Octotrooper

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Octotrooper
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Species Octarian
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Octotroopers are the basic Octarian fighters found in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion, and Return of the Mammalians in the Splatoon series.

Appearance

Octotroopers are Octarians riding on small, simple vehicles consisting of a cylindrical platform with a black ring on the bottom, a long hose-like protrusion with a megaphone-like nozzle on the end, and a single joystick on top that the Octarian uses to operate the vehicle. How the 'base' of the vehicle looks varies from game to game; in Splatoon, it is made of a dark, stainless metal, while in Splatoon 2, it seems to be made from an upside-down blue recycling bin. Splatoon 3 has the same concept but with colors of black and blue.

Description

Octotroopers serve as the most basic foes featured in both Octo Valley and Octo Canyon, having little health, mobility, basic tactics, and a single attack - periodically firing a slow-moving globe of ink towards Agent 3 or 4 that has limited range but ignores gravity. Under normal circumstances, their simplistic combat skills alongside their placement make them easy targets in any area, as their attacks are easy to dodge and their low health makes them easy to splat upon getting close enough (only two shots from most automatic weapons, such as the Hero Shot or Hero Dualies, will splat them). The only time Octotroopers are a real threat is when they are encountered in large numbers - some packs of them can reach up to a dozen in a single area - in which it is easy for Agent 3 or 4 to be overwhelmed. Additionally, Octotroopers' projectiles do a deceptively large amount of damage on hit, compensating for how easy they are to dodge.

Most Octotroopers are capable of moving - patrolling set areas when alone, strafing around a target when one has been found to shoot at, and running away from bombs - while others are delegated to being stuck on tall, thin poles above the ground, making them function more like sentries than mobile enemies.

Splatoon 2 introduces a second variety of Octotrooper called Blobby Octotroopers that ride a differently-designed vehicle than their normal counterpart, and have a different mode of fire.

Splatoon 3 introduces another variety of Octotrooper called Octohoppers.

Tactics

  • If one is unable to splat an Octotrooper, one can take advantage of their slow firing speed and even slower projectiles to simply dodge their attacks.
  • Octotroopers will immediately stop whatever they are doing and flee from a bomb if one is thrown at them. Thus, consider using bombs on Octotroopers that are against a wall or in a corner to prevent them from fleeing the blast radius in time.
  • While Octotroopers will advance towards and invalidate the player's cover if they are in any (assuming they do not lose track of them), they will never attempt to seek cover themselves, making rushing them an effective tactic.
  • The projectiles Octotroopers fire are slow but hard-hitting. Do not underestimate a large group of them.
  • If an Octotrooper moves over a patch of the the player's ink, their vehicle will sink in it and get stuck, causing the Octotrooper to fight with the vehicle's controls while still shooting and suffer from a reduced turning speed. If they choose to retreat, however, the Octotrooper will point the nozzle on their vehicle straight down and spray ink beneath them, freeing them from being stuck.
  • In certain levels, Octotroopers will emerge from broken crates to attack the player. Be wary of unmarked crates if there are no other enemies around.
  • When fleeing from something, such as an Industrial Squee-G, Octotroopers will make no effort to avoid falling off ledges or cliffs, even if it means falling off the map and splatting themselves.
  • In Return of the Mammalians, they take a short break after shooting 3 times. You can tell because they make a little "slowed down" noise and a thought bubble appears above their head.

Appearances

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Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

In the manga series

In the end of the fan-made issue of Splatoon, a then unnamed Specs flies over a bunch of Octotroopers and Octoballs. They also appear in the Hero Mode issues of the manga.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タコトルーパー
tako torūpā
Octopus trooper
Netherlands Dutch Octorekruut Octo recruit
France French (NOE) Tentassin From tentacle and assassin
Germany German Oktorekrut Octorecruit
Italy Italian Polpastro Polpo (octopus), but with a nasty denomination
Russia Russian Осьмогад
Os'mogad
Octoscoundrel
From осьмо os'mo (octo) and гад gad (scoundrel)
Spain Spanish (NOE) Octorrecluta Octorecruit
China Chinese (Simplified) 章鱼兵
Zhāngyú bīng
Octopus trooper

See also