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Artwork of Murch

Species Sea Urchin
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Purple
Gender Male
Location Inkopolis Square

Murch (Japanese: スパイキーSupaikī) is a character in Splatoon 2.


Murch is a sea urchin, looking similar to Spyke other than the fact Murch has only one eye. Like Spyke, he has orange skin and green eyes, though with a purple iris and blue pupil. He wears a purple bandana with designs similar to Spyke's poncho, a white t-shirt with with black sleeves, black jean shorts, and blue shoes.


Similar to Spyke in Splatoon, Murch offers services that tweak abilities on gear. In addition to the same services Spyke offered, he provides a new service called gear scrubbing. Gear scrubbing wipes a gear item clean of its filled sub ability slots, turning it back into an item with no slots filled. However, all abilities removed in this manner (and when re-rolling abilities) are turned into collectibles called "ability chunks". When enough ability chunks of the same kind are collected, they can be converted back into the corresponding ability and be put freely into a sub-ability slot on any gear. If ability chunks are used on a slot that is already filled, the new ability will replace the slot's contents and the old ability will be converted into an ability chunk.

He can also deliver orders made via SplatNet on the Nintendo Switch Online app.



  • The briefcase next to Murch can be seen slightly open. Inside the briefcase, some Super Sea Snails without shells can be seen. Murch can also be heard playing Squid Jump from Splatoon.
  • Some of Murch's dialog suggests he looks up to Spyke.
  • Murch seems to be based on the Echinothrix calamaris (banded sea urchin).


Murch's name is a corruption of merch, short for merchandise and an allusion to his services.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スパイキー
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Mikey Mikey
FlagFrance.svg French Tipik Similar to Kipik (Spyke) and possibly from typique (typical)
FlagGermany.svg German Sid English given name, similar to Siggi (Spyke)
FlagItaly.svg Italian Echino From echidna
FlagRussia.svg Russian Иглюха
From игла igla, spike/needle, and Илюха, Ilyuha, Ilya (Russian name)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Enrizo From Enrico, Italian given name, similar to Eri (Spyke)

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Characters in the Splatoon series
Main Major Agent 3 · Agent 4 · Cap'n Cuttlefish · Judd · Off the Hook (Pearl · Marina) · Squid Sisters (Callie · Marie)
Minor Ammoses Shellendorf · Bob Dub · Chirpy Chips · DJ Lee Fish · Hightide Era
Mr. Grizz · Squid Squad · Squidbeak Splatoon · Turquoise October · Wet Floor
Enemies DJ Octavio · Great Octoweapons · Octarians · Salmonid
Vendors Annie · Bisk · Craymond · Flow · Moe · Crusty Sean · Jelfonzo · Jelonzo · Sheldon · Spyke · Murch
Species Inkling · Jellyfish · Zapfish · Super Sea Snail