Iso Padre

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Iso Padre
Octo Expansion Gusok promo.jpg
Species Giant isopod
Hair Color None
Eye Color
Gender Male
Location Deepsea Metro

Iso Padre is a character in Octo Expansion. He is a giant isopod wearing sunglasses, a golden neck chain, and a black leisure suit, carrying a briefcase filled with toys. He also carries several childish accessories to further emphasize his playful side.

Mem cakes

Main article: Mem cake

Iso Padre's role in Octo Expansion is unclear, but it is shown that he is trying to get to Inkopolis[1]. He also has a relation to objects called mem cakes. When he arrives onto the train, he notices Agent 8 has some mem cakes which he'll ask them to gather more. When Agent 8 completes a set of mem cakes, they'll receive a piece of gear that will be unlocked when the player completes the Octo Expansion. It's revealed that he was one of the test subjects in the Deepsea Metro, but has not completely forgotten his ordeal .

Iso Padre will give a piece of gear for every mem cake set completed:



General dialogue

  • "I may not have much left, but I still have my health. Every day I pray I don't lose that too."
  • "Don't turn your back on what's shabby. And don't embrace a thing because it's clean."
  • "When you see a beauty in what's broken or run-down, then the whole world will be art."
  • "Whether a thing is trash or treasure, well, that depends on iff you see it with love."
  • "Dreaming too hard takes alot out of you."
  • "Freshness advice, eh? A fine set of well-groomed whiskers won't steer you wrong."
  • "The elder squid aims to teach me to rap. But I tell my tale slow, to no one else's boat."
  • "I've been riding this train a long, long time, but a thing I've never left behind is myself."
  • "If there's a final destination where we're all headed, we haven't reached it yet."
  • "Stay somewhere long enough and you forget what it's like to be anywhere else."
  • "I envy you your mem cakes, young squire. Both the memories and the cake."
  • "Where am I headed? Oh, nowhere in particular."
  • "I ride for the pleasure of riding."
  • "C.Q. Cumber works his tail off morning, noon, and night. Me, I prefer the labor of the mind."
  • "This train glides through the dark of the sea floor. You might be the headlight we need."
  • "The well-dweller knows nothing of the ocean's breadth."
  • "But the water's darkness? Now that's a subject with which it's intimately familiar."
  • "You wish you had a confidant closer to your own age? I can sympathize."
  • "I ride a subway called Desire, on a long and winding path to Inkopolis Station."


  • Iso Padre's name is a pun on "isopod", referring to his order, and "padre", Spanish for "father" (which can also be translated as "priest").
  • He reveals to Agent 8 that he only managed to obtain 2 mem cakes when he was still a test subject.
  • In the Japanese version, he always starts the dialogue with "oh no...".


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese グソクさん
Mr. Gusoku (From daiō gusoku mushi, giant isopod)
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch P.B. Initials derived from pissebed (isopod)
FlagFrance.svg French Don Podio "Don" sounds like a mobster title.
FlagGermany.svg German Don Asselmo "Don" sounds like a mobster title. Asselmo comes from Assel (Isopod) and the name Anselmo.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Don Isopo "Don" sounds like a mobster title. If reversed, Isopo-Don sounds like Isopodo, "Isopod".
FlagRussia.svg Russian Поликарп Изоподыч
Polikarp Isopodych
Polycarp Son-of-Isopod
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Tío Hipsópodo Uncle Hipsopod (tío is also slang for "dude" in Spain)


Characters in Splatoon 2