The Octostomp Returns
- This article is about the mission. For the character by the same name, see Octostomp. For the mission in Splatoon, see The Mighty Octostomp!.
— intro to the Octostomp boss fight.
The Boss Kettle for this mission can be found in the back of the Beaker's Lookout. To reach it, use a Grapellink in the back of the area to get to a Ride Rail. The ride rail will loop around the platform with the Kettle. Hit either of 2 Grapellinks to reach the kettle.
The Octostomp has not changed that much since the last game, however it does have some new tricks up its sleeves. The Octostomp will slide at the player before "stomping" and does not lose panels unlike the battle in Splatoon. During the 2nd phase, the Octostomp will wear a coat made of ink-proof material, much like the inside of a Hot/Cold shopping bag. The coat has a design of a penguin on the back, and holding it onto the boss is a large plastic buckle, which the player will need to shoot first before they can climb up. The Octostomp also is hiding an Octotrooper inside the top of the coat, complete with a Splatling gun. During the 3rd phase of the fight, the Octostomp gains another coat similar to the first one, but this one has two zippers at the sides, allowing its 2 extra faces to be revealed. At the back of the boss is the hole where the tentacle is resting, which the player will need to shoot in order to defeat the boss.
You need to climb to the top of it after when the boss faceplants itself. That is where the tentacle is located.
The Octostomp will run up to you and try to face plant itself on you, exactly as it did in The Mighty Octostomp!. You can climb up it once its on the ground, but it won't stay like that forever. The boss can also to a sliding charge attack. After the charge, the Octostomp will do its face plant.
|“||And I brought this sweet new coat!
— intro to phase two, the Neo Octostomp.
The boss is now covered in armor that makes it un-inkable. To get rid of the armor, you must attack the black buckle holding the armor together. Its located on the Octostomp's face. If the boss still has its armor, it can do a attack where it fires a Splatling at you. It will use all of its attack methods from phase 1.
The boss regenerates its armor, and now it has two extra faces. These faces will make the machines sliding charge and face plant much wider. The rush of air pushes the extra faces up during the slide attack which by submerging yourself in ink you can avoid. Destroying the armor will also get rid of the faces. It uses all attack methods from the previous phases.
|“||Wait, I know this guy! It’s Octostomp!||”|
|“||I guess he’s back for more. You’ve got this, Agent 4||”|
|“||Gotta hand it to those Octarians. They sure do know how to go big.||”|
|“||Dodge to the side when he tries to face-stomp you!||”|
|“||Nice work! You can ink his body now!||”|
|“||GAAAAAAUGH! THIS DUDE JUST GREW TWO MORE FACES!||”|
|“||If the sides are no good, dodge backward!||”|
|“||That it! Ink him up!||”|
Sheldon’s Level Quotes
|“||Octostomp? But didn’t Agent 3 take him down years ago?||”|
|“||Unthinkable… His armor is completely uninkable!||”|
- The Octostomp is the only boss to have two introductions, its second being in Phase 2 where it is renamed the Neo Octostomp.
- Octostomp can be defeated in less than two minutes using a level 3 Hero Shot.
Names in other languages
Add/complete French (NoA and NoE), Italian and Russian translations
|Japanese||みなぎる くちびる #
Minagiru Kuchibiru #
Octopus Pot Box
|Dutch||Kijk niet zo bedrukt, Octostamper is terug||Don't look so depressed, Octostamper is back|
|French (NOE)||Retour aux affaires pour Tentacube le vénère|
|German||Oktopresser wieder am Drücker||Octostomp in charge again[note 1]|
|Italian||Tentacubus alla riscossa!||Tentacubus to the rescue!|
|Spanish (NOA)||Los labios de la perdición
|The lips of doom|
|Spanish (NOE)||El temible beso del Tentacubo||The fearsome kiss of Tentacube|
- pun on "drücken" (to press)
Octo Canyon missions