Squee-G

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Squee-G
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Species Machine (Octarian-made)
Height
Hair color
Eye color Cyan (normally)
Yellow (while cleaning ink)
Age
Gender
Relations
Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro, Zone of Glass, Alterna
Shop
Members
Ooh, that's a Squee-G... Ya can't hurt these fellas!

Squee-G (Suckerfish in the European version of Splatoon) are Octarian-made machines that appear in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Octo Expansion, Return of the Mammalians, and the Shifty Station Zone of Glass. They cannot harm the player, instead serving to hinder progress by removing their ink. Splatoon 2 features a large, harmful variant known as the Industrial Squee-G.

Description

Squee-Gs are small, fish-like robots attached to a surface, either on the ground or a wall. When ink is on this surface (regardless of color), they automatically move to clean it up while making squeaking sounds. They cannot be destroyed, but are momentarily slowed down when shot at or stood on. Their eyes, fins, and mouths are a light teal when idle and turn yellow when they spot ink. Most Squee-Gs are generally square-shaped, although a few, which can be found at the Shifty Station Zone of Glass, have a rectangular appearance.

Collectibles such as Power Eggs or armor can sometimes be found on their backs.

Industrial Squee-G

Main article: Industrial Squee-G

In Splatoon 2, there is a larger version of the Squee-G. This type of Squee-G can instantly break the player's armor or splat them (or any Octarians) on contact.

Appearances

Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Shifty Station

Return of the Mammalians

Gallery

Etymology

"Squee-G" is derived from the surface cleaning tool, the squeegee.

"Suckerfish" comes from the robot's ink-sucking ability as well as real-life suckerfish.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese インククリーナー
Inku Kurīnā
Ink Cleaner
Netherlands Dutch Verfschraper Paint scraper
Canada French (NOA) Mécabuvard From mécanique and buvard (drinker).
France French (NOE) Mécabuvard From mécanique and buvard (drinker).
Germany German Tintenkiller Ink eraser
Italy Italian Scolorator A robot-sounding name with a -s prefix which indicates the absence of color (color).
Russia Russian Рыбочист
Rybochist
From рыба ryba (fish) and чистить chistit' (to clean)
Spain Spanish (NOE) Raspatinta Paint-scrapper
China Chinese (Simplified) 吸墨器
Xī mò qì
Ink sucker