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Artwork of an Octosniper
Species Octarian
Eye Color Green
Gender Unknown
Location Octo Valley

Octosnipers are Octarian fighters that shoot ink with long, thin weapons.


Octosnipers appear much taller than many of their Octarian counterparts. They are stationed on immobile platforms, where they blow shots of ink through instruments that appear similar to a lengthened megaphone. They wear a set of goggles, with a laser sight protruding from their left eye. They also appear to posses short, stubby legs.

Appearances in Octo Valley

Appearances in Octo Canyon

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Octosnipers are completely immobile unless on a moving platform. They are traditionally situated in higher locations to get a better shot at the player. When an Octosniper spots a player, they will focus their laser sight on the player, charge, and fire a blast similar to that of a fully charged shot from a weapon in the charger category. This creates a trail of purple ink.

It is recommended the player stays behind cover and hide in their ink when confronting an Octosniper, as a direct hit from one is fatal. The most effective way of dealing with an Octosniper is get close to it through ink or cover and spray it down before it notices. If there is no easy cover or ink available, a Sub Weapon such as a Splat Bomb can distract it to give the player time. These sub weapons can also be easily used to splat it in general given the fact that Octosnipers cannot move and, in turn, can't run away from a sub weapon.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese タコスナイパー
Octopus sniper
FlagFrance.svg French Tentatourelle From Tentacule (tentacle) and tourelle (gun turret)
FlagGermany.svg German Oktoschütze From okto (octo) and Schütze (shooter, rifleman)
FlagItaly.svg Italian Polpotiratore From Polpo (octopus) and tiratore (sniper)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Octosniper
From Octariano (Octarian) and francotirador (sniper)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Octotirador From Octariano (Octarian) and francotirador (sniper)
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

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