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Species Octarian
Eye Color Green
Gender Unknown
Location Octo Valley
Octotroopers dead ahead!

Octotroopers are the main Octarian fighters found in Octo Valley. They are easily the most plentiful enemy. Being average size with either a single tentacle or two, these Octarians shoot purple ink from their craft. They are very simple enemies, and only require two ink shots to take out. There are a few types, with Twintacle Octotroopers being faster and smarter than single tentacle Octotroopers. There are also Shielded Octotroopers that have a shield in the front, preventing an easy frontal assault, and can be an easier targeted with a single bomb, and makes an easy target until the bomb explodes.


Octotroopers appear in the majority of Octo Valley missions, with some notable exceptions: the four main Boss stages, the four Octoling levels, and Unavoidable Flying Object. Levels which do contain Octotroopers can have as few as two or more than twenty throughout.

In the manga series

In the end of the fan-made issue of Splatoon, a then unnamed Glasses-Kun flies over a bunch of Octotroopers and Octoballs. It is most likely that they would not appear in the manga again. But they could possibly do so due to Inkopolis Tower not having the Great Zapfish on it in the manga.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese タコトルーパー
tako torūpā
Octopus trooper
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Tentassin From tentacle and assassin
FlagGermany.svg German Oktorekrut Octorecruit
FlagItaly.svg Italian Polpastro Polpo (octopus), but with a nasty denomination
FlagRussia.svg Russian Осьмогад
From осьмо os'mo (octo) and гад gad (reptile, but can also mean scoundrel)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Octorrecluta Octorecruit

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