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An Octopod
Species Octarian
Hair color
Eye color Purple
Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro, Alterna
Maximum HP
Other forms

Octopods are pill-shaped Octarians that appear as enemies in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion, and Return of the Mammalians. They run towards the player and explode in ink when close to them.


Octopods are small, mechanical Octarians with two large, purple eyes, a nozzle for a mouth, and two legs adorned with indigo-colored sneakers. When undisturbed, Octopods are calm and meander slowly in various directions. However, when close to a player, they become angry and hiss while running towards them (being slowed down if moving on the player's ink). When they are close enough to the player, they explode in a burst of purple ink. However, they can be splatted before this happens if they are hit with ink. In Splatoon and Splatoon 2, splatted Octopods explode in the player's ink on the spot, whereas in Splatoon 3, splatted Octopods fly backwards and explode on contact with anything, including other Octarians.

A larger variant of the Octopod, called an Oversized Octopod, appears in Return of the Mammalians. It functions similarly to an Octopod, but is much larger, slower, and more resilient, and has a larger blast radius.

Despite their robotic appearance, the Octopod mem cake obtained by Agent 8 in the Octo Expansion seems to imply that Octopods are outfitted Octarians, based on the fact that the mem cake reflects Agent 8's own memories of the Octopod corps and hints at their own remorse for the danger they are forced to put themselves in for the Octarian cause.


Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Return of the Mammalians

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タコポッド
tako poddo
Octopus pod
Netherlands Dutch Octopod -
CanadaFrance French Podo-missile Podo (from pied = foot) + Missile
Germany German Oktopod Octopod
Russia Russian Бомбоног
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Tintápsula From tinta ("ink") + cápsula ("capsule").
Spain Spanish (NOE) Octópodo Octopod
China Chinese (Simplified) 章鱼弹舱兵
Zhāngyú dàncāng bīng
Octopus bomb bay trooper
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 章魚彈艙兵
South Korea Korean 문어 포드 Same as Japanese
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Tako is the romanization for the Japanese name of Octo, Pod is part of the name.