The Octostomp Returns

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This article is about the mission. For the character by the same name, see Octostomp. For the mission in Splatoon, see The Mighty Octostomp!.
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Octo Canyon missions
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The Octostomp Returns
˜ Lips for Days ˜
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Number B3
Area 3
Sheldon's Request S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualies Lv. 2.png Hero Dualies
Items 1 Sardinium
Music Octarmaments
amiibo challenges
— Intro to the Octostomp boss fight.

The Octostomp Returns is the third boss mission in Splatoon 2's single-player mode, Octo Canyon.

Octo Canyon

The Boss Kettle for this mission can be found in the back of the Beaker's Lookout. To reach it, use a Grapellink in the back of the area to get to a Ride Rail. The ride rail will loop around the platform with the Kettle. Hit either of 2 Grapellinks to reach the kettle.

Boss Appearance

The Octostomp has not changed that much since the last game, however it does have some new tricks up its sleeves. The Octostomp will slide at the player before "stomping" and does not lose panels unlike the battle in Splatoon. During the 2nd phase, the Octostomp will wear a coat made of ink-proof material, much like the inside of a Hot/Cold shopping bag. The coat has a design of a penguin on the back, and holding it onto the boss is a large plastic buckle, which the player will need to shoot first before they can climb up. The Octostomp also is hiding an Octotrooper inside the top of the coat, complete with a Splatling gun. During the 3rd phase of the fight, the Octostomp gains another coat similar to the first one, but this one has two zippers at the sides, allowing its 2 extra faces to be revealed. At the back of the boss is the hole where the tentacle is resting, which the player will need to shoot in order to defeat the boss.


You need to climb to the top of it after when the boss faceplants itself. That is where the tentacle is located.

Phase 1

The Octostomp without its coat

The Octostomp will run up to you and try to face plant itself on you, exactly as it did in The Mighty Octostomp!. You can climb up it once its on the ground, but it won't stay like that forever. The boss can also to a sliding charge attack. After the charge, the Octostomp will do its face plant.

Phase 2

The Neo Octostomp
And I brought this sweet new coat!
Neo Octostomp
— intro to phase two, the Neo Octostomp.

The boss is now covered in armor that makes it un-inkable. To get rid of the armor, you must attack the black buckle holding the armor together. Its located on the Octostomp's face. If the boss still has its armor, it can do a attack where it fires a Splatling at you. It will use all of its attack methods from phase 1.

Phase 3

The Neo Octostomp with three faces

The boss regenerates its armor, and now it has two extra faces. These faces will make the Octostomp's sliding charge and face plant over a much wider area than before. The rush of air pushes the extra faces up during the slide attack which, by submerging yourself in ink, you can avoid. Destroying the armor will also get rid of the faces. It uses all attack methods from the previous phases.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


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Marie Quotes

During the fight:
Wait, I know this guy! It's Octostomp!
I guess he's back for more. You've got this, Agent 4
Gotta hand it to those Octarians. They sure do know how to go big.
Dodge to the side when he tries to face-stomp you!
Nice work! You can ink his body now!
If the sides are no good, dodge backward!
That it! Ink him up!
After defeating the boss:
Agent 4, I want to thank you again for all you've done so far.
I think it's time I told you about my other purpose in asking for your help...
When we met, I told you I was searching for the Great Zapfish.
But I'm afraid that's not the whole story.
You see... Even more than the Great Zapfish, I want to find my cousin Callie. She vanished on the same day as the Great Zapfish!
...Wait. You already knew?! Phew. Cool.
...So anyway. I'm Agent 2 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon, and Callie is Agent 1.
Then there's Agent 3, who's currently out with our grandpa, Cap'n Cuttlefish. They won't be back for a while...
I was supposed to be protecting Inkopolis while the Cap'n was away, but then... Callie... The Great Zapfish...
Sorry I didn't tell you sooner... We'd be totally sunk without you, Agent 4.
I know we'll find Callie if we keep looking! Think you can see this thing through?
Huh? Who's there? If you get in our way, Agent 4 will mess you up!

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Sheldon's Level Quotes

Octostomp? But didn't Agent 3 take him down years ago?
Unthinkable… His armor is completely uninkable!

???'s Quotes

Interrupting Marie's call:
Lea... No... LEAVE NOW!



  • The Octostomp is the only boss to have two introductions, its second being in Phase 2 where it is renamed the Neo Octostomp.
  • Octostomp can be defeated in less than two minutes using a level 3 Hero Shot.

Names in other languages

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Add/complete French (NoA and NoE) and Italian translations edit

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese みなぎる くちびる #
Minagiru Kuchibiru #
Strenuous Lips:
Octopus Pot Box
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Kijk niet zo bedrukt, Octostamper is terug Don't look so depressed, Octostamper is back
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Retour aux affaires pour Tentacube le vénère
FlagGermany.svg German Oktopresser wieder am Drücker Octostomp in charge again[note 1]
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tentacubus alla riscossa! Tentacubus to the rescue!
FlagRussia.svg Russian Раскатать губищи
«Осьмокубище 2.0»
Raskatat' gubishchi
«Os'mokubishche 2.0»
Roll your lips
«Octostomp 2.0»
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Los labios de la perdición
˜El Sellobot˜
The lips of doom
˜The Stampbot˜
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) El temible beso del Tentacubo The fearsome kiss of Tentacube

Translation notes

  1. pun on "drücken" (to press)