Ink Piston

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Ink Piston
Splatoon 2 Famitsu Guide - Ink Piston.jpg
An Ink Piston
Species Machine (Octarian-made)
Hair color
Eye color
Location Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro, Alterna
Ink Pistons. I don't recommend you touch those.

Ink Pistons are obstacles found in Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion, and Return of the Mammalians. They shoot a ray of ink into the direction they are facing, dealing enough damage to either break the player's armor in one hit or immediately splat them if they are without armor. Ink Pistons are completely indestructible.

A version of this obstacle called Ink Sticks, which are always extended, appears in the Octo Expansion and Return of the Mammalians. Ink Sticks can knock the player off of ride rails while Ink Pistons only break their armor.


Ink Pistons are Octarian machines that periodically release powerful rays of ink. They appear to have faces made up of three bolts, two making the eyes and a bigger one making the mouth. They can be seen bolted to a wall or in a floating tank, placed horizontally or vertically.


Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Return of the Mammalians


Names in other languages

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Add/complete Ink Piston/Ink Stick names and translations edit

Ink Piston Ink Stick
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヌリヌリ棒
Nurinuri Bou
Netherlands Dutch Inktborstel (Mission #3)
Inktgeiser (Boss #1)
Ink Bristle
Ink Geyser
France French (NOE) pistons encreurs Inking pistons
Germany German Wirbelbürste Swirling brush
Russia Russian Вращетка
From вращать vraschat' (to rotate) and щётка schyotka (scrubber)
Spain Spanish Octorrotador Octorotator
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヌリヌリ棒
Nurinuri Bou
Netherlands Dutch Octoborstel Octo Bristle
Germany German Wirbelbürste Swirling brush