Griller

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Griller
Splatoon 2 Famitsu Guide - Griller.jpg
Species Salmonid
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Location Salmon Run, Salmon Run Next Wave
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For the Known Occurrence, see The Griller.

Grillers are Boss Salmonids that appear in Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 at special occasions.

Description

A Griller is a giant barbecue grill covered in armor with Salmonids inside and moves along a path while ink falls inside it (similar to a Flooder). It chases after a randomly chosen player, designated by a laser pointer on its underside. The Griller will relentlessly pursue the player the tracking laser is pointed at. It is frequently accompanied by Smallfry swarms that spawn beneath it.

In order to destroy a Griller, players must first hit its exposed tail back to stun it, then attack the spinning tails which appear while it is stunned. Hit anywhere else and the armored vehicle takes no damage. A player will be instantly splatted by its ink upon getting run over. Grillers are fast and can be unpredictable, so players have to be careful and wary of both the boss as well as the Smallfry swarms.

Grillers only show up in certain special waves. If Mr. Grizz talks about Grillers in the dialogue box instead of Boss Salmonids, that means the players are in the special wave. This wave consists of only Grillers and groups of Smallfry. Grillers show up one at a time in the beginning, but later on in the wave, they show up in pairs of two. Mr. Grizz warns the players when the Grillers start spawning in pairs.

Quotes

Salmonid Field Guide page detailing the Griller

The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.

What Happens
  • Armored vehicles called Grillers spawn one after the other. Grillers lock their sights on to a target and will pursue it relentlessly.
  • Smallfry are known for hitching a ride on the Griller and interfering with its targeting.
How to Get Golden Eggs
  • Attack the weak spot on the back of the Griller to stun it.
  • Stunning Grillers will reveal further weak points. Attacking these weak points is the key to taking down Grillers and getting Golden Eggs.
Advice from Mr. Grizz
  • If the Griller has you in its sights, you're better off running away and letting your friends handle it.
Supplementary Information
  • Operating costs for a single Griller would be enough to deploy 100 regular Salmonid fighters.

Statistics

See also: Salmon Run data
HP Damage  Attack/Defeat/Total Power Eggs Golden Eggs
2200 [Sal. 1] 60 / 10 / 70 5

Notes

  1. Dealing 400 damage to a Griller will stun it for five seconds.

Tips

  • Grillers should be lured close to the Egg basket as they drop five Eggs each.
    • However, be careful when luring two Grillers toward the Egg basket at a time. They can instantly overwhelm players and may splat the whole crew.
  • Since Griller cannot step on or off ledges as players can, the targeted player should maneuver around walls and ledges to manipulate its path and the direction it is facing, taking care not to lead the Griller in the path of other players, so that the rest of the crew can attack its tail.
  • While staying on a wall when targeted may help the rest of the crew aim at the Griller's tail, beware that Smallfry may jump up and splat any player clinging on a wall for too long. They also can follow players on propeller platforms.
  • Weapons with high damage per second are the best for stunning Grillers.
  • There are some spots on some maps that allow you to roll over the Griller's weak point with a Roller.[Citation needed]
  • Always have at least one player who's focused on dealing with Smalfries. Weapons with a high fire rate or a wide ink spread are good for it.
    • Rollers and Brellas work well with this given that they can roll over or use the shield against a large group of Smallfries.
      • Rollers consume less ink the slower player moves while rolling, making it more favored to roll forward as slowly as possible to protect the teammates from Smallfries if the situation allows to safely do so.
      • It's not recommended to launch the Brella's shield, as the Brella player will stay vulnerable against Smallfries and the shield will break as soon as it touches Griller.
    • Brushes, Sloshers and Blasters are good for splatting big groups of Smallfries due to their wide range.
  • S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray, S3 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb, S3 Weapon Special Killer Wail 5.1.png Killer Wail 5.1 and S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka can pierce through Griller to stun it and deal damage, so it's recommended using these specials on two Grillers at once when they're close to each other if possible.
  • S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launchers can be used on a stunned Griller to damage it further.
  • In Spawning Grounds, stand on the elevated platform near the Egg basket and splat Grillers while they're passing the basket from the left side. If Grillers are approaching from the right side, the targeted player should move down and lure Grillers near the basket where the rest of the crew can easily splat them.
  • In Marooner's Bay, locate the team on the middle platform north of the Egg basket from where you can splat Grillers with lower risk of a whipeout. Use the propeller lifts to take Griller away from the team if needed. Unless the quota is met, avoid splatting Grillers on the bottom floor, the crew will have a hard time trying to collect the Eggs.
    • In Salmon Run Next Wave, allow Snatchers to pick up the Golden Eggs if any were dropped at the bottom floor. There's a possibility that Snatchers will pass the Egg basket when flying away with the Eggs, where you can splat them and drop the Eggs much closer to the Egg basket, making them easy to collect.
  • In Lost Outpost, the targeted player can climb up the walls near the Egg basket to stall Grillers while other players can focus on stunning them and dealing with Smallfries. If the team struggles to survive or collect the Eggs, the targeted player can drop down from the right side of the platform to change the Griller's trajectory. They must be aware of Smallfries though, as they can drop down after the player as well.
  • In Salmonid Smokeyard, the group should position itself on one of the elevated platforms west or east of the Egg basket, preferably on the east one. Players may stay on a propeller platform to get themselves off Grillers' sights in a pinch, however, doing so will cause Grillers to target the rest of the crew not on the platform immediately, putting them at risk.
  • In Ruins of Ark Polaris, Grillers can predict where the targeted player will land when they jump on the ride rails, and will instantly move to that position. Hovewer, if the targeted player jumps off the middle of the rail, Griller will start moving to this player's current position, which can be used to manipulate the Griller's trajectory.
  • At Sockeye Station, the best position is the spiral tower, from which it's easy to splat Grillers, taking the height advantage. Stalling Grillers is possible by moving up and down using the wall under the grate, but it's not recommended to stick to it long enough for a Griller to approach the targeted player since the wall is relatively low and there's a big risk to be splatted if the player isn't sticking to the wall high enough. If the team needs to run out of clock, the outer wall can be used instead.
  • In Gone Fission Hydroplant, the upper platform located north-east of the Egg basket is highly recommended. By standing near the angle close to the basket, the crew will have easy time splatting Grillers and Smallfries passing the Egg basket, taking the height advantage. If Griller approaches from the east, the targeted player can move down to lure the Griller near the basket, and then climb back up to safely splat it and deal with Smallfries.

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Trivia

  • Objects resembling tomato, corn, cucumber or zucchini, and pink Chum-sized Salmonids can be seen inside the Griller when zoomed in.
  • Grillers can only travel on flat surfaces or smooth ramps, and cannot move up or down ledges without making a detour.
  • Grillers cannot land on a propeller platform (such as the lifts in Marooner's Bay and the horizontal platforms in Salmonid Smokeyard).
    • If a targeted player enters a propeller platform, Grillers will either instantaneously target another active player not on said platform, or linger in place with laser sights off, not targeting anyone (if all active players are on a propeller platform).
  • Grillers are very similar to Flooders from the Octarian army. They distinguish themselves from Flooders in two ways. Grillers can be destroyed while Flooders cannot, and only Flooders can be ridden.
    • This is further proven because Octarians trade their technology with the Salmonids for eggs.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グリル
Guriru
Grill
Netherlands Dutch Griller Griller
Canada and France French Barbeurk From barbecue, barbare (barbarian) and beurk (yuck, as in disgust)
Germany German Killgrill Killgrill
Italy Italian Grill Grill
Russia Russian Жаровнер
Zharovner
From жаровня zharovnya (brazier)
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Brasaleta From aleta (fin) and brasa (hot coal, ember)
Spain Spanish (NOE) Chaparrilla From chapar (to plate) and parrilla (grill)
China Chinese (Simplified) 烤架鱼
kǎo jià yú (Mandarin)
Grill Fish
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 烤架魚
kǎo jià yú (Mandarin)
Grill Fish
South Korea Korean 그릴
geuril
Grill