Talk:Inkling

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Liquid?

I feel like people miss the fact that Inklings are literally made of ink.

One of our interns recently saw a squid guy fall into a creek during a Turf War, and guess what?! The squid dissolved! This suggests that these creatures can’t maintain a solid form when submerged in water. Does this mean that they’re actually made of liquid?
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That's why they dissolve in water, can swim through grates, and reform out of Spawn Points. I suggest we add an "Anatomy" section with the picture of the Sunken Scroll describing the Inkling without bones, where we can go into detail about this. Before I added this fact to the trivia section, there was no mention whatsoever about Inklings being made of liquid on the page. It's a huge part of their species, so I feel like we need to delve into it more. -ShrimpPinsig.pngSquidIcon.pngShrimpPinTalk.png 14:12, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Squidoween

In May, Marie talked about a holiday named "Squidoween" in the Fancy Party vs. Costume Party Splatfest. Should that be put in an "other holidays" section, or... The E-Litist Dr from squid squad face.jpg 18:03, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Sure. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 18:07, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Or should it be in the same "holidays" section, but with another heading for a paragraph about Squidoween? Just making sure before I/anyone else makes an edit here. The E-Litist Dr from squid squad face.jpg 16:36, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

One Word

I was reading the Squidmas section and one of the sentences has an error. It says "According to her cousin Marie, Father Squidmas isn't real and all of their interactions with him are simple their grandfather dressed up as him.". Could someone change simple to simply? BlazingInferno (talk) 02:24, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Done. --Raltseye (talk) 02:33, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Inkling anatomy

Seeing as there's a bit of an edit war happening with this page right now, I think it would be good to talk about the stuff there might be disagreements on.

  • Squid form limb number: It seems the tentacle number has been kinda inconsistent between art and models and different games and stuff. The most recent revision says "some", which I think is good enough considering the inconsistencies. We could note that it usually appears to be four, but that there's more underneath on the in-game model.
  • Inkling reproductive anatomy: Apparently male Inklings don't appear have the tentacle that real squids use to reproduce. I'm not sure this is relevant information, as Inkling reproduction has never even been mentioned by Nintendo. It might be a bit inappropriate in the first place as well :v

If anyone has input or thoughts feel free to share! Until this stuff gets agreed on, let's try not to keep changing those bits of the article, heh.

--Bzeep talk 18:16, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

We looked into this on Discord and found that the Inkling squid form has a total of 10 limbs. In-game, it's not entirely apparent that there are four arms on the underside, as it could be interpreted as tentacle geometry:
Squid arms Splatoon 2.png
However, inspection of merchandise items clearly shows that there are in fact four arms back there:
Squid arms keychain.jpg Squid arms amiibo.jpg
--GuyPerfect (talk) 18:35, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Where are the extra arms? The only thing I see are the 4 front arms, 2 back arms, and 2 tentacles with armlike branches.
Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 18:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
They're most easily visible on the Splatoon 2 amiibo:
Squid arms amiibo2.jpg
In merchandise, the tentacles are strictly white underneath, whereas in-game the tentacles blend into the body color. The distinction is more apparent in the keychain image. --GuyPerfect (talk) 19:10, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, it is rather inconsistent whether the 4th arm pair is a branch of the tentacles, standalone arms, or degenerate limbs, so we shouldn't comment on the number.

Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 19:29, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Splatoon 2 explicitly lists 10 limbs in-game:
TenLimbs.jpg
--GuyPerfect (talk) 00:48, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Are inkling tongues spiky?

Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 15:51, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

What makes you think this? I've really never seen the inklings tongue before. AsrielTheInkling (talk) 15:57, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

No, they aren’t. They are as smooth as ours. --InuSaki (talk) 20:43, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Please do not use talk pages for idle chit chat that leads us nowhere like the recently added trivia. --Raltseye prata med mej 22:08, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

What do we know about inkling diet?

We know that they lost their radula for a tongue, and have sharp teeth, so I think that they wouldbe predators. Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 06:46, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

This might answer your question, but my only concern is what were they able to have to eat from the first Splatoon. AsrielTheInkling (talk) 11:07, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
We know that they can digest plant matter, and probably gluten, but that's probably a thing like adult humans drinking milk. They don't have radula, but have tongue. I think they mainly ate sponge, or some other soft animal flesh, in the early, preagricultural stages. They probably eat by pushing food foward with their tongue, cutting food with their front teeth. Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 17:32, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
They like fruit: https://i.imgur.com/Oxc6TWs.jpgEli (talk) 13:31, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Anatomy

Squids/Inklings have been confirmed to have several hearts. Cap’n Cuttlefish says so right at the start of Octo Expansion. If anyone knows a good place to put this fact, could they insert it?

Please remember to use ~~~~ at the end of your suggestion to put your signature and timestamp. Also, can you show me where Cuttlefish said that? I can't find it myself, and I think this would fit into the Trivia section. -tecanec (talk) 09:36, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
I took a screenshot of the dialogue where he says "Any fan of the Squid Sisters is a friend of mine! I mean that with all of my hearts.", when he meets Agent 8. I can upload it if it's necessary? I know Marina said something similar in the live concert. --Hinamin (talk) 18:21, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Man, nice found! I had not thought of that myself! We might as well include your screenshot as evidence, now that you have taken it. -tecanec (talk) 06:02, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
I uploaded the image, but I don't know where to mention this info (fx trivia or appearance), as it's a minor confirmation or implication rather than explicitly stating Inklings have multiple hearts. --Hinamin (talk) 13:46, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Octo Expansion Cap'n Cuttlefish quote - hearts.jpg
I think I will put it into Trivia. I think that that is where it fits best, since, as you said, it is just a minor confirmation. -tecanec (talk) 12:21, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Done! -tecanec (talk) 12:27, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Inkling bones

In the 5th sunken scroll of the first game it is mentioned that Inklings have no bones, however Cap'n Cuttlefish also mentions that he has a cuttlebone in Octo Expansion. Therefore should the this information be moved to the Trivia section instead of the appearance section? (E.g. "The 5th Sunken Scroll found in Octo Valley states that Inklings have no bones. However in Octo Expansion, Cap'n Cuttlefish, who is presumed to be an Inkling, states that he has a cuttlebone.") (Also maybe the "presumed" part can be cut out.) --Hinamin (talk) 12:48, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

The cuttlebone mention always sounded like a joke, and it was well-established that Inklings had no bones before he made the joke. I will add some ref tags after the no bone thing. Heddy (talk) 13:11, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Cuttlebones technically aren't actually bones, anyway – not made of the same material, etc. – per Wikipedia and just googling around. :) –Eli (talk) 13:17, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
There are not references to inklings having no bones that come from reliable sources. So it is speculation. And if were going with such a narrow definition of 'bone', we may as well say that they cannot produce a hydrofluoric reaction flame out of their left iris.
Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 19:31, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So should we create a separate page for the Inkling in Smash Bros. Ultimate, or just add a subsection on the main Inkling page?--QuackNSnack (talk) 01:30, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Honestly, I think a subsection is fine. It's not a whole other species, it's still an Inkling, so the subsection doesn't need to be too long or detailed imo- Splattersky (talk) 01:35, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't think it should be a section in the main Inkling article. I would rather cover the Inkling as a fighter on the main Smash Bros. Ultimate article and have a redirect on top of the main Inkling article that mentions the fighter, e.g "For the Inkling character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate see, Super Smash Bros Ultimate#Inkling", or something similar to that.--Hinamin (talk) 08:31, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate article should have information about the game, such as the playable characters, and the Splatoon series content (stages, trophies, and music), like in the other wikis The exception is Mario Wiki. It covers (but not in-depth) all the trophies for each game and the playable characters. And how the other wikis covers characters in Smash Bros., they either put in a separate article (eg. Marth/Super Smash Bros. series) or put it in the same article as the character (eg. Mario#Super Smash Bros. series). So, either these two options. InfiniteMusume (talk) 10:50, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Tongue

Are inkling tongues rough and cartilaginous? Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 22:19, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Wh... Why are you so interested in the topic of Inkling tongues. Would I be better off not knowing? I think I'd be better off not knowing. ShinyCelesteela (talk) 23:58, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Why do you not care about the most important nonvital organ to our society? Coelofloato (Grunts) (Sprays) 10:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I, the grammar king, has spotted a capitalization error in one of your sentences. The error: the word “inkling” isn’t capitalized. Splatoon definition:
  • ink·ling |ˈiNGkliNG|
noun
noun: inkling; plural noun: inklings
a humanoid species of squid in the Splatoon series: there are inklings battling in a turf war.
Listen bud, please give us a link to where you got this from, and prove that source is reliable. Until then, kindly stop it with the edit warring and grammar disputing. £|_@|\/|1232S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Lv. 2.png(Talk) 19:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Tongue

Inklings do not have tongues. --InklingFixer (talk) 16:46, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Sure bout dat, bud? Just makin' sure. \/\/00|\/|¥/Woomy$₽|_@+|\|€R|]@G€|\|+4/SplatNerdAgent4\/€€|\/|0/Veemo (Talk) 14:09, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Squidmas

Is there any more knowledge about this squiddy holiday? (Also I could just imagine Craig dressing up as Father Squidmas giving coal to Callie for being a naughty girl) \/\/00|\/|¥/Woomy$₽|_@+|\|€R|]@G€|\|+4/SplatNerdAgent4\/€€|\/|0/Veemo (Talk) 14:13, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Capitalization

I’ve noticed that every time that the word “inkling” is mentioned, it’s capitalized as “Inkling”, this is incorrect as it is not a proper noun. I’ve tried fixing it TWO times but an administrator would come and revert the changes; threatening of banning me if I fix it again. I’ve raised this matter in this section to raise awareness of this error. As you can tell, I’m very serious about grammatical, typographical and capitalization errors.— InklingPRO Error (pro talk) 01:49, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

It is an error. Nintendo capitalizes it, and that is ALL we need to know. Please stop this stuff. £|_@|\/|1232S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Lv. 2.png(Talk) 12:10, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Did you realize that Nintendo is a Japanese company, therefore Nintendo is a foreigner to English. Plus, there is no capitalization in the Japanese language, which means Nintendo is new to English capitalization and therefore makes a lot of capitalization errors in their video games.— InklingPRO Error (pro talk) 17:54, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
I know. They are a Japanese company, but there is also a Nintendo of America. They are most definitely English. In the past, (30 years ago) this argument would have been valid, as they had a lot of translation errors, but no longer. Also, the official English Splatoon website capitalizes it, and that should be the final word. £|_@|\/|1232S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Lv. 2.png(Talk) 18:39, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Nintendo of America also has Japanese staff— InklingPRO Error (pro talk) 02:18, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
What's your point here, that if you're Japanese you can't know English? Nintendo isn't "new" to English, and Nintendo Treehouse is an entire division dedicated to localization. We follow what NoA does in terms of capitalization and naming. ~SuperHamster Talk 08:38, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
My point is, that Nintendo is new to English capitalization because Nintendo capitalizes words that shouldn’t be capitalized. For example, Nintendo capitalizes the word inkling even though it shouldn’t. Just like the word “human” isn’t capitalized, the word “inkling” isn’t either.— InklingPRO Error (pro talk) 01:29, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Inkling & Octoling anatomy.

I thought of this a while back, in one of Off the Hook's Musselforge quotes; where Pearl says a membership there costs "an arm and a leg" (hyperbole for expensive), then Marina says the arm and leg can be "jacked" (meaning severed). This probably means both Inklings and Octolings can regenerate lost limbs, just like real squid and octopi. Could this be added on both their pages? P.J. GT (talk) 00:47, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

In that quote, "jacked" means having big muscles (Oxford English Dictionary). Heddy (talk) 04:12, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Ops... P.J. GT (talk) 18:45, 26 September 2020 (UTC)