Shooting Starfish

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Shooting Starfish
Artist Turquoise October
Game Splatoon 2
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Octozeppelin Invasion
Dancing Floors
Towering Heights
Platform Madhouse
Squid Beatz 2
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 14 (Squid Beatz 2)
18 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
Genre Electronic
BPM 138
Key signature E♭ minor
Length 2:41
2:50 (Splatune 2)
Audio file

Shooting Starfish is a song performed by Turquoise October.


Shooting Starfish is an electronic song with fast, short notes and a strong drum beat in the background. After a while, the vocals join in, occasionally pausing before continuing. Later on, the vocals transition into a more choppy rhythm. After this section, the vocals change back into a connected melody. If the vocals in this section of the song are reversed, Callie's vocals from Maritime Memory can be heard, symbolizing her being brainwashed.

This song can be heard in Splatoon 2 in the Octo Canyon missions Octozeppelin Invasion, Dancing Floors, Towering Heights, and Platform Madhouse. It can also be played in Squid Beatz 2, with maximum scores of 127 and 313 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively.

Other versions

Shooting Starfish (Single-Player Trailer)

This early version of the song was first used in the official trailer for Octo Canyon. The very beginning of the song features notes gradually increasing as a transition from Octo Eight-Step in the trailer. Some other changes are that there are a couple of extra repeating notes and the vocals are removed in certain areas. The song ends with a strong ending as four notes go from low to high slowly, followed by a loud echo.

Shooting Starfish (Kettle)

This is just a loop of the first 6 seconds, but muffled and echoey, making it sound like it is being played from a distance. It plays when the camera is near a kettle containing a level with the main track.

Samples and interpolations

Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

Main article: Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

Shooting Starfish is heard at the beginning of the Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape in between Cephaloparade and Octo Eight-Step. Unlike many of the other songs used, there are no changes to Shooting Starfish in the mixtape.


Shooting Starfish refers to both shooting stars, a phenomenon in space, and starfish, a sea creature, just like the characters in Splatoon 2.