Off the Hook

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Off the Hook
Pearl and Marina.png

Species Inkling
Hair Color Cream/Pink
Plum Brown/Teal
Eye Color Light Gold
Age 21
Gender Female
Location Inkopolis Square
Members (Non-virtual)
  • Itou Rina (Pearl)
  • Alice (Marina)
Don't get cooked... Stay off the hook!
— Off the Hook's catchphrase

Off the Hook (テンタクルズ Tentacles) is a pop idol duo in Inkopolis Square consisting of Pearl and Marina. They take over the Squid Sisters' duties from the first game as the hostesses of the news program at the start of the game, as well as Splatfest events.


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List of songs

Main article: Music

Octo Expansion

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Off the Hook will have a role in the upcoming Octo Expansion, where they both have different outfits.

Live Performances

  • On February 10, 2018, Off the Hook had their first real-life debut in a concert called "Haikaraibu" (Japanese: ハイカライブ, translating to "Inkopolis Live"), held at Tokaigi 2018.[2] They performed all of their songs, except for Fest Zest. New lyrics were also featured for most of their songs. They also collaborated with the Squid Sisters in the final song, Now or Never!.
  • On March 31, 2018, at the Splatoon European Championships at Polymanga in Switzerland, a second Splatoon virtual concert starring Off the Hook was held outside of Japan for the first time.[3] It was an English version of the previous concert at Tokaigi 2018.
  • On April 28, 2018, another "Haikaraibu" concert was held at Chokaigi 2018. Their new song "Nasty Majesty' was performed live for the very first time.[4]


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  • Off the Hook's Dutch, French, German, and Italian names resemble the English name for the Pokémon Tentacool.
  • They share similarities and have similar designs with the Squid Sisters.
    • They all have beauty marks.
    • They all wear gloves. The Squid Sisters wear white gloves and Off the Hook wear black fingerless gloves.
    • They all wear tights consisting of their main colors.
    • Pearl and Marie have light colored tentacles, and Marina and Callie have dark tentacles.
    • Pearl and Callie have a pink color scheme as Marie and Marina have a green color scheme.
    • Pearl and Marie wear a dress, and Marina and Callie's outfits consist of shorts.
    • Pearl has golden eyes with plus-shaped pupils and Marina has eyelashes like the Squid Sisters.
    • They're both expressive and excitable like Callie, and sassy and sarcastic like Marie.
    • In their Japanese text, Pearl and Callie extend syllables with ー, while Marie and Marina extend syllables with ~
    • Callie and Marie's first song, Calamari Inkantation brought them success similar to how Pearl and Marina's first recording of Ebb & Flow brought them theirs.
  • In contrast to the Squid Sisters, Off the Hook produces their own songs.[5]
  • The holes in their zippers are the shapes as their eye pupils, and the zippers are the same colors as thier eyes.
  • In the liner notes that come with Splatune 2, Pearl's lyrics are rendered in hiragana, while Marina's lyrics are in katakana. In an interview with Famitsu, Toru Minegishi says that this is because Marina sings in a different in-universe language.[5] This is consistent with DJ Octavio's in-game text and some of her own text during the TV show (making it seem her text is said part in Inkling language, and part in Octarian).
  • Their outfits in the Octo Expansion resemble those worn by late rappers The Notorious B.I.G. (Pearl) and Tupac Shakur (Marina).
  • A previously unheard Off The Hook song (Nasty Majesty) was used as the music for the Nintendo Direct preview for Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion.
  • When looking at them long enough in Inkopolis Square, Marina will wave at the player with Pearl glaring before smiling with a pose.
    • When the player looks at them long enough while as an Octoling, Pearl will notice them first instead and both she and Marina will notice that they're Agent 8 from Octo Expansion and both of them will give the player a determined pose instead.
  • The Octo Expansion reveals that Ebb & Flow was Off the Hook's first song and has three reiterations of it in the Expansion.
    • Marina made a demo tape by herself with a half-broken keyboard on Mount Nantai before she met Pearl.
    • An "Octo" re-recording of the chorus (with some different lyrics) plays when there's one minute left on Turf War on the NILS Statue.
    • A choral version of it plays when Commander Tartar is destroyed and Inkopolis is saved at the ending.


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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese テンタクルズ
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Tentacool From tentacle and cool
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Tentacool From tentacle and cool
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Tenta-Cool From tentacle and cool
FlagGermany.svg German TentaCool From tentacle and cool
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tenta Cool From tentacle and cool
FlagRussia.svg Russian Дуэт Off the Hook
Duet Off the Hook
Off the Hook Duo
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Cefalopop Pun on cefalópodo (cephalopod) and pop
FlagHungary.svg Hungarian Off the Hook duó Off the Hook duo

Don't get cooked... Stay off the hook!

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ぬりたく~る…テンタクル!!
Nuritakūru... Tentakuru!!
Ink it up... Tentacle!!
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Hou je cool, hou je TENTACOOL! Keep yourself cool, keep yourself TENTACOOL!
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Quand le bateau coule...
On reste Tentacool!
When the boat sinks...
We stay Tentacool!
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Bien dans vos baskets,
zéro prise de tête !
Well in your sneakers,
there's no fuzz!
FlagGermany.svg German Ihr seid cool...
Wir sind TentaCool!
You are cool...
We are TentaCool!
FlagItaly.svg Italian Non ci resci con le mani?
Allora tenta coi tentacoli!
You can't do it with your hands?
Then try with the tentacles!
FlagRussia.svg Russian Ни крючка ни сачка!
Ni kryuchka ni sachka!
Neither a hook nor a net!
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) ¡Y sigan la onda! And follow the wave!
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Y ya sabéis... ¡no os andéis
con medias tintas!
And you know...don't walk
with inked socks!
FlagPortugal.svg Portuguese Esperamos que sejam gulosos, porque não vai ser pera doce.*
Mantenham-se fresquinhos!*
We hope you have a sweet tooth, because it's not gonna be a cakewalk.
Stay fresh!


Characters in Splatoon 2