Goldie

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Goldie
Species Salmonid
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Location Salmon Run, Salmon Run Next Wave
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I can feel it... The Gold One approaches! Find it and ink it until it drops its Golden Eggs!

Goldies are rare Boss Salmonids that appear in Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. Goldies are Event-exclusive Boss Salmonids that appear as the primary Golden Egg sources during Rush and Goldie Seeking. They may also appear during Fog.

Description

Goldies are shimmering golden Salmonids wearing white togas and shiny jewelry, they move faster, hit harder, and have higher health than Chums. They have unique swirl-patterned scales and bright eyes sporting unusual "tired" pupils. In Splatoon 2 they wield frying pans as weapons, as do most Lesser Salmonids.

In Fog waves Goldies are hidden among other Salmonids and as of Version 3.2.0, have a chance to drop either one, five, or ten Golden Eggs instead of three after defeating it. Goldies are the only Boss Salmonids that will not have a Boss Salmonid alert when they arrive during Fog waves, but they make a unique eerie screeching sound and have a bright glow that can be seen from a good distance.

During Goldie Seeking, they are the only Boss Salmonid to appear. The aim of the occurrence is to attempt to find the Goldie hiding in the Gushers. When found, the Goldie will attempt to run away on set paths. Given enough time, they will head towards another Gusher and dive into the underground waterways, and the next Gusher it will appear in is randomized. This is the only occurrence where the Goldie will get smaller and grow progressively faster as it loses health. Mr. Grizz refers to them as 'the Gold One' and 'that sneaky Goldie' during Goldie Seeking waves.

During Rush, Goldies are the only Boss Salmonid and will pursue the player surrounded with Glowflies. During this occurrence, they drop three Golden Eggs, however, these Eggs drop scattered around where the Goldie was killed, instead of dropping in a cluster as with other Boss Salmonids' Eggs, making players' collection of them a bit more challenging.

Quotes

Fog

The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.

Salmonid Field Guide page detailing Fog
What Happens
  • The area is covered in a dense fog, drastically reducing visibility.
  • Enemies will take advantage of the fog and attack from all directions.
  • The extremely rare Goldies may appear in foggy conditions.
How to Get Golden Eggs
  • Defeat Boss Salmonids.
Advice from Mr. Grizz
  • Try to maintain contact with your teammates at all times while in the fog.
  • Being alone in the fog is extremely dangerous.
Supplementary Information
  • Goldies are extremely rare Salmonids—only one of every 10,000 hatchlings is a Goldie.
  • They live longer than and possess far superior intelligence to normal Salmonid specimens.

Goldie Seeking

Salmonid Field Guide page detailing Goldie Seeking
What Happens
  • Large numbers of Gushers will appear in the area.
  • A Goldie will be hiding in one of the Gushers.
  • You can shoot the Gusher to make it erupt, but chances are a regular salmonid will pop out instead of a Goldie.
How to Get Golden Eggs
  • The Goldie lurking in one of the Gushers will drop loads of Golden Eggs when hit with ink.
Advice from Mr. Grizz
  • Spread out, and find that Goldie FAST.
  • When you find the Goldie, call your buddies over and let loose with all your firepower!
  • The Gushers emit light when you hit them--the brighter the light, the closer you are to that glorious Goldie.
Supplementary Information
  • Salmonids obtained the technology to create Gushers through trade with Octarians.
  • The Goldie loses scales when hit, so it's able to move faster the more you damage it!

Rush

Salmonid Field Guide page detailing the salmonid Rush
What Happens
  • Large groups of ferocious Salmonids appear and carry out rush attacks at furious speed.
  • These crazed Salmonids gather in response to the appearance of Glowflies.
How to Get Golden Eggs
  • Take out the Goldie hidden in the school of Salmonids.
Advice from Mr. Grizz
  • Stand your ground with your allies and concentrate your fire on the incoming Salmonids!
  • Watch out for the Glowflies—if they buzz around you, a concentrated attack won't be far behind.
Supplementary Information
  • It is claimed that the Salmonids' increased aggression is tied somehow to gravitational shifts due to the planet's celestial course, but there is still much that is unclear.
  • It is said that in pre-medieval times, before effective defense measures such as long-range ink attacks were available, many cities fell before the rage of the Salmonid rush.

Statistics

See also: Salmon Run data
Mode HP Damage  Attack/Defeat/Total Power Eggs  Golden Eggs 
Rush 500 40 12 / 6 / 18 3
Fog 500 40 12 / 6 / 18 1, 5 or 10
Goldie Seeking 6500 [Sal. 1] Does not attack None min. 16 [Sal. 2]

Notes

  1. Taking off 2500 HP will shrink it down to medium size. Taking off 2000 more HP will shrink it down to the smallest size. Finally, depleting 2000 more HP from it while it is in that state will finish it off. Goldies have HP regeneration over time, up to the maximum HP of its current size.
  2. Calculated from (6500/500+3). Goldies can drop more if they are left to recover HP over time.


See also: Salmon Run Next Wave data
Hits to splat Goldie
Weapon Min/Max
Booyah Bomb 1 - 72
Crab Tank 2 - 9
Inkjet 2 - 7
Killer Wail 5.1 1 - 2
Reefslider 1 - 2
Triple Inkstrike 1 - 10
Wave Breaker 2 - 4
.52 Gal 10 - 15
.96 Gal 6 - 10
Aerospray MG 21 - 27
Ballpoint Splatling 15 - 20
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 4 - 9
Big Swig Roller 4 - 10
Blaster 3 - 5
Bloblobber 3 - 9
Carbon Roller 4 - 9
Clash Blaster 6 - 10
Classic Squiffer 2 - 10
Dapple Dualies 12 - 17
Dark Tetra Dualies 17 - 20
Dread Wringer 2 - 4
Dualie Squelchers 17 - 20
Dynamo Roller 2 - 5
Egg cannon 1 - 3
E-liter 4K 1 - 10
Explosher 4 - 7
Flingza Roller 2 - 8
Glooga Dualies 8 - 17
Goo Tuber 2 - 7
Grizzco Blaster 10 - 15
Grizzco Brella 7 - 34
Grizzco Charger 3
Grizzco Dualies 4 - 20
Grizzco Slosher 2 - 4
Grizzco Splatana 1 - 3
Grizzco Stringer 1 - 15
H-3 Nozzlenose 8 - 9
Heavy Edit Splatling 15 - 20
Heavy Splatling 15 - 20
Hydra Splatling 9 - 20
Ink Cannon 2
Inkbrush 13 - 25
Jet Squelcher 13 - 17
L-3 Nozzlenose 13 - 15
Luna Blaster 3 - 5
Mini Splatling 15 - 20
N-ZAP '85 18 - 25
Nautilus 47 15 - 20
Octobrush 9 - 13
Painbrush 4 - 10
Range Blaster 2 - 4
Rapid Blaster 4 - 9
Rapid Blaster Pro 4 - 7
REEF-LUX 450 3 - 15
Slosher 4
Sloshing Machine 3 - 5
Snipewriter 5H 3 - 9
Splash-o-matic 18 - 25
Splatana Stamper 2 - 12
Splatana Wiper 2 - 15
Splat Bomb 3 - 17
Splat Brella 3 - 17
Splat Charger 2 - 10
Splat Dualies 17 - 20
Splat Roller 3 - 8
Splattershot 14 - 17
Splattershot Jr. 18 - 25
Splattershot Nova 17 - 25
Splattershot Pro 12 - 17
Sploosh-o-matic 12 - 17
Squeezer 12 - 20
S-BLAST '92 2 - 4
Tenta Brella 2 - 12
Tri-Slosher 5 - 9
Tri-Stringer 2 - 13
Undercover Brella 4 - 20
Hits to splat Goldie (Goldie Seeking)
Weapon Min/Max
Booyah Bomb 11 - 929
Crab Tank 22 - 109
Inkjet 22 - 87
Killer Wail 5.1 6 - 16
Reefslider 10 - 17
Triple Inkstrike 12 - 130
Wave Breaker 15 - 44
.52 Gal 125 - 186
.96 Gal 77 - 119
Aerospray MG 271 - 343
Ballpoint Splatling 186 - 260
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 41 - 109
Big Swig Roller 41 - 130
Blaster 33 - 65
Bloblobber 28 - 109
Carbon Roller 41 - 109
Clash Blaster 77 - 130
Classic Squiffer 22 - 130
Dapple Dualies 145 - 217
Dark Tetra Dualies 217 - 260
Dread Wringer 26 - 52
Dualie Squelchers 217 - 260
Dynamo Roller 17 - 65
Egg cannon 9 - 33
E-liter 4K 11 - 130
Explosher 52 - 87
Flingza Roller 22 - 93
Glooga Dualies 93 - 217
Goo Tuber 22 - 82
Grizzco Blaster 130 - 186
Grizzco Brella 82 - 434
Grizzco Charger 33
Grizzco Dualies 52 - 260
Grizzco Slosher 19 - 44
Grizzco Splatana 6 - 33
Grizzco Stringer 5 - 186
H-3 Nozzlenose 93 - 109
Heavy Edit Splatling 186 - 260
Heavy Splatling 186 - 260
Hydra Splatling 109 - 260
Ink Cannon 17
Inkbrush 163 - 325
Jet Squelcher 163 - 217
L-3 Nozzlenose 163 - 186
Luna Blaster 33 - 65
Mini Splatling 186 - 260
N-ZAP '85 233 - 325
Nautilus 47 186 - 260
Octobrush 109 - 163
Painbrush 44 - 130
Range Blaster 26 - 44
Rapid Blaster 47 - 109
Rapid Blaster Pro 44 - 87
REEF-LUX 450 31 - 192
Slosher 47
Sloshing Machine 39 - 65
Snipewriter 5H 28 - 109
Splash-o-matic 233 - 325
Splatana Stamper 17 - 145
Splatana Wiper 20 - 186
Splat Bomb 37 - 217
Splat Brella 37 - 217
Splat Charger 22 - 130
Splat Dualies 217 - 260
Splat Roller 33 - 93
Splattershot 181 - 217
Splattershot Jr. 233 - 325
Splattershot Nova 217 - 325
Splattershot Pro 145 - 217
Sploosh-o-matic 145 - 217
Squeezer 145 - 260
S-BLAST '92 22 - 44
Tenta Brella 19 - 145
Tri-Slosher 65 - 109
Tri-Stringer 15 - 163
Undercover Brella 44 - 260


Gallery

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Trivia

  • According to the Splatoon 2 Salmonid Field Guide, only one of every 10,000 Salmonids born is a Goldie.
  • Goldies are the only Event-specific Salmonids to appear in more than one type of Event wave.
  • During Fog Waves, Goldies are the only Boss Salmonids that will not have a Boss Salmonid alert when they arrive.
    • Also during Fog Waves, prior to Version 3.2.0 of Splatoon 2, Goldies dropped three Golden Eggs when defeated.
    • Most other Event-specific Salmonids appearances lack the alert as well, but the appearance of standard Bosses in Fog waves do trigger the alert, as if the Goldies are hidden among non-rare Salmonids undetected.
  • Goldies are the only Salmonids known to wear jewelry.
  • Its design could possibly be a reference to Roman dolphin statues, or Roman culture in general, as this Salmonid wears toga-like clothing and its scales have a swirly pattern akin to curly hair.
    • Some Goldies are placed atop Roman/Greek-like columns in concept art.
  • In the Dutch version, Mr. Grizz refers the Goldie as a female, instead of "it" in English.[1]
  • In Splatoon 3, Goldies no longer wield frying pans, instead opting to slap their enemy.
  • In Splatoon 3, the hitbox which triggers the Goldie's slap animation is slightly larger than its damage hitbox. This can be demonstrated on the idle Goldie in the tutorial - if a player positions itself in a certain way, the Goldie will indefinitely attempt to slap the player, but deal no damage or knockback.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キンシャケ
Kin Shake
Golden Salmon [a]
Netherlands Dutch Goldie -
CanadaFrance French Dorax From dorade ("gilthead seabream"), resembling doré ("golden")
Germany German Goldie -
Italy Italian Pinna d'oro Golden Fin
Russia Russian Великий Сам О'Нид
Velikiy Sam O'Nid
Great Sam O'Nid [b]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Orónido Goldnid[c]
Spain Spanish (NOE) Salmóreo From salmón ("salmon") and áureo ("golden", "gilded")
China Chinese (Simplified) 金鲑鱼
jīn guīyú (Mandarin)
Golden Salmon
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 金鮭魚
jīn guīyú (Mandarin)
Golden Salmon
South Korea Korean 황금연어
hwanggeum-yeoneo
Golden Salmon [d]
 Internal SakelienGolden [2]

Translation notes

  1. From 金 kin ("gold") and 鮭 sake ("salmon")
  2. From самонид samonid ("Salmonid")
  3. From oro ("gold")
  4. From 黃金 hwanggeum ("gold") and 鰱魚 yeoneo ("salmon")

References

  1. Dutch localization. Mr. Grizz: "Daar is de Goldie! Pak haar eieren!" (There's the Goldie! Take her eggs!) "Die geniepige Goldie heeft zich verstopt! Vind haar!" (That sneaky Goldie has hid herself! Find her!)
  2. GitHub Leanny on GitHub