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S2 Salmon Run Stinger.jpg
Species Salmonid
Hair color
Eye color
Location Salmon Run

Stingers are Boss Salmonids that appear in Salmon Run in Splatoon 2.


They use a weapon similar to the Sting Ray to splat players at a practically infinite range and through walls. Stingers typically appear close to the shorelines but can move around rather slowly. Stingers always appear on a stack of cooking pots placed on top of a gas burner. To defeat them, players must shoot the pots until the Stinger lands on the burner. Their attacks are much more accurate than a player-controlled Sting Ray and can take out an Inkling or Octoling within a few seconds if they cannot dodge it, so players should focus on this Salmonid.


The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.

Basic Information
  • A Salmonid sniper atop a stack of pots and pans.
  • Not known to move from the beach.
  • The Salmonid on top can't be harmed with ink-based attacks.
Attack Behavior
  • Attacks from a distance with powerful jets of ink that can pass through walls and other obstacles.
  • Use your ink to knock pots away one at a time until the Salmonid lands on the flame below.
Supporting Information
  • Boils ink in its pots to generate the pressure required for its long-range attacks.
  • The pots are stacked high on top of a gas burner to allow the Stinger to effectively sight and attack enemies from a distance.
  • The Salmonid on top wears protective equipment to absorb the shock from the jet of ink.


See also: Salmon Run data
HP Damage  Attack/Defeat/Total Power Eggs Golden Eggs
60 [Sal. 1] 1 per frame [Sal. 2] 14 / 3 / 17 3


  1. The Stinger itself is completely invincible. The pots have 60 HP each.
  2. Stingers deal 1 damage per frame, which is equal to 60 damage per second.


  • Weapons that have fast attack speeds like the Sploosh-o-matic and Splattershot lower Stingers quickly. On the contrary, slower weapons such as rollers or sloshers are left vulnerable for long periods of time while lowering Stingers.
  • Blasters and brellas have a better time of taking care of stingers since they can take out multiple pots, including the Sloshing Machine.
    • The Grizzco Slosher can take out a stinger in one slosh by aiming straight up and having the projectile fall down.
  • Weapons with long range and a good fire rate, such as the Splattershot Pro or the Jet Squelcher work at a distance.
    • The Bloblobber can also kill Stingers at a distance.
  • The Dynamo Roller can roll over the pots and is actually pretty effective at killing Stingers.
  • Stingers prefer to attack whichever player is farthest from their current position.
  • Using Splashdown will eliminate all of the stacked pots of the Stinger. It is best to use it if there are multiple Stingers close together or if you are cornered and/or surrounded.
  • Using Sting Ray to eliminate Stingers from a distance works well, unless one locks onto you.
    • Furthermore, using an Inkjet is also effective given that you're safe from most Salmonids, can kill a Stinger in one shot, and can pick up an egg with a free Super Jump back to the basket.



  • Its design is probably based on the real-life Pipefish, a relative to the seahorses and sea dragons.
  • The Stinger sits on top of seven pots. As each one is knocked away, the tone of the sound effect rises according to the intervals of the major scale.
    • Additionally, as the pots are knocked away, the player can hear a machine-like sound coming from the Stinger if close enough.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese タワー
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Staaplo From staaf (bar (of metal)) stapel (stack) and Luxembourgish plo (plaque/nuisance)
FlagFrance.svg French Marmirador From marmite (cooking pot) and mirador (watchtower)
FlagGermany.svg German Stapla From Stapel (stack)
FlagItaly.svg Italian Pentolaio A name originated from Pentola (pot)
FlagRussia.svg Russian Котельный Сиг
Kotel'nyy Sig
Boiler Whitefish
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Fregatorre From fregar (to scrub, it can also relate to being a nuisance) and torre (tower)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Pilónido From pila (pile) and salmónido (salmonid)