List of Splatoon manga characters

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The Blue Team, the protagonists of the story in a turf war. In front is Goggles, the mascot of the manga.

This is a list of characters in the Splatoon and Splatoon 3: Splatlands mangas.

Some of the characters' current English names are from fan translations. The official English translations from VIZ Media are used when available.

Characters in the Splatoon era

Protagonists

Team Blue

Main article: Team Blue
Team Blue in the Splatoon 2 arc.

A group of low-level, described to be idiotic Inklings who are the main protagonists of the manga. They use a blue ink color. This team consists of four members:

Character Species Description

Goggles
Inkling A Rank C- male Inkling who wears the Pilot Goggles, Armor Jacket Replica and Hero Runner Replicas.[1] He takes on shooter weapons, having a Tentatek Splattershot set. He is the mascot of the manga.

Headphones
Inkling A Rank B- female Inkling who wears the Studio Headphones, B-ball Jersey (Away), and Red Work Boots.[1] She takes on charger weapons, wielding a Classic Squiffer.

Specs
Inkling A Rank C+ male Inkling who wears the Retro Specs, Shirt & Tie, and Plum Casuals.[1] He mostly utilizes brush weapons, wielding an Octobrush Nouveau set (and a few other brushes).

Bobble Hat
Inkling (Knit Cap-chan or Bobble-chan in Japanese), A Rank C female Inkling who wears the Bobble Hat, Green Zip Hoodie, and Purple Sea Slugs.[1] She takes on slosher weapons, wielding the Slosher.

Supporting

Team Yellow-Green

Team Yellow-Green
Main article: Team Yellow-Green
Item/Ability: Currently unknown, most likely the Triple Inkstrike (三連トルネード San-Ren Torunēdo) attack.
Character Species Description

Rider
Inkling An S+, male Inkling who wears Fake Contacts, a Black Inky Rider, and Octoleet Boots. He debuted in Issue 1 and uses the Gold Dynamo Roller,[1] but it is later mentioned in Issue 7 that he also practices with other weapons.

Stealth Goggles
Inkling (Night-vision-kun in Japanese). A male Inkling who wears the Stealth Goggles, Camo Zip Hoodie, and Pro Trail Boots. He uses the Jet Squelcher.[1] He is said to love airsoft sports from Chapter 7 of the Splatoon 2 manga.

School Uniform
Inkling (Blazer-chan in Japanese). A female Inkling who wears the Inkling Girl amiibo gear set, which consists of the Squid Hairclip, School Uniform, and School Shoes. She uses the .52 Gal Deco,[1] but uses the Heavy Splatling during the battle against Team Emperor. She is said to be a class representative, indicating that she attends school, from Chapter 7 of the Splatoon 2 manga. She is also seen to be good friends with Bamboo as she only joined back with Rider if Bamboo would join as well.

Bamboo Hat
Inkling A female Inkling who wears the Bamboo Hat, Navy Striped LS, and Blue Slip-Ons. She uses the Heavy Splatling.[1] She is said to have a hobby in wood carving from Chapter 7 of the Splatoon 2 manga.

Other

Antagonists

Octarians

S4

A group of four S+ Inklings, Army, Aloha, Mask, and Skull, being considered "god-like" in terms of skill. They each lead separate teams.

Team Orange
Team Orange
Main article: Team Orange

A team of Orange Inklings wearing the same headgear, a Special-Forces Beret.

Item/Ability: Inkling Army Manual (イカアーミーユアル Ika Āmī Yuaru)
Character Species Description

Army
Inkling One of the S4. A male Inkling, who wears the Forge Inkling Parka and Punk Cherries. He uses the N-ZAP '85.[1]
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Splatterscope
Inkling (Sailor B-kun in Japanese) A male Inkling who wears the Blue Sailor Suit and Shark Moccasins. He uses the Splatterscope.[1]
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Forge Octarian Jacket
Inkling (F-10-chan in Japanese). A female Inkling who wears the Forge Octarian Jacket and Punk Whites. She uses the Rapid Blaster.[1]
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W-Sailor
Inkling (Sailor W-chan in Japanese). A female Inkling who wears the White Sailor Suit and Mawcasins. She uses the Dual Squelcher.[1]
Team Pink
Team Pink
Main article: Team Pink

Defeated by the Blue Team in Issue 4 by Idiotic Synchronization Power. All members, except Aloha, wear the same clothing, the Logo Aloha Shirt.

Item/Ability: Disco Ball Dance (ミラーボールダンス Mirā Bōru Dansu)
Character Species Description

Aloha
Inkling One of the S4. A male Inkling who wears the Golf Visor, Aloha Shirt, and Crazy Arrows. He uses the .52 Gal.[1][1]
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Snorkel
Inkling (Scuba-kun in Japanese). A male Inkling who wears the Snorkel Mask and White Seahorses. He uses the H-3 Nozzlenose.[1]
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Octoglasses
Inkling (A female Inkling who wears the Octoglasses and Strapping Reds. She uses the Berry Splattershot Pro.[1]
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Straw
Inkling (Wheat-chan in Japanese). A female Inkling who wears the Straw Boater and Cherry Kicks. She uses the Krak-On Splat Roller.[1]
Team Cyan
Team Cyan
Main article: Team Cyan
Item/Ability: Sub Weapon Armageddon (SW地獄だ SW Jigokuda)
Main article: Mask (character)
Team Purple
Team Purple
Main article: Team Purple

The first team to beat Team Blue in a match but were later defeated in a rematch.

Item/Ability: Skull's Territory (スカルエリア Sukaru Eria)
Main article: Skull (character)

Other

Team Green

Team Green
Main article: Team Green

They are a supporting team of Rank B Inklings.

Team Yellow

Team Yellow
Main article: Team Yellow

Team Dark Green

Team Dark Green
Main article: Team Dark Green
Item/Ability: Blaster Gatling Gun (ブラスターガトリングガン Burasutā Gatoringu Gan)

New characters in the Splatoon 2 era

Supporting

Team Gloves

Team Gloves
Main article: Team Gloves

A major team of neon green Inklings who had plans to practice in the mountains after being inspired by Gloves' trip but takes too long to get in the campgrounds.

Team Eight

Team Hachi (fan translation)
Main article: Team Eight

A group of magenta Octolings who first debuted in the Octo Expansion portion of the manga. They recently developed an interest in music bands. They do not use their real names, even Eight when he restored his memories. They prefer using the ones Goggles named them.

Main article: Eight (character)
  • Eight (Hachi in Japanese, which also means "eight"), a male Octoling with the "Punk" hairstyle. He is referred to as Agent 8 by Cap'n Cuttlefish. He wears the Squidlife Headphones, the Agent 8 clothing and the Null Boots Replica. After his team escapes to Inkopolis, he wears the Squidlife Headphones, Red Cuttlegear LS, Suede Gray Lace-Ups, and denim shorts. His main weapon is the Blaster. He first appears at the end of Issue 14 from the Square King Cup arc. He is seen by Cap'n Cuttlefish that he was listening to the Squid Sisters' album through his headphones and is shown as having a hand in creating weapons as he makes a Splattershot for Goggles to use.
    • According to his topic: Thanks to Goggles and Cap'n Cuttlefish's influence, he has started to pickle things.
  • Seven (Nana in Japanese, which also means "seven"), an Octoling Girl with the "Tentacurl" hairstyle. She wears the Agent 8 clothing and shoes but wears the Black FishFry Bandana, Annaki Drive Tee, and Punk Cherries after her team escapes to Inkopolis, and she wields the Octo Shot Replica (though she wielded the real one during the events of the Octo Expansion). She first appears in Chapter 24 briefly. It was revealed in Chapter 26 that she was Eight's teammate who got captured by the Kamabo Corporation and has not been freed ever since. She is one of Eight's teammates.
  • Ponytail (Pony in Japanese), an Octoling Girl with has the "Pony" hairstyle. She wears the Agent 8 clothing and shoes but wears the FishFry Visor, Squid Squad Band Tee, Red Hi-Tops, and a skirt with black shorts after her team escapes to Inkopolis, and her main weapon is the Dualie Squelchers. She is one of Eight's teammates.
  • Burns (Afro in Japanese), an Octoling Boy with the "Afro" hairstyle. He wears the Agent 8 clothing and shoes, but wears the Tennis Headband, Dakro Golden Tee, and N-Pacer Aus after his team escapes to Inkopolis, and his main weapon is the Krak-On Splat Roller. He is one of Eight's teammates.

Other

Antagonists

Team Emperor

Emperor, leader of Team Emperor
Team New Emperor
Main article: Team Emperor

A group of Inklings with sun yellow ink. All members wear the same gear except shoes, with Emperor and Prinz also wearing the shoes from this set. The gear is the following: the Eminence Cuff, Milky Eminence Jacket and Milky Enperrials. After appearing in the manga, this set was released in Splatoon 2 on 15 December 2017. They are considered the main antagonists of this era and are considered god-like (being able to get 99.9% in Turf War), even beating the entire S4 playing as one team. The parents of the members have known each other long ago and their team practice begins with all members naturally gathering around Emperor, without him having to say a word.

Tactic: Emperor's Road (王道 / エンペラー ロード Ōdō / enperā rōdo)
Main article: Emperor
  • Emperor, a male Inkling who sports a custom hairstyle similar to the "Hipster" hairstyle with his tentacles swept to the side and leggings. His main weapon is the Enperry Splat Dualies. He first appears as a silhouette in the second issue of this era, and later fully appears in the third issue. He is also known as "The Emperor".
    • According to his topics:
      • He appears to have come from a rich family.
      • He seems to be having fun discovering new things outside of battle recently.
    • For the duration of the Square King Ranked Cup arc, he joins as a member of Team Blue, replacing Specs for a while and renaming the team to Team Blueperor. His clothing is the Black Velour Octoking Tee while the rest remains the same.
      • In Chapter 40, he adds the Retro Specs for the secondary headgear.
Main article: Prinz
  • Prinz, a male Inkling with a custom hairstyle similar to the "Slick" hairstyle with one side-swept tentacle. His main weapon is the Enperry Splat Dualies. He, along with N-Pacer and Squidkid Jr., first appeared in the third issue of this era. He is Emperor's younger brother.
    • According to his topic: He displays things he receives and treats them with care.
    • When Emperor joins as a member of Team Blue for a while, he is the current leader of Team Emperor, renaming it to Team New Emperor/New-Peror.
Main article: Squidkid Jr.
  • Squidkid Jr. (Eging Jr. in Japanese), a dark-skinned male Inkling with the "Buzz-Cut" hairstyle. He wears the Red & Black Squidkid IVs. His main weapon is the Clash Blaster. He, along with Prinz and N-Pacer, first appeared in the third issue of this era. He is described as the "son of a star player". His name comes from a type of fishing lure for squids, which originally inspired his unused custom hairstyle.[3]
    • According to his topic: He gave Prinz a pair of his favorite shoes but can't quite get him to wear them.
Main article: N-Pacer
  • N-Pacer, a female Inkling with the "Double-Bun" hairstyle. She wears the N-Pacer Ags. Her main weapon is the Splatterscope. She, along with Prinz and Squidkid Jr., first appeared in the third issue of this era. She is described as the "cool female knight" in the seventh issue.
    • According to her topic: She likes listening to her teammates' conversations while drinking black tea.
Main article: Laceless
  • Laceless, A male Inkling with the "Top Knot" hairstyle who temporarily replaces Emperor for a while. He wears the White Laceless Dakroniks. His main weapon is the Splash-o-matic.
    • According to his topics: The son of a gardener at Emperor's household. An acquaintance of Emperor and his brother, and of course, Jr. and N-Pacer.
    • He was called out by Prinz when Prinz himself saw him practicing, thus forming Team New Emperor/New-Peror.

Team X-Blood

Vintage, leader of Team X-Blood
Main article: X-Blood

A group of light blue Rank X Inklings that first appeared as silhouettes in Chapter 29. They have a major role as the main antagonists in the Square King Ranked Cup arc.

Tactic: X-Fall
Main article: Vintage
Main article: Double Egg
Main article: Omega (character)
Main article: Red-Soled

Fishskull/Fierce's Team

Main article: Guardians

A group of two yellow Inklings and an Octoling who are the antagonists of Sheldon's Adventure. They serve as the guardians of Sheldon's grandfather's treasure and test Goggles and Sheldon via one-on-one turf wars. Also, a fourth one, Hivemind, announced the Final Fest Splatfest in the manga.

Main article: Fierce Fishskull (character)
  • Fierce Fishskull, a male Inkling with the "Spiky-Haired" hairstyle who wears the Fierce Fishskull, Octoking HK Jersey, and Friendship Bracelet. His weapon is the Aerospray PG.
    • He buys sweets for Jet and Justice whenever he goes into town.
    • He is very athletic, using brute force to prevent himself from flying up while using a Booyah Bomb.
Main article: Jetflame Crest (character)
  • Jetflame Crest, A female Inkling with the "Haircut" tentacle hairstyle who wears the Jetflame Crest, Annaki Evolution Tee, and Sunny Climbing Shoes. Her weapons are the Dark Tetra Dualies.
    • She gets up early every morning for solo training.
    • She loves festivals and celebrations.
    • Like Fierce Fishskull, she is extremely athletic, jumping higher and using Splashdown stronger than most Inklings.
Main article: Eye of Justice (character)
Main article: Hivemind
  • Hivemind, A male Inkling with the "Top Knot" hairstyle who wears the Hivemind Antenna, Front Zip Vest, and Navy Enperrials. His weapon is the Kensa Charger.
    • In the Final Fest Splatfest, he uses his antenna to create radio waves 'Enforcing Order' on his allies.
    • He has a unique ability; it is currently known as "Hivemind Time".

Shadows

Main article: Shadow Inkling

Shadows are copies of Inklings (and presumably Octolings, though there is no confirmation on Shadow Octolings) that are made of energy. They appear from the monitors of Deca Tower in Inkopolis Square and describe themselves as "radio wave energy amplified by the passion of battles". Though they all are virtually identical from their original Inkling counterparts, there are numerous differences, including:

  • Having a permanent dark-gray ink color
  • Having a lightning-shaped marking on their forehead (except for Shadow Mask, whose lightning marking is on the forehead of the mask)
  • Being monochrome except for the lightning-shaped marking and their eye color (both of which are a light-yellow color)
  • Having a personality opposite to that of their original counterpart
  • Ability to use radio waves to cause the legs of Inklings to tingle, causing them to be unable to move their legs (this ability is barely shown in the manga and may only affect those who lose against their respective Shadows in battle)
  • Ability to spectate matches from inside the Deca Tower (Team Shadow Blue is seen watching the Team Blue vs. Gloves match on the Reef in a flashback)
  • Inability to stay outside of the Deca Tower for prolonged periods of time due to running out of energy, they seem to recharge energy via allowing normal Inklings to battle.

Apart from these differences, the Shadows and original Inkling counterparts are exactly the same, including skill-wise, with both having the same abilities.

Team Shadow Blue A Team of Shadow Inklings that are copies of Team Blue. They initiate the "Shadow Arc" by kidnapping Li'l Judd and threatening to take over Inkopolis Square. It seems like the Shadows like to chat with each other.

  • Shadow Goggles, A male Shadow Inkling with the "Top Knot" hairstyle who wears the Pilot Goggles, Lemon Mountain Coat, and Hero Runner Replicas. His weapon is the Splattershot. His personality is "Smart".
    • He is the only Shadow that is seen using radio waves to cause the legs of Inklings to tingle.
    • He seems happy that he was able to enjoy turf war with his shadow friends.
    • He likes bread with jam.
  • Shadow Specs, A male Shadow Inkling with the "Top Knot" hairstyle who wears the Retro Specs, Baby-Jelly Shirt & Tie, and Smoky Wingtips. His weapon is the Inkbrush Nouveau. His personality is "Super Idiot".
    • Unlike the other Shadows, there are actually numerous types of Shadow Specs, the main distinguishing feature between them are their eyes, Shadow Specs 1's eyes are slanted downward, Shadow Specs 2's eyes are slanted upward, Shadow Specs 3's eyes are small and circular, and Shadow Specs 4's eyes are horizontal and thin (despite the Inkling Almanac stating that there are 4 types of Shadow Specs, the Inkling Almanac also says there is a fifth one, known as "Super Idiot Specs". The eyes of "Super Idiot Specs" are very similar to Shadow Specs 4's eyes, being slightly less thin.)
  • Shadow Headphones, a female Shadow Inkling with the "Hippie" hairstyle who wears the Studio Headphones, Slash King Tank, and Red Hi-Horses. Her weapon is the Splat Charger. Her personality is "Tight/Strict".
  • Shadow Bobble Hat, a female Shadow Inkling with the "Haircut" hairstyle who wears the Bobble Hat, Gray Hoodie, and Purple Sea Slugs. Her weapon is the Slosher. Her personality is "Angry".
    • Just like her Original counterpart, she does not open her eyes or stop smiling.

Shadow Supreme King Team A team of Shadow Inkling that opposed their Originals in the second Turf War of the Shadow Arc (the Originals who fought in said match were decided via Jan-ken-pon, the Japanese equivalent of Rock-paper-scissors.)

Miscellaneous Shadow Inklings There are numerous Shadow Inklings that are only seen outside of battle. This section is made for those Inklings.

Other

Other

Team Hockey

Team Hockey
Main article: Team Hockey

The team's Japanese name is Ikarus Team. Their ink color is orange. All of the team members were in favor of Hockey coming up with the name 4DS. They appear in the second issue of this manga.

Tactic: 4DS / 4 Dead Shots (4DS / 4 Ninde Syuugeki)

Team Outcasts

Team Outcasts

(Stray Squids in Japanese) A supporting group of dark orange Inklings who hide their true faces and they have yet to show those faces to each other. All members wear the same clothing, the Crimson Parashooter. They appear in the fifth issue of this manga.

Team Inkfall

Team Inkfall
Main article: Team Inkfall

A supporting group of light blue Inklings who love to be clean, so they always have a nice soap odor around them. They first appear in chapter 13.

Team School Cardigan

Team School Cardigan
Main article: Team School Cardigan

A supporting group of pink ink colored Inklings. All members wear the same gear, namely the Inkling Girl 2 set: the Squid Clip-Ons, School Cardigan, and Fringed Loafers. They all have the first four female Inkling hairstyles. They first appear in the third issue of this era, facing against the Yellow-Green Team. They are named after their hairstyles, but it is revealed to be wigs and they all have the "Buzz-Cut" haircut, which is revealed when Goggles blew them away with his sign that was used to cheer on Rider who was battling against the team.

  • School Asymmetry (School Metry-chan (kun) in Japanese), a female-looking Inkling with the "Wave" hairstyle. Their main weapon is the Splash-o-matic.
    • According to his topic: It seems that he sneaks to practice at doing a girl voice during the night.
  • School Short, a female-looking Inkling with the "Haircut" hairstyle. Their main weapon is the Splattershot Jr.
  • School Bun (School Dango-chan (kun) in Japanese), a female-looking Inkling with the "Double-Bun" hairstyle. Their main weapon is the Tri-Slosher.
  • School Long, a female-looking Inkling with the "Hippie" hairstyle. Their main weapon is the Inkbrush.

Team Retro Gamer

Team Retro Gamer

A supporting group of dark blue ink-colored Inklings who tried to convince girls to join their practice, but only four boys show up. All members have the same "Buzz-Cut" hairstyle and wear the same clothing, being the Retro Gamer Jersey, as well as some sort of headband for headgear. They first appear in the third issue of this era, facing against Gloves' Team.

Team Costume Lovers

Team Costume Lovers

A supporting group of light purple Inklings who love costumes and appears in Chapter 30. They are always looking for a costume-loving fourth member. All members wear certain amiibo gear sets.

Team Worker's Head Towel

Team Worker's Head Towel

A supporting group of light orange Inklings who work hard and appears in Chapter 33. All members wear the Worker's Head Towel, Garden Gear, and Angry Rain Boots. They are diligent with their laundry since they all sweat a lot. They are very particular about their fabric softener.

  • Towel Buzzcut, a male Inkling with the "Buzz-Cut" hairstyle who uses the Tenta Sorella Brella.
    • According to his topic: The decorative bandage is apparently from his younger sister, who stuck it on him as a protective charm in hopes that "he won't get hurt".
  • Towel Hipster, a male Inkling with the "Hipster" hairstyle who uses the H-3 Nozzlenose.
  • Towel Topknot, a male Inkling with the "Topknot" hairstyle who uses the Glooga Dualies.
  • Towel Slick, a male Inkling with the "Slick" hairstyle who uses the Explosher.

Team Iromaki Rangers

Team Iromaki Rangers
Main article: Team Iromaki Rangers

A supporting group of midnight pink Inklings who strike cool and intensifying poses and appears in Chapter 36. They seem to struggle with exercise, but they enjoy practicing their poses. All members wear the Null Visor Replica and the Takoroka Rainbow Tie Dye, and they all use the Dapple Dualies.

  • Iromaki Red, An Inkling Boy with the "Topknot" hairstyle wearing the Red Iromaki 750s.
    • According to his topic: He works with his teammates to research cool poses.
  • Iromaki Green, An Inkling Boy with the "Buzz-Cut" hairstyle wearing the Green Iromaki 750s.
  • Iromaki Yellow, An Inkling Girl with the "Hippie" hairstyle wearing the Yellow Iromaki 750s.
  • Iromaki Purple, An Inkling Girl with the "Wave" hairstyle wearing the Purple Iromaki 750s.

Team SRL Coat

Main article: Team SRL Coat

Team SRL Coat is a team in the Stamp Rally Arc. A supporting group of purple-blue Inklings and an Octoling who are a group of researchers who mainly study plants. Sometimes, they have recreational activities that strengthen their teamwork. Every member wears the SRL Coat.

Other

  • Splattershot Jr, a male Inkling with the "Topknot" hairstyle who wears the first gear set new players wear in the Splatoon games: the White Headband, Basic Tee and Cream Basics. His main weapon is the Splattershot Jr. and he also keeps a peculiar gold Splattershot in his room. He polishes it whenever he needs to psyche himself up. He appears in the bonus chapter for Volume 8 and makes a cameo on Chapter 66.
  • Swim Goggles, a male Inkling with the "Slick" hairstyle who wears the Swim Goggles, Red-Check Shirt and Midnight Slip-Ons. His main weapon is the Squeezer. He is a member of the Glasses Gang, which is comprised of himself, Aviators, Full Moon Glasses, and Half-Rimz.
  • An unnamed female Inkling with the "Haircut" hairstyle who hosts the Square King Cup until the semi-finals, in which Off the Hook takes over. She wears the Takoroka Mesh and a T-shirt with an armband on her left arm. She returns in Chapter 32 with the same role for the Square King Ranked Cup.

New characters in the Splatoon 3 era

Although gender and species are collectively referred to as 'styles' in the game version of Splatoon 3, the honorifics '-kun' and '-chan' are still used for the named characters to refer to their genders in the manga in Japanese.

Protagonists

Main article: Braid
Braid and Smallfry in the Special Preview of Chapter 66.
  • Braid, a female light yellow Inkling with the "Megalobraid" hairstyle, "Classic" feminine legwear and "Slit" feminine eyebrows who wears the Fake Contacts, Tri-Shred Tee, and Force ReBoots. Braid temporarily wore the Lo-Vis Visor. Her main weapon is the Tri-Stringer. She debuts in the bonus chapter of Volume 16, albeit her appearance is mostly covered by a hooded cape, shades and facemask, similar to how the player character looks at the beginning of Splatoon 3. Aside from the Force ReBoots, her unhooded appearance was not revealed until the Special Preview of Chapter 66, while her name was not revealed until the full release of Chapter 66.
    • Despite looking forward to days of Turf Wars and rumors circulating about her skill claiming that she was one of Splatsville's top 8 battlers, Braid never participated in real battles until the events of Chapter 66 and practiced entirely on her own. She is an anxious and especially shy Inkling whenever battles are brought up. When she expresses those traits, she makes an awkward smile while trembling. She acts as an unofficial member of the Blue Team and lends Goggles gear.
    • Braid's Smallfry has the "Classic" hairstyle.

Team Pickup

Team Pickup
Main article: Team Pickup

A team of leaf green Inklings. The two members from other teams are Goggles (who is on the Blue Team) and Braid (who is not on any team).

Team Triple-Deck Specs

Team Triple Sunglasses
Main article: Team Triple Sunglasses

A team of cobalt green Inklings.

Other

Antagonists

Splatsville Great Eight

Main article: Splatsville Great Eight

The Splatsville Great Eight is a group of the best top eight players in Splatsville.

Team Party Hard Hat
Team Horn Helmet
Main article: Team Horn Helmet

A team of ultra pink Inklings. All members except Horn Helmet wear the Annaki Charms, Tentatek Tandem and Moto Boots.

  • Party Hard Hat, a female Inkling with the "Hippie" hairstyle, "Ripped Black Leggings" legwear and "Classic" feminine eyebrows who wears the Party Hard Hat, Umibozu Home Jersey and Skipjack Work Boots. Her main weapon is the Sloshing Machine.
  • Charm Buzz, an Inkling with the "Buzz-Cut" hairstyle, unknown legwear and "Thick" eyebrows. His main weapon is the N-ZAP '85.
  • Charm Wave, an Inkling with the "Wave" hairstyle, "Loose Denim Shorts" legwear and "Classic" eyebrows. His main weapon is the Sploosh-o-matic.
  • Charm Mush, an Inkling with the "Mush-Cut" hairstyle, "Loose Shorts Leggings" legwear and "Slit" eyebrows. His main weapon is the Splattershot.
Team Barreleye
Main article: Team Barreleye

A team of yellow Octolings.

Team Shellmet
Main article: Team Shellmet

A team of light purple Octolings and Inklings.

New Order of Splatlands
Main article: New Order of Splatlands

The New Order are a group of three Inklings and one Octoling, they represent the top half of the Splatsville Great Eight. Members of the New Order that lose battles have a black sticker placed on their weapons by Octophones, rendering them unable to use it as punishment for making the group look weak.

Team Flap Cap
Team Shady
Main article: Team Shady

A team of green-blue Inklings.

Team 8 Bit
Main article: Team 8 Bit

A team of red Inklings and Octolings.

Team Octophones
Main article: Team Octophones

A team of indigo Inklings and Octolings.

Team Wireglasses
Main article: Team Wireglasses

A team of red-orange Inklings and an Octoling.

Other

Splatsville's Willpower Gang

Main article: Splatsville's Willpower Gang

A team of fire red Inklings and Octolings.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Most characters are named by a piece of their gear, mostly headgear. The honorific '-kun' or '-chan' at the end of their names are added in Japanese.
    • Some of these, like Rider, are named after their clothing and others, like Cleats, are named after their shoes.
  • As shown in a CoroCoro video about Splatoon Volume 1, the author, Sankichi Hinodeya drew the mascot, Goggles, in squid ink.
  • All teams in the first Splatoon era of the manga consist of two male Inklings and two female Inklings, with the captain always being male, and the bios for each team, except Dark Green Team, list them in the order 'male, male, female, female'.
  • The Inklings' and Octolings' eye color are based on their current ink color, such as Gloves having green eyes when he has green ink, while he is seen with blue eyes during the Salmon Run session, where he had blue ink.
    • Octophones is an exception as he is one of the few characters whose eye color does not match their ink color. His ink color being indigo while having red eyes.
  • Some Inklings are not named after what they are wearing, such as Prinz and Emperor.
  • Some Inklings are named after their weapons, such as Splattershot Jr and Splatterscope.
  • Some Inklings are named after their hairstyle, such as Buzz-Cut Towel, Afro and Braid.
  • Some Inklings are named after their Squidbeak Splatoon designation, like Eight and Seven.

Names in other languages

English Name Japan Japanese Meaning
Goggles ゴーグルくん
Gōguru-Kun
Goggle-Kun
Headphones ヘッドホンちゃん
Heddohon-Chan
Headphone-Chan
Bobble Hat ニットキャップちゃん
Nittokyappu-Chan
Knit Cap-Chan[note 1]
Specs メガネくん
Megane-Kun
Glasses-Kun

Translation notes

  1. Sometimes in translation, because "Knit Cap-Chan" was too long to be used, she gets renamed to Bobble-Chan.

References