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Species Octarian
Hair color
Eye color White with black sclera
Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro, Alterna
Maximum HP
Other forms

Not to be confused with Octostamp DXs or the Octostomp.

Oho! An Octostamp!

Octostamps are Octarian enemies that appear in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion, and Return of the Mammalians. They are miniature versions of the Octostomp boss.


Octostamps are boxy creatures with large, square faces covered in a layer of purple Ink. Their facial features are very simple and their only limbs are a pair of small legs sporting shiny black boots (in Splatoon 3, they are barefoot instead). Because of the shortness of these legs, Octostamps cannot move quickly but are somehow capable of leaping into the air, landing face-first and spreading a small pool of ink. Being hit directly will result in an instant splat and being caught in the ink given off will do moderate damage. If the player hides too early, a jump can be canceled in mid-air, letting the Octostamp land back on its feet. An Octostamp cannot be damaged from the front or side and must be shot from the back in its red, octopus-like flesh; its face-first landing after leaping at the player makes this much easier.

Return of the Mammalians introduces a variant called the Amped Octostamp, recognizable by its headphones. When it performs its body slam, it produces a single shockwave that must be jumped over to avoid damage, similar to the shockwaves produced by the Wave Breaker.


Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Return of the Mammalians


  • In Octo Valley there are only six Octostamps and in Octo Canyon there are only five. However in Octo Expansion and Return of the Mammalians more of them appear, each having more than ten of them.
  • The amount of time an Octostamp lies on its face after attacking is different in every campaign: 2 seconds in Octo Valley, 1 second in Octo Canyon, 6 seconds in Octo Expansion and 3 seconds in Return of the Mammalians.
  • The voice of sanitized Octostamps does not have the compression effect that other sanitized Octarians have. However, the sound effect they make when splatted does.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タコスタンプ
Octopus stamp
Netherlands Dutch Octostempel Octostamp
Canada French (NOA) Octotampe
France French (NOE) Tentapon
Germany German Oktostemp From Okto ("octo") and Stempel ("stamp")
Italy Italian Timbranator Stampnator, from "timbro" ("stamp"); a pun with "imbranato" ("clumsy").
Russia Russian Осьмоштамп
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Estampulpo
Spain Spanish (NOE) Estampón
China Chinese (Simplified) 章鱼印章兵
Zhāngyú yìnzhāng bīng
Octopus stamp trooper
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 章魚印章兵
Zhāngyú yìnzhāng bīng
Octopus stamp trooper
South Korea Korean 문어 스탬프 Same as Japanese
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