was bad.
This guy just doesn't quit!
Go, Agent 4!
Now, Agent 4! End it!
After defeating the boss:
Whew, that was kind of insane. Great work Agent 4.
Maybe it's just me, but the Octarian bases feel like they've been given a feminine touch. Maybe they got a new decorator?
Huh? This radio's on the fritz. I swear I just changed the batteries in this thing.
*kshhhhh* You're breaking up, Sheldon. *kshhhhh* I'm through a tunnel in an elevator. *kshhhh*

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Sheldon's Request Quotes

I could REALLY use some more data on this weapon. Can you use it for a bit?

Sheldon's Level Quotes

That's...the latest in Octarian weapon technology! The Octocycle!
Get ready... Looks like he's planning something nasty!
After defeating the boss:
Aaaactually there is likely radio interference in Octo Canyon! All the junk around there is probably giving off electro-static!
See, a lot of consumer products use a frequency called the CPOD band! Microwave ovens are the prime culprits. In fact, my micro-

???'s Quotes

Interrupting Marie's call:
...Ruh... Lea... No...



  • The Octo Samurai is a unique type of Octo Boss where the Octoweapon is instead aiding the Octarian.
  • The name of the "Octocycle" weapon is a play on the word "motorcycle".
  • A passage in The Art of Splatoon 2 mentions that the Octo Samurai is a fan of Callie.
  • It is possible to defeat this boss in 72 seconds using an upgraded S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Lv. 2.png Hero Slosher.
  • It is possible to complete this stage in as little as 40 seconds using a fully upgraded S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot.

Names in other languages

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Add/complete French (NoA and NoE) and Italian translations edit

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スゴイ ドスコイ ♯
Sugoi dosukoi #
Amazing fighting chant[note 1]:
Octopus Pot Samurai
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Aan de rol met de Octosamoerai On the roll with the Octo Samurai[note 2]
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) La dernière bataille de Tenta-samouraï The final battle of Tenta-samurai
FlagGermany.svg German Oktosamurai rollt an Octo Samurai rolls up
FlagItaly.svg Italian Fate largo! Arriva Octosamurai! Get away! Octo Samurai arrives!
FlagRussia.svg Russian Большая разборка
«СУМОречный Осьмурай»[note 3]
Bol'shaya razborka
«SUMOrechnyy Os'muray»
Big showdown
«Twilight Octo SUMOrai»
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Duelo sin cuartel
˜El Octosamurái˜
No-holds-barred duel
˜The Octo-Samurai˜
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Combate final contra el Octosamurái Final battle against the Octo Samurai

Translation notes

  1. "Dosukoi" is a meaningless word that sumo wrestlers chant before fights
  2. "Aan de rol" probably comes from the Dutch phrase "aan de rol gaan" and is a pun on "rol" (roll). Oddly enough, the meaning of this phrase is rather inappropriate. Because of that, it must come from one of the many different phrases that starts with "aan de" with "rol" replacing a word to create a pun.
  3. A pun of сумеречный sumerechniy (twilight) and сумо sumo (sumo).

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