Little buddy

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Little Buddy
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Little buddy artwork
Species Smallfry
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Location Splatlands, Alterna
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The "little buddy" is a Smallfry that accompanies the player in Splatoon 3. They can be customized with different hairstyles and assist the player in the single-player mode Return of the Mammalians, where they can be thrown at enemies to bite them. Due to being a Salmonid, they are unaffected by Fuzzy Ooze and can eat it to clean it up.

Trivia

  • It is unknown how or why the bond between the player's Inkling or Octoling and this Smallfry was formed - this is unusual due to the normal aggression Salmonids show towards Inklings and Octolings.
  • The Little Buddy's nose matches its gray color, whereas the Smallfry encountered in Salmon Run have red noses. Additionally, its clothes are gray instead of the lime color worn by Smallfry in Salmon Run.
  • The little buddy sometimes rides on or in the player's ink tank in the single-player mode.

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