Shielded Octotrooper

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Shielded Octotrooper
Shielded Octotrooper1.jpg
Species Octarian
Hair color
Eye color Green
Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro
Ya can't hit those shielded Octojerks from the front!

Shielded Octotroopers are Octarian fighters. They use shields to protect themselves from attacks.


Shielded Octotroopers appear identical to Octotroopers but are equipped with a shield that is similar in appearance to a welding mask. They possess an exposed backside which can be inked to defeat them. Shielded Octotroopers will also rotate to watch the player, making them only vulnerable if the player sneaks up behind them, or distracts them with a sub weapon. In Octo Valley, the shield is impenetrable. However, in Octo Canyon and the Octo Expansion, their shields can be destroyed instead of having to distract them with any type of sub weapons.


Octo Valley

Shielded Octotroopers appear in the first mission but are uncommon afterwards.

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion


  • In Splatoon, to defeat Shielded Octarians, they must be distracted, making them turn around and show their vulnerable side. Distracting them with bombs is an easy method as they will turn around in surprise. While no longer necessary to defeat them in Splatoon 2, it is still the most effective way to defeat them.
  • In Splatoon 2, it is possible to destroy their shields with brute force, though this should only be done if absolutely necessary, as their shields are very durable.
  • Hitting a Shielded Octotrooper at the right angle to ignore the shield entirely can also be done, though it usually requires precise aim. It is most easily done with the Hero Slosher.
  • It is also possible to simply sneak around through ink while in squid or octopus form, as they are unable to notice.
  • In Splatoon 2, using a blaster is one of the best ways to defeat one. Just fire slightly above them and let the splash damage do its work.



Splatoon 2


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タテタコトルーパー
tate tako torūpā
Shield octopus trooper
Netherlands Dutch Octoschildrekruut Octo shield recruit