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Species Machine (Octarian-made)
Hair color
Eye color Cyan (normally)
Yellow (while cleaning ink)
Location Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, Deepsea Metro, Zone of Glass, Alterna
Maximum HP
Other forms
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.


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. Throwing Smallfry at one will cause it to panic because it's being bitten, thus rendering unable to move much, similar to Smallfry's interaction with Flooders.

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.


Octo Valley

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion

Shifty Station

Return of the Mammalians



"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
CanadaFrance French Mécabuvard From mécanique ("mechanical") 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
Russia Russian Рыбочист
From рыба ryba ("fish") and чистить chistit' ("to clean")
SpainMexico Spanish Raspatinta Ink scraper
China Chinese (Simplified) 吸墨器
Xī mò qì
Ink sucker
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 吸墨器
South Korea Korean 잉크 클리너 Same as Japanese
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