Ninja Squid

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Ninja Squid

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Ninja redirects here. For the ninja-themed gear, see Squinja Gear.

Ninja Squid is an ability in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Users of Ninja Squid do not leave ripples while swimming in ink on horizontal surfaces and ramps. However, swim speed is slowed by approximately 10%, though this effect can be nullified with Swim Speed Up. The exact amount of Swim Speed Up needed depends on the game and on the user's weapon's weight class. This ability does not affect swimming on a vertical surfaces, so ripples will still be visible when swimming up walls. The slight indents left in ink by swimming through it are likewise not hidden, allowing very perceptive enemies to still take notice of the player's presence. Ninja Squid is restricted to clothing as a main ability and cannot be rolled as a sub ability.

Ninja Squid is used by players who want to move around the battlefield undetected. Because there are no ripples for enemies to spot while the player swims, they can sneak to a better vantage point or escape a dangerous enemy.

Splatoon

The effects of Ninja Squid can be simulated simply by swimming more slowly, as ripples are only produced when swimming at high speed.

Mutual exclusivity

This ability is found as the main ability only on clothing, so other abilities found only on clothing are mutually exclusive with it; in other words players cannot have them together. These abilities are S Ability Cold Blooded.png Cold Blooded, S Ability Recon.png Recon, and S Ability Haunt.png Haunt. In addition, since wearing the S Gear Clothing Splatfest Tee.png Splatfest Tee is mandatory during a Splatfest, these abilities cannot be used for the duration of those events.

Gear

Ninja Squid is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.3.0
  • Swim speed will be lowered when using this ability.

Splatoon 2

Compared to the first game, ripples are produced by even slower speeds, so simply swimming more slowly is no longer a practical option. This makes Ninja Squid even more useful and necessary for stealth. Ninja squid also reduces swim speed. This effect can be counteracted using S2 Ability Swim Speed Up.png Swim Speed Up. The amount of abilities required is shown in the following table:

Overcoming Ninja Squid penalties in Splatoon 2
Weapon type S2 Ability Swim Speed Up.png Swim Speed Up abilities
Lightweight 2 mains, 3 subs (29 AP)
Middleweight 7 subs (21 AP)
Heavyweight 1 main, 1 sub (13 AP)


Players must be cautious when under the effects of S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor, as the glowing eyes given by the armor render the player fully visible in squid form even with Ninja Squid on. Ninja Squid users will also be visible while storing their charge as there is a glowing, white circle that shows their location while they are doing so.

Mutual exclusivity

This ability is found as the main ability only on clothing, so other abilities found only on clothing are mutually exclusive with it; in other words players cannot have them together. These abilities are S2 Ability Ability Doubler.png Ability Doubler, S2 Ability Haunt.png Haunt, S2 Ability Respawn Punisher.png Respawn Punisher, and S2 Ability Thermal Ink.png Thermal Ink. In addition, since wearing the S2 Gear Clothing Splatfest Tee.png Splatfest Tee is mandatory during a Splatfest, these abilities cannot be used for the duration of those events.

Gear

Ninja Squid is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
3.0.0
  • Ninja Squid will now nullify roughly 20% of the effect provided by the player’s Swim Speed Up gear ability.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese イカニンジャ
Ika Ninja
Squid Ninja
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Ninja-inktvis Ninja squid
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Ninjalmar From ninja and calmar (squid)
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Ninjalamar From ninja and calamar (squid)
FlagGermany.svg German Tintenfisch-Ninja Squid ninja
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calamaro ninja Squid ninja
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мимикрия
Mimikriya
Mimicry
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Ninjalamar From ninja and calamar (squid)


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