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Species Salmonid
Hair color
Eye color
Location Salmon Run

Smallfry are a type of Salmonid that appears in Salmon Run in Splatoon 2.

They charge at Inklings and Octolings, leaving a thin trail of ink as they snake. They have low health, but are fast and hard to hit due to their small size. Smallfry can badly hurt players if they are allowed to gang up on an unwary target.

Smallfry are easily dealt with using a roller or brella. They are the only lesser Salmonid present during Griller waves.

In Splatoon 3, one Smallfry known as a "little buddy" appears alongside the player character. They can be customized with different hairstyles and assists the player in that game's Hero Mode. Smallfry are unaffected by Fuzzy Ooze, and are able to eat it.


The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.

Basic Information
  • They tend to appear in groups rather than alone.
  • Defeating them will earn you Power Eggs.
Attack Behavior
  • They use their sense of smell to locate and close in on targets who have entered their territory.
  • Once they close in on a target, they perform close-range attacks using frying pans or other cookware.
  • Can be neutralised relatively easily with a direct hit of ink.
Supporting Information
  • They inhabit a restricted ocean zone, and any unauthorised contact with them is expressly forbidden by law.
  • The Smallfry might be weak, but they're very fast. They often ambush their targets from below.
  • On their own, they don't pose a significant threat, but ignore them and you may quickly find yourself surrounded.


See also: Salmon Run data
HP Damage  Attack/Defeat/Total Power Eggs Golden Eggs
40 25 1 / 2 / 3 0



  • A Smallfry can be seen in the cockpit of a Flyfish.
  • A Smallfry has 40 HP and causes 25 damage per attack. Four consecutive hits will splat a player.
  • Smallfry may jump at an unlimited height.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese コジャケ
Small salmon
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Salmini From Salmoniet (Salmonid) and mini
FlagFrance.svg French Salmioche From Salmonoïde (Salmonid) and mioche (kid, brat)
FlagGermany.svg German Salmini From Salmonide (Salmonid) and mini
FlagItaly.svg Italian Salmonello Little salmonid
FlagRussia.svg Russian Малетчик
From малёк malyok (whitebait) and налётчик nalyotchik (raider)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Escamita Little fish scale
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Cenutrín From cenutrio (twerp, brat)