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An Octocopter
Species Octarian
Eye Color Green
Gender Unknown
Location Octo Valley
Avast! Octocopters below!

Octocopters are Octarian fighters that possess the ability to fly and shoot slow-moving balls of purple ink.


Octocopters are small Octarian fighters equipped with a large propeller helmet that allows them to hover. They have small legs adorned with what appear to be helicopter landing skids, but they are never seen using them, as they are always in the air. Octocopters hover in one area until they see Agent 3, at which point they become visibly agitated and begin to move, with difficulty, towards the Inkling. They are capable of firing slow-moving balls of purple ink, like Octotroopers, and can be splatted easily from a close distance. However, firing ink at them from far away will slightly knock them backwards, possibly knocking them out of range.


Octocopters appear in 13 Octo Valley missions as well as one boss mission.


  • When Octocopters are in groups and cannot see Agent 3, they will sometimes appear to be dancing.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese タコプター
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Octokopter From octo and helikopter (helicopter)
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Tentevole From tentacle and voler (to fly)
FlagGermany.svg German Oktokopter From okto (octo) and Helikopter (helicopter)
FlagItaly.svg Italian Polpottero From polpo (octopus) and elicottero (helicopter)
FlagRussia.svg Russian Осьмолет
From осьмо os'ma (octo) and самолёт samolyot (airplane)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Octocóptero From octo and helicóptero (helicopter)

Octarians in Splatoon
Leader DJ Octavio
Great Octoweapons Octostomp · Octonozzle · Octowhirl · Octomaw
Minions Octoling · Octostriker · Octobomber · Octotrooper · Shielded Octotrooper · Octosniper · Octoball · Octostamp · Octocopter · Octopod · Squee-G · Twintacle Octotrooper