Grapplinks are a mechanic in Splatoon 2's single-player modes, Octo Canyon and the Octo Expansion, as well as Shifty Station. They are black spheres with flashing yellow lights, a propeller and hooks, that float in the air. When hit with ink from a main weapon or sub weapon, the player is quickly pulled towards them and reach a point just under them before starting to fall down again. Hitting them with the Inkjet or Sting Ray special weapons also activates them, though any Sting Ray that hits it ends on contact with the Grapplink.
- Octozeppelin Invasion (Mission #06)
- Beaker's Depot (Sector 3)
- Dancing Floors (Mission #13)
- The Experimentorium (Mission #19)
- Abandoned Station
- Maverick Station
- Mad Props Station
- Labyrinth Station
- Jump Station
- Freakazoid Station
- All Eyez Station
- Matchmaster Station
- Stick 'n' Move Station
- Turf War
- Layout 9: Grapplink Girl
Grapplinks used in Grapplink Girl.
Three Grapplinks visible on the left side in Octozeppelin Invasion.
"Grapplink" is a portmanteau of "grapple" (to grab hold of something) and "link" (to connect to something), or possibly "ink".
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Zweefanker (Mission #6)
Ankerpunt (Mission #19)
|Italian||Calamarampino||From Calamaro (Squid) and Rampino (Grappling hook)|