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!.
#15: Octoling Assault (Octo Canyon)
Octo Canyon missions
#16: Secret Bowling Alley

The Octostomp Returns
˜ Lips for Days ˜
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Number B3
Area 3
Sheldon's Request S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualies.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 do 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.

Or you could just drop of the main stage onto a road as the Octostomp can’t reach you there. Then Paint up it for the first phase, and for the second and third phases wait till it gets up to damage the buckle and the paint up it again. You should probably only do this if you are having trouble with the normal way to do the fight. It also takes a long time if you do it this way.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced



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Marie's 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!
Splatling attack! Dodge-roll!
Nice work! You can ink his body now!
If the sides are no good, dodge backward!
That's 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!

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 ???'s Quotes

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


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Marie's Quotes

  • "Wacht, ik ken die jongen. Het is de Octostamper!"
    (Wait, I know that boy. It is the Octostomp!)
  • "Het lijkt erop dat hij terug is voor een tweede ronde, agent 4."
    (It looks like he is back for a second round, Agent 4.)
  • "Doe een duikrol met B terwijl je schiet en rent!"
    (Do a dodge roll with B while you shoot and run!)
  • "Je moet boven op hem zien te komen."
    (You have to somehow get on top of him.)
  • "Die Octarianen weten ook telkens weer iets nieuws te verzinnen."
    (Those Octarians know how to come up with something new again and again.)
  • "Wijk uit wanneer hij je probeert te pletten!"
    (Dodge when he tries to flatten you!)
  • "Denkt hij dat hij er cool uitziet met dat ding op zijn neus? Ik snap het niet."
    (Does he think he looks cool with that thing on his nose? I do not get it.)
  • "Hij opent het vuur! Duikrol!"
    (He opens fire! Dodge roll!)
  • "Het werkt! Probeer nu zijn lichaam met inkt te bedekken."
    (It works! Now try to cover his body with ink.)
  • "Da's niet eerlijk! Als hij zijn gezicht kan verdrievoudigen, wil ik agent 4 verdrievoudigen!"
    (That's not fair! If he can triple his face, I want to triple Agent 4!)
  • "Als je niet naar de zijkant kunt duiken, ga dan naar achter!"
    (If you can't dive to the side, then go backwards!)
  • "Zo doe je dat! Verf nu zijn lichaam!"
    (That's how you do that! Now paint his body!)
After defeating the boss for the first time:
  • "Agent 4, ik wil je nogmaals bedanken voor alles wat je tot nu toe hebt gedaan."
    (Agent 4, I want to thank you again for everything you have done so far.)
  • "Nu lijkt het me tijd om te vertellen over de andere reden waarom ik je gevraagd heb hier te komen."
    (Now it seems time to tell about the other reason why I asked you to come here.)
  • "Bij onze eerste ontmoeting vertelde ik je dat ik op zoek was naar de Megavoltvis."
    (At our first meeting I told you that I was looking for the Great Zapfish.)
  • "Maar dat is niet het hele verhaal..."
    (But that is not the whole story...)
  • "Het zit zo... Ik ben eigenlijk op zoek naar mijn nicht, Callie. Ze is op dezelfde dag verdwenen als de Megavoltvis!"
    (It is like this... I am actually looking for my cousin, Callie. She disappeared on the same day as the Great Zapfish!)
  • "Huh...? Dat wist je al?! Wàààt?! Oké, goed dan..."
    (Huh...? You already knew?! Whaaat?! Okay, well then...)
  • "Oké, het zit dus zo... Ik ben agent 2 van de nieuwe Kraakcommando's en Callie is agent 1."
    (Okay, so it is like this... I am Agent 2 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon and Callie is Agent 1.)
  • "Er is ook nog een agent 3 die op het moment op pad is met onze opa, Kaptein Kraak. Die blijven voorlopig nog een tijd weg."
    (There is also an Agent 3 who is currently on the road with our grandfather, Cap'n Cuttlefish. They will be gone for some time to come.)
  • "Ik was aangesteld als inval-Kaptein om Inkopolis te beschermen, maar toen verdween Callie... En de Megavoltvis..."
    (I was assigned as substitute-Cap'n to protect Inkopolis, but then Callie disappeared... And the Great Zapfish... )
  • "Het spijt me dat ik dit niet eerder verteld heb... Maar dankzij jou, agent 4, hebben we al heel veel bereikt."
    (I am sorry I have not told you this sooner... But thanks to you, Agent 4, we have accomplished very much already.)
  • "Als we doorgaan met zoeken, weet ik zeker dat we Callie zullen vinden! Dus zou je me nog een tijdje kunnen helpen?"
    (If we continue with searching, I am sure that we will find Callie! So could you help me out for yet another while?)
  • "WAT! Loopt iemand nou weer de ontvangst te verstoren? Je zult ons niet tegenhouden! Agent 4 laat niet met zich sprotten!"
    (WHAT! Is someone disturbing the reception yet again? You will not stop us! Agent 4 is not to be trifled with!)
    NOTE: 'sprotten' comes from 'sprot' (“sprat”: a small herringlike fish) and 'spotten' (“to mock, to deride”).
After the transmission:
  • "Agent 4... Callie en de Megavoltvis moeten ergens verderop zijn..."
    (Agent 4... Callie and the Great Zapfish must be somewhere further on...)

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Krabbert's Quotes

Order van Krabbert:
  • "Gebruik dit wapen maar snel, dan kan ik de gegevens ervan analyseren!"
    (Use this weapon quickly, then I can analyze the data of it!)
Mission quotes:
  • "Ja! Maar heeft agent 3 niet al jaren geleden met hem afgerekend?"
    (Yes! But hasn't Agent 3 dealt with him years ago?)
  • "Onvoorstelbaar... Zijn bepantsering is volledig inktwerend!"
    (Unpredictable... His armor is fully ink-repellent!)

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 ???'s Quotes

  • "Ga... rug... GA TERUG!"
    (Go... ck... GO BACK!)


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Oli's Quotes

  • "Les ingénieurs des Octariens sont pas manchots, il faut leur laisser ça."
    (The Octarians' engineers aren't stupid, gotta praise them for that.)
  • "Ça marche ! Encre-le sur les côtés, maintenant !"
    (It works! Ink him on the sides, now!)
  • "Il est trois fois plus moche, comme ça ! Gare au triple coup de boule, quand même..."
    (He's thrice as ugly like that! Watch out for the triple headbutt, though...)

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Cartouche's Quotes

  • "Une armure anti-encre ! C'est pas du zeu !"
    (Ink-proof armor! That's not fair!)



  • 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.
  • During the last phase after breaking Octostomp's coat, Marie says "That's it! Ink him up!" This may be a reference to Ink Me Up, a song by the Squid Sisters.

Names in other languages

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

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese みなぎる くちびる #

Minagiru Kuchibiru #
Strenuous Lips:
Octopus Pot Box
Netherlands Dutch Kijk niet zo bedrukt, Octostamper is terug Don't look so depressed, Octostamper is back
France French (NOE) Retour aux affaires pour Tentacube le vénère Back to business for the pissed Octostamper
Germany German Oktopresser wieder am Drücker Octostomp in charge again[note 1]
Italy Italian Tentacubus alla riscossa! Tentacubus to the rescue!
Russia Russian Раскатать губищи
«Осьмокубище 2.0»

Raskatat' gubishchi
«Os'mokubishche 2.0»
Roll your lips
«Octostomp 2.0»
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Los labios de la perdición
˜El Sellobot˜
The lips of doom
˜The Stampbot˜
Spain Spanish (NOE) El temible beso del Tentacubo The fearsome kiss of Tentacube

Translation notes

  1. pun on "drücken" (to press)