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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 Tri-Slosher and Splattershot lower Stingers especially quickly. By contrast, slower weapons such as rollers or the Jet Squelcher are left vulnerable for long periods of time while lowering Stingers.
    • Blasters and brellas can take out multiple sections of the Stinger at once.
      • Blasters and the Inkjet can take out a whole Stinger in one shot when aiming at the section middle of the Stinger.
    • The Sloshing Machine and certain rollers also can take out multiple sections of the when aiming from a certain spot.
      • Using a roller to take down a Stinger alone can, however, consume large amounts of ink, leaving the player very vulnerable.
  • Although this boss is very easy to eliminate, it can prove to be a deadly boss as it has almost free control of the Sting Ray and often focuses on one player. Try to eliminate Stingers before they stack up.
  • Stingers prefer to attack whichever player is farthest from their current position.
  • Using the Splashdown will eliminate all of the stacked pots of the Stinger. It is best to use to it if there are multiple Stingers close together.



  • 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.

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 plo (latin numerical suffix)
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)