Fresh Fish is a fictional franchise featuring the eponymous Fresh Fish character.
The Fresh Fish is a mascot character, essentially a parody of Mickey Mouse with an oversized animal head and white gloves. The Octoling Octopus amiibo unlocks the Fresh Fish outfit for the player to wear, based off the main character, consisting of:
The promo shots showing the Fresh Fish gear took place in Wahoo World, representing a theme park mascot suit, parodying the Mickey Mouse suits prominently seen in Disney Parks. Inkopolis News dialog for Wahoo World revealed that Fresh Fish is a series of films, with Pearl mentioning her favorite entry in the franchise is: “Fresh Fish III: Revenge of the Fish. I always cry at the end.” (which is a parody of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, rather than any Mickey Mouse property). The Dutch dialog for the Knight vs. Wizard Splatfest revealed that the Fresh Fish is also the mascot for Wahoo World, similar to Mickey Mouse being the mascot of both the Mickey Mouse franchise and the Disney Parks.
Although only advertised on the Japanese Twitter account, wearing the Fresh Fish Head and Fresh Fish Feet equips the player with cosmetic only Fresh Fish Gloves in the Knight vs. Wizard Splatfest, as well as the Enchanted and Steel series. The Knight vs. Wizard Splatfest dialog also revealed that the event tied into a recently released Fresh Fish video game. Marina mentions that one can play as either a knight or a wizard, or "multiclass by min-maxing your STR and INT stats in the skill tr[ee]". The presence of a skill tree, and the ability to level up strength and intelligence stats are hallmarks of role-playing games, and implies that to be the genre of the game, and it is likely the Enchanted and Steel Gear are based off the designs of the Knights and Wizards from the game in-universe. Marina mentions the game's theme tune was written by Off the Hook, which Pearl forgot about, and in the Japanese version, Marina says to Pearl that despite being the titular character, Fresh Fish is a fairy that functions as a guide for the players. The fantasy elements, choice between knights and wizards, vocal theme tune, and Fresh Fish's role in the game could be a take on the Kingdom Hearts games, in which Mickey Mouse takes on a guiding role, the player is able to choose between strengths in attack and magic, and the theme tune is often performed by a band, with Kingdom Hearts III having been released a little over a month prior to the Splatfest.
- While Marina says that Fresh Fish appears as a fairy that guides the player following Pearl's victory in the Japanese version, Marina would have said that he appears as the final boss' captive if she had won the Splatfest.
Another promo image, inviting the viewer to spot 8 Fresh Fish mascots in Wahoo World.
Names in other languages
|Fresh Fish||Fresh Fish III: Revenge of the Fish|
- SplatoonJP on Twitter
- The Splatfest kicks off tonight at 9:00pm PT! In the meantime, how many Fresh Fish mascots can you spot in this picture? He’s closer than you might think!
- ひれお (Hireo) could be an anagram of おひれ (Ohire), which means "fish tail and fins".