The Rampaging Octowhirl!

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The Rampaging Octowhirl!
Roll with the Punches...
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Number B3
Area 3
Sheldon's Request
Items 1 blueprint scroll
Music Octoweaponry
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This article is about the mission. For the character of the same name, see Octowhirl.

The Rampaging Octowhirl! is the third boss mission in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley.

Octo Valley

To unlock The Rampaging Octowhirl!, the player must complete all six missions of Area 3. The Boss Kettle is located in the center tower, but the player must ink up the walls on the side, swim up to the grated platforms, and climb carefully to the top to reach it. Be warned that there are walls to climb up from grates, and turning to a squid too early could lead the player to drop back down to the ground.

Boss appearance

The Octowhirl appears to be a giant metal spinning-top clam with spikes, purple eyes, and a protruding red tentacle. Its lower half glows in a spotted pattern when enraged. The eyes are shielded by a transparent shell and blink similarly to a malfunctioning lightbulb. Purple ink pours from the center of the Octowhirl as it spins. The underside of the Octowhirl is adorned with a large spike which it balances upon and can be retracted within the shell.


Phase 1


The Octowhirl spins around to the edge of the arena like a spinning top. Once it sees Agent 3, it immediately tilts onto its side and rolls towards the player at high speed, attempting to squash them. The player must create a large pool of ink so that the Octowhirl, when it charges, sinks into it, exposing the tentacle inside it. When sufficiently coated, the Octowhirl should suddenly drop downwards, and the tentacle pops up in the center, but if the player misses, they can be steamrolled as the boss restarts its attack cycle.

Phase 2

In the second phase, the Octowhirl activates the arena floor, making the two outer sections rotate in opposing directions. The floor can either be inked entirely or the player can lure the boss into their path after shooting ink further to the side to match the rotation of the tiles.

Phase 3

In the final phase, the Octowhirl removes a large amount of the floor tiles, exposing a few uninkable glass surfaces, significantly reducing the available space for ink. The player should follow the path of the central platform and walk backwards, inking up to the edge as the Octowhirl will likely only sink in a pool of ink that is larger than it. After destroying the tentacle for the third time, the Octowhirl explodes, revealing a blueprint and the Zapfish.


  • The Octowhirl is based on a mixture of a giant clam and a spinning top or dreidel.
  • Submerging the Octowhirl in ink is done in a similar way to Octoballs, the only difference being the amount of ink needed.
  • There is a glitch where the Octowhirl's tentacle will remain outside of its shell.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese コロがる ハマる
Korogaru Hamaru
Rolling and Addicting
Octopus-Pot Ball
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) La chute
de Tentaculbute
The fall
of the Tentaculbute
FlagGermany.svg German Oktovolver dreht durch Octovolver goes through
FlagItaly.svg Italian Bivalvus il subacqueo:
la minaccia rotolante!
Bivalvus the underwater:
the rolling menace!
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) ¡El mortífero Trompobot! The Lethal Spinbot!
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Baño de tinta en la
guarida del Octorbellino
Ink bath in the
Octowhirl's den